DGHR helps seal history

Director General of the Foreign Service and Human Resources Carol Perez helps authenticate her official commission from the president with Program Specialist Jessica Newcomb from the Presidential Appointments Office, March 20, in the exhibit...

Seattle Passport Agency observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, founder of the Zachor Foundation, and author of “Living A Life that Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream,” spoke remotely to more than 30 staff members of the...

Ready Set Travel App assists with pre-departure planning

The Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) launched a new app in October for employees who are heading overseas. The app—which is designed to be used under normal travel and work conditions—generates...

ConGen Kolkata supports LGBTQI+ communities

Consul General Patti Hoffman (center in red shirt with scarf) launched the fourth edition of the Queer Games Northeast India 2021, spearheaded by local nonprofit Ya-All, during a trip to Manipur, March 25–26. The...

U.S. funds accessible schools in Mongolia

The U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael Klecheski (center), attended the opening of a U.S. government-funded kindergarten in the southern city of Sainshand, Sept. 23. Klecheski met with local activists from the disability community during...

GPA uses creative storytelling to spotlight diplomat hometowns

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Hometown Diplomats program, the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) launched a creative new storytelling program called the Welcome to Diplomats’ Hometown, Dec. 20, 2022. Currently,...

Veterans@State sponsors CFC event

Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Lussier, who serves as senior liaison to Veterans@State, speaks with a charity representative at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Veterans’ Charity Fair, Nov. 8. The CFC Veterans’ Charity Fair, sponsored...

Mission India leaders gather in-person once again

Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina and the Country Team hosted the consuls general from Mission India’s four consulates for a “Consuls General Conclave,” during the first week of November. Normally a quarterly gathering, this was...

Ceremony celebrates progress of new embassy in Honduras

Ambassador Laura Dogu (right) and Honduras Foreign Minister Enrique Reina (left) commemorated the topping out—a builders’ rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction—of...

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