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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Presentation by the Turkish Ambassador, November 15

His Excellency Serdar Kılıç Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. AAFSW cordially invites you to attend a most interesting and critical presentation by a distinguished speaker, His Excellency Serdar Kılıç Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey on Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the George Marshall Auditorium at […]

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2016 SOSA Awardees to Be Honored on November 10

This year we received nineteen SOSA nominations from posts in all of the six geographic regions. AAFSW thanks those posts and individuals who took the time to nominate these volunteers. All the nominees’ remarkable activities have had a profound impact on Mission and host-country communities overseas. AAFSW is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of […]

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Successful EFM Business Fair in Asuncion: Try One at Your Post!

In September, Embassy Asuncion hosted an EFM Business Day under the auspices of AAFSW. Five business owners in the community shared their products and services on the compound during the lunch hour. The event was organized to share information about AAFSW, promote business owners in the Foreign Service community, and to specifically highlight businesses at […]

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AAFSW/FBS Thanksgiving Luncheon, November 9

The AAFSW/Foreign Born Spouses cordially invite you to celebrate with us the traditions of Thanksgiving with a delicious luncheon at the residence of one of our members on Wednesday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to AAFSW office@aafsw.org by Monday, November 7 and please share with us your favorite dish to make for this special […]

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