What is the easiest way to travel to NATCON?

Fortunately, Washington D.C. is in very close proximity to three airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). From DCA, the metro can be taken directly to The Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel. From IAD, take an Uber or the Silver Line into D.C., and transfer to other lines.  From BWI, the Northeast Regional Train or the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) can be taken to Union Station.

Union Station in Washington D.C. is also an AMTRAK station with several stops along the East Coast and a bus station for BOLT BUS, Megabus, Peter Pan, and Greyhound bus lines. For those interested in driving, Washington D.C. can be easily accessed via I-95.

What should I pack?

It is the responsibility of all attendees to make sure they have packed all necessary clothing (uniforms) and materials needed for the Conclave event. For assistance, below is a list of items all attendees will need to bring:

  • Laptop and chargers
  • Flash drive
  • Notebook and pens/pencils
  • Camera (optional)
  • Service Dress Uniform
  • Toiletries
  • ​Undergarments (4-5 sets)
  • Socks (4-5 sets)
  • ​Ribbons
  • Arnold Air Society rank pin
  • Mess Dress (or modified)​
  • ​Smart casual attire (3-4 sets)
  • Dress shirts (3-4 sets)
  • Blazers
  • Business suits
  • Evening dresses/gowns – must be floor length
  • Tuxedo
  • Tie/tie tab
  • Shoes (comfortable, dress, and professional)
  • Professional shoes – must be closed toe and closed back
  • Extra uniform items

Who do I contact if I have registration questions?

Contact the Information Manager at Natcon-im@arnold-air.org