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.

U.S. Voting Overseas - Are You Ready?

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of challenges while voting absentee. You can find information and contacts you need to successfully cast an absentee ballot at www.fvap.gov. 

Sleigh Bells Ring in 1952

BY Tim Barger / /

It was the winter of 1952. Aramco had just produced its 300 millionth barrel of oil. The Administration building was so new that the parking lot is still unpaved. 

Dhahran Hawks Cross the Causeway for Baseball Tourney

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Dhahran Youth Baseball Association’s 10U tournament team, the Saudi Arabia Hawks, crossed the causeway on Nov. 14 to play two games against their counterparts in Bahrain.

Christopher Gantela – Ph.D. in Geophysics at 78

BY Aramco ExPats / /

UH’s Oldest Graduate – College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’s Gantela This semester, NSM had a distinction of having the University of Houston’s oldest graduate. 

Should You Renew Your U.S. Passport Now?

BY Jerry Hurych / /

Dear American Citizen Community, As a reminder, Visa Pages Inserts will no longer be available after December 31 – please plan accordingly if you would like to have more visa pages inserted into your current passport.

Ski Half Moon

Ski Half Moon

BY Tim Barger / /

By the early 1950s, the extravagant waterskiing shows at places like Cypress Gardens in Florida had ignited a rage for waterskiing that swept the nation.

Happy Wanderer Sought

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Many a baby boomer in the U.S. learned the English lyrics to "The Happy Wanderer" during their grade school/scouting years.

Musical Instrument Museum

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Sharon Eboch wrote she visited the Musical Instrument Museum in northern Phoenix, Arizona and recommends it to Aramco ExPats visiting the Phoenix area.

Arabia: Land of Mystery

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Legends abound regarding the history of the Arabian Peninsula, where the earliest confirmed signs of human settlement date back over five thousand years to the epoch when the Egyptians were first establishing their civilization along the banks of the River Nile.

Center of Gravity

Center of Gravity

BY Tim Barger / /

Milt and I are hunkered in the oleander bushes along the side yard of my house in Dhahran talking about how to blow up Soviet tanks in Budapest.