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  • "If Not You, Then Who?"

    Complaint resolution is the justification for the Inspector General. An IG spends about 60 percent of his time assisting U.S. Air Force people to connect them with the appropriate folks to deal with their problems. At a glance, what's the problem with that? Nothing! That's what IGs do. But, there really is a problem with it. If the airman has to
  • Lorenz on Leadership -- Greeting Carmen

    If you haven't seen the Air Education and Training Command headquarters building, you're missing out. It is a grand, historic building, nestled under age-old oak trees, that was built in the 1930's. Although initially used as an academic hall for new Air Force aviators, the building has had many uses over the years. Today it, along with sister
  • Leadership... Are You Ready?

    To most, only 8.5 years of service in the Air Force is not a long time. You certainly aren't retirement eligible. However I have encountered many different situations both personally and professionally that have molded me into leadership. I have experienced fatherhood, divorce, numerous deployments and even death, all of which consciously or
  • Lest we forget

    As I reflect on the holocaust, one of the most horrific times in the history of mankind, I cannot fathom how Adolph Hitler, a grotesque excuse of a human being, led a nation to systematically murder more than 9 million innocents. Evil is too small of a word to adequately define the atrocities perpetuated by the Nazi Hate Machine. According to his
  • 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.