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E.  The Office of the Chief of Engineers provides the following information:
1. Engineer Fusion Cell Update: We continue to make great progress with the synchronization of Engineer transformation, restationing of units, and preparing units for deployment through the EFC. This monthly SVTC is hosted by the Office of the Chief of Engineers but the heavy lifting is done by units in the field, FORSCOM, and USAES. Issues are identified from throughout the Regiment and tracked through resolution. During the past four SVTCs, participants identified 50 issues of which 30 are now closed. We specifically want to invite ASCC, Corps, and Division Engineers to participate to help resolve issues that impact the entire Regiment.
The next EFCs will occur on 26 Feb 08, 26 Mar 08 (T), and 23 Apr 08 (T). Units and organizations that wish to participate in the SVTC should contact Mr. Dave Zacchetti at (703)695-7045 or david.zacchetti@hqda-aoc.army.pentagon.mil to arrange linkup.
2. Theater Engineer Command Rock Drill: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers G3 and the Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE), HQDA, will co-host a two-day rock drill at Headquarters, USACE, Washington, DC 9-10 April 2008 for the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC), the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) Chiefs of Staff and G3s, as well as Chiefs of Staff and G3s from 411th EN BDE, 926th EN BDE, 302d Maneuver Enhancement BDE (MEB), 372d EN BDE, 420th EN BDE and 301st Maneuver Enhancement BDE (MEB).

Purpose for this rock drill is to walk through all moving parts for the TECs and their subordinate/”down trace” units through FY 11. Action officers (AOs) from FORSCOM, USARC, HQDA G3, G8 and OCAR will walk through all deployments, structure changes (transformation), activations/inactivations and all equipment issues. These AOs are the Engineer officers on the FORSCOM and DA staffs who execute DA plans and policies. During this rock drill, they will discuss processes and current initiatives that impact TEC/Engineer Brigades/MEBs as they transform, train for war, deploy, redeploy and reset. This forum will be unique in providing information to the TEC leadership as well as providing feedback to the AOs who are eager to understand TECs and subordinate BDEs/MEBs concerns.

Addressees please respond to the below action officer stating you will be in attendance. A draft agenda will follow in a separate message later this week. Several coordinating e-mails will follow this message between now and the week of 7 April 2008. Any input regarding agenda items is also solicited.
Action office for this event will be Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE) and the Action Officer is Mr. Fred Channels who can be reached at (703) 693 4401 (DSN 223 4401) and email alfred.channels@hqda.army.mil

3. 4th Annual Joint NCO Symposium: OCE participated in the symposium held at Oxnard/Port Hueneme California from 12-13 Feb 08. There were discussions of operational issues, education and training, experience with NCO joint assignments, NCO and contractor lessons learned from the war zone, NCO joint training and installation facilities management. Attendees also visited Engineer activities at Port Hueneme including a look at the Navy’s version of Prime Power. BG Gregg Martin, Commandant, US Army Engineer School, also was able convene a work group from key attendees to address base camp standardization and opportunities for shared training.

4. The School of Geospatial-Intelligence (TSG) Collaboration Tools: While the U.S. Army Engineer School moved to Fort Leonard Wood, MO almost two decades ago, Army Engineers in conjunction the with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) still have a robust training establishment at Fort Belvoir, VA for Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) and terrain analysts. COL Stuart Harrison was selected in January as the interim Director of the NGA College while Mr. David "Doc" Dougherty (LTC, Ret) assumed duties as Commandant of The School of Geospatial-Intelligence (TSG) until a new military Commandant is assigned in the summer of 2008.

One major initiative that the NGA College and specifically TSG has embarked on recently is using a collaborative tool called Intellipedia, similar to the popular encyclopedic, online tool - Wikipedia. However, this tool limits users to only those assigned to work with the U.S. Government (ie. CAC access is required!) and is available on multiple network security domains: Top Secret (TS), Secret, and even Unclassified/For Official Use Only (FOUO). The Sensors Department of TSG has specifically made some significant progress by using their site as a means to access existing course materials and even encourage contribution to developing courses on Airborne/Motion Imagery. The goal is to put information at the fingertips of prospective students and their supervisors and provide transparency on the training available at the NGA College.
Check out

https://www.intelink.gov/wiki/The_School_of_Geospatial-Intelligence for more information on both the Geospatial Technology (GT) and Sensors Departments.

5. TCMS UPDATE: The brand new Theater Construction Management System (TCMS) version 3.0 is finally here! On March 1, 2008 we will release this new dynamic application that now includes loads of new features that aid the TCMS user to build projects much more efficiently. To conserve resources, TCMS was reviewed and updated continually to utilize state-of-the-art technology in construction designs, materials, and techniques within Army transformation. Through the user community and Army transformation, requests for product improvements have been assessed and implemented in this new release.

6. Capability and Capacity Gap Mitigation Workshop: The Center for Army Analysis conducted the 4th and final Stability Operations Capability and Capacity gap mitigation workshop on the 11 and 12 Feb 08. The purpose of this final workshop was to determine the DoD mitigation options for identified gaps in the Army’s ability to support Stability Operations. Participants for the workshop were a cross section from the US Government to include DoS, USAID, the Office of Secretary of Defense as well as other Services. The workshop identified efforts that are lessening existing gaps that are already underway and gaps that are not being addressed.

The workshop recommendations are: The Joint Staff act as an arbitrator, issue guidance for gaps requiring inter service cooperation. That Gaps requiring USG involvement and guidance be referred to OSD for further action.

7. ALARACT 039/2008: THE AGR SRB IS A RETENTION INCENTIVE PAID TO AN AGR SOLDIER WHO REENLISTS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) YEARS BEYOND HIS OR HER CURRENT AGR ETS UNDER THE INCENTIVE PROGRAM DEFINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) 37 USC 308. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE AGR SRB PROGRAM IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF REENLISTMENTS TO MAN THE CAREER FORCE OR FILL WAR FIGHTING NEEDS.
8. ALARACT 034/2008: The purpose of this message is to implement guidance in Reference I above, relating to the transfer of Service Treatment Records (STRs) or Health Treatment Records (HTRs) (Medical & Dental Records) to VA, for Active Duty (AD) Soldiers upon separation (retirement, discharge, or release) from AD.

9. ALARACT 030/2008: PURPOSE. TO PUBLISH IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR REFERENCES A THRU L FOR SOLDIERS PERFORMING ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE GWOT OR AS ADMINISTRATIVE CALL-UPS. THE GUIDANCE FOUND IN THIS MESSAGE WILL ALSO BE POSTED TO CHAPTER 8 OF THE PERSONNEL POLICY GUIDANCE (PPG) AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: HTTP://WWW.ARMYG1.ARMY.MIL/MILITARYPERSONNEL/PPG.ASP.

10. ALARACT 028/2008: ON 12 DECEMBER 2007, THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OF THE ARMY APPROVED THE ACCEPTANCE AND WEAR OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC PRESIDENTAL UNIT CITATION (PRPUC) FOR UNITS SUPPORTING EXERCISE BALIKATAN 02-1.

11. ALARACT 027/2008: (U) PURPOSE. TO PROVIDE POLICY AND GUIDANCE CONCERNING THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE US ARMY PEACEKEEPING AND STABILITY OPERATIONS INSTITUTE (PKSOI) BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE US ARMY. POLICY CONTAINED IN THIS MESSAGE IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY .AND SUPERCEDES HQDA G-3 AUTHORITIES MESSAGE, US ARMY PKSOI, DATED 26 JAN 06.

12. ALARACT 026/2008: REFERENCE A PUBLISHED A REVISION TO THE DD FORM 93 OF CHANGES IN SOLDIER OPTIONS FOR DESIGNATING BENEFICIARIES FOR THE DEATH GRATUITY THAT WERE INCLUDED IN REFERENCE D. HOWEVER, REFERENCE A ALLOWS THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEEWAY IN ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, UP TO 1 JULY 2008, TO IMPLEMENT THESE NEW PROVISIONS. ALTHOUGH OSD HAS PUBLISHED A REVISED VERSION OF DD FORM 93, THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAS NOT YET ESTABLISHED AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR IMPLEMENTING THE BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION OPTIONS THAT ARE REFLECTED ON THE NEW DD FORM 93

13. ALARACT 023/2008: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2008 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2008 UNLESS SOONER SUPERSEDED, THIS MESSAGE AUTHORIZES SOLDIERS QUALIFIED TO REENLIST UNDER PROVISIONS (UP) AR 140-111, CHAPTER 2 (USAR) AND NGR 600-200, CHAPTER 7 (ARNG) TO RECEIVE BONUSES AUTHORIZED UNDER THE SELECTED RESERVE INCENTIVE PROGRAM IAW 37 U.S.C., SEC 308B OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) (FOR AGR SOLDIERS) IAW 37 U.S.C. SEC 308.


14. ALARACT 022/2008: THE 2008 FEDERAL ELECTIONS ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING AND ALL SOLDIERS DESERVE OUR BEST EFFORTS TO ENABLE THEM TO VOTE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS. THE ARMY'S GOAL IS 100% CONTACT OF ALL SOLDIERS TO ENSURE THEY UNDERSTAND THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE AROUND THE WORLD.
15. ALARACT 018/2008: IN THE 30 MONTHS SINCE ITS IMPLEMENTATION (JUN 05), AUTOMATIC LIST INTEGRATION (TO SGT) POLICY EFFECTIVELY REDUCED THE NUMBER OF SGT STAR MOS BY 74 PERCENT (FROM 31 TO 8) AND REDUCED THE NUMBER OF SGT POSITION VACANCIES BY 86% (FROM 1,549 TO 214).

16. ALARACT 017/2008: ON 13 OCTOBER 2007, THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY APPROVED THE CREATION OF THE COMBAT ACTION STREAMER FOR U.S. ARMY UNITS THAT HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING IN THE THEATER OF COMBAT OPERATIONS.

17. ALARACT 013/2008: THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE DEPLOYMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD (DEA) COMPETITION (2009), ESTABLISHED BY THE ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF IN TRAINING YEAR 2000 TO RECOGNIZE ACTIVE, RESERVE AND NATIONAL GUARD UNITS AND INSTALLATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING DEPLOYMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE DEA, DESIGNED TO CAPTURE INNOVATIVE DEPLOYMENT INITIATIVES THAT MAY IMPROVE THE ARMY'S DEPLOYMENT PROCESS, IS AWARDED TO ENCOURAGE UNITS AND INSTALLATIONS TO BECOME MORE SKILLED IN DEPLOYMENT OPERATIONS.
18: TACOM MAM 08-015, MW24C Scoop Loader Cab with Add-on-Armor (AOA), Cab Repair : On the MW24C Scoop Loader with Add on Armor (AoA), the isolation mounts are not standing up to the extra weight of the AoA. Based on Engineer Analysis, this may cause the cab to shift and may allow the rebound mount bolts to become loose as the loader moves over rough terrain but not to the point where the cab will fall off.
19: The 4th Annual JSOC Small Arms Competition will take place 27 April to 2 May 2008 at Fort Bragg, NC.
The link to the Match Bulletin on the Army Marksmanship Unit website at http://www.usaac.army.mil/amu/index1.html
Match Director - GySgt Corey Nash USMC, Joint Special Operations Command, Red: 383-4445 Black: 910-243-4445, BlkBerry: 910-494-2674, SIPR: nashc@soc.smil.mil, NIPR: nashc@jdi.socom.mil .

*** Engineers in the National Capitol Region: Each month the Office of the Chief of Engineers hosts an Engineer Round-up at the Crystal City Gateway Marriot Bin 1700 Lounge commencing at 1700 on the last Thursday of the month, excluding November and December. Engineers and those who support Engineers are more than welcome to attend. It is a great opportunity to catch up on what’s going on in the Engineer Community from a broad spectrum of perspectives. If you do not get an invitation now, please notify me to so that I can add you to the specific distribution list. Click here to be added DAEN-ZC . Next event is 28 February 2008

You can always find all the Messages to the Regiment at our AKO site are linked at the bottom of this document —AKO Login is required. For those having a hard time getting to the files that require an AKO logon, here is a screenshot to show where the files are physically located.




F.  Topics of Interest:  FM 3-0
What is it?
Field Manual 3-0, Operations, is one of two Army capstone manuals and is the first significant revision in operational doctrine since 9/11. Reflecting more than six years of wartime experience, this manual is the blueprint for operating in an uncertain future.
What has the Army done?
The Army recognized that the next several decades will be an era of persistent conflict that will generate continuing requirements for military forces. FM 3-0 discusses changes in the complex and volatile operational environment, and how we need to prepare Soldiers and leaders to operate in that environment. The FM provides the overarching doctrine of how the Army will conduct operations to defend the nation, protect vital interests and fulfill national military responsibilities.
FM 3-0 does not focus exclusively on current operations, but also addresses the needs of an Army responsible for deploying forces promptly anywhere in the world (its expeditionary capability) and operating for extended periods in any environment at any point across the spectrum of conflict, from stable peace through general war (its campaign capability). FM 3-0 institutionalizes simultaneous offensive, defensive and stability or civil-support operations as the core of the Army’s doctrine.
What does the Army have planned for the future?

For the immediate future, a mobile training team will visit each division, corps, schoolhouses, and other locations if requested, to help Soldiers and leaders “internalize” FM 3-0. A dedicated education program will help propagate the field manual’s ideas throughout the force. The Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has designed a multifaceted approach to educating Soldiers on the new field manual, including a study guide on CD-ROM, a Web site and a chain-teaching program. FM 3-0 will be included in almost all officer professional military education, including the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) curriculum.

Why is this important to the Army?
FM 3-0’s impact on the force and the application of the doctrine will be revolutionary. Four specific points in the doctrine to note:
• The importance of stability operations is elevated to co-equal with combat (offensive and defensive operations).
• The field manual acknowledges and accounts for the critical nature and influence of information in operations.
• The field manual forges an operational concept that drives initiative, embraces risk and focuses on creating opportunities to achieve decisive results.
• The field manual emphasizes the central role of the commander in full-spectrum operations, bridging battle command and operational art in leveraging the experience, knowledge and intuition of the commander.
Soldiers are the centerpiece of our formations and the Strength of this Nation. To ensure continued success of our Soldiers, we must all review, understand, internalize and continue to improve this doctrine.
Related links:
Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace <https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/303879>
Senior Army Leader Page (SALP) (Restricted to senior Army leaders only) <https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/129362>
Soldier Family Management Specialists Help Wounded Warriors
What is it?

The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) assists and advocates for severely wounded, injured and ill Soldiers and their Families. AW2 representatives, called Soldier Family Management Specialists (SFMSs), located across the nation at military installations and VA Medical Centers, make sure severely wounded Soldiers and Families get their non-clinical needs met.

• AW2 serves Soldiers rated, or expected to be rated, 30 percent or more disabled.
• AW2 provides holistic life skills to every severely wounded Soldier and Family.
• SFMSs first contact Soldiers, as soon as can be, after they are wounded.
• AW2 is there for these Soldiers and Families as long as they need.
What has the Army done?
AW2 gives these 30 percent or more disabled Warriors nationwide access to support and services, by phone, email and in individual counseling. The program assures severely wounded Soldiers’ and Families access to, and understanding of, all available resources and benefits. Through SFMS, and the rest of the AW2 Team, Soldiers and Families get help to make informed decisions on their future:
• Career, education and benefits advice
• Military transition assistance
• Family assistance and life coaching
• Connections to local resources
What’s planned for the future?
AW2 stays with wounded Soldiers during treatment, rehabilitation, and their transition back to duty, or to civilian life. When needs arise, the AW2 is there to assist (1-800-237-1336). AW2 will continue to take an active role in changing policy, advocating for severely wounded Soldiers and their Families.
Why is this important to the Army?

The Army lives by the Warrior Ethos: “Never Leave a Fallen Comrade.” As part of this foundation, AW2 takes care of the most severely wounded Soldiers and their Families, no matter the need, no matter how long. Every leader knows support on the battlefield is their key to success. Leaders now know their wounded Warriors will have just as much support if they have to come off the battlefield.

For more information: U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program <http://www.aw2.army.mil>
COMMAND NET NEWSLETTER
1. Command Net now has its own distinct URL: https://cmdnet.bcks.army.mil/. This should make it a bit easier to find if you don't have it saved as a "favorite" or have a hyperlink...
2. Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) is continuing to clean up its membership. Over 400 Command Net members have had their accounts deleted this month. Another 500+ members who have not logged-in during the last two years will start losing their membership beginning tomorrow. If you're one of them and want to continue to receive these newsletters and have access to Command Net - please login today.
3. Content highlights added to the forum during the past two weeks include:
- Deployment Training for SWA : FORSCOM Training Guidance for Follow-on Forces Deploying ISO Operations in SWA (241431ZSEP07). https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=511885&lang=en-US This message supersedes previous messages and provides a stand-alone document which does not require referencing prior messages. (An "interactive" message with links to training resources and other supporting documents can be found on the CALL website (https://call2.army.mil/toc.asp?document=2398.)

- The First 100 Days - Commander and Staff, Call Handbook No. 08-10, Jan 08. https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=512098&lang=en-US This handbook, similar to other "First 100 Days" Handbooks was written specifically for battalion and brigade commanders and staffs using information from your peers. (Can also be located on CALL website: https://call2.army.mil/toc.asp?document=3081.)

- TRADOC Mobile Training Teams (MTTs). https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513275&lang=en-US A list of over 260 subjects available for training your Soldiers through MTTs. If you're aware of others, please let us know.
- Reset / Train Schools Quad Charts. (https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513284&lang=en-US) Descriptions, POCs, and other valuable information covering 127 courses (resident, MTT, and VTT) available to your Soldiers and staffs.
- Numerous documents from TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity (TRISA) - Threats. https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=50338&lang=en-US (Some of these documents are: Threats to Bases, Camps, and Outposts; Suicide Bombing in the COE; A Military Primer to Terrorism in the COE; Case Studies in Terrorism.)
- We've added a link to the FIRES Center of Excellence (https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/130700) on the Command Net home page. If there are other links you'd like, ask and we'll do our best to add them also.
4. Discussions amongst commanders are still lacking. The real power of the forum comes from the knowledge that each of you possess. We know how very busy you all are, but if you have a few moments please share your thoughts and experiences. The last Command Net newsletter (https://forums.bcks.army.mil/secure/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=513386&lang=en-US) highlighted LTG Caldwell's blog "Changing the Organizational Culture." In light of his comments, I "encourage" you to share your stories on Command Net.


G.  Engineer Unit Highlight: United States Army Corp of Engineers, North Atlantic Division.

Please provide your organization for inclusion here.
This feature provides a venue for Engineer Units/Activities to post unit information. If you are an OIC/NCOIC of an Engineer Unit/Activity and would like your organization mentioned here, download the template and email back to me. All entries will be consolidated on a master page as they come in.
Engineer Unit Highlight: Former Submissions


H.  Recurring Links: The Commandant’s Message; Engineer Casualties ; PASSAGES

The Engineer Lifelong Learning Portal USACE Organizations ; The Engineer Update ; Military OneSource

Essayons Forward ;  The Engineer Magazine; Current PERSCOM Messages. ; 412th ENCOM ;

The West Point Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering ; USMA Basecamp ; .  CORPS POINTS

The USACE Installation Support Community of Practice Portal, Engineering Knowledge Online ;

Topographic Engineering Center ; United States Army Engineer Research and Development Center; NCO Net

The West Point Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering: ADSO Incentives Program

ENGINEER UNIT REGIMENTAL LINKS Joint Task Force North ; Engineer Museum Reference Library.

Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Check your entire Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)

Check and certify the file that the board will use (My Board), Check your current ORB (My ORB)
Submit your online Assignment Preference (AIM) , Certify your new official photo (DAPMIS)
Submit your Command / CFD / SSC Preference Online , Check your Senior Rater Profile (Dash 2)
Check to see if HRC has received your OER (IWRS) , USACE Historical Vignettes , Video Engineer Update

The staff of the Engineer Professional Bulletin not only maintains the mailing list for the bulletin but also is responsible for keeping the Engineer Unit Directory updated. They can only do that with your help. Please take time to look at the directory Web site at and check your unit to see if the information is correct. If it isn’t, e-mail the bulletin staff at engineer@wood.army.mil with corrections.


I.  Engineers Supporting Engineers—Professional Organizations Links: 

1.  Army Engineer AssociationAEA News; Army Engineer Association Programs; Membership.


a. AEA Annual Engineer Regimental Conference & ENFORCE: The AEA will conduct it's 2008 Engineer Regimental Conference in the America's Center in St. Louis, MO from May 4-6, with a continuation of activites at Fort Leonard Wood from May 7-9. Click here


b. AEA now has a web page dedicated to Industry support to the Warfighter. The web page is at: http://www.armyengineer.com/warfighters.htm

c. AEA is also building a new web page as an Engineer Organization / Unit Directory. We want to list all Engineer units, plus other key engineer offices, like the staff engineer offices at Divisions and Corps. We’ll include USACE offices, AC, National Guard and USAR battalions and sep companies, and all of the sapper companies too. We want the activity name, mailing address, phone number, and current OIC / NCOIC name and email. Send your unit directory info to: aeamag@armyengineer.com.

The AEA Career Center online <http://www.armyengineer.com/AEA_career_center_v1.htm>.

d. JOBS...after the Army: AEA has a complete online Career Center. You can learn about civilian opportunities autonomously. Research or survey the commercial job market with FREE (ANONYMOUS) resume post at AEA career center. Additionally, AEA has been running and will continue to run, a special series of articles in Army Engineer magazine which focus on individual job experiences of many retired Army Engineers. To read those articles, you need to subscribe to the magazine. Do so here <http://www.armyengineer.com/Member_benefits.htm>.

2.  Society of American Military Engineers : The Military Engineer Online : Membership  SAME Current eNEWS


a. "The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is currently undertaking a grass roots effort to reach out to aspiring engineering and architects at local universities. SAME membership is FREE for students and also provides them opportunities for leadership, mentorship and potential internships or first jobs. To learn more about the SAME college outreach program and how to help set up a chapter at your university or a university near you, please visit www.same.org/college or send the Ben Matthews an email at samecollegeoutreach@gmail.com.

b. The Society of American Military Engineers, SAME offers free memberships to students of the Engineer Career Captains Course and the Engineer Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course. (Active, Reserve, National Guard – any phase)


c. Deployed Engineering Team

Get The Military Engineer and SAME News delivered directly to you! Complete our temporary deployment form and we will send your SAME materials to you onsite while serving in your area of operational responsibility (AOR).

This free service is just one of the many ways SAME salutes our members. Click here to provide your temporary AOR contact information.

d. Transitioning from military service?  Retiring from the Federal Government?  Looking for a new and exciting position in the A/E/C industry?  If the answer to any of these questions is YES, place your resume on the SAME Job Center web site.  The service is free for SAME members.  The site has been or is being utilized by over 300 companies that through their placement of job announcements have access to your resume


2008 joint engineer training conference & expo:
may 20–23, 2008 · minneapolis/st. paul, minn.

On-line registration for individuals (Conference Participants, Exhibitors, Speakers, Spouses, etc) is now open!

Go to www.same-2008.org to learn about registration, sponsorship opportunities, events and program notes! Early registration rates are available through April 30, 2008.



3. TEOCSA (The Engineer OCS Association) Website coming soon

The purpose of TEOCSA (The Engineer Officer Candidate School Association) is to support the troops. Up to recent, the support has been directed principally toward the collection for preservation and display of Engineer OCS history materials to show (and to remind) what has been accomplished, i.e., building the foundation to move forward.

TEOCSA is looking now to assist more directly.

Question: will you help?

E. T. Mealing

Pres., TEOCSA

PO Box 14847

Atlanta, GA 30324-4847

404.231.3402

TEOCSA@comcast.net


4. Army Engineer Officer Wives' Club:

a. Announcing the 2008 Army Engineer Memorial Awards: For Graduating High School Seniors

The Army Engineer Officers Wives Club announces the availability of two awards for qualified high school seniors graduating in 2008. Applicants are judged equally on the basis of academic and extracurricular achievement during high school. The awards are not based on financial need. An award may be applied toward tuition, books, fees, or room and board at a college, university, technical or vocational school.
b. The Army Engineer Memorial Award (AEMA) was established in memory of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officers who died in Vietnam and is given annually to honor Army Corps of Engineer Officers who die in the line of duty. The award is available to any high school senior whose parent (1) is presently a United States Army Engineer Officer on active duty; (2) is or was a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer, or (3) died while on active duty as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer.
c. The Geraldine K. Morris Award was established in memory of Geraldine King Morris, a former Army nurse and Army wife. The award is given annually to a graduating senior who intends to enroll in a program leading to a nursing degree or certification. Candidates for this award may be any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States and whose parent (1) is presently a United States Army Corps of Engineers Officer on active duty; (2) is or was a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Officer; (3) died while on active duty as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Officer; (4) is presently a civilian, grade GS-9 or above, assigned to Headquarters, United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Applications for these awards will become available during the month of November 2007. The deadline for the applications is February 15, 2008. For further information or to obtain an application, contact the AEMA Chair, Mollie O’Neill, at 5901 Mt Eagle Drive, #1406, Alexandria, VA 22303. Or e-mail aema.scholarship@gmail.com. Please reference AEMA Scholarship in the subject line of your e-mail.

Visit our website at www.AEOWC.com.


Alternate response email address is DAEN-ZC@hqda.army.mil


V/R

William R, Arthur

William R. Arthur

Executive Officer

Office of the Chief of Engineers

Work: (703) 693-4404

Fax             693-4410

BB:    (703)-459-5365



"To the Core; for the Corps"


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