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Education Office holds annual education fair

Airmen from Scott Air Force Base were given the chance to compare degrees, classes, and other educational opportunities offered to assist military members in advancing their education, Aug. 16, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The fair featured military friendly schools from all over the Illinois and Missouri area as well as online universities.

Airmen from Scott Air Force Base were given the chance to compare degrees, classes, and other educational opportunities offered to assist military members in advancing their education, Aug. 16, 2018 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The fair featured military friendly schools from all over the Illinois and Missouri area as well as online universities.

The 375th Force Support Squadron hosted an Education Fair on Aug 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Event Center at Scott AFB, Ill. The Education Fair was held to give service members and their families a chance to compare educational opportunities provided by military friendly schools and academic support agencies.

The 375th Force Support Squadron hosted an Education Fair on Aug 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Event Center at Scott AFB, Ill. The Education Fair was held to give service members and their families a chance to compare educational opportunities provided by military friendly schools and academic support agencies.

Master Sgt. Scott Baker, 18th Air Force, talks to a representative from Saint Louis University at the Education Fair on Aug. 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Events Center on Scott AFB, Ill. Representatives from over 40 Colleges, universities, and education support agencies attended the fair to give participants an opportunity to compare educational opportunities.

Master Sgt. Scott Baker, 18th Air Force, talks to a representative from Saint Louis University at the Education Fair on Aug. 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Events Center on Scott AFB, Ill. Representatives from over 40 Colleges, universities, and education support agencies attended the fair to give participants an opportunity to compare educational opportunities.

Over 40 colleges, universities, and education support agencies attended the Education Fair on Aug 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Events Center on Scott AFB, Ill. The Education Fair was held to give individuals the chance meet with school liaisons to help them make informed decisions.

Over 40 colleges, universities, and education support agencies attended the Education Fair on Aug 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base Events Center on Scott AFB, Ill. The Education Fair was held to give individuals the chance meet with school liaisons to help them make informed decisions.

Senior Airman Aisha Rodriguez, 932nd Logistics Readiness Flight, fills out a contact sheet provided by one of the booths at the Education Fair, Aug. 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base on Scott AFB, Ill. The 375th Force Support Squadron held an education fair to give service members an opportunity to compare degree programs, admissions requirements, delivery formats, student services, and costs to select a program that best meets their unique circumstances.

Senior Airman Aisha Rodriguez, 932nd Logistics Readiness Flight, fills out a contact sheet provided by one of the booths at the Education Fair, Aug. 16, 2018 at the Scott Air Force Base on Scott AFB, Ill. The 375th Force Support Squadron held an education fair to give service members an opportunity to compare degree programs, admissions requirements, delivery formats, student services, and costs to select a program that best meets their unique circumstances.

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The 375th Force Support Squadron Education Office hosted an education fair Aug. 16, 2018, at the Scott Event Center.

The theme for the fair was “Learning today… leading tomorrow.”

“The fair gives us an opportunity to centralize all the information from the local schools and from schools a little further out,” said Tammy Gause, 375th FSS education manager. “It gives Airmen from Scott the opportunity to come in and get information on the school they’d like to pick, and that’s a very big decision.”

To help Airmen choose a school, 58 schools sent representatives to the fair. Representatives from the Airman & Family Readiness Center, the Education Office, Veteran Affairs, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and other agencies also participated.

This year was the first time the event was held in the Scott Event Center, and the expanded venue saw a much larger turnout for the event.

“Last year we had 42 schools, and we had the fair in our building, building 1650, which is much smaller, so we couldn’t handle a large capacity of guests,” said Gause. “We moved to the event center because so many people have inquired about different schools, so we wanted to incorporate as many as possible.”

Gause explained that before the fair started the Education Office projected a turnout of 50 people an hour, but more than double that actually attended.

For Airmen the fair is an opportunity to connect with school liaisons to better help them make informed decisions.

“We’re coming out to the fair to get educational opportunities that we wouldn’t be able to get just doing our own personal research,” said Senior Airman Jon Jordan, 375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician. “They have a cluster of schools here, really good schools, so we’ll be able to get advice and knowledge of their installation all in one place.”

Education is important for everyone on Scott AFB explained Gause.

“In this day in age, education is an important part of life,” said Gause. “Whether, you are a civilian or active duty, the need for education is definitely evident in today’s society.”

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