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    Thank you for making this year’s JTED such a success! We really appreciate everyone that participated. You can find our excellent speakers’ presentation here:




    Pictures from the both the JTED and Icebreaker events can be found here:




    And a huge thanks to our incredible sponsors who put the event on!

    Society of American Military Engineers, Tampa Bay Post

    Who Says Engineers Don’t Know How to Party?


    The Society of American Military Engineers, Tampa Bay Post, held its annual Holiday party at Hula Bay on December 6th. Dozens of members joined together for cocktails and a bountiful buffet that featured everything from sushi to sliders.

    It began as a happy hour, but the camaraderie continued well into the evening as many spouses and friends of our members joined the festivities. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the celebration was the outpouring of holiday spirit from members who donated toys for Operation Homefront. We collected more than 60 toys for children of active duty military personnel.


    A big thank you to everyone who took part in our efforts to spread a little cheer to boys and girls who are missing one of their parents this season.

    SAME Tampa Bay 4th Annual Charity Sporting Clays event successfully raises over $10,000 for STEM camps and scholarships!

    On 26 October 2018, the Tampa Bay Post conducted its annual Charity Sporting Clays event at Fishawk Sporting Clays in Tampa, Florida. The post over the past four years has conducted this funding raising event with the sole purpose of investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the Tampa and St. Petersburg communities. This past year we conducted a Drone STEM Camp at MacDill Air Force Base, where we had over 30 campers from military families attend. This five day event introduced students to the basics on drone flying culminating with each student being presented their own drone.


    This year we had over 75 participants at our Sporting Clays event, which raised over $10,000. This would not have been possible without the involvement of our sponsors, specifically our tournament sponsors Trusted Energy Source and Light Source. In addition, we had sponsors from our local post and community that enabled us to support teams from Special Operations Command and Central Command. Overall this was a very successful event for the Tampa Bay Post, one that we will continue next year!

    Sustaining Members were invited to attend the Icebreaker of the U.S. Special Operations Command 2018 Contingency Engineer Conference on August 28, 2018.


    Approximately 100 attended the SAME Tampa Post-sponsored event held at Coppertail Brewery, Tampa, FL.


    (l to r, Dave O’Brien, SurvTech Solutions; Stephanie Thoresen, USA Environmental; Vernie Reichling, SOCOM; Nancy Freeman, Engineered Lining Systems; Fred Drummond, CENTCOM)

    SAME Scholarship Awardees

    Congratulations to our 2018 College Scholarship Winners: Chris DiBias, Joshua Drummond and Matthew Drummond who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and engineering aptitude.


    The SAME Tampa Post partnered with the MacDill Youth Center for a great week-long STEM camp for the MacDill military children with a focus on drones: how to build, test and safely operate drones from an engineering perspective. Highlights included campers experiencing a water-borne drone with capabilities to map out the water beneath it, participating in a drone obstacle challenge, and at the end of the camp, each camper received their very own drone. It was an inspiring and fun week of bringing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math mission to our MacDill military children.


    To view photos click HERE


    For more details, please visit: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/280183/community-partnership-brings-stem-macdill-youth-center   

    23rd Annual SAME Scholarship Golf Tournament was a Hole-in-One!

    Held Thursday June 14th, 2018


    This year’s SAME Scholarship Golf tournament held in conjunction with CENTCOM J4 was quite the PAR-TEE! The tournament far exceeded expectations for raising funds for the Tampa Bay Post’s College Scholarship. Big thank you to all of our participants and volunteers who made this event such a success! A great time was had by all on the course and the Mission BBQ lunch was the best by par.


    Click HERE to see photos

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