2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1 (1)

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1 (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Although the reunion was scheduled to begin Saturday, August 28, some of us arrived early to the beautiful Pinehurst Resort only to wait with anticipation for the arrival of our friends. To pass the time, we took a leisurely walk along one of the Resort's eight nationally ranked golf courses, then meandered into the small village of Pinehurst filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion (1)

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Visit aramcoexpats.com from August 28th through 31st for coverage of four fun-filled days of familiar faces, friendship, and memories at the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 6

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Kingdom School is a modern K-12 school designed as a showcase of educational innovation in both the kingdom and the region.  The chief mission for the school is to attract the best and brightest students.  Innovative planning guides the futuristic institution in its physical environment, teaching methods and academic administration.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 5

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Friday, June 4, after four days of whirlwind tours, educators were given a morning to relax and unwind in preparation for a 4:30 p.m. departure from the King Fahd Airport to Riyadh. In the morning, the Dhahran School Teachers invited the Houston Educators for coffee, casual visiting and the sharing of ideas.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 4

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On the morning of Thursday, June 3, Houston Educators were treated to a bit of Saudi commerce as they visited Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar. They were all waiting at the front door of Eastern Jewelry at 8:50 for the doors to open. After much looking, bargaining and purchasing, they left the shop with at least 20 name necklaces, numerous earrings, bangles and chains. They continued around the mall, stopping at the Silver Museum, Jarir Bookstore, Middle East artifact stores and of course Starbuck’s Coffee.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 3

BY Aramco Expats / /

The educators began their day with a breakfast hosted by Mustafa Jalali, Vice President, Saudi Aramco Affairs. Mr. Jalali greeted the group expressing his appreciation of them coming to Saudi Arabia.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 2

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On the second day of the tour, delegates met with President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, Abdallah S. Jum'ah. Mr. Jum'ah, who was appointed president in 1995, is also a member of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 1

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Houston educators visit Saudi Arabia in a remarkable, nine-day tour hosted by the Saudi Aramco Public Relations Department.  Delegates, three-quarters of whom are K-12 Grade teachers from Houston, Texas, will experience the Kingdom first-hand in an extensive, guided tour from May 30 through June 8, 2004, in Saudi Aramco's continued efforts to support global education on Saudi Arabia.

Reilly Financial Advisors

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Barnaby of Arabia by Wendy Cocker

BY Aramco Expats : Saudi Aramco Expats / /

Following on from “401 Arabian Sights”, Wendy Cocker’s newest CD is named “Barnaby of Arabia” and has just been released.

Wendy Cocker

BY Aramco Expats : Saudi Aramco Expats / /

Australians from “way Down Under” (Tasmania), Wendy Cocker and her husband Josh have enjoyed living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the past 14 years.

Cinco de Mayo

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This week one of my friends held a party to combine the celebration of his move to a new house and the Mexican fiesta of Cinco de Mayo. Until a few years ago I had never heard of this festival, and as it seems to be getting more popular each year I thought I’d look into its origins, so this week’s article is a kind of history lesson.

The Joy of Golf at Aramco

BY Byron Hebert / /

It is Thursday, August 22, 2002, there is no humidity and a great day for golf. I had just returned from the States the previous Monday and Rich Crum had e-mailed me to play golf on the weekend. I would be subbing for Gary Propernick in their regular foursome on Thursday and Friday. The starting time of 5:15 was not inviting, but with jet-lag, I figured I would be awake early anyway.

Lost City of Gerrha Still Attracts Searchers

BY David W. Tschanz / /

The mystery beckons. Clues appear then contradict each other and often themselves. Somewhere beneath the sands of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province lie the remains of the fabled city of Gerrha. For Rami Kamal, determining their location has been both a dream and source of intellectual stimulation for several years.

Reliving a Memory - George Blakslee

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

George Warren Blakslee was born July 1921 in Pennsylvania and earned a BA in geology from Penn State University. In 1943, he entered the Army Air Corps and was commission bombardier in 1944. After getting his wings, George's first assignment was to train two squadrons of Chinese cadets at Kirkland Air Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Later, he trained for combat in B-17's and B-29's.

More Musings

BY Alan McKeegan / /

Okay, I'll try again. Thought a picture of my folks might help jog some of the older memories out there. Mom and Dad are Helen and Barney McKeegan who spent about 10 years in Dhahran. My Dad arrived in the field in 1944 and my Mom and I and my two sisters arrived in 1947.

Vic and TJ Friedmann Love North Carolina

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Vic and TJ Friedmann and son, Alexander, joined Aramco in 1974. Vic, a geophysicist in the Exploration Department, and family were initially assigned to the Croydon, England office in October 1974. Alexander attended the local school there.

An Old Hand

BY Alan McKeegan / /

When I first got turned on to your new site, I thought it looked like another site for mostly the ones who came to the field after 1960, and so, thought it might be another waste of my "Valuable" time.