I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center

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I.G. Brown Training and Education Center
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Emblem of the I.G. Brown TEC
Active 1968–present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Role Air Force Education Center
Garrison/HQ McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tennessee
Colonel Jessica Meyeraan

The I.G. Brown Training and Education Center is a detachment of the Air National Guard Readiness Center and is located at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, Tenn. The TEC conducts an average of 18 Enlisted Professional Military Education courses and 40 Professional Continuing Education sessions throughout the year. Typically, the TEC accommodates 4,000 service members on campus annually from the Total Force, Coast Guard and partner nation armed forces. The TEC also manages the ANG's Warrior Network; a $7 million satellite broadcast enterprise with more than 186 downlink sites, providing training and education, and command information nationwide. In addition, the studio and multimedia facilities support ANG video productions, senior leader conferences and general-to-career field specific training.

Personnel and Resources

The Training and Education Center's staff of approximately 85 people represent all components of the regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command and civil service members who serve together to train and educate the leaders of tomorrow. The TEC's facilities are modern and connected by a state-of-the-art computer network. The campus houses an athletic center, dormitories, classrooms, auditorium and dining facility all within a short walking distance.

Organizational Structure

The Training and Education Center is organized into three divisions at McGhee Tyson ANGB and one operating location at Maxwell-Gunter AFB, Ala. The Paul H. Lankford Enlisted Professional Military Education Center for EPME delivers both Airman Leadership School and Noncommissioned Officer Academy programs of instruction. This is achieved via two delivery methodologies: traditional in-resident and a blended program referred to as satellite EPME. The traditional in-resident program delivers EPME curriculum in about six weeks. The blended learning program, SatEPME, consists of 14 weeks of live interactive satellite, or High-Definition, High Bitrate video teletraining broadcasts over the Warrior Network followed by two weeks of in-resident experience, providing graduates full in-residence EPME credit. The Lankford Center is one of the Air Force's top producers of EPME students, graduating nearly 2,000 Total Force students per-year. The Media and Engagement Division implements Professional Continuing Education on behalf of the Air National Guard Readiness Center, develops and maintains advanced distributive learning products and functions as the program management office for the Warrior Network. PCE sessions range from skill enhancement training to instructor certification and more. Functional conferences and workshops are part and parcel of the PCE continuum. The MED supports more than 2,000 in-resident personnel each year, and tens of thousands via ADL products and Warrior Network broadcasts. The Mission Support Division provides force management, professional development, logistics, and information services to faculty, staff and students. The MSD team is the critical linchpin between the TEC and the base host unit, the 134th Air Refueling Wing, enabling efficient campus operations and integrated facilities management. Airmen assigned to the TEC's operating location at Maxwell-Gunter AFB ensure the ANG is fully integrated into Air Force enlisted education, professional development and training programs. They are primarily assigned to the Barnes Center for Enlisted Education to develop curriculum, provide instruction and advise Barnes Center senior leadership.


The Training and Education Center was established in 1968 as the I.G. Brown Professional Military Education Center, named in honor of the first Director of the Air National Guard, Maj. Gen. I.G. Brown. In 1998, its name was changed to The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, and in 2012 it changed to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center.


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