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Navy Renaissance Man Switches Careers from Engineering to Brain Surgery
(November 20, 2014)

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pyoung K. Yi, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- It is rare in modern day society to encounter a person who is an expert in multiple fields of study. History has given us artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. The athletics world introduced us to two-sport stars such as Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders. Men of this type of caliber are out of the ordinary. Capt. Jeffrey M. Tomlin, staff neurosurgeon and neurosurgery specialty advisor for the Navy surgeon general at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), is such a man.
Adaptive Treatment for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and Marines
(November 18, 2014)

By Helen Metzger, Health and Wellness Department Head at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

I became a true believer in wellness after joining the Health and Wellness Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and am now committed to increasing awareness of how to maximize your quality of life through healthy lifestyles and self-care.
RUNNING MAN
(November 17, 2014)

By Lt. Hy Pham, Naval Hospital Bremerton

The 39th running, literally, of the Marine Corps Marathon, held on Oct. 26, 2014, fielded almost 20,000 participants and a dedicated few from Naval Hospital Bremerton, including a Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency member attempting his first…but not last marathon.
NMCP Recognizes Perioperative Nurses Week
(November 15, 2014)

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Abraham Essenmacher, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Public Affairs

Portsmouth, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated Perioperative Nurse Week, Nov. 9-15 a week that recognizes and honors perioperative nurses for their important role and commitment to safe patient care. NMCP surgical technologists treated the nearly 60 perioperative nurses with tokens of appreciation throughout the week, including breakfast, a pizza luncheon and a cake cutting.
NMCP Awards First Master, Associate Master Clinicians
(November 11, 2014)

By MC1 (SW/AW) Abraham Essenmacher | Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH -- Thirty physicians at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) were recognized as associate master and master clinicians, Oct. 28 . The master clinician program recognizes staff members who have excelled in exemplary patient care and participation in graduate education, scholarly activity, research and professionalism.
Scrubbing In: Naval Medical Center San Diego's Prosthetics Lab
(October 30, 2014)

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, host Paul Ross travels to Naval Medical Center San Diego Prosthetics Lab to learn first hand how the lab's medical personnel hand make prosthetics for patients missing a limb or limbs.

NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Ebola Virus Disease Information
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has published two documents about Ebola Virus Disease(EVD). Click each link to learn more about EVD.

Ebola Virus Disease Info Sheet (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Ebola Virus Disease Trifold (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014

November is National Smoking Cessation Month
Image of a pack of cigarettes
On November 20, Navy Medicine encourages you to participate in the Great American Smokeout and go smoke-free for 24 hours. During the remainder of the month, we will share tips and resources to help you or a loved one quit tobacco. For more information, visit: http://www.ucanquit2.org/Default.aspx

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Defend Against Ebola

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
Ebola is at the forefront of our conscience right now. I want to assure you Navy Medicine remains committed to providing safe, high quality care to our Sailors, Marines, their families and beneficiaries. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog


​Last Updated: 18 Nov 2014

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Vice Admiral
Matthew L. Nathan
Surgeon General

The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. BUMED is where policy and direction are developed toward the Patient and Family Care vision which is carried out by Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel throughout the world.

BUMED is located at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church Virginia (just west of Washington DC) along with Army and Air Force medical commands.

 
FORCM (FMF/SS/SW)
Sherman Boss
Force Master Chief
 

 
Rear Admiral
Priscilla Coe
Interim BUMED Chief of Staff
 
HMCM (FMF/SS/SW)
Rafael Felipe
BUMED Command Master Chief

 
 
   
Mission and Vision/Charted Course Strategic Map
Navy Medicine Mission and Vision Navy Medicine Mission and Vision
Mission: We enable readiness, wellness, and healthcare to Sailors, Marines, their families, and all others entrusted to us worldwide be it on land or at sea.

Vision: Navy Medicine is the pinnacle of excellence - answering the call across any dynamic - from kinetic operations to global engagement. Our healthcare is patient-centered and provides best value, preserves health, and maintains readiness. Agility, professionalism, an ethos of care, and the ability to deploy to any environment or sea state are our hallmarks.
Navy Medicine Strategic Map
The Navy Medicine Strategy Map outlines and defines the goals and priorities for the Navy Medicine enterprise. Click on the map to learn more.
Navy Medicine Health Care consists of five distinct 'Corps'. Each corps consists of personnel specializing in a particular health care field. Click the Corps name on the left to view a description of the corps. More information about Navy Health Care careers can be found on the Navy Recruitment site: http://www.navy.com
 Medical Service Corps - The Medical Service Corps supports Navy Medicine's readiness and health benefits mission. It is the most diverse corps within Navy Medicine with 31 subspecialties organized under three major categories:

Healthcare Administrators
  • Financial Management
  • Education/Training Manangement
  • Patient Administration
  • Health Care Information System
  • Manpower, Personnel
  • Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Plans, Ops, & Med Intel
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Material Logisitics

Clinicians
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

Scientists
  • Entomolgy
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medical Technology
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Aerospace Exp Psych
  • Research Psych
  • Radiation Health
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochem/Toxicology
Medical Service Corps personnel are stationed at Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF), Naval branch clinics, ships, US Marine Corps battalions, Fleet Marine Force, Seabee detachments, research centers and laboratories and staff positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Nurses Corps - The Nurses Corps provide care or support either through direct patient care at the bedside or as a provider, in the an administrative role, as an instructor, recruiter, quality management manager or reseacher. The areas of specialtiies include:
  • Medical-Surgery
  • Manpower
  • Education and Training
  • Nursing Research
  • Maternal/Infant
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room/Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Critical Care
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurese Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife

Nurse Corps personnel are stationed at medical treatment facilities (MTF), clinics, recruiting centers, hospital corps school, the White House, expeditionary medical facilities, forward operating bases fleet surgical teams, aircraft carriers, Navy Medicine headquarters and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Medical Corps - The Navy Medical Corps is broad and diverse. It is comprised of physicians who are practicing or training in dozens of medical and surgical specialities with over 200 subspecialities. The areas of specialities include:
  • Family medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Urology
  • Pathology
  • Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dermatology

Navy physicians are stationed at our major tertiary care teaching facilities, clinics, and hospitals located within the United States and various overseas locations. They are at research units, in various joint commands, and in other federal institutions. Navy physicians are assigned as operational medical officers providing direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. On very short notice, Navy physicians deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Dental Corps - Dental Corps personnel ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. Personnel consists of:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Maxillofacial Technicians

The dental corps are located at medical treatment facilities, marine battalions, aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, hospital ships, support ships and Seabee detachments.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Hospital Corps - The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military. The hospital corpsman rating (HM) is the largest and most diverse in the Navy with specialities to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Fleet Marine Force
  • Aerospace Medicine Technician
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) Medical Technician
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Radiation Health Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Techniciam
  • Surface Force IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Recon Corpsman
  • Preventative Medicine Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Electronneurodiagnostic Technician
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Behavior Technician
  • Urology Technician
  • Orthopedic Castroom Technician
  • Dive Medicine Technician
  • Dive IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratoy Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Basic Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Maxillofacial Technician

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Navy Medicine has a long and proud history. The first shots of the American Revolution fired at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 marked both the birth of a nation and the Continental Army.  However, it was the British blockade of the American coast and the need to break that blockade that spawned the Continental Navy and ultimately what we now call the Navy Medical Department.  Aboard ships captained by the likes of John Paul Jones and John Barry, were the first sickbays where ship surgeons, assisted by loblolly boys, practiced their healing craft.  Although science and medicine has changed greatly over the last three centuries, Navy Medicine’s mission of healthcare and readiness remains true today as it did in the “Age of Sail.”

For more Navy Medicine History, visit the Medical Heritage Library.

 

Oral History of the Month​ Image of USS Maddox

Description of Interview: Lt. Samuel Halpern had been raised on a farm in Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, before attending medical school at the University of Louisville. He joined the Navy in 1963, the year a coup in South Vietnam overthrew the Ngo Dinh Diem regime. “When I went into the Navy, suddenly I was an officer and a gentleman by an act of Congress. People saluted me. And they stuck my pockets full of money. I just couldn’t believe it. When you’ve been a sharecropper for the first 14 years of your life, security means something.” Soon placed in harm’s way as medical officer of destroyer Division 192, that sense of security quickly evaporated.  This is his story. 

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Photograph caption: USS Maddox (DD-731) .  Fifty years ago North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked USS Maddox (DD-731) in the Gulf of Tonkin. The congressional resolution that followed assured escalation of the war in Southeast Asia. Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command

​Image of the Week Navy casualty gets autographs - Ensign Martha Lowry of the Navy Nurses'

 

 

 

Hospital corpsmen carry a casualty of the Normandy invasion aboard an LST.

​Factoid

Navy Tissue Bank

The U.S. Navy Tissue Bank was established in 1949 by Dr. George Hyatt, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Navy program was the first of its kind in the world and established many of the standards that are followed today.

​The Grog

​The Grog, a Journal of Navy Medical History and Culture
Issue 40, 2014

Description:

In this edition, we offer you original stories about: Navy Medicine’s forgotten hero of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher; a Navy nurse who was awarded the prestigious St. Anne Medal in 1919; Navy’s World War II hospital on the Emerald Isle; Navy Medicine's role with the Marine Corps in World War I; a medical entomologist’s tale of hope after suffering great loss; and a Navy physiologist-turned dentist’s incredible mission to locate a missing aircraft with the aid of a Deep Submersible Vehicle. We bolster this literary line-up with the usual assortment of historical sidebars, trivia as well as a book review.

(ISSUU)

 



Navy Medical World War II Media Resources - PDF

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Saving Shipwrecked Personnel in World War II​

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Image of sailor in liferaft

After being established in 1942, the Navy Medical Research Institute (NMRI) set forth on an ambitious mission of saving the lives of military personnel through research and innovative thinking.

Throughout World War II, NMRI’s staff of scientific troubleshooters pioneered aviation first aid kits, insect repellents, and resuscitation devices and devised new protective measures against blast injuries, immersion foot, seasickness and sunburn. But, all of these developments would follow in the wake of its first assigned project: devising a full-proof method for desalting seawater and developing special food rations for the war’s unfortunate sea castaways.

Although there are no official statistics on how many World War II Sailors, Marines, merchant mariners and military aviators awaited rescue aboard life rafts in World War II, a conservative estimate would have been tens of thousands.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Magazine...

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A Look Back: Angels of the Airfield

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Image of nurse with wounded soldier

When the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) R4D broke through the clouds of volcanic dust and smoke to land on Iwo Jima on March, 6 1945, it carried more than whole blood and medical supplies for the wounded. On board this flight was a 22-year-old Navy nurse named Jane Kendeigh1, marking the first time in history that a Navy flight nurse appeared on an active Pacific battlefield. Kendeigh may have become a symbol for casualty evacuation and high altitude nursing on that day, but she was far from alone in this daring mission.

 

Read more on the Navy Medicine Magazine...

 

The Taming of the Elephant Shrew: A Look Back at Navy Medicine’s 1948 Expedition from Cairo to Cape Town

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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“He was the most agile talker to whom I ever had listened,” Admiral Lamont Pugh would later recall of his meeting 26-year old explorer-to-be named Wendell Phillips in August 1947.1 A former Superintendent of the Navy Medical School, Pugh was serving as the Deputy Chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in 1947, when Phillips approached him with hopes of eliciting medical supplies and a single Navy medical officer to support University of California at Berkeley’s upcoming anthropological and geologic expedition through Africa.2
For Pugh, Wendell’s ambitious plan of exploration from “Cairo to Capetown” offered Navy Medicine a veritable “lost world” of opportunity to investigate indigenous diseases and collect teaching specimens. By meeting’s end, Pugh awarded Phillips a $58,000 research contract and promised him a fully-equipped mobile research unit.3

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog...

 

 

​Past Surgeons Generals Past Force Master Chiefs​
Collage of Former SGs

 

 

​Navy Medicine Magazine is now available as an online publication and will no longer be available in print format. Click the image to access Navy Medicine Magazine online.
 
 

Publications

 
Navy Medicine Magazine
Fall 2013
(Last Printed Edition)
Navy Medicine Almanac 
Navy Medicine
Almanac 2014
(PDF)
MedNewsSept2013 
MedNews
September 2013
(Final Issue)
The Grog Issue 39 2014 
The Grog
Issue 40 2014
(ISSUU)
Past Issues

Outreach Materials

Navy Medicine Logo

Powerpoint Presentation

Mission/Vision and
Charted Course

 
 
 
BUMED Logo. Please see:
 
NOTE - Each file is saved as a ZIP file. The rectangular/horizontal version is approved on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to BUMED Instruction 5030.3 for guidance.
NAVMED Powerpoint icon 
 
 
 
 
 

Videos
Navy Medicine Video image 
Navy Medicine Video
 
 
 
Navy: 100% on Watch video
(WMV)
 
 
Navy Medicine-USNS Comfort video
(WMV
 
 
Navy Medicine Home Port video
30 sec version (WMV - 40MB) (YouTube)
60 sec version (WMV - 75MB) (YouTube)
 
 
Navy Medicine Video (Surgical Strike)
(WMV - 44MB)

Global Health Engagement Video
(WMV - 90MB)
   
  
Navy Medicine Global Health Engagement comprises health and medical related actions and programs undertaken by the Department of Defense to improve foreign armed forces' or foreign civilian authorities' health system capacity; and to promote and strengthen their human and/or animal health systems in support of national security objectives.
 


 

Watch the Global Health Engagement video on YouTube.
You can also download the video (WMV - 90MB)



Download the Pacific Partnership video (​MP4 - 8.3MB)

 

 
 

 

Global Health Engagement Volunteer Guidebook
 

   

Below are a listing of latest Instruction and Notes.
To access the main Directives web site, click here.
 

 Please direct your questions about specific directives, publications or forms to:

 
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
SECRETARIAT OFFICE
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste 5120
Falls Church, VA   22042-5120
 
Telephone: (703) 681-8982 (DSN 761)

 

POLICY and GUIDANCE Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 BUMED Instructions

 
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TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAM
  
11/4/2014
TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAM
  
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WORKFORCE SHAPING, REDUCTION-IN-FORCE, VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PAY, AND VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT AUTHORITY
  
8/29/2006
CREDENTIALS REVIEW AND PRIVILEGING PROGRAM
  
10/9/2014
POLICY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF
UNLICENSED NURSE CORPS OFFICERS
  
10/7/2014
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR FUNDING PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS
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NOTE 152029 Sep 2014
CLINICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DRAWOVER ANESTHESIA VAPORIZER
NOTE 52151 Oct 2014
CANCELLATION OF BUMEDINST 6010.14, PATIENTS PERSONAL EFFECTS AND VALUABLES
NOTE 15201 Oct 2014
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS FISCAL YEAR 2015 DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION  PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME OUTSERVICE/FULL-TIME  INSERVICE DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE  PROGRAMS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 
NOTE 630025 Mar 2014
NAVY MEDICINE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDER DATA ANALYSIS
NOTE 150027 Aug 2014
IMPLEMENTATION AND USE OF THE NAVY MEDICINE  ENTERPRISE-WIDE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
NOTE 150027 Aug 2014
PHASED MEDICAL READINESS TRAUMA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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LEAVE AND LIBERTY FOR NAVAL PERSONNEL
  
6/20/2014
BY DIRECTION SIGNATURE AUTHORITY
  
6/13/2014
CIVILIAN OF THE QUARTER AND CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
  
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Note 16169/19/2014FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER PERIODIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING 15 NOVEMBER 2014
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Note 120008/7/2014INTERIM BUSINESS RULES FOR FUNDING CIVILIAN TRAINING
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 NAVMED Forms

 
NAVMED 5300/28/2013MENTORSHIP PROGRAM MENTOR/PROTÉGÉ AGREEMENT
NAVMED 5300/18/2013MENTORSHIP APPLICATION  
NAVMED 6700/1309/2014EXPENSE EQUIPMENT REQUEST 
NAVMED 1520/3009/2014DRAWOVER VAPORIZER COMPENTENCIES AND TRAINING CHECKLIST
NAVMED 6710/1309/2014INHALATION / ANXIOLYSIS SEDATION PROCEDURE SHEET
NAVMED 6700/1209/2014CAPITAL EQUIPMENT REQUEST
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BUMED 4400/15/24/2013BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY EQUIPMENT CUSTODY RECORD
BUMED 5216/203/2013PACKAGE COVER SHEET  
BUMED 12000/44/2011BUMED Physical Fitness Program Medical Self Assessment
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: Nov 10, 2014) ​ ​ ​
 
DoD has adopted a very expansive definition of “conference.” Conference is defined as“a meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, or event that involves attendee travel.” Events within the local duty station that do not require attendee travel (i.e. local conferences) may also qualify as conferences for the purposes of this guidance if they involve payment of a registration/conference fee and/or take place in a hotel or conference center.​
 
The Navy Medicine Conference Information page is the source for all updates regarding conference policies, instructions and guidance.
 
*11/10/14 - Conference Request Confirmation Policy: Effective 10 Nov 2014, for all conference request submissions, the BUMED Conference Approval Team will respond within (72) hours. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within that timeframe your request was not received. Please re-submit your request.

*10/29/2014 - Update on Conference Approved List: Effective 1 Nov 2014, the Conference Approved List will no longer be posted on the website. Personnel wishing to attend a Non-DoD hosted conference must contact their Specialty Leader/Quota Control Manager to submit their request to attend a conference.
 
*10/29/2014 - Update to Conference Request Submission Deadlines: Effective 1 Jan 2015, all requests for attendance of a Non-DoD Conference must be submitted no later than (90) days prior to the conference start date for requests under $90,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $90,000.00. Additionally, all requests to host a DoN/DoD Conference must be submitted (120) days prior to the proposed conference start date for requests under $500,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $500,000.00.
 
Personnel from the following commands are required to seek approval and funding through Defense Health Agency (DHA) for conferences:
WRNMMC - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and FBCH- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
 
Click HERE to access forms and documentation. (Updated 10 Nov 2014)