U.S. Consulate General in Chengduensures U.S. citizens’ safety.
Reception Rooms display art and thelore of the nation’s founders.
Murals at the U.S. Embassy in Jakartapromote environmental stewardship.
Planting the Seeds
Earth Day in the Middle East involves youth in cleanups, tree planting.
Foreign Affairs Day
The Department welcomes retireesback “home.”
Lunchtime conversation groupsharpens officers’ Arabic skills.
Office of theMonth: Strategic andPerformance Planning
Office aims to boost Department’seffectiveness.
Department official coaches hockey team of recovering veterans fromWalter Reed Medical Center.
One-third of Department employeeseligible for retirement in five years.
CelebratingEarth DayAround the World
ON THE COVER
Mission China and Consular Affairscover the Beijing Olympics.
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