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.