Retirements

Retirements | April 2022

Civil Service Avery, Victoria L.Barringer, Thomas H.Baxter, Cathy A.Brennan, Thomas J.Collins, Tony N.Coulombe, Leona M.Diemer, Eleanor G.Francis, Reneé D.Frazer, Steven R.Geary, Susan A.Hargray, Sharon D.Kulikowski, James M.Lanctot, Bruce C.Matthews, Kenneth C.Mitchell, Evelyn M.Moultrie, Thomas D.Pippin,...

Flashback: April 2011

State Magazine’s April 2011 cover showcased the beauty of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Belmopan, as a teaser for the issue's post of the month feature on the U.S. Embassy in Belize.  State...

Department task force monitors Russian invasion of Ukraine

Working in three, 8-hour shifts, seven days a week, employees from across the Department of State have been monitoring the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine as part of the Ukraine Task Force. From a...

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) celebrated the groundbreaking for the new U.S. consulate general project in Lagos, Nigeria, March 31. The new consulate, designed by Ennead Architects, is located on a 12.2-acre...

OSCE member states sign the Moscow Mechanism

Ambassador to the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) Michael R. Carpenter joined 44 other Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe member states in signing the...

DCM hosts carpool karaoke in Azerbaijan

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson (right) and Azerbaijani Eurovision winner Eldar Gasimov (left) introduced the embassy’s new electric vehicle in a viral “carpool karaoke” style video, Feb. 18. The car, which is the...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the 16th Annual International Women of Courage ceremony at the Department of State in Washington, March 14. Photo by Freddie Everett

Women leaders forge a brighter future

By Katie Zitzer Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the 16th Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards in a virtual ceremony at the Department of State, March 14. First Lady of the United States,...

Mozambican and American youth inspire through art collaboration

In the Khongolote neighborhood of Maputo, a mural of a young boy holding a skateboard underneath a yellow sun greets Mozambicans each morning. The mural is one of four collaborative works in Mozambique and...

Chargé d’Affaires tries hand at traditional New Year’s game in Seoul

Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of Korea Chris Del Corso (center) learned how to play yutnori, a traditional Korean Lunar New Year game, from Korean youth outreach coordinators at the American Center in Seoul,...

Smuggled artifacts returned to Iraq

The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) arranged two major repatriations of ancient artifacts to the people of Iraq, demonstrating U.S. respect for Iraqi culture and adherence to the rule of law. The largest...

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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, Tommye Grant. Grant smiles on the right.