SOSA 2017

SOSA 2017

  Winners pose with DAS Constance Dierman and AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen.  From left: Anna Dworken (2017 Lesley Dorman Awardee), Craig Houston (2017 SOSA winner: EAP Bureau), Grace Anne Turner (2017 SOSA winner: AF Bureau), 2016-2020 AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources Constance Dierman, Alesia…

Realities of Foreign Service Life

Realities of Foreign Service Life

Mention a diplomatic career and most people imagine high-level meetings, formal dress and cocktail parties. Few stop to think that behind the occasional glitter of official functions are thousands of families facing all the routines and crises of life, far from home, relatives, and friends, in unfamiliar and sometimes unfriendly countries. The Realities series (Volumes…

Our Awards

AAFSW sponsors or assists with several awards for adult Foreign Service family members.The Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA). The annual AAFSW/Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) recognizes the outstanding volunteer activities of U.S. Government employees, family members, and members of household over the age of 18 serving overseas.Champions of…