AAFSW Happy Hour! Tuesday, April 22

Tuesday, April 22, 7-9 p.m. Capitol Room, Oakwood Apartments, 501 Roosevelt Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044 Please join us to: Welcome new spouses/partners to the Foreign Service community Enjoy wine, tapas, networking and great conversation! To RSVP (not mandatory), please contact office@aafsw.org or the AAFSW Office at 703-820-5420. View Larger Map

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Tour of a Diego Rivera Exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute: April 23

AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Wednesday, April 23, at 11.30 a.m. for a tour of an exhibit of the great Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. The exhibit centers around a mural Rivera painted in New York City, “Man at the Crossroads,” reconstructing its history with reproductions […]

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Japanese Ikebana with the Foreign Born Spouses Group: April 30

AAFSW’s Foreign Born Spouses invite you to demonstration by Mitsuko Otani, a Japanese teacher and Ikebana, or flower arranging, instructor. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 30,  at 11:00 a.m. at a member’s home in Arlington, VA. Please bring a favorite dish to share for a luncheon following the demonstration. Ms. Otani studied […]

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Foreign-Born Spouses Information Session at FLO: May 6

The AAFSW Foreign Born Spouses Group cordially invites you to an informative presentation especially for foreign-born spouses. The event will be held at the FLO Conference Room Family Liaison Office, at the State Department on Tuesday, May 6th, at 11:30 a.m. This presentation is prepared especially for foreign-born spouses and partners going or returning from […]

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President’s Letter: Five Ways to Fight Social Isolation at Your Post

The studies continue to pile up: social isolation is a serious risk factor—comparable to smoking—for physical as well as mental health. Researcher N.R. Nicholson defines social isolation as “a state in which the individual lacks a sense of belonging socially, lacks engagement with others, and has a minimal number of social contacts, which are deficient […]

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Foreign Service Facebook Round-Up (Updated!)

New Foreign Service community Facebook groups are popping up all the time. Here are some of the most active. All of these are moderated, with restricted membership, for privacy and security reasons. Click “Join Group” and look for a message in your “Other” inbox on Facebook from one of the moderators requesting information to approve […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month with AAFSW

At AAFSW’s March 18 panel discussion for Women’s History Month, three outstanding women leaders and over 100 AAFSW members and guests engaged in an animated and thought-provoking discussion. Dr. Alia Hatoug-Bouran, Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States — and her country’s first female ambassador — discussed the need to educate women and to make connections […]

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AAFSW Classifieds Launched!

Just think of it as “Craigslist for the Foreign Service.” Rent a house or apartment, sell your car, or advertise your business! Visit the new AAFSW Classifieds site at www.aafswclassifieds.com! The ads for housing, cars, etc. on AAFSW’s “Livelines” YahooGroup have been terrific, but they are not easy to search, and photos must be uploaded separately […]

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