Welcome to our unaccompanied tours (UT) blog, Foggy Bottom Rambles! We can share information, programs, and resources quickly with you and since blogs are a two way street, we (and the other readers) can hear from you. What's in a name you say? This blog reflects how we (back here in DC, Foggy Bottom area) provide information (rambles) to you. Find websites and information, upcoming webinars, programs and events. FLO does not endorse organizations or companies linked-to in this blog, the views they express, or the products/services they offer. Let us know what you think: contribute to the blog or email us at FLOAskUT@state.gov.

Monday, March 26, 2018

FLO Website Feature: Foreign Service Life and Crisis Management

FLO can provide guidance and assistance to employees and families navigating the challenges and opportunities of the Foreign Service lifestyle. Its Foreign Service Life webpage provides information on a variety of topics including eldercare, adding a family member to your orders, members of household, foreign-born spouses, long-distance relationships, and more.

The Crisis Management Services webpage also has useful information about personal preparedness (is your Go Bag ready?) and post evacuations. Email FLOAskSupportServices@state.gov with questions.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Family Liaison Office Turns 40

On March 1, 1978, FLO became an office within the Department of State to support Foreign Service employees and family members living a mobile lifestyle. Learn more about the history of FLO on our 40th Anniversary webpage. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate “40 Years of Making a World of Difference." 

Left: FLO Director Susan Frost, Family Member Employment Coordinator Chris Baumgarten, and CLO Program Specialist Michelle Ross took a break from CLO training in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate with a group of amazing CLOs from around the world. / Right: FLO staff in Washington, DC wish FLO a Happy Birthday!å

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Did you know? 
FLO assists with naturalization cases for foreign-born spouses of Department of State Foreign Service employees. Learn more at www.state.gov/flo/naturalization. Email questions to FLOA