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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 […]

A Big Year for the Little Post That Could


Someone once said “You can’t just stand there if you want something to fly.  You have to run!”   In that spirit, the SAME Blue Ridge Post ran to great heights in 2014 through building relationships, encouraging scholarship contributions, and supporting our military community. Back to School. The Blue Ridge Post’s Luncheon Series featured speakers […]

Fort Leonard Wood Post Builds Engagement through Recognition


Sometimes just the simple concept of recognizing accomplishments and providing inclusion in a fraternity of other like-minded good citizens is enough to get people engaged in STEM and pay it forward for the next generation. For the SAME Fort Leonard Wood Post, it hasn’t been so much a dedicated program of STEM activities that has […]

Emerald Coast Post Encourages STEM Interest


One night at my son’s soccer practice, I heard some little girls (my daughter being one of them), look up at the sky and point out a large “star.”  Knowing that it was the planet Venus, I pointed out they were actually looking at a planet rising.  The look in their little eyes told me […]

Check Out the Latest APC Newsletter

APC Newsletter

The SAME Architectural Practice Committee is out with its latest newsletter—looking at the recapitalization program of the U.S. Navy’s only “Boot Camp,” RTC-Naval Station Great Lakes; an update on the committee’s most recent quarterly conference call; event reminders; and more. The APC brings together architects from the public and private sector to promote architectural practice within […]

Recapping the DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings


A sold-out crowd of nearly 650 attendees braved an unexpected late March snow to once again make the SAME DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings a rousing success! This year’s event offered eight specialized briefing sessions featuring more than a dozen DOD and Federal Agencies in addition to a Executive Panel in the morning that brought […]

FY15 DOD and Federal Agency Program Presentations


Presentations are now available from the FY15 DOD and Federal Agency Program Briefings, held March 25, 2014 at Bethesda, Md. Click here to view.  

SAME March Madness Underway!


The FY2015 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings kicked off Tuesday morning at 8:00 am sharp, with a DOD Executive Panel moderated by SAME President Rear Adm. Gary Engle, F.SAME, USN (Ret.). Adm. Engle was joined onstage by leaders from the Army Corps of Engineers, Army Installation Management Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Air […]

Sustainability and Asset Management Seminar

USACE Seattle District headquarters building. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

In the DC area for the FY2015 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings on March 25? Then sign up to attend a unique seminar being held Wednesday morning March 26: “Sustainability Assessment Tools & Asset Management: How DOD Will Use Them.” Sponsored by the SAME Facility Asset Management, Energy & Sustainability, and Architectural Practice Committees, […]

Exclusively at TME Online: The Great Alaskan Earthquake


On March, 27 1964, the second largest earthquake in recorded history struck less than 100-mi from Anchorage. As the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaskan Earthquake nears, travel back  as two SAME members, Patrick M. Coullahan, P.E., PMP, F.SAME and Allan D. Lucht, P.E., M.SAME, recount the devastation of the 9.2 Magnitude quake. Exclusively at […]

Gain Insight into Global Opportunities


Get the inside scoop on A/E/C opportunities outside the U.S. Registration is open for this year’s SAME International Business Opportunities Webinar Series, with six specially focused courses being held online over a nine-day stretch April 1–10, 2014. Coordinated with the SAME International Committee, the International Business Opportunities Webinar Series provides the latest information on significant upcoming […]

Discover the Power of Wind

U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung

Get the inside scoop on the powerful potential of Wind Energy in the DOD marketplace. While solar power may get more attention, wind energy continues to be among the most cost-competitive renewable energies when compared to fossil fuels……and it isn’t slowed down by a cloudy day. The industry in the United States has transformed recently […]

New USPHS Chief Engineer

Rear Adm. Randall Gardner (right) is sworn in as USPHS Chief Engineer Officer by Acting Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Scott Giberson.

Feb. 20, 2014 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., a ceremony was held to recognize Rear Adm. Randall J.F. Gardner, P.E., USPHS, as the 13th Chief Engineer Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service. Adm. Gardner began serving in his new position in November 2013. An SAME member since 1993, Adm. Gardner also served […]

Celebrate the 2014 Golden Eagle Awards


In the DC area for the FY15 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings on Tuesday March 25th? Then make sure to join SAME and the Academy of Fellows on Wednesday the 26th as they recognize the 34 members of the 2014 Class of SAME Fellows and honor this year’s Golden Eagle Award recipients! The 2014 […]

DC and NOVA Posts Host Successful Small Business Event

DC NOVA Joint Post event 2

The SAME Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia Posts held their 8th Annual Joint Posts Small Business and Government Conference on Jan. 15, 2014. Originally scheduled to be held Oct. 15, 2013 at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club, the Posts had already sold out on Exhibitor Space and a planned attendance of 185. However, due to […]

Post Leaders Workshop Underway in Las Vegas

SAME Executive Dr. Bob Wolff speaks to attendees of the Winter 2014 SAME Post Leaders Workshop in Las Vegas.

Temperatures pushing 70 degrees isn’t the only exciting development for attendees of the the Winter 2014 SAME Post Leaders Workshop, now underway in Las Vegas, Nevada! The Post Leaders Workshop is the start of a three-day training and mentoring extravaganza, held in conjunction with the SAME Student Leaders Workshop and SAME Student Chapter Workshop. The […]

FY15 DOD Briefings Coming in March

DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings

The FY15 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings, an SAME members-only event, will be held March 25, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Bethesda, Md. Last year’s event sold out, so register today! Program Highlights This year’s DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings will kick off once again with an Executive Panel […]

Distinguished Guest Enlivens SF Post Gala

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State of the United States, was the keynote speaker at the SF Post's Holiday Gala. Other distinguished guests include (from left to right) Rear Adm. Charles W. Ray, USCG, Deputy Commander, Pacific Area, U.S. Coast Guard; Post President Tony Petroccitto; SAME Executive Director Dr. Robert D. Wolff; and Brig. Gen. C. David Turner, USA, Commander, USACE South Pacific Division.

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State of the United States, delivered the keynote address to a capacity audience at the SF Post’s annual Holiday Gala, which was held Dec. 11, 2013 at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. Dr. Rice spoke about the values and confidence instilled in her by her parents and their […]

Discover the Ins and Outs of federal facilities at the 2014 FM Workshop

Come to San Antonio Feb. 13-14 for the 2014 SAME/IFMA Facilities Management Workshop!

DOD is the nation’s largest property owner, with more than 540,000 facilities (buildings, structures, and linear structures) located on 5,000 sites worldwide, and covering over 28 million acres of land. Who’s in charge of all those buildings?  Come on down to San Antonio to find out! Home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the 2014 SAME/IFMA Facilities […]

San Antonio Post Stays Busy

San Antonio Post and the University of Texas Student Chapter held a field trip and networking dinner on Nov. 22, 2013

This past fall, the SAME San Antonio Post held several events that engaged area K-12 students, SAME Student Chapter members as well as the Post’s Young Members. The Post also held an event to recognize its annual scholarship winners, honored former Post Presidents dating back to 1999 at Post meetings throughout 2013, and continued its […]

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