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PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) and Voluntary Education (VOLED) representatives plan to share important information about their respective programs with Sailors over the next upcoming weeks. 

The geographic locations and dates the COOL and VOLED representatives will visit to brief Sailors include: 
1) Jan. 22 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
2) Jan. 23 - Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, Kekaha, Hawaii
3) Jan. 24 - Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
4) Jan. 24 - Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station (NCTAMS) Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii
5) Jan. 25 - Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
6) Feb. 5-6 - Naval Base Rota, Spain
7) Feb. 8-9 - Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily
8) Feb. 12-13 - Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy
9) Feb. 15-16 - Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete, Greece
10) Feb. 19 - Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa 
11) Feb. 21-22 - Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

For the specific building locations and times, please contact your command or local career counselor. 

The Navy COOL and VOLED offices regularly send representatives to specific geographic locations to brief their Navy programs to area Sailors at no cost to the hosting command. These briefs are normally one hour in length and the COOL representatives discuss and demonstrate the importance of credentialing and licensing during and after a Sailors Navy career. The team walks your Sailors through the Navy COOL website, Navy COOL mobile application, voucher submission processes, eligibility, and requirements for credential attainment. They will also discuss and emphasize the importance of the learning and development roadmaps (LaDRs), Navy advancement bibliographies, and the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). 

This is a great opportunity to share the importance of the value of certification / licensure, and as many Navy leaders know, this information can enhance career development boards (CDBs), advancements, along with individual personal and professional goals. 

Representatives from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Education Strategy and Policy Branch (OPNAV N127), will be available to discuss aspects of VOLED and tuition assistance, including recent changes to the Navy College Program and the GI Bill.

"These programs allow Sailors to develop themselves while on active duty and prepare for life after the Navy," said Thom Seith, Navy COOL representative. "It's really all about personal and professional development and I encourage all Sailors to take advantage of the opportunities that the Navy COOL and VOLED programs offer".

The Navy COOL and OPNAV N127 representatives are excited to share their programs with all Sailors to ensure they have the latest and greatest information. 

Navy COOL is located with the Center for Information Warfare Training, which delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. 

For more information about Navy COOL, visit www.cool.navy.mil/ or call (850) 452-6683.

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