Salutes & Awards

April 19, 2013

CCAF graduation May 9

ccaf
This year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation and Higher Degree Recognition Ceremony at Edwards is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 9 at Club Muroc.

The event will honor the October 2012 and April 2013 classes and will additionally recognize enlisted airmen who have completed their higher level degree from a civilian college.

One of the major goals of the Air Force is to assist Airmen in their professional and personal development. The prime vehicle for achieving this goal is education. CCAF is the largest community college in the world, exclusively for Air Force enlisted members. It was activated in 1972 in order to gain academic recognition for the technical training conducted by Air Force schools. CCAF holds Regional Accreditation through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and grants the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Since 1977, over 2.7 million Airmen have had the opportunity to receive a CCAF degree. In 2012, CCAF awarded a total of 20,148 degrees to 18,949 students. Edwards members earned 130 CCAF degrees this year. This represents 6.7 percent of the Edwards enlisted population, slightly better than the Air Force average. Our enlisted members also earned 29 bachelor degrees or higher from civilian colleges, an all-time high for Edwards and more than double last year’s total.

Dress for the CCAF Graduation Ceremony will be service dress for graduates and participants in the ceremony. For guests, dress is the duty uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs August 28, 2015

Run with History postponed Edwards Air Force Base’s 2nd Annual†Run with History half marathon, 10K and 5K run has been postponed until further notice. For more information, call the Rosburg Fitness Center at 661-275-GYM1 (4961). Mandatory Chief’s Panel The Chief’s Panel (enlisted call) originally scheduled for Aug. 28 has been moved to Oct. 5. The...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane

U.S. Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on va...
 
 

Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash

AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James provides an update with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on current Air Force operations during a press briefing in the Pentagon, ...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Edwards AFB Express drives for value at the pump

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices could dip to below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. As the cost of gas continues to plummet, the Exchange wants ...
 
 
weed-zapper

Air Force, Ohio, based business develop chemical-, herbicide-free weed zapper

Good Neighbor, Inc. photograph by Ben Edwards Anyone with a lawn or a beautiful flower or vegetable garden, has surely wondered about the best method of controlling or eliminating weeds. Using chemicals and herbicides can help,...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>