Cultural Oasis

Two women walk past a brightly painted wall near the entrance of the Khareef Festival in Salalah, Oman. Photo by Isaac D. Pacheco
By Michelle Y. Outlaw Salalah, the second largest city in Oman, is the capital city of the southern governorate of Dhofar and is one of...

Bike Diplomacy 2.0

Embassy Seoul Information Specialist Jun Sang-woo gazes at the serene scene on one of the many dedicated bike trails on the Four Rivers Restoration Project. Photo by David Jea
Embassy Seoul Information Specialist Jun Sang-woo gazes at the serene scene on one of the many dedicated bike trails on the Four Rivers Restoration...

From Health to Space

Science Envoy for Health Security Dr. Michael Osterholm, center, discusses research to prevent the spread of infectious diseases during a visit to the Ghana Armed Forces United States Naval Medical Research Unit-3 Molecular Lab. Photo by Isaiah Tuolienuo
By Hillary LeBail and Gavin Piercy Science envoys are preeminent American scientists and engineers who, at the request of the Secretary of State, agree to...

Secure Departure

RSO Caracas security personnel check vehicles prior to the motorcade carrying embassy personnel to the airport, March 14, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo by Joel Gomez
By Angela French Ordered departure: It rarely happens, but when it does the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) makes sure it is done...

Building Safely

A worker submits to a daily temperature check before entering the Mexico City construction site. Photo by Jared Conrad
By Vincent J. Abramo

A Global Response

A collage of photos in a diamond-shaped grid show an assortment of photographs representing the global response following the evacuation in Kabul.
Compiled by Isaac D. Pacheco, Amanda McCarthy, and Luis A. Jimenez Jr. In the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the United...

Equal Opportunity

By Erica Hall and Krish Das Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, parts of Articles 1 and 2 state,...

Creating Opportunity

EFM Elisa Sanwick teaches a cooking class at her post in Mexico City. Photo by Linsey Pizzulo
By Leah Evans Eligible family members (EFMs) often face the challenge of finding meaningful employment while posted abroad. Challenges can include lack of a bilateral work...

Above and Beyond

The 2019 Foreign Service National of the Year award recipients attend an event at the DACOR Bacon House with Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez (center), Nov. 13. Photo by Heidi Howland
By Amanda J. Richard There is no single superlative that can be used to characterize the immense contributions made by the 2019 Foreign Service National...

Annual Homecoming

From left: Judy Ikels, Carol Z. Perez, director general of the foreign service and director of human resources and William R. Brownfield pose after being presented with the 2019 Director General Civil Service Cup and the Director General Foreign Service Cup, May 3. Photo by Heidi Howland
Above: From left, Judy Ikels, Carol Z. Perez, director general of the foreign service and director of human resources and William R. Brownfield meet...