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TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Vietnamese Engineers and Civic Action”

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This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we feature a short article from the Military Engineer Field Notes section of the January-February 1966 issue of TME. “Vietnamese Engineers and Civic Action” was written by by Capt. Michael Mulkey, USA, of the Corps of Engineers. The article appears below in mobile-friendly format. In the summer of […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Engineers’ Role in Counterinsurgency”

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This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, we return to the November-December 1963 issue of The Military Engineer for “Engineers’ Role in Counterinsurgency” by Col. L.L. Hasemen of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Col. Hasemen examines the importance of the military base and associated infrastructure to a successful insurgent movement and the key role that Army engineers […]

SF Post Hosts Annual Holiday Gala

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The San Francisco Post held its Annual Holiday Gala fundraiser, Dec. 9, 2015 at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. Vice Adm. Jody Breckenridge, USCG (Ret.), former Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, delivered the keynote. Introduced by Post member Zack Bedford of MacDonald-Bedford, Adm. Breckenridge focused her address on the fact that the engineers and […]

Preview the 2016 FM Workshop!

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Early bird registration for the 2016 SAME-IFMA Facilities Management Workshop ends January 15!  Being held Feb. 25-26 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, this year’s workshop will offer a true joint perspective for developing solutions to the challenges facing government agencies as well as private sector and academic owners in maintaining, operating and sustaining their facilities and […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Military Geography of Indochina”

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This week in TME Looks Back: Vietnam, the subject is geography of Southeast Asia and why…”it is important that the American military engineer visualize and understand the conditions that exist in that region.” Authored by James Reynolds, then a civilian with the Department of Defense and previously an engineer officer with service in Vietnam, “Military Geography of […]

SAME Spreads Holiday Cheer!

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With the holidays in full swing, staff of the SAME national office displayed lots of joyful seasonal cheer with their inaugural Door Decorating Contest, an ugly sweater contest, and the second annual visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., where SAME staff were fortunate to be able to gather with veterans for an afternoon of dancing, desserts, […]

Q3 Economic Snapshot Survey

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According to the most recent Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey released by the SAME national office, businesses were slightly more confident about market conditions in Q3 2015 year-over-year compared to Q3 2014, however, optimism of respondents trended downward compared to Q2 2015. In particular, according to the report (which was prepared by Gaithersburg, Md.-based Association Research Inc.) the confidence index for recent […]

JETC: Call for Presentations

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The Call for Presentations for the 2016 JETC in Phoenix is now open. This year, SAME is introducing a new way for subject matter experts to bring cutting-edge insights and lessons learned to the military engineering community. The goal is to attract a broader, more diverse mix of presenters from across the A/E/C industry and […]

SBC: Recapping Day 3

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 6, 2015

Day 3 of the SAME Small Business Conference was headlined by three government agency Mega Sessions, featuring senior leadership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Air Force Civil Engineer Center. Panelists throughout the morning emphasized their agency’s commitment to small business. However, the key takeaway was not that they want to […]

SBC: Recapping Day 2

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 5, 2015

Day two of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans got underway at 0800, as four military and federal engineering leaders gathered onstage for a candid discussion on their organizations, government engineering and construction needs and trends, leadership, and the importance of small businesses in supporting their mission needs. The executive panel—featuring Lt. Gen. Tom […]

SBC: Recapping Day 1

SAME Small Business Conference at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on November 4, 2015

A day that began with an in-depth keynote address on the value of relationships culminated with 2,000 attendees heeding that advice by making connections and building networks during the Ice Breaker reception in a sold-out Exhibit Hall. In between, day one of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans included 12 education and training […]

David Nour Kicks Off the 2015 SBC!

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The 2015 SAME Small Business Conference in New Orleans officially kicked off Wednesday morning with a keynote address by David Nour, renowned global business adviser and strategist. Nour dived right into what businesses really need to focus on to achieve long-term success—including putting the customer at the center of everything you do, always be planning for […]

TME Looks Back: “Finishing the Job in New Orleans”

The capstone of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is the Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project for the 17th Street (above), Orleans Avenue, and London Avenue canals in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. Scheduled for completion ahead of the 2017 hurricane season, the three structures are intended to provide a surge barrier against storms coming across Lake Pontchartrain and to pump outfall canal drainage flows back into the lake during non-tropical storm events. PHOTO COURTESY PCCP CONSTRUCTORS, A JOINT VENTURE

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Achieving the Unprecedented in New Orleans”

Inner Harbor Navigation Canal program sector gates, surge barrier, and floodwalls under construction. The methods that rapidly brought multiple lines of defense to bear on reducing risk in greater New Orleans can guide other communities facing impacts from climate change. PHOTO COURTESY OF USACE

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Coastal Fortifications of New Orleans”

USACE installed the sector gate leafs at Bayou Dupre in April 2011. These are the tallest sector gates in the HSDRRS. USACE photo by Paul Floro

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

#SAMESBC Starts Nov. 4!

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Time for a “By the Numbers” preview of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference, which starts next week, Nov. 4, in New Orleans!   1:  Tour of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System 2:  Keynote Speakers featured at SBC 4:  Mega Sessions featuring SBA, USACE, NAVFAC and AFCEC 8:  Hours […]

TME Looks Back: “Physical Modeling in Coastal Engineering”

Engineers inspect the sector gate as water is released through the gates from the polder behind the surge barrier. These conditions created the maximum force designers had to overcome in order to open the gates after a storm's withdrawal.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Protecting New Orleans”

The Seabrook Floodgate (concept model shown) will reduce surge risk from Lake Ponchartrain.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Design-Build in St. Bernard Parish”

Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to three pump stations in St. Bernard Parish that operate during storm events to remove stormwater from behind the protective levee system that surrounds the parish.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

TME Looks Back: “Geotechnical Engineering in New Orleans”

Soil samples are prepared for testing at a state-of-the-art laboratory established to develop geotechnical data in support of the effort to bring the existing 350-mi levee system of New Orleans, La., to a 100-year level of protection before the 2011 hurricane season.

To observe the 10th Anniversary of the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, SAME will look back through the pages of The Military Engineer magazine on the recovery in the wake of the tragedy and the engineering, risk management, and technology innovations that emerged in the months and years after to mitigate the impact to New Orleans from future […]

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