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Dean Welcome Letter
On behalf of the Commandant and all of us at the Air War College, welcome to the AWC Distance Learning program. The curriculum is intended to sharpen your critical thinking skills as well as broaden your perspective and inform your thinking on the countless challenges we continue to face in a resource-constrained environment. I believe you will find this program to be informative, thought-provoking and challenging.

Although we will do our best to provide you the opportunity to learn and think at a higher level, it is incumbent upon you to put forth the effort to make the most of your AWC Distance Learning experience.

What you do for your service or agency and our nation is of vital importance. Therefore, my faculty and I value your feedback as well and look forward to working with you in making this as productive and enlightening as possible. Congratulations and best of luck in the program!

MARK J. CONVERSINO, Ph.D.
Dean
Air War College
Student Support
For the fastest response to requests for assistance, Submit a Ticket under Request Support at www.aueducationsupport.com . You must sign in or create a new account by clicking "Sign In", then log in or select "Create a New Account." You will also find a good list of FAQs on that site that may assist you--select "Air War College (Officer PME Only) Blackboard FAQs" to right side of page. The Air University Student Information System (AUSIS) may be down Wednesdays 0630-0800 CST and Saturdays 1800-2400 CST for scheduled maintenance.
AIR WAR COLLEGE DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES
If you have already established your AU Portal and AUSIS accounts, you should have received information on how to access Blackboard. You may access Blackboard at http://awc.blackboard.com

Please note, if you need to change your Blackboard password, USAF systems may block Blackboard emails sent to an af.mil site, so you will need to contact student support by submitting a ticket at www.aueducationsupport.com . You must sign in or create a new account by clicking "Sign In," then log in or select "Create a New Account."
Important Information
AWC DL Registration and Access to AU Portal and AUSIS from non-AFNET computers:
To access AU Portal and AUSIS, you must use an AFNET computer or a CAC Reader. If you are connecting to AU Portal or AUSIS with a non-AFNET computer follow the instructions at the link provided. Note, to access AU Portal or AUSIS from a non-AFNET computer, you will be accessing the systems through AF Portal. Instructions follow: AU Portal Instructions
Prohibition of Unofficial Study Aids for DL Programs:
This prohibition applies to all manner of study aids, test preparation, and notes that are not specifically provided by the school in either paper or electronic form. Please review the policy letter regarding academic integrity.
Civilian Enrollments:
Enrollments for eligible civilians will be accomplished by AWC Distance Learning (AWC/DL). To enroll in AWC/DL, civilians must have a Bachelor's degree and be a GS-14/15, NSPS Pay Band 3/4, or DR-III/IV. If you meet these requirements, please email Student Support your most recent SF-50 - Grade and Education pages of your Career Brief. (Log into the Air Force Portal and under quick links you will see AFPC Secure Applications. Once opened, go to "CIVILIAN CAREER BRIEF," click Submit, then select EDUCATION.) In addition to submitting the required eligibility documents, create an AU Portal account.
Air Reserve Component Seminar (ARCS):
AWC ARCS is a blended-learning program for Guard and Reserve officers. The program offers an in-resident experience, using the AWC DL curriculum, to those total force officers without the opportunity or time to attend a resident PME program. For more information on the ARCS program, please see the following link AWC ARCS
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