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  • Lorenz on Leadership: Doing the Right Thing

    Last week, our nation was inspired by the actions of a brave pilot -- an everyday American who reminded us of who we are and who we can be. It just so happens that the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, is a classmate of mine. We both graduated from the Air Force

  • Lorenz on Leadership: At War in Cyberspace

    "The stark reality is that the bad guys are winning and our nation is at risk." That's what retired Air Force Lieutenant General Harry Raduege, Jr., writes in an insightful article about cyberspace titled, "Evolving Cybersecurity Faces a New Dawn." As he describes our many challenges in cyberspace,

  • Great American Smokeout holds promise for quitters

    As "barbecue-licious" as its name may sound, the Great American Smokeout on Thursday bears much more promise for tobacco users and their loved ones than a belly full of pork ribs. For 33 years the event has challenged smokers and chewers to not light up or pack a wad for 24 hours with hopes that the

  • Render all chiefs appropriate respect

    Team, November is the month we celebrate, recognize and remember the heritage and contributions of the American Indian. Military history records many facets of their contributions. The Oct. 29 edition of "Airman's Roll Call" highlights this fact. Over time there has been great controversy in our

  • Lorenz on Leadership: The continuum of training

    I believe we should work our boss' boss' problems. I have found that if we see the bigger picture -- if we understand the larger context of our challenges -- we will make better decisions. Since assuming command of Air Education and Training Command, I have been trying to understand where our

  • Beware crazed drivers during voting season

    We are all lucky to live in the greatest country in the world, and as a result, we have a personal stake and obligation in controlling how this country is governed. As you get ready to vote this year, if you haven't already, add one more thing to your "to do list" - make it to and from the polling

  • Recruiting: Crucial to national defense

    As we start the new fiscal year, I congratulate you all for an outstanding 2008 recruiting year. I appreciate the hard work you did - this was the ninth straight year we met or exceeded the Air Force's recruiting goal. In fact, we signed our last contract in May 2008, and we have been working ever

  • Service Before Self: It's not just for those who wear blue

    As the 369th Recruiting Group commander, one of my initiatives in 2007 was to conduct annual and refresher training in San Antonio for our flight administrators. The practice proved so beneficial, I continued the practice this year. I implemented the training for a three reasons: to standardize

  • Lorenz on Leadership: We Are All Accountable, Always

    Over the past few months, we've heard a lot about accountability in our Air Force. If you're a little unsure as to what people mean when they discuss "accountability," you're not alone. Over the years, the word "accountability" has been associated with high-profile failures, including shooting down

  • We should be as committed as pigs

    Team, the adage says that in a ham and egg breakfast the chicken is involved and the pig is committed. How committed are you to your work, whether it be professional or volunteer? We must always do our best, and be aware of the cause we have committed to support. For military members, we have