This summer will be a big one for the Air National Guard’s primary campus for training and education in East Tennessee. The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary as an organization with a morning celebration, scheduled for July 20; notwithstanding, there’s an NCO Academy Graduate Association celebration banquet in the works the night prior, on July 19.
Since its first students in 1968, TEC has become the campus for enlisted and officers learning and developing their leadership and professional practice in the Air Force. TEC held on to its vision – from NCO academy to Airmen Leadership School, from officer seminars to officer commissioning, from continuing education to satellite distance learning – throughout its history. TEC is highlighting each decade on its public website in a monthly feature series. The Air Guard History Office will additionally release TEC’s official historical account later this year. Moreover, the significant events on the 19th and 20th feature guest speakers, music, a campus tour and more.
Join the Air Guard and TEC throughout the celebration with alumni, faculty, and staff, as well our community, supporters, and families.
TEC’s anniversary series Part I (1968-1978), Part II (1978-1988), and Part III (1988-1998) are now available on the public website. Plus, Part IV (1998-2008) in May and Part V (2008-2018) in June, as well as event news, videos, and broadcasts are yet to be released. TEC’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter are additionally posting anniversary shout-outs from former and current Air Force leadership and speakers.
Join our event too.
We are planning the celebration on campus July 20. You can call 865-336-4704 or –5090 for RSVP information and schedules, as well as follow the link to the service invitation at https://go.usa.gov/xQW3j.
The NCO Academy Graduate Association is a non-federal entity that is holding its 50th Anniversary General Membership Meeting and Banquet at the Knoxville Airport Hilton July 19, which is “open to anyone attending or associated with TEC’s anniversary.” Note that this is not an official TEC event, but it will include founding staff, faculty, and alumni. You can call 402-450-1318 or -477-2497 for RSVP information and schedules, as well as follow the link to their event website.
TEC has remained at the forefront of professional military and professional continuing education in the Air Force since its establishment. We hope that you join us online, on the town, and on campus during these celebrations.