Tennessee Airmen fill rooms for refresher

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  • By Master Sgt. Kelly Collett
  • I.G. Brown Training and Education Center

The 134th Air Refueling Wing located near Knoxville, Tennessee, held a workshop at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center recently to empower its junior NCO’s.

Their eight-hour training refreshed supervisory skills taught in NCO academy and Airman leadership school.

More than 130 wing staff sergeants and technical sergeants joined with other Tennessee National Guard who traveled from Memphis, Chattanooga, and Nashville.  

“We want our staffs and our techs to be leading Airmen into the future,” Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Drozdowski, wing command chief, said.

Airmen attended briefings and break outs where they interacted with one another, Tech. Sgt. Christopher O’Donnell, boom operator instructor, said. 

“The seminars were great,” Sergeant O’Donnell said. ”These … activities, where you are doing hands-on stuff, where you’re doing large group sessions, small group sessions; It gets you outside your comfort zone and it makes you think.”

Chief Drozdowski said that TEC’s space and the dorms allowed the event at no cost. Having the available room to talk in small groups helped their training and was convenient, he said.

The wing plans to schedule another workshop in October.