June 24-27, 2024: Meet us in Tacoma, WA

Save the date for the AMSCA 21st Biennial meeting in Tacoma, WA: June 24-27, 2024

Hotel Reservations  are open now for the 2024 meeting! 

Our hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, 2102 South C Street, Tacoma, WA, 98402

The link below is set up for arrival Monday, June 24, with a departure on Thursday, June 27, a room for two. If this meets your needs, simply select your room option to reserve. Reservations must be made by June 3, 2024.

Book Your Hotel Room Here  

However, if your reservation needs are different (i.e.: early arrival/departure or difference number for attending), click on the “Change Search” tab in the upper left corner of the screen to adjust prior to reservation (see screen shot below).

Book Your Hotel Room Here         Remember, reservations must be made by June 3, 2024.

You may also call the Hotel directly at 253-272-2434, press #2 for group sales. Use our Group Name AMSCA to make your reservations to receive the negotiated rate of $159/night.

If other phone numbers and/or online Internet search engine bookings are used, you will not receive the negotiated rate. All reservation requests must be accompanied and guaranteed with a valid major credit card.

We are planning an exciting meeting, with an emphasis on collaborating with active-duty SP Officers in the area as well as planned activities and adventures that showcase the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

Museum District Downtown Tacoma Photo courtesy of Ernie Misner (https://www.flickr.com/photos/erniemisner/)

  • We will be staying in downtown Tacoma at the Holiday Inn Express.  
  • SEATAC airport is about 22 miles from Tacoma. 

On Tuesday we will be traveling to Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) for our general membership meeting /update from the Corps in the morning at the American Lake Conference Center.

After lunch we will tour two state of the art JBLM active duty programs:

The 17th Fires Performance Center which is the centralized training center for the Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) team, made up of OTs, PTs, RDs, technicians, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches focusing on optimizing health and performance of the Soldiers of their unit.  H2F is an enterprise-wide readiness system that combines all aspects of physical and non-physical human performance optimization under a single governance structure to enable commanders to improve Soldier health and fitness. More Info:  https://www.army.mil/article/255691/h2f_launches_thunderbolt_performance_center

The Intrepid Spirit Center, specializing in the treatment of service members with traumatic brain injuries and related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. In addition to more traditional forms of care such as primary care, behavioral health and neurology, the center offers acupuncture, chiropractic care, mindfulness-based practice and yoga. More Info:  https://madigan.tricare.mil/Clinics/Intrepid-Spirit-Center

Tuesday evening we meet for an evening mixer with active-duty SPs at the 7 Seas Brewery in downtown Tacoma. Enjoy a casual dinner and local microbrews, ciders, and wine. (https://www.7seasbrewing.com/taprooms/)

Point Rushton Waterfront

Wednesday, Jun 26th, is our open day to enjoy the local Tacoma area. For those interested we will have options for a half-day golf tournament or a visit to the beautiful Point Ruston Harbor for bike (Surrey or 2-wheel) or walk along the scenic Waterfront.

In the afternoon we have a scheduled an hour tour of the premier one-of-a-kind Tacoma Museum of Glass (https://www.museumofglass.org/), then the evening Awards Dinner at the adjacent Washington State History Museum, including a docent lead tour.

Then Thursday morning, breakfast at the hotel and travel home or further in the Pacific Northwest.

Consider expanding your visit by venturing out to other lovely sites while in Washington! Close by is the impressive Mt Rainier National Park (https://visitrainier.com/narada-falls/) and Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/destination/mount-st-helens-national-volcanic-monument-0) or check out the beautiful San Juan Islands  (https://www.visitsanjuans.com/).  For free additional info on the local area, visit: https://stateofwatourism.com/

Hope to see 'you all' in Tacoma!

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