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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Wanted: Book Operations Manager

The Book Operations Manager has the overall responsibility for the management and operations of the BookRoom, BookStore and the annual Art&BookFair (working with the AAFSW Art&BookFair Chair and Treasurer). Applicant must be a member of AAFSW. Duties include: 1. Organize the gathering, pricing, sorting, displaying, boxing, and storage of books for Art&BookFair. 2. Make pickups […]

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Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Date: Monday, February 8, at 11:30 a.m. Place: The Residence of one of our members in Vienna, VA Dear Friends, The AAFSW/Foreign Born spouses cordially invite you to a join us for a fun and delicious Valentine’s luncheon that will take place at the residence of one of our members in Vienna, VA. Valentine’s day […]

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Arts Cub of Washington Tour: Join Us!

AAFSW will start the year with a wonderful and unique guided tour to one of the historical and beautiful National Landmarks, the Arts Club of Washington on Friday, January 29 at 11:30 am. The Monroe House is located at 2017 I Street N.W., Washington D.C., 20006, near the intersection of 21st Street, NW and Pennsylvania […]

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Holiday Party Supports New AAFSW Crisis Fund

This was the best, most memorable AAFSW Christmas party ever! The greatest indeed for a good awesome cause — it included a silent auction to benefit the new Crisis Fund. This is a fund suggested by Sheila Switzer to provide temporary help to Foreign Service family members in crisis (such as an evacuation, separation or […]

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