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               2017 NTI Information

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Training Session  Booklet

                         39th Annual National Training Institute
           Opening and Closing Keynote Speakers Announcement     

   Tinisha Agramonte

The Opening Keynote Speaker will be Ms. Tinisha Agramonte, Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Civil Rights.  Ms. Agramonte was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2013.  

In her current position, she serves as the principal advisor on EEO and civil rights compliance programs at the Department of Commerce. Throughout her 20-year federal career, she has led agencies through transformation efforts, strategically embedding and integrating innovative and forward thinking EEO, civil rights, and diversity programs into day-to-day agency operations.  

Ms. Agramonte led and implemented policies and programs that impacted workforces up to 300,000 employees and were recognized as best practices in the federal government. 

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Rear Admiral Erica Schwartz

The Closing Keynote Speaker will be Rear Admiral Erica Schwartz, Director of Health, Safety and Work-Life, U.S. Coast Guard. She is responsible for the Coast Guard's health care system of 42 clinics and 150 sick bays, as well as, operational and off-duty mishap prevention, response and investigation.

She oversees the Coast Guard's child care programs and food services delivery programs, ashore and afloat, and the Coast Guard's Ombudsman, Substance Abuse, Health Promotion and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response programs.  She was recognized by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs by being honored as one of the Military Health System Female Physicians of the Year.

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   Blacks In Government 2017 Nomination for National Officers
This is the official notification that nominations may be submitted for the National Offices listed in the attached letter. All nominations received will be presented at the 2017 National Delegates Assembly scheduled for Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Harrah’s Resort
Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center, 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401.

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On this Veterans Day, Blacks In Government salutes our Veterans and extend our gratitude for their service. They are our members, relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. These individuals committed to a cause larger than their own and accepted the challenge to defend our Nation.
Our Veterans put everything on the line to protect our freedom. We may never be able to repay them for their sacrifice, but we can show them just how much we appreciate all that they've done. Everyone can do something to let Veterans know how much we appreciate their service.
                            Visit http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/veterans-day/

It takes great courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his/her country and as civilians we must honor these heroes. This is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration.
Honor these great men and women with words of appreciation.
Click the link below to hear the Bebe Winans song:
                                      The History of Veterans Day
November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson honored the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

In 1954, Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, struck out the word "Armistice" and inserted the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Between 1968 and 1975, Veterans Day was moved around on the calendar, sometimes even appearing on the last Monday of October. Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.