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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February 28: Ballroom Dance Basic Steps Lesson

Celebrating this Year’s Ballroom Dancing Season with a Special Ballroom Dance Basic Steps Lesson Followed by a Potluck Lunch Tuesday, February 28 at 11:00 a.m. Presenting Lukas Klotzsche: Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Teacher with KLK Dance Randolph Towers 4001 North Ninth Street, Arlington, VA 22203 AAFSW and the AAFSW FUN FOR FUNDS EVENTS COMMITTEE […]

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2016 AAFSW Awards Ceremony

The 26th Annual AAFSW Awards’ Program was presented by AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Benjamin Franklin Reception Room at the Department of State. The Ceremony highlighted the exceptional volunteer work of ten remarkable individuals and can be viewed via Safari here (click link). The Associates of the American Foreign […]

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A Special Valentine’s Day Celebration

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A Greek Musical Interpretation of the Four International Natures of Love: Storge, Philia, Eros, Agape. AAFSW and the AAFSW FUN FOR FUNDS Events Committee cordially invite you to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the “University Club,” 1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC.  The University Club […]

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