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Embassy personnel and their families construct a guard shed in the wooded area outside the U.S. embassy in Angola on March 23, 2019. (U.S. Department of State photo)

On March 23, the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Regional Security Office in Angola recruited volunteers to collect trash and install a guard shed outside the U.S. embassy. Dubbed “Operation Permanent Presence,” the clean-up effort improved the embassy’s exterior appearance and cleared an area for the installation of a guard shed.

The shed will help local guards maintain a permanent police presence in the wooded area outside the embassy and improve pedestrian safety for embassy employees and other pedestrians in the community.

U.S. Ambassador Nina M. Fite supported the effort with embassy personnel and their families by cleaning the street and encouraging others to volunteer.

“It was great to see the embassy and local community work together to support local guards and improve the embassy at the same time,” said DSS Regional Security Officer Duane Gordon.

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U.S. embassy personnel and their families give a thumbs-up with local guards after constructing a guard shed. (U.S. Department of State photo)
Diplomatic Security Service Regional Security Office members and Diplomatic Police pose outside the embassy after Operation Permanent Presence. (U.S. Department of State photo)

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