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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from UT!

Here is a shot of our UT office's Holiday tree!  We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy Holiday! 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays

Thank you to everyone who attended the December 14th event!  We were so happy to have the opportunity to meet everyone in person and we so appreciate your support.  Here are a few photos from the event.  :) Enjoy!



Happy Holidays from UT!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Another friendly reminder...

If you are planning on attending the December event Home For the Holidays and you have received an invitation already, please remember to RSVP (again) to ceremonialsRSVP@state.gov so you can be officially included on the guest list. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Congratulations to the 2010 SOSA winners!

The annual AAFSW/Secretary of State's Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) recognizes the outstanding volunteer activities of U.S. Government employees, spouses, family members over the age of 18, EFM domestic partners, and members of household who are living and working overseas. Click here for more photos and details about the winner's volunteer projects. 


Congratulations to the 2010 winners!
  • Shirley A. Winter – Yaounde (AF)
  • Shameera M. Wiest – Kuala Lumpur (EAP)
  • Mindy R. Michels and Melissa E. Schraibman – Tirana (EUR)
  • Beth A. Brownson – Mumbai (SCA)
  • Jose M. Torres – San Jose (WHA)
Above information from http://www.aafsw.org/ website.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Friendly reminder!

If you are planning on attending the December 14th event Home For the Holidays and you have received an invitation already, please remember to RSVP to ceremonialsRSVP@state.gov so you can be officially included on the guest list.     

Welcome December!

Preparing for the Holidays?  Did you not get a chance to finish all of your holiday shopping by black Friday?  This article includes a list of websites with the great deals and coupons to assist you with your last minute gift purchasing.  Enjoy! 




Are any UT bloggers going to attend the Home For the Holidays event on the 14th?  Only two weeks away!  We are excited to meet you all.  Can't believe it is already December!