Trace Adkins to Perform at 2018 VFW National Convention


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Trace Adkins

The 119th VFW National Convention is being held from July 21 to 25 in Kansas City, and will feature a variety of committee meetings and information settings, as well as the Vander Clute Memorial Motorcycle Ride and a patriotic celebration.

The convention will also include a welcome concert that will surely brighten the day for attendees. The concert will be held at the Municipal Auditorium on July 22 and will be headlined by country music superstar Trace Adkins. A prominent supporter of American veterans and service members, the three-time Grammy Award nominee has performed as part of 12 USO tours throughout his career. In addition to his performance, he will be presented with the VFW Commander-in-Chief Gold Medal of Merit. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance from the Six-String Soldiers, an acoustic group comprised of five active-duty soldiers. Admission to the concert is free. VFW members can request as many as four general admission seats by calling 1-833-VFW-VETS.

The author, Carl Buhler, has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Valdosta State College. Carl Buhler subsequently earned master’s degrees in human relations, national security and strategic studies, and national resource strategy, while advancing his career in the United States Air Force. In addition to being a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he serves as a brigadier general.


2018 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference


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2018 Air, Space, and Cyber Conference

The Air Force Association (AFA), an independent nonprofit organization, supports professionals in the military and aerospace industries and provides the public with a variety of educational information through its outreach programs. Every year, the association hosts numerous professional development opportunities, including the Air, Space & Cyber Conference.

In 2018, the Air, Space & Cyber Conference will take place September 17-19 in National Harbor, Maryland. Focusing on the theme of Multi-Domain Operations: Leveraging the Full Spectrum, this event will feature expert speakers tackling topics ranging from defense strategies and the defense market to operational issues and legislative challenges. Leaders in the aerospace industry will come together to network and participate in these specific topics and other general areas of interest. Attendees can also view innovative technologies and services from exhibitors in the industry. More information is available at

The author, Carl Buhler, was deployed during the cease-fire phase of Operation Desert Storm and served as a maintenance officer for the Thunderbirds squadron.

Williamsburg like it was in 1776


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Established to preserve America’s history and share stories of the past, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation oversees a variety of educational programs and online resources. It also pursues archaeological research in conjunction with technological innovation to help bring the history of the nation in a bright and vibrant manner to individuals alive today.

One of the foundation’s recent projects includes the creation of a virtual Williamsburg, a three-dimensional re-creation of the town meant to represent May 15, 1776, when the fifth Virginia Convention took place. This project builds upon the research of archaeologists, curators, and historians to immerse viewers in history through assistance from cutting-edge technologies such as CAD and 3D modeling software.

More information is available to explore Virtual Williamsburg and catch a glimpse into life in the 18th century at

The author, Carl Buhler, has received honors such as the Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award and a nomination for the General and Mrs. Jerome F. O’Malley Award. Alongside his career working in areas such as logistics, Carl Buhler is a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

The MOAA Scholarship Fund


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MOAA Scholarship Fund

An experienced military officer, Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Carl Buhler has served on active duty with the US Air Force since 1989 and most recently supervised a range of functions at Air Combat Command (ACC) headquarters. Carl Buhler is also a member of a few military-related organizations, such as the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

Founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1929, MOAA moved its headquarters to Washington, DC, during World War II. Since then, the organization has grown to nearly 400,000 members while providing a range of services, including military benefits counseling and career transition assistance. In addition, MOAA is committed to supporting the education of its members’ children.

Among other educational initiatives, the organization offers financial assistance for college through the MOAA Scholarship Fund. Launched in 1948, the fund has provided more than $140 million to children of MOAA members, primarily in the form of no-interest loans. These funds have helped more than 14,000 students afford higher education.

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Idea of America Curriculum


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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

A veteran military officer, Air Force Brigadier General (Brig Gen) Carl Buhler has served in military operations such as Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Desert Storm. Outside of his service to his country, Carl Buhler enjoys learning about history by visiting Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, the world’s largest living history museum.

In addition to the museums and an entire town built to recreate life in the 18th century, Colonial Williamsburg offers a range of educational programs and resources for schools and students. Among these, Colonial Williamsburg maintains the Idea of America, a standards-based digital curriculum that provides a unique approach to American history. Based on the fundamental idea that the history of America is about the history of debate in the quest of a more perfect union, the Idea of America includes digital multimedia content accessible on individual digital devices or classroom whiteboards, a pedagogical model that encourages debate and discussion, and 65 case studies covering American history topics ranging from colonial America to the modern political landscape.

Additionally, Colonial Williamsburg offers professional development resources for educators who wish to teach using the Idea of America module. To learn more, visit

NFL Redskins postured for solid 2018 season

After a disappointing season last year, many fans wonder if the Redskins will be able to put together a solid team for the 2018 season. The path is getting clearer with the Redskins’ 2018 schedule being released last night and the upcoming NFL draft beginning next Thursday, but the question remains:  Will the Redskins be able to put together a team that can make the playoffs this upcoming season?

Granted, the team has holes to plug, but they have built on their foundation with some great off-season free agency and trade moves, as I mentioned earlier —

However, one hurdle will be their early bye during week #4, which means the #Redskins will play 13 weeks in a row following their bye.

Until then…we’ll have to wait a few more days to see who the Redskins will draft…


Redskins Sign Free-Agent Cornerback Scandrick for Two Years

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Orlando Scandrick

Carl Buhler received his master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). He has served the US Air Force (USAF) for nearly three decades. During his free time, Carl Buhler enjoys watching football and is an avid fan of the Washington Redskins.

In a recent statement, the Redskins announced they signed free agent cornerback Orlando Scandrick for a period of two years. The signing of the contract, which was valued at a maximum of $10 million, was first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Scandrick will wear number 26 — a switch from his previous number 32 he wore with the Cowboys.

Scandrick has solid statistics during his time with the Cowboys, having recorded the second highest number of passes defended in Dallas history with 64. Moreover, he has had 406 tackles during the span of his career, alongside 11.5 sacks and eight interceptions.

A longtime defensive back for Dallas Cowboys, Scandrick joins wide receiver Paul Richardson and linebacker Pernell McPhee as some of the big name free agents acquired by the Redskins. Two Redskins free agents were retained: wide receiver Brian Quick and linebacker Zach Brown, who was speculated to be leaving the team. Meanwhile, the Redskins were able to take in quarterback Alex Smith after trading with the Kansas City Chiefs.