2018 Frankfurt Airlift

FRAPORT Airlift 70th Anniversary Commemoration Frankfurt, June 26, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell   Minister-President Bouffier, it is an honor to join you in commemorating the Berlin Airlift. 70 years ago today, and continuing during the ensuing months, food and fuel was loaded on aircrafts bound for Berlin every two to three minutes. The logistics work ...
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January 2018 Government Shutdown Resolved

UPDATE: Congress has passed and the President has signed legislation to fund government operations under a continuing resolution, allowing all normal activities to resume.  * * * At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full ...
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Administrative Specialist (BBG/IBB) – FRA 78-17 (T)

For Public Dissemination EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY U.S. MISSION GERMANY Vacancy Number: FRA 78-17 (T) Date: March 8, 2018 Position Title Administrative Specialist Location American Consulate General, Frankfurt am Main, BBG/IBB Open To All Interested Candidates Salary and Grade NOR Ordinarily Resident (OR) € 51,230 per year starting salary Position Grade: FSN-09 Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) US$ 45,319 per ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Removal of Unexploded Ordnance August 30, 2017

The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens living in or traveling to Frankfurt, Germany that German officials report unexploded ordnance has been discovered at a construction site near the Gruenenberg Park in Frankfurt am Main.  The Frankfurt authorities will disarm and dispose of the ordnance on Sunday morning, September 3, 2017, and as a routine and standard ...
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Joining Forces: In Frankfurt, Afghanistan – and the World

30 Bundeswehr soldiers of the Westerwald based Lazarettregiment 21 came to visit the Consulate on December 11.  Many of them have served together with American service members in NATO’s Afghanistan mission and were interested in learning about other areas of close German-American cooperation and about the role of Frankfurt’s Consulate General in the German-American relations.  ...
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Stefan Bachmann Excites High School Students

Swiss American children’s author Stefan Bachmann read to over 100 7th and 8th graders from Frankfurt high schools at Frankfurt Literaturhaus on December 8 from his latest novel “The What Not”.  The students were thrilled by his steampunk fairy tale about faeries and humans living in mutual suspicion and asked numerous questions on the story, ...
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Sharing the Spirit of Volunteerism

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day on December 5, Consul General Kevin C. Milas together with Consulate staff and family members as well as German and American business people from the neighborhood provided and served lunch for the children at Internationales Kinderhaus in Frankfurt.  The youth center offers free lunch and afternoon activities as ...
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Going to Bat for Kids – Sports Diplomacy in Frankfurt

During the school summer break, our consulate teamed up with various youth sports clubs in the Frankfurt region and supported their holiday sports activities for kids from August 4 – 14.  Consular officer Ladonna Sales and consulate intern Jack Stevens – athletes themselves – joined American coaches at an “American Sports Camp” under the patronage ...
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Celebrating Independence Day – in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Freiburg!

Consul General Kevin Milas and his wife Eileen welcomed more than 650 guests at the CG residence for Frankfurt’s official July 4th event on July 3rd. The guests represented local and state governments; media, cultural, educational, financial institutions; and companies in the region. In his speech, CG Milas stressed the importance of Independence Day in ...
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Germans and Americans Celebrate World Cup Soccer

The Consulate cosponsored a viewing of the United States-Germany World Cup soccer match at Magic Bowl, a bowling alley in Oberursel. The friendly and festive event was attended by Consul General Kevin C. Milas, alumni of the Embassy’s Parliamentary Partnership Program, legendary German sports reporter Rolf Töpperwien, and employees, families, and friends of the Consulate. ...
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Connecting the Successor Generation through Graffiti Art

On the occasion of the annual International Meeting of Styles in nearby Wiesbaden, the American tagger Mario Gonzalez a.k.a. Zore and his two German counterparts Manuel Gerullis a.k.a. Yours and Sebastian Schmidt a.k.a RZM brought some of the atmosphere at the world’s biggest graffiti festival to the consulate grounds on June 11. In the run-up to the annual festival ...
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For Tolerance and Democracy – Consulate Teams up with Jewish Claims Conference and International Tracing Service

Deputy Principal Officer Charisse M. Phillips and Rüdiger Mahlo, Representative of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in Frankfurt, visited of the  International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen on April 10.  ITS Director Dr. Rebecca Boehling, an American history professor on leave from the University of Maryland, and her team gave DPO Charisse Phillips and Rüdiger Mahlo a tour of the ITS facilities ...
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Diversity, T-TIP, and the Transatlantic Renaissance Tackled in Stuttgart

Consul General Kevin Milas and Alexander Whittington, Chief of the consulate’s Political and Economic Section, went to Stuttgart on April 8 for a key note speech and discussion on T-TIP and transatlantic economic ties to members of the American Chamber of Commerce and a discussion on diversity with Stuttgart’s Integration Commissioner and youth members of ...
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Beyond Diplomacy: Consul General Milas Addresses United Nations – in Mannheim

Consul General Kevin Milas addressed some 200 student delegates at the opening ceremony of the Model United Nations conference at the University of Mannheim on April 4. This mock United Nations conference is organized by the student participants in order to further interest in politics and diplomacy.  CG Milas gave insights about his diplomatic career ...
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Enterprising Women – Thriving Societies: From Princess to CEO

Deputy Principal Officer Charisse Phillips joined international women at the Cosmopolitan Club in Frankfurt on February 20th for a speech and luncheon discussion about the importance of women’s contributions to a country’s economy, empowering women, networking as well as educating and mentoring the next generation of women.  In her humorous and motivational speech, DPO Phillips ...
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A Cinematic History Lesson – The Monuments Men and Their Role in Saving Europe’s Cultural Identity

The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt joined forces with the Embassy in Berlin, the German Filmmuseum in Frankfurt , and the Jewish Museum in Frankfurt for a special history lesson in the Filmmuseum’s movie theatre for some 200 high-school students and other youth audiences from the Rhine Main region on February 18th.  Featuring the story of the allied group “Monuments Men” (FDR’s Monuments, ...
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Education, Exchanges, and the Economy featured in Northern Hesse

Consul General Milas and his wife Eileen spent Presidents’ Day in Baunatal, a mid-sized town close to Kassel in northern Hesse, a region we don’t reach very often.  It’s home to a large VW factory, a brewery, and several educational and cultural institutions. Baunatal’s mayor Manfred Schaub welcomed the American visitors from Frankfurt and introduced ...
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Discussing German-American Relations in Gießen

Hosted by Prof. Dr. Greta Olson and introduced by University President Mukherjee, Consul General Kevin C. Milas discussed current challenges to the German-American relationship with American Studies students at Giessen University. The Consul General articulated his strong interest in listening to the students’ concerns and engaged them in a frank discussion that included sensitive issues ...
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