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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