U.S. Embassy Funds Participation in Women2Women

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy will be funding the participation of three young Portuguese women in the Women2Women (W2W) conference, which will take place in Boston, from July 19 to July 28. After a competitive selection process, the Embassy is going to take Eduarda Gameiro, from Torres Novas, Inês Sá from Mirandela, ...
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United States Forest Service Experts in Portugal

United States Forest Service ( USFS ) experts will be visiting Portugal this week, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s continued efforts to support Portugal in the aftermath of the wildfires that hit Portugal this summer. With its elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization, the USFS aims to sustain the health, ...
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Statement by Ambassador George Glass

In response to the recent and tragic wildfires around Portugal, the United States is supporting the Portuguese Red Cross and Caritas with a total of $50,000 from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. These funds will support recovery efforts and assist victims. I know that money alone will not replace all that was lost.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Wildfires in Portugal

The United States reaffirms its unwavering support for Portugal and its people during these difficult days.  We extend our deepest condolences to the victims of this tragedy, their families, and their communities.   The courage and dedication of firefighters, first responders, and all others who are committed to saving lives and protecting property is inspiring.  The ...
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Admiral says new NATO “Hub” to address challenges to the South

U.S. Embassy, Lisbon – Admiral Michelle Howard, commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, discussed key aspects of the recently-opened NATO Strategic Direction South Hub with Ambassador George Glass, Chief of the Portuguese Navy, Admiral António Manuel Fernandes da Silva Ribeiro, and various other political and military guests here today. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced ...
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USS James E. Williams visit open to press

The U.S. ship USS James E. Williams is visiting in Lisbon and a guided press tour will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30. USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) is a guided missile Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ship, in the United States navy. For more information on the ship or crew: http://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg95/Pages/default.aspx Media outlets interested in ...
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U.S. Army, Marines, Indiana and Wyoming National Guard Participate in Portuguese Army exercise ORION 17

More than 200 soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Marines of the SPMAGTF-CR-AF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa), as well as the Indiana Army National Guard Long Range Surveillance Company and airmen and C-130s from the Wyoming Air National Guard, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa to speak about “Transatlantic relations after the first 100 days”

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will be the keynote speaker at the next American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal luncheon, which will take place on May 4, at 12:30, at the Marriott Hotel. As the Trump administration completes its first 100 days, Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa will examine the primary policy issues on transatlantic relations between ...
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NASA Scientist in Portugal to talk about Jupiter and its Moons

The U.S. Embassy has invited NASA planetary scientist Jared Espley to visit Portugal between April 17 and 21 for a series of presentations on “Exploring Jupiter and its moons.” With a PhD in Physics from Rice University, in Houston, Jared Espley works at the Planetary Magnetospheres Lab at NASA Goddard and at NASA Headquarters he ...
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Congressman Steve Scalise Leads Delegation on Energy Cooperation

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (Republican, Louisiana) is in Lisbon leading a bi-partisan delegation of nine members of Congress on a three day visit to Portugal.  The delegation will meet with Embassy staff, parliamentary leaders, top government and private sector figures, and NATO personnel to discuss U.S.-Portugal cooperation on energy and defense and security issues. Steve ...
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Embassy Statement on Lajes

Concerning questions generated by recent reporting in Diário Insular, the U.S. Embassy reiterates its enduring commitment to Lajes Air Base #4and its strong cooperation with the Portuguese government and the Azorean authorities on all issues related to Lajes.  Recent articles in your publication allege that the United States is currently reducing personnel at Air Base ...
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U.S. Armed Forces participate in annual REAL THAW Exercise

U.S. military personnel will participate in REAL THAW 17, a Portuguese-led, large joint and combined forces exercise, which will take place from March 5 to 17, 2017 in Beja, Portugal.  REAL THAW 17 will develop and integrate realistic interoperability tasks both in the air and on the ground between multinational units. Aside from Portugal and ...
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Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Aeronautical and Maritime SAR Agreement

Ambassador Sherman and Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes met January 19 at São Julião Fort in Oeiras to discuss the full spectrum of the U.S.-Portugal bilateral security and defense agenda.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Sherman and Azeredo Lopes signed the Agreement between the United States of America and the Portuguese Republic on ...
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Statement by Ambassador Robert Sherman On the Death of Former President Mario Soares

Today the United States Embassy joins Portugal and Portuguese people around the world in mourning the death of a great statesman, former Prime Minister and President, Mário Soares. Mário Soares was a remarkable individual who relentlessly put his country first and fought for the cause of democracy and human rights. History books tell us how, ...
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Departure of Ambassador Robert Sherman and Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer

Ambassador Sherman will depart Lisbon on January 20, 2017, as is customary for all political ambassadors upon the beginning of a new U.S. administration.  Deputy Chief of Mission Herro Mustafa will assume duties as Chargé d’Affaires until a new ambassador is appointed and arrives into Lisbon. Reflecting on his almost three years in Portugal, Ambassador ...
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Embaixatriz Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO will be in the Azores to support WOBs

Embaixatriz and entrepreneur Kim Sawyer and IBM Portugal CEO António Raposo de Lima will visit the Azores again next week to further promote Connect to Success , the program founded by the U.S. Embassy that aims to support women-owned businesses (WOBs) and promote gender equality in the corporate world. Last October, U.S. Embassy, the Luso-American Foundation for Development ...
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Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Portugal and the United States

International students in the U.S. top one million for the first time More U.S. students came to Portugal for study abroad Strong growth among students in STEM fields in both directions The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by ...
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