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. Hotel Information
. Welcome to the Emerald Coast and Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.

Sugar-white sands and emerald waters are not the only attractions of the northwest Florida site for AFPAAA's 2017 Annual Membership Meeting.

Eglin AFB hosts the 33rd Fighter Wing’s F-35 multi-service, multi-national flight training, as well as the Air Force’s R&D Armament Directorate and the 96th Test Wing. Eglin also hosts the DoD Explosive Ordnance School, the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, and the 919th Special Operations Wing. Nearby Hurlburt Field hosts the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and the 1st Special Operations Wing. Sandestin Resort

Accommodations have been arranged at the Bayside Inn at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at $139 plus tax per night, with the discounted rate available three days prior and three days following the conference. For those who remember the Emerald Coast conference is 2004, our accommodations are in a different area of Sandestin. A shuttle is available to take guests to the beach, or to the restaurants and shops at Baytowne Wharf.

In addition to the Village of Baytowne Wharf, there are a number of fine restaurants in the Grand Boulevard and Silver Sands Malls, as well as in the nearby area. Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall is host to more than 100 designer outlet stores.

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Regional Airport (VPS) is approximately 40 minutes from Sandestin and is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, GLO and United. Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP) near Panama City is approximately an hour drive to Sandestin and is served by Delta, Southwest and United. Both airports have a full selection of car rental agencies, as well as taxi service.
. How To Reserve a Room

Notes: The Room Reservation deadline is April 7, 2017 or until our room block is sold out. A deposit of one nights' room rate is required to secure rooms. Deposits are refundable in the event of cancellation at least 7 days prior to scheduled arrival date.

• To Reserve a Hotel Room:
    1. Call 800-320-8115 or make room reservation Online

    2. Group Code: 23L3Q3

    3. Group Rate: $139/nt + tax
• Hotel Address:
Bayside at Sandestin
160 Sandestin Boulevard South
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
• How to Get to the Hotel:
• Hotel Web Site: Sandestin Bayside   
How To Register for the Annual Meeting 
  • Two Ways to Register:
      1. Register On-Line & pay by Credit Card   <<< pay by Credit Card!
            (Note: A 3% Credit Card convenience fee will be added)

      2. Register by Mail & pay by Check or Money Order. Download 2017 Registration PDF
  • Notes:
      - Full Registration (Includes ALL official events.)
        • Members: $200.00
        • Spouses/Guests: $200.00
        • Non-members: $300.00

      - Single Event Registration
        • Choose from list on the registration form.

      - Late Registration
        • Registrations received AFTER April 20, 2017 will be charged a $25 (per person) late fee.
        • Registration Refunds must be requested by April 21, 2017
  • Questions?  Send E-mail to: Meeting Committee

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    . Who's Signed Up to Attend
    (Annual Meeting registrations as of 01/01/2017)


    Schedule of Events
    (Note: Events and speakers are subject to change.)

    Thursday, April 27
      0800 Golf at Sandestin (optional)
      Get details from Joe Purka at:Golf

      1200-1900 - Registration Open

      1400 - Board of Directors Meeting

      1700 - Welcome Cocktail Reception,

      1900 - Evening Open
    Friday, April 28
      0700 - Breakfast

      0745 - Board Buses for Hurlburt Field

      0900 - AF Special Operations Command

      1000 - Special Ops Wing Flightline (CV-22)

      1030 - Travel to Eglin w/stop at AF Armament Museum

      1200 - President's Luncheon, Eglin Bayside Club

      1345 - 33rd Fighter Wing (F-35)

      1500 - 96th Test Wing

      1600 - Return to Sandestin

      1700 - Evening Open
    Saturday, April 29
      0730-0830 - Breakfast

      0845 – Door Prizes

      0900 – DOD Explosive Ordnance School

      1000 – 7th Special Forces Group

      1100 – 919th Special Ops Wing

      1215 - SAFPA Director's Luncheon,

      1400 - Annual Membership Meeting,

      1800 - Annual Membership Reception,

      1900 - Annual Awards Banquet,
    Sunday, April 30
      0600 - Depart for home



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