News & Events

6th Annual Jaki Ed Exhibition and Auction a Huge Success

On September 27, 2012, the Sixth Annual Jaki ed Auction and Exhibition was held at the Marshall Islands Resort’s Melele Room.  Several embassy staff, including Ambassador Armbruster and Department of Interior representative Al Fowler, took part in the exciting auction.  Jaki ed are finely woven mats that Marshallese traditionally used as clothing.  This year, in large ...
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RMI Celebrates Manit Day (Culture Day) 2012

On September 28, 2012 the people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands celebrated the Manit Day.  Manit Day is an annual holiday that commemorates Marshallese traditions and culture.  Activities include singing performances, sports games, weaving competitions, and traditional canoe races.  There are also food booths set up showcasing Marshallese and international cuisine.  This year, ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Training on Majuro

A U.S. Coast Guard Mobile Training Team conducted an intensive two-week Advanced Boarding Officer course on Majuro for Marshallese maritime law enforcement officers. During a closing ceremony at the RMI Sea Patrol Headquarters on September 27th, Ambassador Thomas Armbruster and RMI Acting President Tony deBrum presented certificates to the Marshallese graduates and thanked the Coast ...
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Basing of First U.S. Space Fence Facility Announced

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Air Force will base a Space Fence radar site on Kwajalein Island in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with Initial Operations Capability (IOC) planned for fiscal year 2017. The Fence will provide a critical Space Surveillance Network capability needed to give warfighters the ability to maintain a ...
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NOAA National Weather Service Expert Visits the RMI

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) expert, Charles “Chip” Guard, visits the RMI this week to conduct a tropical cyclone, disaster preparedness and climate workshop with RMI officials.  Chip is a weather expert from the Weather Forecast Office on Guam, who has been studying Pacific weather patterns and helping Pacific Island governments prepare for rough weather ...
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