January 9, 2019 – National Law Enforcement Day

January 9th, 2019 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. It is a great day to thank officers for their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families as they serve across our nation.

WSFA has a video on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Take the time to thank a law enforcement member today.

The author, Carl Buhler, is an Air Force veteran.

The American Legion and Team 100


Image by: Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

As the American Legion approaches its 100th anniversary in March, 2019, an effort called Team 100, is underway to not only increase membership, but to “draw on our timeless principles, reload and fire them into a second century of service to community, state and nation” according to Brett Reistad, the National Commander of the American Legion.

In an article titled ‘You are Team 100’, National Commander Reistad states “[a]s I prepare to lead The American Legion during its centennial year, I believe this is an opportunity to promote and educate communities nationwide about the organization’s history, four pillars, programs, and contributions to veterans and their families. To support this effort, I have chosen Team 100 to be our centennial membership theme – to bring all our resources to bear, increase our membership and start our second century of service off on the right foot.”

Each Legionnaire can help achieve the intent of Team 100 by identifying and recruiting new members to the American Legion. Often, just asking an eligible person to join the American Legion is what it takes for that person to join the Legion.  For more information, visit https://www.legion.org/dispatch/243100/you-are-team-100.  Also, for a video on Team 100, please visit https://www.legion.org/legiontv/FLlEg8BvcEH4ZVkK6f9s_Z6Q/DGiglYaJa4Y.

The author, Carl Buhler, is a US Air Force retired US Air Force Brigadier General (AF bio at (https://bit.ly/2AN3DVD).  Currently, he is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC (https://buhlerconsulting.com) which specializes in providing consulting services for aerospace, production, manufacturing, and defense. Carl Buhler maintains affiliation with several military and veteran support organizations and is a member of the American Legion.

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 INvets.org 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 INvets.org.

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.