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Greater Kansas City Post Resumes Military Professional Development Series

Fort Leavenworth, Greater Kansas City Post, SAME, professional development

The SAME Greater Kansas City Post will resume its Military Professional Development Series on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 with engineer students of the Command & General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. This marks the Post’s first SAME professional development engagement with CGSC students, building on the Post’s Fort Riley Professional Development Series event at the […]

Impact of the Transition Workshop

Get a job! That was my goal when I attended the 2017 SAME Transition Workshop & Job Fair last March. But there’s even more value to it that I discovered. Although I had been to other job-related events, this one was more focused, informative, and personal. In addition, it was free for SAME members who […]

Supporting Hurricane Response Preparedness

Record-breaking Hurricane Harvey has passed and recovery has begun. Now millions of people in the southeast are preparing as Hurricane Irma threatens Florida and the tenth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season, Jose, brews east of Caribbean Islands reeling from Irma’s destruction. Preparations for interagency coordination have been underway for years through lessons learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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