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Mike Blount Sworn in as SAME President on Day 3 at JETC

Day three of the 2016 JETC in Phoenix kicked off with the annual Society Leadership & Post Awards Breakfast, recognizing the incredible work of SAME’s 105 Posts, 15 Committees & Councils, and 30,000 members around the world. SAME national officers, Jane Penny (President) and Sal Nodjomian and Kurt Ubbelohde (Vice Presidents) emceed the event, which […]

Across America’s Infrastructure: Day 2 at JETC

The second day of the 2016 JETC in Phoenix kicked off with a Year in Review video and then an address by SAME President Jane Penny on the Society’s accomplishments the past 12 months. Penny emphasized the importance of SAME’s 30,000 volunteer members, and the support they provide, especially in STEM outreach and veteran transition […]

Mark Kelly Launches the 2016 JETC!

Mark Kelly, JETC

“Be bold. Be courageous. Be your best.” Those words, relayed by Mark Kelly, renowned NASA astronaut, from his wife, former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Gifford, capped an inspiring keynote address to open the 2016 JETC in Phoenix. Mark Kelly, retired U.S. Navy captain, Gulf War veteran, and twice the commander of the Space Shuttle, led JETC attendees […]

JETC Begins May 24 in Phoenix!

SAME will host its annual Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) in Phoenix, Ariz., May 24-26 at the Phoenix Convention Center. With more than 1,500 attendees each year, JETC is the premier education and training conference for public and private sector professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental, facility management, project planning, and contracting […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Water for Vietnam”

TME Water for Vietnam 1967

This week, TME Looks Back: Vietnam examines “Water for Vietnam” from the March-April 1967 issue of TME. Authored by two officers of the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, the article looks at the growing requirements for water by U.S. forces in Vietnam and how engineers were providing solutions throughout the area of operations.  The article appears […]

Honoring Air Force Engineering Cadets!

SAME Pikes Peak Post USAFA Engineers Banquet - April 2016

On April 22 in Colorado Springs, the SAME Pikes Peak Post hosted the 12th Annual Engineers Banquet to welcome graduating seniors from the U.S. Air Force Academy into the Air Force Civil Engineering community. The event was attended by local SAME members from the Colorado Front Range, faculty members from the Air Force Academy, and other invited […]

Saluting Future Army Engineers!

David Fraser Award, Engineer Appreciation Dinner, 2016, SAME

The 2016 Engineer Dinner for graduating cadets at West Point who will enter the Engineer Branch was held April 21 at the U.S. Military Academy. The annual event, co-hosted by the SAME New York City Post, brings together Army engineering leaders, the senior cadets, and members of SAME to celebrate the future engineers and give them […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Culvert Expedient in Vietnam”

TME Looks Back: Vietnam

This week, TME Looks Back: Vietnam examines “Culvert Expedient in Vietnam” from the July-August 1965 issue of TME. Published under Military Engineering Field Notes, a section of the magazine dedicated to short, technical briefs from military engineers in the field, author Capt. Charles Ogren of the Corps of Engineers details the solution to improving drainage so that a key road […]

Preview the 2016 JETC!

The 2016 JETC is heading to the Valley of the Sun, May 24-26, for three days of unparalleled education and training opportunities for members of the A/E/C industry who are focused on finding solutions to national security infrastructure-related challenges.  JETC will offer daily networking events, including the opening reception at Corona Ranch & Rodeo Grounds on May […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “MCB-EIGHT in Vietnam”

This week, TME Looks Back: Vietnam heads to 1966 and a Da Nang camp site for an inside look at the work of Seabees with Mobile Construction Battalion 8. “MCB-EIGHT in Vietnam” by Lt. Roger G. Martin, CEC, USN, was published in the July-August 1966 issue of The Military Engineer .  The article appears below in mobile-friendly […]

Supporting STEM in Houston: Touring METRO Rail Operations Center

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, the SAME STEM Committee organized the third annual field trip for 26 sixth grade students from St. Ambrose Catholic School to the Houston METRO Rail Operations Center. Vincent Sanders, Lead Transportation Systems Planner for METRO, and Sandra Strickland, Executive assistant to Scott Grogan, Senior Director of Rail Operations, arranged for the […]

Recapping the FY17 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings

Two days. 16 federal agencies. 29 speakers. Nearly 600 attendees. Billions of dollars of government projects and services needed. The SAME FY2017 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings, held March 8-9 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va., gave SAME members from across the A/E/C industry an opportunity to hear directly from the military services and several […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Military Construction in Vietnam”


This TME Looks Back: Vietnam features a three-part article on “Military Construction in Vietnam,” incorporating a Navy Civil Engineer Corps perspective, a contractor’s view, as well as Army troop construction insights. The three-part article was published in the September-October 1966 issue of The Military Engineer .  The article appears below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of 2016, […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Foxholes for Aircraft”


This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature the first Air Force Prime BEEF civil engineers to appear on the cover of The Military Engineer (November-December 1966) along with an accompanying Military Engineer Field Notes short article on “Foxholes for Aircraft” by Senior Master Sgt. Robert C. Bueker, USAF.  The article appears below in mobile-friendly […]

SAME to Honor Golden Eagle Award Winners

2016 Golden Eagle Awards

The SAME Academy of Fellows will honor Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), 52nd U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions to the Engineering Profession, and Adm. Vernon E. Clark, USN (Ret.), 27th Chief of Naval Operations, with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions […]

Preview the SAME Transition Workshop & Job Fair

If you are a transitioning servicemember, a recent veteran, or an SAME member interested in looking for a new career opportunity in the A/E/C industry, register to attend the 2016 Transition Workshop & Job Fair. Being held March 23-24 at the Embassy Suites BWI in Linthicum, Md., the SAME Transition Workshop & Job Fair provides a venue […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Army Engineers in Vietnam” & “Operations at Cam Ranh Bay”

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature two articles from the January-February 1966 issue of The Military Engineer: “Army Engineers in Vietnam,” by Maj. Gen. T.J. Hayes III, USA; and ” Operations at Cam Ranh Bay” by Capt. Lindbergh Jones, USA. The articles appear below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of 2016, […]

SAME to Invest 24 New Members into the Academy of Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows will invest 24 new Fellows during its annual Investiture Ceremony, which will be held Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va. Established in 1995, the SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes those members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the Society, to military engineering, and the A/E/C profession.   […]

Preview SAME’s “March Madness” Events!

SAME’s FY2017 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings will be held over two days (March 8-9) at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Open exclusively to SAME members, this annual event offers professionals from across the A/E/C industry and related fields a chance to hear from military and government engineering leadership on the projected federal budgets […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Seabees in Combat”

Seabee Team 1104 of Navy MCB-11

This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we remember the heroism of sailors from Seabee Team 1104, who, while working on constructing an Army Special Forces camp 60-mi north of Saigon were attacked, along with 11 soldiers and 400 members of the Vietnamese Defense Force, by an estimated 1,500 to 2,000-men strong Viet Cong shortly before midnight. “Seabees […]

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