Post Notes

SAME Post Leaders are encouraged to publicize the recent activities and accomplishments of their Posts by submitting 500- to 1,000-word articles and high-resolution photos for publication in the Post Notes section of the SAME website or on the SAME Bricks and Clicks Blog. To submit a Post item for Post Notes, please complete the online for at www.same.org/blogsubmission.

SAME Pikes Peak Post hosts a Boy Scout Engineering Merit Badge Event

On Sept. 17, SAME Pikes Peak Post hosted a Boy Scout Engineering Merit Badge event at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pikes Peak Post organized the event to support the completion of the Boy Scout Engineering Merit Badge. The event attracted 34 Boy Scouts eager to master their badge material and earn the coveted Engineering Merit Badge.

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Boy Scout attendees received instructions from USAFA professor and cadet volunteers.

The Scouts were welcomed by Pikes Peak Post President Cindy Lincicome and Post Vice President Col. Joseph Schwarz, USAFA. Lincicome and Schwarz spoke about USAFA as an engineering school and discussed the importance of working toward being an Eagle Scout. Lt. Col. Jeff Heiderscheidt, Head of the USAFA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, also greeted the Scouts and provided merit badge counseling. The boys were instructed and guided by several USAFA professor and cadet volunteers from station to station.

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Boy Scouts at the Engineering Merit Badge Event were treated to a full day of engineering activities.

The day’s activities included a tour and history overview of the Cadet Chapel, a tour through an active construction site, hands-on engineering activities, civil and electrical engineering laboratories and interviews with military and civilian engineers.  Counseling sessions where counselors interviewed the boys one-on-one to evaluate their mastery of the merit badge material concluded the day’s agenda.

At the end of the Pikes Peak Post’s Boy Scout Engineering Merit Badge Event, 28 Boy Scouts were awarded with Engineering Merit Badges.

Useful Links:

SAME Pikes Peak Post

U.S. Air Force Academy Engineering Division

Oklahoma City Post Stuffs the Bus with Diapers

On October 18, the Oklahoma City Post (OKC Post) held a diaper collection campaign to support the Oklahoma Chapter of Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that assists military families and wounded warriors in need of food, auto repair, financial assistance and many other types of support. Cindy Garrett, OKC Post Awards Chairperson, led the diaper collection after learning that Operation Homefront was hosting a “Stuff the Bus” campaign in Oklahoma City. The non-profit organization requested diapers as one of the needed items. OKC Post’s appeal to its Post and Sustaining Members resulted with a donation of more than 150 diaper packages and 50 wet wipe packages within just three hours.

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.

Useful Links:

Oklahoma City Post

Operation Homefront Oklahoma 

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ASSET Group, an OKC Post’s Sustaining Member, provided a truck to transport the diapers to the Operation Homefront Bus.

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OKC Post stuffs the bus with diapers and wipes.

SAME Jacksonville Post Enjoys a Successful Industry Day

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.

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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

Useful Links:

SAME Jacksonville Post

Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District

Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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