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Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Three Little Kids and the State Department, an illustrated children's book by Foreign Service spouse Elaine Guihan, tells the story of her three boys growing up in a Foreign Service family, told from the children's perspective. Perfect for eight to thirteen-year-olds it covers some of the problems and joys that children experience moving from post to post and culture to culture. This book will give children a preview of what they might experience over the years. Here are excerpts from the description in the November, 2008 issue of "Foreign Service Journal":
The book is available on Amazon.com or Xlibris.com.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Foreign Service Officer Michael recently returned from serving one year in Monterrey, Mexico. Shortly after Michael's family arrived in Monterrey, the post was declared unaccompanied. Michael's family had to unexpectedly turn right back around and return to the United States while he remained at post for the next year. Michael's son, Michael Jr., is seen in this video receiving his Medal and Certificate of Recognition on June 9, 2011 - in appreciation for the sacrifice asked of him while separated from his father. Congratulations to Michael Jr.!
If you want information on how to nominate your child for a Medal and Certificate of Recognition, email us at: FLOaskUT@state.gov
Thanks for sharing this video with us!