USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

USA Warden Wednesday Message - Six Month Club

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As of June 17, Saudi Arabia has joined the 'Six-Month' Club...meaning that Saudi Arabian citizens traveling to the U.S. will need to have a passport valid for their intended period of stay (not six months beyond the period of their intended stay).

Zipping Through Alaska

Zipping Through Alaska

BY Aramco ExPats / /

At the close of last week's report, we had just boarded the cruise ship Crown Princess in Skagway preparing to set sail to Glacier Bay, home to spectacular tidewater glaciers and a superabundance of wildlife.

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

Asset Allocation: The Building Blocks to a Sound Investment Portfolio

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

If you don’t have a solid foundation for your portfolio, how can you build and construct a strong portfolio meant to endure the years leading you to and through retirement? Asset Allocation is that rudimentary groundwork upon which an investment portfolio is built.

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi Graduates

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Aramco student, Omaymah Mumtaz Farooqi graduated from Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada this month.

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

North to Alaska (continued): Juneau & Skagway

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Last week I wrote that I was about to depart on a one-week cruise from Seattle around Vancouver Island and north along the Inside Passage to points of interest in the Alaskan Panhandle.

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon

BY Aramco ExPats / /

My trip to Alaska has made me think of a colorful member by marriage of my family tree. Her maiden name was Gudrun Anderson, and her nicknames were two: “The Little Sweetheart of the Yukon” and “The Pet of the Northwest Mounted Police.”

USA Warden Wednesday Message

USA Warden Wednesday Message

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Good Morning, U.S. Citizen Community and friends. During the summer, many of you may be taking a break from the heat of Saudi Arabia. If you're traveling, do you have adequate travel insurance for you and your family? Check your overseas medical insurance coverage.

North to Alaska

North to Alaska

BY Aramco ExPats / /

One of the most popular cruises originating in American waters runs from Seattle north to Alaska along a route known as the Inside Passage. This next Saturday I will be setting off for Alaska along this route aboard the Crown Princess, one of the largest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet with room on board for over 3,000 guests.

Ramadan Hours - New Website

Ramadan Hours - New Website

BY Jerry Hurych / /

We hope you’re all having a safe start to month of Ramadan! Here at the U.S. Consulate, we are keeping normal operating hours, however not all of our staff are. We will get to phone calls as soon as possible and your emailed inquires as per our normal same day or next day standard. Ramadan Mubarak!

My Encounter with Muhammad Ali

My Encounter with Muhammad Ali

BY Annie Hebert / /

In the 1970's, I (Annie Hebert) was playing in a tennis tournament in Beirut, Lebanon. My partner, Bobbi Madany, and I noticed a handsome African American man sitting in the lobby of the once beautiful Hotel Phoenicia Hotel.

A Journey Across the Middle Kingdom

A Journey Across the Middle Kingdom

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Chinese refer to their country as “the Middle Kingdom.” For thousands of years, they’ve viewed their land as the center of the world. With a population of well over one billion people, they have a valid argument.

The Perfect Retirement Plan?

The Perfect Retirement Plan?

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

With the Savings Plan, you’ve been given the reins to take control of your future financial life, so what exactly do you need to know?

Ramadan is Coming!

Ramadan is Coming!

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Ramadan is coming! Here are some 'fun facts' and advice from our Muslim colleagues at the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran.

Something Fishy on Cannery Row

Something Fishy on Cannery Row

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Organizers of this year’s Aramcon annuitants gathering in Monterey, California in October have some exciting activities planned. One that’s certain to prove memorable is a tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium located on what was once known as Ocean View Avenue, but was renamed Cannery Row in recognition of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck.

U.S. Consulate Message For ALL Your Friends

U.S. Consulate Message For ALL Your Friends

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. On average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical condition.

Life in the Camel Lane

Life in the Camel Lane

BY Aramco ExPats / /

After 5 years being in the US, I have finally decided to complete the book I have been working on since I left Arabia in 2010. It seems like so many memories are fading and so in an effort to capture those, plus the vast experiences that so many of us had, I am winding up the writing and getting ready to publish “Life in the Camel Lane: Life is Portable – Live It Everywhere You Go!”

American Citizens Services Newsletter for April - June 2016

American Citizens Services Newsletter for April - June 2016

BY Jerry Hurych / /

As I have mentioned before in our town hall meetings, there are many hard working people here at the U.S. Embassy ready to help you with your needs and concerns. I hope your life has been made easier by our efforts to provide quality customer service and keep you informed about events in the country.

Khalid A. Al-Falih Named Energy Minister

Khalid A. Al-Falih Named Energy Minister

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In a major move reflective of the wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan announced last month, on Saturday the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz named Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid Al-Falih as Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources.

Helping Save a King’s Life

Helping Save a King’s Life

BY Aramco ExPats / /

How many of us can claim that we once helped save the life of the King of Saudi Arabia? Rhona Messinger can.