Happy Hours

AAFSW volunteers and new members at a Happy Hour to welcome newcomers to the Foreign Service, April 2013.

AAFSW’s Happy Hours began in 2011, as a way to include members who are not able to attend events that are held during the work day. The events serve to introduce newcomers to AAFSW and include guests from the Family Liaison Office, the Overseas Briefing Center or other State Department offices with information to share.

Our family-friendly Happy Hours are held from 7-9 PM in the community room at the Oakwood Apartments in Falls Church, Virginia, a central location and temporary residence for many Foreign Service community members. Wine, soda, and light refreshments are served to round out a fun and informative evening. A few summertime Happy Hours have featured ice cream sundaes!

Happy Hours are always announced on this website, in the Global Link and Global Link Express newsletters and on our Facebook page. If you happen to be in the Washington, D.C. area at any time coinciding with a Happy Hour, please plan to attend. We would love to meet you or welcome you back!

Questions? Email happyhour@aafsw.org.