Virginia Peninsula Post Team,

As we make our way into the beginning of 2022, I challenge each of us to embrace the concept of Build Back Better!  For our work, our family and developing our new Post strategy.

We will be using February and March to plan with our Board and engage with our membership to develop a special post. Please join us!! Our goal is to bring in fresh ideas, reach out to existing and potential SAME members as we tap into the military facilities at Fort Eustis, Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown Coast Guard Station, and work with our companion Student Chapters at VMI and Hampton University. 

We will realign our elections to a single event in May/June.  Running a successful Post requires leadership and a willingness to mentor.  These principles are at the foundation  of SAME National and the Virginia Peninsula Post.  Service and Collaboration is our mindset in Virginia, and we have the ability with three distinctive Posts in our region, to show the rest of the US how it is done.  

I encourage each to explore the SAME Organizational Benefits and if you have  an interest in volunteering or developing a position- you will be most welcome! 

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity and privilege to serve you on this post and the many SAME activities that our region participates.

Wishing you and your families and friends a Prosperous and Healthy 2022,



The Virginia Peninsula Post accomplishes this goal locally by having monthly luncheon meetings and other social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties.                  

Our members receive announcements via e-mail and our 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.


2/15/2022 11:30 AM 2/15/2022 1:00 PM PENINSUAL POST MEETING
2/15/2022 5:00 PM 2/18/2022 5:30 PM 2022 CAREER TRAINING WORKSHOP
3/1/2022 7:00 AM 3/2/2022 1:00 PM SAME Mid-Atlantic Small Business Outreach & Industry Day Virginia Beach Convention Center


27 September at VMI's Student Chapter meeting!! It was very informative and 50+ cadets are interested in learning more about SAME and what we offer. During our SAME meeting with the students, Jamie Weist, PE (with Kimley-Horn and VMI alum) discussed the benefits of SAME to the students, provided a look at some engineering examples, helped them register for SAME, and elected their officers. Capt. Ellis shared about engineering in the USAF as Developmental and Civil Engineers and what a good officer looks like, as well as, what SAME has done for her and the scholarship opportunities. This meeting, they had officers from each branch of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force) give presentations on what it means to be an officer and engineer. Following the presentations, they enjoyed pizza and networking with the cadets.


Veterans Day Flag Planting    

SAME STEM DAY- On Friday, 24 September, 2021 the 633 CES held a SAME STEM Outreach event.  Capt. Ashlee Ellis, Tsgt. Josh Frederick and A1C Collin White hosted the event and four military personnel were also briefed about SAME, the Virginia Peninsula Post and the scholarships offered.