Location: Gateway Club, 1650 Kenly Avenue, Building 2490, Lackland Air Force Base , San Antonio, Texas
Date: 19 - 23 March 2018
Global security threats are unpredictable and constantly evolving, challenging the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a robust portfolio of capabilities to respond effectively. The future Force will be smaller and leaner, agile, and flexible, leveraging a small footprint when possible, to achieve a range of security objectives from building partner capacity and installation management to providing disaster relief/humanitarian assistance and deterring aggression.
Future Force readiness and mission success will be challenged by arthropod-borne disease and pest threats that are unpredictable and constantly evolving. Recent natural disasters and activities on the battlefield demonstrate how vulnerable we are to disease and how an emerging threat in one area can rapidly pose a threat to multiple locations. Malaria, dengue fever, Chagas disease, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other arthropod-borne diseases cause more than 700,000 deaths annually throughout the world with most fatalities occurring in regions where DoD personnel are currently stationed or in regions where DoD personnel may be deployed. In the United States, almost 280,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported from 2005-2015, with over 12,000 cases reported from states that contain the highest concentration of DoD personnel and their families. Originating from Africa, West Nile virus, Chikungunya and Zika virus are spread in the United States by both indigenous and non-native mosquitoes, collectively accounting for almost 60,000 cases and over 3,000 deaths since 1999. The spread of non-native species threatens the DoD testing and training missions, force health protection, security, global movement of personnel and equipment, installation infrastructure, and natural resources, with an estimated annual cost exceeding $138 billion.
The 2018 DoD Pest Management Workshop is specifically designed to leverage the expertise and experience of a multidisciplinary community in order to define current capabilities, identify future capabilities, and assess challenges leading to the identification of innovative solutions. Specific sessions will provide the opportunity to examine current vector control/pest management capabilities projected against anticipated requirements; critically review DoD's pest management program to identify best business practices at enduring and contingency sites; identify the role of and opportunities for innovation in addressing current and future capability gaps and shortfalls; define the link between natural resources management and force health protection and readiness; examine vector-borne disease threat assessment and surveillance efforts as part of a comprehensive force health protection and environmental assessment program; determine the impact of insecticide resistance on vector control programs focusing on detection and response capabilities; evaluate the pest management training program in light of future requirements; and analyze humanitarian/disaster relief operations and the requirement/expectation of pest management/vector-control capabilities as part of DoD's medical response.
Online registration closes on 28 February 2018. However, prospective participants that do not hold some form of DoD identification (CAC, retirees, dependents) must register no later than (NLT) 1 February 2018 (refer to Gate Access below). Attendance and participation is restricted to DoD and U.S. Government employees. Military retirees are permitted to attend the banquet on 21 March 2018 in a social capacity only. We encourage all participants to register online and make arrangements well before February 2018 to ensure availability of lodging and/or gate access. Registration is only possible through the AFPMB website and not through any of the Service Component catalogues such as ATRRS.
Lackland Air Force Base: A total of 200 rooms have been blocked off for this event under the confirmation numbers listed below. We highly recommend you make a reservation at the Gateway Villas. The villas are within close walking distance to the Gateway Club. Boarding at the Gateway Inn may necessitate the use of a rental car or bus transportation, the latter of which departs every 30 minutes from the Gateway Inn. You must call and make your own reservation as soon as possible using one of the confirmation numbers below. Rooms will no longer be available two weeks out from the start of the workshop. Please reference the confirmation numbers below when making your reservations.
*Gateway Villa, 2440 Larson St. Bldg 2435 (200 to 400 meters from the Gateway Club)
Phone: (210) 671-4277
Confirmation Number: 19620136618
(USE THE CONFIRMATION NUMBER WHEN PLACING THE RESERVATION)
150 rooms reserved
Gateway Inn, 1750 Femoyer St Bldg 10203 (1 mile to the Gateway Club)
Phone: (210) 671-4277
Confirmation Number: 19610136617
50 rooms reserved
* Recommended lodging for this event
While there are several hotels/motels within close proximity to Lackland AFB the following hotels are recommended due to their distance from base and the amenities that they offer:
Staybridge Suites - Sea World
10919 Town Center Drive
Ph: (210) 767-1100
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
138 Richland Hills Drive
Ph: (210) 520-6655
2838 Cinema Ridge
Ph: (210) 509-3100
The cost of a taxi or SuperShuttle from San Antonio International Airport to Lackland Air Force Base is approximately $60 one way. Most rental car companies are located just off of the airport and can easily be reached via car rental shuttles.
Directions to Lackland AFB from San Antonio International Airport:
Take I-281/37 South
Merge onto 90 West via exit 139
Exit at Military Drive/Lackland AFB
Make a left at the light at the end of the ramp
Follow Military Drive to the East/Luke Gate (left side)
DoD identification holders (CAC, retirees, and dependents) are permitted entry to Lackland AFB. However, individuals without a DoD ID must be sponsored by active duty or civil service personnel located on Lackland AFB. During the online registration process, please indicate whether or not you have a DoD ID. If you do not have a DoD ID, we will contact you for additional information in order to submit a request for an unescorted access pass. This pass will allow you access to Lackland AFB for the duration of the workshop. All individuals requiring access to Lackland AFB that do not have a DoD ID must be registered for the workshop NLT 1 February 2018 in order to allow sufficient processing time for unescorted access requests.
The uniform for the workshop will be your uniform of the day/duty uniform. Casual civilian attire is authorized for the no-host social. Business casual civilian attire is authorized for the banquet.
An optional no-host social will be held on Sunday, 18 March 2018 from 1830 to 2100 hrs at the Maverick Lounge in the Gateway Club at Lackland Air Force Base. Light appetizers will be made available along with a pay-as-you-go bar. The cost will be $10 per person which is to be collected at Workshop Check-In. If you plan to attend, please sign-up during online registration.
Optional coffee and tea will be provided for all morning sessions at a cost of $3.00 per person per day (CASH ONLY). Fees will be collected at Workshop Check-In.
A food court located within the Gateway Club is open from 1100 to 1330 Tuesday thru Friday. The food court is closed on Mondays. However, the Base Exchange is located approximately .5 miles from the Gateway Club and has several lunch options available. Additionally, multiple dining facilities are available on base. Base Exchange and dining facilities are open to DoD ID holders only.
The 2018 DoD Triennial Pest Management Workshop Banquet will be held on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 from 1800 to 2200 in the Gateway Club at Lackland Air Force Base. All workshop participants are encouraged to attend. Military retirees are permitted to attend the banquet in a social capacity only. The cost will be $38 (CASH ONLY) and will include a Texas BBQ buffet along with dessert. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available at no additional cost. A pay-as-you-go bar will be available. Please indicate your preference on the registration form. Fees will be collected onsite in cash at Workshop Check-In.
The workshop was approved by the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Download a copy of the workshop approval letter.
Download a copy of the workshop invitation letter.
Sunday 1400 - 1700 hrs Gateway Club
18 March 2018 1800 - 1900 hrs
Monday thru Wednesday 0715 - 1700 hrs Gateway Club
19-21 March 2018
Fees (CASH ONLY) will be collected at Workshop Check-in and badges/program will be provided to registrants. Please note that if you intend to take advantage of the no-host social, coffee/tea for the entire week (mornings), and the banquet, the total cost will be $63.00. An ATM is available on-site if necessary. Limited on-site registration will also be available to those individuals who were unable to meet the 28 February 2018 deadline for online registration.
The workshop will be held 19-23 March 2018 at the Gateway Club on Lackland Air Force Base. The workshop will begin at 0800 19 March 2018 and conclude at noon on 23 March 2018. While each session will include some speakers, the workshop will require a significant degree of participation from all attendees. Participants are expected to bring their ideas, knowledge, and experience to the table to find meaningful solutions for the future. The large meeting room in the Gateway Club will be divided into three rooms for the majority of the workshop. Two rooms (center and left) will be used for workshop sessions while the third room will be used for refreshments. Sessions in the central meeting room are marked with "C". Sessions in the left meeting room are marked with "L". Sessions in the combined, large conference room are marked with "CL". Please refer to the calendar that lists the sessions for the week. Additionally, please download the workshop schedule for a detailed description of the sessions.
The committee workspaces are hosted on DTIC's DoDTechSpace service. In order to access the workspaces below you will need a DTIC account. Once you have registered for an account, contact your ex officio for access.