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...

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...

Flashback: November 1992

The November 1992 cover of State Magazine references the pressing issue (at the time) of “going metric.” In 1988, Congress enacted a law that said metric was the way to go “as the preferred...

Colombian exchange students visit Main State

Afro-Colombian students of the 100K Strong in the Americas project, Diaspora Connect, visited the U.S. Department of State, Sept. 13, during their exchange program with Howard University in Washington. This 100K Strong partnership between...

Embassy Accra sponsors fact-check training for rural journalists

Journalists from rural parts of Ghana received Embassy Accra-sponsored training, Oct. 12, through Dubawa Ghana, a fact-checking organization based in Accra that directly debunks false reporting, provides analysis and training for journalist organizations, and...

American service members’ remains returned from Papua New Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea and the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) fulfilled America’s promise to the families of fallen World War II service members at a repatriation ceremony for...

Vienna roundtable highlights civil society organizations

U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations Laura S.H. Holgate (far right) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Heide Fulton (second from right) co-led a roundtable...

Sports envoys inspire girls and women

Mission New Zealand and Samoa’s public diplomacy section, working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Sports Diplomacy, recently engaged in a three city, two country Sports Envoy program with Dr....

Flashback | November/ December 1997

Just as State Magazine has been celebrating 75 years of publication in 2022, the combined November/December issue in 1997 highlighted the publication's half century milestone. Published at the end of Secretary of State Madeleine...
Embassy Baghdad’s Regional Security Office presented Nir Khadge (left) with a flag flown over the embassy to mark his 40th year with the Department of State, July 27. Khadge—who as a personal services contractor financial advisor with the regional security office, manages post’s $1 billion budget for Diplomatic Security (DS)—began his career with the Department in 1982 in Kathmandu as a locally employed staff senior financial specialist/alternate certifying officer. Khadge, pictured with former U.S. Mission Iraq Deputy Chief of Mission Greg LoGerfo, has supported financial operations throughout his career at high-threat posts including Tripoli, Sana’a, and Juba. From 2006-2015, he helped establish the Global Financial Center in Charleston. In his current role in Baghdad, Khadge manages the daily financial operations of the largest DS operation in the world, with nearly 60 agents, a dozen security engineers, and more than 2,500 security personnel across three sites in Iraq. Photo by Saher Altwal

Embassy Baghdad celebrates personal services contractor’s 40 years of service

Embassy Baghdad’s regional security office presented Nir Khadge (left) with a flag flown over the embassy to mark his 40th year with the Department of State, July 27. Khadge—who as a personal services contractor...

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