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State Magazine, July/August 2008

State Magazine, July/August 2008

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The July/August 2008 issue of State Magazine, published by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, features the preparations for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad; Strategic and Performance Planning as our Office of the Month; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as our Post of the Month!
The July/August 2008 issue of State Magazine, published by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, features the preparations for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad; Strategic and Performance Planning as our Office of the Month; and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as our Post of the Month!

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MAGAZINE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
 
JULY/AUG2008
Let the
 
GamesBegin
 
EarlyRecruiting
Future diplomats flockto Take Your Child toWork Day.
16
OlympianTask 
Consular Affairs preparesfor the Games of theXXIX Olympiad.
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STATE MAGAZINE | ISSUE 525
07/08
2008
Post of the Month
Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
 
13
Quake Reaction
U.S. Consulate General in Chengduensures U.S. citizens’ safety.
19
Grand Reception
Reception Rooms display art and thelore of the nation’s founders.
26
Going Green
Murals at the U.S. Embassy in Jakartapromote environmental stewardship.
28
Planting the Seeds
Earth Day in the Middle East involves youth in cleanups, tree planting.
30
Foreign Affairs Day
The Department welcomes retireesback “home.”
40
Chat Room
Lunchtime conversation groupsharpens officers’ Arabic skills.
42
Office of theMonth: Strategic andPerformance Planning
Office aims to boost Department’seffectiveness.
46
After Hours
Department official coaches hockey team of recovering veterans fromWalter Reed Medical Center.
48
Attrition Projections
One-third of Department employeeseligible for retirement in five years.
26
CelebratingEarth DayAround the World
FEATURES
ON THE COVER
Mission China and Consular Affairscover the Beijing Olympics.
Photograph by Getty Images
2
From the D.G.
3
Letters
4
In the News
51
State of the Arts
52
Appointments
53
Retirements
54
Obituaries
56
The Last Word
COLUMNS
13
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