2011 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT OPERATIONAL STRESS CONFERENCE

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POC/ALLISON MEDINA/CTR/NCCOSC/TEL: 619-532-9709/EMAIL: NMCSD.NCCOSC 
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RMKS/1. PURPOSE. TO ANNOUNCE THE 2011 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMBAT 
OPERATIONAL STRESS (COSC) CONFERENCE, 26-29 APRIL 2011.

2. BACKGROUND. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE IS TO BRING TOGETHER 
SUBJECT-MATTER EXPERTS AND STAKEHOLDERS IN THE COSC PROCESS AND TO 
PRESENT, EXAMINE AND BECOME INFORMED ON COSC POLICIES, PROGRAMS, AND 
PRACTICES SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO SAILORS, MARINES, AND THEIR FAMILIES.
TOPICS WILL INTEREST NAVY AND MARINE CORPS LEADERS, RESEARCHERS, 
TREATMENT PROVIDERS, CHAPLAINS, AND FAMILY MEMBERS. THIS YEAR'S THEME 
HIGHLIGHTS "THE CRITICAL ROLE OF JUNIOR LEADERS." THE 2011 NAVY AND 
MARINE CORPS COSC CONFERENCE WILL OFFER PRACTICAL TOOLS TO IMPROVE 
EFFORTS IN PREVENTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND EARLY INTERVENTION TO 
MAXIMIZE FORCE PRESERVATION AND READINESS. LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS WILL 
LEARN NEW WAYS TO STRENGTHEN OUR FORCE, RECOGNIZE STRESS INJURIES AND 
TACKLE THE CHALLENGES OF INCURRING STRESS INJURIES.

3. COMMANDERS SHALL ENSURE WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF THIS MESSAGE.
COMMAND SUPPORT IN SENDING REPRESENTATIVES IS ENCOURAGED TO THE EXTENT 
POSSIBLE.

4. DATE AND LOCATION. THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD 26-29 APRIL 2011 AT 
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA.

5. REGISTRATION. OPEN TO ALL WITH INTEREST IN NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COSC 
PROGRAMS AND PROCESSES BEGINNING 10 JANUARY 2011. PARTICIPANTS ARE 
REQUIRED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND AT WWW.NCCOSC.NAVY.MIL. REGISTRATION IS 
LIMITED TO 2000 SEATS. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE CONFERENCE.

6. BILLETING. SEVEN HUNDRED ROOMS HAVE BEEN BLOCKED AT THE TOWN AND 
COUNTRY RESORT AT THE GOVERNMENT PER DIEM RATE. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE 
ONLINE THROUGH A LINK ON THE CONFERENCE WEB SITE.
ATTENDEES IN NEED OF LODGING SHOULD MAKE THEIR RESERVATIONS AS SOON AS 
POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THEY RECEIVE A ROOM AT THE GOVERNMENT PER DIEM RATE. 
GOVERNMENT QUARTERS AND MESSING ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

7. TRAVEL. TRAVEL AND PER DIEM MUST BE FUNDED BY INDIVIDUAL COMMANDS.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD PLAN FOR ARRIVAL ON 25 APRIL 2011 AND 
DEPARTURE ON 29 APRIL 2011. SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS THE 
CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL.

8. ATTIRE. CONFERENCE ATTIRE WILL BE SUMMER WHITES FOR NAVY, SERVICE 
CHARLIE FOR MARINES, AND EQUIVALENT UNIFORM FOR OTHER MILITARY SERVICES; 
BUSINESS CASUAL FOR CIVILIANS.

9. DETAILED LOGISTICAL INFORMATION AND PERIODIC AGENDA UPDATES WILL BE 
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT THE CONFERENCE WEB SITE AT WWW.NCCOSC.NAVY.MIL.

10. RELEASED BY VADM J. M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.// 

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