Seymours Tour Morocco

Seymours Tour Morocco

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For thirty-two years, beginning in 1980, Shirley Seymour served as a Senior Staff Nurse at the Abqaiq Health Center where she specialized in women and children's health care while she and her late husband, Cornell, raised their four children...

Aramco 'Hikers' Convene in the Pacific Northwest

Aramco 'Hikers' Convene in the Pacific Northwest

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Pacific Northwest is known for its beautiful coastal scenery, snow-capped mountain peaks, moderate climate and endless miles of greenway trails that beckon nature explorers from all corners of the globe. Recently, a group of Aramco annuitants and friends...

Meet Jeopardy! Champion and Aramco Brat Ryan Bradley

Meet Jeopardy! Champion and Aramco Brat Ryan Bradley

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Fans of television game show Jeopardy!, America's favorite quiz show, may have recognized a familiar face late last month. Aramco Brat Ryan Bradley was a contestant on the episodes which aired October 21-22, 2019.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part III: The Edge of the World

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part III: The Edge of the World

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Nature is often in a playful mood when it comes time to determine the shape and character of Mother Earth. Take the example of the Arabian Peninsula, for instance. Few places on earth are as chock full of geologic surprises as the Kingdom.

The Return of the BHOG

The Return of the BHOG

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Astute AXP readers may remember us asking the loaded question, “What in the World Is a BHOG?” back on 15 July 2015. For those of you not in the know, “BHOG” stands for “Bahrain Hilton Outing Group”—the name a band of US expat annuitants...

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up in Sarasota, FL

Aramco Retiree Golf Group Teed It Up in Sarasota, FL

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Saudi Aramco Retiree Golf Group held their second event this year at The Resort at Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota, Florida October 7-11, 2019. The gathering was hosted and organized by local residents Dennis and Beatriz Niemeyer...

Be a Part of Aramco ExPats Community News

Be a Part of Aramco ExPats Community News

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Not surprisingly, our readers truly enjoy the stories we share about Aramcons and their families. After all, each of us feels a special kind of kinship with those who are fondly thought of as members of our extended family. When we call upon our Aramco ExPats community to share stories or submit photographs...

Opening Doors: Kingdom Begins Issuing Tourist Visas

Opening Doors: Kingdom Begins Issuing Tourist Visas

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Aramco ExPats are all too familiar with the scenario. After describing the wonders of Saudi Arabia to a friend with gypsy feet who’s eager to experience these magical places for him- or herself...

Aramco Brat and Pilot April Allen Joins JetBlue

Aramco Brat and Pilot April Allen Joins JetBlue

BY Claude Allen / /

If you happen to be flying on a JetBlue Airbus and hear the name April Allen announced as one of the pilots over the intercom, that would be April Allen (Dharan School '97). April’s Mom and Dad (Claude and Verna Allen, Dhahran 1985-2000)...

The Air Force Academy – A “Must See” in Colorado Springs

The Air Force Academy – A “Must See” in Colorado Springs

BY Aramco ExPats / /

“Whether you’ve come to Colorado Springs as a visitor, cadet, parent or new member of our staff, one thing is certain—the United States Air Force Academy experience is unlike any other.” With these words, the United States Air Force Academy...

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

Desert Voices: Arabic Poetry Through the Ages, Part I – Pre-Islamic Poetry

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The richness of Arabic poetry and, more specifically, of poetry born on the Arabian Peninsula, is breath-taking. Beginning well before the coming of Islam and continuing on into the new millennium, Arab poets have blessed the world with some of the finest verse ever written.

Happy Birthday Dhahran

Happy Birthday Dhahran

BY Tim Barger / /

It all began in September 28th, 1933. The geologists Bert Miller and Krug Henry pitched their tents on the edge of what was then known as the Dammam Dome and established the site called Dhahran.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part II: Jabal Abyad

The Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia, Part II: Jabal Abyad

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last month we launched our new series on the Seven Natural Wonders of Arabia with a visit to Elephant Rock near Madâin Sâlih in the Al-’Ula region of northwestern Arabia. The second stop on our tour takes us south-southeast from there in the general direction of Madinah to Jabal Abyad...

The Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods

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The next bi-annual Hafla Annuitants Reunion has been slated for September 2020 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among the many exciting nearby attractions is the magical Garden of the Gods...

The 3rd Annual Razorfish Swim Meet

The 3rd Annual Razorfish Swim Meet

BY Mohammed Ifteqaruddin / /

Saudi Aramco retiree Mohammed Ifteqaruddin's (Badge number 140948) son Zubair Mohammed Iftekhar recently organized the third edition of Razorfish Swim Meet which is an annual affair. This event was organized under the banner of his aquatic company Razorfish Swim University...