Professional Development Guide

Professional Development Guide This the official page for the AFH 1 and Study Guides. Public announcement messages are posted here to help inform Airmen of updates and changes to the AFH 1 program.

12/12/2017
www.studyguides.af

Air Force Handbook 1, Airman (1 October 2015), and the 2015 (Testing to SMSgt) Study Guide, will remain the appropriate study reference materials for all MSgts testing in the 2018 E-8 promotion cycle (including supplementary testing). The 2015 Study Guide for enlisted promotion testing to E-8 is available for download at the AFH 1 Enlisted Promotion Study Guides homepage, www.studyguides.af.mil.
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*For those studying early for next year (the 2019 E-8 promotion cycle), the Testing to SMSgt v2017 Study Guide has also been uploaded and is now available on www.studyguides.af.mil.

If you have any questions or require any clarification, don't hesitate to ask at [email protected].

10/27/2017

I also found the audio files very helpful for studying. I used to have to purchase them from commercial sources. Those sources are still available, but it's not something I can endorse since they're not official AF products.

The AF decided not to generate MP3s of the handbook due to the small numbers of 'hits' on those links (cost/user)...things always change though. The AF has 2 things in the works, a digital app for AFH 1 and/or MP3 files for the AFH 1 (not officially approved yet).

Here are 2 options that I've started looking into to try to help.

1) If you convert the study guide to word (right click, open with word, give it a few minutes to convert, save as a word doc), you can set up the document to have it 'read' to you. (Open word, you may have to click Enable Content on the yellow bar, select the blue File tab at the top, select options, select customize ribbon, select all commands, scroll all the way down the list to find Speak, now click on the New Tab button, double click on Speak or click add Speak, click OK, at the top of the screen you have a new tab with the Speak feature).

To have it read, highlight or select all text and click Speak. It will read all selected text.
It's a little robotic and slow, but it might help sometimes.
If you turn it up, it'll hold your attention while studying.

2) yakitome.com is a free software that converts text to speech. You can watch a demo of it on youtube to see if you like it.

I hope this helps a little bit. for everyone..

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10/10/2017

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Professional Development Guide
10/10/2017

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***Official PA Release (per PACE)***The October 2015 version of Air Force Handbook 1 and 2015 (testing to) SMSgt Study G...
09/19/2017
Professional Development Guide

***Official PA Release (per PACE)***
The October 2015 version of Air Force Handbook 1 and 2015 (testing to) SMSgt Study Guide is the appropriate study reference material for the 2018 E-8 promotion cycle starting with the 1-14 December 2017 testing window. The 2015 Study Guides, developed from the 2015 Handbook, and available for download at: http://www.studyguides.af.mil/. All subsequent Promotion Fitness Exams and the E-9 USAF Supervisory Exam will use the 2017 Air Force Handbook 1 and 2017 Study Guides. For any questions, please contact Mr. Kevin Denter at DSN 487-1712 or at [email protected].

09/18/2017

Hello everyone,
As you may or may not know, the OPR for the AFH 1 and the Study Guides has recently changed from PACE to AAD. AAD is Airman Advancement Division under AETC. Other than the AFH 1 v2015 and v2017, the enlisted promotion study material has historically been under AAD...so it is officially under the original roof again.
As we begin updating and editing for the v2019 in AAD, we remain in close contact with PACE with regards to the official release of AFH 1 v2017. PACE is preparing an AF-wide message so you should hear something very soon.

08/28/2017
studyguides.af.mil

The link for the AFH 1 Study Guides on the AF Portal is renamed, but is still located on the AF Portal under QUICK LINKS. The new link on the portal is: AFH 1 Study Guides (formerly the Professional Development Guide).

You will also be able to access the link to the AFH 1 Study Guides from this page.

And, direct access to the link is: http://www.studyguides.af.mil.

*The AFH 1, Airman v2017 has not been officially released yet, but we will keep you posted via a banner on the AF Portal as well as on this page.

08/10/2017

I hear you all. One positive thing is that everyone will have access to the study material simultaneously...if that's any solace for having to wait. I understand that doesn't help for those of you who would prefer to be more proactive...I get it. So, I encourage you all to provide suggestions and advice here that will support one another as you lean forward into the WAPS testing cycle. What do you recommend to each other to help you prepare between now and the date the AFH-1 / study guides are officially released?

08/08/2017

Thank you all who have reached out to inquire about the status of the AFH-1 v2017. It is still being routed for publishing, but once it is published you'll be able to access it via the AF Portal, on e-pubs, and via the studyguides link on this page.

03/14/2017

The new 2017 Study guides are scheduled to be released soon after all Air Staff coordination is received. The first promotion cycle to use the new study guides are MSGt testing to SMSgt in December 2017.

03/24/2016

The Mp3 files were updated to include title name (para or section number and title), album, and year. These updates were in response to request from Airmen in the field. Now when you download the file you can see the paragraph or section number appear in your Mp3 player screen.

Use these covers to determine you have the correct reference material for your testing to grade.
02/10/2016

Use these covers to determine you have the correct reference material for your testing to grade.

Use these covers to determine you have the correct reference material for your testing to grade.

02/10/2016

Looking for volunteers to help QC questions banks for the new study guides. We have question banks from the 2013 PDG and need to ensure the questions are still valid. Would like to start with chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10. If you would like to volunteer please send and email to [email protected] and what chapter(s) you would like to assist with by 17 Feb 2016.

11/17/2015

To view the Mp3 files will require you to hit the F5 key to refresh your screen. This must be done for each listed rank.

11/10/2015

All 2015 Mp3 files for enlisted grade has been posted on www.studyguides.af.mil. The MKTS chart at attachment 1 within each study guide was used to determine what files were required for each enlisted grade. Please provide any feedback to [email protected]

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10/29/2015

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10/09/2015

The Mp3 files for the 2015 study guides should be completed by 1 Nov 15. Should anything change I will let you know.

09/09/2015

We are agressively working the Mp3 files and should be able to release them early October. We have all the volunteers needed to QC the chapters.

07/30/2015

Mp3 files for the 2015 study guides should be available sometime in October. If you would like to help QC the audio files before they are published please send me an email at [email protected] or call DSN 487-4075 to volunteer

07/30/2015

When visiting pdg.af.mil remember to hit you F5 key to refresh the screen so you can see the changes made to the website

07/16/2015

If you open http://pdg.af.mil and if the old PDG website appears hit your F5 key on the keyboard to refresh the screen.

07/10/2015

The new study guides are available for download at pdg.af.mil from home only and the .mil domain is being worked. Currently you can only access the information from home or your cell phone at pdg.af.mil

07/01/2015

The study guides you will use to prepare for promotion will be posted on pdg.af.mil on 9 Jul. We had to delay because of some technical issues.

The study guides were developed using this Handbook.  The intent of the study guide is to provide you only the informati...
07/01/2015

The study guides were developed using this Handbook. The intent of the study guide is to provide you only the information testable for each grade. This is why there are five different study guides based on testing to grade.

02/02/2015

We are planning the Mp3, exercises, an App for Airmen's to use for studying for their promotion test. Please provide us any ideas you have that would increase the use ability of these tools.

01/13/2015

The 2013 MKTS will remain in affect for all promotion testing through September 2015. The 2015 MKTS is scheduled to be released in June 2015 with an effect date of December 2015

10/24/2014
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The 2013 PDG will be superseded by AFH 1, Airman for promotion testing cycles begining in Dec 15. Airmen will continue using the 2013 PDG until Dec 15. An official news release is forth coming in the near future

10/24/2014

The 2013 PDG will be superseded by AFH 1, Airman for promotion testing cycles begining in Dec 15. Airmen will continue using the 2013 PDG until Dec 15. An official news release is forth coming in the near future

07/31/2014

We have received numerous calls from bases requesting hard-copies of the 2013 PDG. There are no more hard-copies available, testers will have to use on the on-line version.

07/25/2014

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I know I'm behind the curve on this probably, but are they not releasing mp3 files for the 2017 AFH 1? I usually use these to help study but I can't seem to find them...if someone could help me out that would be great
Do we know when the PDG advisor will be updated?
Will there be audio files created for the new AFH-1? If so, how soon will they be released?
So tomorrow is October 1. I'm thinking this AFH is not going to be released as the site no longer says October 1 but rather "in October"
Is there any updated news on the new PDG release date?
Where are the MKTS located? Does anyone know?