We Connect the U.S. Foreign Affairs Community at Home and Abroad

AAFSW’S PROGRAMS TO CONTINUE

AAFSW is thrilled the government shutdown has been averted, and our programs are maintained moving forward. 

The Paris 2024 program Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIII Olympiad), Sports and Diplomacy for a Better World, will be rescheduled soon.

Meanwhile, AAFSW is pleased to share the official video of the 2024  Olympic and Paralympic Games Inauguration ceremonies.  AAFSW appreciates your support, as always!

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AAFSW is here for you.

Whether you’re overseas and need support, on ordered evacuation, or want to make new connections in the DC area, AAFSW is your landing place for all things community.

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  • Volunteer Opportunities
    JUST THE VOLUNTEER JOB FOR YOU Want to help AAFSW but don’t have a regular schedule or want to do something less often? Quinn’s Auction sends us notice of their auctions and their free appraisals. You would monitor the emails, contact the appropriate Chair to see if there is anything to be appraised, sign up…
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    Read the spring letter from AAFSW President Celine Ford.
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    AAFSW remembers Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Swope.
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

ABOUT AAFSW

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) is a membership-based and accredited 501(c)(3) association within the American Foreign Affairs Community that has evolved to include Foreign Service and Civil Service employees, spouses, partners, members of household and retirees since our establishment in 1960.

OUR COMMUNITY

AAFSW is your landing place for making connections and community, whether you’re at post or at home. Join today to take advantage of member benefits like community forums, early access to in-person and virtual events, merit scholarships, and more. All are welcome here.

COMMUNITY PILLARS

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. Resources include the Foreign Service Hub, Housing Office, helpful articles, and so much more.

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

AAFSW President Celine Erickson’s quarterly letter to members.

Here’s what you’ll enjoy as a member:

  • Programs – First notice of our in-person and virtual events
  • Networking – You’ll be able to connect with and support other members of the Foreign Affairs Community
  • Scholarships  Multiple merit scholarships are available for your children
  • Voice  We advocate for you and your family members
  • Online – Automatic membership in our exclusive, members-only groups

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