United States Air Force Education Benefits

SSgt. Taylor Holt, the U.S. Air Force Enlisted Accessions Recruiter at the 314th
Air Force Recruiting Squadron in Scranton
, has announced a program that allows Air Force
training to count as college credit toward an associate degree from the Community College of
the Air Force(CCAF). All active duty Air Force members are automatically enrolled in the
program that provides transferable, accredited college credits upon completion of technical
school, basic military training(BMT), and upgrade training. The CCAF is accredited by the
Southern Commission of Colleges and Schools.

Other education benefits from the Air University include a unique “Associates-to-Baccalaureates”
initiative between the Air Force and civilian higher education institutions, offering baccalaureate
degree opportunities to every Air Force enlisted member.

“Unlike common perception, we in the U.S. Air Force are more than just pilots. In fact, the
majority of service members lead careers in finance, administration, engineering, cyber security,
maintenance, and more,” explained SSgt Holt, who was recently named Enlisted Accessions
Recruiter in the Scranton office serving most of northeastern Pennsylvania. Prior to his new
position, SSgt. Holt served as a Munition Systems Technician and has been an Airman for over a

Contact SSgt. Holt at the Scranton Air Force Recruiting office, 3 West Olive Street, by email at
taylor.holt@us.af.mil or phone (570) 840-9871 to learn more.

The Scranton Cultural Center Presents FREE Concert

Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on February 13 at 2:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

For eight decades, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has educated, inspired and entertained over 1.5 million people annually, by providing music for events that support Airmen and their families, honor our Nation’s veterans and build relationships of trust between the American people and their Air Force. The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites.

PLEASE NOTE: As per the guidelines of the United States Air Force, all attendees eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination must show proof of vaccination to gain entry to the performance. All non-vaccinated attendees must show proof of a negative FDA-approved COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance to gain entry.  Additionally, masks are required inside the Scranton Cultural Center for all patrons.

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band concert is presented by Gibbons Ford and sponsored by LT Verrastro.  It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

The concert will take place in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at 2:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m.  Concessions will be available for purchase.  Tickets are free to the public and are required for admission.  They can be acquired at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. Convenience charges apply when claiming online or by phone.  For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit SCCMT.org.