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 Office, Overseas 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.
AAFSW and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) invite you to a co-sponsored program and delicious lunch on Friday, April 7th featuring his Excellency Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib of the Republic of Afghanistan, who will enlighten us with a presentation on “The Challenges facing Afghanistan Security in 2017.” You will also have the opportunity to view […]
Celebrate the spring season with an excursion and a Special Chocolate Lover’s Afternoon Tea at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Optional: Guided tour of historic St. John’s Church, Richmond at 11:00 a.m. 2401 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23223 ($8.00, not included) Optional: Guided tour of Virginia State Capitol, […]
In a completely sold out event, the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) and the AAFSW Fun For Funds Fundraising Events Committee hosted a very successful Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the University Club of Washington DC. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed a magical musical arrangement offered in […]
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, around 15 AAFSW members got together to celebrate the opening of this year’s ballroom dancing and Viennese waltz season. The room was set for all of us to enjoy learning the basic steps of the most important ballroom and Latin dances by a professional ballroom dancing instructor. Due to […]