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

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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”

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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!

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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”

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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 […]

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 […]

TME Looks Back: Vietnam – “Elephants and People Power”

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In the summer of 2016, SAME will publish a special issue of The Military Engineer commemorating the service and contributions of military engineers in the Vietnam War. As part of the run-up to the publication, over the next several months we will be featuring on Bricks & Clicks a special series entitled TME Looks Back: Vietnam featuring past articles, photos, advertisements, covers, […]

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

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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 […]

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