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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:


PFAS – Everything You Need to Know About Forever Chemicals
Start Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Post Events

Event Name: 

PFAS – Everything You Need to Know About Forever Chemicals


Event Location:  The Westin, 4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Event Date/Time:  August 9, 2023 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For more details or to register, visitHERE

Event Description


Learning Objectives


-What is PFAS and where is it used/commonly found

-Issues related to PFAS including: disposal, usage, and remediation

-Regulations regarding PFAS

-Sampling guidelines and techniques




Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), including perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), are a group of manufactured compounds used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, textiles, and electronics since the 1940s. PFAS and associated compounds are also widely used in commercial and consumer products such as food packaging, water and stain repellent fabrics, cosmetics, nonstick products, and firefighting foams. Many of these products and by-products are commonly found on military installations throughout the US. These compounds are a concern because they:


  • Do not naturally break down in the environment;
  • Can move through soils and contaminate drinking water sources;
  • Build up in fish in wildlife; and
  • Have been linked to adverse health effects in humans and animals.


To develop an effective sampling program for PFAS it is important to select a partner that understands the unique challenges that PFAS sampling presents. Because of low detection levels and the prevalence of PFAS in everyday products (including some environmental sampling equipment), PFAS testing presents a unique host of challenges. To avoid potential sample contamination, methods and equipment typically used for current sampling will not be suitable for use in PFAS sampling. The collection of blanks and the use of special PFAS-free water are necessary to ensure that PFAS monitoring is accurate and reliable.


Ubiquitous things, such as the sampler’s clothes and grooming habits on the sampling day can result in false positives when dealing with PFAS compounds. I will cover the requirements and equipment needed for PFAS sampling, avoiding cross-contamination, and how to develop a successful future forward sampling program for PFAS that expands your present-day monitoring program.

Speaker: Andrew K. Smith, Environmental Project Manager, Froehling & Robertson, Inc.


Andrew Smith is an Environmental Project Manager with more than five years of experience with F&R. His work has primarily been within the due diligence service line performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, and Property Condition Assessments. He routinely manages F&R’s monthly and quarterly wastewater monitoring/sampling projects for commercial and industrial clients and has experience with natural resources conducting wetland delineations. Andrew is also a Virginia Licensed Asbestos Inspector. He serves a project manager for PFAS sampling projects in Virginia and has developed sampling plans to assist clients with PFAS concentrations for industrial process lines. 


Cost: Member $45; Non-member $55; Government/Military (Officer) $30; Military (Non-commissioned Officer) $25; Young Professionals (39 & under) $30; Students FREE.


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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.