The 2019 Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition in Orlando


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2019 Air Warfare Symposium

One of the premier annual events hosted by the Air Force Association (AFA) is the Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition. Scheduled to take place from February 27 to March 1 in Orlando, Florida, the 2019 event will bring together distinguished Air Force leaders, as well as government officials and academics. During the event, discussions on present and future challenges facing the aerospace community and Air Force will occur. In the past, the three-day event has been attended by high-ranking individuals including the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Director of the Air National Guard, and Chief of the Air Force Reserve.

The 2019 symposium will feature more than 50 aerospace companies that have produced innovative technologies in air warfare capability, as well as 12 hours of exhibit time and an outdoor barbecue dinner that will allow Air Force leaders to converse and exchange ideas with exhibitors. For more information on the Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition, please visit

The author, Brigadier General (retired) Carl Buhler ( spent over 28 years in the United States Air Force in various leadership capacities and now serves as the CEO of Buhler Consulting (, a Virginia-based defense and aerospace consultancy company. In addition to his Air Force experience, Carl Buhler is a member of the AFA.

Recent Signings by the Washington Redskins

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Geron Christian

The 2018 National Football League (NFL) season is fast approaching, and the Washington Redskins are putting the finishing touches on their roster in hopes of fielding a competitive team during Head Coach Gruden’s fifth season. To posture the team for a bright 2018 season, here are a few of the Redskins’ most recent signings:

Geron Christian. A 6-foot-5-inch, 298-pound tackle, Christian was the team’s third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and the last of its eight selections to sign a rookie contract. While Christian is expected to serve as a backup this season, the organization has high hopes for him. Christian will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished veterans, such as Trent Williams.

Garrett Hudson. Adding to the eight college players the Redskins selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, the team signed free agent Garrett Hudson on May 30. The 6-foot-4-inch, 245-pound tight end recorded nine touchdowns on 65 receptions for 1,001 yards in 39 games with the University of Richmond.

Shawn Lauvao. Washington improved its depth at the left guard position on June 25 as the team announced it had re-signed Shawn Lauvao. A favorite of offensive line coach Bill Callahan, Lauvao will likely start at left guard in 2018, although he may have competition from Ty Nsekhe.

Jarmarcus King. Hoping to add depth at the cornerback position, Washington signed another undrafted free agent, Jarmarcus King, a 6-foot-1 inch, 185-pound cornerback from the University of South Carolina.

Adonis Alexander. By means of the supplemental draft, and costing the Redskins a sixth round pick in the 2019 draft, the Redskins recently drafted the 6-foot-3-inch, 193 pound cornerback from Virginia Tech.

The author, Carl Buhler is a Brigadier General in the Air Force. An avid football fan, Carl Buhler names the Washington Redskins as his favorite NFL team.

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.