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  • Three earn quarterly TEC awards

    The Commander, I.G. Brown Training and Education Center announced April 1 the Civilian, Senior NCO and NCO of the Quarter, January to March 2014."Please join me in congratulating these Airmen on their outstanding performance, dedication to duty, and support of the TEC mission," said Col. Tim Cathcart, commander, in an email.Cat III Civilian of the
  • TEC noted in economic gains, support to East Tennessee

    The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center here was recently listed among local military units and service members who have a "major drive in the East Tennessee economy." The economic figures were reported in the Military Economic Impact Analysis for East Tennessee, prepared by the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council.The non-profit council's
  • CMSAF visits, remarks on importance of leadership in today’s Air Force

    A smaller and more stressed Air Force will soon reshape itself to include changes in developmental duties, evaluations and promotions that can create anxiety for all ranks, said the Air Force's top enlisted leader today."As we get through these turbulent times, when we find our new normal in the coming years, you will lead us and you will lead our
  • New TEC facility to build capacity

    Base officials here just announced the early planning stages for a new, nearly 47,000 square foot dormitory and classroom facility at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center."Currently, our in-resident throughput can exceed 4,000 service members, and this new facility will potentially enable a 30 percent increase, greatly increasing our
  • Photo slideshow: Spring fervor

    Students and staff at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center held their studies outdoors here amidst the campus's promising weather this week in the strong sunlight and the warm temperatures approaching the 70s. Flowering trees and bird songs were a sign of the coming spring.The first day of spring is Thursday, March 20, which marks the
  • Square knot’s secret revealed in Air National Guard ceremonial sword

    An Air National Guard history document that features how the ceremonial Order of the Sword was forged has recently solved the mystery of why a stranded-wire square knot ended up on the handle, and more.The questions came after the five foot long sword was moved last summer to the Air National Guard Readiness Center's lobby in Maryland after 17
  • Photo Slideshow: TEC in Tulsa brings value, certifications

    Tammie Smeltzer and Tech. Sgt. Clifton J. Boswell, Jr., with the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center's Professional and Continuing Education office were teaching classes on the road in Tulsa, Okla., this week for the Instructor Certification Program. The program is a two-week, intensive course that prepares satellite education facilitators and
  • Leaders, experts support TEC’s tradition of top speakers

    Some of the nation's top leaders in military service spoke with students in recent weeks here at the I.G. Brown Training an Education Center.Their distinguished visits supported the TEC's Enlisted Professional Military Education and Professional Continuing Education Programs, said officials."It's an important part of the educational experience that
  • Photo slideshow: EMT refresher training

    Twenty-nine medics, firefighters and aeromedical Airmen from Air National Guard units across the nation met here at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, for their Emergency Medical Technician Refresher Course.The five-day course was a consolidated revisit of the Basic EMT specialist course. It is required to meet
  • TEC commends three 'outstanding' Airmen of the year

    The Air National Guard's I.G. Brown Training and Education Center recognized its three Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2013 here this week with high praise from the Commander, Col. Tim Cathcart.The TEC recognizes its top performers each year from its fulltime staff of more than 80 civilians and Airmen assigned from the regular Air Force, the Air