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Lankford Center graduates ALS Class 12-6

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - An Airman Leadership School class performs a retreat ceremony outside Patriot Hall, July 18, 2012. Today's ALS was first taught on campus in 1991 and returned again in 1999 after a hiatus, but it really began as the NCO Leadership School in 1970 and is also tied to 1988 as a NCO preparatoy course. The TEC begin rebroadcastng satellite ALS in 2013 to the Air Guard's TEC TV Warrior Network downlink sites across the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - An Airman Leadership School class performs a retreat ceremony outside Patriot Hall, July 18, 2012. Today's ALS was first taught on campus in 1991 and returned again in 1999 after a hiatus, but it really began as the NCO Leadership School in 1970 and is also tied to 1988 as a NCO preparatoy course. The TEC begin rebroadcastng satellite ALS in 2013 to the Air Guard's TEC TV Warrior Network downlink sites across the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released)

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- The Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center bid farewell to 30 service members today during a graduation ceremony for the students of Airman Leadership School Class 12-6 at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here, July 19.

Airman Leadership School enhanced the leadership skills of these Airmen by strengthening their ability to lead, follow, and manage while they gained a broader understanding of the military profession.

While all students met the requirements for graduation, many distinguished themselves through individual accomplishment and received the following awards:
 
COMMANDANT'S AWARD
Staff Sgt. John Edmisten, 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard


ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Senior Airman Michael Gilbert, 134th Civil Engineering Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard


DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD
Senior Airman Travis Carter, 123rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kentucky Air National Guard

Staff Sgt. John Edmisten, 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard

Senior Airman Michael Gilbert, 134th Civil Engineering Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard


JOHN L. LEVITOW AWARD
Senior Airman Brennan Gill, 185th Force Support Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard


The graduates will return to military installations around the country. They represented the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.