Your 2021 AFSFA National Meeting in Nashville!
If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this year’s in Nashville would be a great place to start! The Old Hickory Tennessee Chapter is our host and the 35th 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 August with a general outline.
We will be based at The Inn at Opryland, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 from 18-22 August 2021. You may now call the Reservations Center at 1-800-901-4211 and mention Air Force Security Forces Association 35th National Reunion Meeting Room Block to reserve a room at our group rate. You can also go online at: https://tinyurl.com/8y88k98n Members are allowed to book an additional 2 days before and after the meeting at the same rate.
If you click on the link above it will take you to our special group rate on the Inn at Opryland webpage. The reservation link allows them to book rooms over the dates of Sunday, 15 August 2021 thru Tuesday, 24 August 2021 (check-out on Wednesday, 25 August 2021). The room rates are guaranteed up to 16 July 2021, after that they may not be available.
The room rates are: $150.00 plus tax, for exterior rooms and $160.00 for interior rooms, single/ double occupancy in each room and includes a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, free Wifi and complimentary shuttle service to Gaylord Opryland Resort, Grand Old Opry, Opry Mills Shopping & Dining Center and the General Jackson Showboat. Gaylord Airport Shuttle Service is $19.00 one-way or $35.00 round trip. Taxi is $25.00 one way.
The relatively new Wednesday small batch tour on 18 August will highlight and visit local Music City attractions and include lunch. There are plenty of shopping and dining options in Music Valley within walking distance and some with live entertainment at lunch and dinner.
Thursday morning options include: the early morning golf tournament or the three, free professional security training seminars worth continuing education credits. Certificates will be provided and the seminars are free to members and all Defenders in the Nashville area. You will want to arrive Wednesday evening for either event.
Members will start picking up their registration packets in the Pennington Room just off the hotel lobby Thursday 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. 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 0900 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 National Meeting Registration documents can be found here: AFSFA | Air Force Security Forces Association - 2021 AFSFA Nat Mtg Registration Package (afsfaonline.com)
Hope to see you’all there!