Nominees Sought: SOSA, CCE-EFM, Tragen Awards

Seeking Outstanding Volunteers Abroad for SOSA’s 25th Anniversary The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) annually presents the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) to recognize the most exceptional volunteer efforts by Foreign Service employees and family members abroad. During its 25-year history, the program has honored more than 100 awardees […]

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Happy Hour April 7

AAFSW Happy Hour to welcome spouses, partners and employees from the new A-100 and Specialist Classes Tuesday, April 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Capitol Room, Oakwood Falls Church, 501 N. Roosevelt Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044. Come and enjoy: – Wine and great snacks – Networking – A fun (but optional) “speed-meeting” session between new […]

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Letter From the President: Especially for CLOs

Ten Ways AAFSW Can Help You Help Your Overseas Post Community As an independent non-profit and peer-to-peer network, AAFSW has a lot to offer Community Liaison Office coordinators (CLOs) to help support and advise employees and family members at post. Here are some suggested ways to make good use of our networks and services! 1) […]

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New Articles in Our Working Overseas Section

We have just added three new articles to Working Overseas. We’d like to add more! Share your experiences working inside or outside U.S. missions overseas as an Eligible Family Member or offer advice to others in the same boat. Email newsletter@aafsw.org with your idea for an article or commentary. If you have already written a blog […]

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Benefits of Social Media: April 13

AAFSW and the Foreign-Born Spouses Group invite you to a presentation: “Benefits of Social Media.” This event, accompanied by a luncheon, will take place at the residence of one of our members on Monday, April 13th at 11.30 a.m. Sonia Moore, our presenter, has an Industrial Engineering degree from University of Lima, and a ITIL v6 […]

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Leading From the Heart: Diana the Diplomat April 22

AAFSW invites you to a program, “Leading from the Heart: Diana the Diplomat,” on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of State. Our speaker will be Mr. Patrick Jephson, former Chief of Protocol to Diana, Princess of Wales. Born and raised in Ireland, Mr. Jephson earned a Master’s degree in Political Science […]

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Guide to the President’s Budget Proposal to Congress for Fiscal Year 2016

While Congress battles to resolve continued funding for appropriations bills not completed for the CURRENT fiscal year, the President submitted his proposed numbers and policy recommendations in February for the budget/appropriations cycle to fund the 2016 Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2015. For those who want to look inside the numbers for themselves and follow the […]

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New in Articles: Retirement Planning for Accompanying Spouses

Hui-chin Chen is a financial planner and co-owner of Pavlov Financial Planning. For the last ten years she has worked in the US, India, Taiwan, Mexico, and now in New Zealand, both independently and as a “trailing spouse.” She shares personal finance knowledge and financial planning topics for globally mobile professionals on her blog and has […]

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