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  • TEC honors OPA staff on 40th anniversary

    The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center hosted a ceremony at Spruance Hall on May 6, to honor retired Air Force Col. Russ Gregory for his contributions to the Officer Preparatory Academy on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.In 1971, Gregory was an integral part of the success of the Air National Guard's brand new officer
  • TEC wins Fittest Company Challenge...again

    The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center accepted its second first place award for the Fittest Company Challenge from the Knoxville Chamber during a ceremony in Market Square in downtown Knoxville, May 11.The competition held April 3, during the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, was a friendly contest among area
  • EPME honors namesake at POW event

    The commandant of the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base addressed the Tennessee American Ex-Prisoners of War at their annual banquet at the Music Road Hotel here, April 9.Chief Master Sgt. Donald E. Felch was invited to honor the legacy of his center's first enlisted commandant,
  • NCOA Class 11-3 gives back to local community

    The contributions of NCO Academy Class 11-3 to the local East Tennessee community were celebrated during their graduation ceremony at Wilson Hall, March 30.From removing debris from local riverbanks and constructing hiking and biking trails to repairing local shelters and assisting stranded motorists, these students embraced the opportunity to help
  • 59 graduate ALS Class 11-3

    The Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center wrapped up five-weeks of training for the students of Airman Leadership School Class 11-3 with a graduation banquet and awards ceremony held in their honor in Knoxville, March 24.Designed to prepare senior airmen for positions of greater responsibility, Airman Leadership School
  • Lankford Center pays tribute to enlisted heroes

    The Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center recognized enlisted heroes when they dedicated 17 of their classrooms to the contributions and sacrifices of enlisted service members in a ceremony held at Morrisey Hall, March 22.Team leaders for EPME's Airman Leadership School and NCO Academy organized the dedications as a way
  • US military boosts ET economy $862 million

    East Tennessee isn't known as a hub for military activity although National Guard and Reserve units populate area counties.But a new report indicates active duty personnel, Guard and Reserve units, armed forces retirees, and veterans are making a hefty financial impact.The U.S. military pumped about $862 million into East Tennessee's economy in
  • EPME welcomes new commandant

    The Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center welcomed a new commandant during a formal military change of commandant ceremony at Wilson Hall, Feb. 10. "I am incredibly honored," Chief Master Sgt. Donald E. Felch told an audience of more than 500 guests after he accepted the flag from Col. Bradley N. McRee, commander of The
  • Spruance Hall namesake passes away

    Brig. Gen. William W. Spruance, the namesake of The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center's Spruance Hall, passed away, Jan. 15, at the age of 94.Beginning in 1971 and continuing for more than thirty years, Spruance was a fixture at the TEC, delivering a powerful message on safety to the students who attended officer and
  • ANG TEC welcomes new commander

    The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center welcomed a new commander in a formal military change of command ceremony here, Jan. 14. "Sir, I assume command," said Col. Bradley N. McRee, the deputy commander of the 245th Civil Engineering Flight of the North Carolina Air National Guard, as he accepted the center's flag of command
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