A Pet’s Journey

By Maureen Johnston and Sarah Genton Thousands of pets accompany U.S. diplomatic personnel overseas, which comes as no surprise to those who cherish their furry family members. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and even horses (among...
Air Cargo Control Unit officers are coached on proper procedures while inspecting a shipment, April 2022. Photo courtesy of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Embassy Tashkent supports counter-smuggling efforts in Uzbekistan

By Jack Anderson Criminals and terrorists often hide guns, drugs, and trafficked people in freight containers. This smuggling fuels organized crime, terrorist networks, and other illicit enterprises and continues to pose a major challenge throughout...

Embassy podcast strengthens U.S. support for The Gambia

Staff member from Embassy Banjul and former national broadcaster Fatoumata Ceesay (left) interviewed Emmanuel D. Joof (right), chair of the Gambian National Human Rights Commission, for “U.S. Embassy Gambia Today,” a podcast series featuring...

Artists’ stories provide a welcome activity for the people of Shanghai

The public affairs section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai hosted three artists, June 8, for a virtual event in honor of Pride Month called “Art Brings Beauty to Our World: SPACE 33...

Expanding Opportunities

By Naomi Walcott Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETOs) are direct-hire Civil and Foreign Service employees teleworking for domestic offices while accompanying a spouse overseas on a U.S. government assignment. For the Department of State, DETOs...
Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row, seated fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity drive in Temburong, Brunei, April 2022. The annual event helps distribute household necessities to families in need. Photo by Sarina Yasmin Mueller

Proactive Professionals

Ambassador Caryn McClelland (front row kneeling, fourth from left) and Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan staff and family members join the Brunei-U.S. Association’s Ramadan charity drive in Temburong, Brunei, April 2022. The annual event helps...
Through the 2021 Resilience Innovation Grant, Embassy Abidjan was able to repurpose three tanks being removed from embassy residences to set up a rainwater harvesting system. Photo courtesy of Embassy Abidjan

GDI Resilience Innovation Grant Award recipients announced

By Maryam Alam The Department of State announced the recipients of the fourth annual Resilience Innovation Grant, a part of the Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) Awards, June 28. Sponsored by the Bureau of Overseas Building...

Secretary meets YLAI fellows at Summit of the Americas

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center right) met five Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) fellows (from left) Facundo Cajen from Argentina, Georgia Barbosa Silva from Brazil, Gerardo Perez from the Dominican Republic,...

“CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine names DS colleague 2022 Employee of the Year

Collin Walsh, a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s (DS) Office of Rewards for Justice, earned a 2022 Employee of the Year award from “CAREERS and the disABLED” magazine for his...

Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges

By Sarah Schornstein   The Under Secretariat for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, known colloquially as the E family, includes three bureaus and four offices, led by Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez. The E family...

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Making a Statement

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