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.
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF), which this year celebrated the 30th anniversary since its inception, administered the annual Youth Awards Ceremony honoring FSYF Award Winners, AAFSW Merit Award Winners, and AFSA Merit Award Winners. The wonderful ceremony was organized by FSYF and its president, John Naland, whom AAFSW thanks […]
Reflections on Protocol and Design Over Recent Decades: Ambassador Lloyd Nelson Hand, former Chief of Protocol and Ann Hand, Founder of Ann Hand Jewelry and Design The AAFSW gathering was titled “Reflections on Protocol and Design,” but it could have been billed as “Reflections on Long, Happy Marriages” or “Reflections on Serving America” or “Reflections […]
Foreign Affairs Council Meeting Thursday, June 27, 2019 DACOR BACON House Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) — Thursday, June 27, 2019 — DACOR BACON House (l-r) FSYF President John Naland, DACOR President Paul Dening, AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, American Academy of Diplomacy President Ambassador Ronald Neumann, Council of […]
On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we celebrated the retirement of Susan Frost, who served in the Department of State as the Family Liaison Office (FLO) Director since 2013. As the FLO director, Mrs. Frost worked closely with AAFSW to promote Foreign Service Family interests. On March 1, 2018, the Family Liaison Office celebrated the 40th […]