The first location of the New Orleans Passport Office in 1921 was room 313 in the U. S. Custom House, shown here, circa 1930. Photograph by Charles L. Franck

A Centennial Celebration

Opening photo: The first location of the New Orleans Passport Office in 1921 was room 313 in the U. S. Custom House, shown here, circa 1930. Photograph by Charles L. Franck By Jane E. Catanese 2021...
Consul General Sue Saarnio (front center) and employees of the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana support Fundación Esperanza de México by building a house during the Day of Service events for the Fourth of July. Photo by Jose Noriega

ConGen Tijuana celebrates July Fourth by giving back to local community

By Angie Gomez Martelli  In lieu of a traditional Independence Day celebration, the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana organized community service events to support local nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The consulate’s Community Service...
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Retirements | October 2021

Civil Service Arntson, Richard G.Beni, Alan J.Bowser, AntoinetteBroadus, Jackie R.Brutten, Lori B.Chappell, David B.Clark, Charles D.Cocorochio, Josephine M.Colaianni, Margaret A.Daher, MaggieDavis, Patricia M.Dodge, Fred G.Estep, Paulette J.Francis, Cheryl A.Frederick, Michelle A.Fulton, James E.Furman, Harvard L.Hilleary,...

Embassy Bujumbura celebrates successful alum while inaugurating a preschool

In September, Ambassador Melanie Harris Higgins inaugurated a community preschool in Butanuka, Bubanza. In her remarks, Higgins emphasized that good, healthy eating habits start at home and emphasized how Dreaming for Change—a nonprofit founded...
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman discusses pressing foreign policy issues and shares her leadership insights during an interview with State Magazine Editor-in-Chief Isaac D. Pacheco in Washington, Sept. 13. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Guiding Progress Transcript

Opening photo: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman discusses pressing foreign policy issues and shares her leadership insights during an interview with State Magazine Editor-in-Chief Isaac D. Pacheco in Washington, Sept. 13. Photo...
From left, front to back: Sgt. Delores Johnson, Sgt. Ricardo Montero-Rincon, Sgt. Austin Foushee, Regional Security Officer John Pelesh, (center) Consul General Joel Reifman, (from right, front to back) Sgt. Bradley Yates, Sgt. Nathaniel LeGros, Sgt. Steven Burgett, Staff Sgt. Andrew Teel, and Assistant Regional Security Officer Michael Lee pose in front of the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, June 25. Photo by Abdul Samad

ConGen Hyderabad welcomes Marine Security Guard Detachment

By John Pelesh Marine Security Guards (MSGs) are a key part of regional security offices (RSO) worldwide. They work with security teams to protect embassies and consulates, allowing American diplomats to safely advance U.S. interests...

Video highlighting U.S. donation to Algeria goes viral

A video about the U.S.’ donation of a field hospital went viral, garnering 1.9 million views on Embassy Algiers’ social media accounts and 1.3 million views on other Facebook pages. The U.S. military donated...

DSS agents train with NYPD in New York

The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) protective detail assigned to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, partners with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to conduct monthly training for New York field office...

October 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News OBO designs virtual onboarding program to welcome new employees | By Tasheika Box, Sydney Arvanitas, Destini Robinson, and Kate LarsonConGen Hyderabad welcomes Marine Security Guard Detachment | By John PeleshConGen Tijuana celebrates...
At Embassy Luxembourg's chief of mission residence, a recent renovation saw the addition of a wheelchair ramp to match the building's facade. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

OBO removes barriers with new housing program

By Victoria Hartke and Ron Tomasso Barrier-free accessibility is a critical part of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) mission to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities abroad. Several programs and initiatives are...

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