Authorized protective masks must be worn as soon as you leave your vehicle and in the building. Classroom safety protocols will be briefed on DoE 1 by your instructor.
For safety purposes, student arrivals will be staggered according to flight room assignments. Your specific flight and arrival time will be assigned in your ‘Welcome to NCOA’ email. You may only enter the building at your designated timeframe. If you arrive early, please wait in your vehicle until your designated entry time. Once you enter the building, a staff member will direct you to your flight room.
Our address is 6167 Doolittle Ave, JBER, AK 99506.
The uniform for DoE 1 will be Service Dress.
All NCOA material is electronic, so we aren't able to issue paper copies. Bring your own electronic device or work with your unit to borrow one (e.g., laptop, tablet). Devices should be enabled to use public Wi-Fi and Adobe Reader capabilities. For more information on Adobe Reader go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader
You will need to come prepared to class with a laptop, Microsoft Teams account, notebook, pen/pencil, and a pair of headphones.
Each student is required to have a Teams account setup prior to DoE 1, please see your ‘Welcome to NCOA’ email.
You will also need to follow these steps prior to class in order to gain access to our Learning Management System, Canvas:
Log into the AF Portal
Search for AU Portal and enter
On the left hand side click “My Info”
Click “Canvas Info”
Insert any information the system asks, and be sure to use your AF email when prompted
Once completed, there should be a small, red message at the top of the page that says that your Canvas account was successfully created.
Student parking is available directly in front of the building The parking lot on the northwest side of the PME Center is available for overflow parking, with another gravel parking lot bordering Paxton Park to the southeast side of the PME Center. Parking across the street at Vehicle Operations is not permitted. Do not park in any areas otherwise reserved for PME personnel or distinguished visitors.
Rooms for all classes are reserved with lodging prior to the fiscal year and will have a group confirmation number. All TDY students may contact the Director of Education at (907) 552-7086 to get the confirmation number, and do not need to schedule any reservations at billeting. You will have a lodging reservation on base unless told otherwise by the director or other school representative.
Actual room assignments are given closer to the class start date. If you call lodging to confirm your reservation, you may find they do not have you in their system yet. That is because they have not received the final list of students who will be attending from the schoolhouse. Do not make your own reservations unless told to do so by the schoolhouse.