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Default Air Force Logo Leading Airmen through force management
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force recently announced that our service must reduce its personnel end strength to meet congressionally-mandated limits. Air Force retention is currently at a 15-year high, which is a testament to the tremendous dedication of our Airmen serving during a time of unprecedented deployments. However, the high retention
0 4/30
2010
Default Air Force Logo Passion and Perseverance
Successful leaders exhibit many different characteristics and qualities. I want to share some thoughts on two important characteristics that have great impact on a person's life: passion and perseverance.Passion. It is an integral part of leadership. Passion defines the type of leader you are and those things in life on which you effortlessly spend
0 4/30
2010
Default Air Force Logo The Sponge Principle
During the 25 years I spent on active duty in this wonderful Air Force, and even now as a civilian, I have found one enduring principle that continues to override all others. I call it "The Sponge Principle." It applies to everyone, young and old, Airman Basic to General. By following it, you keep yourself open to new experiences and knowledge.I
0 4/15
2010
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership – Motivation
These are challenging times for our Air Force. We have been engaged in combat operations since 1990 and are balancing limited resources against an aggressive operations tempo. We are once again adjusting to maintain our authorized end strength while juggling priorities within a leveling budget. Many of our aircraft are beyond expected service lives
0 4/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo A 'Commitment to Caring' with our Air Force Assistance Fund
Given the current economic climate, it goes without saying that many people are making difficult decisions, cutting back on spending and foregoing anything but the bare essentials. That can mean hard choices when considering making charitable donations. If you're a regular or occasional contributor to good causes, you might be seriously curtailing
0 3/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo Writing Women into History: Ms. Christine Prewitt, Chief Shelia Knox
"Writing Women Back into History," the theme of this year's Women's History Month, affords us an opportunity to focus on individuals who are currently making history at Maxwell-Gunter. Two of these, Ms. Christine Prewitt, deputy commander of the 42nd Mission Support Group, and Chief Shelia Knox, superintendent for the 42nd MSG, make an exceptional
0 3/26
2010
Default Air Force Logo Writing Women into History: Col. Laura Koch
The theme of this year's Women's History Month, "Writing Women Back into History," affords us an opportunity to focus on individuals who are making history at Maxwell-Gunter. Col. Laura J. Koch, the Air Force Officer Training School commander, is an individual dedicated to molding new officers to meet the challenges of the future.Many of the new
0 3/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo National Dental Assistants Appreciation Week
Despite being far removed from the setting of dental school, I have vivid memories of its difficulties. Few of those memories are more prominent than that of not having an assistant. Each dental student was responsible for being the secretary, assistant and dentist all in one. Every day that I've had an assistant to facilitate, I have been
0 3/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Eating an Elephant
Ok, I'll admit two of the things I love most in life are fitness and money. Not necessarily in that order, but they both are high on my list. Unfortunately it seems they are also the hardest to attain. They share many commonalities, but one thing is certain, you can't just wake up one morning and be fit, and unless you're a lottery winner, you
0 3/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Making a difference, one leader at a time: Brig. Gen. Teresa Djuric
"Writing Women Back into History," the theme of this year's Women's History Month, affords us an opportunity to focus on individuals who are currently making history at Maxwell-Gunter.The first of these, Brig. Gen. Teresa Djuric, commander of the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, exemplifies the difference a
0 3/04
2010
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