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Flag ceremony

Staff Sgt. Mary Pelletier leads the morning reveille for Airman Leadership School, Class 17-9, at the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee, August 22, 2017. Sergeant Pelletier and 118 other Airmen are at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center Campus for the five-week school, which prepares them to serve as Air Force front-line supervisors. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Flag ceremony

Students in Airman Leadership School, Class 17-9, carry the colors to the flag pole during morning reveille at the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee, August 22, 2017. The EPME Center is the U.S. Air Force’s largest and longest continuously running. One hundred and nineteen students are on campus for the five-week course. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

Flag ceremony

One hundred and nineteen students in Airman Leadership School, Class 17-9, salute the colors, along with staff and instructors, during morning reveille at the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center on McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee, August 22, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith)

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. --

Staff Sgt. Mary Pelletier led the morning reveille today, August 22, for Airman Leadership School, Class 17-9, at the Chief Master Sergeant Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in East Tennessee. One hundred and eighteen fellow students backed her up, as well as the commander, commandant, instructors and staff.

“SQUADRON, ATTEN HUT!” said Pelletier, calling the formation to attention before the raising of the flag.

It is a recurring Tuesday ceremony when EPME classes are in session. The formation also recites The Airman's Creed.

EPME students in ALS and NCO academy begin leading reveille and retreat after some practice sessions.

Sergeant Pelletier and the others in ALS are at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center campus for the five-week school, which prepares them to serve as front-line supervisors. 

The campus is the U.S. Air Force’s largest and longest continuously running EPME center, which began NCO academy classes during the summer of 1968.