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Airman Leadership School

There is no greater responsibility in the Air Force than training the men and women who raise their right hand to serve their county. The Airman Leadership School is the next step to getting our Senior Airmen at Fairchild to their next rank of Staff Sergeant. It is a five-week-long, United States Air Force program designed to develop airmen into effective front-line supervisors. The classes prepare them to lead their future teams to help support the overall Air Force mission. It is the first professional military education (PME) that enlisted Air Force members to encounter. ALS focuses on developing leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and building effective communication.




Senior Airmen with 36 months time in service or those with a promotion line number for Staff Sergeant. The member must have a current passing fitness score to attend and have at least six months retainability from the projected class graduation date.

Course Description


Unlike other courses which evaluate one's knowledge and comprehension using end-of-course examinations, this course incorporates in-class exercises and performance tasks to assess the students’ comprehension of the lesson concepts and principles. The curriculum consists of four universal learning areas that correlate to four learning outcomes: Air Force Culture, Mission, Leadership, and Problem Solving. Each learning area consists of individual lessons which support the course outcomes. Students are highly encouraged to bring a laptop computer/tablet.

Mandatory award and wear upon successful completion of ALS.

This is the highest honor awarded at PME. This award is presented to the student who achieves the highest overall standing from a combination of academic scores, performance evaluations, and leadership qualities.

The award is presented to the top 10% of the class, based on standing from a combination of academic scores, performance evaluations, and leadership qualities.

This award is presented to the student who excelled as a scholar and is based on all summative objective and performance evaluation scores.

This award is presented to the student who, in the commandant’s judgment made the most signification contribution to the overall success of their class. The John L. Levitow Award winner is not eligible for this award.
24/12/2023Christmas Holiday Meal

Christmas Holiday Meal

Dining Facilities
Warrior Dining Facility


Airman Leadership School

716 W Castle St, Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
(509) 247-2824

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri .......................... 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday .......................... 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday .......................... 11 am - 4 pm
Hours of Operation - Daily Special and Grab & Go
Mon - Fri .......................... 11 am - 1:30 pm
Hours of Operation - Full Pub Menu
Mon - Fri .......................... 4 pm - 8 pm
Sat & Sun .......................... 11 am - 2 pm

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