NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 2007 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 2007 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC 
CONTROL SYMPOSIUM// 


REF/A/DOC/SECNAVINST/17JUL1989// REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/27JUL1989// 
REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/20JUN2002// NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 4651.8L. REF B IS 
OPNAVINST 4651.4C. REF C IS OPNAVINST 5050.24F.// 
RMKS/1. WITH A THEME OF "NAVY/MARINE ATC WARRIORS, NAVIGATING WARRIORS 
HOME," THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYMPOSIUM 
WILL TAKE PLACE IN JACKSONVILLE, FL FROM 26-30 MARCH 2007.
2. THIS FORUM PROVIDES A VEHICLE FOR SENIOR MILITARY AND CIVILIAN 
PROFESSIONALS TO ENLIGHTEN, INSPIRE, AND EDUCATE JUNIOR NAVY AND MARINE 
CORPS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ON THE TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES, 
OPERATIONAL ENHANCEMENTS, AND POLICY CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE 
WITHIN THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROFESSION. AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE 
DISCUSSED ARE: UPDATES TO THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM, NEW EQUIPMENT 
CAPABILITIES, INSTALLATION SCHEDULES, NEXT GENERATION AIR TRAFFIC 
CONTROL SYSTEM, TYCOM ISSUES, AND DETAILER BRIEFS.
ADDITIONALLY, MCPON CAMPA IS SCHEDULED TO ATTEND AND BRIEF THE 
CONFERENCE. THE ATC SYMPOSIUM ALSO PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO FORMALLY 
RECOGNIZE THE 2006 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS OF THE YEAR.
3. WHILE THE FOCUS IS ON OUR ACTIVE DUTY NAVY AND MARINE CORPS E-4 
THROUGH E-6 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, ALL NAVY, MARINE CORPS, CIVIL 
SERVICE, ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED, ENLISTED AND OFFICER ATC PROFESSIONALS 
ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND. THE PRIMARY GOALS OF THIS SYMPOSIUM 
ARE TO REINFORCE THE PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE OF THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 
COMMUNITY AND ENHANCE RETENTION WITHIN THE CRITICAL E-4 THROUGH E-6 
PAYGRADES.
4. PER REFS A AND B, COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY ISSUE ORDERS FOR 
ATTENDANCE AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE ONLY 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 SYMPOSIUM TO OTHER 
MEMBERS OF THEIR ORGANIZATION. TAD ORDERS MAY COVER EXPENSES INCIDENT 
TO ATTENDANCE AT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE INCLUDING 
TRANSPORTATION AND PER DIEM PER JFTR AND JTR.
IF FUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED.
USE OF AVAILABLE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION IS ENCOURAGED TO ENHANCE 
CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND TO DEFRAY TRAVEL EXPENSES. REFERENCE C 
PROVIDES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING THE USE OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS.
5. TO ACHIEVE THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE, 
CONSOLIDATION OF TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS IS ENCOURAGED. USE OF NAVY 
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRLIFT (OSA) AND NAVY UNIQUE FLEET ESSENTIAL 
AIRCRAFT (NUFEA) IS THEREFORE AUTHORIZED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING
GUIDELINES:
A. AIRLIFT NOT TO INTERFERE WITH FLEET REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER HIGHER 
PRIORITIES.
B. AIRLIFT WILL BE SCHEDULED PER APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING 
NUMBER OF PASSENGERS ON FUNDED ORDERS.  REMAINING SEATS MAY BE USED BY 
OTHER ATTENDEES ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
C. NAVY/MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL WHO WILL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE 
SYMPOSIUM SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR SPACE AVAILABLE AIRLIFT SEATING.
6. REGISTRATION FORMS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ATC 
SYMPOSIUM IS AVAILABLE AT THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WEBSITE:
HTTPS:/ATC.NAVY.MIL. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SYMPOSIUM MAY BE DIRECTED 
TO LT PEACOCK, FACSFAC JACKSONVILLE, AT COMM (904) 542-2030, DSN 942 
2030; OR ACC SIMMONS, NAS JACKSONVILLE (904)
542-2516 OR ACC HOWELL, FACSFAC JACKSONVILLE, AT COMM (904) 542-2022.
7. RELEASED BY VADM M. P. FITZGERALD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 
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