2019 JETC Technical Tours

During your JETC experience, make time to participate in one of the exciting educational technical tours and earn valuable PDHs!  

You can register for a Tour during the registration process!  Already registered to attend the conference, but want to take a tour? Send an email to registration@same.org to add a Tour to your conference registration.

Please note: both Tours will run concurrently; therefore attendees will not be able to participate in both Tours.  


Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Arlington National Cemetery
Hosted by Army National Military Cemeteries
Tuesday, May 26
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost is $60.00 per person

Home to almost 400,000 Veterans from every conflict, the Army maintains Arlington National Cemetery to National Shrine standards to honor those who sacrificed and served our Nation. Join us to learn how we execute projects of unusual engineering challenges while conducting nearly 26 burials a day, 4,000 ceremonies and 3.5 million visitors annually, and remaining in compliance with the National Register of Historic Places. During this session you will see the renovation of our administration building, the ongoing restoration of Memorial Amphitheater, full depth road repairs, and learn about our upcoming Southern Expansion project, under design which will add 37 acres to the cemetery.

The meetup location for Tour #1 for attendees: Washington Convention Center - Tour will depart Convention Center promptly at 12:30 p.m. (Please make sure you have your name badge printed before boarding the bus.)

National Mall Tour

Arlington National Cemetery
Hosted by the Public Health Service and the National Park Service
Tuesday, May 26
01:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost is $60.00 per person

Participants will enjoy Washington D.C.'s monuments and memorials on this exciting round-robin Tour experience! This will include the Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

Washington Monument- built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C. From concept to construction to completion, the Washington Monument has been a focal point of the nation's capital for more than 150 years. The National Park Service was given jurisdiction over the Washington Monument in 1933, and the first restoration of the structure began as a Depression Era public works project in 1934. Additional restoration work occurred in 1964, from 1998-2001, in 2011-2014 (to repair damage following an earthquake) and from 2016-2019 for modernization of the elevator. NPS staff will give an overview of the two most recent restoration projects and give a tour of the monument.

WWII Memorial- Through stone architecture and bronze sculptures, the World War II Memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom and end tyranny around the globe. Twenty-four bronze bas-relief panels flank the ceremonial entrance. To many, these panels stir memories as they tell the story of America's experience in the war. Granite columns representing each U.S. state and territory at the time of World War II ring an impressive pool with water shooting high into the air. We will take a behind the scenes tour of the water system under the vast monument design to keep the fountains flowing.

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool- Though not completed in time for the memorial's dedication in 1922, the reflecting pool has become one of the most recognizable and filmed sites in Washington, DC. The reflecting pool and the long promenade of Elm Trees on either side are key features of the Lincoln Memorial landscape. We will tour the Ozone Water Treatment plant designed to keep the water in the reflecting pool aesthetically pleasing.
 

The meetup location for Tour #2 for attendees: Washington Convention Center - Tour will depart Convention Center promptly at 12:30 p.m. (Please make sure you have your name badge printed before boarding the bus.)