90 Youth Celebrate Arbor Day in Ambassador’s Garden

On April 17, 2018, 90 youth gathered in the Ambassador’s residence garden in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 to show support for taking care of and protecting our planet. On Arbor Day, individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. It is celebrated ...
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Ambassador Braithwaite Travels to Bodø

On April 18-19, Ambassador Braithwaite traveled to Bodø. This was his first official trip to Northern Norway as United States Ambassador to Norway. On Wednesday, April 18, the Ambassador visited Norwegian Joint Headquarters (NJHQ). He was welcomed and given a tour by the Commander of the NJHQ Lieutenant General Rune Jakobsen. NJHQ in Bodø is ...
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Ambassador Braithwaite Travels to Trondheim

Ambassador Kenneth J. Braithwaite traveled to Trondheim March 22-23, 2018. This was a return to the first Norwegian city that the Ambassador had visited. In 1989, the then young Naval Officer Braithwaite visited Norway and Trondheim for the first time to meet with the Royal Norwegian Navy. The visit left such an impression on him, ...
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Ambassador Braithwaite Travels to Bergen

On March 8-9, 2018, Ambassador Kenneth J. Braithwaite traveled to Bergen for his first official trip as U.S. Ambassador to Norway. The Bergen visit started on March 8, with a meeting with Bergen’s Mayor Marte Mjøs Persen. Afterwards, the Ambassador met with the Bergen business community in a lunch meeting organized by the Bergen Chamber ...
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Ambassador Braithwaite Sends 14 Pizzas to Ambassador Aas After Losing Olympic Bet

On March 7, 2018, Ambassador Braithwaite sent 14 pizzas to his colleague and friend, Norway’s Ambassador to the United States Kåre Aas. Why, you may ask? It all started with this tweet:   Ambassador Aas challenged Ambassador Braithwaite to an Olympic Medal Count bet, and Ambassador Braithwaite accepted the challenge. See the whole story of ...
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A Monument of Friendship – Eero Saarinen’s U.S. Embassy in Oslo

The triangular U.S. Embassy building in Oslo, designed by renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, opened in 1959 and was considered an architectural masterpiece at the time. In this video you will see newspaper clippings and photos of the building from the year it opened. The U.S. Embassy is moving to Huseby on May 12 and ...
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Embassy Holiday Video 2016

It’s Ambassador Heins’ first Christmas in Norway, but will he find julestemning? In this year’s Embassy holiday video, the Ambassador, Tone Damli and Ole Torp drive around Oslo singing Christmas carols and practice Norwegian in their quest to find true holiday spirit. See the video on YouTube and Facebook . Happy Holidays from everyone here at the ...
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Embassy Decorated in Rainbow Colors to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

June is ‪ LGBT Pride‬ Month and we have decorated the Embassy’s windows in rainbow colors. June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the U.S., and it serves as an important reminder that all people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender ...
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