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...

Mission New Zealand connects with entrepreneurs

The U.S. Mission to New Zealand hosted a reception, Sept. 7, for more than 40 local entrepreneurs, creative sector founders, business advisors, startup founders, and venture capitalists—many with U.S. business ties or looking to...

2022 Federal Benefits Open Season

The Federal Benefits Open Season runs Nov. 14-Dec. 12, offering eligible employees an opportunity to enroll, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type, or cancel their enrollment for the following: Federal Employees Health...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (center, left) pays respects to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, Sept. 18. Photo by David Hakobyan

Historic visit underscores U.S. support for Armenia

By Jen McAndrew U.S. Embassy Yerevan welcomed a U.S. congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Armenia, Sept. 17-19. Speaker Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit the country....
Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Guevara (top) assists with installing the solar panels on the secure storage project at the chancery. The solar panels will provide 100% of the energy required to operate the facility during daylight hours. Photo by Alys Spensley

Embassy Baku practices eco diplomacy

By Naomi Anisman In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden laid out his plans to prioritize climate change in foreign policy strategy: “We will lead not merely by the example of our power but by...
The photovoltaic system at Embassy Niamey harnesses electricity for more than half of the embassy’s needs and produces up to 750kW, the second-highest capacity at any U.S. embassy to date. Photo courtesy of B.L. Harbert International

New battery improves energy efficiency at Embassy Niamey

By David Shaffer and Cynthia Bensburg In August, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) installed its first ever large-scale renewable battery energy storage system at the new U.S. Embassy in Niger. The installation enhances...

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