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Default Air Force Logo A Short History of the Inspector General
Sometimes I get the impression that people see the Inspector General, or IG, in a negative light. Some may think that the IG is out to make your life difficult or snoop into your business. Or perhaps they think the IG is someone to be feared. Maybe that feeling is understandable, but it's certainly not the whole story. I'd like to take a moment to
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Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership -- A tale of two instructors
Air Education and Training Command is primarily made up of students and instructors. On the surface, the instructors simply teach certain skills so that students are ready for new challenges. In reality, they contribute so much more. Instructors make us better Airmen and continually raise our level of performance by enforcing the standards. They
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Default Air Force Logo To XL or not is in our hands
For anyone who is even a moderate football fan, the name Chuck Noll should stand out as a beacon for doing things at an exceptional level. For those who do not really follow professional sports, the following is a very quick recap of his career and what it means to me. Chuck Noll was head coach for the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to
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Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership - Technological change
I am a digital immigrant. You see, in the summer of 1972, as a senior at the Air Force Academy, I spent $125 on a small "personal computer." At roughly $650 in today's dollars, the small unit was able to do four things: add, subtract, multiply and divide. It was a cutting edge ... calculator. Although we were only permitted to use it while checking
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Default Air Force Logo Leading learning innovation
The Air Force has a heritage rooted in technology and innovation. From our earliest days, Airmen have sought to find a better way to dominate the domains in which we operate -- air, space, and now, cyberspace. Developing superior capabilities which enable global vigilance, global reach and global power have proven vital to our nation's security.
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Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership – Building a Winning Team
On July 4th, I was fortunate enough to represent our Air Force at NASCAR's Coke Zero 400. I joined more than 100,000 Americans -- undeterred by the summer heat -- at the Daytona International Speedway. The energy at the speedway was as thick as the humid air and the excitement contagious. Motor homes covered the infield and racing fans were
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General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership – It’s all about service
A few weeks ago, Staff Sgt. Sarah Price worked diligently as a radar approach control (RAPCON) controller within the 71st Operations Group at Vance Air Force Base, Okla. If anyone had asked her what she did, her response would have been simple and quick, "I control aircraft." No one would argue the importance of her job, especially since it
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Default Air Force Logo Attitude, perseverance pays off
When I was a kid, I loved Saturday mornings. I would fix myself a big Jethro Bodine-sized bowl of cereal, pour as much sugar on it as possible, and sit down in front of the TV to watch cartoons. One of the cartoons I loved to watch was "The Adventures of Gulliver." The plot of the show involved a character named Gary Gulliver trying to find his
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General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership: The art of objective decision-making
Making decisions is something we all do each and every day. Most decisions are made without much thought, almost unconsciously and, in many cases, automatically. Others, however, are decisions that involve time and thought, and can impact more than just ourselves. These are the decisions where the process is an art - it defines who we are as
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Default Air Force Logo Laughlin turns into chaplain's dream assignment
The snow was getting thicker and the temperature was below zero degrees. It was a cold, January morning and I was dreaming of being in a warmer climate - like Hawaii. My beautiful dream was disrupted when the chaplain assistant informed me that I had a call from Washington D.C. Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson the Chief of Chaplain for the Air
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