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.
AAFSW is saddened to inform our members that Lesley Dorman passed away on August 26.Lesley Dorman was AAFSW president from 1976 to 1981, and served AAFSW in many other capacities, including Program Chair, Housing Office Chair and Public Relations Chair. In 1977, she directed the Forum Committee survey that resulted in the influential “Report on […]
A presentation by Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi on Tuesday, September 20, at 10.30 a.m. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide cordially invite you to join us on Tuesday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room on the 8th floor of the State Department in Washington, D.C. […]
The Senior Living Foundation of the American Foreign Service will host its 7th Planning for Change Seminar on September 15, 2016. This half day event is designed to offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the steps necessary and services available to help them plan for the future. This year, the agenda includes discussions on: […]
AAFSW cordially invites you to join us on Saturday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for a unique Arabian cultural program at the King Abdullah Cultural Hall (KACH), followed by dinner at the Aldeerah restaurant. The KACH is a part of the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, and is a small museum with state of the art […]