Tales of Survivors of the DOS Divorce and Separation Process The Department of State (DOS) views divorce as a private civil matter to be addressed by a civilian court. When the separation becomes difficult, including physical harm and non-physical harm, harassment and emotional abuse, the spouse is left with “a sense of loss and powerlessness”. […]
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 […]
Starting with a “Book Mart” in October, 1961, AAFSW has held a book sale every year at the State Department. This October, the Art & BookFair will once again offer books and treasures from all over the world. Our donors from the Foreign Service community have lived everywhere, and customers come to this sale knowing […]
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 […]
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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 […]