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TEC sunrise Air National Guard training center 2017: A look back
Taking a look back at 2017 the Air National Guard's I.G. Brown Training and Education Center staff said that they met challenges in professional military education and continuing education, welcomed new staff members including its Commander, Commandant, and Chaplain, and successfully hosted top military leaders.
0 12/28
2017
Community service TEC remains top community advocate
Since last October at least 930 EPME students temporarily assigned for classes volunteered 2,756 hours of community service with more than two dozen not-for-profits, in and around greater Knoxville.
0 10/03
2017
The Drosendahl Memorial stone, recently relocated on the running track at the Air National Guard's I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee, was dedicated by graduates of the Academy of Military Science in memory of Air Force 2nd Lt. Robert H. Drosendahl, a 1972 AMS graduate and a New Jersey Air National Guard officer who died in service to the nation.  Other AMS officers inscribed include Airmen from Ohio, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Kansas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) History, alumni anchor officers on campus
Air National Guard officers are returning to the base in East Tennessee where they earned their commissions.
0 6/21
2017
The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center demolished the old Lankford Hall, the first building named to Chief Master Sgt. Paul H. Lankford, and then dedicated the current student dormitory building to him. Chief Lankford served as the Deputy Commandant, and then the first enlisted Commandant, of the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center, which was renamed shortly after his death in 2008. Chief Lankford survived the infamous Death March of Bataan and 42 months as a prisoner of war. Countless people have testified to his friendship, kindness, leadership, and patriotism. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) The bricks of our contributors, heroes, founders
With the recent announcement of the new facility to be named Craig R. McKinley Hall, it is okay to wonder who are these people, and how did they get a building named for them?
0 5/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to NCO academy Intermediate Leadership Experience attend group discussions March 15, 2017, at the Air National Guard's Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center in Louisville, Tenn. The total force class of 105  is in week four of the five-week academy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) Tips to tackle our EPME (Part 2) – the NCO academy ‘experience’
This is the second article in a series with tips on completing Air Force professional military education.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. James Madnick, an Air Force active duty enlisted professional military education instructor assigned to the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford EPME Center, instructs Airman leadership school in Tennessee. Madnick and other instructors do their best to prepare incoming students as well as provide them methods for successful learning. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) Tips to tackle our EPME (Part 1) – attending Airman Leadership School
This is the first article in a series with tips on completing Air Force professional military education.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Aaron D. Brentwood, an enlisted professional military education instructor, teaches a writing class to Airmen from the 118th Wing on Oct. 1, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. Brentwood was one of two instructors to come over from McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base to teach a class on professional writing. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Agosti/Released) EPME instructors bring professional writing to Nashville
A professional writing class, the first of its kind taught in the Air National Guard, descended upon Berry Field Air National Guard Base on Oct. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee.The class, which covered professional writing situations, supervisory writing skills, and the overall effectiveness of writing, was brought here to help Airmen of the 118th in
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2016
Tammie Smeltzer, professional continuing education manager, teaches a lesson on the different levels of learning to students enrolled in the Instructor Certification Program, July 20, 2016, at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in Louisville, Tenn. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) Avoid 'death by slides' with five lesson plan reasons
It's a common fear to give instruction before a group, but experts at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center said recently that if you put presentation slides aside, and take time to plan, you can write lessons that feel comfortable and make class less punishing."Just relying on PowerPoint is not an effective way to give a lesson," said
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2016
The American flag on display at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Spruance Hall in Louisville, Tenn., is last flown July 29, 1986, at the first reveille of NCO academy class 86-3. The flag took a 16-year journey to fly over the capitols of every state and territory in the United States. It was sent out by NCO academy class 71-1. (U.S. Air National Guard file photo/released)  Center displays a journeyed Stars and Stripes
The National Flag Day Foundation reports that Flag Day, soon a 100-year-old American observance, was first proclaimed May 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The Stars and Stripes, in their birth by congress, however, were adopted June 14, 1777, and that's the day we observe it. This year, it's on a Tuesday. U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned at the I.G.
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2016
MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Master Sgt. Don Pierson laughs as he checks the tire pressure on a government van here May 10, 2016, while managing his morning duties at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. Pierson is preparing for a reassignment after more than 10 years' service on campus. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith/Released) Logistics manager, former instructor has new assignment: training officers
When Master Sgt. Don Pierson is on campus, he's likely into something unforeseen ... if you can track him. Each day changes, as if through a Magic 8-Ball. It shakes up, and the random possibilities go from "Outlook Good" to "Ask Again Later."    During his last four years at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, Pierson, the logistics
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2016
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