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Lt Col Gibb Little



The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) brings together professional engineers and those in engineering related fields; To improve and increase the engineering capabilities of the nation; To exchange and advance the knowledge of engineering technologies and practices.


SAME is a nonprofit professional engineer association headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with chapters worldwide. 


Founded in 1920 to engage military and federal government engineers with those in private life for the purpose of improving the engineering potential of the United States.  


The Virginia Peninsula Post accomplishes this goal locally by having monthly luncheon meetings and other social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. Our members receive announcements via e-mail and our quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. 

Extended due date for 2017 - 2018 Scholarships

Each year, the Virginia Peninsula Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships to deserving students throughout the state of Virginia, and we're doing it again in 2018!! Click here to get more information. Good Luck!!

*Due to weather-related school closings which impacted the processing of transcripts, the deadline for submitting transcripts has been extended to 6 February. Please have your transcript postmarked, emailed, or hand-delivered by Tuesday, 6 February, in order to make your package complete. All other parts of the package MUST be postmarked, emailed, or hand-delivered by the original date of Wednesday, 31 January, for your application to be considered for a scholarship. 

Help Spread the Love

Thank you for making the January Fisher House a success!! It is a very small but very rewarding way to honor those families that are caring for their loved ones at McGuire VA Hospital. We need 8 to 10 people to volunteers. The Fisher House is a national foundation with "comfort homes" on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. We are proud to serve the Richmond Fisher House, where families of wounded warriors and veterans can be close to love ones while they receive medical care at the Hunter McGuire VA Medical Center.

Contact: Ms. Merle Keener, 757.220.0220 for more information. 


The 2018 Small Business Outreach + Industry Day is 21 & 22 March 2018 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

Welcome our New Board of Directors!

Col Jennifer Kilbourn is handing over the reigns to the very capable Lt Col Gibb Little as our new Post president. Along side, Lt Col Little, 2nd Lt Max Lipeles is the new Treasurer and Capt Patrick Sheehan is our secretary. Welcome! We're ready for another good year. 

Col Kilbourn, thank for your leadership, dedication, and commitment over the last two years as our President. 


Congratulations to our Student Scholarship winners!!

The applicants are always impressive in their talents and achievements despite the obstacles they face. Some of these young adults have lost parents, walked through fatal illness with a loved one, or suffered unavoidable financial hardship while maintaining excellent grades and community awareness. Such dedication gives us hope for our future leaders!

Congratulations to:

Mr. Zach Sprinkle (VMI)
Ms. Camryn Burley (UVA)
Ms. Anna Haikl (UVA)
Mr. Robert Fread (Nandua HS)
Mr. Kyle Mastracci (York HS)

Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.


STEM Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction (E&C) Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each camp has a unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities are hands-on, young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni. The STEM E&C camps offered for 2017 are:
U.S. Army E&C Camp, Vicksburg, MS, 11-17 Jun 2017
U.S. Marine E&C Camp, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, 18 – 24 Jun 2017
U.S. Air Force E&C Camp, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 26 Jun – 2 Jul 2017

You can find more information about the camps at http://www.same.org/STEM-Camps/Application-Process or contact the VPP Summer Camp POC, Ms. Christy Gardner at christy.gardner.4@us.af.mil or 757-764-9416.


November Program

2024 Master Plan and Beyond: Jefferson Lab (JLab) is a proud member of the US Department of Energy's National Laboratory System. JLab's mission is to provide basic research into the fundamental sub-atomic building blocks of our universe. The 2024 Master Plan for JLab includes over $100M in new projects. An exciting part of the master plan is the preparation to compete for DOE's new $1.5B Electronic Ion Collider. Mr. Rusty Sprouse CDR, USCG (ret), is the Director of Facilities and Logistics. Mr. Sprouse spoke about JLab's plans to continue its success providing facilities and infrastructure for this important installation.