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Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Inaugural International Day for People of African Descent

United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy For Immediate Release August 31, 2021 Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Inaugural International Day for People of African Descent Today, we join people around the world in commemorating the first International Day for People of African Descent. By creating this day, ...
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Jennifer Homendy Sworn In as Chair of NTSB

​WASHINGTON (Aug. 13, 2021) — The  Honorable Jennifer L. Homendy  took the oath of office Friday during an outdoor ceremony held at NTSB headquarters, in which she was sworn in as the 15th Chair of the  National Transportation Safety Board . Alfonso Montaño , the NTSB’s Chief Administrative Law Judge, administered the oath and presided over the ceremony. Homendy was nominated by President Joe Biden ...
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Press Release – FAA Implements More Efficient, Safer Flight Routes for South-Central Florida

For Immediate Release August 12, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – On Aug. 12, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) went live with the second phase of new air traffic routes and procedures that improve the safety and efficiency of airspace in South-Central Florida. The project, often referred to as the  South-Central Florida Metroplex initiative , will optimize aircraft arrival and departure ...
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U.S. Donation of 5.5 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to CARICOM Countries

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 12, 2021 The United States is donating 5.5 million Pfizer vaccine doses along with ancillary kits to the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). As part of this donation, a shipment consisting of nearly 569,000 doses will be delivered to Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, St. ...
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NASA Renews Support of Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence

NASA is continuing its support of university research into technologies for future helicopters and other vertical lift aircraft in partnership with the U.S. Army and Navy. With their unique ability to take off and land from any spot, as well as hover in place, vertical lift vehicles are increasingly being contemplated for use in providing ...
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