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EPME member joins senior NCO ranks

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Master Sgt. Francis M. Linardo, left, and Senior Master Sgt. Timothy J. Kumes, right, tack master sergeant stripes on Tech. Sgt. David W. Hixenbaugh during his promotion ceremony in Patriot Hall at The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center on Aug. 28.  Hixenbaugh leads the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center's satellite program.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund)

McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Master Sgt. Francis M. Linardo, left, and Senior Master Sgt. Timothy J. Kumes, right, tack master sergeant stripes on Tech. Sgt. David W. Hixenbaugh during his promotion ceremony in Patriot Hall at The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center on Aug. 28. Hixenbaugh leads the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center's satellite program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund)