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.
On Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30 am, AAFSW/FBS cordially invite you to join us to a guided tour of the Japanese Exhibit, including the rest of the museum. You are welcome to visit the lovely gardens on your own before or after the tour. The style that came to be known as art deco, which […]
Moving is always stressful, whether it is down the block or halfway across the world. For those in the Foreign Service, moves happen more frequently — and at greater distances — than for most other people. We have the benefit of joining a ready-made community with support there to make settling into our new lives […]
The AAFSW Volunteer Luncheon on June 14 was a great success, with a huge crowd of current and past AAFSW volunteers attending. Many enthusiastic guests kept on arriving, even well after the planned ending time. Once again, an enormous variety of homemade delicious food and desserts were prepared by the AAFSW Board and enjoyed by the […]
Roughly 20 AAFSW members got together on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 and enjoyed a guided tour of the beautiful Mexican Cultural Institute. After that, the AAFSW members enjoyed the stunning “GM de Mexico Collection of Drawings and Graphic Art.” Later, we had a tasty lunch at a great Mexican pupuseria close by. The Mexican Cultural […]