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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AAFSW Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the SOSA Awards

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA). Inspiring clips from interviews with former Secretary of State James Baker, Susan Baker, SOSA winners [Foreign Service employees and family members] with projects in Kigali, Chennai, Abuja and Madrid, AAFSW leaders, and a charismatic official from the Nigerian Ministry of […]

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AAFSW Interviews 2015 CCE-EFM Winner Stephanie C. Arnold

Stephanie Arnold: “A Firm Believer in the Value of EFM Employment”   Stephanie Arnold, former Human Resources Officer (HRO) and Financial Management Officer in Dublin, will receive AAFSW’s 2015 Champions of Career Enhancement for EFMs (CCE-EFM) Award on November 10. The award includes a cash stipend of $750. We interviewed Ms. Arnold by e-mail about […]

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