Your 2022 AFSFA National Meeting in Dayton
If you have never attended an AFSFA National Meeting this year’s in Dayton would be a great place to start! The 36th 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.
We will be based at The Radisson Convention Center Dayton, 33 East Fifth St., Dayton, OH 45402 from 21-25 September 2022. You may now call the Reservations Center at 937-660-5857 use the group code Air Force Security Forces Association to reserve a room at our group rate or you can go online at: https://tinyurl.com/AFSFA-2022-Hotel Members are allowed to book an additional 3 days before and after the meeting at the same rate subject to availability.
The reservation link allows you to book rooms over the dates of Sunday, 19 September 2022 thru Tuesday, 27 September 2022 (check-out on Wednesday, 28 September 2022). The room rates are guaranteed up to 20 August 2022, after that they may not be available.
The room rates are: $119.00 plus tax, single/double occupancy in each room and includes a full hot breakfast, complimentary free self-parking, free Wifi and complimentary airport shuttle service to Dayton International Airport and within 5 miles radius of the hotel.
Registration notices, both electronic and paper, will go on 27 June 2022. Members who receive their magazine in paper will receive a registration packet in the mail. Those who get their magazine electronically will receive a registration email directing them the registration landing page online.
The relatively new Wednesday small batch tour on 21 September will highlight and visit local unique Dayton historical sites and include lunch. There are plenty of dining options within walking distance to the hotel.
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 Dayton area. You will want to arrive Wednesday evening for either event.
Members will start picking up their registration packets in the Presidential Ballroom Foyer 2nd floor just above the hotel lobby Thursday at 1600 and the Meet and Greet Social will start at 1800 in the Presidential Ballroom.
General Membership Meetings typically run from 0800 until 1200 hours and are open to members, spouses and guests. The Friday General Membership Meeting will be held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force following a bus ride out to Wright Patterson AFB, OH and includes lunch. Buses will shuttle folks back to the hotel starting at 1300 hours for approximately 2 hours allowing more time to those who want to linger and enjoy the museum displays longer. The Saturday morning General Membership Meeting will be in Salons A & B from 0800 to 1200ish hours. 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.
Hope to see you’all there!