Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide

We connect the U.S. Foreign Affairs community at home and abroad.

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AAFSW’S PROGRAMS TO CONTINUE

AAFSW is thrilled the government shutdown has been averted, and our programs are maintained moving forward. 

The Paris 2024 program Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIII Olympiad), Sports and Diplomacy for a Better World, will be rescheduled soon.

Meanwhile, AAFSW is pleased to share the official video of the 2024  Olympic and Paralympic Games Inauguration ceremonies.  AAFSW appreciates your support, as always!

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AAFSW is here for you.

Whether you’re overseas and need support, on ordered evacuation, or want to make new connections in the DC area, AAFSW is your landing place for all things community.

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Your generous support funds our scholarship programs and advocacy efforts.

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  • Volunteer Opportunities
    JUST THE VOLUNTEER JOB FOR YOU Want to help AAFSW but don’t have a regular schedule or want to do something less often? Quinn’s Auction sends us notice of their auctions and their free appraisals. You would monitor the emails, contact the appropriate Chair to see if there is anything to be appraised, sign up…
  • Spring Greetings from AAFSW! 
    Read the spring letter from AAFSW President Celine Ford.
  • In Memory of Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Swope
    AAFSW remembers Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Swope.
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AAFSW members have access to our vibrant community. Here’s what you’ll enjoy as a member:

  • Programs – First notice of our in-person and virtual events
  • Networking – You’ll be able to connect with and support other members of the Foreign Affairs Community
  • Scholarships  Multiple merit scholarships are available for your children
  • Voice  We advocate for you and your family members
  • Online – Automatic membership in our exclusive, members-only groups

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AAFSW has been here for you since 1960. We promote the goals and serve the needs of our community through advocacy, outreach, awards, scholarships, services, and networking events.

We are dedicated to upholding our vision to serve the needs of Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, spouses, partners, members of household, and retirees through our resources and support.

We can’t wait to welcome you into our community.

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