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  • By Master Sgt. Mavi Smith
  • The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center
The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center hosted a meeting of more than 60 members of the East Tennessee Military Affairs Council (ETMAC) on its campus, June 3.

ETMAC is a non-profit corporation organized to recognize, encourage, support and advocate for military activities in East Tennessee as they relate to national defense and the economic vitality of the area.

Representatives from numerous military and military related organizations as well as retirees from all services were present.

Among the guests were the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association, the Ben Atchley State Veterans Home, the Knox County Veterans Service Office, the Tennessee Veterans Business Association, the American Ex-Prisoners of War, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the American Red Cross, the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, the Purple Heart Association, the University of Tennessee Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and many more.

Topics of discussion included volunteer opportunities, festivals, fundraisers and other events designed to support and recognize U.S. military forces. A full listing of all East Tennessee military related events can be viewed on the ETMAC webpage at: http://www.etmac.org/index.htm