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“Just Say Yes!” — Recapping the 2015 Post Leaders Workshop


  More than 120 Post Leaders representing over 60 Posts from across SAME descended on Old Town Alexandria, Sept. 20-22, for the Summer 2015 Post Leaders Workshop. While the workshop may have overlapped into the first official day of fall, there was no cooling down the tremendous enthusiasm throughout the sessions, epitomized by a popular […]

Dallas Post Hosts Water Resources Workshop

Dan Delich (LIA), Robert Slockbower (USACE), James Brown (EPA), Jody Puckett (DWU), Wayne Owen (TRWD), and Steven Minear (Post President)

Nearly 100 people attended the Dr. Albert H. Halff 2015 Water Resources Workshop in July, hosted by the SAME Dallas Post. The workshop featured representatives from the Texas Water Development Board, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, National Levee Issues Alliance, Federal Emergency Management Agency, City of Dallas Water Utilities, and Tarrant Regional […]

Honoring Class of ’15 USAFA Civil Engineering Cadets


The SAME Pikes Peak Post, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, in March hosted the 11th Annual SAME/U.S. Air Force Academy Engineer Appreciation Dinner. The dinner, which honors First Class Cadets who will graduate with an engineering degree from the Air Force Academy, is supported by numerous […]

DC/NoVA Posts Host 9th Annual Joint Small Business Event


Two of the largest Posts in SAME came together in February for the ninth installment of their Joint Posts Small Business and Government Conference. The Northern Virginia and Washington DC Posts co-sponsored the conference, which was held Feb. 25, 2015 at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. This year’s event drew more than 250 […]

San Antonio Posts Recognizes Leaders


One meeting, two dedicated members of the San Antonio Post (one of SAME’s largest Posts) were recognized for their long and dedicated (and ongoing) service in support of the Post’s success and the Society’s mission. At the April 28 San Antonio Post Board meeting, Post President, and newly invested SAME Fellow Lt. Col. David Yang, CFM, […]

Honoring Mentoring Award Winner


At the San Antonio Post’s March 17 meeting, Post President and newly invested Class of 2015 Fellow, Lt. Col. David Yang, USASF (Ret.), presented Col. Louis “Kent” Lancaster, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.) with the SAME 2014 Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award for his outstanding mentoring efforts as a Fellow. Because Kent was unable to attend the […]

Recapping SAME Leader Workshops


From Student Chapters to Posts in all 17 Regions, from future engineers to long-term Society leaders, the 2015 Winter SAME Leadership Workshops brought together best practices for operating successful Posts while putting a new spin on strategic planning for all of SAME. This year’s four-day event—held Feb. 19-22 in Phoenix—incorporated a “bottom-up” strategic planning session, […]

Member Supports High Speed Rail Council


SAME Sacramento Post member, and recently the California RVP, Vida Wright, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, last week penned a letter to the editor in the Modesto Bee, highlighting the value of the California High Speed Rail project to providing jobs to veterans and transitioning servicemen and women. Dr. Wright, who is Managing Principal of Veridico Group […]

Posts Support SAME Mission


From Tucson to Baltimore, Sacramento to the Chesapeake, SAME Posts are engaging in a range of activities to support STEM engagement, professional development, education and mentoring programs, and networking opportunities for Young Members. All of the outreach efforts directly support Goals & Objectives outlined in the SAME Strategic Plan.   TOURING FOLSOM DAM The Joint Federal […]

San Antonio Post Stays Busy


The San Antonio Post, is one of the two largest Posts in SAME (along with the DC Post) and has been very active in supporting the Society’s Strategic Plan, so much so that it was named Top Large Post in SAME in both 2012 and 2013! This fall, the San Antonio Post’s activities included hosting the Texas […]

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 […]

SAME HQ Visits Armed Forces Retirement Home


For its year-end staff gathering, SAME HQ joined retired veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., for some good holiday cheer, competitive BINGO, and a reminder of the incredible service these men and women have given to their country. Among those living at the home are veterans from the Vietnam and Korean […]

SAME Posts Pay it Forward

Pensacola Post designed the Wounded Warrior logo as part of the "Canstruction" charity.

SAME Posts and members around the country are supporting the SAME focus areas—whether it’s participating in fundraisers for wounded warriors, providing scholarships to future engineers, inspiring the next generation of America’s best and brightest to pursue STEM careers, or helping transitioning servicemen and women find employment when they leave the military. To see all the […]

Young Members Attend Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

SAME Young Members at the 2014 Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference

A group of 12 Young Members from across the SAME community were selected to attend the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference, Nov. 10-12 in Reston, Va. Supporting the professional and personal growth of its members, especially Young Members through Leadership and Mentoring opportunities, is one of SAME’s Goals in its Strategic Plan. The Emerging […]

Posts Support SAME Mission


SAME Posts are always giving back, whether promoting professional development, supporting STEM and wounded warriors, mentoring aspiring engineers, or volunteering in community activities, among other outreach. They are the soldiers on the ground—promoting the SAME mission through action. SAN ANTONIO POST SUPPORTS WOUNDED WARRIOR INITIATIVE Recently the SAME San Antonio Post participated in the 2014 […]

Seattle Post to “Light the Fire”

Seattle-area educators at the "Light the Fire" kickoff meeting in June.

Up in the Pacific Northwest, representatives from professional societies, educators from area high schools and middle schools, and members of the engineering and scientific communities recently met to kick off a new project—”Light the Fire”—designed to excite students in grades K-12 about studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and pursuing associated careers. Prominent […]

Congratulations USAFA Class of ’14 Civil Engineering Graduates

Brig. Gen. Vince Saroni with USAFA Class of '14 Civil Engineering graduates.

The SAME Pikes Peak Post and Denver Metro Post, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, sponsored the 10th Annual SAME Engineer Dinner on April 11, 2014. There were 25 cadets entering Air Force Civil Engineering honored at the event, which was attended by more than 120 cadets, active duty Airmen […]

GKC Post Builds a “STEM Ladder”


The SAME Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post has been hard at work supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives for students of all ages. Often referred to as the “STEM Ladder,” the approach GKC has taken strategically supports programs targeted at increasing student exposure to STEM programs in middle and high school and providing […]

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