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THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS • PIKES PEAK POST • COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT . . .
Since our June edition of the newsletter, the SAME
Pikes Peak Post (PPP) has had had an extremely ac- CONTENTS
tive summer. Beginning in June, the PPP and Denver
Metro Post held a joint general membership meeting at the US Air Force
Upcoming Events . . . . . . . .4
Academy as part of the 12th celebration of the SAME/USAFA 2011 Engi-
neering and Construction Camp. Every year the enthusiasm for the camp Regional News . . . . . . . . . . 9
continues to grow and this year was no exception. Our Post teamed with
the USAFA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Education &
SAME Engineering & Construction Camp Committee, and the Denver Metro Post to sponsor Mentoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
the 12th annual SAME/USAFA Engineering and Construction Camp. Six USAFA cadet Flight
Leaders and twelve SAME young member mentors oversaw the activities of the 60 campers. Installation News . . . . . . 16
We thank all members, friends, and sustaining firms who selflessly invested their time and
resources to make this year’s camp a resounding success. Capt Adam Strecker, Mr Scott Pro- Young Members
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
such, Mr Kurt Ubbelohde, Jessica Graul, and their committees deserve special recognition
for their leadership in planning and executing camp activities. Small Business
Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
On July 8, several members, friends and colleagues spent a beautiful day on the Academy’s
course supporting our annual Golf Tournament. There were tales of great strokes and lucky Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
putts. More importantly, we contributed to one of the most important programs within our
Post, Education and Mentoring. Thanks to the Mark Scott’s leadership, participants and our Member News . . . . . . . . . . 22
industry sponsors, our scholarship fund received over $11,000 which will help 6 to 10 stu-
dents pursue higher education in an engineering related field. Membership . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Sustaining Members . . 29
The PPP is excited about upcoming programs over the next few months. In addition to the
General Membership events, our Young Member/Fellows will host “Spirit of Summer” event, SAME PPP Board of
which will feature a presentation by Air Force Space Command on the Energy Program, buf- Directors & Committee
fet dinner and tickets to the Sky Sox game. In October, we are looking forward to network- Chairpersons . . . . . . . . . . 32
ing with the Denver Metro Post and our military engineers from the 4th Engineer Battal-
ion and 52nd Engineer Battalion. We will also be briefed about the projects completed by
Do you have announcements
the 52nd Engineer Battalion stationed at Fort Carson, as well as hosting a National Security
or events of interest to other
Workshop. Please look for upcoming announcements and join us. SAME members? New contracts
awarded to your firm? New hires
There will be many other events and we rely on member feedback and participation. Please or looking for employees? Submit
let us know if you have ideas or recommendations for future monthly programs. I invite your information to Lauren Balsley
you to participate in our monthly meetings, become engaged with our many outreach pro- at firstname.lastname@example.org
grams, take advantage of our educational opportuni- ties, and enjoy the many benefits by the first Friday of each month
our Post has to offer. for inclusion in our next newsletter.
Don’t Miss this Extraordinary SAME, Pikes Peak Post
Young Member/Fellow Hosted Special Event!
1st 30 Young Members - FREE
SAME Young Member - $15
Non-SAME Young Member - $20
SAME Member - $20 adults
(Please bring a YM with you)
Child under 12 - $10
(for those bringing their family.,
please note that children are not
permitted during the AFSPC
presentation at 1530 hours)
$25 adults/ $15 child under 12
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sky Sox Stadium within the Coors Picnic Terrace
3:00 p.m. “Energy and Sustainability in AFSPC” presented by Col Joseph Schwarz and
Mr. Todd Winn of Air Force Space Command
5:00 p.m. Networking - Food & Bar full course buffet (BBQ Pulled Pork, Fried Chicken,
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, Cookies & Soft Drinks)
6:05 p.m. Sky Sox Game Begins
RSVP No Later Than 17 August 2011 at www.regonline.com/sameyoungmemberskysox.com
Enter at side gate between "banquet hall" & "section 213” Group members will be
directed to Sky Sox Centennial Banquet Hall. Parking Included
Pikes Peak Post CALENDERS!
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Power Generation Portfolio, the
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Colorado Springs Utilities
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Experience: Colorado Springs Utilities - SECC
Tom has over twenty-nine years on
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experience in operations, main-
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plants. His experience includes
personnel training, combined- at
cycle operations management,
contract development and
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execution, conceptual design Colorado Springs, CO.
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Current Assignment: Cost:
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MARK YOUR CALENDERS
UPCOMING LOCAL SAME EVENTS
August 3 0900 hours - Acceptance Day Parade at the US AIr Force Academy, Stillman Parade Field. Public
is invited. The Acceptance Day Parade is the official acceptance of the basic cadets that have been
training at the Academy since 24 June. The Parade will involve the entire Cadet Wing and signals the
advancement from basic cadets, their designation during their initial summer training, to fourthclass
cadets and members of the cadet wing. Those w/o military ID can use the north gate, exit 156B and
park at Clune Arena and take the bus up.
August 9 1130 hours - SAME PPP General Membership Meeting at Peterson AFB, The Club, Colorado
Springs, CO. Colorado Springs Utilities’ Current Power Generation Portfolio, the Power Generation
Decision Making Process and Alternative Energy Plans, presented by E. Thomas Cook, PE, CSU-SECC.
RSVP by Noon on Friday, 5 August 2011 at https://www.regonline.com/SAMEPikesPeakPost.
August 18 1130 hours - SAME DMP General Membership Meeting - Denver Colorado’s Catastrophe Recov-
ery Preparations at the Colorado School of Mines. Register now at http://www.regonline.com/201
August 22 1500 hours, AFSPC Energy and Sustainability Presentation, Dinner, and Sky Sox Game - Catch
the Spirit of the Summer! Everyone is Invited to the SAME, Pikes Peak Post Young Member/Fellow
Hosted Special Event! Everyone’s Invited! Air Force Space Command Presentation, Dinner & Sky Sox
Baseball Game, at Sky Sox Stadium, Colorado Springs. RSVP No Later Than 17 August 2011 at http://
www.regonline.com/SAMEYOUNGMEMBERSKYSOX. Come for the presentation and dinner -- stay for
the game if you can. 3:00 p.m. “Energy and Sustainability in AFSPC” presented by Col Joseph Schwarz
and Mr. Todd Winn; 5:00 p.m. Networking - Food & Bar full course buffet (BBQ Pulled Pork, Fried Chick-
en, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, Cookies & Soft Drinks); 6:05 p.m. Sky Sox
September 13 1130 hours, SAME PPP General Membership Meeting - Innovative Technologies Panel Discus-
sion. Topics will include: Sustainable Building Systems; Major Mechanical, Ground Source Heat Pump
Technology; Solar Energy; Water/WateWater Sustainable Technologies; Energy Auditing. Details will
be provided soon.
October 1 Rocky Mountain USO Centers at Fort Carson Freedom Dinner at the Antler’s Hotel. Call (719)
579-9700 today to reserve your corporate table or to purchase individual tickets. See attached flier for
October 11 1500 hours, SAME PPP Special Membership Meeting - Military Engineering, presented by the
52nd Engineer Battalion. Join us in meeting with engineers from the 4th Engineer Battalion and
52nd Engineer Battalion stationed at Fort Carson. Learn more about recently completed projects,
including air field in Wyoming and school construction in Cambodia. Meeting will be held at The Hub
at Fort Carson.
Fort Carson Road Show & Open House
Wednesday, August 10th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm (lunch provided)
Please see reverse for location and directions.
The CONTECH Road Show is coming to Fort Carson! Please
join us for an open house at Iron Horse Park. Lunch will
be provided and we’ll be displaying a number of our civil
site solutions used at Fort Carson as well as other military
installations across the U.S. This open house will provide a
hands-on experience for engineers, contractors and military
project personnel to become more familiar with some of
the most commonly specified CONTECH products in the
• DuroMaxx® – Steel Reinforced Polyethylene
• CONTECH Bridge Structures
• ArmorFlex®/Pyramat TRM’s
• Slotted Drain™
• A-2000 – PVC Storm/Sanitary Pipe
Having a tough time figuring out what design practices
will help you achieve that LEED Silver, Gold or Platinum
Certification on your next federal project? We can help
with that too. Additional information will be available
on the various LEED Credits that CONTECH Site Solutions
can qualify for. Ask us how we can make your site more
sustainable, water efficient, energy renewable, waste
conscious and regionally beneficial.
Please feel free to bring yourself, your co-workers and any
questions you may have about our solutions and their
potential applications. We look forward to seeing you on
To RSVP or request additional information, please contact: Jake Vogel, Project Consultant
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. | 5670 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 530 | Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-748-8270 | Email: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: Items needed to get through B Street Exit
Security. Gate 1:
1. Everyone in the vehicle will need a valid Use Gate 1, it is a Civilian Entrance.
2. Vehicle Registration
3. Proof of Auto Insurance B Street turns to McGrath
West Meadow Drive Exit th
Westmeadow Drive turns into Chiles
Use Gate 3 if you have a
leased vehicle from your
CONTECH Road Show Location
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Join us as we celebrate those who serve and
protect us and our freedom with a special evening Featuring Keynote Speaker:
now and always about our troops. Wayne Newton
Call (719) 579-9700 today to reserve
your corporate table or to purchase
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Antlers Hilton, Colorado Springs
Don’t miss this exclusive evening with celebrity impersonators!
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Stanley Consultants wins Seymour S. Consultants began its association with the organization
by helping to charter the Washington, D.C. post. The firm
Greenfield Sustaining Member Award
is now active in over 45 posts domestically and interna-
tionally, with over 200 staff members enrolled in SAME
Longtime sustaining member firm Stanley Consultants membership. Stanley Consultants supports the mission of
was named the recipient of the Seymour S. Greenfield Sus- SAME through exhibits, advertising, serving on post com-
taining Member Award at the 2011 SAME Joint Engineer- mittees and supporting SAME’s regional conferences, post
ing Training Conference (JETC) in Grapevine, Texas. The meetings, scholarship activities, and mentoring activities.
award is given for continued, noteworthy contributions to Currently, Stanley Consultants’ members represent top
SAME. roles as the chair of the young member’s council and as a
member of the senior executive group (SEG). In addition,
Stanley Consultants provides program management, Stanley Consultants has participated in and sponsored
planning, engineering, environmental and construction several small business outreach events across the nation.
Sustaining Member awards are presented annually to one
“Over the years we have developed a rock solid kinship company each in the small, medium, and large size cate-
with SAME, working side-by-side to help meet its mis- gories. This award will join Stanley Consultants’ 2004 J.W.
sion,” said Gayle Roberts, president of Stanley Consultants. Morris Sustaining Member Firm of the Year award. First
“It means a great deal to us to be honored for helping to presented in 1981, the award is given in honor of Lt. Gen.
make the world a safer place.” John W. Morris, U.S. Army, for eminent contributions to
A sustaining member of SAME for over 35 years, Stanley SAME by a Sustaining Member firm.
Do you have announcements or events of interest to other
SAME members? New contracts awarded to your firm? New
hires or looking for employees? Submit your information to
Lauren Balsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by the first
Friday of each month for inclusion in our next newsletter.
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2011 SAME Pikes Peak Post Annual Education
& Mentoring Golf Tournament a Big Success!
The 2011 SAME Pikes Peak Post Annual Education and Mentoring Golf
Tournament at the U.S. Air Force Academy on 08 July 2011 was great suc-
cess thanks to all our participants and sponsors. This is a major part of the
PPP’s mission to support education of future engineers (the kids and our
future!) that may someday be members of our military and/or our engi-
neering community. This is our premier event each year to raise the funds
that support this key mission.
Some highlights and special thanks from the event include:
• Thank you to the AFA Golf course staff for awesome conditions, food,
• Thank you to all of you that came early and helped with the set-up and
stayed late to help wrap things up!
• Thank you to those who helped with our challenge to get on the AFA
early in the morning, we made it thanks to you!
• Thank you to all the DOD and other government attendees, we were
able to have someone from every local Southern Colorado DOD facili-
ties and Commands!
• Thank you to all of you from industry and to your companies for at-
tending and helping network on this awesome day!
• Thank you to CH2M Hill for all their help and donation of new sponsor
• Congrats to our first, second and last place winners!
• Congrats to the long drive and closest to the pin winners!
• Thanks to the SAME PPP for all their support!
Above all the biggest winner were the kids and the scholarship fund! This
is our primary goal every year and because of you we brought in over
$11,000 which is more than a 45% increase over last year! YAHOOO!
Next year we will be back again so start planning now, we have next year
set for Friday, 13 July 2012. Put it on your calendars now!
Thank you for all your support and have a great rest of 2011. If you have
any input or ideas that will make next year an even bigger success please
Mark M. Scott, PE, SAME PPP Tournament Director Continued on Next Page
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GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTINUED
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
GOLD SPONSORS: AMEC, CH2M HILL, ECC, HB&A LLC, Innovative Technical
Solutions, Inc (ITSI), Kiewit Building Group, Mortenson,
MWH Global, and Tetra Tech
SILVER SPONSORS: Coover-Clark & Associates, Merrick & Company,
Swinerton Government Services
BRONzE SPONSORS: Jacobs Engineering, Tepa LLC
THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
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EDUCATION & MENTORING
Engineering Camp Attracts, Inspires Students
by Don Branum, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs
How do you get middle- and high-school students interested in engineer-
ing? Get them to build a water balloon-launching catapult.
The Air Force Academy and the Society of American Military Engineers
held their 12th-annual engineering and construction camp in Jacks Valley
June 24-30, using exercises such as building concrete beams, water balloon
launchers and an event called “how to trap a bear” to get a group of 72
teens interested in pursuing an engineering career.
Army Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, a Colorado Springs resident and chairman of
SAME’s Engineering and Construction Camps Committee, partnered with
the Academy’s Civil Engineering Department in 1999 to create a program
similar to the Academy’s existing Field Engineering Readiness Laboratory.
“We took a subset of that program, because we only have the kids for one
week, and we built a hands-on engineering curriculum around that,” Mr.
The SAME camp borrows on FERL’s “build first, design later” theme, said Capt.
Adam Strecker, a DFCE instructor and officer in charge of this year’s camp.
“For FERL, everything you learn about the design of a concrete beam ap-
plies toward your senior-year courses,” Captain Strecker said. “If you don’t
see the application of it first, you have a harder time understanding the
details later. Seeing it firsthand out here helps students relate. The SAMEHigh-school students assemble a wind-pow-
camp takes the same approach: hands-on activities allow them to see what ered generator during a Society of American
engineers’ work ends up looking like in the field.” Military Engineers camp at the Air Force
Academy June 25, 2011. The Academy’s
SAME camps attract students from around the world. One of this year’s SAME camp is based on the Field Engineer-
participants, 16-year-old Sarah Kim, traveled from Seoul, South Korea, to ing Readiness Laboratory, which teaches en-
participate. gineering principles based on the “build first,
design later” strategy. The students were as-
“My chemistry teacher recommended it to me, so I decided to apply for it,” signed to C Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ray
said Sarah, who had not previously been to Colorado. McCoy)
Maggie Boylan, also 16, flew from Smithfield, Va., to attend the camp.“I looked
at the website and activities, and it seemed like a lot of fun,” she said.
The SAME camp does not go into the same level of detail as FERL, however,
in part due to the time constraint, Captain Strecker said.
“We try and touch on engineering topics more broadly,” he said. “FERL is a
fun activity, but we try to focus more on the fun aspect for high school kids
to keep them engaged. There’s more problem solving and creativity as op-
posed to curriculum-based activity.”
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Cadets and experts from military and civilian engineer- Testimonials: Camp 2011 was another big successful.
ing fields lead and mentor the students through the six- Thanks for the many supporters who helped make this a
day camp. Mr. Prosuch said one of the camp’s goals is to great event. Here is a message from a camper we spon-
keep students and their mentors connected after the sored, Jack Nordell. The cadet leaders, mentors and staff
camp ends. made an impact!
“This isn’t just a ‘do it and let the kids go’ (event),” Mr. Greetings,
Prosuch said. “When mentors sign up, they not only have
these kids for the week they’re at camp, but we ask them My name is Jack Nordell, and I am an 11th grade student from
to maintain that relationship long-term. It’s amazing how Canon City, CO. I was awarded the tremendous opportunity to
well it works.” attend the 2011 SAME USAFA Engineering and Construction
Camp on a sponsorship from the Pikes Peak Post. I would like
Captain Strecker, a native of Littleton, Colo., was a mentor to thank the post for providing me with this experience, as it
for the 2007 camp. has significantly furthered my resolve to become an engineer
in the US Air Force by way of the Air Force Academy or ROTC.
The total registration fee to attend a SAME camp is $550.
The highlight of the activity for me was the daily interaction
Students must pay half the total fee, or $275. Students
with USAFA cadets as well as current and former engineers,
must be U.S. citizens on a high school track that will pro-
military or otherwise. Their expertise and knowledge of the
vide a basis for attending an accredited engineering col-
various engineering disciplines and the military will no doubt
lege or university and must have an expressed intent to
prove to be an invaluable resource as I look
pursue a degree in architecture, engineering or a related
to kick off an engineering career through
field, according to the SAME Engineering and Construc-
college applications this spring. I once again
tion Camps website, http://samecamps.org.
express my deepest gratitude to the Pikes
Additionally, to attend the Academy camp, students must Peak Post, and I hope to someday work with
provide some proof of an expressed interest in applying SAME as a full-fledged military engineer.
to a service academy or ROTC program. Sarah said she’s
still exploring her options. Maggie said she plans to ap-
ply to the Air Force Academy.
Students who have attended a camp may apply for SAME Randall Draeger attended the 2010 SAME camp at the Air
college scholarships that pay $1,250 per year for up to Force Academy sponsored by the Illini Chapter of SAME. Ran-
four years, as long as the students continue to maintain dall is currently a Basic Cadet at the Air Force Academy. Ran-
the scholarship requirements, Mr. Prosuch said. Students dall plans on majoring in either Mechanical, Systems, or Civil
who attend a service academy do not receive the schol- Engineering. Thanks again for sponsoring him at the SAME
Leaders and Mentors
The following individuals served as flight commanders and mentors for the 2011 SAME/Academy Engineering and Con-
struction Camp. Flight commanders are listed first for each flight, followed by the mentors for that flight.
A Flight: Cadet 1st Class Morgan Grohol, Julianna Wilson and Eduardo Martinez
B Flight: Cadet 1st Class Steven Conradi, Amy Martin and Erich Flessner
C Flight: Cadet 1st Class Kurt DeRussy, Ashley Alguire and 2nd Lt. Thomas Bowen
D Flight: Cadet 1st Class Martin Madsen, Briana Noonan and 1st Lt. Patrick Bacue
E Flight: Cadet 1st Class Richard Boyle, Colleen Curry and 2nd Lt. Eduardo Nieto
F Flight: Coast Guard Academy Cadet Alexa Ward, Capt. Jeremy Kinne and Alex Kirchhoff
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Engineering Merit Badge Event
September 17, 2011 at USAFA
Your SAME Pikes Peak Post will be hosting an event for Boy Scouts at USAFA to obtain their Engineering Merit
Badge and we need your help! Volunteers are needed for the following:
1) Merit Badge Counselors – We can even train you! CONTACT: Todd Cartwright at email@example.com
2) Set up your company’s booth and provide engineers to talk with the kids. CONTACT: LTC Tim Amoroso at
3) Company Sponsorships available. CONTACT: Sarah Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-929-8734
You can stay the entire day or just come for the AM or PM sessions.
Please contact Sarah Babcock (email@example.com or 303-929-8734) to volun-
teer for other things or if you have a scout who would like to participate.
The Pikes Peak Post Scholarship Program for 2011 is Underway
An announcement of the program will be sent to all area demic year. A copy of the scholarship application can be
high schools in October and applications for the scholar- found at <http://posts.same.org/pikespeak/Word%20
ships are due by 24 Feb 2012. The scholarship opportunity Docs/2010%20SAME%20PPP%20Scholarship%20Appli-
is open to any student who plans to pursue an engineer- cation.doc> .
ing degree and either is interested in pursuing a military
career or has at least one family member (sibling, parent, or For the 2010-2011 period, a total of $8,000 was awarded
grandparent) who is either: (1) An active SAME member, (2) to four deserving students in amounts of either $1,000 or
A current member of the U.S. military, or (3) Retired from $2,000.
the U.S. military. Applicants must be high school seniors
expecting to enroll in college for the 2012-2013 school If you have any questions about the scholarship program,
year or returning college sophomores, juniors, or seniors please contact the Pikes Peak Post Education and Mentor-
enrolled in a college or university for the 2011-2012 aca- ing Chair, Chuck Weiss, at (303) 810-6007
BOYSCOUTS/SAME SEPT 17TH, 2011, USAFA, 0800-1700
REQUEST FOR VENDORS
The Boyscouts of America and the local Chapter of SAME are hosting an Engineer Merit Badge Day at the United States
Air Force Academy on 17 September 2011. We need six local Engineers from different career fields to talk with the Scouts
about their career field. Students would visit the Professional, at their booth, during a timed period. Each of the 40 stu-
dents would come to your location and ask appropriate questions regarding your training, daily routine and career op-
tions. Each booth set-up should be approx 10’x 10’. Please bring hands-on materials such as drawings, reports, pumps/
piping/Hazmat suits – whatever is relevant to your line of work and may be interesting to the boys. Last year, several
people brought pens or other company-specific schwag to give to the boys. Although you will have a booth, this is a
mentoring, not a marketing, opportunity. All interested POCs should contact LTC Timothy Amoroso at 719 556-0753
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 16
Peterson AFB News Airmen Serve their Community in
Changes in Command Many Ways
Near the end of June, the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Aside from serving their communities and country by
Air Force Base saw a number of changes, in terms of Com- being in the Air Force, many Airmen at Peterson Air Force
mand. Among the largest was the appointment of Colonel Base also volunteer their time. On June 19,2011 a group
Chris Crawford as the Commander of the 21st Space Wing, of four Airmen from the base volunteered at the Marian
on June 28. Col. Chris Crawford takes command from Col. House Soup Kitchen in Colorado Springs. Members from
Stephen N. Whiting. As the Air Force’s largest wing, the de- the Rocky Mountain CGOC and many Airmen from Peter-
partment consists of more than 5,000 enlisted officers, ci- son Air Force Base volunteer at the soup monthly.
vilian and contract employees. The team’s responsibilities
On this particular day, the attendees were: 1st Lt. David
include missile warn-
Rothzeid, from the Rocky Mountain Company Grade Offi-
ing and space control
cer Council; Lt. Col. Ann Igl, Commander of the 21st Force
for combat forces
Support Squadron; Col. Jeffery Flewelling, Vice-Commander
and the national
of 21st Space Wing; and 1st Lt Eryn Meeks, from the Rocky
Mountain CGOC. While at work the group stopped and took
ties of the United
a photo for the Air Force Base’s website.
States and Canada.
Colonel Crawford re-
cently served as the
Chief of Current Op-
erations and Deputy
Directorate for Com-
mand, Control and Col. Chris Crawford (right) receives
Nuclear Operations at the 21st Space Wing guidon from
the Pentagon, Wash- Lt. Gen. Susan Helms (left) 14th Air
ington, D.C. Force Commander.
Another noteworthy Change in Command at Peterson Air
Force Base was the placement of From left to right: 1st Lt. David Rothzeid; Lt. Col. Ann Igl; Col.
Colonel Jeffrey D. Flewelling as Jeffrey Flewelling; & 1st Lt. Eryn Meeks
the Vice Commander of the 21st
Space Wing. His recent experience Lieutenant General Jacoby Promoted to
includes: Director of the Com- General, Commander of USNC
mander’s Action Group in the US
Strategic Command at Offutt Air Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta has announced that
Force Base in Nebraska. He has the President has nominated Lieutenant General Charles
also been granted the Master H. Jacoby, Jr., United States Army, for appointment to the
Space and Senior Missile Opera- rank of general and assignment as Commander, United
tions badge. States Northern Command/Commander, North American
Col. Jeffery D. Flewelling Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He
is currently serving as Director, Strategic Plans and Policy,
J-5; Senior Member, United States Delegation to the United
Nations Military Staff Committee, Washington, DC.
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Air Force Academy News Academy Secures 4th Place Finish in
Change in Command UAS Competition
On June 27, 2011, in an official Change of Command Cer-
emony, Colonel Thomas Gibson took charge of the 10th Air Five students from the Air Force Academy won 4th place
Base Wing. Colonel Thomas Gibson replaces Colonel Rick in the 9th Annual Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
LoCastro, who will now serve as the director of personnel competition in Patuxent River, MD competition.
and manpower for US Strategic Command at Offutt Air This year’s participants were; 2nd Lt. Russ Wilson, 2nd Lt.
Force Base in Nebraska. Andrew Sainsbury, Cadet 1st Class John Welch, Cadet 1st
Colonel Gibson is native of the Air Force Academy and Class Tristan Latchu and Cadet 2nd Class Wolf Thielmann.
Colorado Springs. Part of the class of 1988, Colonel Gib- Cadet 1st Class Tristan Latchu attributed the team’s success
son graduated from the Air Force Academy with a Bach- to advanced planning and teamwork.
elor of Science Degree in English. Between 1995-1998, he
also served as a TG-7A glider instructor pilot, at the Acad- “Some teams were building their airframes the day before
emy and as an aide-de-camp to the then Superintendent their scheduled flight, while others chose to make major
Lt. General Tad Oldstrom. Colonel Gibson was previously design modifications the night before. By all rights, we
Commander for the 71st Mission Support Group at the performed our last test flight May 18, by which time we
Vance Air Force Base, Oakland. had created checklists and rehearsed the preflight, in-flight
and post flight processes and procedures very thoroughly,”
he said.“Teamwork was an absolutely critical part of the
competition. The team needed to work together smoothly
in order to decrease any wasted time on the ground, and in
order to make on-the-fly adjustments while we scanned for
targets on the ground.”
Passing of the 10th Air Base Wing Guidon from Air Force Air Force Academy’s 2011 UAS participants, pose for a group
Academy Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, to Col. Thom- picture.
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Prep School Welcomes New Class of Cadet But the short-term separation doesn’t take the focus off
Hopefuls the long-term goal, which is ultimately the reason for the
by David Edwards, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Prep School’s existence.
“We do mirror a bit of Academy procedure,” Colonel Weiss
In processing at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School said. “(First is) BMT, then transition week and hit them hard
began Wednesday, ushering in this year’s class of soon-to- with a life skills, study, time management class to better
be Academy cadets. prepare them for the academic rigors they will face here
and at the Academy.”
For thousands of past applicants who didn’t qualify for
direct entry, the Prep School has served as a gateway for
entrance into the Academy.
Schriever AFB News
The Prep School’s 10-month program furnishes intense Change in Command
instruction in math, English and basic sciences. Students
also undergo military training and character development. Colonel Stanley Stafira, Jr.
Although the Prep School’s purpose is to mold students recently became Vice Com-
into prospective cadets and future officers, the education mander of the 50th Space
there doesn’t come with a guarantee of admission to the Wing, Air Force Space
Academy. Command at Schriever Air
Col. Bart Weiss, commander of the Prep School, said one of
the distinguishing characteristics of this incoming class is He takes command of a
the number of prior enlisted military personnel. The total 5,800 personnel unit oper-
of 49 represents a high number in comparison with recent ating in 12 different loca-
classes, he said. tions worldwide. The 50th
Space Wing has in its dis-
Students at the Prep School go through a slimmed-down posal the use of 170 com-
version of the Academy’s Basic Cadet Training. munications, navigation
“Our BMT is only 18 days and is more of a military training and surveillance satellites,
and cultural immersion program,” Colonel Weiss said. “Plus which are valued at more Colonel Stanley Stafira, Jr.
(it) gets these kids accelerated into the military culture and than $66 Billion.
team-building posture that focuses on respect for others, Colonel Stafira, himself has had an exceptional career in
team and (baselining) them all into military life.” the Air Force. Education wise he has received a Bachelor of
The Prep School does its best to maintain a distinct iden- Science Degree in aerospace engineering from the Univer-
tity while staying integrated with the community life of sity of Virginia, VA. He also has a Master of Science Degree
the Academy. The course of study is much shorter and in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.
is geared toward bringing students up to speed on core Career-wise, he has held numerous positions at the Penta-
subjects not adequately covered during their high school gon, most recently as the Chief of Staff for the Director for
years. Engineering, at the Missile Defense Agency. Colonel Stafira
had also served as the Chief of Safety for the 50th Space
Furthermore, the Prep School has its own facilities -- library, Wing at Schriever AFB between 2004 and 2005.
classrooms, dorms, sports complex -- and its intercollegiate
athletes play teams at the junior college level as opposed
to the NCAA. Even the schools’ team mascots are different:
Huskies for the Prep School, Falcons for the Academy.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 19
Fort Carson AFB News TX in 1995, the Brigade stayed in Fort Carson and was re-
Changes in Command named as 3rd Brigade Combat Team (3rdBCT). 3rd BCT
comprises of 3,800 soldiers, many of which were deployed
Fort Carson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs had sev-
eral “Change in Command” Ceremonies in the past month.
Mid-June saw the Change of Command for the 43rd Sus-
tainment Brigade, 4th Infantry. On Manhart Field, the pre-
1st BCT, 4th Infantry Division Return Home
vious commander, Colonel Christopher Richardson, was
replaced with Colonel Todd Heussner. Colonel Heussner After a yearlong deployment, the 1st Brigade Combat Team,
most recently served as the Commander of Task Force Ivy 4th Infantry Division returned home to Fort Carson from
at Fort Carson. The unit itself was created in the March of Afghanistan, on Sunday June 26th. About 3,800 soldiers of
1966 as the 43rd General Support Group, and renamed the the unit were redeployed during the past two months.
43rd Sustainment Brigade in July of 2008.
“Being over there, being in Afghanistan, every day you’re
thinking about getting back and being with your Family
again,” said Thomas Jones.
The list of accomplishments for the 1st BCT “Raiders” is ad-
mirable. Upon receiving authority over the Regional Com-
mand South, they reduced the number of attacks per week
from 50-75 to less than 5. Responsible for destroying more
than 800 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), performing
more than 52,000 patrols and covering 75 forward opera-
tion bases, combat outposts, police substations, and access
control points. They also completed 300 projects, which in-
cluded construction of 19 schools, 5 clinics, rebuilding of
villages, roads, and providing security for the placement of
two power plants.
Acting Senior Commander, Brigadier General James Doty The return for the soldiers was an astounding and emo-
passes the unit colors to Colonel Todd Heussner. tional experience. “It was awesome waiting for the doors
to open,” said Sergeant Jason Paul who walked into a
Manhart Field also saw the standing ovation surrounded by layers of colorful ban-
change of command for the ners welcoming the war fighters. “It was overwhelming. It
3rd Brigade Combat Team, makes you feel really proud.”
4th Infantry Division, nick-
named the “Iron” Brigade.
On June 22, command of
the unit was handed over
from Col. James E. Rainey
to Col. Michael C. Kasales. A
3rd Brigade was created in
November of 1917 and was
moved to Fort Carson, CO.
in December of 1970. When
the Division Headquarters Passing of the unit colors to
was relocated to Fort Hood, Col. Michael Kasales. 1st BCT 4th Inf. Div. on flight home from Kandahar Airfield.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 20
THE YOUNG FELLOWS
Young Members are the future of SAME! The SAME YM Com- The Academy of Fellows, organized in 1995, brings to-
mittee mission was established to provide guidance and gether all Fellows to further SAME’s missions and goals,
professional development resources to our Young Mem- and to take a lead role in support of the SAME mentor-
bers, to facilitate participation in SAME events and activities ing programs. As a Fellow, members are expected to be
at the national and local levels, and to develop and enhance actively involved in providing support, assistance and
the Young Members’“networking” relationship. guidance to future engineers. The Academy now num-
bers more than 600 Fellows.
SMALL BUSINESS CORNER
The SAME Small Business Committee is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date
information from the world of small business. The Committee regularly communicates updates to help you stay ahead
of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships. Our long term goal with
our Small Business Committee, is to work hard to enhance relationships to achieve the mission at hand, and provide for
greater partnering within our Post. And, on another note, if you would like to be our Small Business Spotlight, during
one of our monthly meetings, please contact either Virginia McCallister at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicole Schroder at
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 21
SAME PPP Lauren Balsley
Newsletter Editor / K-12 Outreach
What’s your “day” job? Chief Marketing Officer for
Sky Blue Builders focusing on Business Development
Tell us something about your employer. Sky Blue
Builders, established in 2007, is a small General Con-
tracting/Construction Management firm that focuses
on Design- Build, Building Maintenance, Infrastructure and Site Improvements.
How did you become involved with SAME? I joined SAME in October 2010 and become more involved
with SAME by becoming the K-12 Program Coordinator as well as Newsletter Editor in May 2011.
What has been personally fulfilling/beneficial from your work with SAME? Since joining in 2010, SAME’s
mission and goal has motivated me to become more active within this organization. The impact that this
organization has had on military engineers, civilian engineers and the military community at large has
What project/task/endeavor have you been most excited/proud to work on in conjunction with
SAME? My goal as K-12 Outreach Coordinator is to actively participate in furthering the growth and devel-
opment of inspiring engineers within our military Community. By involving students from the Colorado-
based Military Community, I hope to raise awareness to the benefits/importance of the engineering field.
What are you looking forward to in the next year? 5 Years? 15 Years with SAME? To continue the Pikes
Peak’s Post missions and goals, to become more actively involved in educational programs of this post and
to help support the military community to the best of my ability.
What are the goals you hope to accomplish during your time in your position? My goal is to help ex-
pand the impact SAME has on the military community by fostering relationships amongst its members and
the inspiring engineers of tomorrow. In particular, to reach out to all the military K-12 schools in Colorado
to provide educational programs/speakers/workshops to young engineers.
What benefits do you see for our community through SAME’s work? By establishing partnerships
amongst civilian and military communities, creativity, innovation and progression in the engineering field
has flourished. In addition, SAME has provided valuable programs and resources to the overall community
like the Engineering Summer Camp, Boy Scout Camp and Youth-Fellows Gatherings.
What would you say to an individual thinking about joining SAME? Join! The impact this organization
has had on the engineering field and the military community as well as the dedication of its members is
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 22
Atkins selected for Colorado DOT Colorado healthcare to veterans and reducing the backlog of benefit
claims to deliver real value to America’s taxpayers.
Bridge Enterprise CM Contract
The contract enables Veterans Affairs to acquire services
Atkins had been selected by the Colorado Department of for information technology programs that will help ensure
Transportation (CDOT) Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE) timely delivery of health care and benefits to our nation’s
for a multi-year contract to provide construction manage- veterans. Winning a spot on this contract allows Booz Al-
ment services for a variety of bridge replacement projects len to compete for task orders to support every aspect
statewide. of technology transformation throughout the IT lifecycle.
Booz Allen has the opportunity to provide support in six
CDOT and CBE have identified approximately 20 bridge broad technical areas: program management, strategy
projects for construction during FY12 and FY13. Atkins’ and planning; systems/software engineering; enterprise
services on these projects may include construction man- network; cyber security; operations and maintenance; and
agement, construction inspection, and/or materials test- IT facilities.
ing services. The contract value is expected to be around
The CBE was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Fund- Bryan Construction Wins Shot at $3.8 Bil-
ing Advancement for Surface Transportation and Econom- lion in Contracts
ic Recovery) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to fi-
nance, repair, reconstruct, and replace bridges designated
as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated Bryan Construction, a locally-owned and operated compa-
“poor.” ny, has won the right to bid on $3.8 billion worth of over-
seas Army building contracts. That makes them one of 14
Project manager Derek Lindvall says,“It is an honor to assist in the world deemed eligible to bid.
CDOT with the important replacement of bridges around
the state.” Bryan has partnered with 77 Construction, based in Istan-
bul, Turkey, to win its place in Multiple Award Task Order
Booz Allen Wins Position on Veterans Af- Each will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of proj-
ects building hangars, barracks, operations facilities and
fairs Contract to Support Transformation
other defense buildings, most ranging from $20 million
Twenty-One Total Technology Contract to $100 million, said Robert Meahan, vice president of the
Federal Group for Bryan Construction.
Booz Allen Hamilton today announced it was named as a
“It’s not broken down who will get what,” Meahan said. “In
prime contractor on the Veterans Affairs Transformation
theory, I guess we could get it all.”
Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract to support the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in its modernization In theory, the company could also win none of the defense
and transformation efforts. Booz Allen is one of fourteen building contracts.
contractors on the $12 billion indefinite delivery/indefi-
nite quantity award, which has a five-year period of per- All of the construction contracts will be on United States
formance. The combined contracts will allow the most ef- Army bases or in Army control areas in the 20 countries of
ficient use of technology to transform the VA in providing U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 23
CH2M Hill Completes Acquisition of Booz The $34 million project included more than 100,000 SF of
new construction including training facility, hanger (main-
Allen Hamilton’s State & Local Government
tenance, staging, wash) flight planning and operations,
Transit Consulting Business maintenance hangars, Siprnet, ALSE, indoor wash facility,
secure briefing, VIP, classrooms, distance learning center,
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, con- administration and fitness, Anti-Terrorism Force Protec-
struction, and operations firm, announced today that it has tion. The facilities integrate into F.E. Warren AFB and feature
completed its acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s State & intrusion detection systems, DoD ATFP standoff distances,
Local Government Transit Consulting (S&L Transit) business. fire protection and alarm systems, connection to an exist-
ing AFB communications backbone, and development of
Booz Allen Hamilton has been providing consulting servic- a utility and road
es to transportation clients since 1915 and is a nationally
recognized service provider to transit and rail agencies,
providing management consulting, system engineering,
rolling stock consulting, asset management, train control Farnsworth Group Number 240 on ENR Top
and communications systems, system safety, and revenue 500 List
system consulting throughout North America.
Comprised of 150+ employees, the S&L Transit business ac- Farnsworth Group, Inc. has been recognized as one of the
counted for approximately $50 million in annual revenue Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR)
at Booz Allen Hamilton during its FY10. Substantially all of magazine.
the S&L Transit employees have accepted offers of employ-
Farnsworth Group landed at No. 240 on the ENR annual
ment with CH2M HILL, and the company’s expanded Tran-
listing of the Top 500 Design Firms, which marks the firm’s
sit and Rail group is excited to meet the current and future
highest ranking on the prestigious list. Previously Farns-
needs of Booz Allen Hamilton’s state and local clients.
worth Group has ranked at No. 358 and 319.
The Top 500 Design Firms list, published annually in April,
ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based engineering, architectural
CooverClark Architects Designs First LEED
and environmental design firms, both publicly and pri-
Gold AASF for the National Guard Bureau vately held, based on design-specific revenue generated
by each company. ENR is a weekly magazine that provides
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded a LEED Gold worldwide news, analysis, data and opinion for the con-
rating, version 2.2, for the Army Aviation Support Facility struction industry.
(AASF) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The project was led by CooverClark, a Denver-based com-
mercial architecture and design firm. The facility was de-
HDR Architecture Ranked No. 4 by Archi-
signed to house, equip, support and maintain a fleet of
military Blackhawk helicopters and serve as the new home tectural Record
for Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) personnel
and the Medivac unit which utilize the same aircrafts. HDR Architecture, Inc. was named one of the top four archi-
tecture firms in the U.S., according to Architectural Record
As the prime consultant, CooverClark provided project
magazine’s highly-respected Top 250 Design Firms rank-
management, complete architecture, planning, land-
ing. The employee-owned firm moved up one spot in the
scape architecture, interior design (CID/SID) services, and
2011 report to secure its No. 4 ranking, reporting $336.90
Fire Protection for new construction of multiuse facilities
million in revenue. HDR Architecture is well-known glob-
including administrative, operations, training and educa-
ally for its award-winning designs for urban environments,
campuses and buildings in the healthcare, science and
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 24
technology, civic, justice and higher education markets. Parsons Awarded U.S. Army Training Sup-
“To maintain our growth momentum, we know we must port Systems Prime Contract
make our programs as robust as possible,” noted Merle
S. Bachman, AIA, president. “We are currently explor- Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded
ing emerging markets that capitalize on our existing the U.S. Army Training Support Systems (TSS) prime con-
strengths.” tract by the Department of the Army. This indefinite deliv-
ery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will provide support
to Soldiers in the Live, Virtual, Constructive, and Gaming
Leo A Daly Promotes Mary M. Morissette, training domains at installations and locations in the Unit-
ed States and overseas.
AIA, LEED® AP, to Managing Principal
Under this IDIQ contract, Parsons and its team will pro-
vide the Department of the Army with program manage-
The Denver office of international architecture, planning,
ment, technical and analytical services, training, and train-
engineering, interior design and program management
ing support services for the Sustainable Range Program,
firm Leo A Daly promotes Mary M. Morissette, AIA, LEED ®
the Combat Training Center Modernization Program, the
AP, to the position of managing principal.
Mission Command Training Program, the Soldier Training
Morissette, who was formerly senior project manager and Support Program, and the Training Development Support
deputy team operations lead at the firm’s Denver office, Program. These programs include the full spectrum of sup-
will have direct day-to-day responsibilities for all areas of port to the Warfighter, from modernizing, operating, and
business, quality, and personnel resources. Morissette will maintaining ranges and training lands; to individual and
assume managing Leo A Daly’s Denver office from Susan small unit live and virtual collective training and exercise
Jorgensen, P.E., LEED® AP, who will serve as vice president support; to the use of gaming and games in training.
and senior structural project engineer for the Denver office
“Parsons has been supporting various aspects of the U.S.
and also support the firm’s structural engineering team in
Army training mission since 1998, and we are extremely
Omaha on various military projects.
proud of the success and accomplishments we have
shared with our Army customers over the years,” said Todd
Wager, Parsons Group President.
Merrick/HB&A Receives Honor Award
A Merrick & Company (www.merrick.com)/HB&A team Sky Blue Builders: Reaching for the Skies
project; The Royal Air Force Mildenhall, UK’s 352nd Special
Operations Group Area Development Plan was awarded an
Sky Blue Builders, LLC, a General Contracting firm based in
honor award by the U.S. Air Force. The development plan
Greenwood Village, just outside of Denver, has grabbed at-
included planning studies, facility utilization and condition
tention from Colorado Biz Magazine for the past two con-
assessment and installation site development guides pre-
secutive months. In the June edition of the magazine, the
pared by Merrick & Company and HB&A. The project, con-
company was acclaimed as one of the finalist for Top 50
tracted under Merrick’s Air Force Center for Environmental
Colorado Companies to Watch. In the following month the
Excellence (AFCEE) 4PAE contract, was performed through
company’s CEO, Mowa Haile, was hailed on the cover of the
Merrick’s San Antonio office, HB&A’s Colorado Springs of-
same magazine as a finalist for the Minority Businessperson
fice, and on-site at Mildenhall.
of the Year. In the same issue, the company debuted at 43
on the Top 50 Minority-Owned Companies list for 2011, with
acknowledgement for posting the highest revenue gains
on the list.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 25
Team Effort keeps OnCore in Longmont URS Selected by Hoosier Energy to Provide
EP&C Services for Air Quality Control Systems
A 58,800-square-foot manufacturing plant being built for
OnCore Manufacturing Services LLC will keep 180 jobs in URS Corporation has been awarded a contract by Hoosier
Longmont, and an additional 50 jobs are expected to be Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. to provide engineer-
added during the next two years. But it took a concerted ef- ing, procurement, and construction services to upgrade ex-
fort by Realtor Keith Kanemoto, The Neenan Co., the Long- isting flue gas desulfurization systems at Hoosier Energy’s
mont Area Economic Council and the city of Longmont to Merom Generating Station in Indiana.
work out a plan to help OnCore stay in Longmont. In the
end, low energy rates, a strong work force and a tidy incen- “We are very pleased with this award which underscores
tive package helped seal the deal. OnCore Manufacturing the strength and quality of our emissions control engineer-
Services engineers, designs and manufactures precision in- ing and construction services,” said George Nash, Group
dustrial components used in industries such as defense, en- General Manager and President of URS’ Power Group.“URS
ergy, life sciences and medical devices. It has 900 employees has been providing engineering services to the Merom
at manufacturing facilities in Longmont; Springfield, Massa- Generating Station since May 2009, and we look forward
chusetts; San Marcos and San Jose, California; and Tijuana, to extending our relationship with Hoosier under this
Mexico. OnCore currently occupies a 32,000-square-foot award.”
space at 2120 Miller Drive, Suite A, owned by Circle Capi-
tal Partners. But OnCore has been growing steadily since The upgrade is scheduled to be completed by the summer
in arrived in Longmont in 2003 as Nu Visions Manufactur- of 2013.
ing LLC and changed its name to OnCore in 2006, when it
merged with Veritek Manufacturing.
Terracon Ranked in ENR Regional Rankings
Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Terracon in the
Colorado/Wyoming, Southeast, Intermountain States, Tex-
as/Louisiana, Southwest, Midwest, and California Top De-
sign Firms regional rankings.
The ENR Top Design Firm regional rankings are based on
design-specific revenue generated by each company. Ter-
racon is ranked #38 on ENR’s 2011 Top 500 Design Firms
list, jumping three spots from #41 in 2010, showing Terra-
con’s consistent performance above industry average.
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting
firm with more than 2,700 employees providing geotech-
nical, environmental, construction materials and facilities
services from more than 120 offices in 39 states nation-
wide. For additional information about Terracon, please
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 26
Making donations to Soldiers/Units/Military Families.
America’s Army—Soldiers, Families, and Civilians—epitomize what is best about America. Their willingness to sacrifice to
build a better future for others and preserve our way of life is a great strength of our nation.
Many of the SAME members have asked how to support our soldiers and military families. There are many ways for indi-
viduals, groups and corporations to support U.S. Army Soldiers and their Families. This information is provided to those
who have expressed interest in donating a gift to the Army or to Soldiers and their Families.
Below is a listing of just a few organizations that are available for consideration. SAME PPP is not endorsing any specific
organization, but wanted to provide the information we received to those who give so much.
The Army’s Gift Program is managed by the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army and can
provide assistance with channeling specific gifts. Questions regarding gift assistance can be emailed to:
ArmyGiftprogram@hqda.army.mil<mailto:armyGiftprogram@hqda.army.mil>. Thank you for your support.
How you can Give to Soldiers and Families
Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation Army Emergency Relief (AER)
Command (FMWRC) www.aerhq.org<http://www.aerhq.org/
Help the Army take care of its own. AER is the Army’s own
emergency financial assistance organization. AER funds
FMWRC processes general unsolicited donations in the provide emergency financial assistance to active and re-
form of goods, services or money for use in Army Morale, tired Soldiers and their Families, as well as widows and
Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs, such as child orphans of active and retired Soldiers when a valid need
care centers, youth activities, recreation centers, libraries, exists for such things as emergency travel, rent, utilities,
sports programs, craft shops, outdoor recreation, Family car repair, scholarships, etc. All assistance is provided in the
readiness Groups, exceptional Family Member Programs, form of interest free loans, grants or a combination of both.
and supplemental missions such as Army Community Ser- Only monetary donations are accepted. For details, please
vices and Army Family Team Building Forums. To make a visit AER online or call 703.428.0000.
donation, please call 703.681.7453.
Wounded Soldier Assistance Army Wounded
Donations can also be made to specific Army installations
Warrior Program (AW2)
that support programs such as Family readiness Groups,
which support Families of deployed Soldiers, and Soldier
Family Assistance Centers, which provide support to our
warrior transition units. These centers provide a one-stop The Army Wounded Warrior Program is committed to pro-
resource for Army Community Service programs that are viding compassionate and personally-tailored support and
tailored to supporting Soldiers and their Families. advocacy to severely wounded Soldiers and their Families.
AW2 links these Soldiers with critically needed resources,
Support programs include emergency relief, continuing cutting through the bureaucracy, and championing their
education, health care, legal assistance and more. To make well-being. Businesses, organizations and individuals from
a donation, please call 703.681.0643. across the country can support this program with employ-
ment opportunities and donations. For more information
about AW2, or how you can help, call 800.237.1336.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 27
What are the benefits of joining SAME?
• Receive TME (The Military Engineer) and access to Members Only portions of the SAME website to access important de-
velopments in the architecture, engineering, construction (A/E/C), environmental, and facilities management fields.
• Participate in topic-specific committees that help shape your field.
• Develop important relationships with colleagues in your own service, other military services, and the private sector.
• Take advantage of webinars and courses presented by other associations with which SAME has strategic part-
nerships at “member” prices.
• Earn Professional Development Hours through workshops and training programs on LEED, design build, project
management, and facility management.
• Participate in local, regional, and national training events at reduced prices.
How do I join?
The fastest and easiest way to become a SAME Post Member is to go to www.same.org and click on JOIN SAME in the
upper left corner of the home page. As an Individual Member, you will get membership in two Posts. For example, when
filling out the application, you should indicate Pikes Peak and Denver Metro as the two local posts. The application pro-
cess only takes about 20 minutes. If using a credit card, you will receive a confirmation and membership number when
finished. If paying by check, you may download the Individual Member application form (.pdf ) and fill it in by hand; then
mail it to national with a check as instructed.
All members can update their member profiles by visiting www.same.org/up-
date. Keeping your member profile current ensures all post and committee
communications reach you. As always, you can also contact the SAME HQ Mem-
bership Department for assistance with updates to your membership record.
To promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and
enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and
private sector engineers, and related professionals.
To be a premier global engineering organization leading the professional and
personal growth of all members in support of military readiness and
development of solutions to national security challenges.
• Integrity • Patriotism • Public Service • National Security • Technical Competence
• Excellence • Environmental Stewardship
2011 - 2012 Board of Direction
President Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, P.E., CEC, USN
1st Vice President Anthony Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, Parsons
V.P. & Chair, Academy of Fellows Paul A. Parker, P.E., SES, F.SAME, USAF
Vice President: Jennifer P. Fogg, CPF, F.SAME, Asset Group
Past President: Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, F.SAME, USAF
Executive Director: Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME (Non-voting)
Treasurer: Rich Khalil, CPA, A. Morton Thomas and Associates (Non-voting)
Counsel: Harold I. Rosen, Esq., F.SAME, The Law Office of Harold Rosen (Non-voting)
Regional Vice Presidents: Carolinas: Capt. Len Dillinger, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.), PB
Europe: Col. Scott Jarvis, USAF
Great Lakes: Joan Freitag, F.SAME, Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Lower Mississippi: Ashlyn Graves, Evans-Graves Engineers Inc.
Middle Atlantic: Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Dewberry
Missouri River: Jeanne LeBron, F.SAME, SHE
New England: Alan Fillip, MACTEC
North Atlantic: Judy Cooper, F.SAME, PB
Northwest: Capt. Bob Schlesinger, P.E., LEED AP, USN (Ret.), Baker
Ohio Valley: Marci Snyder, Woolpert Inc.
Rear Adm. Christopher J.
Pacific: Col. John Lohr, USAF
Mossey, P.E., CEC, USN
Rocky Mountain: Col. Steve Rose, USAFR, U.S. Air Force Civilian
South Atlantic: Capt. Michael Blount, P.E., USN (Ret.), Balfour Beatty
South Central: Mike Thompson, P.E., Thompson Engineering Inc.
Southwest: Vida Wright, Ph.D., F.SAME, Veridico Group Inc.
TEXOMA: Greg Kuhn, P.E., F.SAME, Halff Assoc.
august 2011 NEWSLETTER 29
The Pikes Peak Post membership continues to grow, thanks to the excellent lineup of presenters at our monthly lun-
cheons (thank you, Colonel Fant!), the great networking opportunities at these lunches, and the increasing desire of the
private sector engineering community to support our military engineers as they conduct and complete their missions
in support of our national defense. Thanks to all of you for making the SAME Pikes Peak Post a vibrant and successful
If you are currently a SM firm, you can assist the PPP in boosting our 2010 totals by making sure you have filled all five
of your allocated slots (already included in your membership). With our current 67 SM firms, we could increase our
membership by 54 if everyone completed their current firm memberships! Additional members may also be added for
a nominal annual fee.
Please contact the following individuals with questions or assistance and thank you for your continued support of the
SAME, Pikes Peak Post!!
Individual Membership: Sustaining Membership:
Steve Howell Mikki Andersen
(303) 629-6000 (x1902) 719-510-9347
10th Civil Engineer Squadron BLUEFIN, LLC CH2MHILL
Capt. Adam Strecker Ms. Caroline Yarbro Ms. Michelle Rau
U S A F Academy, CO Greenwood Village, CO Colorado Springs, CO
4Clicks Solutions Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Coign Asset Metrics & Technologies
Mr. Michael E. Brown Ms. Chris L. Keefe Mr. Troy Day
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO
AECOM Brown and Caldwell Coover-Clark & Associates, Inc.,
Greenwood Village, CO Ms. Sarah P. Babcock Architects / Planners / Interiors
Golden, CO Ms. Amanda Clark
AMEC Denver, CO
Bryan Construction, Inc.
Mr. Robert E. Meehan
Colorado Springs, CO
American Automation Terri Ammon
Building Solutions Inc. Burns & McDonnell Colorado Springs, CO
Ms. Lisa R. Buckley Mr. Dennis Whitney
Denver, CO Englewood, CO DPR Construction
Mr. Michael W. Devens
Associated Building Specialties Calibre Engineering Inc. Englewood, CO
Mr. Mike Cook Mr. Gregory V. Murphy
Frederick, CO Littleton, CO E M C Engineers Inc.
Ms. Sandie Busby
Atkins CDM Lakewood, CO
Mr. Mitch Gordon Ms. Patrice A. Melancon
Colorado Springs, CO Austin, TX
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Eaton Corporation John Bowman Inc. MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Mr. Gilbert Perry Mr. Terry W. Theken Mr. Matt Maley
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Greenwood Village, CO
ECC JPS Engineering, Inc. MWH
Mr. Stanley Wojinski Mr. John P. Schwab Mr. Mark M. Scott
San Antonio, TX Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO
Encore Electric, Inc. KIRA, Inc. Ninyo & Moore
Mr. Mark Fischbach Mr. Mark Bartle Mr. Steve Howell
Englewood, CO Colorado Springs, CO Greenwood Village, CO
Farnsworth Group Inc. Kleinfelder Oz Architecture
Mr. Dave Peters Mr. Scott Sammons Kenneth A. Breitkreuz
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO
Farris Engineering Inc. Kumar & Assoc. Inc. Pacific Western Technologies Ltd.
Mr. Jerry Pasley Mr. Roger Barker Ms. Kim Bradley
Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO Wheat Ridge, CO
FSPS, Inc. Lafarge West, Inc. Panduit Corp
Mr. Pat Morgan Colorado Springs, CO Ms. Wende Cook
Peyton, CO Littleton, CO
LEO A DALY
GE Johnson Construction Co. Ms. Susan Jorgensen Parsons
Mr. Douglas Finley Denver, CO Ms. Kristi M. James
Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO
H&A Architects & Engineers and Consulting, Inc. PCL Construction Services, Inc.
Mr. Erich Flessner Ms. Kimberly Bradley Mr. Bryan C. Hamilton
San Diego, CA Golden, CO Denver, CO
HB&A Martin/Martin, Inc. Penguin’s Coat, Inc
Ms. Andrea L. Barker Mr. Michael A. Piper Mr. Jeff White
Colorado Springs, CO Lakewood, CO Colorado Springs, CO
HDR Matrix Design Group RNL
Mr. Robert Preston Mr. Frank Tyboroski Ms. Stephanie Fortner
Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Denver, CO
Innovative Technical MaxFour Roof Express, LLC
Solutions Inc. (ITSI) Mr. William Bayles Mr. Richard Rast
Mr. John England Englewood, CO Greenwood Village, CO
Merrick & Company San Juan Construction Inc.
JE Dunn Construction Mr. Ruben Cruz Ms. Risa V. Kerns
Mr. Marty Rickett Colorado Springs, CO Montrose, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
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SEH Tepa, LLC U.S. Air Force Academy
Mrs. Jeanne LeBron, F. SAME Mr. William Gust Mr. Keith L. Butala
Omaha, NE Colorado Springs, CO USAF Academy, CO
Seneca Environmental Svc, Inc. Terracon Consultants, Inc. United Rentals
Lisa A. Coffelt Mr. Lawrence R. Keefe Mr. Chad Shubin
Des Moines, IA Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO
Sky Blue Builders, LLC. Tetra Tech Inc. URS Corporation
Mr. Mowa Haile Mr. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME Mr. Mike Schmidt
Greenwood Village, CO Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO
Stanley Consultants Inc. The Neenan Company Weston Solutions, Inc.
Ms. Michelle French Ms. Donna C. Smith Mr. Mark Bell
Chesterfield, MO Fort Collins, CO Lakewood, CO
SWCA Environmental Consultants Toltest, Inc. Wilson & Company, Inc.
Ms. Sheila Castellano Mr. Bruce Allison Mr. Larry Sly
Broomfield, CO Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO
Swinerton Inc. Towill, Inc. Woolpert, Inc.
Mr. Harvey Robinson Mr. John Bloodgood Ms. Marci R. Snyder
Arvada, CO Colorado Springs, CO Dayton, OH
Tug Hill Construction
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SAME PPP BOARD OF DIRECTORS &
SAME PIKES PEAK POST
POST OFFICERS*: Enlisted NCO Liaison: MSgt Dennis J. Scott
President: Cindy Lincicome Communications: Cindy Lincicome
1st Vice President: COL Joseph Schwarz, USAF Outreach: Amanda Clark
2nd Vice President: CAPT George Suther, USN Programs: David Peters
Secretary: Ruben D. Cruz Assistant Programs: MAJ Bradley Brugg, USAF
Treasurer: Steve Howell Program Advisor: Rod Staponski, PE
Asst. Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Rau Small Business Liaison: Virginia McCallister
Small Business Support: Nicole Schroder
ELECTED DIRECTORS*: Past Post President: CAPT William Grip (Ret)
Young Members Director - USAFA: CAPT Josh Aldred Boy Scout Initiative: Sarah Babcock
Young Members Director – Industry: John Meyers Awards and Recognition: Adam Smith
Fellows/Senior Members Director: Hal Alquire Peterson AFB Liaison: Bob Fant
Fort Carson Liaison: Hal Alguire
APPOINTED DIRECTORS* USAF Academy Liaison: Keith Butala
(Chairperson of Committee):
NORAD/NORTHCOM Liaison: Kirk Bergner
Education and Mentoring: Chuck Weiss
National Security: Tim Amorosa SPECIAL INITIATIVES:
Sustaining Membership: Mikki Andersen Golf Tournament Task Force: Mark Scott
Individual Membership: Steve Howell Engineers Week Activities: MAJ Bradley Brugg, USAF
Engineering Summer Camp: Scott Prosuch Energy Symposium: Michelle Rau
Professional Development: Bob Fant AFSPC CE Ice Breaker: Cindy Lincicome
USAFA Student Chapter: C1C Matt Akaydin Fund Raising Initiative: Dave Brewer, PE
**Post Officers, Elected Directors, and Committee Chairpersons (Appointed Directors) are Voting Members