U.S. President Joe Biden (right), accompanied by the First Lady Jill Biden (left), signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 18. Photo by Jonathan Hordle

Operation London Bridge

President Joe Biden (right), accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden (left), signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 18. Photo by Jonathan Hordle By...
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon (center) with Directorate of Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) Deputy Assistant Secretary Gharun Lacy (second from left) and CTS U.S. Digital Corps Fellows (flanking McKeon) at the Harry S Truman Building in Washington. Photo by Ronny Przysucha

Cultivating Success

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon (center) meets with Directorate of Cyber and Technology Security (CTS) Deputy Assistant Secretary Gharun Lacy (second from left) and CTS U.S. Digital Corps Fellows...
Then-Ambassador Donald Blome (right) and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi of Tunisia (left) rename the street in front of Embassy Tunisia, March 6, 2021, in honor of the late Taoufik Missaoui who died defending the embassy from a suicide bombing attack. During the ceremony they also broke ground for a memorial nearby in honor of the fallen hero. Photo by Zouhair Sfaxi

Triumph over Terror

Then-Ambassador Donald Blome (right) and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi of Tunisia (left) rename the street in front of Embassy Tunisia, March 6, 2021, in honor of the late Taoufik Missaoui who died defending the...

Intercountry Adoption

By Marisa Light and Tim Eydelnant Thousands of U.S. citizens were caught up in Russia’s full-scale, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine that began Feb. 24. Among them were several families that had traveled to Ukraine for...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at an event honoring the anniversaries of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship, and Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship in Washington, Aug. 17. Photo by Freddie Everett

Diversity Milestones

Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at an event honoring the anniversaries of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship, and...
Retirements

Retirements | November 2022

Civil ServiceBrown, Laschelle Y.Cook, EvelynFuentes, Robert D.Hoffman, Michael A.James, Janice M.D.Matano, Albert K.Newstead, Charles M.Ryschka, AndreasTemchatin, Basil J.Young, Darlene Foreign ServiceAbell, Jason A.Akin, Jon C.Albouari, Charlie Barr, David P.Barreto, Monica L.Bascue, Aaron A.Beauchamp, Daniel J.Beckmeyer, Charles...
A young visitor engages with a virtual gaming station at the U.S. embassy pavilion at Expo Prado, September 2022. Photo by Juan Francisco Casal

Mission Uruguay boosts public image at Expo Prado

By Heather Murphy Expo Prado is Uruguay’s largest and most important national-level agricultural fair. The 10-day event—held every September—showcases commercial, diplomatic, and agricultural entities from across Uruguay, along with hundreds of livestock competitions representing nearly...

Human rights conference highlights Russia’s abuses in Ukraine

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) co-hosted a panel discussion at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Sept. 27, on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the...

State wins Departmental Tennis League division title

The U.S. Department of State-USAID tennis team met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Aug. 15, to celebrate their first-place finish in the 2021 Departmental Tennis League (DTL) “A” division, with a record of...

Ambassador joins Filipino partners to celebrate relaunch of Baguio Museum

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson (center, right of artwork) attends the unveiling of Ernesto Dul-Yang’s wood carving, “The Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita,” at the Baguio Museum during her first visit to...

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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 Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.