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SAME DC Brewery Tour

Join the SAME Washington DC Post Young Members for a behind-the-scenes look at the Port City Brewing Company.  Please arrive at 5pm for the tour will start 5:15pm. And as always; this event isn’t limited to just young members! Everyone (over 21 years old) is welcome. The tour is limited to the first 35 people!

For before and after the tours we have a table reserved in the Tasting Room for our group.  If you can’t make the tour; come for the networking!

When – Wednesday February 21, 2018 at 5:00PM

Where - 3950 Wheeler Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304

Port City Brewing Company is the oldest packaging brewery in metropolitan Washington D.C. Their state-of-the-art artisanal facility is located just 2.5 miles west of Old Town Alexandria.


How to Get There

DASH Bus - The Alexandria Metro Bus 8Z and DASH Bus AT8 stop at the corner of Duke Street and South Floyd Street. From there, it is only a 0.3-mile walk to Port City.

Metro - Port City is within 2.5 miles of five Metro stations right off the Blue and Yellow lines: Van Dorn Street, Eisenhower, Huntingdon, King Street and Braddock Road. Then, the Tasting Room is either a short taxi, Uber or bus ride.

Drive - You know where you’re coming from better than we do, so check out Google Maps (or your favorite direction service) for exact directions to PCBC. Please drive responsibly.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Corinn Bovi at 703.314.8673 or

Luncheon at the Navy Yard: NAVFAC Headquarters and NAVSEA present Navy Ship Design - Impact on Planning and Facility Design

Where: Washington Navy Yard Catering and Conference Center, Building 211 at 1454 Parsons Ave SE, Washington, DC 20374-5092

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Guest Speaker #1

- CAPT Philip Malone, USN, NAVSEA 05, Program Manager - PMS 379

Guest Speaker #2

- Bill Seifert, NAVFAC HQ AM2, Shore Infrastructure Investment Planning

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Names needed to be provided to security in advance. Please contact Elizabeth Koski ( with any further questions.

George Mason University Imagine the Future Symposium 2017

The Imagine the Future Symposium 2017 aims to incubate innovation in conceiving the built environment of the future and pushing the frontiers of our infrastructure systems for an interconnected world. The symposium is a participatory event involving experts from diverse backgrounds. Through tracks involving visionary lectures, demonstrations, experiential activities and interactive dialogue, teams will come to consensus on multiple visions for the future of interconnected infrastructure. The outcome of the symposium will be a compendium of innovative visions, with the best to be rendered by an artist and documented for dissemination.
When: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - Monday, October 09, 2017
Where: George Mason University – Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Cost: ‚Äč$75

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Register here: <a href="></p> <span style=" class="subheading" id="pr">SAME Professional Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP)
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<a href="></p> <span style=" class="subheading" id="pr">Through the Professional Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP), SAME will fund Young and NCO Members’ exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions.

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<a href="/Portals/0/ pdf?ver=2016-01-05-075650-650">Full Program Details
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<a href="></p> <span style=" class="subheading" id="pr">All information related to the CAAP can be found on the SAME National Website here under the CAAP tab.  For questions regarding the program, please contact Wendy Parker at

Your application will need to be signed by a Post President, Regional Vice President, or Member of the National Board of Direction. If you wish to obtain a signature from the Washington DC Post President please send Susan Merrigan ( your completed application by October 2nd.
She will then review and sign for you to submit to the SAME National POC, Wendy Parker, by the October 7th due date.

Please keep in mind award selection is partially based on your SAME involvement. If you wish to get involved at the SAME Washington DC Post, please contact Amanda Sanderson ( 

SAME DC Post & CMAA NCC Joint Session & Luncheon

DHS Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Program

Please join the SAME DC Post and CMAA/NCC on October 26, 2017 for a Joint Session and Luncheon on the CBP’s “new” Chief Administrative Officer Organization, Known as CBP’s Office of Facilities and Engineering. Attendees earn 1 PDH!

Thursday October 26, 2017

The Army and Navy Club
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Program Highlights:

  • CBP Organizational make-up
  • All CBP Programs from Facilities, Capital Construction, Tactical Infrastructure to Asset Support (Vehicles, Uniforms, etc)
  • Project Delivery and Generally, CBP’s Mission
  • Discussion of the Role of Consultants and Contractors in Delivering CBP’s Program and Related Upcoming Opportunities
<a href=" llr=cmzi54iab&oeidk=a07eeo60b167f480909" target="_blank">Register Here! $25 Government Civilians / Active Duty Military
$75 SAME DC Post / CMAA NCC Members
$125 All Others

Sponsorship Opportunities Available ($100 each)

Contact: Elaine Gray at

Thank you for our lunch sponsor:

Young Member DC Central Kitchen Volunteer Event


The SAME DC Post is looking for volunteers to help with evening meal prep at DC Central Kitchen. After we give back to our community, we will gather for a networking happy hour at Kelly’s Irish Times.

Date: Thursday, October 5
4:30PM - Meet at DC Central Kitchen: 425 2nd Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Followed by Happy Hour at Kelly's Irish Times: 14 F Street, NW, Washington DC, 20001

If you are interested in volunteering we're using If you sign up to volunteer and cannot come PLEASE get someone to fill in your spot.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1)    Click this link to see our SignUp on

2)    Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3)    Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Corinn Bovi at or 202.721.5200 who can sign you up manually.

For more information on dress code, directions, and DC Central Kitchen’s mission please visit our Young Member page.

Washington DC Post 2017 Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Army Navy Club

Sponsorships Available!

Please join us as the Washington DC Post presents our 2017 Scholarships to deserving students from regional universities and colleges. This year our special guest speaker will be Mr. Joseph Ruocco, AIA, Associate Director / Federal Projects for SOM. Joe Ruocco leads SOM’s Civic and Government Practice, with an expertise in delivering innovative design solutions for large scale, complex secure federal projects to such clients as USACE, DOS, GSA, FBI, and WHS, through fully integrated multi-disciplinary services. Fostering a collaborative environment, Joe brings together architects and engineers to realize projects that enjoy the critical acclaim of his clients and is delivered on time and under budget—often through the design-build delivery method. As an architect and project manager, Joe has traveled the world executing embassies in Burma, Togo, Ghana, Uganda, Russia, and Ivory Coast, and headquarters campuses in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India and Mexico. His military portfolio includes the National Defense University, Washington Headquarters Services Campus Complex, and Fort Belvoir Master Plan.

When: Thursday September 21, 2017
6:00 PM - Reception  
7:00 PM - Dinner

Where: Army Navy Club
901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Sponsorships Are Available:
Sponsorships include complimentary dinner registrations and inclusion in all program materials and announcements, including the SAME website, event emails, and the event program:

$1,000 - receive 4 free event registrations
$750 - receive 3 free event registrations
$500 - receive 2 free event registration
$250 – receive 1 free event registration

Please contact Rita Thompson (301.908.2742) if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Thank you to our sponsors so far:

BD and Proposal Workshop: Positioning to Win Federal Contracts

Join SAME Washington DC Post for a three session Business Development and Proposal Workshop. Attendees can earn 2.5 PDHs.

Where: Army Navy Club
901 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

When: September 14, 2017
9:30 – 10:00AM: Registration and Networking
10:00 – 11:00AM: Session 1 - Positioning Your Firm
11:00 - 12:00PM: Session 2 - Capture Planning and Proposal Development
12:00 - 12:20PM: Lunch
12:20 – 01:00PM: Case Study - RMG Engineering

Session 1: Positioning Your Firm
Gloria Larkin, President & CEO, TargetGov
The process involved in winning a federal contract starts well before the RFP is announced. Yet most companies do not know what is involved in effectively positioning to win nor what specific steps must be taken, when and with whom. Specific discussion topics include:

  • Practical real-world discussion of government business development and marketing tactics used in the federal marketplace
  • Tactics and timing changes based on targets: agencies, primes, general contractors and teaming partners
  • Improving marketing and business development ROI and increase win rates

Session 2: Capture Planning and Proposal Development
Jeff Shen, Vice President, Red Team Consulting
Today federal contractors are pursuing more opportunities with fewer resources in an increasingly competitive environment. Often, companies are not performing the most critical tasks in their capture and proposal pursuits that best position their company for a win. This session will focus on the pre-RFP capture tasks and proposal development strategies you can follow to increase your likelihood of winning an opportunity.  Specific discussion topics include:

  • Understanding the government evaluation process
  • Guidance developing a capture strategy
  • Effective and efficient proposal management tools
  • Following a sequential writing process
  • Conducting meaningful reviews
  • Avoiding common errors and improve the quality of your proposals to the government

Lunch: Case Study - Positioning RMF Engineering
Bob Smith, Vice President
Liz Hartlaub, Business Development/Marketing Supervisor, RMF Engineering
RMF Engineering will present three case studies detailing how the firm has utilized these methodologies to win federal contracts.  They will outline the strategies they used to position their company, what they did to distinguish themselves from the competition, and how they ultimately won each of the opportunities.  They will incorporate the lessons they learned and best practices into each of the three case studies.
$25 Government Civilians / Active Duty Military
$75 SAME DC Post / SMPS Members
$125 All Others

SAME/DBIA Kayaking and Picnic Event for Wounded Warriors

Join DBIA and SAME on August 27th for our annual kayaking excursion and picnic with Team River Runner (TRR) – an organization focused on providing our wounded and disabled veterans adaptive paddling programs. Bring the whole family to kayak with TRR veterans and volunteers. Food and kayak equipment will be provided! No experience necessary. Learn more about TRR.

When: August 27th

Where: Calleva
13015 Riley's Lock Road
Poolesville, MD

Register Here!

We will bring hot dogs, veggie burgers, brats, and drinks. When you sign-up, register to bring a dish, as there is nothing better than home-made food!

Come paddle with the men and women who served our country! Enjoy a relaxing day on the water with the whole family!

Please contact John Thrower if you have any questions or comments.


August 17 US Air Force Luncheon


Please join the DC Post of the Society of American Military Engineers for our August 17th luncheon program featuring Lt Col Lisa Mabbutt, Commander, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

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 shortly! Thank you for your patience.

SAME DC and CMAA NCC St. Elizabeths West Campus Tour


This tour has reached its maximum capacity

Please join CMAA National Capital Chapter and SAME Washington DC Post for a jointly- sponsored tour of the St. Elizabeths West Campus Development, including the following highlights:

  • Historic Buildings (in current condition)
  • Rehabilitated Building
  • U.S. Coast Guard HQ from Upper Campus
  • Center Building
  • Government Briefing after Tour
More information about the Master Plan for the development site can be found by clicking here.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 9am-12pm EST

COST: $40 (No refunds.)

Two PDHs will be awarded for attending this event.


PPE will be required for this event, including hard hat, construction boots, safety glasses and safety vest. Additional security information will be distributed following registration.