AHS Hampton Roads Chapter 

 Seventeenth Helicopter Military Operations Technology Meeting

Newport News, Virginia 
October 26-27, 2016

"Vertical Lift Technology: Enabling the Future Soldier Today"

Chinook in AfghanistanThe Southeast Region and the Hampton Roads Chapter of AHS International are sponsoring a conference on Helicopter Military Operations Technology, October 26–27, 2016. “Vertical Lift Technology: Enabling the Future Soldier Today” is the theme. The conference will consist of 1½ days of unclassified, unrestricted presentations held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, Virginia USA. HELMOT XVII will consider the full spectrum of global operations, and look at Warfighter capabilities needed to keep our edge.

Topics will focus on how the acquisition of vertical lift technology impacts our current operational environment around the world, and the flexibility of future planning for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security manned rotorcraft and unmanned aerial systems. The sessions will include a review of how we will transition from our current force to next generation vertical lift platforms.

Theme-related military and industry exhibits of new hardware and equipment will be displayed.

Questions may be addressed to ahs.hrc.pres@gmail.com and ahs.hrc.vp@gmail.com.

Meeting Registration Information

Registration will open in late August/early September. The meeting will be held at:

Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, Virginia 23606 USA

The unclassified technical sessions will be all day October 26 and a half day on October 27.

Registration Rates

Includes breakfast, break refreshments, proceedings and abstracts, and a list of attendees.

General Attendee      Member $125 USD
General Attendee Non-Member      $205 USD*
Student Attendee Member $25 USD
Student Attendee Non-Member $50 USD*
DOD Government Member

$0 USD†






* Includes 1 year of complimentary AHS membership.
Does not include breakfast or breaks. “Pay as you go” for meals.

All attendees will receive a link to download the proceedings after the end of the meeting.

Cancellation Fee
Cancellations must be in writing. There will be a $25 cancellation fee on all credit card payments. No cancellation refunds after October 19, 2016.


Exhibit space is available for industry, military, and organizations. Each exhibit space is located along the conference hallway adjacent to the main meeting room. Additional information is provided on the registration website.

Meals and Refreshments
Breakfast and refreshment breaks are included in the registration for general and student attendees, but are “pay as you go” for DOD government employee attendees. All attendees are encouraged to select their favorite local restaurant for lunch in downtown Newport News.

Hotel Information
A group rate at the government per diem rate of $89 USD has been reserved at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Click here to book your group rate online, or call the Marriott reservation system at 1-866-329-1758 and ask for the HELMOT XVII group block. Reservations must be made by October 5, 2016 to guarantee the group rate. Self-parking and Wi-Fi are included for all guests and attendees.

Contact ahs.hrc.pres@gmail.com and ahs.hrc.vp@gmail.com.

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Request Info on Human Powered Helicopter Competition
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Make a room reservation at the U.S. Government per diem rate
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