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Post President
CAPT John Barresi, USCG SILC


The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, unites architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), facility management and environmental entities and individuals in the public and private sectors to prepare for—and overcome—natural and man-made disasters, and to improve security at home and abroad.  Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, SAME provides its more than 27,000 members extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, networking events and publications. With a membership that includes recent service academy graduates and retired flag officers, project managers and corporate executives, Department of Defense civilians, private-sector experts and everyone in between, SAME is bridging the gaps between critical stakeholders to advance the field of military engineering and help secure our nation.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.  Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Hampton Roads Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and 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. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Hampton Roads Post membership.

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A/E Opportunities

NAVFAC ML MEP IDIQ (Camp Lejeune & Cherry Point)

Solicitation in FY23, Q1

NAVFAC ML Airfield & Industrial Facilities IDIQ (MC AOR)

Solicitation in FY23, Q1


Solicitation in FY23

Construction Opportunities

Norfolk Pier Renovations (W9123623B5011)

Industry Day on 01/20/2023

Ft Eustis Complex Phase IV (W9123623S2010)

Sources Sought were due 01/05/2023

Langley F22 Training Support Facility (W9123623SS2002)

PLA Survey released in 11/2022



Sustaining Member of the Month:


Start Date/Time:
Monday, February 27, 2023 3:30 PM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Post Events

Event Name:  2023 SAME MID-ATLANTIC

Event Location:  Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Event Date/Time:  February 27, 2023 - March 1, 2023

For more details or to register, visitHERE

Sponsorships:  HERE

Event Description:  

AGENDA - (all speakers/presenters are tentative and subject to change)

Monday, February 27, 2023

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Vendor setup


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration/Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 8:15 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker: TBD

8:15 am - 10:15 am General Session/Agency Industry Day: TBD

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 am - 11:50 am Matchmaking/Networking in Exhibit Hall

Listing to be provided at later date.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Matchmaking/Networking in Exhibit Hall

Listing to be provided at later date.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break in Exhibit Hall

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm Agency Briefing: Listing to be provided at later date.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Matchmaking/Networking in Exhibit Hall

Listing to be provided at later date.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Ice Breaker & Young Member Receptions


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast/Registration

8:00 am - 8:15 am Opening Remarks/Housekeeping - CAPT John Barresi, Post President; TBD

8:15 am - 9:45 am Matchmaking/Networking

Listing to be provided at later date.

9:45 am - 10:00 am Break

10:00 am - 11:30 am Agency Briefings: Listing to be provided at later date.

11:30 am - 12:00 Closing Remarks


Additional Information

For additional information pertaining to the Conference, visit www.same.org/Hampton-Roads

Hotel Information

SAME Hotel InfoDouble Tree Hotel - $110 per night.

Mention SAME Conference when booking your room.

Room rate will end Feb 15, 2023 so please book your room soon.

Please copy and paste the following link for information and booking for the group rate:


Mailing of Sponsorship Booths

Sponsors that want to ship their booth must be labelled accordingly:

Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Please make sure of the Conference Name is clearly seen, name of the person to receive the shipment with their arrival and departure date.


ALL "pay by check" options MUST be received NO LATER then February 10, 2023, after this date, you will not be allowed entry unless you have a credit card to pay at the time you arrive unless other arrangements have been made in advance with either Stacey Higgins or Tabitha Abnet.

Please include a copy of the confirmation email and name of attendee with your check payment.

Check Payable To: SAME Hampton Roads Post

Mail to: Attn: SAME Small Business Outreach + Industry Day (c/o Stacey Higgins)

Burns & McDonnell

1317 Executive Boulevard

Suite 300

Chesapeake, VA 23320


For questions, contact Stacey Higgins (sahiggins@burnsmcd.com) or Tabitha Abnet (tabitha.abnet@msaonline.com)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing NO LATER than 5:00 PM on February 10, 2023 for a full refund (less administrative costs if paid through Paypal and/or Eventbrite). No-shows and cancellations made after this deadline are responsible for the full cost of registration, sponsorship, exhibitor fee, etc. No-shows who elected to pay by check will be billed after the event. All refunds will be processed starting March 10, 2023.

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Voluntary Covid-19 Vaccination Encouragement

At this time, The Society of American Military Engineers, Hampton Roads Post, is returning to in-person monthly meetings, forums and sessions and is encouraging voluntary Covid-19 vaccination of all members who seek to participate in these in-person events. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia and United States CDC guidelines, SAME seeks to provide and maintain a gathering place and workplace that is free of known hazards and the Hampton Roads Board strongly encourages all members and guests to receive this vaccination to minimize the risk of this infectious disease, especially in light of the new Delta and Lambda variants. This encouragement is in concert with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Commonwealth of Virginia Covid-19 Task Force and with local Hampton Roads health officials. Members and guests are encouraged to obtain any Covid vaccination wherever they choose.