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USS Jason Dunham Visiting Helsinki

Cmdr. Kevin Hoffman, executive officer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) gives a tour of the ship to U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck and guests of the Embassy on July 4, 2015. Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support ...
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U.S. Embassy Helsinki Celebrates the Pride Month

U.S. Embassy Helsinki was proud to host the State Department’s first ever Special Envoy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) Human Rights, Randy Berry, during Helsinki Pride, June 27-28. While in Helsinki, the Special Envoy met with LGBTI activists from Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia, and took part in Helsinki’s Pride Parade ...
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U.S. Embassy in Helsinki Celebrates the 239th Independence Day of the United States

U.S. Embassy Helsinki celebrated America’s 239th Independence Day on Wednesday, June 17. We welcomed over one thousand distinguished guests to the Wild West-themed party – an expression of the flourishing friendship and strong ties between our nations. In addition, the party commemorated the 25th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
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U.S. Embassy Finland and the University of Helsinki Sign the ARC Agreement Renewal

On Monday, June 8, U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck and Helsinki University Rector Jukka Kola signed the American Resource Center Cooperative Agreement. The agreement – originally established in 1993 – ensures continued, close cooperation for an additional five years. This renewal marks the 20 years of cooperation.
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Winning Author Jussi Valtonen Visited the Kaisa Library

Finlandia literature prize winning author Jussi Valtonen visited the Helsinki University Library on June 4. He was interviewed by Laura Noreila from the League of Finnish-American Friendship Societies. During the 1-hour interview the audience took the opportunity to ask questions, mainly about the plot and characters of Valtonen’s winning book, “He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät”.
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