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tabEducation and Career 
DANTES subject standardized test for speech 
DANTES is now available as an internet based test. Services offered for active duty and reservists only. For more information, call 884-6724.

CCAF degree
You may complete your degree by taking college courses or CLEP/DANTES exams. For more information, contact the education office 884-6724.

Money for CCAF graduates
Community College of the Air Force students graduating this year may apply for a one-time grant of $500. The Air Force Association's Pitsenbarger award is given to select, top enlisted Airmen pursuing a bachelor's degree. To apply, download the application or call 884-6724.

CCAF Information
If you have met all of your CCAF requirements have your school send your transcript to CCAF/DESS, 100 South Turner Blvd., Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL 36114-3011. For more information, contact the Education Office at 884-6724. 

Health Professions Scholarship Program is looking for Physician Assistants
The Health Professions Scholarship Program is accepting applications for active duty officers and cadets accepted into accredited Master of Physician Assistant Programs, beginning Oct. 1, 2011 through Mar. 25, 2012. Interested applicants may visit the AFPC/DPAMW website for details or email afpc.dpamw@us.af.mil or call 210-565-2775 or DSN 665-2775.

FAA exam
Active duty, retirees and DOD civilians that have FAA FORM 8610-2 may schedule the FAA aviation mechanic airframe, aviation mechanic general or aviation mechanic powerplant tests at the education office. For more information, call 884-6724.

Test dates and times for AFOQT and AFCT
The Air Force Officer Qualifying test and the Armed Forces Classification test are given twice a month. Testing is conducted in room 148 inside the MPS building. To schedule your exam, contact Pat Endres 884-5400.

Free online academic skills course
Petersons free online course is designed for individuals who want to build their math and verbal skills. It's open to active duty, civil service employees and their families. For more information visit DANTES or Military OneSource or contact education services at 884-6724.

Basic officer training commissioning program
The Air Force basic officer training commissioning program  is open to enlisted members desiring to become an Air Force officer. For more information, contact the education office at 884-6724.

AWC and ACSC examination process
Air War College and Air Command and Staff students must order their examinations online before scheduling a test with the education center. For more information, call 884-6724 or refer to the student handbook.

Air Force Student Intern Program
This program is geared towards college students or recent graduates and provides a broad exposure to military child development centers, school age programs, youth programs and other MWR activities. Click here for more information, or call Donna Love 884-1995.

ERAU registration for online courses
ERAU offers Associate and Bachelor degrees in Professional Aeronautics and Technical Management as well as the Master of Aeronautical Science degree. Click here to view schedules or for more information, call 581-2106.

Physician Assistant Training Program application information
The program is open to enlisted Air Force members. For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, call 884-4705 or click here.

Manpower and Organization needs people
The Air Force Manpower and Organization Function is seeking qualified enlisted personnel to retrain into the Manpower career field, AFSC 3S3X1. Personnel possessing a good mathematical background and who are in a balanced or overage AFSC, in grades E-5 through E-6 with 4 to 15 years of service, are prime candidates. If interested please contact TSgt Martin Rossow at 884-7323.

Get plugged in
Visit myhurlburt.com or subscribers may reply to svsmarlin@hurlburt.af.mil  with their email address to receive weekly information about events happening on Hurlburt. 
tabFinance  
Finance customer service hours
Hours of operation
M,W and F: 8 a.m. to12 p.m.
T and TR: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Appointments taken daily: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

To request an appointment or inquire about pay, customers may contact the 1st SOCPTS via email. A drop box is also located next to the self-help kiosk in the customer service lobby for travel vouchers and other military pay documents. .

Military members may email the following addresses for assistance:
- Military Pay questions
- TDY related questions
- PCS, Retirement, and Separation questions

For additional information, visit the comptroller page on AFSOC web apps or call 884-4110

Concerned about your credit score?
The financial counselors at the Airman & Family Readiness center have the ability to check your credit score for free. For a financial assessment and score evaluation set up an appointment with Tom Snyder 884-6800.

Submit travel vouchers online
Submit non-site coded travel vouchers via eFinance on any CAC-enabled computer. For additional assistance, email TDY.questions@ hurlburt.af.mil.

Save a trip to finance
For 1,000 FAQs, PCS, retirement calculators and more, visit the Virtual Finance homepage.

Finance retirement and separation briefings
Briefings are held every Monday at 8:30 a.m. in the MEO conference room (Wing Building, 2nd Floor). Attendance is recommended no earlier than 30 days prior to retirement/separation or permissive/terminal leave start date. Please bring your retirement/separation order, FL71 (MPF issued form), and any approved permissive/terminal leave forms. For questions email.
tabBase Services  
Massage therapy
Sometimes the best way to relax from the rigors of Air Force life is to take time to play quietly with a nice therapeutic massage! Available by appointment daily, from 6 am - 6 pm. Check out the details here.

Movie night at the landing zone
Every Friday. E1 - 4 and guests only. For more information, call 884 - 5080.

Stroller strides class
New evening classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Taking sign-ups now. Youth Programs - 884-6355

Spouses of deployed members:
The readiness program provides information and resources to assist members and their families for deployments, remote assignments and for natural disasters. Families can stay connected with the hearts apart morale program offering free telephone calls, e-mails and video teleconferencing to help spouses of deployed members cope with deployment issues. Click here to learn more about this program or contact A&FRC at 884-5441.

Heart link
Are you a new spouse to the Air Force? Ever had ANY questions or concerns about military life? Then we have the perfect one day (8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) seminar for you - Heart Link! Lunch is provided. Ask us about child care. Call 884-5441 to sign up; limited spaces.

Thrift shop
The base thrift shop offers a variety of items ranging from antiques and collectibles to clothing and toys. Donations are gladly accepted as well as items to be sold on consignment. All proceeds from the shop go to scholarships and charities in and around Hurlburt Field. The shop is always in need of volunteers to help run the store. For more information, call 884-3098.

Hours of operation:
M-W: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sat: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
tabGeneral Information 
Currently deployed or returned after Dec. 1, 2010? Could you use an extra $500+ of fun money?
Registration is now available at the A&FRC 884-5441 or check out details and verify eligibility for PLAYpass programs. Click here to view eligible PLAYpass programs available on base.

Volunteer Newsletter - Check it out.

FOCUS - are you a member yet?
Discounts, giveaways, prizes, cash. Register now.

Post 9-11 GI bill briefing schedule
Held at the education office on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. and the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. For more information click here.

AFSO 21 - USAREUR driver's license
Members PCSing to Germany within the next six months may take their USAREUR license test before leaving. PCS orders and a valid stateside license are required to take the test. For more information, call 884-6970.

Emergency information update available online
Anyone who has a Florida driver's license or identification card can register or update their emergency contact information online for free. To start the process, log on and enter the license or ID number. 

Commissioning 101 briefing
The Base Education Office holds a Commissioning Briefing on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. For more information, call 884-6724.

CAA briefing
Briefings explaining the military spouse career advancement accounts are held at the education office the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m. and the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.milspouse.org or www.voled.doded.mil or call 884-5441.

DOS briefing
The DOS briefing has permanently moved to the DCC auditorium in Bldg. 90802. Briefings are held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for in-brief and 1 p.m. for out-brief/badge replacement. Bring JPASS paperwork and CAC for in-brief and D-badge or lost letter for out-brief badge replacement. For more information, call 884-4693.

New post-deployment/mobilization respite absence
Personnel may earn administrative absence credit for deploying more than 365 days in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom in a 36 month period. No credit is authorized for deployed service earlier than Jan. 19, 2004. For more information, call 884-4457.

Carpooling
The West Florida Regional Planning Council's Ride On program offers an opportunity for drivers to share their commuting responsibilities to and from base with other drivers. For more information, visit the West Florida Planning Council website or call 1-800-342-5557.
tabAir Force Best Practices  
AFSO21 process improvement project
The 1st Special Operations Wing is looking for process improvement projects and will give a three day pass to all suggestions selected.

The submitted process must:
1. Be within the 1st SOW commander's ability to make a change. Air Force Special Operations Command Headquarters and Air Force level processes are outside 1st SOW's scope.
2. Exhibit one or more of the eight major types of waste: 
  1. The process routinely produces defects
  2. The process produces more than anyone needs
  3. People, paperwork, or parts spend excessive time waiting
  4. The process does more than anyone needs or cares about
  5. Material gets needlessly moved around a lot
  6. The process does not take advantage of an individual's specialized skills or knowledge
  7. People spend excessive amounts of time walking around
  8. The process creates large amounts of inventory that end up sitting for long periods of time
To submit a project idea or for questions, send an email with the project details to Master Sgt. Darrell Underwood, superintendent for the 1st SOW AFSO21.

Quarterly base award program
The Innovative Development through Employee Awareness program is an incentive program that recognizes eligible Air Force employees for creative and innovative ideas that foster improvement, economics, and productivity. Cash awards range from $200 to $10,000. For more information, visit the Air Force Manpower Agency website or call 884-6805.

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