Explore Oman with NCUSAR

BY Aramco ExPats / /

For the past nine years, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in conjunction with the Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies, has offered American professionals in academia, government, the military, non-governmental organizations, business, religious institutions, the media, civic associations, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences a chance to explore Oman.

In Search of Family History

In Search of Family History

BY Aramco ExPats / /

More than ever before, people today are taking a keen interest in their families, going back generations. Witness the phenomenal popularity and growth of genealogy. Aramcons are not immune from the family history bug. Being that every Aramcon annuitant is part of a giant extended family with branches around the world, the search for information on one’s forebears can produce rich results.

Ben Mayeri: Metalsmith of Isfahan

Ben Mayeri: Metalsmith of Isfahan

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Many Aramcons may be familiar with Ben Mayeri of Isfahan, Iran, one of the greatest metalsmiths of modern times. He was featured in National Geographic. In fact, oil rig operators used to have their hard hats engraved by this master craftsmen.

The History of Reilly Financial Advisors and Aramco

The History of Reilly Financial Advisors and Aramco

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Reilly Financial Advisors (RFA) is the only U.S. wealth management firm dedicated to serving the needs of the American expatriate community of Aramco. As CEO, Don Reilly's son, Frank, prepares to assume more comprehensive leadership of the firm. We asked Don to reminisce about his more than a third of a century of service.

Greetings from Reilly Financial Advisors!

Greetings from Reilly Financial Advisors!

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Greetings! Having just returned from the recent Aramco Expatriate Reunion in Orlando, Florida, we wanted to just say how lovely it was to see many of you!

To All Orlando Hafla 2010 Attendees (1)

To All Orlando Hafla 2010 Attendees (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

To all Orlando Hafla 2010 Attendees: First of all let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to the Reunion. You all made it happen, you all contributed to its success. The committee chairs, the committee members were fantastic; you all did such a marvelous job, that I just wasn't needed.

2010 Annuitants Reunion Sidelines Suq

BY Aramco ExPats / /

At Aramco Annuitant Reunions, there's rarely a moment of boredom. In between athletic tournaments, sociable card games, and delightful meals for mingling with old friends, you always have someone new to meet and something exciting to see at the Sidelines Suq. The Suq at the 2010 Annuitants Reunion in Orlando, Florida was no exception.

Sock It To 'Em 2009 in Udhailiyah

Sock It To 'Em 2009 in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

On a bright, early Thursday morning in November 2009, seven library students joined me in passing out 225 gift packages containing a couple pairs of work socks or a winter cap to the contract workers of Udhailiyah.

Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

Inspired by Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea, a beautiful PowerPoint lesson was created to share this story with students from kindergarten through 9th grade during library lessons. The book talk was a huge success, filling the school with a positive energy resulting from the presentation.

A Look Back at the Dhahran Clippers

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In the early 80s, employees in the Offshore Projects Department at Saudi Aramco formed a softball team called the Offshore Trash. The team played together for several years, having very good success in the local Aramco league.

Visiting Other Sites Around Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Along with visits to residential camps, ExPats and Brats at the 2009 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reunion visited some of the beautiful sites throughout the country.

University's Arabia Day Features Nances

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Since its inception in 1999, Saudi Arabia Day has become an important event that celebrates the Paul J. Nance Collection; the growing connections between UCM, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East; and UCM’s longstanding belief in international education.

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

BY Patricia Munoz / /

I would like to share with you an unforgettable event which will bring back wonderful memories to some Udhailiyah residents and to many others who helped make this event a success story. Date of event: May 2nd, 2002 - Location: Udhailiyah Camp, West Flank.

Message from Don Reilly

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

I must say I had a great time at the Aramco Reunion in Las Vegas. Being able to meet with current clients, old friends and acquaintances who I have come to know during my visits to the Kingdom over the past 34 years, was a pleasure.

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Wednesday, October 1st, the final night of the 2008 Annuitant Reunion, Jabal Las Vegas, 1,000+ attendees gathered for the traditional Gala Festival at Paris Hotel and Casino. Pre-dinner activities once again included a cocktail hour with a formal photo opportunity to help commemorate this year’s reunion with your closest Aramcon friends.

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

Sheri (MH Wahba) Anderson sent us this wonderful photo of her Dhahran Girl Scout troop, taken in the late 50s or early 60s.

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tim Barger, son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, was invited, along with 30 other children of early Aramco employees who also grew up in the Kingdom, to help celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary. On May 20th, at a dinner hosted by Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdullah Jum’ah, Tim gave a speech about his experience growing up as an American youth in Saudi Arabia. He has given us permission to share his words on Aramco ExPats.

Udhailiyah Community Members Party Latin Style

Udhailiyah Community Members Party Latin Style

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Udhailiyah Jebel Dining Hall was elaborately decorated with a Latin theme June 21 in honor of the Latin Fiesta Night thrown there. The fun-filled evening included Piñata for the young and dancing to Latino beats for the old(er).