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RVP and Rhein Main Post members receive awards

On October 2011, a recognition ceremony took place in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany to honor distinguished members of the Rhein Main Post. Col. Scott Jarvis, SAME Europe Regional Vice President (RVP) awarded three RVP medals and seven RVP coins to deserving members for years of outstanding, dedicated service to SAME.

The event was long overdue for one of the most consistently productive Posts in the European Region. “SAME is alive and well in Europe thanks in great part to the efforts and accomplishments of the Rhein Main Post members that we recognized today,” stated Col. Jarvis.

Rhein Main Post was recently named the Top Small Post for 2011 and will receive the award at the upcoming Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) in May.

Congratulations to the following RVP medal recipients:

  • Bernd Diehl Diehl has been a Rhein Main Post Individual and Board Member since 1982. He has held the Sustaining Member Chair position since 1999.
  • Ulrike Page Page has been a Rhein Main Post Individual and Board Member since 1989. She has served as the Post Treasurer since 2004.
  • Gareth Tynan Tynan has been a Rhein Main Post Individual and Board Member since 1984. He has been on the Post Board for over 12 years, serving as the First Vice President and Publicity Chair.

Congratulations to the following RVP coin recipients:

  • Manfred Balthasar
  • Aaron Justice
  • Frank Pendzich
  • Jessika Schoplick
  • Konstantin Summ
  • Francisco Torres, P.E.
  • John Wutzer, P.E.


According to Sandra Jones Zettersten, AIA, RA, Dipl.-Ing. Architektin, F.SAME, "It was great to have Col. Jarvis here to recognize so many of our dedicated members who have worked selflessly over the years to make our post what it is today. I am extremely proud to have such great people in this organization.”

Capt. Matthew Altman, P.E.

Sacramento Post sponsors Sacramento Kings Military Appreciation Night

On March 20, 2012, the SAME Sacramento Post sponsored the Sacramento Kings Military Appreciation Night to support the men and women in uniform who serve our country. The Sacramento Kings, an NBA team based in Sacramento, Calif., played against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Post purchased 100 tickets, with more than 50 tickets designated for service members and their families from Beale Air Force Base, Travis Air Force Base and the National Guard. The remaining tickets were sold to Post members. A seating block in the premium lower reserve section at Power Balance Pavilion was reserved for service members.

The night was victorious for the Sacramento Kings as they earned a hard-fought victory over the visiting Grizzlies, with scores of 119 – 110.  To conclude the night, Post and military service members were invited to walk to the center of the basketball court for a group photo immediately following the game. “The Sacramento Kings Military Appreciation Night event was a huge success for everyone involved,” said Doug Berwick, CH2M Hill, SAME Sacramento Post Director.

Servicemen, Sacramento Post Members and their families strike a pose right after the Sacramento Kings  vs. Memphis Grizzlies game on Military Appreciation Night.

Honolulu Post awards engineering students

SAME Honolulu Post awarded outstanding students at the 55th Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair held April 2-4, 2012 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. A total of $1,000 was awarded to junior and senior science and engineering research projects. The Post also awarded Erin Yagi from Waipahu Intermediate School for the Outstanding School Project Award.

Post member Maj. Sally Hannan, Honolulu District, USACE served as a speaker at the Science Works! Symposium. More than 500 students and teachers attended the symposium. Describing details of her work as an engineer, Maj. Hannan showed a video of military engineers at work and impressed 6th through 12th graders with stories of how she “had the best job in the world.” The symposium also featured scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a volcanologist- turned inventor. One student gushed "I really liked the cool video showing stuff blowing up!”

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