The American Citizen Welcome Center was set up at the SPA Gloria Hotel in Przemysl, Poland. Photo by Adam Brock

Mission Poland welcomes Americans fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By Michele Giovia In the early hours of Feb. 24, 2022, Mission Poland’s American Citizen Welcome Center in the southeastern border town of Przemyśl received its first visitors—a family who had fled Ukraine as news...
Ambassador Larry André Jr. (right center) provides closing remarks at the Somali National Weapons and Ammunition Management Coordination Meeting in Mogadishu, March 20. Photo courtesy of the Somali Office of National Security

U.S. and Somalia partner to save lives

By Oznur Alturk Embassy Mogadishu’s interagency participation in Somalia’s National Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) Coordination Meeting reiterated the U.S. government’s strong commitment to increasing security and assisting the Somali government with peacebuilding efforts to...
From Left: Rebecca Nieves, certified physician assistant at the Kampala Health Unit (HU), Dr. Amy Boore, program director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda Division of Global Health Protection; Dr. Marek Ma of the Kampala HU; Dr. Julie Harris, CDC resident advisor for the Uganda Field Epidemiology Training Program in Kampala; Thomas Nsibambi, CDC Uganda Laboratory Systems and Policy Team lead; and Dr. Jennifer Galbraith, sustainability advisor for CDC Uganda. Photo courtesy of Embassy Kampala

Embassy Kampala study published in scientific journal

By Marek Ma, Julie R. Harris, and Amy L. Boore Results from an Embassy Kampala investigation into COVID-19 breakthrough infections at post were published in the June volume of the scientific journal, “Emerging Infectious Diseases.”...
From left: Project Director for Overseas Buildings Operations James Cuilla, Qatar Director of the American Affairs Department Ambassador Essa Mohamed Al-Mannai, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, Director of Engineering and General Services Ambassador Ismail Ali Abdulla Al-Emadi, Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, and Michael Kowalski Procurement engineer and design manager at American International Contractors, Inc. break ground on the new embassy campus in Doha, May 9. Photo courtesy of Embassy Doha

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. embassy building in Doha

By Evan Lewis Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, joined Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, May 9, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the new U.S. embassy in...

New EAG brings working parents issues to the forefront

By Claire Kelly In 2019, Foreign Service Officer Laura Thibault started a support group for working parents with an email listserv called Working Parents @ State (WP@S). The group quickly became an advocacy engine when...
Local children sing the U.S. national anthem at Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, Belgium, during the last in-person Memorial Day ceremony before it shifted online for two years during the pandemic, May 26, 2019. Photo by Serge Vandendriessche

Young voices honor the fallen

By Danielle Smith-Llera This Memorial Day, a tradition returns in-person to Flanders Field American Cemetery in Belgium. It’s not a spectacular fly-over like Charles Lindberg’s in 1927 when he dropped red poppies from the “Spirit...
Acting Office Director for Security Technology Tamika Abbott (left) and Engineering Services Center Officer in Charge Reginald Williams (center) showcase the technical systems laboratory space during a visit by Assistant Secretary Gentry Smith (right) to the Florida Regional Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oct. 21. Photo by Eric Weiner

Panel event aims to recruit women in engineering and cybersecurity

By Kris Sivertson Recruiting the next generation of security engineering officers (SEO) is a critical need for the Foreign Service and a top priority for the Bureau of Global Talent Management’s (GTM) Recruitment Division and...
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. Ambassador Erik Ramanathan (center) hosted a roundtable discussion with a diverse group of Swedish female leaders to discuss the shared goal of a more equal and just society. Photo by Jenny Sigurs

Embassy Stockholm celebrates International Women’s Day

By Jacqueline Jin International Women’s Day, commemorated every year on March 8, is a time to reflect on the challenges women have overcome and on the obstacles and inequality they still face today. This year’s...
Female officers of Pakistan’s National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) stand in front of a new, INL-funded women’s facility at the NHMP Training College in Sheikhupura, Pakistan on March 21. Photos by Mohammad Shaban

INL Pakistan supports female police officer recruitment efforts

By Robert Pickett One of the pillars of Mission Pakistan’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) section is to “enhance opportunities for women to access justice and to actively participate in the administration of justice.”...
From left: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., and Paramount Chief Reklai Raphael Bao Ngirmang cut the ribbon for Embassy Koror’s solar energy project, April 12. Photo courtesy of Embassy Koror

SPEC visits first Net-Zero Energy diplomatic facility

By Evan Lewis and Stephanie Christel Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry joined Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland and the Embassy Koror team in Palau to visit a new photovoltaic installation that will make the embassy...

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