February 8, 2019 – National Boy Scouts Day

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Today, February 8, 2019, is National Boy Scouts Day.  Additionally, the month of February is celebrated as Boy Scout Month.

According to the National Day Calendar, “The Boy Scouts of America has roots in the British Boy Scouts organization which was created in 1908 after the success of the book Scouting for Boys by Robert Baden-Powell.  On a foggy day in London an American newspaperman, William Dickson Boyce, became lost when a Boy Scout came to his assistance. With the boy’s guidance, Boyce arrived at his destination. When Boyce offered payment for the assistance, the Boy Scout refused explaining it was a good deed.  Boyce was inspired to organize similar youth groups into one organization. On February 8, 1910, Boyce filed papers of incorporation, and the Boy Scouts of America was born.  Boy Scouts have had a profound impact on the United States.  Many presidents and other dignitaries have been Boy Scouts.  A total of 181 Astronauts have also been a part of the Boy Scout program.”

Incorporated in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America published their first Boy Scout Handbook in 1911. For an list of interesting facts about the Boy Scouts, visit here.

According to NationalCalendarDay.com, one way to observe today is by using #NationalBoyScoutsDay on social media posts.  Additionally, per National Today, three ways to observe National Boy Scouts Day are to “Do a good turn for someone else, learn a new skill, and go camping.”

The author Brigadier General Carl Buhler, US Air Force (retired) is currently the CEO and Lead Consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services covering aircraft maintenance, technology, SBIR, supply, logistics and production. Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer and was a member of the Cub Scouts and Webelos while growing up.  Carl has also served as a Webelos Den Leader and Boy Scout volunteer.  He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.


Four Chaplains Day – February 3, 2019

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As February 3, 2019 approaches, we’re reminded of the 76th anniversary of the event remembered as Four Chaplains Day.

Last year, the New York Times released an article that provides a great description of that fateful day.  The New York times wrote “On Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, a military transport ship carrying 902 American servicemen and civilian workers, was torpedoed by a German submarine about 100 miles off the cost of Greenland. In 18 minutes, the ship would be lost under the frigid sea.  Panic ensued. The sailors who were not killed in the explosion or trapped below rushed to the decks, where some of the lifeboats had frozen to the ship, survivors recounted. But four chaplains standing on the decks remained calm, distributing life jackets. When the supply ran out, the chaplains gave the sailors their own.

The New York Times continued, “Only 230 men survived the sinking of the Dorchester, making it one of the worst naval tragedies for the Americans in World War II. Witnesses recalled seeing the four chaplains standing with arms interlocked, each praying in his own way, as the ship sunk. They were Catholic, Jewish and Protestant: Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, the Rev. George L. Fox, a Methodist Minister, the Rev. Clark V. Poling of the Reformed Church in America, and the Rev. John P. Washington, a Roman Catholic priest.”

For more details behind Four Chaplains Day, the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation provides information here.  Additionally, for organizations organizing events to honor Four Chaplains Day, the American Legion recently released guidelines here.

The author, United States Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO and lead consultant of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, supply, technology, logistics and production.  Carl is a proud member of the American Legion.

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National Data Privacy Day – January 28, 2019

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Today, January 28, 2019, is National Data Privacy Day.

According to NationalDayCalendar.com, “Data Privacy Day was first initiated by the Council in Europe in 2007.  In 2009 the United States House of Representatives recognized National Data Privacy Day and the United States Senate recognized Data Privacy Day in 2010 and 2011.  It has continued through the efforts of various groups and organizations since.”

On January. 27, 2014, the 113th U.S. Congress adopted Senate Resolution 337, which is a non-binding resolution designating Jan. 28 as “National Data Privacy Day.”  The designation serves as a reminder to us all about living in a day and age where data privacy should be a focal point in our lives.

According to StaySafeOnline.org, “Data Privacy Day is the signature event in a greater privacy awareness and education effort. Year-round, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) educates consumers on how they can own their online presence and shows organizations how privacy is good for business.” 

Lastly, per NationalCalendarDay.com, one way to observe today is by using #DataPrivacyDay on social media posts.  For more information on how to be safe with your data, please visit staysafeonline.org.

The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for SBIR, technology, aircraft maintenance, supply, logistics, production, and business development with the DoD.  Carl is an avid fan of technology and computers, plus is a member of the Air Force Association, National Defense Industrial Association, and National Association of Corporate Directors.


2019 Air Force Trials and DoD Warrior Games

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Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is scheduled to host the upcoming 2019 Air Force Trials from March 1 to March 7, 2019.  The Air Force Trails are a Paralympic-style competitive event with adaptive sports tailored to the capabilities of the wounded warrior athletes. 150 competitors are eligible to compete.

According to the Air Force Wounded Warrior website, each “athlete is competing to earn one of 40 slots on Team Air Force in anticipation of being a participant at the Department of Defense Warrior Games” being held from June 21 through June 30, 2019.  The 2019 DoD Warrior games will be hosted by the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida.

According to the official Facebook DoD Warrior Games page, “the Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured warriors and to expose them to adaptive sports.”  Additionally, athletes will participate in “14 events, including archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, track and field, and swimming. There will be three new events this year — golf, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis.

The event is scheduled to bring in a large number of athletes and their families, plus approximately 1,000 coaches and staff members.  For more information on the event and the effort underway to host the event, visit this article. For those interested in volunteering, email dodwarriorgames19@gmail.com or call 813 826-2854.

The author, United States Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the lead consultant and CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, supply, technology, logistics and production.  Brig Gen (ret) Buhler is a supporter of wounded warriors.