U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen work with the Croatian Special Police to rescue the VIP from an attack on her armored car. Photo by Zeljko Straga

Preparing for Action

By Dana Sanders and Matt Warin As a detachment of Pararescuemen (PJs) aboard two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters circle the skies above Zagreb, embassy personnel prepare roughly 40 injured evacuees for vertical airlift to Pleso...

Constructing Resiliency

As part of the greening diplomacy initiative, the U.S. Mission in Geneva installed solar panels on their roof. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations By Ricky Gill With a unique worldwide portfolio in...
Retirements

Retirements | October 2019

Civil Service Baum, Ling-Ling ChengBayer, Paul J.Birdsall, Adriana P.Brown, Catherine W.Casteuble, Philippe C.Chisley, Denise L.Clancy, William E.Costen-Sykes, Rhobyn K.Dacruz, Graca A.Egan, Julie M.Engelstad, Paul F.Francis, Cheryl A.Gallagher, Robert H.Goodwin, RosemarieGraham, Lauretta E.Gross, Michael A.Heintzelman IV,...
Appointments

Appointments | October 2019

Richard K. Bell - U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Richard K. Bell (SFS) of Pennsylvania is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. Bell previously served as the charge...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam | October 2019

James F. Anderson, 98, died July 10, in McLean, Va. Anderson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a captain and navigator during World War II. He later joined the Department of State...

Cultural concert series continues at HST

The Foreign Affairs Recreation Association (FARA) and State of the Arts Cultural Series sponsored a musical concert in the Dean Acheson Auditorium directed by Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim, Aug. 21. Lyric-dramatic baritone Thomas Beard...

Embassy Rabat supports sustainable housing competition

Members of InterHouse—a joint U.S.-Moroccan student team from the Colorado School of Mines, Cadi Ayyad University and the School of Industrial Management—survey construction of their net-zero-energy house prototype that was showcased during the 2019...

Icelandic leaders discuss disability rights in D.C.

Special Advisor Ann Cody from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor welcomed leaders of the Icelandic disability forum, Öryrkjabandalag Íslands, ÖBÍ, Aug. 26. These leaders visited Washington and New York to learn...
An NDF-funded X-ray scanner for vehicles located at an Egyptian inspection point. These scanners search for illicit weapons and other contraband. Photo by Paul van Son

The Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund

by John N. Conlon The Department of State has many responsibilities: maintaining relationships with overseas partners; standing up for human rights; promoting American business; and aiding American citizens overseas. Perhaps the most important of these...
Russell Palarea, an operational psychologist in the Diplomatic Security Service office gives a presentation “Mass Shootings: What You Can Do To Manage the Threat” as part of National Insider Threat Awareness Month activities, Sept. 11. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Building a culture of trust

By Jacqueline Atiles September marked the inaugural National Insider Threat Awareness Month and the Department of State enthusiastically championed this effort. Throughout the month, the Department’s Insider Threat Program offered employees educational information and activities...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Pablo Paganini. Paganini smiles on the right.