Feb 2020 Newsletter

Our Next Meeting:  Feb 19th!

Speaker: Woody Thompson, PE, CXA, CEM, REP, CBCP, CPMP, LEED AP of RS&H



The United States is faced with depleting resources and evolving climate challenges to maintain our DoD facilities and infrastructure while ensuring mission-readiness capability and reliability. Energy and Facility Resiliency is a critical aspect towards this objective. The assurance of Energy Resiliency is dependent upon properly executed Commissioning/Retro-Commissioning and vital to maintain sustainable facilities and systems.


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Photos From Our Last Luncheon

Please click the photo below to look at our photo gallery from the last luncheon



NDIA Event Coming Up - Feb 25 - 26

National Defense Industrial Association Jacksonville Chapter

2nd Annual Amazing Grace Defense Symposium

“Providing Superior Support to the Warfighter”

Lexington Hotel and Conference Center

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Our own SAME JAX Post President, CAPT Mike Monreal, is the AEC Track Lead and Moderating! 



March 25: NAVFAC SE Industry Engagement Day at UNF

For details contact Cory Iselin

Assistant Deputy Director for Small Business NAVFAC SE

[email protected]



Dawn M. Brown

Assistant Deputy Director for Small Business

NAVFAC Southeast


DSN 942-6629

[email protected]

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Stay Tuned for the EP/RR Seminar

Date: TBD


Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency (EP&R) Tentative Outline


7:30-8:00 registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:00-8:15 Intro Emergency Preparedness Advantages Public/Private Partnering CAPT Mike Monreal

8:15-9:00 City of Jax Program and Partnering or NAVFAC SE (BARA program?)

9:00-9:45 Mr. Jim Judge II, CEM, FPEM, Volusia County Emergency Management Director

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45 CAPT Mark Vlaun, Sector Commander, Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville

10:45-11:30 Roundtable State of Florida & presenters

11:30-11:35 Wrap up and Next Steps

Follow on Luncheon (OPTIONAL)

11:30 – 1:00: Tentative: Dr. Julia Nesheiwa, State of Florida Resiliency Officer


Save The Date: APRIL 22 Luncheon

Speaker: Pete Vega (Florida DOT)

Title: Technology and Transportation Now Go Hand-in-Hand

Abstract: Pete will discuss the role of technology in the transportation industry, now and in the future, while sharing information for attendees interested in post military career opportunities


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December 2019 Newsletter

FDSTF 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan and Lessons in Leadership

The Florida Defense Support Task Force is a legislatively-mandated council (created by Florida Statute 288.987) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance Florida’s military missions and installations.


Working with Florida’s Base Commanders to prevent encroachment from impacting mission capabilities for military forces based in Florida.

Maintaining and expanding the missions of Florida military installations.

Improving transportation access to Florida’s military installations.

Assisting installations in meeting DOD renewable energy goals.

Strengthening state support for military families and veterans with a focus on education, health care, employment, and family programs.



On Dec. 11th, SAME JAX held its annual Holiday and Member Appreciation party, held at Lillian's Sports Grill with over 50 people in attendance. Click the photo below in order to see more photos.

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