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USCG AirSta/SFO
Ediz Hook Road
Port Angeles, WA
98362-0159
Air Station Port Angeles PatchAir Station/Sector Field Office Logo

Air Station / Sector Field Office (SFO)      Port Angeles, WA

Ediz Hook Road
Port Angeles, WA  98362-0159

Education Services Office

Contact Information:
 
Larry Vellucci
Education Services
US Coast Guard Airstation/SFO
Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-417-5811 
Lawrence.m.vellucci@uscg.mil
 
The following services are offered at the ESO office Port Angeles.
 
Tuition Assistance (TA)
In order to receive TA, members must have a current CG Assessment completed, receive approval from their respective command, and fill out a Blank TA Request. All the required forms will be emailed to you upon request. Just contact the ESO for details.
 
Assessments and CG Transcripts
Members may request assessments of Coast Guard service for college credit. The Application for Voluntary Education Services form is available from the ESO upon request.
 
End-of-Course/RATS Tests
End-of-Course Tests (EOCTs) and Rating Advancement Tests (RATS) are administered in the Learning Center at the Education Office. Examinees must log in with their CACC card for the online exams. Unofficial scores are available within minutes of completing a test. Official scores are documented in Direct Access within two days of testing. All study materials are available online at the Learning Portal under the Enlisted Advancement link.
 
ASVAB/AFCT
Personnel desiring to retake the ASVAB/AFCT should contact the ESO for counseling. ASVAB/AFCT testing and study guides are available in the Education Office.
 
Degree Planning
The ESO has numerous resources to help you select a college or university to meet your needs. Choosing a major and beginning a degree plan can all be accomplished at the learning center.
 
CLEP and DSST Exams
These exams are free to active duty members, reservists, and spouses and are administered at Vincennes University Office in Bremerton.
 
SAT and ACT Tests
All active duty and reserve personnel are eligible to take SAT and ACT entrance
exams. Exams must be ordered through the Education Office. SAT exams are
not available between 30 June and 1 October annually. Requests for these tests
should be made at least four weeks in advance of the testing session.
 
Grants, Loans, and Scholarships
There are several programs available for members and their families. These include the CG Foundation Grant, the Vander Putten Grant, Cast Guard Mutual Assistance Loans, and various private scholarships. The Learning Center is your one stop resource for all of these programs.
 
GI Bill
GI Bill program information may be found at www.gibill.va.gov. Find
details about eligibility, usage guidelines, and payments (tuition/fees, housing,
and stipends). For help in deciding which program is right for you, or to activate your benefits, contact the ESO for a counseling appointment.
 
The Post 9/11 program is transferrable to dependents; however certain conditions and service obligations apply.
Call the ESO at 360-417-5811 for details.
 
Career and Transitional Planning
The ESO has many resources to help you plan for a career if you decide to transition out of the service. These include resume writing, financial planning, job searches, and benefit information. Be sure to contact the ESO before your discharge date to take advantage of this helpful information.
 
HELPFUL LINKS
 
GI Bill Websites
Blank Tuition Assistance Form
CG Assessment Form
TA Command Approval Form
Coast Guard Institute http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/
Dantes website http://www.dantes.doded.mil/

 

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