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Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops
Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops

The Pittsburgh Post participated in a Volunteer Day for the home being built for PO3 Justin Hendrickson and his wife Jennie on Saturday, July 20 in Harrisville, PA (approximately 1 hour north of Pittsburgh).  


Thank you to Holly Douglas and Eric Tse for their participation!


Post Awards from 2019 JETC
Post Awards from 2019 JETC

SAME's  Posts participated in the annual Streamer Awards to reward dedication and service to SAME at the local level.  

Bunkers in Baghdad: Donations accepted through mid-June
Bunkers in Baghdad is a not-for-profit charity that collects and sends new and used golf balls, clubs, and equipment to our troops around the world, with a focus on the brave men and women currently serving in combat zones.

Learn more here!


Scott Nesbit is collecting items and plans to deliver them directly in mid-June.  Please contact Scott (EMAIL) if you have any questions or can contribute.

Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

Consider volunteering with us at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies!!

- Weather Dependent, volunteers will meet at the Cemetery at 12:30 on Friday, May 24th (the Friday before Memorial Day).  Volunteer duties will consist of raising the flags, cleaning headstones, and any other miscellaneous tasks that cemetery may request our assistance with.  Volunteers may contribute as much time as they like (typically the flags are raised first, completed within an hour, followed by other activities).

-Anyone can volunteer.  However, we need to have a list of names with contact information in advance.  Sometimes (including last fall!), the Director will adjust the date/time of duty based on the weather forecast, particularly if strong winds or lightning are forecast. 

Please contact:  Robert Yauger, robert.h.yauger@usace.army.mil.

The week after Memorial Day (May 27th) additional volunteers are needed to take down and stow the flags.  This date is typically not determined by the Director until right up to Memorial Day based on weather as the flags need to be put away relatively dry.  However, some volunteers will be needed that week as well.

April Luncheon - Photos and Presentation Posted
April Luncheon - Photos and Presentation Posted
Mr. Bob Winters, Protective Security Advisor assigned to Pittsburgh for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined us for our April luncheon.  Photos are available HERE.

A copy of his presentation is available HERE.

Call for Nominations! 2019 Pittsburgh Post Awards

At our annual banquet on May 14, 2019, the Pittsburgh Post intends to present three (3) awards to recognize our members:

Professional of the Year;
Outstanding Project of the Year; and
Young Professional of the Year.

For a description of these awards and qualification criteria, please CLICK HERE

For consideration by the awards committee, kindly complete a nomination form and return by April 26, 2019 to Tim Kyper, tim@digioiagray.com.


March 2019 Luncheon Presentation - PWSA

Thank you to Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Chief of Program Management, Alex Sciulli for joining us this week.

CLICK HERE for photos from the event.  

The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program for Unemployed Veterans
The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program for Unemployed Veterans


For any questions, please contact:

Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D., CMfgE

412-397-4028 phone (M)

SAME Pittsburgh Post - STEM Camp Scholarships - Application Deadline March 15th
In an attempt to promote and maintain interest in engineering and the sciences, the Pittsburgh Post will present a continuing education award to deserving individuals to attend SAME Engineering and Construction Camps.  The Post will pay for the cost of camp and up $400 for travel expenses.

CLICK HERE for all the details!  As a reminder, the deadline for applications is March 15th.

All interested high school students are encouraged to apply.  

Questions??  Contact Deb Chiaraluna at deb.chiaraluna@testamericainc.com or 412 651-0047

January 2019 Luncheon Presentation - PFAS
Dr. Ronald Kotun, Senior Toxicologist, Tetra Tech was the guest speaker and he  presented "PFAS – A Prevalent Emerging Contaminant".


Photos from the presentation are available HERE.