Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) is a membership-based and accredited 501(c)(3) association within the American Foreign Affairs Community that includes Foreign and Civil Service employees, spouses, partners, and members of household.
The 2022 SOSA Awards ceremony took place on Nov. 17, 2022 at the State Department.
AAFSW partnered with longtime Foreign Service advocate and author Judy Goodman Ikels for a webinar discussion of her new book, Death in Wartime China: A Daughter's Discovery, on November 16.
AAFSW in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy hosted an enchanting program “A Journey to Bali through Art and Dance."
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President Celine Erickson’s December 2022 letter to members. READ IT HERE.
OUR LATEST NEWS
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- A Salute to the Long Swiss and American Special RelationshipJacques Pitteloud, Ambassador of Switzerland, gave a talk at the State Dept. January 17, 2023.
- “Fearless Young Iranian Women Uprise”AAFSW hosted the first program of the New Year with a call for change for a better world and an informative and timely presentation” Fearless Young Iranian Women Uprise.”
- AAFSW’s 2023 Merit Scholarships Now OpenOur annual scholarships for member families are now open. Please visit this page for more details and applications. Deadline is April 16, 2023.
- AAFSW Welcomes the Locality Pay Adjustment for DETOs in the NDAAAAFSW supports The Civil Service Federal Employee Serving Overseas Pay Equity Act, establishing a locality pay equivalent for some 265 active civilian federal employees, mostly State Department employees, working under the Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETO) program.
AAFSW will continue to be a catalyst for beneficial change through advocacy and support for our Foreign Affairs Community. By providing resources, services and engaging programs through our effective network, we promote the goals and serve the needs of Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, spouses, partners, members of household and retirees.
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Your generous support helps us fund our scholarship programs and recognizes outstanding volunteers through our awards, helps evacuees from post, and supports our cultural programs and webinars, among other advocacy efforts.