2020 AAFSW Election Ballot

AAFSW’s is celebrating its 60th Anniversary: 1960-2020

Letter from the 2016-2020 AAFSW President Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD — July 2020 


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
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
SPRING 2020 AAFSW Virtual Board Meetings via Zoom
AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo & President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen
Foreign Affairs Council (FAC)
Our Scholarships
2017 FSYF Youth Awards, AAFSW Merit Scholarship Awards, AFSA Merit Awards
2019 Youth Awards: FSYF, AAFSW, AFSA Presidents
2019 AAFSW Merit and Twice Exceptional Merit Scholarships
Our Ambassador Speaker Series
Realities of Foreign Service Life
Supporting Foreign Service Evacuees and their Families
Our BookRoom
Our Art & BookFair
59th AAFSW Art & Book Fair in 2019
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: Supporting our Families/Spouses in Transiton
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AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo Supports Foreign Service Families in Oman and Beyond

AAFSW’s Honorary President, Mrs. Susan Pompeo, has actively supported the Foreign Service family, not only as a regular participant in SOSA ceremonies and other signature events since her husband became Secretary of State. Susan also frequently has visited posts and met with EFMs and FS children while accompanying Secretary Pompeo, logging her own “Miles with […]

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Ashley Hayes, on evacuation from Mexico, shopping at the Junior League of Washington's Tossed and Found.

AAFSW and the Junior League of Washington Work Together to Help Evacuees

Soon after the announcement by the State Department of a Global Authorized Departure due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Junior League of Washington contacted the Association of American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) with a proposition. The Junior League’s chief fundraising rummage sale, Tossed & Found, was cancelled because of the pandemic, leaving them with a […]

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Eating Well in the Lockdown

Eating Well in the Lockdown AAFSW Wellness Workshop via Zoom Thursday, May 21 10:15 a.m. to noon, Washington, DC time Cost: Free with optional donation to the presenter via PayPal For many of us, trips to the grocery store are now limited, and many foods are out of stock. We’re craving comfort foods — but […]

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