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Default Air Force Logo Awareness key to preventing fraud
Billions in taxpayers' dollars are lost annually to fraud, waste and abuse within the Department of Defense. As a result, the public has lost confidence in our ability to be effective stewards of appropriated funds, which has resulted in a reduction of buying power for equipment, facilities, etc. Fraud can be committed by anyone and unfortunately
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Change may save a little pain and add more years
Poison ivy and poison sumac! If you have never had either one ... you will never know the sheer torture those four words represent. As a child I was a poison ivy and poison sumac magnet. We played outdoors all summer long, climbed trees that were covered with poison sumac, and went through weeds filled with poison ivy. Now all this might not have
0 11/06
2009
Default Air Force Logo Opportunities, Chances, Challenges
Opportunities present themselves in so many ways ... whether we are looking for them or not. My first big opportunity came in the form of a lottery. Not the kind that would have made me a millionaire, but one that would change my life forever. Thirteen years ago, this lottery offered my family the chance to emigrate from Nigeria to the United
0 10/30
2009
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. Lorenz on Leadership - Cherish Your Spouse
Just last week, while walking past the base chapel, I witnessed a scene that caused me to pause and reflect. I turned and watched as people, dressed in their Sunday best, flowed from the chapel doors, smiling and casually chatting. They slowly split into two lines, creating a path that led to a waiting limousine. The crowd stood and waited, fueling
0 10/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo ‘What are your goals?’
Oftentimes, we get so busy with our day-to-day lives that we forget to see the bigger picture and lose sight of things. For me personally, I find setting goals to be a helpful way for me to focus on what is important in both my personal and professional life. Our short-term goals are often stepping stones to long-term goals. Taking time to
0 10/12
2009
Default Air Force Logo Standards and discipline ... critical to mission success
Standards and discipline play an important role in mission accomplishment. Ask yourself how can we effectively accomplish the mission if we don't comply with mandated Air Force and DoD standards? If we don't follow the rules, we simply put ourselves in trouble all the time, and certainly won't be able to take care of our people and certainly won't
0 10/02
2009
Default Air Force Logo Consider showing a little kindness
The great Rabbi and teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel, once wrote, "When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people." That's one of those quotes that I consider a keeper. I'm growing older. In fact, I just turned 50 years of age. And, while in no way do I feel old, I very much agree with the famous Rabbi. The older
0 9/28
2009
General Stephen R. Lorenz is the Air Education and Training Command commander. 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
0 9/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo The power of words
Most of us can remember a time when someone we didn't even know spoke kind words that lifted our spirits. On the other hand, all of us, I'm sure, can remember walking away from a conversation feeling dejected or offended. Often, it was due to a combination of what, when, and how something was spoken. The ability to control our words is definitely a
0 9/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Organizational success requires each of us to jump on board
When I think about leadership and organizational success, trains come to mind as a useful analogy. Just as all of a train's components are essential and must work in concert with one another for it to reach its final destination, all Airmen play an important and integral role in helping the Air Force reach its objectives. Let me explain. In order
0 9/12
2009
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