US Embassy Paris: Another Ambassador Goes on a Parachute Jump

Ever since Ambassador Kristie Kenny parachuted over the central region of Lopburi with a military instructor, we’ve been waiting for an addition to our parachute jump collection. This weekend we got our wish.

On June 3rd, U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin took part in a mass parachute jump over the coast of Normandy on Sunday to mark the 68th anniversary of D-Day. And he tweeted about it.

Screen grab from Twitter

Photo from US Embassy France

More photos here.

Domani Spero

SFRC Hearings This Wednesday – McGurk, Sison and Elliot

The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will have the confirmation hearings of the ambassadorial nominees for Iraq, Tajikistan and the Maldives on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 10 am at Senate Dirksen 419.

The nominees scheduled to appear before the SFRC are:

  • The Honorable Michele Jeanne Sison
    of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to serve concurrently as
    Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives
  • Mr. Brett H. McGurk
    of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
  • Ms. Susan Marsh Elliott
    of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan

Videos and prepared testimonies of the nominees will be available here hopefully by Wednesday.

Domani Spero