A dwindling number of Aramco annuitants can say they once had dinner with King Abdul Aziz, the founder of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Gordon Ragsdale can. In fact, he can say he had dinner with the King several times.
Historians tell us that the Battle of Midway in June 1942 was the crucial turning point in the Pacific campaign during World War II. It was in the waters surrounding that remote island that U.S. forces turned back an invading Japanese fleet...
"Those who work for Saudi Aramco must consider themselves the most fortunate ones." So writes Shah Zahid, former Planning & Programs Analyst for Saudi Aramco, now retired after 36 years with the company.
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On December 29th, 2016, Navaz Khory, daughter of Farouk and Yasmin Khory of Dhahran, married Stewart Dean, son of Ken and Lyndy Dean, at a cottage in the small town of Leith, north of Toronto, Canada
With the 2017 Aramco Brat reunion just around the corner, why not visit Fort Lauderdale, Florida? The mention of Fort Lauderdale often brings to mind the ultimate beach party where rowdy college students wildly celebrate a break from the rigors of a long school year.
The Saudi Royal Court issued the decision to treat Ali Baluchi's grandson, Faisal Hussain, at the King Faisal Specialty Hospital in Riyadh, KSA. The hospital is the finest medical institution in the Middle East.
When Judy Walker was asked to be a guest speaker for her grandchildren’s homeschool group to talk about the culture of Saudi Arabia, she gladly accepted. The group was studying regions of the world and their current region was the Middle East.
Forced to choose from among the multitude of attractions and distractions offered by a trip to southern California, visitors understandably can sometimes overlook one of the region's most colorful—literally—attractions, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch.
Once upon a time, a century or so ago, American schoolchildren learned the lyrics to a popular song called “School Days.” The lyrics went like this: School days, school days, Dear old Golden Rule days...
In this very personal account, Helen Streaker openly shares the story of her fight against breast cancer and a unique treatment she recently discovered in the hope that she may educate women about cryoablation, a minimally invasive treatment option for breast cancer tumors less than 2 centimeters in diameter.
George Orwell forever gave the year 1984 a bad name when he published "Nineteen Eighty-Four," his dystopian novel depicting a nightmarish future lorded over by Big Brother. For Arvid and Jakki Koris, on the other hand, 1984 was a very good year.
With a combined 52 years of service to Saudi Aramco, John Pasnak and David Kersey recently ended successful careers in the company with a legacy of dedication, commitment, and professionalism.
“In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” — every American school child knows these lines. Did you ever wish to travel back in time for Chris and his crew to sail across the Atlantic into uncharted waters where legend told of sea monsters and myriad dangers?
Due to the constant rising cost of today’s college education, there has never been a greater incentive to start funding your child’s college education early. Read the full article to learn about the variety of different savings options available and the total costs involved, beyond just tuition.
Through a vibrant city center redolent of American frontier history, with the Alamo at its center ringed by Crockett, Travis, Bowie, and Houston Streets—each one named after a legendary figure from the Texas Revolution—winds one of America’s greatest public gathering places, the Riverwalk.
Zubair Iftekhar's love of swimming began when he was just a boy playing in a Saudi Aramco pool. But it wasn't love at first site. He first had to conquer his fears.
Faisal Hussain, the grandson of Ali Baluchi, was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore with a serious health condition.
We all have favorite memories we like to revisit in our minds from time to time, bringing back to life special moments we never want to forget. One of mine centers on an evening in Houston in 1983 when I went to see Yul Brynner reprise his iconic Broadway and movie role as King of Siam...
Harry Truman was U.S. president and Dwight Eisenhower a retired Army general when Vernon Cornell joined Saudi Aramco in 1951. Vernon was about to complete his master's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California when a recruiting team convinced him to take on the challenge of moving half way around the world to live and work in Saudi Arabia.