244th U.S. Independence Day Observed with a Series of Activities

The U.S. Embassy Kolonia marked the 244th Independence Day of the United State of America with a series of events using the theme of “Environmental Protection of the FSM”. To highlight World Oceans Day, June 5, the Embassy coordinated a cleanup at Lenger Island with local partners: Conservation Society of Pohnpei, FSM Ridge to Reef, ... Read More»

Earthquake Alert: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/07/2020)

Earthquake Alert: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/07/2020) Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae States Event: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck July 7 near Fais in Yap State at approximately 05:00 am. No tsunami warning has been issued but the region has experienced increased seismic activity in recent days. At this time, ... Read More»

Routine Message: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/06/2020)

Routine Message: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/06/2020) Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae States Event: This year, we at the U.S. Embassy are saddened we could not invite U.S. citizens to a large gathering to commemorate our Independence Day, but because of limitations on large gatherings, we planned a series ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/02/2020)

Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (07/02/2020) Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap, and Kosrae States Event: A United Airlines representative announced the August flight schedule for United’s service to the FSM. The short island-hopper (GUM-PNI-TKK-GUM) is scheduled to operate August 1, 2; and August 8, 9. The long island-hopper (GUM-PNI-TKK-KSA-KWA-MAJ-HNL)  is ... Read More»

Winners for U.S. Embassy Kolonia Virtual Essay Competition Commemorating the 244th U.S. Independence Day

Erlickson Jano 1st Place Winner: Virtual Essay Competition Commemorating the 244th U.S. Independence Day Theme: THEME: What role does everyone have when it comes to conserving the environment? What can you and your community do and why is it important? Growing up as a Pohnpeian, my father always told me “piletik me kin aude pihl lap,” ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Passport Printing Facility Operations

Location: Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae Event: U.S. passport printing facilities remain closed until further notice. To all American citizens seeking to apply for new or renewal passports, U.S. Embassy Kolonia can only process emergency passports which only have a one year validity.  To make an appointment for an emergency passport please contact:  KoloniaACS@state.gov .  United ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (06/11/2020)

Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: United Airlines announced flights for June, July, and August 2020.  Because this is a rapidly changing situation, before booking flights, please double check with United Airline’s website for the most up-to-date information. The final determination for allowing inbound and outbound passengers lies with the State and National ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kolonia: Bid For Local Legal Counsel

The United States Government (USG) seeks local legal counsel with experience in land acquisition/leasing in Pohnpei, Micronesia. Interested attorneys or law firms seeking to bid on a potential multi-year contract must be licensed and experienced in contract reviews, expert legal opinions and information, registration of real property documents in accordance with local law, and – ... Read More»

U.S. Government Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day May 25, U.S. Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor and Honorable Secretary Kandhi Elieisar, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs participated in an ocean wreath laying ceremony. The brief ceremony took place in front of the Sokeh’s Rock landmark in Pohnpei, FSM. The wreaths were made locally from biodegradable fresh flowers and pandanus ... Read More»

U.S. Government Provides Additional $9.9 Million to Support COVID-19 Efforts in the Pacific Islands Region

Kolonia, FSM- The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an additional US$9.9 million to help Pacific Island countries respond to COVID-19, bringing the total USAID assistance for the region to nearly US$12.2 million. USAID has also provided Papua New Guinea with US$3.5 million for COVID-19 response, while total ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (05/13/2020)

Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: This message relays updated United Airlines flight information.  Please follow this link on the U.S. Embassy’s website to view a United Airlines press release that includes updated flight schedules to the FSM for May and June. Guam (GUM) – Yap (YAP)* Airport (from/to) Flight No.  Operation dates Aircraft Guam Yap UA 185 May ... Read More»

News Release – United Airlines Announces Updated Flight Schedules for Guam, Saipan, Palau, and Micronesia

Media Release from United Airlines: GUAM, May 12, 2020 – United Airlines announced today the updated flight schedules for Guam, Saipan, Palau, and Micronesia from May through July 5, 2020. At a time when demand for travel is quite low due to the COVID-19 global outbreak and strict travel restrictions remain in place in the ... Read More»

Voter Registration MASCOT Message U.S. Embassy Kolonia

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (05/08/2020) Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: Register to vote and request your absentee ballot at FVAP.gov now for the states below.  You can also find the 2020 Primary Elections calendar attached. The following states have elections in the next ... Read More»

U.S. Lead Negotiators Named for the Upcoming U.S. and FSM Compact Renegotiations

Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor announced to His Excellency FSM President David. W. Panuelo that Ambassador Karen B. Stewart and Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Douglas Domenech as the U.S. lead negotiators for the upcoming U.S. and FSM Compact renegotiations for the expiring financial provisions of the Amended Compact. President ... Read More»

Pohnpei State Government Receives COVID-19 Testing Kits

Pohnpei State officials received COVID-19 testing kits from the US Government, kits that will allow health officials conduct in country testing instead of shipping samples to Guam or Honolulu. The Honorable Governor Reed B. Oliver along with Pohnpei State Director of Health & Social Affairs Mr. Wincener David and Pohnpei State Chief of Staff Ms. Suzanne Lowe ... Read More»

Health Alert U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia- FSM

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (04/17/2020)    Location: Yap State Event: Yap State Governor Henry Falan announced April 16 a “Restrictions of Movement of People” decree that would apply to all Yap State residents between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m, Monday through Friday. The curfew ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (04/15/2020)

Issued: 4/15/20202 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: United Airlines next service to Yap State is scheduled for May 10. United Airlines flight #185 is scheduled to depart Guam and arrive in Yap May 10.  The same aircraft will turn around and depart Yap on flight #186 and arrive in Guam in the ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (04/14/2020)

Issued: 4/14/2020 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: United Airlines flight #154 departed Pohnpei April 14 bound for Guam. United Airlines is not scheduled to service the FSM until May 6. The westbound Long Island Hopper, flight #154 is scheduled to depart Honolulu May 6 with stops in Majuro, Kwajalein, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Alert regarding COVID-19-Related Financial Scams and Stimulus Checks (April 11, 2020)

Issued: 04/11/2020 Location:  Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap and Kosrae States Event: The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to beware of telephone calls and email phishing attempts relating to COVID-19. These can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. Taxpayers should also look out for suspicious websites, text messages, and social media messages that request money or ... Read More»

Travel Advisory – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (04/09/2020)

Issued: 04/09/2020 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event: The Embassy requests all American citizens enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  The Embassy can better assist you in an emergency if you enter information in STEP about your trip or residence abroad. You can also subscribe to receive updates with travel and ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (04/08/2020)

Issued: 04/08/2020 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk and Kosrae Event: The April 13, 2020, United Airlines flight #155 to Honolulu is fully booked now. Passengers may still purchase a ticket on stand-by. Seats remain available on the April 14, 2020, United Airlines flight #154 to Guam. American citizens wishing to depart the FSM should make every effort ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), April 3, 2020

Location: Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei States Event: This message reminds U.S. citizens of the Department of State’s March 19, 2020 Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (April 2, 2020)

Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event:  As the United States and the world deal with the ongoing pandemic, the FBI’s national security and criminal investigative work continues. There are threats you should be aware of so you can take steps to protect yourself: Children who are home from school and spending more time ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM (March 31, 2020)

Issued: March 31, 2020 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event:  Travelers on United Airlines in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) should be prepared for unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. United Airlines ’ Guam based representative announced March 31 that effective immediately United will suspend  service to/from Guam from now until mid-April except ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

Issued: March, 27, 2020 Location: Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk and Pohnpei States Event: The March 19, 2020 Global Level 4 Health Advisory issued by the Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return ... Read More»

Interior Provides $858,924 to Procure GeneXpert COVID-19 Testing Kits and Machine for the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech announced $858,924 in Technical Assistance Program (TAP) emergency grant funding to the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) to procure GeneXpert testing kits and a machine for the U.S. Pacific territories and freely associated states so that they may ... Read More»

U.S. Assistance to Federated States of Micronesia on COVID-19 

The U.S. government and Embassy Kolonia continues to work closely with the government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. Embassy Kolonia is closely coordinating with U.S. interagency partners including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), USAID, the Department of Interior and U.S. Indo-Pacific ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM

Issued: March 22, 2020 Location:  Pohnpei State Event:  The Governor amended March 21 Emergency Order No. 20-21 to ban passenger arrivals to Pohnpei State. On March 21, the Governor of Pohnpei State signed an amendment to Emergency Order No. 20-21 to ban passenger arrivals to Pohnpei State. The order is effective immediately and only permits airline ... Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia – FSM

Issued: March 21, 2020 Location:  Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae States Event:  United Airlines reduced international and Pacific island flight schedules due to government mandates and restrictions prohibiting travel. On March 21, United Airlines  notified the Embassy of its reduced flight schedules internationally and in the Pacific island region. United’s reduced schedule will impact flights from Guam to Saipan, ... Read More»

Suspension of Routine Visa Services

On Monday, March 23, the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia suspended routine non-immigrant visa appointments. This action does not apply to diplomatic/official visa applications. All services to U.S. citizens will continue, except for new requests for routine notarial services. If you have a non-immigrant visa appointment scheduled after March 23, your visa appointment will be cancelled. ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory: Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kolonia Celebrates International Women’s Day

On Friday, March 6, 2020 in honor of International Women’s Day, U.S. Embassy Kolonia hosted lunch for women from the FSM who had enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces. Embassy staff thanked the veterans for serving as role models for their commitment to promote peace, security, and humanitarian efforts around the world. The attendees included women who had ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has no confirmed a COVID-19 case within its borders. On March 16, 2020, Pohnpei State identified a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19. That person was discharged from the hospital and no longer under quarantine. Cases of COVID-19 are confirmed in the State of Hawaii and the ... Read More»

Health Alert for American Citizens

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), January31, 2020 Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. State local government actions: The FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs (DHSA) is currently enhancing surveillance at ports of entry.  The FSM DHSA ... Read More»

U.S. AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

On Friday, January 31, 2020, Carmen G. Cantor presented her credentials to President David W. Panuelo at the FSM National Government compound in Palikir, Pohnpei. A native of Puerto Rico, she earned her Certificate in International Migration Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, an M.A. in Labor Relations from the Inter American University ... Read More»

Pehleng Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

At the ribbon cutting at Pehleng Elementary School to celebrate the completion of the renovations conducted by the Civic Construction Action Detail (CCAD) Program Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE (NMCB5), Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, Heather Coble, talked about how the work of the Construction Battalion plays an important role in strengthening ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kolonia

Location: Federated States of Micronesia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your ... Read More»

Bid for Installation of Residential Generator

STATEMENT OF WORK Installation and Commissioning of One 35 KW Residential Generator Location: Ricky Olter House 2, Beside Flamingo Bar U.S. Embassy Kolonia, Micronesia INTRODUCTION This is a firm fixed price contract for the installation of one (1) Residential generator. As listed in section 3.0 of this work statement the US Embassy will supply one ... Read More»

APPLY FOR THE U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to invite young citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to compete for appointments to the following United States Service Academies: U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis Maryland; U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point New York; and U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Colorado Springs, Colorado for students in ... Read More»

75th Anniversary Commemoration Program in Ulithi, Yap Draws Islanders, Officials, and U.S. Military Personnel

U.S. Ambassador to the FSM, Robert Riley, joined Ulithians to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the entry of the U.S. Navy into Ulithi Lagoon, in Ulithi, Yap, FSM, on September 23. The celebration was one of a series of events around the world this year and next, commemorating World War II military milestones, of which ... Read More»

INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES FOR THE US COAST GUARD ACADEMY CLASS OF 2024

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), one of the five federal service academies, offers an outstanding four-year program with an intensive undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. This program, coupled with military and leadership training, enables graduates to assume responsible roles as officers in the USCG or, in the case of ... Read More»

Interior Secretary Bernhardt and U.S. Delegation Conclude Trip to the Pacific Islands Forum Partners Dialogue in Tuvalu

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt has wrapped up his trip to Tuvalu as head of the U.S. delegation to the 31st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Partners Dialogue, which took place on August 16, 2019. The high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the White House, U.S. Department of ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo Makes First Historic Visit to the FSM

On August 5, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made an historic visit to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to meet with the leaders of the Freely Associated States (FAS). “I’m deeply honored to be the first Secretary of State to ever visit your wonderful country.  There’s no clearer statement of America’s commitment ... Read More»

Secretary Robert Wilkie of Veterans Affairs Hosts Wreath Laying Ceremony and Town Hall with FSM Veterans

July 30, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Robert A. Riley and high level U.S. Delegation visited Pohnpei State. In conjunction with the inauguration on July 29, 2019 of the new President of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), His Excellency David W. Panuelo and returning Vice President Yosiwo P. George, a U.S. delegation, led by U.S. Secretary of ... Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kiska Arrived in Yap, FSM

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia, CTF 75 Public Affairs COLONIA, Yap – Two Mark VI patrol boats, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2, along with the Island-class Patrol Boat USCGC Kiska arrived in Colonia, Yap July 3 for a port visit. This visit allows CRS-2, assigned to Coastal Riverine Group (CRG) ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Announces 2019 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State has awarded 13 teams with funding through its 2019 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program. The selected teams, representing 11 different Pacific island countries and territories, will receive up to $10,000 to implement projects in the region related to the program’s core themes of education, environment and resource management, ... Read More»

Interior Applauds President Trump for Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, today applauded President Donald J. Trump for signing the Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). “I applaud the specific recognition given in the Executive Order to naming the U.S. Pacific territories of American Samoa, ... Read More»

Underwater Construction Team 2 concludes maritime infrastructure assessment in FSM

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia Commander Task Force 75 UCT-2 Concludes Maritime Infrastructure Assessment in FSM By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jasen Moreno-Garcia, CTF 75 Public Affairs KOLONIA, Pohnpei – U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, Construction Dive Detachment Alpha, with Pohnpei port security divers, conducted a subject ... Read More»

PP19 FSM Mission Stop Concludes with Strengthened Indo-Pacific Partnerships

Story by Lt. Emily Strong Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia – With a ceremony hosted onboard Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), Pacific Partnership 2019 concluded the fourth mission stop in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, April 25. The ceremony, which featured remarks from mission leadership, ... Read More»

Pacific Partnership Celebrates Arrival in Micronesia

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrell Morris Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific Multinational service members embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EFP 6) kicked off the fourth mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) with an opening ceremony aboard the ship, followed by a community health and sports fair ... Read More»

Closing Remarks for Ambassador Robert Riley Pacific Partnership 2019 Closing Ceremony: April 25, 2019 Chuuk, FSM

Closing Remarks for Ambassador Robert Riley Pacific Partnership 2019 Closing Ceremony: April 25, 2019, Chuuk, FSM: I have many people to thank for this extraordinarily successful Pacific Partnership exercise here in Chuuk, and whom I would like to recognize now. President Christian and the FSM National government; Director of Education Enlet on behalf of Governor ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert Riley Pacific Partnership 2019 Opening Remarks

Ambassador Robert Riley Pacific Partnership 2019 Remarks Brunswick: Thank you Xavier High School students for that excellent rendition of our two national anthems. Welcome and good morning. It is a pleasure and an honor to address you all today. We are pleased to bring to Chuuk this year Pacific Partnership 2019, represented here by the ... Read More»

APPLY FOR THE 2019 SUMMER TUNA DIPLOMACY YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

U.S. Embassy Kolonia is proud to partner with U.S. Embassy Koror and U.S. Embassy Majuro for the first Freely Associated States Tuna Diplomacy Youth Leadership Program! We are looking for high school juniors and seniors in the Federated States of Micronesia along with one adult mentor to join us in exploring the world of people, technology ... Read More»

Interior Applauds Efforts in Federated States of Micronesia to Systematize Professional Management of Public Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech today applauded successes highlighted at the mid-year meetings of the Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) held on March 19, 2019, in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The JEMCO members and U.S. and FSM government officials were apprised, in particular, ... Read More»

Joint Economic Management Committee Meets in Chuuk Pleased by Ongoing Progress under Compact of Free Association Partnership

WASHINGTON – Led by Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) Chair and Office of Insular Affairs Director Nikolao Pula, both U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) members of the JEMCO, convened a mid-year meeting on March 19, 2019, in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). As outlined in the Compact of Free Association, the JEMCO ... Read More»

Interior Applauds Executive Leadership Development Program Concludes Third Session in Yap, Micronesia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Doug Domenech today applauded the twenty-six island government officials in the 2018-2019 cohort of the Pacific Islands Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). These officials recently completed the third and penultimate session of their leadership development and training program in Yap, Micronesia. “We ... Read More»

President Proposes $611 Million FY 2020 Budget for the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States

 WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald J. Trump today proposed $611 million for fiscal year 2020 through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) for the benefit of fellow Americans in the U.S. Territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The proposal also ... Read More»

2019 U.S. Embassy Poetry Contest Winner in Honor of International Women’s Day “Ashley Rapgeg, Yap Catholic High School”

Poem was submitted as part of the 2019 U.S. Embassy Poetry Contest in Honor of International Women’s Day. “She Can” By Ashley Rapgeg, Yap Catholic High School Gender means almost nothing Not only one gender can be everything If he can reach for the stars, Then she can reach just as far. He can have ... Read More»

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: 2019 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia in partnership with the East West Center (EWC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar. This seminar will focus on expanding women’s knowledge of entrepreneurship, economic growth, leadership and community building through carefully selected field visits and meetings with experts, practitioners, business owners and policymakers ... Read More»

2019 DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA FOR JSA SUMMER PROGRAMS

The U.S. Department of the Interior and The Junior Statesmen Foundation proudly announce the winners of scholarships to the 2019 Junior Statesmen Summer School. The scholarships, funded by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs, cover all tuition costs and round trip transportation to the JSA Summer Schools in the USA. THE 2019 ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation Participates In Peace Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Operation Hailstone in Chuuk, FSM

On February 18, Chargé d’ Affaires Heather Coble led a high level U.S. Delegation to Chuuk State to mark the 75th Anniversary of Operation Hailstone.. Participating in the U.S. Delegation were: General Charles Brown, Commander Pacific Air Forces (COMPACAF), Assistant Secretary Douglas Domenech, Department of Interior, Director Alex Gray, National Security Council, Principal Deputy Mr. ... Read More»

NOAA Chuuk Station Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Newly Renovated Building

On February 15, 2019, the U.S. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) substation in Weno, Chuuk held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly refurbished building. The facility served as a working station for over 10 staff members. The refurbishment included a kitchenette, office space, a conference room, toilet facilities and additional space for data equipment. ... Read More»

Statement from Secretary Pompeo to the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit

President Remengesau, President Christian, President Heine, President Waqa, President Mamau, and other honorable guests. My warm greetings from Washington. First, I would like to express my gratitude to President Remengesau for the invitation to participate in the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit.  I greatly value the opportunity for the United States to participate in this important event.  ... Read More»

Weather Alert – Embassy of the United States of America, Federated States of Micronesia

Location: the islands of Nukuoro in Pohnpei State; and Lukunor in the Mortlock Islands, Losap, and Chuuk Lagoon in Chuuk State. Event: The National Weather Service, Guam, has issued a Tropical Storm warning for the above-named islands. In addition, a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for Fananu, Puluwat and Ululu in Chuuk State ... Read More»

In Yap, February 27 and 28, Services for American Citizens and Notary Available

The U.S Embassy in Kolonia invites American citizens to meet us in Yap at the Manta Ray Hotel on Wednesday, February 27, and Thursday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and by appointment only on Saturday. Please contact Rachael Nash in Yap or the U.S. Embassy  KoloniaACS@state.gov  with questions about the documents and fees ... Read More»

Temporary Suspension of Consular Appointments February 19 through March 8, 2019

Please note that the U.S Embassy in Kolonia is suspending nonimmigrant visa and American Citizen Services appointments due to a temporary staffing issue. During the suspension of services, the Embassy will only process emergency U.S. passport applications and diplomatic visas. The Embassy expects to resume visa and American Citizen Services appointments the week of March ... Read More»

Civic Construction Action Detail FSM Sailors Give Back to the People of Pohnpei

POHNPEI, Federated States of Micronesia–Sailors with Construction Civic Action Detail, Federated States of Micronesia (CCAD FSM) assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 have participated in a number of programs to aid the people of Pohnpei since arriving in August for a routine six month deployment. CCAD FSM has provided tutoring to high school ... Read More»

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 and volunteers help keep Pohnpei clean

POHNPEI, Federated States of Micronesia–Sailors with Construction Civic Action Detail, Federated States of Micronesia (CCAD FSM) assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 along with employees from US, Australian and Japanese embassies participated in a roadway cleanup community relations (COMREL) event, Jan. 5 in Pohnpei. The volunteers picked up over 20 bags of rubbish ... Read More»

Conserving Coastal Fisheries in Pohnpei

With its lush verdant rainforests, chattering colorful birds, and dense mangrove forests encircled by extensive coral reefs, the natural environment of Pohnpei is striking to the newcomer. Pohnpeians have successfully conserved and maintained these beautiful ecosystems and natural resources for centuries, but today they face new challenges from climate change, overfishing, forest clearing for sakau, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports International Anti-Corruption Day with Video Contest

The United States supports International Anti-Corruption Day, which occurred on December 9 this year, because it gives everyone a chance to pause and reflect how their respective countries are dealing with the serious problems posed by corruption.  Corruption weakens the stability and security of countries’ ethical values, government institutions, and economic development.  Transparency International defines ... Read More»

Operation Christmas Drop Commemorated With Push Ceremony

By Alana Chargualaf Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs ASAN, Guam (Dec. 10, 2018) – Service members and civilians gathered to witness the ceremonial pushing of a box filled with humanitarian goods into a C-130 during the Operation Christmas Drop push ceremony held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Dec. 10. The airborne holiday bounty is ... Read More»

FSM Vice President, INDOPACOM Commander and U.S. Ambassador kick off Operation Christmas Drop 2018 in Chuuk

FSM Vice President Yosiwo P. George, Commander of US INDOPACOM Admiral Phil Davidson and US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Robert Riley observed the pushing off of the first bundle of Christmas gift package from a C-130J Super Hercules in the Pacific skies above Nama Island on Monday noon, kicking off the ... Read More»

Passport Services Unavailable Beginning December 13, 2018

Services to American citizens to process passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and other non-emergency services will not be available beginning December 13, 2018. Normal American Citizen Services will resume on January 10, 2019. Please contact the embassy at 691-320-2187 to report an emergency such as the arrest or death of a U.S. citizen. ... Read More»

U.S. Government Property Sale

The Embassy of the United States of America offers used household furniture, office furniture, supplies, and equipment for sale. The Sealed Bid Sale is open to the public for viewing and bidding on Monday, December 10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy. All ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush

It is with sorrow that the Embassy of the United States of America in the Federated States of Micronesia announces the death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30, 2018. President Bush served as the forty-first President of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. In his Presidential Proclamation, ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – September 28, 2018

The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that on September 28, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Air Niugini flight PX073 on approach to Chuuk International Airport (TKK) landed short of the runway in the lagoon.  Airport officials confirm all passengers and crew were safely evacuated and transported to Chuuk State Hospital for evaluation. The U.S. Embassy is ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Dinner Reception in Honor of FSM Women’s Conference Participants

On August 27-31, 2018 Pohnpei State hosted the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference with a theme of “Working Together for Progress”. Over 300 women and men from all FSM states attended the event. The Conference’s goal included increased support for social development that is inclusive of women across FSM. The dialogues ranged from Women’s Political ... Read More»

American Citizens Voting/STEP Program

The Embassy invites American Citizens to meet us at the Pohnpei Public Library on Wednesday, August 8, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Learn about your opportunity to register to vote in American elections. In addition, the Embassy can help you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so that you will receive ... Read More»

Health Notice – U.S. Embassy Kolonia

Location: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia Event: The Yap State Department of Health Services reported an outbreak of diarrheal illness due to rotavirus. Rotavirus is highly infectious. It is characterized by vomiting and watery diarrhea for 3 to 8 days. Fever and abdominal pain also frequently occur. This outbreak coincides with the 9th Micronesian Games on Yap, ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert A. Riley Keynote Address: Opening Ceremony of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures 37th General Assembly, June 26, 2018

It is a great pleasure and an honor to be meeting with you today for the opening of the Association of Pacific Islands Legislatures. It is quite an august group we have here… there are too many people to enumerate here, but I would like to recognize President Peter Christian and the diplomatic corps… and ... Read More»

Interior Announces Funds to Extend Yap Robotics League Program to Pohnpei, Chuuk and Lauds Strength in Partnerships Receives Funds in Return

POHNPEI – While on an official visit to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs announced a $241,675 technical assistance grant for continuation of the Yap Robo League and expansion to include students from the islands of Weno (Chuuk) and Pohnpei in the Federated States ... Read More»

Interior Assistant Secretary Domenech Visits Pohnpei, Micronesia Reaffirms U.S.-FSM Compact partnership continues and endures beyond 2023

POHNPEI, MICRONESIA– U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech today concluded his official visit to Pohnpei, the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), where he conferred with President Peter M. Christian on the continuation and strengthening of the U.S.-FSM relationship under the Compact of Free Association.  While ... Read More»

Interior Funds Atmospheric and Wave Forecasting Program for U.S. Territories in Pacific

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary – Insular and International Affairs, this week provided a $497,738 grant to the University of Hawaii Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research School of Ocean and Earth Science for a project to improve atmospheric and wave-forecasting through the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System. ... Read More»

Interior and National Park Service Announce $3.2 Million in Historic Preservation Grants to U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park this week announced $3,241,210 million in historic preservation grants specifically for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and  the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the freely associated states of the Federated States of Micronesia and the ... Read More»

Interior Provides FY2018 Funding for We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai’i

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, this week announced FY 2018 funding support for the We are Oceania (WAO) Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai’i.   The One Stop Center provides information and services to migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic ... Read More»

United States – U.S. Government partners with the FSM Government to complete Project Preparation Training Program in the FSM

Kolonia, Pohnpei – U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia Robert Annan Riley III today was joined by the Secretary of Finance, Sihna N. Lawrence, to lead the completion ceremony of a project preparation training program that has strengthened the capacity of the Federated States of Micronesia’s leaders to develop effective environmental and disaster ... Read More»

Interior Announces FY2018 Support of Junior State of America Program for Students from U.S.-Affiliated Islands

WASHINGTON – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, today announced $400,000 in funding support for the Junior State of America (JSA) program (formerly the Junior Statesmen of America) for students from the U.S. territories and the freely associated states. “The Junior State for America Foundation helps educate and prepare high school students ... Read More»

Interior Announces $247,405 in Funding Support for Power Utilities and Lineman Training in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2018) – Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap.  An additional $17,405 will support participation in workshops and meetings sponsored by the Pacific Power ... Read More»

U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

WASHINGTON – Twelve winners have been announced for the  U. S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program . The selected teams, representing 11 different Pacific countries, will receive up to $13,750 in grant-funding to implement projects in the region related to the program’s core themes of education, environment and resource management, civic leadership, and economic and social development. In addition to funding, YPL grantees attended a ... Read More»

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 24-day joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment from Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific embarked USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and ... Read More»

USAID, MERIP MARK COMPLETION OF PROJECT THAT ADVANCES RESILIENCY OF COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN POHNPEI

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently marked the completion of a partnership that has helped make coastal communities in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, more resilient. In February 2015, USAID, through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, collaborated with the Marine and Environmental Research Institute of Pohnpei (MERIP) to ... Read More»

Welcoming Remarks, Peace Corps Appreciation Ceremony April 20, 2018

Welcome to the Peace Corps Appreciation Ceremony; we thank you very much for coming. I would like to recognize: Traditional Leaders of Pohnpei Secretary of Foreign Affairs Lorin Robert Acting Governor of Pohnpei Reed Oliver Acting Secretary of Education Wayne Mendiola Other State and National Officials Acting Director for Inter-America & Pacific Emily Untermeyer Peace ... Read More»

Builder 2nd Class Roy Lee Lowe II Reenlists in U.S. Navy

On April 13, 2018 Builder 2nd Class (BU2) Roy Lee Lowe II reenlisted in the United States Navy at  Pohnpei International Airport. Ambassador Robert Riley, Pohnpei State Lt. Governor Reed Oliver, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for American and European Affairs Ricky Cantero, FSM Department of Foreign Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for American ... Read More»

Interior Announces Executive Leadership Development Program for Public Sector Officials from U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2018) – The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs is pleased to announce open applications for the 2018-2019 cohort of the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for candidates from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and from the freely associated states ... Read More»

Now Hear This: A U.S. Navy Audiologist in the Federated States of Micronesia

PACIFIC OEAN (NNS) — Pacific Partnership, with 2018 marking the 13th iteration of the event, brings together a vast array of military personnel from countries including the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. In each demographic, you’ll find personnel who are on their first, second, or even third trip to the Federated States of Micronesia ... Read More»

Seabee Divers Uncover Cannon and Meet with Local School in Yap during Pacific Partnership 2018

YAP, FSM (NNS) – U.S. Navy Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 uncovered a cannon and met with students at Yap Catholic High School ahead of Pacific Partnership 2018 in Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, March 14-15. Capable of providing inshore and underwater construction of ocean facilities, UCT 2 work closely with local ... Read More»

United States and Federated States of Micronesia Confer At Mid-Year Meetings on Compact Financial Assistance and Trust Fund

WASHINGTON – U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia officials met in San Francisco this week for their mid-year meetings to discuss financial assistance provided for the benefit of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia on behalf of the people and government of the United States.  The bilateral Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) and ... Read More»

Pacific Partnership 2018 Begins in Micronesia

YAP, Micronesia, March 21, 2018 —  Pacific Partnership 2018 , the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission, began today aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick in Yap, Micronesia. Combined forces aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick man the rails as the ship arrives in Colonia, Micronesia, for the first stop ... Read More»

United States Committed to Advancing Women’s Leadership in North Pacific

The U.S. Department of State, with the East-West Center (EWC) and the New Zealand Consulate of Hawai’i, has launched the second phase of the North Pacific Women’s Action Program, which will build a network of women leaders across the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. The ... Read More»

U.S. Government Completes Typhoon Maysak Reconstruction Efforts,  Broadens Environmental Resilience Support

January 20, 2018 Weno, Chuuk — U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Robert Riley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director to the Pacific Islands Clay Epperson, and FSM government officials marked the completion of homes and public infrastructure destroyed by Typhoon Maysak. USAID and the Government of the ... Read More»

U.S EMBASSY INVITES THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SEALED BID AUCTIONS

Bid Date: Thursday & Friday, February 8 and 9, 2018 March 1 and 2, 2018 Pick up dates: February 12, 2018 & March 5, 2018 Location: Peace Corps, Pohnpei (behind Tuna Commission) ITEMS FOR BID: -Furniture -Appliances -Misc.n Office VIEWING STARTS: 9:00AM– 3:30PM Thursday, February 8, 2018 & Friday, February 9, 2018 VIEWING STARTS: 9:00AM– 3:30PM Thursday, ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert A. Riley Joint Committee Meeting 2017 Remarks

Good morning. It is a pleasure to address you all today. The annual JCM is a great opportunity to reflect on our bilateral security relationship, to plan together future activities, and to fortify further our already strong defense commitments. We have seen recently an increased level of engagement, and I anticipate that this will intensify ... Read More»

Call for U.S. Service Academies Class of 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to invite young Micronesian citizens to compete for appointments to the following United States Service Academies: (U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis Maryland; U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point New York; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) New London Connecticut, for students in the Class of 2022 and entering ... Read More»

Message from Secretary Tillerson on the 242nd Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps

On behalf of the Department of State and all of our employees serving overseas and at home, I wish the United States Marine Corps congratulations on its 242nd birthday. The Department and the Corps have a special, historic relationship.  U.S. Marines have safeguarded our embassies and consulates since 1949, but our common effort to promote ... Read More»

A Message from President Trump on Federated States of Micronesia’s Independence Day

Dear Mr. President: The people of the United States join me in extending to you and to the people of the Federated States of Micronesia our warmest congratulations as you celebrate your Independence Day on November 3. The United States values the long history of close partnership between our two nations. The citizens of the Federated States ... Read More»

U.S. Coast Guard Donates Sporting Equipment to Pohnpei Soccer Association

On October 6, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Kiska transited Pohnpei State on her way from Honolulu Hawaii (Coast Guard District 14) to her new home base in Guam. The Kiska’s Coast Guard crew delivered sporting equipment to the Pohnpei Soccer Association, including basketballs, soccer balls, baseball equipment, and other recreational equipment. During the ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

The U.S Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Competition. AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2018 U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants Competition

The U.S Embassy in Kolonia is pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Competition. AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. ... Read More»

Interior Announces Open Season for Discretionary Grant Applications from U.S. Insular Areas

WASHINGTON (October 5, 2017) – U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Doug Domenech today announced open season for the U.S. Insular Areas to submit applications for technical assistance program (TAP) funding and maintenance assistance program (MAP) funding for fiscal year 2018.  These grants are available to the U.S. territories of American ... Read More»

Readout of Meeting between U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Federated States of Micronesia President Peter Christian

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke received President of the Federated States of Micronesia Peter Christian, in a courtesy visit at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Secretary and the President discussed a variety of topics focusing on the importance of the close and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the ... Read More»

U.S./FSM Annual Joint Economic Management Committee Meeting Successfully Concluded in Honolulu

Honolulu, HI (September 6, 2017) – The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the United States bilateral Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO) annual meeting took place Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Committee members jointly allocated $61 million for the sectors of health, education, public sector capacity building, private sector development, environment and ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Bernhardt Announces $184,000 in Historic Preservation Grants to Micronesia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the National Park Service, today announced $184,478 in Historic Preservation Grants to Micronesia. The announcement is part of $21 million in grants announced today across the nation, which represents a total of $58 million awarded  to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, and partnering nations. “These grants highlight the ... Read More»

Interior Funds One Stop Centers in Hawai’i and Guam to Help Migrants from Micronesia

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available two technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop Shop on Guam and the We are Oceania Hālau Ola One Stop Center in Hawai‘i. The one stop centers provide information and services to migrants ... Read More»

Interior Releases $3 Million for Compact Impact of Migrants from Freely Associated States

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 1, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available discretionary Compact impact funding in the amount of $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2017, as an additional Federal contribution toward defraying the costs that Guam, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa bear due to the presence ... Read More»

Augustine Kohler Participates in U.S. Cultural Preservation Program

Mr. Augustine Kohler from the state of Pohnpei recently participated in the U.S. Department of State IVLP Cultural Heritage Preservation Program June 19-July 7, 2017, nominated by the U.S. Embassy in the FSM.  Mr. Kohler recently assisted the FSM’s efforts in achieving UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Pohnpei’s Nan Madol ruins. As the FSM ... Read More»

Micronesia, Seabees Strengthen Relationship with Health Clinic Opening

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (July 26, 2017) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Walung Village on the island of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, to dedicate and turnover the Walung Health Clinic to the Federated States of Micronesia, July 25, 2017. The ceremony signified Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1’s completion of the 792 ... Read More»

Interior Provides $1 Million in Grants for Natural and Cultural Resource Protection in the Pacific

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 19, 2017) – Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has made available $1,003,787 for natural and cultural resource protection in the U.S. Insular Areas.  The funds will support a wide variety of initiatives which include watershed management, GIS skills development, radar monitoring and marine protected areas surveillance, youth education ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 241st U.S. Independence Day

(U.S. Embassy, Kolonia) The U.S. Embassy in the FSM marked the 241st anniversary of United States Independence with a Fourth of July Celebration on the Embassy grounds.  U.S. citizens, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, dignitaries from the FSM and Pohnpei governments, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Non-Governmental Organizations, and other agencies ... Read More»

FSM and U.S. Officials Lift Suspension on Compact Public Infrastructure Grant Funding

HONOLULU, HI (June 30, 2017) – Delegations representing the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the United States of America (U.S.) reached an agreement that enables $150 million of public infrastructure assistance to be used for projects across the four FSM states of Chuuk, Pohnpei, Yap, and Kosrae, as provided for under U.S. Public Law 108-188 ... Read More»

FSM Student Appointed into the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

On June 9th, 2017 Ambassador Robert A. Riley presented a certificate of appointment from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to Xavier High School graduate Ryback Malakai. Ryback is the son of Scotty and Grace Malakai from Mwoakilloa, Pohnpei. Prior to attending Xavier, Ryback attended Sokehs Powe Elementary school. His hobbies include volleyball, table tennis, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Robert Riley Participated In the Turnover Ceremony at Nanpei Memorial High

On May 26, 2017 Ambassador Robert Riley participated in the turnover ceremony of the new Nanpei Memorial High School library/classroom building in Kitti Municipality. The building is funded by the Compact Infrastructure Program and it is contracted by the ABCOR Engineering and Construction Company and designed by Leo A Daly. This newly built building is ... Read More»

U.S. Government Awards New Grant to Promote Climate Resilience in Micronesia

Weno, Chuuk — The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a new project that will reduce the vulnerabilities of communities in Micronesia to impacts of climate change. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID awarded a total of US$244,315 grant to the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC). CWC will implement the ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Robert Annan Riley III Presents Credentials to FSM President Peter M. Christian

On August 16, Robert Annan Riley III presented his credentials to FSM President Peter M. Christian at the FSM National Government in Palikir, Pohnpei. Ambassador Riley is the tenth Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Ambassador Riley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and now is currently serving ... Read More»

Peace Corps Response (PCR) Swearing-in Ceremony

For 20 years this June, Peace Corps Response (PCR) has offered seasoned U.S. professionals the opportunity to undertake short-term, high-impact assignments to address development priorities around the world. In 2014, Peace Corps started this program in the FSM; today, eleven (11) new PCR Volunteers have been sworn-in in the FSM, as well as three (3) ... Read More»
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