​NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 15-19 MAY 2017 ANNUAL NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 15-19 MAY 2017 ANNUAL NAVAL HELICOPTER 
ASSOCIATION (NHA) SYMPOSIUM



MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC//N98/MAY//UNCLASSIFIED//

REF/A/MSGID:LTR/CNAF/DMY:18APR2017//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/DOD/5500.07-R/DMY:17NOV2011//
REF/C/MSGID:DOC/DOD/DMY:29SEP2012//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/ALNAV 011/17/DMY:17MAR2017//
NARR/REF A IS CNAF CONFERENCE APPROVAL MEMORANDUM.  
REF B IS DOD PUBLICATION 5500.07-R JOINT ETHICS REGULATION REGARDING OFFICIAL 
PARTICIPATION IN NON-FEDERAL ENTITIES.  
REF C IS DOD MEMORANDUM IMPLEMENTATION OF CONFERENCE OVERSIGHT REQUIREMENTS 
AND DELEGATION OF CONFERENCE APPROVAL AUTHORITY.  
REF D IS UPDATED DON CONFERENCE GUIDANCE//
POC/CHRISTOPHER HERR/CDR/UNIT: HSM-41/-/EMAIL: CHRISTOPHER.HERR(AT)NAVY.MIL//
POC/JAMES STEWART/CDR/UNIT: CNAP N40/-/EMAIL: 
JAMES.W.STEWART(AT)NAVY.MIL/TEL: 619-545-4340//
POC/TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR/DANIELLE STONE/LT/UNIT: HSC-3/
EMAIL: DANIELLE.STONE(AT)NAVY.MIL// POC/AIRLIFT(KNZY)/ANDREW HOFFMAN/LT/UNIT: 
HSM-41/EMAIL: ANDREW.C.HOFFMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL//
POC/AIRLIFT(KNTU)/RYAN YONKMAN/LT/UNIT: HSC-2/EMAIL: 
FREDRICK.YONKMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL//
POC/AIRLIFT(KNIP)/JESSICA PHENNING/LT/UNTI: HSM-40/EMAIL: 
JESSICA.L.PHENNING(AT)NAVY.MIL//

GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  THE NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL 
NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND REUNION IN SAN DIEGO, CA, AT THE BAHIA RESORT HOTEL 
FROM 15-19 MAY 2017.  THE THEME FOR SYMPOSIUM ?17 IS "MULTI-MISSION 
SUPERIORITY."

2.  THE NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF OVER 3,100 ACTIVE 
DUTY, RESERVE AND RETIRED MILITARY MEMBERS DEDICATED TO THE GOAL OF ENHANCING 
THE PROFESSIONALISM OF MILITARY MEMBERS WORKING IN THE FIELD OF NAVAL 
AVIATION.  THE ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A WIDE 
DISCUSSION ON A BROAD RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL AND CAREER ISSUES OF INTEREST TO 
ITS EXTENSIVE AND DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP.  IT IS A FORUM IN WHICH ATTENDEES CAN 
ADDRESS AND WORK TOGETHER TO PRESENT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO TODAY�S ISSUES 
AND TOMORROW'S NAVAL AVIATION CHALLENGES.

3.  PER REFERENCE (A), A LIMITED USE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO ATTEND THE NHA 
SYMPOISUM 2017 WAS APPROVED.  THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
A.  LOCAL ATTENDANCE AT NO COST TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) IS 
AUTHORIZED WITH SUPERVISORS' APPROVAL.
B.  TRAVEL, LODGING AND PER DIEM WERE APPROVED FOR A SELECT NUMBER OF 
PARTICIPANTS, AWARD RECIPIENTS AND/OR THOSE PERSONNEL INVITED TO PARTICIPATE 
ON PANELS IN A TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL DUTY (TAD) STATUS ON COST ORDERS AS 
APPROVED IN REFERENCE (A). COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCE, PACIFIC (COMNAVAIRPAC) 
IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRACKING ALL TAD ATTENDEES FOR THE DON.  ATTENDEES FROM
COMMANDS OUTSIDE COMNAVAIRPAC SHALL CONTACT THE POCS LISTED ABOVE PRIOR TO 
OBLIGATING TAD FUNDS TO ENSURE TOTAL COST TO DON REMAINS WITHIN PRE-APPROVED 
GUIDELINES.  PERSONNEL APPROVED STILL NEED TO GAIN TAD AUTHORIZATION FROM THE 
FIRST FLAG OFFICER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CHAIN OF COMMAND.  (NOTE:  
REGISTRATION ON THE NHA WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL TO TRAVEL USING 
FUNDS AUTHORIZED IN REFERENCE (A); TRAVEL MUST BE COORDINATED WITH 
COMNAVAIRPAC.)
C.  RENTAL CARS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR ATTENDEES TRAVELING BY GOVERNMENT AIR 
OR ON FUNDED TAD ORDERS.  QUESTIONS REGARDING SAN DIEGO, CA AREA 
TRANSPORTATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO POCS.
D.  PERSONNEL ON FUNDED ORDERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL OFFICIAL AGENDA 
EVENTS.  IF, AND ONLY IF, ATTENDANCE DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH THE OFFICIAL 
AGENDA, ATTENDEES ON FUNDED ORDERS MAY ATTEND SOCIAL EVENTS OFFERED IN 
CONJUNCTION WITH THE SYMPOSIUM AT THEIR PERSONAL EXPENSE.
E.  ALL COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO GRANT NON-FUNDED, NO COST TAD 
ORDERS AT THEIR DISCRETION.
F.  COMNAVAIRPAC HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED AIRLIFTS FROM NORFOLK, VA AND 
JACKSONVILLE, FL.  ATTENDEES ON FUNDED ORDERS MUST TRAVEL VIA MILITARY 
AIRLIFT IF AVAILABLE.
G.  COMNAVAIRPAC AND COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR FORCE ATLANTIC (COMNAVAIRLANT) POCS 
WILL COORDINATE AND CONSOLIDATE AIRLIFT REQUESTS FOR RESPECTIVE TYPE WINGS.
H.  LODGING AND MEALS WILL BE REIMBURSED TO THE ATTENDEES IN A TAD STATUS 
ONLY AT THE AUTHORIZED PER DIEM RATE.  ATTENDEES MUST ANNOTATE THEIR TRAVEL 
VOUCHERS IF MEALS ARE PROVIDED BY THE CONFERENCE HOST.
I.  ATTENDEES AND TRAVEL AUTHORIZING OFFICIALS MUST BE MINDFUL OF THE NEED TO 
BE GOOD STEWARDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN ATTENDING THE SYMPOSIUM, AND ARE 
DIRECTED TO FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE IN REFERENCES (B) AND (C) WHEN AUTHORIZING 
TRAVEL.  TAD ORDERS MAY COVER EXPENSES INCIDENT TO ATTENDANCE AND 
PARTICIPATION IN THE SYMPOSIUM, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, PER DIEM, AND 
LODGING FEES.  IF APPLICABLE, ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO FILE TAX EXEMPTION 
FORMS TO REDUCE LODGING EXPENSES.

4.  TACTICAL AND TRAINING AIRCRAFT ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR TRANSPORTATION TO 
OR FROM THE SYMPOSIUM.

5.  QUESTIONS REGARDING THE NHA SYMPOSIUM 2017 TRAVEL POLICY SHOULD BE 
ADDRESSED TO COMNAVAIRPAC POC OR YOUR REGIONAL POC.

6.  UNIFORMS:  TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION, PARTICIPANTS ARE AUTHORIZED 
TO WEAR FLIGHT SUITS WHILE ATTENDING SYMPOSIUM PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.  
EVENING AND SOCIAL EVENTS WILL BE IN APPROPRIATE CIVILIAN ATTIRE OR LOCALLY 
PRESCRIBED UNIFORM.

7.  QUESTIONS REGARDING SYMPOSIUM SPECIFICS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE NAVAL 
HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA), 654 ROGERS ROAD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92135; 
WEBSITE:  WWW.NAVALHELICOPTERASSN.ORG.  COMMERCIAL: (619) 435-7139.

8. RELEASED BY REAR ADMIRAL D. H. MILLER, III, DIRECTOR, AIR WARFARE (N98).//

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