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  • TEC remains top community advocate

    Since last October at least 930 EPME students temporarily assigned for classes volunteered 2,756 hours of community service with more than two dozen not-for-profits, in and around greater Knoxville.
  • History, alumni anchor officers on campus

    Air National Guard officers are returning to the base in East Tennessee where they earned their commissions.
  • The bricks of our contributors, heroes, founders

    With the recent announcement of the new facility to be named Craig R. McKinley Hall, it is okay to wonder who are these people, and how did they get a building named for them?
  • Tips to tackle our EPME (Part 2) – the NCO academy ‘experience’

    This is the second article in a series with tips on completing Air Force professional military education.
  • Tips to tackle our EPME (Part 1) – attending Airman Leadership School

    This is the first article in a series with tips on completing Air Force professional military education.
  • EPME instructors bring professional writing to Nashville

    A professional writing class, the first of its kind taught in the Air National Guard, descended upon Berry Field Air National Guard Base on Oct. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee.The class, which covered professional writing situations, supervisory writing skills, and the overall effectiveness of writing, was brought here to help Airmen of the 118th in
  • Avoid 'death by slides' with five lesson plan reasons

    It's a common fear to give instruction before a group, but experts at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center said recently that if you put presentation slides aside, and take time to plan, you can write lessons that feel comfortable and make class less punishing."Just relying on PowerPoint is not an effective way to give a lesson," said
  • Center displays a journeyed Stars and Stripes

    The National Flag Day Foundation reports that Flag Day, soon a 100-year-old American observance, was first proclaimed May 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. The Stars and Stripes, in their birth by congress, however, were adopted June 14, 1777, and that's the day we observe it. This year, it's on a Tuesday. U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned at the I.G.
  • Logistics manager, former instructor has new assignment: training officers

    When Master Sgt. Don Pierson is on campus, he's likely into something unforeseen ... if you can track him. Each day changes, as if through a Magic 8-Ball. It shakes up, and the random possibilities go from "Outlook Good" to "Ask Again Later."    During his last four years at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, Pierson, the logistics
  • Chaplain assistant gives, gains enlisted leadership

    Classrooms line the hallways of the enlisted professional military education center in east Tennessee. They're filled with Airmen as Air Force lessons resound through doorways. A look inside shows them sitting in a semi-circle, focused on instructors.Tech. Sgt. John McClean, with the Paul H. Lankford EPME Center here, knows their coursework. He
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