Oxygen Standardization Coordinating Group
The Oxygen Standardization Coordinating Group (OSCG) is an annual collaborative assembly of all five branches of the United States and international military forces as well as many applicable industry leaders designing and manufacturing Oxygen solutions for the warfighter. The conference also offers industry leaders the exclusive opportunity to privately brief a panel of government affiliates on recent developments pertaining to Military Oxygen systems such as aviation Oxygen Systems, Medical Oxygen Systems, paratrooper Oxygen Systems, etc.
The organization is led by a board of subject matter experts representing the United States Army, Navy and Air Force. These key representatives carry a heavily influential role in both regulating and implementing the Oxygen requirements necessary to meet military standards.
Becoming a member of OSCG is totally free. Please follow the link "Join OSCG" and complete the short form with your contact information. Members will receive updates regarding recent activity pertaining to the regulations and requirements within the military and commercial Oxygen market.
Announcement of OSCG 2013 Meeting and Call for Presentations
The OSCG 2013 meeting will be held August 13-15 in San Antonio, TX and will be hosted by Essex Industries, Inc. and Cobham Life Support Systems. More information regarding registration for the hotel and conference can be found below and on the new website, OSCG.org.
The goals of the tri-service and industry group are to promote oxygen systems safety, standards, technologies, reliability, and commonality, reduce life cycle costs, and, in general, disseminate information about military oxygen systems.
Government Only Meeting
The first day of the meeting (Tuesday, 13 August) will be a Government Only meeting. This allows industry to present proprietary information to Government personnel. Support contractors will NOT be permitted to attend this portion of the meeting.
The General Meeting for Government and industry participants will be Wednesday, 14 August- Thursday, August 15. A $45 registration fee will be charged upon registration to help cover meeting expenses. A meeting agenda will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the meeting. Points of contact for the meeting are listed below.
Government and industry representatives should submit presentation topics on or before 01 July 2013. Please e-mail the presentation title, presenters, affiliation, and time period required (please limit to 25 minutes, if possible) to the Government contacts given below. Government presenters at the general meeting are requested to ensure that the information is unclassified, unlimited access, and in the public domain. It is requested that presenters bring their presentations in electronic (Power Point) format using CD. Do not bring briefings on thumb drives or memory sticks. Please contact the Government Affiliated OSCG Board Members if you would like to make a presentation at the Government or General Meeting.
OSCG Board - Briefings, Presentations, Agenda Items, Official Business
Jack Miller, Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River MD, 301-342-8479, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Miller, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 937-938-3573, email@example.com
Bill Sovitsky, USAMMA, Ft. Detrick MD 301-619-6981, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Reservations and Information
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
502 W. Cesar E. Chavez (Formerly Durango Blvd)
San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-224-7155 Main Telephone
1) Call DoubleTree Central Reservations at 1-800-222-TREE (8199) OR
2) Call the hotel directly at 210-224-7155; OR
3) Follow the link titled, “Doubletree – by Hilton” at the bottom of this page
When making reservations by telephone, please make sure to give the Group Name: Oxygen Safety Coordinating Group OR the Group Code: OSCG
Our discounted group rate of $106.00/ night which includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, on-site garage parking, along with WiFi and may be booked for any night between the 9-18 August 2013. Should you have any questions, would like to extend your travel dates beyond those available or need personal assistance, please call the hotel sales office directly at 210-388-0342.
The hotel has a 26 July 2013 deadline for reservations. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to check-in to avoid a cancellation fee. The blocked rooms will be released to the general public on 27 July 2013. Please note that the hotel will not pre-charge credit cards so please make your reservations early! The hotel also features a complimentary fitness center, outdoor pool and hot tub, and three in house dining options. The hotel is about 20 minutes (11 miles) from the closest airport (San Antonio International Airport). There is a super shuttle available for around $18.00, or a taxi is typically $27.00. Most rental car companies are also available at the airports but remember that parking at the hotel is complimentary.
Corey Waldman, Essex Industries, Inc. at email@example.com
Craig Case, Cobham Life Support Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linsey Warren, Cobham Life Support Systems at email@example.com