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Post President
Louise Slate, PE, LEED AP



 

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and man-made disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.  Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, SAME provides its more than 27,000 members extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, networking events and publications. With a membership that includes recent service academy graduates and retired flag officers, project managers and corporate executives, Department of Defense civilians, private-sector experts and everyone in between, SAME is bridging the gaps between critical stakeholders to advance the field of military engineering and help secure our nation.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.  Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Hampton Roads Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Hampton Roads Post membership.

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Wind, Water, & the Warfighter
Start Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
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Post Events
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Event Name:  Wind, Water, & the Warfighter

Event Location:  Ted Constant Center at Old Dominion University, 4320 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508

Event Date/Time:  Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

For more details or to register, visit HERE

Event Description & Schedule: Please join us for our third Joint-Post Industry-Government Engagement Workshop featuring panel discussions, a networking lunch, and dynamic breakout sessions geared toward addressing coastal resiliency. 

  • 0800-0830  Registration
  • 0830-0900  Opening Remarks
  • 0900-1000  Key Note
  • 1000-1200  Panels
  • 1200-1330  Lunch
  • 1330-1700  Breakout Sessions (listed below)

Resilient Wind: As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy by 2030, offshore wind development on the East Coast is moving forward. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland stated that “offshore wind presents solutions for addressing climate change with a clean, reliable, domestic energy resource while providing good-paying jobs.” This session provides an update on these exciting offshore wind projects and future opportunities for the A/E community.

Resilient Water: Climate change presents a challenge to our local cities in providing safe and resilient infrastructure, emergency preparedness, and recovery. Flood mitigation measures are being explored which are generally supported by residents but funding is a constraint. As shown by Old Dominion University’s Dragas Center of Economic Analysis and Policy and Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Research study for the City of Virginia Beach, the cost of doing nothing is staggering. Findings of the study showed that without additional flood mitigation projects, annualized losses from flooding are projected to grow from about $75 million to $350 million by 2060. This session showcases economic impacts, resiliency initiatives of Hampton Roads cities, and emergency management preparedness and recovery strategies. Next steps and future projects showcase potential contractor support needs.

Resilient Military - Mission Assurance: Understanding and considering climate change in military planning and project implementation is key to maintaining the military mission. This requires integrating environmental and operational sustainability efforts and mitigating impacts from sea level rise and extreme weather events that are occurring at an increasing rate. This session highlights climate change adaptation and resilience projects conducted by DoD in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast with the goal to become more resilient. Potential future projects present opportunities for industry government collaboration.

Attendee Costs:  $90 for Non-Members, $60 for Members, $25 for Government/Military, and FREE for SAME Student Members.

ForKids Toy Drive: Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the December Post meeting at the Ted Constant Center to benefit the local ForKids organization. Toys are distributed throughout our community to those in need by ForKids. Previous years the SAME HR Post has demonstrated very strong community support through our annual toy drive and we anticipate 2021 to be stronger than ever. Gifts of any type are needed, regardless of age, gender, etc.

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Voluntary Covid-19 Vaccination Encouragement

At this time, The Society of American Military Engineers, Hampton Roads Post, is returning to in-person monthly meetings, forums and sessions and is encouraging voluntary Covid-19 vaccination of all members who seek to participate in these in-person events. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia and United States CDC guidelines, SAME seeks to provide and maintain a gathering place and workplace that is free of known hazards and the Hampton Roads Board strongly encourages all members and guests to receive this vaccination to minimize the risk of this infectious disease, especially in light of the new Delta and Lambda variants. This encouragement is in concert with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Commonwealth of Virginia Covid-19 Task Force and with local Hampton Roads health officials. Members and guests are encouraged to obtain any Covid vaccination wherever they choose. 

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ForKids Holiday Toy Drive

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the December Post meeting at the Ted Constant Center to benefit the local ForKids organization. Toys are distributed throughout our community to those in need by ForKids. Previous years the SAME HR Post has demonstrated very strong community support through our annual toy drive and we anticipate 2021 to be stronger than ever. Gifts of any type are needed, regardless of age, gender, etc.