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eBenefits. 

 

Ensure you set up your eBenefits account online at eBenefits.gov

 

eBenefits is a great asset to use while you are transitioning. Some of the services provided:

  • Free premium account

  • Secure environment where you can safely access your personal information and perform self-service tasks

  • Monitor VA Claims

  • Employment resources

  • Personalized dashboard you can customize to suit preferences

  • Access the National Resource Directory, enables you to find links to resource based on subjects that interest you

CCAF DEGREE

Did you know you may be eligible to complete your Community College of the Air Force degree even after you have been medically retired?

 

Air Force combat-related wounded warriors wishing to continue their Community College of the Air Force education can now do so after separating or retiring thanks to provisions in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

 

This legislative change supports the secretary of the Air Force's priority to ensure combat-related wounded warriors receive the services and support they need throughout the recovery process and provides a transition into additional educational opportunities through the GI Bill or Veteran's Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation program.

 

To be eligible, wounded warriors must have been enrolled in a CCAF degree program at the time of separation or retirement; must have been awarded a 9W-series Reporting Identifier for combat-related injuries or illnesses as reflected in the military personal system; and have 10 years from their separation or retirement date or from Dec. 30, 2011 if separated/retired between Sept. 12, 2001 and Dec. 30, 2011 to complete degree requirements.

 

"The recent legislative changes expanding CCAF program eligibility to our wounded warriors opens opportunities that would have otherwise been closed -- this is great news! " said Chief Master Sgt. James E. Pepin, the college's vice commandant. "CCAF degree participation by our separated or retired wounded warriors enables those individuals, who sacrificed so much for our country, the chance to complete the associate in applied science degree program they were enrolled in during their active service."

 

Students who do not hold a 9W-series RI, but believe they qualify for combat-related wounded warrior status should contact the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program office via email at: wounded.warrior@us.af.mil or call 1-800-581-9437. Program officials will determine status, effective date of status, if applicable, and update the appropriate personnel data/records.

 

Former Airmen with the 9W-series RI and who meet eligibility requirements may contact their local Air Force education office for more information, or email or call CCAF directly at registrar.ccaf@us.af.mil or 334-649-5093.

 

For more information about Air Force personnel programs, visit the Air Force’s Personnel Center website.

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 

Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP)

 

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)

Community College of the Air Force Transcripts

AIR UNIVERSITY

 

Ordering Options

 

CCAF provides several options for ordering your official transcript as detailed below. Note we do not have the ability to send transcripts electronically at this time. All official transcripts are hard copy.

 

Option 1: Free online order from CCAF (NOTE: ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE ACCESSING FROM A .MIL NETWORK)

 

You may order an official transcript, printed and mailed to the address of your choice, using CCAF's transcript order form. Keep this processing time in mind if you have a deadline for enrollment, registration, job application, etc. If you are on a deadline you may consider paying for delivery via FedEx using the Credentials Solutions option.

 

 - Log into the AF Portal and further to AFVEC (Air Force Virtual Education Center) -->

          -- Under Self Service click "CCAF View Progress Report"

          -- In the "Transcripts" drop down click "Order a Transcript"

 

Option 2: Free written request to CCAF 

 

Written requests are processed in the order they are received. A written request is typically processed 10-15 days after we receive it.  Please use the CCAF Transcript Ordering Form (link below); ensure you fill out all of the fields and sign with your physical signature. Digital signatures are not sufficient, nor do we accept requests via email. Incomplete or illegible requests will not be processed.  Mail in Transcript Request Form

 

Option 3: First Class Mail and Overnight order through Credentials Solutions

 

This third party company handles our online ordering. You can order through their site at any time and can select delivery via first class mail or Federal Express service. The first class mail option starts at $2.25 and FedEx at $22.25. Tracking numbers are only offered when using the FedEx service.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: These fees are not covered by the Air Force.

 

Once your order is approved through Credentials, it is transmitted to CCAF electronically. Our staff will print and mail your transcripts. If you are experiencing issues after your order is approved through Credentials, please contact us directly at the numbers listed below.

 

If you need to include an attachment with your transcript (NursingCAS, SOPHAS, CASPA, AMCAS, LSAC, etc.); you will be asked to fax the attachment to our office after approval of your order through Credentials.   Order from Credentials Solutions

 

Option 4: View unofficial transcript

 

To view an unofficial transcript (available for Active Duty/Guard/Reserve only):

1. Access the Air Force Virtual Education Center through the Air Force Portal

2. Under the Self Service section select CCAF View Progress Report

3. In the Student Tools banner select "View My Unofficial Transcript"

 **Must be accessed from military network to view

 

Sending a civilian transcript to CCAF

CCAF accepts electronic transcripts sent directly from schools that subscribe to an electronic transcript delivery network. CCAF will not accept transcripts marked "Issued to Student" or faxed/ unofficial copies. Additionally, transcripts are NOT acceptable from students, counselors, recruiters, or any other third party. 

 

CCAF also accepts paper transcripts from schools.  CCAF will not accept paper transcripts marked "Issued to Student" or faxed/ unofficial copies. Paper transcripts should be mailed by the schools to the following address:

 

CCAF/DESS

100 South Turner Boulevard

Maxwell AFB, Gunter-Annex, AL  36114-3011

 

Questions regarding the above procedures can be directed to CCAF Student Services at 334-649-5066 or DSN 749-5066.

Additional Resources

Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC): https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crsc.html

-Eligibility

-Retroactive Pay

 

Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP):  https://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/crdp.html

 

Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI): https://www.ssa.gov/disability/

CCAF Degrees for Combat AFW2: http://www.afpc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/422164/retired-separated-wounded-warriors-can-still-pursue-ccaf-degrees/

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Anyone can refer an active-duty Airman into the AFW2 program; download the worksheet by clicking the button below and submit the finalized form via email.

  

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