Secretary Kerry To Introduce "Mission One" at the Washington Passport Agency

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 11, 2016


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver brief remarks at the Washington Passport Agency at 4:30 p.m.on July, 12, 2016 at 600 19th Street NW. The Secretary will highlight the need for U.S. citizens planning overseas travel to apply early for their passports in light of the current record-breaking passport surge.

The Secretary will also introduce the State Department’s innovations in providing services to U.S. citizens, under the new banner of “Mission One.” An initiative that expands and modernizes the services the Department offers to U.S. citizens.

The Secretary’s remarks will be open press.

Pre-set time for cameras is 3:45 p.m. from the 19th Street South Entrance.

Final access time for writers and stills is 4:15 p.m. from the 19th Street South Entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center); or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization; or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist. Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e. a U.S. driver's license or passport).

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For further press information please contact the Department of State Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.