The Air National Guard’s I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee met challenges and changes during 2019. It’s Airmen spent the year educating thousands in their classrooms, developing and reorganizing for the future, and traveling and broadcasting at units across the nation.
As the year was drawing down, TEC staff and faculty considered their accomplishments for the past 12 months and the challenges in the next.
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MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. — The Air National Guard division that manages Professional Continuing Education for thousands of Airmen, including its satellite Warrior Network television studios, has changed its name.
The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center’s PCE Division announced recently that it now will be called TEC University, effective Nov. 1.
The new name, which leaders say identifies a new approach in learning, comes from years of listening to requests by ANG Airmen to broaden its offerings and innovate education methods to upgrade their skills and knowledge, its officials said.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen enrolled in Airman Leadership School Class 20-1 exercised at the campus track on this foggy Monday morning, October 28, outside the Smoky Mountains at the Lankford enlisted professional military education center, in East Tennessee.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ebonie Hills, enlisted PME instructor and professional bodybuilder, spotlights TEC’s fitness equipment in this new video news series: Chalk Talk. In this episode, she talks about the assisted dip machine.* (U.S. Air National Guard video/Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith) #USAF #ANG #fitness #chalktalk
* Talk to a doctor before embarking on or ramping up any exercise. Always read/follow the manufacturer’s guidelines first on the safe and proper use of any equipment.
Airmen serving as faculty at the U.S. Air Force’s largest enlisted professional military education center considered their year of accomplishments this week just as the first NCO Academy and Airman Leadership School classes started for 2020.￼
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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the Air National Guard’s primary learning center in East Tennessee played a role in holding the Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit, October 3, in Maryville, Tennessee.
“As a fellow woman veteran, I want to support and give back to the other women veterans,” Tech. Sgt. Renee Wiederspahn, a professional military education instructor at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, said.
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Editor’s note: This is the second article in an ongoing series in which the Air National Guard’s I.G. Brown Training and Education Center staff and faculty share their perspectives and spark discussion about its lines of effort.
I gained a renewed value for a culture of acceptance this summer by joining my unit’s softball team in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Not having played much baseball in my life, I decided to play with the Air National Guard I.G. Brown Training and Education Center’s “Notorious TEC” when the captain, Sergeant Smyser, told me it was just for fun and that the team was not overly serious.
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