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Photo Slideshow: The I.G. Brown TEC celebrates 45 years

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – The first instructors of the Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officers Academy in 1968 get their photo taken with U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown, then Director of the Air National Guard. From left, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sheridan J. Lloyd, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Alexander, Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Diaz and Senior Master Sgt. Donald Pettirew at their ranks shown. NCO Academy was the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center’s first program of instruction. The TEC was later dedicated to Brown during its 10th anniversary celebration, June 1978. (U.S. Air National Guard file-photo/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – The first instructors of the Air National Guard Noncommissioned Officers Academy in 1968 get their photo taken with U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown, then Director of the Air National Guard. From left, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sheridan J. Lloyd, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Alexander, Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Diaz and Senior Master Sgt. Donald Pettirew at their ranks shown. NCO Academy was the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center’s first program of instruction. The TEC was later dedicated to Brown during its 10th anniversary celebration, June 1978. (U.S. Air National Guard file-photo/Released)

MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center marks its 45th anniversary this month of professional military education which serves all of the nation's Air National Guard units as well as the total U.S. Air Force. Our history room here is chock full of photos, memorabilla and awards, from the start of our first Noncommissioned Officer Academy class June 25, 1968, and on through the tens of thousands of students, faculty and distinguished visitors who have walked our campus. This slideshow provides just a small glimpse of those many snapshots during the years, but The TEC's single mission remains timeless: to engage, educate and inspire leaders responsible for our nation's defense.

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