Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten

We Are One Team

Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten By John Berry and Hannah Radner   In late 2018, Foreign Service Institute (FSI) staff began developing a course designed to build a...
Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy Kabul, October 2020. State Department photo

Diplomatic Security’s Best Friend

Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy Kabul, October 2020. State Department photo By Eric Weiner It turns out that Diplomatic Security's...

The Overseas Development Program

By Nicola A. P. Cullen The purpose of the Overseas Development Program (ODP) is to create a cadre of mid-level Civil Service (CS) employees with first-hand experience and knowledge of the Department of State’s overseas...
A vivid sunset overhangs Ela Beach in Port Moresby. Photo by Christine_Gneh

Port Moresby

Opening photo: A vivid sunset caps the end of day at Port Moresby's beautiful  Ela Beach. Photo by Christine_Gneh By Teresa M. Morris Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu: the names alone conjure images of traditionally...
Retirements

Retirements | May 2021

Civil Service Bacon, Edward F.Barnett, Nancy L.Bevacqua, Frank L.Chang, HerbertCoffield, Linda M.Diggs, Patricia A.Ellis, Debora L.Emerson, Susan L.Fischer, Melanie R.Frey, Marie A.Gutierrez, DominicaHill, Douglas G.Hooke, Kathleen H.Irving, William S.Johnston, Amy A.Kagalis, LuisKing, Daphne B.Leitner, Rene...

Embassy Reykjavík witnesses active volcano

After two weeks of continuous earthquake activity, which served as a warning of things to come, Embassy Reykjavík is enjoying a ringside seat to one of nature’s most powerful forces. The volcanic eruption at...
Mission Bosnia and Herzegovina Diversity and Inclusion Working Group co-chairs Star Hy (left) and Shamaine Martin-Crick (right) open the Mission’s Diversity Book Library, January 2020. State Department photo

Mission Bosnia and Herzegovina establishes Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

By Star Hy  When U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Ambassador Eric Nelson laid the foundation for a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) at post in 2020, there was an overwhelmingly positive response....

Embassy Dhaka joins Bangladesh in celebrating 50 years of independence

Ambassador Earl Miller (front row, fifth from left) joined Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, March 25, at the opening of “Friendship to All, Malice to...

Mission Uganda leader visits with local beekeepers

USAID Mission Director Richard Nelson visited Golden Bees Honey Shop Ltd. located in Nakapiripirit district in northeastern Uganda, March 22. During the visit, he interacted with members of the Muruita Honey Producers and Processors...

Embassy Bujumbura celebrates resilience in local communities

Ambassador Melanie H. Higgins (center in American flag mask) congratulated Aheza Iwacu and United for Children Burundi on their successful project to improve hygiene practices in the Buterere and Kinama zones. This project, led...

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Making a Statement

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