OKC Post’s efforts demonstrate involvement with the local community and strong support to military families and wounded warriors. Find out how you can help by checking out SAME’s Wounded Warriors Initiative.
SAME Jacksonville Post hosted its 2011 Industry Day Workshop and Luncheon with more than 150 attendees including 22 large and 30 small businesses. After a special breakfast for sustaining SAME member companies, presentations were made for members seeking local contracting opportunities. Presentations such as “Opportunities with the Jacksonville District COE” by Lt. Col. Ballard C. (Clint) Barker, Deputy District Commander, USACE Jacksonville District and “Opening the Door to Navy Business Opportunities” by Doug Dangerfield, Chief Engineer, NAVFAC Southeast, Jacksonville, offered valuable insight regarding program budgets, military programs, environmental initiatives and projects listed on NAVFAC Portal under Business Opportunities.
Tom Fallin and Lt. Col. Ballard C. (Clint) Barker
Other presentations included “Opportunities with the Savannah District Corps of Engineers” by John M. Savage and “Opportunities with the Mobile District Corps of Engineers” by Lt. Col. Thomas F. Nelson, Deputy District Engineer, USACE Mobile District. The discussions proved to be informative for SAME members interested in learning more about federal business opportunities, key regional sponsors and stakeholders, ongoing projects and small business programs.
As one of the main highlights of the event, Capt. John J. Heinzel presented Dan Nevins of Wounded Warriors a donation of $3,500. The donation was raised from the SAME Jacksonville Post Golf Tournament held in early October. Other highlights included a Small Business Panel, two technical panel discussions and a matchmaking session for networking and partnering activities between small and large businesses. Small business advocates for the Jacksonville, Savannah and Mobile Districts USACE and NAVFAC Southeast were in attendance.
If you missed the event or if you’d like to view the presentations, you can find them here: SAME Jacksonville Post 2011 Industry Day Workshop Presentations
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The Greater Kansas City Post hosted the Missouri River Texoma Regional Conference from August 23 to 25. The emphasis of the conference was the future of energy, water and waste sustainability within the Department of Defense (DOD), describing the current policies and implementation of those policies at military installations. Another focus was on the various technologies being created to achieve the mandated performance metrics. During the marquis luncheon, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army, provided her unique perspective of initiatives and solutions related to sustainability. Hammack’s presentation focused on current energy usage of the nation, federal government, DOD and U.S. Army, the five current mandates and 14 performance targets. She also discussed the net zero hierarchy for energy, water and waste, the identification of the 21 installations selected to achieve one or all of the three net zero goals and the Energy Initiatives Task Force influence on making the Army the country’s leader in renewable energy. Ultimately, these initiatives will provide long-term price stability and enhance the energy security of installations.
The Missouri River Texoma Regional Conference Committee would like to extend their deep appreciation to Hammack for addressing the attendees with her exceptional insights and overall vision for the future. The presentation is available for viewing on the Greater Kansas City Post website at www.samekc.org under the Regional Conference icon.
As part of the SAME Tampa Bay’s Post continuing effort to mentor students in the fields of engineering, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to three deserving young students at the monthly Post luncheon on Aug. 10.
Jessica Martin, who recently graduated from Freeburg Community High School with a 5.0 GPA, hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alabama in three years. Jessica participated in the World Youth Science and Engineering competition and is an active member of Future Farmers of America, which she serves as Officer-Secretary.
Hailing from Tampa, Fla., Summer Carlson has dreamed of becoming a civil engineer since she was a freshman at Alfonso High School, where she maintained a grade point average of 5.91. Summer is a member of the National Beta Honors Society and National Honors Society, and she received the Academic All American award for 2011. She plans to pursue her degree in civil engineering at the University of Central Florida.
Garrett Sloop comes from a long line of engineers—his mother, father and grandfather are all engineers. Garrett has an un-weighted 3.72 GPA, was head lighting technician for the Bay High Drama Club, is an eight-year martial arts student and participated in beach restoration cleanup in 2010. Garrett has been accepted at the University of South Florida and will pursue a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering.
During the same luncheon, attendees were introduced to Erik Tanberg, who recently returned from the SAME/U.S. Navy Seabees Engineering & Camp in Port Hueneme, Calif. Erik is the first student the SAME Tampa Bay Post has ever sent to an SAME Engineering & Construction Camp. While at the Seabee camp, Erik participated in such events as the cardboard boat race and concrete beam construction competition. A U.S. Naval Sea Cadet and an Eagle Scout, , Erik maintained straight A’s in his freshman year at Steinbrenner High School. That same year, his class won the Florida regional Future Cities Competition and took “Best Communication Award” at the national competition in Washington, D.C.
As part of its outreach efforts, the SAME New York City Post’s Environmental Affairs and Advanced Technologies Committee on June 29 held a brown bag lunch at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Anastasia Harrison, RA, LEED AP, and Charles Beauduy, RA, LEED AP, both of Gannett Fleming, gave a presentation titled “Sustainability in Action.” In it, the five core elements of sustainability and levels of sustainability actions were described and demonstrated with examples from work done for Department of Defense facilities. Lt. Col. Joe Porrovecchio, USA (Ret.), F.SAME, of Carbon-Key LLC, who serves as the committee’s Chair and a Post director, described the U.S. Army’s net-zero installation pilot program and the implications of West Point’s designation as a net-zero energy pilot installation.
About 15 faculty members, Department of Public Works staff and New York City Post members attended and received one professional development hour. Alan Zytowski, Chief, Department of Public Works EPS Division, said, “The presentation was very informative. We could use more sessions like this.”
Bob Adamski, P.E., F.SAME, New York City Post Director, coordinated the event.Michael Scarano, P.E., F.SAME, New York City Post Secretary