SA Airport DoubleTree HotelIf you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this summary article about our 2015 National Meeting in San Antonio will give you a flavor for what these weekend meetings have to offer you. Keep in mind, every location and city has unique and varied attractions and the banquet will often take on a regional flare highlighting those very differences.

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If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this year’s in San Antonio would be a great place to start! The 29th annual AFSFA National Meeting is shaping up to be one to remember. So let me see if I can entice you to join us this September with a general outline of what to expect.

As in the recent past, we will be based at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport, 37 NE Loop 410 (at McCullough), San Antonio, Texas, 78216 from 24-27 September 2015. You can make reservations by calling (210) 366-2424 or (800) 222-8733 and be sure to identify yourself as being with the Air Force Security Forces Association (Group code AFS) to get the meeting rate. You can also go online at: http://goo.gl/9dk09Z The reservation deadline is 2 September 2015.

The room rate is $109.00 plus tax, available two days prior to (24 Sept) and two days post meeting (27 Sept), and includes a full complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, free Wifi and complimentary airport shuttle service as well as service within a three-mile radius of hotel.

The golf tournament starts early Thursday morning so golfers will want to arrive Wednesday evening if you are staying at the DoubleTree.

Members will start picking up their registration packets in the hotel lobby at 1600 and the Meet and Greet Social will start at 1800.

Both Friday and Saturday morning General Membership Meetings typically run from 0800 to 1200ish hours and are open to members, spouses and guests. Following the Friday morning session there will be a tour to Camp Bullis and the Security Forces Museum and the buses will get folks back to the hotel around 1800. Friday evening and Saturday afternoon are open with no events planned.

Our Annual Banquet is on Saturday evening and starts at 1800 and is full of great food and unbeatable fellowship. At 0800 on Sunday we gather and pause to remember our Fallen Defenders and then … we reluctantly say our goodbyes until the next year.

Throughout most of the weekend there is a hospitality room in the hotel for all to relax in and enjoy … also known as the “war story room” and you want to make sure you don’t leave home without your coin! But just in case you did or you want to start your Christmas shopping early or you need something new for your “I love me wall” …. the AFSFA Country Store and most of the chapters will have lots of memorabilia for sale.

AFSFA will mail detailed registration packets to all AFSFA members in early August.

Hope to see all of you there!