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.