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2016 National Convention


7/13/2016 to 7/17/2016
When: 7/13/2016
Where: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
401 E 6th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska  99501
United States
Contact: 1-888-751-6350

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Sheraton HotelOnly in Anchorage can you meet a moose, walk on a glacier and explore a vast, natural park all in a single day.

Gold Star Wives will hold the 2016 National Convention here in Anchorage, Alaska.  Between mountains and an inlet, surrounded by national parks and filled with Alaska wildlife, Anchorage combines the best of Alaska in a city that has the comforts of home and the hospitality of the Last Frontier.  


There are two tours available.


The first tour is a 7 night cruise aboard Princess Cruise Lines. Cruise departs July 6, 2016 from Vancouver, Canada and arrives July 13 in Anchorage, AK. For more information about group pricing contact Tamra Sipes at 360-914-0800 or by email


The second tour is a one-day Glacier Turn Tour on Sunday, July 17th, from 10:30AM to 6:30PM.

For more info, see the mail-in registration available here.


Want to learn MORE about fantastic sights and events in Alaska?

Visit BOOTPRINTS for more information.


Convention Registration Information

Register for the convention online and pay by credit card:

Register by mail and pay by check: MEMBERS only mail-in form.

Register by mail and pay by check: GUESTS only mail-in form.

Hotel Information

To Book Rooms into our Group Online at the Sheraton Anchorage, use this direct link: BOOK NOW

If the above link doesn't work, copy and paste this into your browser: 

SHERATON ANCHORAGE HOTEL & SPA boasts the finest lodging and is within walking distance of Anchorage’s many attractions, restaurants, and shopping. This prominent landmark is an ideal base for exploring the city, while still being located in the heart of the great Alaskan wilderness. 24-hour fitness facility and full service ICE Spa. All guest rooms feature room service, 42” flat screen TV, refrigerator, and High Speed Internet Access plus the ultra- comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.

Members and guests are responsible for making their hotel reservations. Make sure you let the reservation agent know that you are with the Gold Star Wives of America group.

The rate is $190.00 single or double plus 12% tax. The special rate is being offered to our group three days pre and three days post convention dates.

Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 12 noon.

Don’t forget to let the hotel know when you are making your reservations if you need a handicap accessible room. Luggage storage is available either for early arrival or late departure.

Deadline date for making hotel reservations is Monday, June 6, 2016 or sooner if group space has been filled.

Any reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: A special group rate has been secured with Four Seasons Trans Group Shuttle Service of $10.00 one-way. (Fare does not include gratuity for the driver.) Please call 907-602-4056 and let them know you are with Gold Star Wives to reserve the shuttle.

Taxi service to the hotel is also available and will cost approximately $25.00 one-way.

PARKING: Self-parking is available at the hotel for an overnight fee of $10.00.

Airline Discount Information

Alaska Airlines Discount Code ECMW631

To use your Discount Code go online to and input the Discount Code when searching for flights for a 5% discount.

You may book for any days or duration in-between July 8 – 20, 2015. This discount applies to flights booked into Anchorage from any US based airport. 

You and your guests may also use the Discount Code by calling Alaska Airlines Group Desk; however a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply. 800-445-4435

Please ask attendees who use Alaska Airlines to email their confirmation code so we can keep track of how many discount codes have been used and if we need to request more. Send to


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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.
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