Help Spread the Love
On Saturday, 23 September, our post will prepare and serve breakfast at the Fisher House from 8 am to 11 am. 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.
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!
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 email@example.com or 757-764-9416.
2016 - 2017 Student Scholarship
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 2017!! Click here to get more information. Good Luck!!
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.