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Local AFA chapter donates $2,000 to airbase

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Leadership from the local Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Air Force Association Chapter present a check for $2,000 to the McGhee Tyson Inn for installation of wireless internet services, June 3.  From L-R are Polly Morrisey, AFA treasurer; Col. Richard B. Howard, commander of The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center; Jim Mungenast, AFA president; and Joe Jarret, AFA membership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mavi Smith/Released)

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Leadership from the local Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Air Force Association Chapter present a check for $2,000 to the McGhee Tyson Inn for installation of wireless internet services, June 3. From L-R are Polly Morrisey, AFA treasurer; Col. Richard B. Howard, commander of The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center; Jim Mungenast, AFA president; and Joe Jarret, AFA membership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mavi Smith/Released)

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- The local Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Air Force Association Chapter presented a $2,000 donation to the McGhee Tyson Inn during a meeting held here, June 3.

The funds will go toward the purchase of hardware that will enable wireless internet services in five dormitory buildings that house more than 4,200 servicemembers who attend courses here each year.

"Having the Air Force Association give us this grant is really exciting and appreciated," said Col. Richard B. Howard, commander of the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, on behalf of the McGhee Tyson Inn. "It will help us to meet the needs of our students and increase their quality of life while they're here."

An average of 14 enlisted professional military education courses and more than 40 skill enhancement training classes in subjects ranging from explosives safety orientation to food services, recruiting, security and expeditionary medical support are offered at the base each year.