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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.
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.
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.
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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