Schedule: Contact the coordinator, 865-336-3818 (DSN 336-3818) for dates and availability.
Reporting instructions: Sunday is a travel day. Report to billeting to check in and receive your welcome packet. This will provide report times, building and classroom number. Friday is a full day, so do not schedule flights prior to 4 p.m. EST. McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base base is co-located with Knoxville International Airport. There are no base shuttles, but local taxi services are available to bring you base-side. Course instructors also have transportation and pickup from the airport available, but contact must be made prior to departing from your home.
Course length: 5 days
Credits: 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Course description: ANG PART is designed for public affairs practitioners of all ranks - PA Specialists, PAOs, and Executive Officers acting in the role of PAO. Skills covered include an interactive overview of communication planning, media operations, community engagement, and crisis communications, culminating in a Major Accident Response Exercise (MARE) which provides an opportunity to apply learned skills. Students will also receive instruction on PA functional management processes including DVIDS/AFPIMS, ethics, tours/static requests, social media, and MICT/Self-inspection. The final day of the course will include time with the Acting ANG PA Director and Career Field Manager/Functional Area Manager. Students will learn important career field updates and have time for Q&A.