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May 2023 Post Luncheon

The post had another great luncheon this May, that highlighted the swearing in of our new SAME Kittyhawk Post President, Lt Col. Chris Scannell. Thank you to Shawn Moore for his leadership over the past year, and furthering the post's mission. Please join us in congratulating Shawn for an incredible year, and Lt Col. Chris Scannell as he begins his term. Also at this month's luncheon the annual scholarship winners were presented with their rewards. Big Congratulations to our scholarship winners - thank you so much to everybody who has helped support our chapter, to allow us in presenting these wonderful scholarships, helping build the foundation of our future!


2023 Sporting Clay Fundraiser

We had another wonderful year for the Sporting Clays - spread out over two sessions! Thank you to everybody who supported and participated!



March 2023 Post Luncheon

The Kittyhawk Post had a great joint luncheon this month with the ASCE Dayton Section. The sustaining member spotlight for this lunch was GHD out of West Chester. For the luncheon presentation Messer Construction Co. presented a construction update of the NASIC Intelligence Production Complex (IPC) III Construction at Wright-Patterson AFB.


January 2023 Luncheon

2nd annual AIA Dayton - SAME Kittyhawk TopGolf Outing

March 9, 2023 from 1300-1600Hrs

Mark your calendars for our second annual AIA Dayton and SAME Kittyhawk social/golf event at TopGolf West Chester. Join your fellow members, associates, and sponsors and bring guests for an afternoon of camaraderie and fun golf skills games! Register as a bay of 6 or individually and we will assign you to a team. You don't have to be a golfer to enjoy TopGolf - it is a game that both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy!
The outing includes plentiful snacks and three hours of Top Contender Tournament games in the cozy TopGolf open air bays (heated, if necessary).
Golf outings are one of our most popular events of the year! We hope to see you at this new event!

Register Here


January 2023 Post Luncheon

Kittyhawk Post started off 2023 with a great Post Luncheon!  The post would like to thank Miller Consulting and Visualization Services, LLC for being the sustaining member presenter this month.  Mr. Joseph Cantz and Mr. Brian Ray from CT Consultants presented the “History of UAS/UAV and Emerging Applications”.  They provided a brief history of UAS and the way UAS is being used in the A&E community present day. The luncheon had a spectacular turnout, and the post looks forward to seeing more members throughout the year at luncheons and events.

January 2023 LuncheonMiller ConsultingSustaining Member ThanksPresentationPresenter Thanks



SAME Kittyhawk Post Hosts 2022 Halloween Trivia Night

The young members of the SAME Kittyhawk Post welcomed friends and colleagues to the annual Halloween Trivia Night on 20 Oct 2022. This annual event brought out a wide range of trivia minded folks for a night of fun and engaging teamwork with DJ Gary! Mr. Joe DiMisa (post Fellow and member chair) won the costume contest dressing up as Marine Engineer Chris Scannell (our post President Elect). Team winners were Mike’s Mafia-great job team! Thanks to Capt. Kait Brunstad-AFIT Graduate Student for organizing this fun event!


Full Attendance 


SAME Kittyhawk Post Welcomes New AFIT GEM Class

On 29 September 2022, the SAME Kittyhawk Post welcomed the new Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) class of Graduate in Engineering Management (GEM) students.  This virtual event featured presentations from Joe DiMisa (membership Chair and Young Professionals Mentor) and Shawn Moore (Post President) on the post activities and benefits to belonging to SAME and the post.  The highlight presentation was from Capt. Kait Brunstand who is a current second year AFIT GEM school student.  She is leading the post's young members committee and is chairing the October trivia night.  1LT Timothy DeJong won the door prize of a SAME Kittyhawk coffee travel tumbler.

Welcome students to Dayton and Wright-Patterson AFB!

Capt. Brunstand Presents Mr. DiMisa Presents the Prize 


SAME Kittyhawk Post, Cleveland Chapter May Meeting

On 25 May 2022, the Cleveland Field Chapter of the Society of American Military (SAME) Kittyhawk Post held a productive and fun networking event with 11 attendees. Attendees represented the US Coast Guard (USCG) Cleveland Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) and members of local private industry. USCG CEU members informed the interested crowd about recent construction projects and future opportunities. Featured speakers at this meeting were CDR Neal Armstrong (Commanding Officer) and LTJG Gonski and LTJG McDonald (Contracting Officers). Watch the Kittyhawk Post website and social media outlets for information on future Cleveland Field Chapter events.

Cleveland Chapter May Event 


SAME Kittyhawk Post Clay Shooting Event


Winning teams:
1st:  Heapy Champs, with Chris Kaylor, Matt Graham, Matt Downing, Nick Andrews, and James Rodgers. 
2nd:  Messer with Rob Emmerich, Nathan Ho lthaus, Kevin Cozart, Paul Richter, and Brad West
3rd:  USACE with Chris Hesse, Dom Casuccio, Ashley Bielefeld, and Jerald Swizzy
Last Place:  AltaFiber with Nadja Turek, Jon Caplinger, Joe Lockett, and Tom Simpson


Clay Shooting Event  Clay Shooting Event  Clay Shooting Event

Clay Shooting Event  Clay Shooting Event

Individual High shooters were:
Chris Kaylor
Robert Emmerich
Evan Nutt

 Clay Shooting Event  Clay Shooting Event

We had a tie for high shooter with a score of 83.  Chris Kaylor at Heapy and Robert Emmerich from Messer.  As a tie breaker we looked at the first 25 shots for each shooter.  With the understanding that they did not start out on the same station, still Chris hit 25 in row to start the day.   Not surprisingly, their two teams were first and second.  Third high individual shooter was Evan Nutt.  The team from the Army Corps of Engineers was third place team. 
Thanks to Messer for sponsoring lunch, and Woolpert for providing beverages throughout the day.  It was a great event.  Thanks to the event team led by Craig Rohren which included Shawn Moore, Ashley Bielefeld, Ted Hecht, Pete Battaglia, Rebecca Knolle, and Jeff Leonard.  Thanks to all for helping to raise over $1,800 for our Scholarship/Mentoring fund.
See you all next year!


Changing of the SAME Kittyhawk Post Leadership Team

During the May Luncheon the SAME Kittyhawk Post Leadership Team switched out. A big thank you to President Amir and his team for a great year of leadership and activities. Also, a big welcome to President Moore and his team. The new SAME Kittyhawk Post Leadership Team is below.

President: Shawn Moore
President Elect: Christopher Scannell
Vice President: Steven "Scott" Vincent
Secretary: William Sampson
Asst. Secretary: Joe Pado
Treasurer: Pete Battaglia
Asst. Treasurer: Zac Gillespie

New Post Leadership Team  May Luncheon

Good luck in this upcoming year!


2022 SAME Industry Day


SAME Kittyhawk October Meeting Presentation

Workplace of the Future
13 October 2021


SAME Lunch Presentation 



Copies of Mr. Kimball's (Emersion) presentation slides on The Workplace of the Future offered the SAME Kittyhawk Post for the October SAME Lunch Meeting have been available. Please click the picture above to download a pdf version of the slides. Thanks again Mr. Kimball!


SAME Kittyhawk Post

Ready to Mail Out Service Pins

14 October 2021


SAME Service Pins 



Ready to mail out years of service pins to 50 loyal members of SAME and the Kittyhawk Post!  Special congratulations to Nick Scambilis (Col, USAF Ret.) for 60 year of SAME membership!  Congrats also to Alan Hautman (Kittyhawk Post past President), John Hudson (F.SAME, US Army Ret.), and Gordon Taylor (Kittyhawk Post Streamers Chairperson) for 25 years of SAME membership.


 SAME Kittyhawk Post
Welcomes New AFIT GEM Class

29 September 2021

Welcome to the area and the Post! 


     The SAME Kittyhawk Post welcomed the new Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) class of Graduate in Engineering Management GEM students. This virtual event featured presentations from Joe DiMisa (Membership Chair and Young Professionals Mentor) and Amir Mott (Post President) on the post activities and benefits to belonging to SAME and the post. The highlight presentation was from Capt. Phil Ramsey who graduated in 2018 from the AFIT GEM school and is pursuing his PhD at Ohio State. He is a post Executive Board young member serving as the Post’s liaison to the local Fisher House. 1LT Stone Wiliford won the door prize of an Amazon EGift Card. Welcome students to Dayton and Wright-Patterson AFB!