2020 SOSA Winners and Honorable Mention Awardees

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

Letter from AAFSW President Lara Center


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

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Date: Monday, February 8, at 11:30 a.m. Place: The Residence of one of our members in Vienna, VA Dear Friends, The AAFSW/Foreign Born spouses cordially invite you to a join us for a fun and delicious Valentine’s luncheon that will take place at the residence of one of our members in Vienna, VA. Valentine’s day […]

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Arts Cub of Washington Tour: Join Us!

AAFSW will start the year with a wonderful and unique guided tour to one of the historical and beautiful National Landmarks, the Arts Club of Washington on Friday, January 29 at 11:30 am. The Monroe House is located at 2017 I Street N.W., Washington D.C., 20006, near the intersection of 21st Street, NW and Pennsylvania […]

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Holiday Party Supports New AAFSW Crisis Fund

This was the best, most memorable AAFSW Christmas party ever! The greatest indeed for a good awesome cause — it included a silent auction to benefit the new Crisis Fund. This is a fund suggested by Sheila Switzer to provide temporary help to Foreign Service family members in crisis (such as an evacuation, separation or […]

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Raising Kids in the Foreign Service Book Launched!

Laura Fabrycky, Patricia Linderman and Anne Sullivan. Authors in the DC area who donated their work to AAFSW’s newest book gathered on Friday, Nov. 13, to celebrate the publication of this new resource, packed with information, personal stories and humor. Pictured are Laura Fabrycky, who contributed “Joy for a Dime and a Song: A Case […]

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