Celebrating AAFSW’s 60th Anniversary: 1960-2020
Save the evening of Saturday, May 9, 2020 for AAFSW’s Dinner-Dance Gala!


2019 Art & BookFair

Public Dates: October 12 & 13, October 19 & 20, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm


2019 SOSA, CCE-EFM, and Tragen Awards



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.


Our Awards -- SOSA 2018 Our Awards -- SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2018 SOSA 2018
SOSA 2017
SOSA 2016
Our Programs
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

Letter From the President: Especially for CLOs

Ten Ways AAFSW Can Help You Help Your Overseas Post Community As an independent non-profit and peer-to-peer network, AAFSW has a lot to offer Community Liaison Office coordinators (CLOs) to help support and advise employees and family members at post. Here are some suggested ways to make good use of our networks and services! 1) […]

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Non-Governmental Foreign Service Support Organizations

Thanks to AAFSW member Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel for her work in putting together this handy reference. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) Non-profit organization that brings together, supports and advocates for Foreign Service family members and employees. Tagline: “Where the Foreign Service Becomes a Community.” Publications including Realities of Foreign Service Life, Foreign […]

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Our Programs

AAFSW organizes speaker programs and events of interest to members and to the Foreign Service community in general. The organization is privileged to have access to the Benjamin Franklin Rooms at the Department of State as an elegant venue for hosting four speaker events annually. The programs are open to members and guests, with a […]

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Our Scholarships

For High School Seniors and Current College Students The following AAFSW scholarships are available, with application deadlines in early April. Application forms are available early in the application year and will be announced in our Global Link newsletter, and on our website and Facebook page. AAFSW Merit Scholarship winner for 2013 Geoffrey Odlum with Debbi […]

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