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 proud to announce the launch of the Foreign Service Hub, FSHub.org, a user-friendly online source for all Foreign Service community resources. In the past, AAFSW’s Board and other volunteers have often been frustrated by the lack of awareness in the Foreign Service community about the support resources available to help them, ranging from […]
Join AAFSW/FBS to say farewell and welcome our friends with an early 4th of July celebration. Summer will be here soon, and some of our Foreign Service Officers and families will be departing to exotic and interesting countries around the globe while new ones will be coming back to the DC area. So let’s get […]
Congratulations, Foreign Service runners and walkers around the globe! Thanks to your participation in the Around the World Virtual 5K Race/Walk, $2,494 has been raised for the AAFSW Crisis Fund. The Crisis Fund was established in December 2015 to provide help to Foreign Service family members in crisis (especially during a separation or after a […]
AAFSW cordially invites you a guided tour of an interesting and enriching exhibit of drawings and graphic art from some of the most famous Mexican artists of the 20th century. The tour will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m., at the Mexican Cultural Institute, located at 2829 16th Street, Washington, DC 20009. […]