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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Images of Music: May 16, 2017

“Images of Music” A Morning of Art and Music with Award Winning Artists Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. AAFSW cordially invites you on Tuesday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. for a fascinating morning of art and music by two extraordinary artists: Susanne Eisinger and John Gardecki “the Chopin Man” who will enlighten us with […]

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“O Mistress Mine” The Secrets, Lies and Loves and Wives of Edward De Vere: The REAL Shakespeare

“O Mistress Mine” The Secrets, Lies and Loves and Wives of Edward De Vere: The REAL Shakespeare Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.   The Associates of American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the AAFSW Family Crisis Fund Committee cordially invite you to a thought-provoking and wonderful presentation of the life of Edward De Vere, whom […]

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Women’s History Month Celebration

Women’s History Month Celebration: The Increasing Role of Women in Political Reform, Human Rights and Cultural Awareness, Thursday, March 16, 2017 On Tuesday, March 16, 2017, AAFSW held its ninth annual Women’s History Month panel discussion entitled “The Increasing Role of Women in Political Reform, Human Rights and Cultural Awareness.” First, AAFSW offered a wonderful […]

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Celebrating Women’s Role in the Military

AAFSW Celebrates Women’s Roles in the Military Saturday, March 4, 2017 Army and Navy Club, Washington, DC At a wonderful luncheon event at the Army and Navy Club of Washington DC on Saturday, March 4, 2017 the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) celebrated the significant roles women have had in the military. […]

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