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  • Chief Lankford dies at 89

    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Paul Lankford, a Bataan Death March survivor and the first commandant of the Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer Academy here at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, passed away Aug. 22 at the age of 89. Lankford was buried with U.S. military funeral honors on Aug. 27 at the Sherwood Memorial Cemetery in Alcoa,
  • Role-playing Airmen put Vigilant Guard, disaster responders on the record

    Delivering vital news coverage to the public before, during and after a major disaster may be more the job of the media than the National Guard, but at any domestic emergency, the Guard's ability to explain its missions and roles is still vital. That's why Master Sgt. Mavi Smith from the Air Guard Training and Education Center in Tennessee, along
  • Last class graduates from AMS

    The commissioning bell here tolled 94 times today, and 94 new Air National Guard second lieutenants were challenged to become great leaders. The bell tolled for the last time for the officer candidates of class "O-2009-4," the last class to graduate from the Academy of Military Science, an officer commissioning program here at the I.G. Brown Air
  • Guard members give back

    A group of 51 servicemembers from The Air National Guard Training and Education Center ended a week of professional development training by performing community service projects that benefited the local agencies AnimalWorks, Blount County Children's Home, Haven House, and Asbury Place. "Part of the expectation of being an Air National Guard member
  • TEC welcomes new commander

    Air Force Col. Richard B. Howard assumed command of the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center in a ceremony presided over by Air Force Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, the director of the Air National Guard here in Wilson Hall today. During the event, Wyatt spoke of the importance of this change of command in relation to the
  • EPME center named after enlisted commandant

    The Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Airman Leadership School was renamed the Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center in a ceremony at Wilson Hall here on the campus of The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center (TEC). "This ceremony honors Chief Lankford's legacy," said Col.
  • TEC program graduates 1,000th student

    The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center's Instructional Development (ID) branch graduated its 1,000th student during a ceremony held at Morrissey Hall here today. "Today, we get to pay tribute and honor to the ID branch," said Col. Richard B. Howard, the TEC commander. "This 1,000th student represents the accomplishments of