The Foreign Service Journal, July/August 2018

6 JULY-AUGUST 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 110 Local Lens Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea By Ge r ga n a Ba t kov a 77 AFSA Foreign Service Day Activities Accompany State Department Homecoming Event 78 State VP Voice—Deferred Maintenance 79 USAID VP Voice—We Have Urgent Work to Do 79 AFSA President Meets with Representative Nita Lowey 80 FAS VP Voice—TIC Tock TIS Talk: We Need to Fix Our Broken Clock 80 Overseas Summer Hire Program 81 Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Businesses 81 AFSAWelcomes Members to New Online Community 82 Meet the AFSAMerit AwardWinners 86 Retiree Corner—Retiree Outreach in the North Star State 87 Retirees Spread the Foreign Service Message 87 Results fromAFSA’s Retiree Engagement Survey 88 Book Notes: Our Woman in Havana 88 AFSA President Meets with Maryland and D.C. Retirees 89 Advocating for the Foreign Service in Your Community 89 AFSAWelcomes 30th TLG Intern 90 AFSA Sponsors Long-Term CareWorkshop 90 Governing Board Meeting, May 2018 91 AFSAWelcomes 16th Consular Fellows Class AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION On the Cover: This makeshift memorial was erected on the grounds of the former U.S. embassy in Nairobi in the days following the blast that claimed 213 lives and injured 5,000. The text reads: “Together we mourn and sympathise with our fellow humans.” Photo courtesy of Worley and Joyce Reed. On page 5, an aerial view of the bomb blast area in Nairobi as seen in the morning hours of Aug. 7, 1998. The U.S. embassy building is at the lower right. Photo Reuters/Gerado Magallon. Marketplace 102 Classifieds 104 Real Estate 107 Index to Advertisers FOREIGN SERVICE 7 President’s Views Getting Our Team on the Field By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 9 Letter from the Editor Remembrance, Reflection and Resilience By Sh awn Do rma n 108 Reflections When the Going Gets Tough: Moscow By An n e Go d f rey Perspectives Departments 10 Letters 16 Talking Points 92 In Memory 99 Books 88