DC Post Leads Joint Event on Construction Trends and Opportunities

In support of the SAME mission to “lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges” the Washington DC Post in conjunction with the local chapters of ACEC and CMAA held the 10th Annual Joint Conference on “Construction Program Trends, Strategies and Opportunities” at the Army and Navy Club on June 15, 2017. […]

Nodjomian Sworn in as SAME President

Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), was sworn in as the 98th National President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) on May 25 during the organization’s 2017 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio. As SAME President, Col. Nodjomian will lead a 47-member National Board of Direction and a global […]

Recapping the 2017 JETC

The 2017 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) welcomed 1,700 attendees to Columbus, Ohio, May 23-25, for three days of education and training, networking, and celebration. Hosted by the SAME National Office and the Kittyhawk Post, the week brought together public and private sector professionals from the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community to […]

SAME and DBIA Host Federal Owners’ Forum

DBIA and SAME co-hosted the second Federal Owners’ Forum on May 4, 2017, bringing together 11 procurement professionals from eight federal agencies to discuss project delivery. DBIA’s Executive Director Lisa Washington, CAE, and Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Executive Director of SAME, opened the forum with welcome remarks. Thom Kurmel facilitated the […]

Astronaut Eileen Collins Featured on SAME’s “Real TiME Podcast”

Renowned astronaut and 2017 JETC Keynote Speaker, Col. Eileen Collins, USAF (Ret.), the first woman to command an American Spacecraft, recently joined SAME Executive Director Joe Schroedel on SAME’s Real TiME Podcast ahead of her address at the upcoming JETC, which is being held May 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Collins touches on a number of topics—including how she […]

New Field Chapters Established Overseas

Supported by the SAME International Committee, two new overseas Field Chapters were stood up in the first quarter of 2017—one in Bahrain and one in Qatar. These new Field Chapters will give deployed servicemembers and expatriates who are working in these locations a way to get connected and build enduring relationships across military, government and […]

Inspiring Collaboration at the 2017 JETC

The countdown is on to the year’s premier event education and training event for the joint engineer community and A/E/C industry. Coming to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, May 23-25, the 2017 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, hosted by SAME, will bring together public and private sector professionals from the A/E/C industry and […]

Recapping the FY2018 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings

The FY2018 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings, part of 2017 SAME Capital Week, took place March 7, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, Md. SAME members from throughout the A/E/C industry attended informational sessions facilitated by military leaders and federal agency representatives who gave insight on support […]

SAME Urbahn Medal Group Holds First Summit

In the early afternoon of March 6, 2017, several past Urbahn Medal recipients came together for an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to continue the way forward for collaboration among architects working in and for the public sector. The Urbahn Medal, named in honor of Max O. Urbahn, FAIA, is awarded annually to a member of […]

2017 Golden Eagle Award Recipients

The SAME Academy of Fellows will honor Harold Rosen, F.SAME, with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions to the Engineering Profession, and Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, USA (Ret.), with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions to National Security, during the 2017 Golden Eagle Awards Dinner, March 8, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott […]

SAME to Invest 18 New Members into the Academy of Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows will invest 18 new Fellows during its annual Investiture Ceremony, which will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, North Bethesda, Md., as part of SAME Capital Week and preceding the 2017 Academy of Fellows Golden Eagle Awards Dinner. Established in 1995, the […]

San Antonio Post Supports Strategic Plan

The SAME San Antonio Post and its members continue to support the SAME Strategic Plan—from supporting wounded warriors to awarding scholarships to recognizing the dedication and commitment of its volunteers. A round-up of recent activities during 2016 exemplifies the efforts of the Post and its members to achieve the Society’s goals and objectives.  Providing Wounded Warrior […]

Recapping the 2016 SBC in Atlanta

2016 SAME SBC in Atlanta

A record 2,350 professionals convened in Atlanta for three days of relationship-building and information-sharing at the SAME 2016 Small Business Conference. Each year SBC is the premier event for businesses working in the federal A/E/C marketplace to connect with teaming and subcontracting partners and to gain insight on the mission needs of the federal government—and 2016 was no different. SBC is […]

Board of Direction Nominations Due Dec. 1

It is time once again to select SAME’s national leaders! Nominations for National Officers and Elected Directors to serve on the SAME Board of Direction are open from Oct. 1, 2016 through Dec. 1, 2016. Elections for candidates approved through the nomination process will be held in spring 2017 and voted on by the full […]

A Short History of the Vietnam War

West Point History of Warfar, courtesy U.S. Military Academy

The following article, by Dr. Robert D. Wolff, P.E., F.SAME, TME Contributing Editor, is an extended summary of the Education & Training News column that appeared in the November-December 2016 edition of The Military Engineer, Vol. 108, No. 705.    Military education often involves looking back at prior wars for lessons learned and understanding the […]

Get to Know Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, USA (Ret.), SBC Keynote Speaker

SAME recently talked with Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, USA (Ret.), 2016 Small Business Conference Keynote Speaker, on a number of topics, including how his leadership style evolved over his career, the importance of small businesses to the military community, and what’s the most important button on your keyboard. Lynch attended West Point, as he says, […]

Tulsa Post Hosts First “Issues Workshop”

SAME Post Issues Workshop - Tulsa Post

On Oct. 18, 2016, the first SAME Post Issues Workshop was hosted by the Tulsa Post and brought together public and private sector professionals from throughout the local area to address challenges associated with water infrastructure, including safety, water supply and funding. SAME Post level workshops are intended to utilize Sustaining Member Post memberships and […]

SBC Registration Already Past 1,600!

Registration for the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) for Federal Engineering, Construction & Environmental Programs at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga., has already exceeded 1,600 people and the Exhibit Hall is sold out! Be a part of the more than 2,000 A/E/C professionals expected at SBC, Nov. 16–18, by registering today at www.same.org/sbc. […]

Preview the 2016 SBC Atlanta (Nov. 16-18)

The countdown is on to the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference, the A/E/C industry’s premier conference for small businesses looking to grow their presence in the federal marketplace and for federal agencies to connect with the small businesses they need to help support their missions in the years ahead. More than 2,000 attendees are expected […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Pipe Truss Bridge at Da Nang”

In summer 2016, SAME published a special issue of The Military Engineer commemorating the service and contributions of military engineers in the Vietnam War. To accompany the publication, we are featuring on Bricks & Clicks a special series entitled TME Looks Back: Vietnam featuring past articles, photos, and other material that first appeared in the magazine during the 1960s and early 1970s.  […]

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