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Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW), established in 1960, is a membership-based and accredited 501(c)(3) association within the American Foreign Affairs Community. Since 2018, AAFSW has been a recognized Department of State Employee Organization.
AAFSW is your landing place for making connections and community, whether you’re at post or at home. Join us today to take advantage of member benefits like community forums, early access to in-person and virtual events, merit scholarships, and so much more. All are welcome here.
AAFSW’s forums are a comprehensive, community-oriented place to discuss all things Foreign Service-related.
- A Salute to the Long Swiss and American Special RelationshipJacques 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 OpenOur 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 NDAAAAFSW 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.
SPOTLIGHT ON: SOSA
The Secretary of State Awards for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) recognize volunteers at post who are truly making a difference in their communities.
Since its founding in 1960, AAFSW has placed a strong emphasis on community. Our organization and membership has evolved through the years, but our focus on community remains the same.
Join AAFSW today and become a part of our thriving foreign affairs community.
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