BookRoom, which sells used books of all kinds, is located in “Foggy Bottom Mall” in the basement of the State Department’s HST Building. It’s open November through September (closed during AAFSW’s Art & BookFair each October) during weekday lunchtime hours: 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Drop in to get some bargain reading material, and support […]
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Seeking Outstanding Volunteers Abroad for SOSA’s 25th Anniversary The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) annually presents the Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) to recognize the most exceptional volunteer efforts by Foreign Service employees and family members abroad. During its 25-year history, the program has honored more than 100 awardees […]
AAFSW Awarded Two Exciting Grants from the Una Chapman Cox Foundation Foreign Service Dashboard Thanks to the Cox Foundation and our AAFSW development team, Foreign Service community members will soon have access to an exciting new resource: an online “dashboard” providing a clear overview of the many organizations, groups and websites that serve our community. […]
Through advocacy within the State Department and Congress, we established the Family Liaison Office, supported the establishment of the Overseas Briefing Center (now known as the The Transition Center), Around the World in a Lifetime (AWAL), and the Foreign Service Youth Foundation, among other organizations. In the Department of State staff a housing referral office, operate […]
We are happy to announce the launch of Global Connection, a new Facebook group for AAFSW members and their spouses/partners only. This closed, moderated group, a complement to our Livelines listserve, will be for general discussion of Foreign Service topics: questions and answers, tips and advice. If you are a current member of AAFSW, we […]