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  • Lorenz on Leadership - Today's Airmen

    Recently, I had the distinct honor to attend the Airman's Coin Ceremony at Lackland AFB. It is always a privilege for me to meet the terrific men and women who train and are trained in what seems like a timeless setting. That day, the crystal blue sky melted into the field of blue-suited trainees who proudly marched onto the parade field. They were
  • MSS gives Team Maxwell-Gunter a “high five”

    The big day came and Team Maxwell-Gunter, for the first time in the 44-year history of the "Base Championship Series," saw the LeMay "Bowl" Trophy within in its sights as the representative of the mighty AETC "SEC." Our formerly unranked team had become the talk of the Air Force with its heartfelt enthusiasm that consistently greeted every Airman,
  • Air Force Counterproliferation Center celebrates 10th anniversary

    Born out of an agreement between the Air Staff and Air University in 1999, the U.S. Air Force Counterproliferation Center, or CPC, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary at Maxwell Air Force Base. The mission of the center is to provide quality education and research on weapons of mass destruction threats and appropriate countermeasures to such
  • The Honeys and Vinegars of Leadership

    Are you familiar with Benjamin Franklin's famous expression, "... a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar?" Most likely at this point in our conversation you are wondering what in the world this phrase has to do with leadership. If you give me just a few minutes of your time, I would like to share my thoughts on Mr.
  • Heart Disease - What You Need to Know

    A healthy heart beats about 100,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day. It can pump 20 quarts a minute and even more during strenuous exercise. In a normal lifetime, your heart will beat 2,500,000,000 (2.5 billion) times -- amazing! Clearly, the development of heart disease presents a serious risk to quality and quantity of life.
  • Community 'beat cops' become pillar of base defense

    Red and blue lights reflect in the rearview mirror. Sighing, thoughts of speeding cross the mind. Maybe it was the stop sign we didn't fully stop at. These are the thoughts most of us conjure up when we think of "security forces." If not that, then perhaps the iconic image of an entry controller posted at the gate during the morning drive to work.
  • Air Force acquisition success measured by customer success

    In the 42nd Contracting Squadron our goal is to exceed our customers' expectations and their mission requirements. We are making massive strides in reaching our goal, however, in order to continue making these great strides we need "you," our customer, to assist in two very important areas.First, obtain contacting assistance early in the planning
  • From basic to command chief, AF experience brings rewards

    The journey from the heart of Alabama to the top of the Air Force's enlisted ranks has been an exciting and rewarding trip. Departing Orrville, Ala., in 1981 carried me from a place and time where doctor's offices as late as 1979 still hung antiquated signs separating patients by race. The entryways of at least one restaurant had yet to remove an
  • How have you contributed to American citizenship?

    As I ponder the thought of citizenship, I can almost hear the voices of our ancestors, voices seeking a listening ear; echoing words of freedom, justice and equality. An ear to hear their cry of acceptance, the hope of receiving a fair shake, an opportunity to prove their worth without being ridiculed or enslaved. What our forefathers sought was
  • SACS visit continues long tradition of peer review

    In 1946, Lt. Gen. Muir Fairchild, the first Air University commander, undertook the mission to establish the world's finest professional military education institution for the study and advancement of Airpower. General Fairchild and his faculty knew their stuff; he was an air combat veteran of two world wars and had helped develop and implement the