The 2017 NGAMS Conference has arrived and we are excited that you will be joining us.
The events will begin Friday morning with golf and continue with other sporting events throughout the day. One change you need to be aware is that the fun run will be held at Fleet Feet Sports, 500 Hwy 51, Suite 2, Trace Station Shopping Center, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Registration packets may be picked up Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm at the Jackson Convention Complex main lobby.
We will have an official kick-off to the convention on Friday evening at 6:00 pm when our Adjutant General will do a ribbon cutting in the Exhibitor’s area, providing an excellent opportunity for you to talk with our exhibitors at their booths. Please take time during the evening to sample some of the wonderful food and drink that will be provided on the second floor gallery of the convention complex. As the night progresses we will have Category 6: Kings of Leon playing before everyone progresses back to the Hospitality Rooms located on the second floor of the King Edward Hotel.
Our breakfasts will begin at 7:00 am on Saturday, April 29th in the main lobby of the convention complex. As part of our new professional development series, we will feature Dr Craig Nation in a town hall forum titled “Beyond the Cold War: US and Russia in the 21st Century” beginning at 7:50 am in the second floor gallery. We are very excited to offer this opportunity.
Our business session begins at 9:00 am with the Spouses Event beginning on the third floor at 10:30 am. Spouses please wear your Kentucky Derby attire for this event. Our Adjutant General will eat lunch with our company grade officers immediately after the business session in the third floor theater. Our Units Dinner, beginning at 6:00 that evening, will conclude the convention.
I’ll remind our current and incoming NGAMS Board of Directors that we will have a meeting Sunday at 9:00 am on the second floor of the Jackson Marriott Downtown. Breakfast will be provided. Our new Company Grade Advisory Committee will meet Sunday at 10:30 am on the second floor of the Jackson Marriott Downtown. Brunch will be provided.
Attached, please find the 2017 NGAMS Agenda (with attire for each event), the Business Session 2017 Conference as well as the Hospitality Night Flyer, flyer for the Spouses Function, and listing for the King Edward Hospitality Rooms. We have also attached is our Russian expert, Dr Craig Nation Bio and foxconnerflyer for the At Ease Gang speaker and visiting author.