Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee

75th Anniversary Event

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A RECOGNITION GALA

HONORING 75 YEARS OF
UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE NURSING:
V
ISIONARY PIONEERS AND TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF TOMORROW 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2019
6:00 P.M. TO 12 MIDNIGHT

CRYSTAL CITY GATEWAY MARRIOTT
1700 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY
ARLINGTON, VA 22202

  PLEASE RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
http://usphsnursinggala.rsvpify.com

TICKETS ARE $75 PER PERSON
PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

PHS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS FOUNDATION
INDICATE IN THE MEMO SECTION: NPAC 75TH

MAIL TO:
USPHS 75TH NURSING GALA
P.O. BOX 382
POOLESVILLE, MD 20837

 EVENT INCLUDES 3-COURSE DINNER, PRESENTATIONS, MUSIC, AND ENTERTAINMENT

ATTIRE FOR UNIFORMED SERVICE MEMBERS:
DINNER DRESS BLUE JACKET ~ OR ~ DINNER DRESS BLUE 
FORMAL CIVILIAN DRESS FOR NON-UNIFORMED GUESTS

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE NURSE PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, USPHS CHIEF NURSE OFFICER,
AND THE PHS COMMISSIONED OFFICERS FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

  1. Why is this event occurring?
  2. When is this event?
  3. Where will this event held?
  4. When is the registration deadline?
  5. How do I register for the event?
  6. How much does it cost to attend the gala?
  7. Can anyone attend this event?
  8. How do I pay for tickets?
  9. Will I get a confirmation of my payment?
  10. What is included in the ticket price?
  11. What is the required uniform or dress for this event?
  12. Who is sponsoring this event?
  13. Who are the event planners?
  14. Are hotel rooms offered at a discounted rate for this event?
  15. How much is it to park at the hotel?
  16. Is there a shuttle or public transportation available?

1. Why is this event occurring?

While the United States Public Health Service origins dates to 1798, it wasn’t until July 1, 1943, that the PHS Nurse Category was formally established with passage of the Nurse Training Act, also known as the Bolton Act (Public Law No. 74). Subsequently on July 1st, 1944, the Public Health Service Act was approved, which authorized the appointment of qualified nurses as Commissioned Officers. In honor of this history, the Nurse Category in collaboration with the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation will be hosting a recognition formal gala to honor and celebrate our visionary pioneers and share how the USPHS nursing is now transforming the future of tomorrow.

2. When is this event?

The recognition gala will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

3. Where will this event held?

The recognition gala will be held at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott, located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. The hotel is conveniently located close to several areas of interest including: Washington, D.C., National Landing, and Pentagon City. Local sights and attractions of downtown Washington and Old Town Alexandria are easily accessible via metro.  

Google Map of Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8TP9XBbt3SNUhvqG8   

Crystal City Gateway Marriott 3D map/floor plan

4. When is the registration deadline?

Please RSVP as soon as possible, but no later than September 15, 2019.

5. How do I register for the event?

Please visit the following website to RSVP: http://usphsnursinggala.rsvpify.com

6. How much does it cost to attend the gala?

Tickets are $75 per person.

7. Can anyone attend this event?

Yes, this event is open to all interested in recognizing and celebrating 75 years of USPHS Nursing and the Cadet Nurse Corps.

8. How do I pay for tickets?

We can only accept payment in the form of a check. Please make checks payable to: “PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation” and indicate in the Memo Section: NPAC 75th

Mail checks to the following address:

USPHS 75th Nursing Gala
P.O. Box 382
Poolesville, MD 20837

9. Will I get a confirmation of my payment?

Once your payment is received the planning team will email the registrant confirmation of receipt.

10. What is included in the ticket price?

Event includes 3-course Dinner, Music, Entertainment and Presentations. Alcohol beverages are not included in ticket price, however a cash bar will be available on site (beer, wine, liquor).

11. What is the required uniform or dress for this event?

The attire for USPHS and Naval Officers is the Dinner Dress Blue Jacket or the Dinner Dress Blue with miniature medals. No gloves are required. For other Uniformed Service equivalent dinner dress is requested. For Civilians formal attire is required.

For USPHS uniform requirements please consult:

Women: https://dcp.psc.gov/ccmis/ccis/documents/CC421_02.pdf

Men: https://dcp.psc.gov/ccmis/ccis/documents/CC421_01.pdf

We want everyone to celebrate this once in a lifetime event and have several uniform options for officers. The attire for Uniformed Service Members is either Dinner Dress Blue Jacket or the Dinner Dress Blue, which is Service Dress Blues worn with miniature medals (instead of ribbons). Please see the below pictures of uniform examples.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the event co-planners if there are questions about uniforms.

UNIFORM OPTIONS:
Dinner Dress Blue Jacket (female) Dinner Dress Blue Jacket (male)
75th Anniversary Female Dinner Dress Blue jacket 75th Anniversary male Dinner Dress Blue jacket

Dinner Dress Blue (female) 
(Service Dress Blues with miniature medals)

Dinner Dress Blue (male)
75th Anniversary Female Dinner Dress Blue Uniform 75th Anniversary male Dinner Dress Blue Uniform

Maternity Dinner Dress
(Service Dress Blue with mini medals)

Maternity Dinner Dress Uniform

12. Who is sponsoring this event?

This event is sponsored by the Nurse Professional Advisory Committee, USPHS Chief Nurse Officer, and the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health. This is a non-profit event with all tickets sales going directly to the cost of the planning and hosting this event.

13. Who are the event planners?

CDR Stefanie Glenn Stefanie.Glenn@cms.hhs.gov and CDR Leslie Wehrlen lwehrlen@nih.gov are the Co-planners for this event.

14.  Are hotel rooms offered at a discounted rate for this event?

A room block is available at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott for $155 per night (not including taxes). Rooms must be reserved by October 4, 2019. Please note there are a limited number of rooms set aside as this rate. Room rates typically begin at $237 per night. This will be a good option for those traveling from out of town, or for local residents who don’t want to worry about driving late at night after the event.

To reserve a room please visit the following website https://book.passkey.com/e/49918277

Or call for reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 703-920-3230 and mention the 75th Nursing Anniversary Gala.

15. How much is it to park at the hotel?

Discounted daily parking rate of $17.00.

16. Is there a shuttle or public transportation available?

The hotel is less than 1 mile away from Washington Reagan International airport and a complimentary shuttle both to and from the airport is available. An underground metro station is connected to the hotel, Crystal City metro stop.

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