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Navy Energy and Environmental Readiness Luncheon

Join the DC Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for a luncheon program regarding the Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division featuring Director RADM Doug Morton. Registration will be open soon – thank you for your patience!

Thursday, February 18, 2016
11:30 AM Registration/Networking
12:00 PM Lunch Program

Washington Navy Yard Catering and Conference Center Bldg 211*
1454 Parsons Ave SE
Washington Navy Yard
6th and M Streets SE
Washington, DC, DC 20374

Register Here

*Important information regarding Navy Yard access:

Participants without a Military (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired, Dependent) or DoD Civilian ID: must be escorted onto base.  We suggest you take the metro Green Line to the Navy Yard Stop, exit New Jersey Ave Exit.  Cross the Street to Starbucks where we will have a shuttle to pick up and deliver you to the WNY Catering & Conference Center. 

Participants with a Military (Active, Guard, Reserve, Retired, Dependent) or DoD Civilian ID Parking is extremely limited at the Washington Navy Yard.  We are working on reserving some parking spaces near the Catering & Conference Center and will assign them to a limited number of attendees with Military or DoD Civilian IDs and those on the Access list after registration is complete.  We encourage Metro and car pools to maximize attendance and minimize the number of vehicles requiring a parking spot.  If you will be metro-ing, see note above regarding the Starbucks shuttle.

We will send more specific information about our “Starbucks Shuttle”, Parking, and Base Access after you have registered.

Emergency Preparedness and Incident Response (EPIR) Survey - Due February 17

The DC Post of the Society of American Military Engineers invites our Sustaining Member Firms to join our registry of firms willing to support local and national agencies that may require Emergency Preparedness and Incident Response (EPIR) services.  Our sustaining members are strategically positioned to assist government agencies prepare for, deal with and recover from emergencies and a readily available listing of firms and services will help the agencies. 

Please complete the following survey by February 17th to be included in our registry:

The chair of our committee is Scott K. Higgins and he can be contacted at or 571-733-0927. Thank you for your participation and commitment to national security.

DC Post’s Small Business Committee is Accepting Members

The Small Business Committee is looking for additional members to help with planning, logistics, and coordination for our Annual Small Business Conference which will be held on April 12th. The committee will be meeting via conference call every week to plan and update on overall program development.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Tawania McFadden at or 301-661-4018.

USA Science & Engineering Festival Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

The SAME DC Post is seeking co-chairs to help plan, manage, and run the Post’s exhibitor booth at the 2016 4th Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 15 through 17 at the Washington, DC Convention Center.  This is an excellent opportunity to take on a leadership role in the DC Post, promote STEM careers, and network with clients.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is the single largest free science and engineering festival in the world with an anticipated 350,000 attendees visiting booths hosted by over 1,000 exhibitors, including non-profit organizations such as SAME, universities and colleges, companies, individuals.

In 2014, the DC SAME Post hosted a successful exhibit demonstrating hydrogen fuel cells.  The 2014 volunteers engaged thousands of children and adults through-out the three days of the festival explaining and demonstrating how fuel cells work.  The attendees were able to power up their own fuel cell and use it to power a model car.

In 2016, the DC SAME Post will go back to the basics, and seek to demonstrate the creation and use of simple electrical circuits using food, and everyday kitchen and household items. For the weekend of the Festival, we will have 30+ volunteers to man the booth over the three days.

As co-chair you there is only one requirement; Enthusiasm!  Responsibilities for the co-chairs will be:
-           Volunteer organization and management – we will use
-           Exhibit Refinement
-           Coordination for set-up of exhibit

Please contact John Thrower at or 703-344-6655 if you are interested in being a co-chair. We will be requesting volunteers for the Festival weekend starting early March.

USA Science

Luncheon: “Meeting the Facility Challenges of a Downsized Army”

Join the DC Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for our March 17th luncheon program featuring Diane Randon, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Headquarters, Department of the Army.  Ms. Randon serves as a Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff Principal of an organization that is the single resource provider for policies, programs, and budgets for installations worldwide.  She ensures facilities are available for senior installation commanders and takes care of the well-being of Soldiers, Families, and civilians who live, work, and train on Army Installations and who are geographically dispersed.  She has almost 27 years of experience in resource and program management from a variety of assignments within the Department of the Army, both in the continental United States and abroad, and with the Department of Defense.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
11:30 AM Registration/Networking
12:00 PM Lunch Program

The Army and Navy Club of Washington, DC
901 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006 

Registration will be open soon – thank you for your patience!

SAVE THE DATE! SAME 10th Annual Joint DC/NOVA Small Business Conference

Please join the SAME DC Post and Northern Virginia Post on April 12th, 2016 for their Annual Small Business Conference. Representatives from government agencies will present informative sessions and provide an overview of procurement opportunities, agency forecasts, and how best to secure federal contracts. Also participate in one-on-one Matchmaking Sessions with federal agencies, military commands and large business representatives and spend focused time discussing compatibilities. 

When: April 12, 2016
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Registration will be open shortly – thank you for your patience!

Sponsorships and Exhibitor Space Available!
For questions please contact:
Tawania Williams TMAC Communications: 301-661-4018

SAME Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey

SAME releases an Economic Snapshot Survey quarterly that measures macro trends in the A/E/C industry nationwide by taking a periodic snapshot of the market. View Survey Reports Here:

The survey examines key economic-based factors including:
–        Business Trends for the last six months
–        Business Trends looking into the next six months
–        Hiring and Staffing Trends in the Current Economy

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