A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Opening photo: A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group By Stephanie L. Pico  Imagine yourself as a 6-year-old student...
An aerial view shows the city of Lomé, Togo. Photo by The EITI

Lomé

Opening photo: An aerial view shows the city of Lomé, Togo. Photo by The EITI By Harry Sullivan and Tiffany Miller A majestic waterfall is one of the many located in the mountain resort of Kpalime. Photo...

Seattle Passport Agency shares diverse stories

During Black History Month in February, Passport Specialist Yaneth Birch, a recent Pathways graduate, interviewed 12 Black women and shared their stories with her team at the Seattle Passport Agency. In March, in honor...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the 2021 International Women of Courage Awards virtual ceremony with First Lady Jill Biden at Department of State headquarters in Washington, March 8. Photo by Freddie Everett

Women of Courage quindecennial

By Katie Zitzer Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken hosted the 15th Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award ceremony in Washington, March 8. Special remarks were delivered by First Lady Jill Biden, Ambassador to...

Reality Remix

By Alice Chang and Amanda Solomon During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) were sitting at their dining room tables, bedrooms, and home offices across the Washington region...
Retirements

Retirements | April 2021

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Bilateral exercise helps secure regional stability

U.S. and Moroccan fighter jets flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean during “Lightning Handshake,” a bilateral maritime exercise involving U.S. and Moroccan armed forces, March 3. Morocco is a...

Ambassador tours educational facility in Timor-Leste

Embassy Dili’s American Corner welcomed Ambassador Kevin Blackstone, March 1, where he toured the facility and was introduced to group leaders who explained why they volunteer and what their teams do. Locally known as...

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