If you are unable to attend the conference in person, we hope that you will be able to participate in the 2019 Fires Conference through Defense Collaboration Services (DCS). Your comments/questions will be addressed and answered in real-time through our live chat function. See the FAQs section for more details on how to ‘virtually’ attend this conference.
Note: Effective February 2016, and IAW DoD guidelines, the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill implemented a more stringent installation access policy. Those who do not possess DoD-issued identification must fill out a visitor request form through our Visitor Control Center (VCC) in order to access the installation. We have established a website that contains FAQs, request forms/procedures, accepted forms of DoD issued identification and much more: http://sill-www.army.mil/vcc If you are unsure whether you will require a visitor's pass, the Visitor Control Center (VCC), Building T6701, is manned daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The VCC can be contacted directly at (580) 442-9604 or via email at: email@example.com
All events listed below are subject to change. This page is frequently updated so please check back again soon. All listed times are local, Central Daylight Time (CDT). Attire for all conference briefings is Duty/Business Casual. For all events after 1700 hours, attire is Business Casual.
Anyone, however only those who have received an official invite with serial number may utilize Army DoD travel funds (TDY) to attend the conference. Per Army Regulation 1-50, Army Conference Policy, attendees are not authorized to obligate any DoD Army TDY funds expenditure, regardless of source, without an official invite from the Fires Center of Excellence to attend the conference.
Online registration will open on or about 24 March 2019
If you have any questions or need help with your registration please contact John Dorsey at (580) 442-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, since not all can attend in person, we have made digital access to the conference available through Defense Collaborative Services (DCS). DCS will be monitored during the conference and any questions asked will be printed and made available for the presenter to answer in real time. Information for connecting to DCS can be found under the FAQs section under the question "Will the briefings be streamed on the Web?" A short tutorial for users without previous experience with DCS can be accessed here - DCS Connect Procedures.
Priority for seating will go to General Officers, SESs, Brigade Level Commanders, and their Command Sergeants Major in the Kerwin Auditorium in Snow Hall, Building 730. Overflow rooms will be available for other attendees.
If you are not able to attend personally we encourage that you attend virtually by using Defense Collaboration Services (DCS).
All seminar virtual attendees must adhere to the procedures outlined in this memorandum to facilitate the effective collaborative transfer of information presented in both unclassified and classified mediums for the duration of the Fires Conference. Times listed are US Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Users click on the appropriate room link below (CAC Login Required, Must Use Your Email Certificate). “GUEST” logins WILL NOT be accepted by the Room Administrator.
Microphone functions inside the DCS room will be disabled by the room administrator. All user interfaces will be limited to the chat function. Chat comments MUST be limited to questions regarding conference subject material or to report technical difficulty. The sheer number of virtual attendees will not allow for personal chat between users while monitoring the conference presentations.
Questions are Welcomed and Encouraged during scheduled conference topics of discussion. Queries through the chat function must include the user’s NAME, RANK, UNIT, LOCATION and email address to ensure effective answers are provided.DCS Connect Instructions DCS Connect Memo
When you arrive, registration packets can be picked up at the registration desk inside of Snow Hall, Building 730.
Online registration will continue through 19 April 2019. Onsite registration will open at 0800hrs CDT, Monday, 22 April 2019 in Snow Hall, Building 730 at the registration desk.
General officer/SES attendees can obtain lodging information from the FCoE protocol office at (580) 442-2346.
Centrally Billed Accounts (CBAs) are exempt from state taxes in EVERY state and require a form in some states for CBA purchase cards and for CBA travel cards. Individually Billed Accounts (IBAs) travel cards are exempt in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the states highlighted in yellow at the following link - https://smartpay.gsa.gov/content/state-tax-information
Attire for all conference briefings is Duty/Business Casual. For all events after 1700 hours, attire is Business Casual.
Online Registration is currently open and will continue until 19 April 2019. Onsite registration will open at 0800hrs CDT, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 in Snow Hall, Building 730 at the registration desk.REGISTER HERE