Veterans Day – November 11, 2019

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November 11, 2019 is Veterans Day, a day we honor military veterans.  According to Pew Research, there “were around 20.4 million U.S. veterans in 2016 … representing less than 10% of the total U.S. adult population.”

Additionally, according to the US Dept of Defense (DoD), Veterans Day “was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.  World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

The DoD added, “[i]n 1926, Congress officially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an official holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I.  But then World War II and the Korean War happened, so on June 1, 1954, at the urging of veterans service organizations, Congress amended the commemoration yet again by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor American veterans of all wars.“

For some interesting facts on Veterans Day, please visit History.com here.   Some of the more interesting facts are “[i]n Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11” and “[e]very Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery holds an annual memorial service. The cemetery is home to the graves of over 400,000 people, most of whom served in the military.

Lastly, for a Veterans Day infographic of facts, please visit here.

The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, is the CEO and Lead Consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which provides consulting services across the logistics, technology, aircraft maintenance, munitions, SBIR, production, and supply chain areas.  Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer.  He is a member of the American Legion, Air Force Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Bionic Lift awarded a US Air Force AFWERX SBIR Phase I

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Bionic Lift, LLC is excited to announce our selection for an AFWERX SBIR Phase I contract.  Bionic Lift is a national security-focused technology innovation company bringing technology to the warfighter.

Bionic Lift CEO, Carl Buhler stated “within the U.S. military, hundreds of thousands of maintenance, logistics, and support personnel—uniformed and civilian—perform a myriad of daily tasks involving repetitive motion, as well as awkward lateral and overhead arm & shoulder movement, often in difficult environments. The subsequent loss of productivity, due to worker fatigue and injury, has an adverse impact on readiness & costs.”

Additional details are available here.

Carl  Buhler enjoys technology, innovation, and process improvement.

 

NATIONAL AMELIA EARHART DAY – July 24, 2019

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Today is the 122nd year anniversary of the birth of aviation pioneer and author, Amelia Mary Earhart who was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897.

According to the Amelia Earhart Museum, after moving to California, Amelia learned to fly by taking “up aviation as a hobby, taking odd jobs to pay for her flying lessons. In 1922, with the financial help of her sister, Muriel, and her mother, Amy Otis Earhart, she purchased her first airplane, a Kinner Airster.”

Additionally, per National Day Calendar, “[o]ne of Earhart’s most impressive achievements took place on May 20th, 1932. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic. He flew from New York to Paris in 33 hours and 30 minutes. Earhart took off from Grace Harbor, Newfoundland four years to the day Lindbergh completed his flight. Throughout the flight, she faced many technical difficulties. Her goal was to land in Paris, France.”

Also, “[d]ue to Earhart’s challenges in flight, she landed the red Lockheed Vega 14 hours and 16 minute later in Derry, Ireland. All in all, the flight was a success. She became the first woman pilot to complete the journey. Following Earhart’s record-setting accomplishment, she earned the United States Distinguished Flying Cross” continues National Day Calendar.

The Amelia Earhart Museum added that in June 1937, “Amelia embarked upon the first around-the-world flight at the equator. On July 2, after completing nearly two-thirds of her historic flight — over 22,000 miles — Amelia vanished along with her navigator Frederick Noonan. They took off from Lae, New Guinea, bound for tiny Howland Island in the vast Pacific Ocean. The distance from Lae to Howland was about equal to a transcontinental flight across the U.S. A great naval, air and land search failed to locate Amelia, Noonan, or the aircraft, and it was assumed they were lost at sea. To this day, their fate is the subject of unending speculation.”

National Amelia Earhart Day continues to honor the achievements of this incredible aviation pioneer, who continues to inspire aviators and others, across the globe.

The author, US Air Force Brigadier General (retired) Carl Buhler, is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, munitions, technology, SBIR, production, logistics, aviation, and supply.  Carl served on active-duty for almost three decades and is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer.  Carl is a proud supporter of veterans and veteran’s issues and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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National Flag Day – June 14, 2019

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Today, June 14, 2019 is NATIONAL FLAG DAY, a day we commemorate Jun 14, 1777 when the United States flag was adopted as our nation’s flag.  Since then, there have been several changes to the flag. In fact, per National Day Calendar, “Since 1777, the design of the flag has been officially modified 26 times.  For 47 years, the 48-star flag was in effect.  In 1959, the 49-star version became official on July 4.  President Eisenhower ordered the 50-star flag on August 21, 1959.”

According to the Library of Congress, “Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes in many ways–displaying the flag in the front of their homes, parades, and other patriotic observances. Prior to 1916, many localities and a few states had been celebrating the day for years. Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949; the legislation also called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year.”

In President Wilson’s proclamation deeming June 14 as Flag Day, he stated “on that day we rededicate ourselves to the nation, ‘one and inseparable’ from which every thought that is not worthy of our fathers’ first vows in independence, liberty, and right shall be excluded and in which we shall stand with united hearts.”

“Representing independence and unity, the Star Spangled Banner has become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly. “ states National Day Calendar.

For five ways to celebrate National Flag Day, CNN has a list here.

The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, is the CEO and Lead Consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which provides consulting services across the logistics, technology, aircraft maintenance, munitions, small business (SBIR), production, and supply areas.  Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer.  He is a proud member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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