Black Congressional Caucus: Info Session

African Immigrants' Service in U.S. Military

US Soldier Standing in fornt of Amrican FlagThis event, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (A-5), features a 3-part panel discussion that focuses on issues related to U.S. active duty military and veterans who are African immigrants.

It is sponsored by National Association Black Veterans and U.S. African-Born Military and Veterans.

Panel One: National Security
Includes representatives from AFRICOM, the United States Africa Command; Sen. Adam Smith, ranking member of the Armed Services Committee and FBI representatives. They will discuss security and African engagement.

Panel Two: Trade and Commerce

The Small Business Administration will discuss aspects of the various trade opportunities with African Nations and opportunities for veterans' participation.

Panel Three: Health Care Reform and Outreach
Representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. African-Born Military and Veterans will discus issues related to health care for veterans and their families.

Sen. Adam Smith, Rep. Sheila Lee, Rep. Gwen More and Sen. Christopher Coons (or a representative from their offices) are expected to attend.

For more informaton on the event, please contact Cassandra Harper at  202-727-1261 or Sylvie Bello, Cameroon American Council, at or 202-641-0273.