NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 2009 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYMPOSIUM

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NAVADMIN 097/09
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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 2009 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC 
CONTROL SYMPOSIUM// 


REF/A/DOC/DOD/06AUG1998// 
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/20JUN2002// 
NARR/REF A IS BUPERS PUBLICATION 5500.7-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION, 
REGARDING OFFICIAL PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES.  REF B IS 
OPNAVINST 5050.24F POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING SPONSORING 
CONFERENCES INVOLVING EXPENDITURE OF NAVY TEMPORARY DUTY FUNDS.// 
POC/MR. RAY LEWIS/CIV/OPNAV/LOC:N885F/TEL:(703)604-7740//
RMKS/1.  WITH A THEME OF "WINDS OF CHANGE," THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS 
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) SYMPOSIUM WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HOLIDAY INN 
ON THE BAY IN SAN DIEGO, CA FROM 1 - 5 JUNE 2009.  THE SYMPOSIUM IS 
DESIGNED TO ASSIST NAVY AND MARINE CORPS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS IN 
KEEPING PACE WITH THE DRAMATIC PROCEDURAL AND AIRSPACE CHANGES 
OCCURRING AS A RESULT OF THE CONGRESSIONALLY-MANDATED NEXT GENERATION 
(NEXGEN) AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.  DISCUSSIONS WILL CONCENTRATE ON 
DOD AND NAVY NEAR-TERM NEXGEN STRATEGIES FOR MEETING INITIAL DEPLOYMENT 
OF SATELLITE-BASED TECHNOLOGIES AND AIRSPACE REDESIGN SUPPORTING 
SHIPBOARD, TACTICAL, AND FIXED SHORE-BASED AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS.
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, NEXGEN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM 
INITIATIVES, TYCOM ISSUES, AND DETAILER BRIEFS.  THE ATC SYMPOSIUM ALSO 
PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO FORMALLY RECOGNIZE THE 2008 AIR TRAFFIC 
CONTROLLERS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS OF THE YEAR.
3.  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.
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.
4.  PER REF A, COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY ISSUE ORDERS FOR ATTENDANCE AT
GOVERNMENT EXPENSE AFTER DETERMINING THE OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED 
JUSTIFY THE EXPENSES (INCLUDING FEES, TRAVEL COSTS, AND 
OTHER COSTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARTICIPATION).  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 B 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.  UNIFORMS FOR THIS EVENT:  NAVY E6 AND BELOW: SUMMER WHITE/ SERVICE
UNIFORM; NAVY E7 AND ABOVE:  KHAKI; MARINE CORPS:  SERVICE CHARLIES.
7.  REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE ATC SYMPOSIUM 
ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FACSFAC SAN DIEGO WEBSITE:
HTTP:/WWW.FACSFACSD.NAVY.MIL.  QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SYMPOSIUM MAY BE
DIRECTED TO LT GONZALES, NOLF IMPERIAL BEACH, AT COMM (619) 437-9417, 
DSN 577-9417; 1STLT MOODY, MCAS CAMP PENDLETON (760) 725-8023, DSN 365-
8023; OR ACC BOELTER, FACSFAC SAN DIEGO, AT COMM (619) 545-4826, 
DSN 735-4826.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM B.J. McCULLOUGH, III, DCNO, INTEGRATION OF 
CAPABILITES
AND RESOURCES.//
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