1. What records are available?
There are two distinct record verifications the Registrar’s Office supplies upon proper request (AETC Form 156, Student Record of Training, and verification of training completed). We do not provide copies of certificates of completion, DD-214’s, College Transcripts (CCAF), etc. All Sheppard AFB Medical Course Verifications were moved to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX in 2000. Sheppard Medical Training verification requests are treated the same as all other 59 TRG training verification requests.
2. What is an AETC Form 156?
AETC Form 156 is a “report card” supplying student training information pertaining to the record of attendance at an Air Force Technical Training schoolhouse while preparing for an AFSC or other occupation as an Airman. It also can be an official document to prove successful completion of training.
3. How is an AETC Form 156 used?
The AETC Form 156 can be requested by the Service Member as an official document to verify attendance in a particular training course. Upon the discretion of Registrar Staff, UTM’s and other officials can request Form 156’s with the consent of the member (graduation from a technical training course indicates a correlation with the proficiency code on the CFETP- usually at the “A”), these requests are weighted on their merits and cannot be a part of disciplinary action. Employment screening companies request Form 156 information to determine attendance, class start and class grad as a part of their vetting process.
4. Are AETC Form 156’s issued upon graduation?
No, that practice was discontinued some time ago due to the burdensome workload and staffing limitations. No bulk issues.
5. What is the process to request Training Records for a course attended under the purview of the 59 TRG?
Records requested follow strict adherence to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and require a signed release of information by the requester. Use the 59 TRG Verification Request Form. The form should be filled out as completely as possible (including name at the time of training (first, last MI), course name and or course number, dates of attendance, social security number) and returned using proper encryption to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
Limited records are available for training conducted at Sheppard AFB – (Years 1979 - 1998).
6. Where Can I send the request?
Requests that are specific to a Technical Training course attended through the 59th Training Group (59 TRG) at JBSA Fort Sam Houston can be addressed as follows: (Allow up to 4 weeks).
Department of the Air Force
59 TRG/ 59 TRSS/ TXTSOE
2931 Harney Road, 2nd Floor
JBSA-FT SAM HOUSTON, TX 78234
Comm: (210) 808-6725/6722/6723/6724
7. I attended training at Sheppard AFB in 1985 do you have my records?
Although we are only required to be able to verify records dating back 30 years, it is possible that we may have limited records. If not then you must contact the National Archives using the SF 180 and follow directions on that form.
Comm (314) 801-0800
Toll Free (866) 272-6272
8. Contacting other AETC Registrar’s offices:
Please contact us and we will do our best to help you contact other AETC Registrars’ Offices (i.e. Lackland, Keesler, Sheppard, etc.).
Comm: 210-808-6725 or 6724
DSN: 420-6725 or 6724