Celebrating AAFSW’s 60th Anniversary: 1960-2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – AAFSW’s Dinner-Dance Gala!

Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia from 7:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

Invitation | Reservation form

 

Apply Now for AAFSW’s 2020 Scholarships – Deadline is April 15

2020 SOSA Award Nominations Now Open

 

AAFSW, a State Department Employee Organization, at a Glance

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960 and is the oldest non­-governmental organization supporting the American diplomatic community.

 

2019 AAFSW AWARDS - SOSA
2019 AAFSW Awards -- SOSA
2019 AAFSW Awards -- SOSA
Our Awards -- SOSA 2018 Our Awards -- SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2017
SOSA 2016
Our Programs
AAFSW Glamour & Diplomacy 2019
AAFSW's Advocacy History
AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo & President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo & President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen
Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)
Our Scholarships
2019 Youth Awards: FSYF, AAFSW, AFSA Presidents
2019 AAFSW Merit and Twice Exceptional Merit Scholarships
Our Ambassador Speaker Series Our Ambassador Speaker Series
Realities of Foreign Service Life
Our BookRoom
Our Art & BookFair
Our Many Art & BookFair AAFSW Volunteers
Art & BookFair 2018 Volunteers
Honoring Our Community
Honoring The Fallen Family Members
AAFSW Volunteers
AAFSW Volunteer Annual Appreciation
AAFSW Foreign Born Spouses Group (AAFSW-FBS)
Our Fundraising & Family Crisis Fund
Marcee Craighill photo

“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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