Alison Long, Military Outreach Specialist - Mid-Atlantic Region

Alison LongAlison is an Air Force veteran who currently serves in the Air National Guard in State College, Pennsylvania as a weather forecaster. In addition to providing weather briefings and scientific data to aviators and military staff, she provides career guidance as the unit's Unit Career Advisor (UCA). Her role is to provide enlisted folks with the most recent Pennsylvania state education benefits, Department of Veteran's Affairs education benefits, and promotion and transfer opportunities. Alison is a 2005 graduate of University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where she earned a B.A. in Asian Studies. She became interested in the Asian culture when she transferred to Yongsan Air Base, Seoul, South Korea in 2002 and then completed her coursework while stationed throughout the world. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2004, she participated in distance learning and was entered onto UMUC's Dean's list for the summer of 2004. After leaving active duty in 2005, with just over 8 years of service, Alison entered into the civilian workforce. After 6 years as a civilian, she enlisted into the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 2011 where she serves today as a weather forecaster. Alison has lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia for over 4 years and is a Regent University alumni. In 2013, she graduated with a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in community mental health and school counseling, a dual track degree. Alison completed her degree in just 2 years on an accelerated track. While attending, Alison utilized her Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. She was also awarded the 2013 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Military Scholarship for her dedication in serving the military population. Alison is a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Alison enjoys running at the ocean, traveling, and raising her two daughters. She enjoys serving the ever changing military population.

Contact Alison Long:
Cellphone: 518-681-2945
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2779 or 518-587-2100, ext. 2779
Fax: 518-587-5483

Alison Long's Schedule:
  • Navy College Office, Naval Station Norfolk: every Monday and every Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Army College Office, Fort Eustis: 4th Friday of every month, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Navy College Office, Little Creek & Oceana: On request

  • Pentagon, Henderson Hall, Bethesda

Contact Office of Veteran and Military Education
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2779
Fax : 518-587-5483


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