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  • A Salute to the Long Swiss and American Special Relationship
    Jacques Pitteloud, Ambassador of Switzerland, gave a talk at the State Dept. January 17, 2023.
  • “Fearless Young Iranian Women Uprise”
    AAFSW hosted the first program of the New Year with a call for change for a better world and an informative and timely presentation” Fearless Young Iranian Women Uprise.”
  • AAFSW’s 2023 Merit Scholarships Now Open
    Our annual scholarships for member families are now open. Please visit this page for more details and applications. Deadline is April 16, 2023.
  • AAFSW Welcomes the Locality Pay Adjustment for DETOs in the NDAA
    AAFSW supports The Civil Service Federal Employee Serving Overseas Pay Equity Act, establishing a locality pay equivalent for some 265 active civilian federal employees, mostly State Department employees, working under the Domestic Employees Teleworking Overseas (DETO) program.
  • Farewell to Deborah Sigmund, a Selfless, Caring, Exceptional Lady, and Committed Warrior Against Human Trafficking
    A friend of AAFSW, Deborah Sigmund suddenly passed away on January 5, 2023. Deborah spearheaded the fight against child exploitation, forced labor & human trafficking in the US & abroad as Founder & Executive Director of Innocents At Risk.
  • Helping Seniors Better Understand Medicare Advantage Plans
    According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2021, more than 4 in 10 Medicare beneficiaries choose a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare advantage plans combine all the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B into a single plan provided by a private insurer. However, like other health insurance programs, navigating Medicare Advantage can be challenging and confusing, leading to costly mistakes. To help seniors better understand Medicare Advantage plans in Virginia, there is a resource that discusses the different available plans, coverage, and costs involved. You can view the guide here.