Fond farewell to former deputy secretary

Department employees gathered in HST’s C Street lobby, Jan. 10, to bid farewell to Ambassador John J. Sullivan, former deputy secretary of state. Under Secretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao delivered brief remarks...

YSEALI alumni serve community in Singapore

Singaporean alumni of the Department of State’s-sponsored Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) clean the beach at Singapore’s East Coast Park, December 2021. YSEALI alumni organized beach clean-ups and tree plantings across Singapore throughout...

Flashback: May 1981

The cover of State Magazine’s May 1981 issue highlighted the Department of State’s growing interest in using renewable energy at posts abroad. The photo, taken at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M, showed an early...

Embassy Dhaka joins Bangladesh in celebrating 50 years of independence

Ambassador Earl Miller (front row, fifth from left) joined Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, March 25, at the opening of “Friendship to All, Malice to...
U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein is shown after she threw out the first pitch at a Gigantes’ (Giants) game in San Francisco de Macorís, Nov. 5. Photo by Chase Beamer

Sports diplomacy thrives in the Dominican Republic

U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein threw out the first pitch at a Gigantes’ (Giants) game in San Francisco de Macorís last November. San Francisco de Macorís sits in the heart of...
To celebrate the VSFS program, (from left) eDiplomacy Business Practice Advisor Naomi Walcott and members of the VSFS team, Bridget Roddy and Tristan Williamson, spread the good news about the program at an anniversary event outside of the HST cafeteria, May 13. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

VSFS celebrates a decade of connection

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a valuable Department of State program that connects students with projects that allow them to gain experience while advancing the work of...

Icelandic leaders discuss disability rights in D.C.

Special Advisor Ann Cody from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor welcomed leaders of the Icelandic disability forum, Öryrkjabandalag Íslands, ÖBÍ, Aug. 26. These leaders visited Washington and New York to learn...
Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans and military families that are focused on health and wellness, peer engagement, transitions and connections to community resources. Specifically, the guest speakers highlighted their art therapy program, a widely practiced activity that aims to improve or restore a client’s functioning and sense of personal well-being. All services provided by Hope for the Warriors can be found on their website at www.hopeforthewarriors.org.

Empowering people living with disabilities

Department employee affinity groups, the Disability Action Group (DAG) and Veterans@State, co-hosted a roundtable conversation with representatives from the organization Hope for the Warriors. This organization provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans...

Teen social media star visits Department after virtual adventure abroad

Thirteen-year-old Florida native Matthew Hill visited the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), Dec. 10, 2021, following a four-month adventure that saw him exchanging letters with the chargé d’affaires in Algiers and tweets with...

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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, Tommye Grant. Grant smiles on the right.