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SAME Pittsburgh Post November Luncheon Photos
Thank you to all who attended our November Luncheon to hear Colonel Andrew J. “Coby” Short, USACE Pittsburgh District, highlight projects in the "Headwaters District".

CLICK HERE for photos from the luncheon.

Register for the 3rd Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium

The 3rd Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium sponsored by the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security, and the Pennsylvania Region 13 Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Infrastructure Protection is being held on November 29, 2018.  This symposium addresses: criminal activities, cyber and physical security threats in our region and globally, risk management strategies and insight on critical infrastructure interdependencies, prioritization of resources, protection of critical infrastructure assets and GridEX V.  The program is offered without cost and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and free parking.


 WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The symposium is intended for members of ASIS, InfraGard, IAEM, ISSA, TRCPA Pennsylvania (PA) Region 13,  Public Sectors (Federal, State and Local) and Private Sectors (Business and Industry), Engineers, Emergency Management, Utilities, Law Enforcement, Business Continuity/Organizational Resilience Professionals, VOAD’s and those responsible for protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure through cyber and physical security initiatives.


Event Logistics:


Date:                Thursday, November 29, 2018

Registration:   7:30am -  8:30am 

Program:          8:30am – 4:00pm

Location:          Doubletree by Hilton Convention Center                                                                                                   

                           (near Monroeville Mall)

                          209 Mall Boulevard

                           Monroeville, PA  15146


Register at:     https://3rdsrms2018pgh.eventbrite.com  (Pre-registration is required.)


Special rates for lodging have been negotiated at the Doubletree by Hilton, Monroeville.  Please mention you are attending the Security and Risk Management Symposium to receive the discounted rate of $79.00 per night.  (412) 373-7300

SAME Webinar: An overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)
SAME Webinar: An overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)

Want an overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)? Join

Beau DeBoer, Vice-Chair of Communications, on 18 October at 2PM EDT for a free webinar on contracting initiatives, major policy and legislative initiatives, and to explore areas of opportunity and risk in the AEC market.  


Learn more and register today by following this link: https://goo.gl/azVVrU

This webinar is hosted and presented by Deltek and the Society of American Military Engineers Small Business Council. 

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP)

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) to promote the professional development of SAME Young Members and Enlisted Members in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. The CAAP serves to fulfill an objective which is to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit our SAME members. 


SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for Young Members. The full program details and application are located here: https://www.same.org/Career-Development-Center. Then select "Credentialing Achievement Awards Program"from the menu.  For questions regarding the program and to submit your application, please contact Danielle Barner (Danielle.Barner@atkinsglobal.com). Download the CAAP Application here: https://www.same.org/Portals/0/same.org/inside_pages/documents/BeInvolved/CommitteesCouncils/Young_Member/caap.pdf?ver=2015-10-09-102134-337


Credentialing Achievement Awards Program
(fall applications complete: 5 Oct 2018)
(spring application due date: 5 April 2019)


SAME Pittsburgh Post volunteered at the ALCOSAN Open House

The SAME Pittsburgh Post prepared and manned a STEM-related booth at the Sept. 15, 2018 ALCOSAN Open House, with over 2,000 attendees.  Our exhibit incorporated hands-on use of Archimedes screws, shaker siphons, siphon tubes, and buoyancy measurement with a submerged weight and scale.  Membership information and information on our sponsorship of STEM students to Service Construction Camps was distributed to interested participants. CLICK HERE for photos from the event.

2018 Small Business Workshop - Presentations Available!
Thank you to our speakers, SAME members and all attendees for a successful 2018 Annual Sustaining Member and Small Business Workshop.


The presentations from this event are available HERE

Are you attending the 2018 SAME SBC Conference?

The 2018 SAME SBC Conference, New Orleans (10/30-11/2) -- Volunteer sign-up form is now open. If you are planning to attend the conference this year, consider signing up for 3-5 hours of service and receive 1 day FREE registration or 30% off full conference. Sign up for 6+ hours of service and receive a FREE Full Conference Registration. A follow-up email with more information will be sent to you within 2 weeks after you sign up to volunteer. DO NOT register to attend the conference until you have received your discount code from the SBC Volunteer Coordinator, Cara Atchison (atchisonc@pondco.com). Please note: Volunteer time slots may change between now and the event. *You must be a member of SAME to receive a free registration. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044caaa82ca5ff2-20181

Pennsylvania Resiliency through Microgrid Summit

This summit provides a forum for Pennsylvania leaders to learn about and discuss plans to provide resilient power for its communities that sets the state as a preeminent leader in microgrids.

CLICK HERE for additional information.


September 19, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., lunch will be served

Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center
130 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086

2017 National Streamer Awards
2017 National Streamer Awards

Representatives from the Ohio Valley Region Posts accepted the 2017 National Streamer Awards on behalf of their respective Posts during SAME’s Joint Engineer Training Conference in Kansas City on May 23, 2018.


Thank you to all who participated in Post events and helped us achieve these goals listed in the SAME Strategic Plan!

The Pittsburgh Post received the following streamers:

  • Leadership and Mentoring (with distinction) 
  • Relationships 
  • Professional Development and Personal Growth 
  • Resilience
  • Membership  (with distinction) 


    Front row (L-R):  

    Corey Weaver (Huntington), Mark Kessinger (Huntington), Shay Kelly (Pittsburgh), Richard Boston (Kentuckiana), and Joe Dimisa (Kittyhawk).


    Back row (L-R):

    April Vance (Kentuckiana), Jeff Leonard (Kittyhawk), Marci Snyder (Kittyhawk), Norm Campbell (Kittyhawk), and Colonel Sal Nodjomian, Outgoing President, SAME.