NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 12-15 MAY 2014 ANNUAL NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 12-15 MAY 2014 ANNUAL NAVAL HELICOPTER 
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POC/B. GARBER/CDR/UNIT: HSM-41/BRADLEY.GARBER(AT)NAVY.MIL POC/G. 
MOORE/CDR/UNIT:  CNAP /TEL:  (619)545-4491/EMAIL: 
GEOFFREY.MOORE(AT)NAVY.MIL//POC/AIRLIFT/R. EVERITT/UNIT: HSM-
75/RUSSELL.EVERITT(AT)NAVY.MIL POC/NORFOLK GROUND TRANSPORTATION/G. 
SHERMAN/UNIT: HSC-2/ GREGORY.D.SHERMAN(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
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REF/A/LTR/SECNAV/24APR14/NOTAL//
REF/B/DOC/DOD/5500.07-R/17NOV2011//
REF/C/DOC/DOD/29SEP2012//

NARR/REF A IS SECNAV 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.//

RMKS/1.  THE NAVAL HELICOPTER ASSOCIATION (NHA) WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL NATIONAL 
SYMPOSIUM IN NORFOLK, VA, AT THE NORFOLK WATERSIDE MARRIOTT FROM 12 - 15 MAY 
2014.  THE 2014 THEME "FIRST TO FIGHT, OPERATING FORWARD, ALWAYS READY."

2.  NHA MEMBERSHIP IS OVER 2,800 STRONG, CONSISTS OF 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 
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO TODAY'S ISSUES AND TOMORROW'S WARFARE CHALLENGES.

3.  PER REF A, A LIMITED USE OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO ATTEND NHA 2014 HAS BEEN 
APPROVED.  THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
    A.  LOCAL ATTENDANCE AT NO COST TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) IS 
AUTHORIZED WITH SUPERVISORS APPROVAL.
    B.  THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING IN A TAD STATUS ON COST ORDERS 
IS CAPPED AT 183 AND CANNOT EXCEED $225,000 TOTAL COST.
TRAVEL, LODGING, AND PER DIEM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR A SELECT NUMBER OF 
ATTENDEES AS APPROVED IN REF A.  CNAP IS IN CHARGE OF TRACKING ALL TDY 
ATTENDEES FOR THE DON.  ATTENDEES FROM COMMANDS OUTSIDE CNAP SHALL CONTACT 
POCS LISTED ABOVE PRIOR TO OBLIGATING TDY FUNDS TO ENSURE TOTAL COST TO DON 
REMAINS WITHIN PRE-APPROVED GUIDELINES.
PERSONNEL APPROVED STILL NEED TO GAIN TDY AUTHORIZATION FROM THE FIRST FLAG 
IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CHAIN OF COMMAND.  (NOTE: REGISTRATION ON THE NHA WEBSITE 
DOES NOT CONSTITUTE APPROVAL TO TRAVEL USING FUNDS AUTHORIZED IN REF. A.; 
TRAVEL MUST BE COORDINATED WITH CNAP.)
    C.  RENTAL CARS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR ATTENDEES TRAVELING BY AIR.  
QUESTIONS REGARDING NORFOLK AREA TRANSPORTATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO POCS.
    D.  ATTENDEES TRAVELING BY MILITARY AIRLIFT SHOULD USE GROUND 
TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY NAVAL STATION NORFOLK TENANT COMMANDS.
    E. 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.

4.  IN ADDITION, ALL COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO GRANT NON-FUNDED, 
NO COST TAD ORDERS AT THEIR DISCRETION.

5.  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 REFS B AND C WHEN AUTHORIZING TRAVEL.  TAD 
ORDERS MAY COVER EXPENSES INCIDENT TO ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION IN THE 
CONFERENCE, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, PER DIEM, AND LODGING FEES.  IF FUNDS 
ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PERMISSIVE TAD ORDERS MAY BE ISSUED.

6.  UNIFORMS:  TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION FROM LOCAL COMMANDS IN THE 
NORFOLK AREA, PARTICIPANTS ARE AUTHORIZED TO WEAR FLIGHT SUITS TO THE DAY 
TIME SCHEDULED EVENTS.  EVENING AND SOCIAL EVENTS WILL BE IN APPROPRIATE 
CIVILIAN ATTIRE OR LOCALLY PRESCRIBED UNIFORM.

7.  QUESTIONS REGARDING THE SYMPOSIUM SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE NHA.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE AT (619) 435-7139 OR VISIT WWW.NAVALHELICOPTERASSN.ORG.

8.  RELEASED BY REAR ADMIRAL M. C. MANAZIR, DIRECTOR, AIR WARFARE.//

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