“When it comes to supporting Foreign Service families, AAFSW delivers! There is no other private volunteer organization that has done more to improve the quality of life for Foreign Service families around the world.”
- Melissa Brayer Hess
Foreign Service spouses have to take care of each other–and there is no better way to do that than AAFSW.
- Shannon Jamison
“I feel that it is very important that we as family members have an independent voice to represent our interests to the State Department, to other Foreign Affairs agencies, and to Congress, just as Foreign Service officers have the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA.) In short, I consider AAFSW to be my ‘union.’”
- Kelly Bembry Midura
“There are countless reasons people have joined AAFSW and that’s because this organization offers something for everyone. The folks I’ve met through AAFSW have an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience that they generously share via Livelines and off-line. My involvement with AAFSW has given me great understanding and insights into navigating the FS system and the wonderful people I’ve met are and continue to be a tremendous support system for me and our family.”
- Gabrielle Hampson
“Foreign Service life offers many rewards, but also sets many frustrating limits on our lives. Our situation is unique, and few people outside of our fellow FS family members really understand it. We need to pull together, helping each other with information, advice and direct support, and I think AAFSW is the best vehicle for this kind of self-help. Whether you are a spouse or other family member, female or male, straight or gay — AAFSW needs your thoughts, your voice and your talents.
- Patricia Linderman
“I first joined AAFSW because it seemed like the right thing to do as a new Foreign Service spouse back in 1976… I renew my AAFSW membership knowing it will help me meet lasting friends… because I am grateful for the improvements to my life that AAFSW has brought into being… because I want to keep informed of what’s going on with my cohort around the world… because I am proud to be a Foreign Service spouse, despite all the personal sacrifices it has brought my way.
- Debbi Miller