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SM-1A Reactor Facility - Sources Sought Notice (USACE Baltimore District)
Please see the linked sources sought notices below issued by the USACE Baltimore District for Decommissioning and Disposal Activities for the SM-1A Reactor Facility at Ft. Greely (reference W912DR20R0045). 

Decommissioning and Disposal (D&D) Activities for the SM-1A Reactor Facility Located at Fort Greely, AK

Utility Segregation for the SM-1A Reactor Facility, Fort Greely, Alaska

Unique and engaging timeline of Alaska, engineering in Alaska, and The Society of American Military Engineers.

Two Anchorage SAME Post Fellows, both former Post Presidents—with over 95 years of combined Society membership have developed an engaging timeline of Alaska and The Society of American Military Engineers.  

It is in celebration of the 100th year of this great Society.  The two, Colonel Patrick M. Coullahan, P.E., USAF (ret) and John K. Magee, P.E., along with input from more that 30 others, many of them Fellows and Past Anchorage Post Presidents have described Alaskan events, military activities, engineering and construction achievements, and reasons to celebrate military engineers and their myriad of Alaskan accomplishments.  

This document will help the reader understand about our wonderful Alaskan past and to help them look to the future of the Greatland.

Read the timeline in PDF format

Timeline of Engineering in Alaska and the Society of American Military Engineers/>

March Post Update Slides

Post Members, please be on the lookout for:

(1) Our "Call for Nominations" for vacant or vacating leadership positions
(2) Proposed updates to our Post Bylaws

USACE - Research firm capabilities re. response to the pandemic

Received March 27, 2020



USACE is researching the capabilities of firms that are able to assist in our response to the pandemic. 

Linked for download:

USACE flyer about doing business with USACE - https://www.same.org/Portals/0/posts/anchorage/COVID19/USACE%20Contracting%20Customer%20Guide%20Flyer.pdf?ver=2020-03-27-170033-957
BetaSAM tips (including USACE DoDAACs) - https://www.same.org/Portals/0/posts/anchorage/COVID19/BetaSAM_Tips_USACE_MAR2020.pdf
Memo from the USACE Director of Contracting - https://www.same.org/Portals/0/posts/anchorage/COVID19/Director%20Memo%20-%20Message%20to%20Prospective%20Contractors%20-%2020MAR2020.pdf


Keep an eye out for any sources sought announcements for market research on BetaSAM from the USACE Alaska District, and in the meantime if any of our LOCAL ALASKA vendors want to provide me their capabilities statement with regards to services related to the COVID-19 response (in addition to sending it to COVIDContracting@usace.army.mil) - please send these to me at kathy.j.kinnett@usace.army.mil.


From https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Contracting/ - ________________________________________

USACE COVID-19 Market Research Request:

Vendors with the ability to perform or supply items 1, 2 and 3 below are requested to send capabilities statements to our dedicated COVID-19 Contracting mailbox: COVIDContracting@usace.army.mil.

1. "Build-out" or retrofit of existing space (arenas, convention centers, dormitories, hotels, or other facilities) into alternate care facilities

2. Field Medical Units

3. Temporary Medical Enclosures

Please Note:  Vendors of other supplies and services are welcome to submit capability or interest statements regarding support of the USACE COVID-19 Response.  All interested parties are requested to register at the SAM.gov website under the "Disaster Registry" tab. Learn more about the Disaster Registry at: Blockedhttps://www.acquisition.gov/disaster-response-registry.

Due to the volume of submissions, individual responses are not possible.




Thanks very much,



Kathy J. Kinnett

Small Business Professional

US Army Engineer District, Alaska

Office of Small Business Programs

Office:  907-753-5557


2019 BG Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Application is Open

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Anchorage Post is seeking candidates for the 2019 Scholarship Program. Several scholarships will be awarded in January 2020. It is desired that recipients attend the SAME Anchorage Post banquet January 25, 2020 where the scholarships will be presented.

Requirements for Application:
  • Resident of Alaska, attending college in Alaska, or an active duty/national guard/reserve service member or dependent of a military service member stationed in Alaska.
  • Member of Anchorage SAME Post. The SAME membership is free for students. Find information at: https://www.same.org/Join
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior student of engineering, architecture, construction or project management, natural, physical, or applied science, or mathematics at an accredited college or university.
  • Citizen of the United States of America.
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater.
  • If you are on a full (tuition, room and board, books) scholarship to the college/university you are attending, you are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submit application with signature on or before December 2, 2019.
  • PLEASE do not send additional items such as: resumes, reference letters, and or transcripts.These items will not be sent to the selection committee.
  • We intend to offer one of the scholarships to a Masters student enrolled in a degree program listed above.

Requests for exemption to these eligibility requirements must be submitted in writing to the scholarship committee and submitted along with your application to the address below.
To be considered for a scholarship, you must complete the online application form, print it, sign it, scan it and mail or email it to:

Kimberly Riggs
UAA College of Engineering 

Phone: (907) 786-5476 (office)
Mail: 2900 Spirit Drive Engineering & Industry Building EIB 118
Anchorage, AK 99508
Email: kariggs@alaska.edu

What is… December 20th! - LUNCHEON together with the American Society of Safety Engineers

What is… December 20th!

Join us for a festive Holiday event together with the Society of Safety Engineers as we play a game of Safety and Engineering Jeopardy!  Or… just sit back and enjoy! Prizes, door prizes, delicious food, and great networking as you’ll meet people from across Alaska’s different industries and branches of the military. Please be sure to reserve your seat soon and pick your meal! Learn more at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/same-anchorage-post-monthly-meeting-event-with-aase-tickets-29863623903

 See you there!


Safety and Engineering Jeopardy

Join us for a special experience at the Moose Run Golf Course Lodge!

S.A.M.E. Luncheon: Thursday November 17, 2016 @ 11:30 - 1:00 PM (AKT)

Join us for a special experience at the Moose Run Golf Course Lodge!

    673d Civil Engineer Group will showcase their two most recent projects in the Philippines led by Capt Ted Labedz and 1Lt Joy Johnson. The two will discuss the importance of their mission, the cultural differences in engineering practices, and the lessons learned for their individual projects.

    Check out the delicious choice of menu items to enjoy!
    • Beef Steak
    • Pork Menudo
    • Chicken Adobo
    • Rice
    • Pansit
    • Lumpia
    Don't miss it! Register today!http://www.eventbrite.com/o/society-of-american-military-engineers-anchorage-post-8096694884

    Thursday November 17, 2016 @ 11:30 - 1:00 PM (AKT) MOOSE RUN GOLF COURSE

    What's happening at the Anchorage Post


    Updates from SAME's Only Post in Alaska

    We know students have been very busy now that school started, so we have hurried to get the 2019 scholarship application ready! Download the application here. All the info you need is included in the form.

    Request for review of revised bylaws from membership

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