Embassy Bridgetown kicks off COVID-19 vaccination drive

The U.S. Mission in Barbados—which covers six additional island countries in the Caribbean—kicked off its vaccination drive, March 29. The Health Unit’s master plan transformed the embassy’s multi-purpose room into a top-notch makeshift vaccination...

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...

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...
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...

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...
Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy Award winner Aymée Nuviola performs a virtual concert at Fort Benning, Ga., Feb. 24. Screenshot courtesy of USAID

Black History Month concert features Grammy Award winner

By Tracey Reavis Music was the highlight of a Black History month event when Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy Award winner Aymée Nuviola performed a virtual concert for an audience of employee action, affinity, and...

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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 Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.