Staff members from Consulate Azores virtually attend a meet-and-greet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal George Glass (center), hosted at Embassy Lisbon, Dec. 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of Embassy Portugal

Consulate Azores celebrates 225 years of diplomacy

By Kathryn Hammond Portugal’s Azores islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, celebrates the 225th anniversary as the oldest continually operating U.S. consulate in the world, July 7. Opened in 1795...
The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Affairs’ (OBO) Diversity and Inclusion virtual discussion featured OBO Director Addison "Tad" Davis IV, OBO Principal Deputy Director Henry Jardine, Deputy Assistant Secretary Mirembe Nantongo from the Bureau of Global Talent Management, and President of the National Organization of Minority Architects from the architecture firm HOK Kimberly Dowdell. Photo courtesy of OBO

OBO announces bureau-specific diversity and inclusion strategy

By Christine Foushee In line with the Department of State’s commitment to developing a cohesive Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategic Plan, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) released a bureau-specific plan in May. The...
Retirements

Retirements | July 2020

Civil Service Batt, Eugene P.Blackwood, Ann S.Campbell, Michael A.Cole-Misch, Sara A.Crews, Earnest C.Dehm, Kathleen A.Douglass, William H.Edwards, Roger L.Park, KookheePrice, Patricia V.Rudd, Lisa J.Spencer, Aida L.Via Aaron, Susan M.Wood, Michael T.Zafke, Larry R. Foreign Service Brown, Judith...

Video Captioning @ State celebrates fifth anniversary

Video Captioning @ State (VC@S) celebrated their fifth anniversary as an integral Department of State program, May 2020. The Department produces or uses thousands of videos per year for internal and external audiences, both...

Consulate Melbourne hosts virtual iftar

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Marine Security Guards pay tribute to fallen veterans

Even during these unusual times, deeply rooted traditions remain. The Marine Security Guard (MSG) detachment at Embassy Luxembourg continued the long-standing custom of honoring the fallen during Memorial Day weekend. MSG Marines participated in...

Singing amid the pandemic

Photo by Walid Zafar

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