Indiana Seeking to Attract Veterans to Join Its Workforce

Carl Buhler

Veterans seeking full-time employment are being encouraged to search for jobs in Indiana. The state, in conjunction with numerous large corporations, is offering to pay $5,000 in relocation expenses for out-of-state veterans to move to Indiana through its Next Level Veterans Initiative (NLVI). Eric Holcomb, the governor of Indiana, has said that there are 85,000 unfilled jobs in the state due to a lack of qualified applicants for high-skilled jobs.

NLVI is hoping to provide a solution to that problem by partnering with to match employers with suitably skilled veterans. Many of the available jobs require applicants with leadership experience.

While some of the positions start at an annual salary of around $35,000, many jobs have the possibility of rapid advancement to as much as $90,000 per year within four years. To learn more or to apply, visit

The author, Carl Buhler, is a graduate of Valdosta State College (now University), majoring in applied mathematics. He is a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. In addition to his nearly 30 years of service, Carl Buhler holds membership in the Military Officers Association of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The VFW Official Flag Etiquette Rules


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Flag Etiquette

To help members of the public show respect to the American flag, the VFW website publishes the official rules for displaying, storing, and disposing of the flag. Here are the general rules:
Display: The US flag should never be displayed in the dark. The VFW advises lowering the flag between sunset and sunrise or placing the flag under a permanent light source. The flag must always be at the top of the pole when it is sharing a staff with other flags.
Storage: The US flag must always be protected from dirt, moisture, and other causes of damage. When folded according to instruction, the flag becomes a triangular shape with only the star-covered section visible.
Disposal: Flags that have become damaged must be burned after being folded appropriately. Observers customarily pay their respects by saluting or reciting the pledge of allegiance. The remnants of the flag should be buried.

The author, Carl Buhler, is in the Air Force. Outside of his military career, he is a member of several professional organizations for members of the armed forces, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He has earned master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the College of Naval Command and Staff. Carl Buhler has served more than 28 years in the United States Air Force.