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  • Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback

    The change addresses feedback received since the previous guidance was originally published. Specifically, women voiced concerns over difficulty related to securing hair in a manner that does not extend beyond the head.
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • Radio communications tower erected at 177th Fighter Wing

    ATLANTIC CITY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.J. -- The 177th Fighter Wing is one step closer to completion of a 112 foot tall radio communications tower.The final section of the structure was hoisted to the top by crane and bolted down by Airmen with the 212th Engineering and Installation Squadron, 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis ANGB, MA, and the 201st
  • Photo story: TEC holds skills training

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. - Staff and faculty assigned to the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center in East Tennessee learned emergency response skills from the 134th Security Forces Squadron mid-May to help ensure safe and prepared classrooms as on-campus attendance increases.U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kirk Lewellyn and Master
  • AMS commissioning program marks 50th remembrance

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- It was a commissioning program that sent 14,641 new U.S. Air Force officers into service in the Air National Guard, starting five decades ago. But the program departed the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center campus in East Tennessee in 2009.The Officer Preparatory Academy opened in April 1971 as
  • ANG Command Chief Williams visits TEC

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Command Chief Master Sgt. of the Air National Guard Maurice Williams got a first-hand look at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center and its mission during a visit here April 22. Along with meeting TEC Airmen and touring the campus grounds, Chief Williams spoke directly with noncommissioned
  • Denim Day event encourages awareness surrounding sexual assault

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the Air National Guard’s primary training and education center in East Tennessee wore denim attire to work April 28 instead of their uniforms in support of Denim Day.“Wearing of denim serves as our ongoing commitment to maintaining a climate of dignity and respect, as
  • New exhibit honors ‘Women in the Air Force'

    The exhibit, titled “Women in the Air Force: From Yesterday into Tomorrow,” covers historical issues, changes in laws and attitudes, and women's contributions to the Air Force mission. These displays, which are located throughout the museum, contain one of a kind artifacts used by women in the Air Force from many different eras.
  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • Air Force finalizes PT uniform design; will begin production process

    This is the first update to the PT uniform in more than 16 years, and more than 150 Airmen participated in testing the uniform.
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