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									                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                            PICATINNY ARSENAL, NEW JERSEY 07806-5000

                                        July 17, 2008


1.    The next meeting of the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG) Continuous Mixer
& Extruder Users Group (CMEUG) will be hosted by US Army RDECOM-ARDEC, Picatinny
Arsenal, NJ in the Hilton Garden Inn of Rockaway, and is scheduled for 22 -23 October 2008.
The registration information, directions, and hotel information are attached.

2.    We have a full agenda of informative presentations that should lead to a valuable
meeting. The meeting will include a tour of Picatinny Arsenal facilities.

3.     Meeting registration will be held on the mornings of the meetings beginning at 0800
during the continental breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, Rockaway. The registration fee for
the meeting is $190 (including reception dinner) or $140 (excluding reception dinner) and must
be paid in cash or by check. Credit cards will not be accepted. Please make all checks payable
to JOCG Mixer & Extruder Users Group. During the meeting a continental breakfast will be
offered on each day, lunch will be offered on day 1, with a reception dinner to be hosted on the
evening of Wednesday, 22 October 2008.

4.     All presentations must be approved for public release. Each presenter is responsible for
ensuring that their presentations are approved for public release. The meeting proceedings will
be released on a CD after the meeting. We request that you prepare your presentations in MS
PowerPoint from MS Office 2000 or newer; and submit them electronically by 10 October 2008.
Presentations shall be submitted to Michael Fair, the Army Chair of the JOCG Continuous
Mixer & Extruder Users Group, at: Presentations will be given from
a laptop that will be loaded with all of the presentations. If you are not able to submit your
presentation electronically by 10 October, please bring it to the meeting on a USB memory
stick or CD to facilitate the release of the meeting proceedings.

5.    To facilitate conference attendance, guest rooms have been reserved at the Hilton
Garden Inn located in Rockaway, New Jersey at a reduced rate of $134/night. (The
government lodging per diem for Morris County is $134/night). Please contact the hotel directly
at 973-328-0600 to reserve your room by 15 October 2008 and tell them you are staying for the
“Users Group” meeting. If you would prefer alternative lodging arrangements a list of hotels in
the near vicinity is attached.

6.    Directions from nearby airports to the Hilton Garden Inn of Rockaway are attached.
Transportation to Picatinny Arsenal for the guided tour will be provided.

7.    All participants are requested to notify Mr. Michael Fair of their intention to attend the
meeting via email at: by 8 August 2008. All US citizens need to
include the following information in the email: name, organization, dates attending the meeting,
whether they plan to attend the dinner on Wednesday evening (22 October 2008) and whether
they will attend the facilities tour. All non-US citizens need to include the following information:
name, organization, citizenship, place of birth, date of birth, dates attending the meeting,
whether they plan to attend the dinner on Wednesday evening (13 October 2004) and whether
they will attend the facilities tour.

8.      All participants from outside the United States are required to submit a Request for Visit
Authorization (RVA) through their respective embassies to HQDA. In the RVA please include
the follow details:

            Attendance to the 15th Joint Ordnance Commanders Group (JOCG) Continuous
            Mixer & Extruder Users Group (CMEUG)

      Meeting Location & Date:
             Picatinny Arsenal, NJ held on 22 – 23 October 2008

      Meeting Point of Contact:
             Mr. Michael Fair
             US Army, RDECOM-ARDEC
             Energetics Producibility and Manufacturing Technology Division
             Ph: 973-724-3804
             Fax: 973-724-3525

9.     Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to the meeting chair, Mr. Michael Fair,
at 973-724-3804 (Commercial) or DSN 880-3804 or via email at:
We anticipate the meeting will be very successful and look forward to providing additional
assistance as needed.


Michael Fair
Army Chair, JOCG CMEUG

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