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    Lozano to replace Lovely as Air National Guard education center commander

    USAF Col. Kenneth Lozano

    Photo By Master Sgt. Mike Smith | U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth Lozano. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mike R....... read more read more

    LOUISVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES

    05.29.2019

    Story by Master Sgt. Mike Smith 

    Air National Guard Training and Education Center/TV

    MCGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. – U.S. Air Force Col. Kerry R. Lovely will pass command of the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center to U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth Lozano, May 31, giving the Air National Guard’s principal learning center a new commander.

    Colonel Lovely is retiring after more than 33 years of military service. Colonel Lozano takes command after serving as the Air National Guard director of Diversity and Inclusion from the Air National Guard Readiness Center located on Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus, commander of the readiness center, will preside over the ceremony. It will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Spruance Hall auditorium.

    TEC is located at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, just outside Knoxville, as a detachment of the readiness center and conducts enlisted professional military education as well as professional continuing education for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and Reserve Command.

    Colonel Lozano commissioned in 1996 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. He served in a variety of financial management assignments at the squadron, wing, numbered Air Force, and National Guard Bureau Joint Staff. He deployed to U.S. Central Command in support of Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom, serving as Deputy Disbursing Agent and as Paying Agent, respectively.

    Colonel Lozano’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Force Commendation Medals, and the Air Force Achievement Medal, among other service and professional awards.

    Media are invited to attend the event and should contact TEC Public Affairs at 865-336-4106 to coordinate base access and escort before the ceremony. Photos and additional information will be posted to http://www.angtec.ang.af.mil. The event will broadcast live on Facebook at ANGTECTV.

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    Date Taken: 05.29.2019
    Date Posted: 05.29.2019 09:24
    Story ID: 324269
    Location: LOUISVILLE, TN, US 
    Hometown: SAN JUAN, PR
    Hometown: ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD, US
    Hometown: KNOXVILLE, TN, US
    Hometown: MARYVILLE, TN, US
    Hometown: THE PENTAGON, DC, US

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