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“Designed for Diplomacy” — The Diplomatic Reception Rooms

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) cordially invites you to a unique and fascinating cultural program, presented by Marcee Craighill, Director and Curator of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. The program will take place on Tuesday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the lower level of the National Museum of […]

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February Wellness Workshop: The Nutrients You Need and How to Get Them

Food is abundant in our society — but most people are still deficient in some very important nutrients, including vitamin D, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and omega-3 fatty acids. These can affect our bones, muscles, skin, digestion, and even brain health. Unfortunately, recent studies show that supplements are not the easy answer they appear to be […]

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Coaching baseball for 6-7 year olds.

2019 Secretary of State Award Recipients

This year, five of the six geographical bureaus submitted nominations for the Secretary of State Award for outstanding volunteerism abroad. The winners and their projects are: 2019 Winner for Bureau of African Affairs, Marcus W. Lamb Marcus, an Information Programs Officer, was part of the IRM team while posted to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Marcus […]

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Human Resources Mirembe Nantongo and AAFSW President Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD with the 2019 AAFSW Award winners: Claudia Felice-Kuebler (SOSA WHA), Carlos Perez (SOSA EUR), Zhou Cecilia Zhuang-Haas (SOSA NEA), Sheila Switzer (AAFSW Lifetime Achievement Award), Melissa Brayer-Hess (Tragen), Jennifer Yan (SOSA EAP), Dan Kehoe (CCE-EFM), Daniel Alvarez (CCE-EFM), Marcus Lamb (SOSA AF). All photos courtesy of the Secretary's staff, the Secretary's official photographer, James Pan (A/OPR/GSM photographer), FLO photographer Jacob Miller, and AAFSW members.

2019 AAFSW Awards Ceremony

2019 AAFSW Awards – Including the SOSA Ceremony Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Department of State     On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, AAFSW held its 29th annual AAFSW Awards Ceremony, including the SOSA program, which was presented by AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, in the Benjamin Franklin Reception Room in the Department of State. […]

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AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo, Ambassador Lloyd Nelson Hand, Ann Hand, AAFSW Program Chair Sheila Switzer, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce -- Monday, June 10, 2019 -- Dept. of State -- Photo by Jane Pennewell

Presentation by Ambassador Lloyd Hand and Ann Hand

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 […]

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