USAF CoS to Speak at 2019 AFSFA National Meeting!


If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this year’s in San Antonio would be a great place to start! The 33rd 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.

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 25-29 September 2019. You can make reservations by calling (210) 366-2424 and be sure to identify yourself as being with the “Air Force Security” to get the meeting rate. You can also go online at: . The room rates are guaranteed up to 25 August 2019, after that they may not be available.

The room rate is $119.00 plus tax, for single, double, triple or quad occupancy in each room 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. Individuals may also book addition days up to three days before and three after the meeting dates (25-29 Sep) at that rate but you must call the reservation phone number listed.

The 33rd AFSFA National Meeting registration packets will be mailed and emailed out on 15 July. Members who receive the Security Forces Magazine in paper will get their registration packets in the mail. Those who receive the magazine by email will also receive their registration packet  but electronically.

The relatively new Wednesday small batch tour on 25 September for 14-28 folks, will include a guided tour of the five San Antonio missions to include the Alamo, a patio lunch at the Institute of Texan Cultures followed by tasting room tours of three local whiskey distilleries.

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 Defenders in the San Antonio area. You will want to arrive Wednesday evening for either event.

Members will start picking up their registration packets in 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. Following the Friday morning session there will be a tour to Camp Bullis and we will celebrate the Security Forces Museum’s 40th Anniversary with a brief retreat and presentation 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. General David L. Goldfein, Air Force Chief of Staff, has accepted our invitation to be our banquet keynote speaker.

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.

Hope to see you’all there!