About the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center
Welcome to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. We are confident that you are going to enjoy your education experience on our campus. We take great pride in providing you with what we consider to be the best enlisted professional military education and professional continuing education experience in the United States Air Force. Our instructors and staff are handpicked from Airmen throughout the Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Command. We are dedicated to providing you one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your career. Learn more about TEC
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the EPME Center Student Guide?
The Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted PME Center Student Guide for Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Airman Leadership School is linked at the Units tab of this web site.
Where can I find my flight and/or graduation photos?
EPME images are posted to the news/photos section under Enlisted Professional Military Education on the public web site as well as on our Facebook account after they are cleared for public release.
Where can I obtain a copy of my ALS and NCOA transcript?
The Community College of the Air Force grants college credits for resident and satellite NCOA (11 credits) and ALS (10 credits) course completion. Go to: http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Barnes/CCAF/.
How can I attend my student's graduation or banquet?
Contact your Airman or loved-one about their graduation. It is the student's responsibility to inform and invite unit leadership and/or family to their EPME graduation. Of note, most EPME graduations are broadcast online, through live streaming video to TEC's Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/ANGTECTV/. Look for postings on Eastern time zone livestream broadcast times a day or so before graduation.
*Standard rate. Contact dining hall for other meal rates.
Does TEC have social media accounts?
Yes, our Facebook and Twitter accounts are linked at our homepage. We also post images, video and news to the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System.
Can I submit a Hometown News Release for my event or graduation?
Absolutely! We are among the select DoD units with easy online Joint Hometown News Release submission. Go to https://jhns.release.dma.mil/public. Choose McGhee Tyson ANGB for your base and I.G. Brown Training and Education Center for your unit and select from the Event menu or write in your event.
I'm a reporter. Who can I call for my news assignment?
For TEC media queries, contact the Public Affairs Office at (865) 336-4106, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org..mil, Mon-Fri, 8 am-4 pm, EST.
Who do I contact for public release clearance on photographs and other media?
Can TEC-U staff build my training course?
Although we are not the experts in your training needs, we can work with you to identify if your training is educationally sound, is the best method of delivery, and reaches the level of learning needed by your students. We can also audit your existing courses to point out training gaps. Our training experts help you transform a "briefing" into a teachable lesson with student participation and evaluations. We may help you achieve CCAF accreditation for some training. Please call (865) 336-3859 for more information.
Can TEC-U travel to deliver courses or the instructor certification?
Definitely, but at the requesting unit's or state's expense. We are happy to bring our professional development options or Instructor Certification Program to your unit to train a larger, more focused group of Airmen. The number of instructors needed is based on the customer's requested course of instruction.
Is the TEC accredited with the Community College of the Air Force?
Yes, both the Lankford EPME Center and TEC University have CCAF accreditations. Check with us to see if your course earns you college credits or you would like your course reviewed for CCAF accreditation.
Chaplain, 865-336-3526, at Wingman Hall available for spiritual and counseling needs. EPME classes in session midweek spiritual study Wed 6 pm, Contemporary Worship Service, Sun 9 a.m.
TEC First Sergeant, 865-336-3866
TEC Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Jennifer Thomas, 865-304-3412; DoD 24/7 Safe Help Line 877-995-5247. Restricted/Unrestricted Reporting options.
Is there Wi-Fi on campus?
The TEC is a Wi-Fi and wired campus. Work with your TEC representative or campus billeting for the login name and password. Three cyber cafés are located in the Morrisey Hall classroom building with 32 laptop computers for student use and wired internet access.
What is the cost of billeting?
Billeting is available at no cost for service members and those on official orders, so please ensure your travel orders reflect that. Rooms have refrigerators, flat-screen TVs and clock radios. Dayroom areas on each floor have microwaves and coffee pots. There are centralized washers and dryers as well as housekeeping. Call 865-336-8830 (DSN 266-8830) for more information.
Is there a place to workout on campus?
Defiantly!! Wilson Hall offers a great variety of physical fitness equipment, training rooms, showers and a men's and women's locker room. The running track is a 400 meter track. The base has two tennis courts and The VOLS offers beach volleyball.
Are there dry cleaning services?
Laundry/Dry Clean/Alterations is located at the Base Exchange, a short walk from billeting, and is open Mon-Fri, 11 am-6 p.m. (UTA weekend Sat, 11 am-5 pm)
Are there laundry machines I can use in lodging?
Laundry machines are located in the common areas of each billeting building.
Do I need a car to get around campus?
All of TEC as well as base services are within short walking distance.
Is the base dining facility close to campus? What are the hours?
The Rockytop dining facility is just a short walk from lodging and the classrooms. Breakfast: 5:45 am - 8 am, $3.45. Lunch: 10:45 am-1 pm, $5.55. Dinner: 4:45- 6:30 pm, $4.85. Menu: 865-336-4343.
Is there a barber on base?
The base barber shop is located at the Base Exchange, a short walk from billeting. (There is no Beauty Shop on base.) The Barbershop is open Mon-Fri, 10 am- 6 pm, and Sat, 10 am-5 pm. Self-serve gas pumps are open 24/7. (865) 985-3401
Is there a Base Exchange at McGhee Tyson?
The McGhee Tyson Mini Exchange is located north of the TEC campus, just a short walk from billeting. It offers food, alcohol, some uniform items and convenience items as well as gasoline. Hours are Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-5 pm; UTA Weekends 12 pm-5 pm.
Is there a Chaplain at TEC?
The Chaplain, 865-336-3526, at Wingman Hall is available for your spiritual and counseling needs. Midweek Bible Study is held Wed at 6 pm, and Contemporary Worship Service is held Sun at 9 am, when EPME classes are in session.
What can the campus offer for my conference/workshop?
Our multiple facilities and venues offer you the Air National Guard's most picturesque location to conduct your next workshop or conference. We are the Air National Guard's wired campus. The Warrior Network also provides many virtual conferencing broadcast opportunities for prospective students and conferees, to include:
live-streaming, tape delay, live broadcasts 24/7, HD Satellite link to all ANG locations, worldwide audio bridge capabilities during live broadcast Office Communicator Suite enabled conference rooms. Tendberg unclassified VTC conference rooms. Direct T-1 bridge to 1st Air Force and the Air National Guard Readiness Center.
What else do you offer for workshops?
Our facilities include much, much more, including a parade field, banquet hall and modern auditorium. There's also a 24-hour exercise track and field, tennis and basketball courts, weight and circuit training room, indoor basketball and volleyball, dining facility, shopette, barber shop, dry cleaning and fuel station.
What size events can you handle?
Our classrooms and lecture hall areas can accommodate most medium sized events, but please contact us for details: 865-336-3817. Our newest classroom and dormitory facility helps us accommodate even more.
Can you handle my larger event?
That's very possible. Contact us for opportunities to tailor and handle large gatherings: 865-336-3817.
Lt. Col. John Capra
The Student Guide | linked here | in PDF provides the necessary information for a successful PME experience, whether attending ALS or NCOA in-residence or through distance learning.
TEC does NOT issue ID cards Call the Base office at (865) 336-3254