AAFSW at a Glance

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960 and is the oldest non­-governmental organization supporting the American diplomatic community.

AAFSW is a primary advocate and serves as a support network for family members of Foreign Service employees. AAFSW advocacy was responsible for the creation of the Family Liaison OfficeOverseas Briefing Center, and the Foreign Service Youth Foundation.

AAFSW membership extends to all of the foreign affairs agencies. We participate in the Inter­Agency Roundtable (quarterly information ­sharing events for family member support offices from all foreign affairs agencies) and the Foreign Affairs Council (a forum for non­-governmental organizations related to the Foreign Service.

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Women’s History Month Celebration and Panel Discussion on March 4

AAFSW cordially invites members, families and friends to join us for our eighth annual commemoration of Women’s History Month at a panel discussion entitled “The Critical World of Women in Domestic and International Policy Making.” The event will take place on Friday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception […]

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Wanted: Book Operations Manager

The Book Operations Manager has the overall responsibility for the management and operations of the BookRoom, BookStore and the annual Art&BookFair (working with the AAFSW Art&BookFair Chair and Treasurer). Applicant must be a member of AAFSW. Duties include: 1. Organize the gathering, pricing, sorting, displaying, boxing, and storage of books for Art&BookFair. 2. Make pickups […]

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Financial and Advance Care Planning – Especially for Foreign Service Families

NEW DATE! Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Oakwood Falls Church AAFSW members are cordially invited to a very informative program on Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the State Room at Oakwood Falls Church, 501 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Falls Church 22044. Our first presenter, Hui-chin Chen, is a financial planner who specializes in Foreign […]

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