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SUBJ/NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 8-11 SEPTEMBER 2016 ANNUAL TAILHOOK ASSOCIATION
POC/S. ROCHELEAU/CDR/UNIT: CNAP/TEL: (619) 545-4491/EMAIL:
POC/A. THORNTON/LCDR/UNIT: CNAP/TEL: (619) 545-1418/EMAIL:
POC/RENO, NV GROUND TRANSPORTATION/A. THORNTON/UNIT:
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.//
GENTEXT/RMKS/1. The Tailhook Association will hold its annual national
symposium and reunion in Reno, NV, at the Nugget Hotel from 8-11 September
2016. The theme for Tailhook 2016 (Hook '16) is ?The Role of Carrier
Aviation, Past, Present and Future."
2. Tailhook Association membership consists of over 9,600 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.
2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the annual symposium, which 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 Tailhook
2016 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. Travel, lodging and per diem have been 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 (capped at 387) 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
in their respective Chain of Command. (Note: Registration on the Tailhook
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. The host hotel will provide an airport shuttle.
Questions regarding Reno, NV 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 two airlifts. One airlift is
planned to depart from NAS Oceana, VA while the other is planned to depart
from NAS North Island, CA to Reno, NV stopping at NAS Whidbey Island enroute.
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 Hook '16 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. This year's turnout will necessitate that we use the
Grand Sierra Resort, Reno (GSR) as an overflow hotel for the symposium.
Although we have used GSR for the past few years, we do not share the same
long- standing relationship with their management that we do with the Nugget.
While the prescribed uniform of the day (flight suit) is authorized for wear
at the Nugget, Hook '16 attendees wearing flight suits and staying at the
GSR, may only transit from their rooms to/from the Nugget. Flight suits are
not authorized in other areas of the GSR such as restaurants or the gaming
floor. Furthermore, the only formal, command-sponsored suites are those
approved for the Nugget. A free shuttle will be provided for Hook '16
attendees from the GSR to the Nugget.
7. Questions regarding symposium specifics should be addressed to the
Tailhook Association, 9696 Business Park Avenue, San Diego, CA 92131-1643;
website: www.tailhook.net. Commercial:
8. Released by Rear Admiral M. C. Manazir, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations,
Warfare Systems (N9)//