Graduation Time

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  • By 2nd Lt. Anthony J. Lesterson
  • 127th Wing Public Affairs
The 127th Wing honored 12 graduates with Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Degree May 3, at Selfridge in the Dining Facility. 

The CCAF program is an accredited program which started in 1978 to provide Airmen the opportunity to achieve a degree by incorporating on the job training with previously earned college credits. This allows the flexibility to achieve an associate's degree in science while meeting their military obligations in the Air Force. 

The CCAF offers Airmen degree completion programs in each career field allowing for advancement related to their military careers, often providing Airmen significant benefits to use out in the civilian world. Chief Master Sgt. Karen McClanahan, 127th Medical Group Manager of Health Services Administration, was the guest speaker for today's graduation. 

"It is known that we have a more educated military than ever and that is due to the dedication of Airmen like you," said McClanahan. 

Every year in May the 127th Wing's education office holds a ceremony to honor those who have completed their CCAF degree and here are the most recent graduates:

SSgt. Kelly Adkins, 107th FS
SSgt. Martez Banks, 127 LRS
SSgt. Sarah Brunsman, 127 WG
SSgt. Reginald Clayton, 127MXS
SSgt. Paul Francart, 127 WG
SSgt. Jaimie Gardner, 127 WG
SSgt. Kevin Herron, 127 MSF
TSgt. Douglas Hill, 191 MXS
MSgt. Roderick Lelental, 127 MOF
SMSgt. Hector Martinez, 171AS
TSgt. Graig Mottl, 127 AMXS
TSgt. Aaron Williamson, 127 MXS

The Air Force Portal provides an avenue for every Airman to monitor their progress towards a CCAF degree. For access to college credits acquired and needed to achieve a CCAF degree log on to the Air Force Portal 'Force Development Link', which is located under 'Air Force Links', and select 'Self Service Options', and then 'My CCAF Progress Report.' 

The CCAF Progress Report will present CCAF transcripts in a matter of moments for each Airman to view. Many Airman are not aware of the many college credots that they possess, which will lead them onto CCAF degree completion; also many credits will be accepted at other educational instillations. The GI Bill offers several benefits to help obtain the remaining courses needed to complete the CCAF degree. Information on the benefits being offered is at www.gibill.va.gov.