Yeah, I am totally late.
The 171st is scheduled to start in March and I am only just now getting around to welcoming the 170th.
In my defense, I was only ever able to find two bloggers who joined this class, one which was already in the Foreign Service and just became a tandem with this class (yay tandems!) and the other who has since password protected their blog (boo passwords!).
Here they are anyway:
Travel Orders (now featuring tandem issues!)
A Little Bordeaux for your Day (now password protected)
Welcome (belatedly) to the Foreign Service!
Edited even later (March 2014 if you are keeping track...), Welcome also to the 171st and blogger Get Out The Map!
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