NAVY ATTENDANCE AT 2008 NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) /SYMPOSIUM

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R 041637Z FEB 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
UNCLAS
NAVADMIN 031/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/FEB// 
SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT 2008 NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) 
/SYMPOSIUM// 


REF/A/INST/DOD/30AUG1993// REF/B/INST/OPNAV/27JUL1989// AMPN// NARR/REF 
A IS DOD 5500.7. REF B IS OPNAVINST 4651.4C.// 
RMKS/1. NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL 
SYMPOSIUM IN NORFOLK VA, FROM 14-17 APRIL 2008. THIS YEAR'S NHA 
SYMPOSIUM FOCUSES ON HELICOPTER MISSION EXPANSION, NEW WEAPON SYSTEMS 
TO SUPPORT THOSE MISSIONS, THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST TERRORISM, AND WILL 
DISCUSS FUTURE PLANS INCLUDING CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS AND COMMUNITY 
REALIGNMENT.
2. NHA CONSISTS OF OVER 2,800 ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, RETIRED AND 
CORPORATE MEMBERS AND IS DEDICATED TO THE GOAL OF ENHANCING THE 
PROFESSIONALISM OF MILITARY MEMBERS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF ROTARY-WING 
AVIATION. THE NHA ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR 
DISCUSSION OF A BROAD RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER ISSUES OF 
INTEREST AND CONCERN TO ITS EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP. IT IS A 
FORUM WHERE MEMBERS WORK TOGETHER TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES AND 
IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO FUTURE CHALLENGES FACING 
THE NAVAL ROTARY-WING COMMUNITY.
3. PER REFS A AND B, COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY ISSUE ORDERS FOR 
ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE AFTER DETERMINING THAT THE EXPENSES, 
INCLUDING FEES, TRAVEL COSTS AND OTHER COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO 
PARTICIPATION, JUSTIFY THE OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED. GOVERNMENT 
EXPENSE SHOULD BE MINIMIZED BY DESIGNATING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF 
PARTICIPANTS NECESSARY TO ACQUIRE AND RELATE INFORMATION FROM THE 
MEETING TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION. TAD ORDERS MAY COVER 
EXPENSES INCIDENT TO ATTENDANCE AT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE 
INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, PER DIEM, AND REGISTRATION FEES IAW JFTR AND 
JTR. IF FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED.
4. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE, 
CONSOLIDATION OF SYMPOSIUM TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IS STRONGLY 
ENCOURAGED. USE OF GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION FOR ATTENDEES ON FUNDED 
ORDERS IS RECOMMENDED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:
A. AIRLIFT WILL BE REQUESTED AND SCHEDULED PER APPLICABLE INSTRUCTIONS 
AND DIRECTIVES. THIS NAVADMIN WILL NOT SERVE AS A BLANKET AUTHORIZATION 
FOR THE USE OF MILITARY AIR.
B. AIRLIFT NOT TO INTERFERE WITH FLEET REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER HIGHER 
PRIORITIES.
C. SUBJECT TO THE PRIORITY SYSTEM SET FORTH IN THE AIR TRANSPORTATION 
ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS, SPACE AVAILABLE TRAVEL MAY BE USED FOR NHA 
ATTENDEES ON PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS.
D. REQUEST COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCE, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET, COMMANDER, 
NAVAL AIR FORCE U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET, CHIEF OF NAVAL AIR TRAINING, AND 
COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR RESERVE FORCE DESIGNATE A SINGLE POC FOR ALL 
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION.
5. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SYMPOSIUM SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO NHA NATIONAL 
OFFICE AT COMM: (619) 435-7139. FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING 
AIRLIFT COORDINATION, CONTACT LCDR WADE PAGE, DSN: 735-3591, OR COMM: 
(619) 545-3591.
6. RELEASED BY VADM J. STUFFLEBEEM, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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