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You are invited to join hundreds of our nation’s LGBTQ service members, veterans, military spouses, and allies from across the country and around the world for the 6th Annual AMPA National Gala, proudly presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and USAA. The nation’s largest LGBTQ military event of the year, #AMPAGala2019 celebrates and honors our modern military families for their service and sacrifice.

The 75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will be a featured speaker and honoree.  Mabus served as Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2016 — the longest tenure as leader of the Navy and Marine Corps since World War I. AMPA will honor Mabus with the organization’s National Leadership Award for his tremendous advocacy for the LGBTQ military community.

Celebrated theater, film and television actress Toni Trucks — who currently stars in the CBS hit series SEAL Team — will be joining us a special guest. Find out more about Toni here.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:00pm – Reception
7:30pm – Program & Dinner
10:00pm – After Party

In town on Friday evening? Join us for a special VIP Reception at 6:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive event to kick-off the weekend (Gala tickets purchased separately).

Capital Hilton
1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC 20036

Attire: Dress Uniform/Formal/Black Tie optional

Hotel Accommodations:

For a limited time, a discounted rate is available at the Capital Hilton. Click here to make your hotel reservation online, or call 1-800-HILTONS and use group code “AMPA”.  

Onsite childcare is available! 
Please reserve in advance via the “Add Ons, Extras, & Up-Grades”.  

Parking: Details coming soon.

Metro:The hotel is easily accessible to three different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines), and McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines).

The event is expected to sell out, so purchase your tickets early. All ticket sales are final.

Connect with other #AMPAgala2019 guests on Facebook here

The 6th Annual AMPA National Gala is proudly presented by:

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