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.
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 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. More about us.
Dear Friends, It has been an amazing journey for me all these years that I have chaired the FBS Group. I have enjoyed immensely organizing cultural and social events for you: laughing and sharing happy and special moments with each one of you. I also shared your pain and cried with you in those difficult […]
March 1st of 2018 was the FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY of the opening of the Family Liaison Office in the Department of State. Its establishment may well mark the only time that a volunteer organization (in this case the Association of American Foreign Service Women – AAFSW) succeeded in changing the structure of the State Department bureaucracy […]
A member’s residence in Springfield, VA Saturday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. AAFSW/FBS cordially invites you to a summer garden farewell and welcome party Every year as a tradition we say farewell to our Foreign Service friends departing to exotic and interesting countries around the globe and we welcome new ones arriving to […]
AAFSW Has Been Officially Recognized as a Department of State Employee Organization On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, along with some AAFSW Board members met with the Chief Labor Management Negotiator at the Department of State Bureau of Human Resources / Office of Policy Coordination and were formally informed that […]