A Knock at the Door

U.S. prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge, where the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion—the Wereth 11’s military unit—saw half its members killed or captured during an early German advance in December 1944. Photo courtesy of Source Deutsches Bundesarchiv
U.S. prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge, where the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion—the Wereth 11’s military unit—saw half its members killed...

Adapting to a Changing Climate

Ambassadors, diplomatic officials, and the Bangkok governor pose on stage with joined hands at a pledge signing ceremony to symbolize the partnership of the Eco Capitals Forum, June 6, 2016. State Department photo
Opening Photo: Ambassadors, diplomatic officials, and the Bangkok governor pose on stage with joined hands at a pledge signing ceremony to symbolize the partnership...

An Inaugural Visit

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific. Photo courtesy of Embassy Singapore
Opening Photo: Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific. Photo courtesy...

Guiding Progress

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman discusses pressing foreign policy issues and shares her leadership insights during an interview with State Magazine Editor-in-Chief Isaac D. Pacheco in Washington, Sept. 13. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.
Opening photo: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman discusses pressing foreign policy issues and shares her leadership insights during an interview with State...

Crisis Management

By Lara K. Harris As the Department of State faces unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Leadership and...

Women in Facility Management

In April 2021, the women in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Office of Facility Management were highlighted in the bureau’s “FAC newsletter” for their contributions to U.S. diplomacy and for the integral role they play in closing the gender gap in the cities in which they serve. Illustration by Krystle Villanueva
By Rebecca Beatty The Facilities (FAC) section in an embassy has a unique opportunity to directly contribute to U.S. National Security interests by empowering an...

Historic Year of Advocacy

Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a virtual roundtable with the Asian American Foreign Affairs Association, moderated by its president Shirlene Yee (left) at the Department of State in Washington, July 22. Photo by Freddie Everett
Opening photo: Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a virtual roundtable with the Asian American Foreign Affairs Association, moderated by its president Shirlene Yee...

Breaking Bread

Top-rated pastry chef Frederic Cyr from the world renowned Fairmont-Frontenac Hotel created a camera ready version of the American pecan-rum cake. Photo courtesy of the Fairmont-Frontenac Hotel
Opening Shot: Top-rated pastry chef Frederic Cyr from the world renowned Fairmont-Frontenac Hotel created a camera ready version of the American pecan-rum cake. Photo...

A Centennial Celebration

The first location of the New Orleans Passport Office in 1921 was room 313 in the U. S. Custom House, shown here, circa 1930. Photograph by Charles L. Franck
Opening photo: The first location of the New Orleans Passport Office in 1921 was room 313 in the U. S. Custom House, shown here,...

Securing the Games

Opening photos: The official opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Tokyo National Stadium, July 23, 2021. Photo by A. Ricardo By Angelica Harrison After...