I would say that as a general rule cheek kissing is not done in the US, with the exception between female friends in California or a family member towards a child. Since by your picture you're a dude just don't kiss. If you meet someone for the first time, extend your hand to shake. Any other greeting activity: kiss, hug, or wave, let the other person take the lead. If you can talk to the person about it, (like "hey, it is so weird that you guys don't kiss hello") then maybe they will agree to change from protocol.