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The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center

I.G. Brown Training and Education Center official logo. (U.S. Air National Guard graphic.)

I.G. Brown Training and Education Center official logo. (U.S. Air National Guard graphic.)


The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center is a detachment of the Air National Guard Readiness Center and is located at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The TEC conducts an average of 16 Enlisted Professional Military Education courses and 40 Professional Continuing Education sessions throughout the year. Typically, the TEC accommodates 4,000 service members on campus annually from the Air Force, Coast Guard and partner nation armed forces. The TEC also manages the ANG's Warrior Network; a $7 million satellite broadcast enterprise with more than 186 downlink sites, providing training and education, and command information nation-wide. In addition, the studio and multimedia facilities support ANG video productions, senior leader conferences and general-to-career field specific training.

MISSION AND VISION
Our Mission is to develop airmen by delivering efficient and effective professional military and continuing education.

Our Vision is to be a premier Training and Education Center providing world-class Professional Military Education and Professional Continuing Education at an exceptional value to the Air Force.

PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES
The Training and Education Center's staff of approximately 85 people represent all components of the regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and civil service members who serve together to train and educate the leaders of tomorrow.

The TEC's facilities are modern and connected by a state-of-the-art computer network. The campus houses an athletic center, dormitories, classrooms, auditorium and dining facility all within a short walking distance.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The Training and Education Center is organized into three divisions at McGhee Tyson ANGB and one operating location at Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala.

The Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center for EPME conducts an average of 16 Enlisted Professional Military Education courses each year. Typically, the Center accommodates 2,000 service members on campus annually from the Total Air Force, Coast Guard and partner nation armed forces. This is achieved using two delivery methodologies: traditional in-resident and a blended learning course. The traditional, in-resident programs deliver Enlisted PME curriculum in about five-six weeks. The Blended Learning Course is conducted through a Learning Management System with online instructor facilitation. It consists of a six week asynchronous learning environment followed by a two week in-resident experience. The Center is one of the Air Force's top producers of Enlisted PME students.
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The Professional Continuing Education Division, on behalf of the Air National Guard Readiness Center, functions as the program management office for the Instructional Development, Production and Transmission Branches, develops and maintains advanced distributive learning and video products and manages TEC TV and the Warrior Network. PCE sessions range from skill enhancement training to instructor certification, and more. Functional conferences and workshops are part and parcel of the PCE continuum. PCE supports more than 2,000 in-resident personnel each year, and tens of thousands via ADL products and Warrior Network broadcasts. Instructional Development is accredited with the Community College of the Air Force, listed as the I.G. Brown School.

The Mission Support Division provides force management, professional development, logistics, public affairs and information services to faculty, staff and students. The MSD team is the critical linchpin between the TEC and the base host unit, the 134th Air Refueling Wing, enabling efficient campus operations and integrated facilities management.

Airmen assigned to the TEC's operating location at Maxwell-Gunter AFB ensure the ANG is fully integrated into Air Force enlisted education, professional development and training programs. They are primarily assigned to the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education to develop curriculum, provide instruction and advise Barnes Center senior leadership.

HISTORY
The Training and Education Center was established in 1968 as the I.G. Brown Professional Military Education Center, named in honor of the first Director of the Air National Guard, Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown. In 1998, its name was changed to The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, and in 2012 it changed to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center to accurately reflect and reassert its commitment to professional and military heritage and keep true to its mission and vision.

(Last update March 10, 2017)