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General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership -- The solid foundation
Our Air Force has more than 175,000 civilian employees spread across the globe. In fact, they make up more than 25 percent of our authorized Total Force end strength. The civilian force fills an ever-increasing role in daily mission accomplishment, especially as we've experienced personnel reductions over the past 20 years and, many would argue, no
0 3/03
2010
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership -- A dynamic tradition
Our Air Force has many traditions. Some we inherited from other services; others are more recent and will take time to fully develop. Traditions are positive things, deeply rooted in our heritage and pride. Traditions are things we don't easily give up.One of our traditions, however, isn't often recognized as "positive" and doesn't get the applause
0 2/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo Lorenz on Leadership -- A mentor's influence
Mentors touch our lives and help shape us into the people that we are today. We value mentorship in the Air Force and both develop it in our subordinates while seeking it from our supervisors. I like to think that one cannot have enough mentors, nor can one mentor enough. I've had many through the years, but one sticks out above the rest. This
0 2/03
2010
Default Air Force Logo Is this the best you can do?
At work this week, did you give each and every task your best effort, or did you prioritize a heavy workload by cutting a few corners here and there? Would all of your work this week have passed the Kissinger test? In the field of U.S. foreign policy, arguably the most significant single person over the past four decades is Dr. Henry Kissinger.
0 1/25
2010
Default Air Force Logo Following the dream ... Today and the day after
The time has come once again to celebrate the vision and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the month of January, we gather to remember what then seemed "a voice crying in the wilderness." How could America of that time transition to the America of the dream? Was Dr. King a man born before his time? Was the dream really possible, or was it
0 1/19
2010
Command Chief, Air Education and Training Command. Maintaining the Human Weapons System
It all started during an Elmendorf staff meeting. Seeing a major I didn't know, I introduced myself. In reply she spoke a sentence that still echoes in my mind. "Hello Chief, I'm Major Jennifer Halter, I am a crew chief on the human weapons system." Puzzled, I asked for clarification and she replied, "I am a crew chief on the human weapons system;
0 1/05
2010
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership -- Jessica's legacy
There are certain times in our lives where a single moment or significant event causes us to pause . . . and reflect. These moments can catch us after both happy times and sad - after accomplishments of our own or those of others. Sometimes they catch us off guard, by surprise. More often, though, these moments sit out in front of us . . . and we
0 12/15
2009
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership -- Spotting disasters
"I can hear that train coming down the tracks." If you're like me, then you've heard people use this analogy to describe an inbound issue or challenge. We all face challenges each and every day -- they are nothing new. The challenges range in significance and in ability to impact our organizations. Although the potential challenges do have unique
0 11/24
2009
Default Air Force Logo ‘Tis the season for family and friends’
As a young officer, I spent many long hours working and have deployed several times. I have always enjoyed my job and didn't mind because it was part of accomplishing the mission. I have always taken pride in belonging to something that was bigger than me.Of course my focus on the mission hasn't changed, but something I heard often as a young
0 11/20
2009
Default Air Force Logo Model safe drinking for Thanksgiving
The holiday season offers the perfect opportunity for parents to communicate with their children about drinking alcohol.Children who live in homes where alcohol is not the primary focus of holiday get-togethers may be less likely to grow up thinking that drinking is the key ingredient to having a good time. Parents should keep in mind that children
0 11/20
2009
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