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    U.S. Conducts Successful Missile Intercept Test in Pacific

    The U.S. military today successfully intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile test target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, according to a Defense Department news release issued today

  • Children playing with EHDI volunteers

    The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program

    The Ambassador joined Ms. Rushmer and Ms. Pedro on two home visits in Majuro and thanks the Centers for Disease Control for funding these important programs.

  • PAC Launch - April 2, 2014 - Minister of Foreign Affairs Tony deBrum give introductory remarks

    The Pacific-American Climate Fund Launched in Majuro

    The U.S. Government on April 2 launched the five-year Pacific-American Climate Fund in Majuro, on the heels of earlier roll-outs in Suva and Port Moresby. The US$24-million grant program will provide grants to qualifying civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement climate change adaptation activities in twelve countries in the Pacific.

  • World Water Day Celebrations in Majuro, Marshall Islands

    World Water Day 2014 in the Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands and Embassy Majuro marked World Water Day this Saturday on March 22. With the 2013 drought still very much in everyone’s mind no one needs to tell the RMI how important, and precious, water is. This Saturday there was a walk from the College of the Marshall Islands to Delap Park. Later that morning there were demonstrations of a water catchment tank, solar still, and a reverse osmosis machine – as well as face painting, musical chairs, and a raffle. Organizations involved included the Marshall Islands Red Cross, IOM, USAID, and the RMI Government’s Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination (OEPPC). U.S. Embassy Majuro was well represented during the day with Ambassador Armbruster and several staff and their families participating.

  • Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller receives a traditional welcome

    Rose Gottemoeller attends the 2014 Remembrance Day

    Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller represented the United States at the Remembrance Day commemoration of the Castle Bravo nuclear test on March 1, 1954.

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  • U.S. Citizens - July 4th Voting Message (June 18, 2014)

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2014 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2014. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.   More »

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  More »

  • WARDEN MESSAGE – Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda (November 13, 2013)

    On November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, slammed into the central Philippines, affecting an estimated 10 million people, particularly in the city of Tacloban and the remote areas of Leyte and Eastern Samar provinces.   More »

  • Worldwide Caution (February 18, 2013)

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated July 18, 2012, to provide updated information on security threats.   More »

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  • Ambassador Armbruster welcomes Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus upon his arrival at Amata Kabua International Airport, Majuro on Thursday, January 30.
    United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited the Marshall Islands (January 30-31, 2014)

    His first stop was Majuro. After a long series of flights starting in Washington, D.C., “SecNav” arrived after a five hour flight from Honolulu. 

  • Deaf Education Program in the RMI(Credit: Nancy Rushmer EHDI).
    RMI Leading the Way in the Pacific on Deaf and Blind Education (Nov. 2013)

    Great strides are being made in the RMI on deaf education and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI). Nancy Rushmer and Chinilla Pedro of the EHDI program, part of the Pacific Outreach Initiative from the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii, have been working with parents and educators in Majuro and Ebeye and report great results. They also credit Education Minister Hilda Heine and Minister of Health David Kabua for the RMI’s success as a leader in deaf and blind education and early intervention projects in the Pacific.  

  • College of the Marshall Islands Science Class researches Fresh produce availability in Majuro(credit: State Department).
    Mapping Out and Quantifying Fresh Food Availability in Local Stores (Nov 2013)

    Fern Lehman, Biology teacher at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) is working on one more angle in understanding health and nutrition in the Marshall Islands. She and her class are mapping and quantifying the availability of fresh food in local stores. The study so far confirms that not many stores in Majuro sell fruit, for example. The lack of easy availability of fruit translates to a lack of fruit and vegetables in the diet, adding to the problem of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other non-communicable diseases that plague the Marshall Islands.  

  • Officials from OFDA, USAID, and the US Embassy visit Likiep Atoll and other drought effect atolls for drought surveys
    Drought Update: OFDA surveys drought affected atolls in the RMI (Oct 2013)

    Ever since President Obama declared a drought in the Marshall Islands on June 14, 2013, international partners, including the U.S., have been working with the RMI government to make the Marshalls more resilient to drought. The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance is doing a survey this week of the food situation on each atoll affected by drought. They are looking at the dietary diversity of food provided so far, the health of local crops, including trees, and our team is attending public meetings to see how the relief effort has been going. The team is led by Food Security Expert Adam Reinhart and includes the RMI’s Henry Capelle and Bart Deemer from the U.S. Embassy 

  • 14 young men and women join US Armed Forces(Credit: State Department).
    14 Marshallese students are sworn into the U.S. Armed Forces (Sept. 2013)

    Four young women and ten young men were sworn in this month as the newest U.S. Army recruits. They are the “cream of the crop,” among the top ten percent of those who took and passed the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) here in the Marshall Islands. Marshallese citizens continue to join the U.S. Armed Forces at a higher rate than any U.S. state. Recruits receive valuable training and defend the ideals we all cherish – democracy, freedom, and the rule of law 

  • Embassy Majuro talks to student at local Career Fair(Credit: State Department).
    U.S. Embassy at the Majuro Career Fair Sept. 2013

    Friday the 13th, career day at the ICC for high school seniors as well as Majuro’s two colleges will hopefully bring some good luck to the students who attended. The U.S. Embassy was represented by Ambassador Armbruster and Pol/Econ Officer Jeff Shelden. The embassy team answered questions about our sponsorship of the event, the life of a diplomat and how to pursue such a career for the RMI. But the embassy staff also made an effort explain the scholarship programs the embassy can assist qualified applicants with 

  • Water-filled 5-gallon water containers provided by USAID being loaded onto a boat for shipment to the drought-affected areas in the northern Marshall Islands (Credit: State Department).
    U.S. Provides Additional Assistance to RMI Drought Relief Effort (May 17, 2013)

    The United States turned over two additional solar powered mobile reverse osmosis (RO) machines to the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) on May 16. The two units will be sent on May 17 to the atolls of Ailuk and Maloelap to help provide relief to communities suffering from severe drought. The two units are part of a total of 13 new solar powered mobile reverse osmosis...  

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