Scud Kids Remember

Scud Kids Remember

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Scud Kids remember growing up in a little town on the edge of a desert beside the sea with cookie-cutter houses and friends who became family. We remember the Gulf War when we carried gas masks to school and hid beneath our desks while air raid sirens wailed overhead.

USA Federal Income Tax Regulations

USA Federal Income Tax Regulations

BY Jerry Hurych / /

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad.

Saudi Arabia Travel Warning

Saudi Arabia Travel Warning

BY Jerry Hurych / /

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. There continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as locations frequented by them.

USA Absentee Ballot Information

USA Absentee Ballot Information

BY Jerry Hurych / /

If you have not received a ballot from your State at least 30 days before the election you can vote in the upcoming election using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). The FWAB is a write-in backup ballot that can be completed for the election.

Insta-Lebanon: My Trip in Pictures

Insta-Lebanon: My Trip in Pictures

BY Mary Ashkar / /

Two weeks ago I was in Lebanon celebrating my dad’s birthday and spending time with my family. It had been almost 4 years since my last visit. A lot has changed but the most interesting difference for me was the ability to document my trip on Instagram!

The Legend of “The Lost City of Iram”

The Legend of “The Lost City of Iram”

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Arabian Peninsula has been known as a land of many mysteries for thousands of years. At the center of some of its most enduring legends is the fabled city of Iram, also called Ubar, the capital of the Kingdom of Ad.

Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement?

Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement?

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

According to the Federal Reserve Board, nearly a third (31%) of U.S. adults say they had no savings or pension to help them afford retirement and a quarter didn’t know how they would afford their golden years.

Federal Income Tax Info For Americans

Federal Income Tax Info For Americans

BY Jerry Hurych / /

DHS is warning users of the potential for tax refund fraud. In February, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) discovered that their Electronic Filing PIN application on IRS.gov was accessed by hackers.

Safe Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP)

Safe Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP)

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As Spring Break approaches and many families have planned exciting travels, we ask that you please consider enrolling your trip with the Safe Travelers Enrollment Program.(STEP)

Shopping for Vegetables in Al-Khobar

Shopping for Vegetables in Al-Khobar

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My name is Curtis Blake. My wife Shirley and I are thirty-year veterans of life in Saudi Arabia as employees of Saudi Aramco. We raised six children during those thirty years, three of whom were born in the Dhahran Hospital.

College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Many Aramco ExPats have children or even grandchildren hoping to get into college and facing the fearsome challenge of taking college entrance exams such as the SAT.

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

BY Jerry Hurych / /

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

Join Us at Hafla 2016

Join Us at Hafla 2016

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My wife, Christien, and I are looking forward to welcoming all annuitants to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula for the Hafla 2016 reunion.

Reilly Financial Advisors: Your Aramco Expert

Reilly Financial Advisors: Your Aramco Expert

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Check out this short video to find out how Reilly Financial Advisors, an expert in helping hundreds of Aramcons safely navigate their retirement, can aid you in handling the difficulties of living abroad.

Reilly Financial Advisors: Your Aramco Expert

Reilly Financial Advisors: Your Aramco Expert

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Check out this short video to find out how Reilly Financial Advisors, an expert in helping hundreds of Aramcons safely navigate their retirement, can aid you in handling the difficulties of living abroad.

Las Vegas Adventures

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A trip to Las Vegas on business need not be all work. There is an abundance of choices of entertaining things to do indoors and out.

Las Vegas: For Business & Pleasure Both

BY Aramco ExPats / /

I have long since stopped being surprised when people from Europe or Asia tell me the American city they want to see first before any other is Las Vegas.

The AC Men

The AC Men

BY Tim Barger / /

Until 1953 it was legal for Americans to drink alcohol within their compounds. HM King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud granted this privilege to the oilmen in appreciation of their heroic efforts to extinguish the runaway oil fire at Dammam #12 in the summer of 1939.

Wonder Reef

Wonder Reef

BY Tim Barger / /

It was the summer of 1964. Smith and I were 17, working as apprentice divers for the freshly established Al Gossaibi Diving Services, the brain child of the legendary Dee McVey. Dee had been the lead diver and manager of undersea operations for all of Bechtel’s offshore projects since the mid-fifties.