Beginning Anew

A nighttime view of Matamoros’ new consulate building. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Above: A nighttime view of Matamoros’ new consulate building. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations By Moises D. Mendoza For Alexander Raley, project...

Built Together

Above: Artist’s rendering of the new chancery building. Image courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Building Operations By Rob Force This year marks the 70th anniversary...

Evacuation Support

Courtney Colbert from the Family Liaison Office discusses the life cycle of an evacuation during an evacuation and drawdown panel at the Foreign Service Institute, August 5. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.
By Wyokemia Joyner Evacuations from post are certainly not new to the Department of State. Since 1988, the Department has managed more than 350 evacuations...

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June 2019. AVC participation in nuclear deterrence assurance dialogues with key U.S. allies underscores our mutual defense commitments. Photo courtesy of AVC
Above: AVC Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas G. DiNanno inspects a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, June...

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...

Preparing for Action

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
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...

Safe Passage

By David B. Rochford Lying unconscious in the brush, the elephant’s massive rib cage rose and fell with each labored breath. With gleaming tusks the...

Embracing Disruption

Intel partners with the Department to provide girls in the Women in Science program with an education in robotics, drones and app development. Photo courtesy of Girl Up
By Megan Soller Stories of innovative disruption from across the economy is a common discussion point in today’s tech-driven society. From transportation to lodging to...

Higher Calling

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback speaks at a reception honoring the recipients of the inaugural International Religious Freedom Awards. The recipients and Secretary Mike Pompeo stand by as he speaks. State Department photo
By Daniel Merrill Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback welcomes Secretary Mike Pompeo to the stage at the beginning of the Ministerial’s...

Creating Opportunity

Adjunct faculty attend the Regional Training Workshop at the Foreign Service Institute, May 2019. Photo by Didem Lenz
By Kerry E. Molinelli From Right: AF Director of Training Joyce Marshall and the Africa program adjunct faculty collaborate about course content, June 2019. Photo...