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Construction workers begin pouring foundations

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Construction crewmen pour the concrete for the footings of the classroom and dormitory facility retaining wall here Nov. 13, 2014. Due to current weather conditions this concrete must set for at least a week before the crew can continue building the 17 foot tall wall. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Construction crewmen pour the concrete for the footings of the classroom and dormitory facility retaining wall here Nov. 13, 2014. Due to current weather conditions this concrete must set for at least a week before the crew can continue building the 17 foot tall wall. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jerry D. Harlan/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUAD BASE, Tenn. -- Construction crewmembers poured concrete here Nov. 13 for footings that will help support the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's new dormitory and classroom facility.

Crews began pouring footings for a 17-foot retaining wall after digging and removing more than 8,000 cubic yards of soil from a hillside. Officials said that the current weather conditions require the concrete to set for at least a week before the crew can continue building the wall.

The TEC broke ground August 14 for the 46,871 square-foot mixed-use facility.