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American Legion Helping Coast Guardsmen

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Due to the government shutdown, the American Legion is working with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to provide financial help through the American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program.

According to the American Legion, the TFA grant helps “minor children in the home of active-duty servicemembers or current American Legion members with assistance for the costs of shelter, food, utilities, clothing, and health expenses during times of financial need.”

As a part of the effort, there is an abbreviated TFA application for active duty Coast Guard members with minor children in the home.  The program is expected to last during the government shutdown.

Various American Legion posts are engaging to help through heart-warming efforts by members and volunteers, such as the DC Legion’s DC Post 8 whose efforts are chronicled here.

For a video on the effort, visit this link. Additionally, for more information, please visit this article.  According to the Legion, the number to call with eligibility and application questions is 800-504-4098.  Lastly, to donate to the American Legion, please visit this link.

The author, Carl Buhler, is retired Air Force retired Brigadier General.  After active-duty retirement, Carl started consulting and opened Buhler Consulting, LLC which specializes in providing consulting services across the aircraft maintenance, logistics, technology, SBIR, supply and production areas.  Carl is a member of several veteran support organizations and is a proud member of the American Legion.

Buhler Consulting, LLC to Assist Aerospace and Defense Companies

brigadier general (ret) carl buhler - ceo of buhler consulting    Buhler Consulting, LLC is proud to announce its opening.

Founded in 2018 in Virginia, Buhler Consulting, LLC has been assisting a number of clients from the aerospace and defense industries achieve their goals.  They look forward to helping even more clients in 2019.

To that end, the consulting company is poised to expand their operations in 2019 and are excited to assist their growing list of clients.  According to a recent press release, CEO and Lead Consultant, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler, stated the competitive advantage of Buhler Consulting, LLC is “our combination of real-world experience, subject matter expertise, and access to a vast-network of professionals.”

For more information, please visit Buhler Consulting, LLC’s website.



2019 LOA Symposium

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The Logistics Officer Association (LOA) consists of military officers and civilians from the logistics, acquisition, and technology career fields.  Members are part of almost 90 different chapters spanning the globe.

In late December 2019, LOA announced the upcoming 2019 LOA Symposium, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, between October 8-11, 2019.

LOA has a wide-ranging mission. According to, the mission of LOA is to “inspire informed, connected and effective members by providing value-added professional development and education opportunities through strategic engagement with military leaders and defense industry and academia partners.”  By doing so, LOA adds to other professional development opportunities for officers and civilian personnel.

Each year, LOA hosts the symposium to provide opportunities for interaction across the various professionals with the defense industry, academic leaders, and DoD. Attendees can also participate in LOA University to learn more about topics they can use while performing their duties.  Additionally, almost 80 vendors will highlight various processes, capabilities and technologies that may benefit the DoD.

To read the symposium announcement, please click visit their link.  The author, US Air Force retired Brigadier General Carl Buhler is the CEO of Buhler Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing consulting services for aircraft maintenance, technology, supply, logistics and production. Carl is a career aircraft maintenance, munitions, and logistics officer.  He is also a long-time member of LOA.