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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Volunteer at the Art & BookFair 2015!

Starting with a “Book Mart” in October 1961, AAFSW has held a book sale every year at the State Department. This October, the Art & BookFair will once again offer books and treasures from all over the world. Our donors from the Foreign Service community have lived everywhere, and customers come to this sale knowing […]

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AAFSW Merit Scholarship Winners Recognized at FSYF Youth Awards Ceremony

The recipients of this year’s Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) awards, as well as winners of the AAFSW Merit Scholarships, were honored at the 2015 Youth Awards Ceremony on July 10 at the State Department’s George C. Marshall Auditorium. Winners of the FSYF Art Contest, Essay Contest, and KidVid Contest were recognized during the ceremony. […]

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