The local Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Air Force Association Chapter on June 3 presented a $2,000 donation to the McGhee Tyson Training and Education Center.
The funds will go toward the purchase of hardware that will enable wireless internet services in five dormitory buildings that house more than 4,200 service members who attend courses here each year.
“Having the Air Force Association give us this grant is really exciting and appreciated,” said Col. Richard B. Howard, commander of the I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center, on behalf of the McGhee Tyson Inn. “It will help us to meet the needs of our students and increase their quality of life while they are here.”
The McGhee Tyson Inn is the official name of the five dormitories where service members stay during their training at the base.
Polly Morrisey, treasurer of the Gen. Bruce K. Holloway Air Force Association Chapter, said the group has done grants in the past to help the school.
“We support education, and our money goes to support the men in the service,” she said.
An average of 14 enlisted professional military education courses and more than 40 skill enhancement training classes in subjects ranging from explosives safety orientation to food services, recruiting, security and expeditionary medical support are offered at the base each year.