We are pleased to announce that “The Foreign Service Companion: Moving Your Household Without Losing Your Mind” is now available for purchase in paperback or Kindle e-book format! Written and edited by members of the Foreign Service community, this anthology of advice and stories will be your “companion” as you navigate your next Foreign Service transfer. [...]
AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Room at the Oakwood Apartments (501 North Roosevelt Blvd, Falls Church, VA). We will be hosting two gifted authors, Sara Mansfield Taber and Cynthia Helms, who will entertain us with stories of their fascinating lives. Here is some [...]
AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. for an informative presentation featuring Maureen Bunyan, a veteran television news broadcaster and a primary anchor for ABC7/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC. Ms. Bunyan anchors the 6 p.m. weeknight newscasts. Named a “Washingtonian of the Year” in 1992, Ms. Bunyan has an [...]
What small country borders both Russia and Iran? Azerbaijan, of course! The country’s envoy to the U.S., Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, reminded AAFSW and Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired (DACOR) members of this geographic fact at our joint program on Thursday, April 25 at DACOR-Bacon House. After a short reception and an elegant, delicious lunch, attendees [...]
From the May issue of our Global Link newsletter: the third in a series of article by AAFSW member Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel on family member employment. In this article, Nicole explores ideas for improving job opportunities overseas, from information flow regarding job availability to security clearances. Read more here!
Calling all talented and entrepreneurial AAFSW members! The 2nd annual Art, Craft and Small Business Fair will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 1-5 p.m. at Oakwood Falls Church. All AAFSW members are invited to exhibit their creative work (whether for sale or just as a hobby) and/or showcase their businesses. If you are [...]
Our most recent Happy Hour at Oakwood Falls Church was both informative and fun! In attendance were old and new officers, specialists and spouses/partners, representatives from AAFSW, the Overseas Briefing Center, and the Family Liaison Office, and even a former Ambassador! Keep your eyes peeled on Livelines and our Facebook page for the next event which is coming [...]
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Realities of Foreign Service Life, Volumes 1 and 2:
Writers from the Foreign Service community share their first-hand experiences and insights through essays on Foreign Service life. A great gift for newcomers or veterans of the Foreign Service and especially useful for anyone considering a Foreign Service career! Read more about Realities of Foreign Service Life and order your copy!