Back in the U.S.A.

Temporary
Permanent
For Retirees
Foreign Service Community Activities in the DC Area
Training
Community Bulletin Boards

 

TEMPORARY (TDY)

TDY Housing Options and Reviews

PCS Lodging Program — located on the State Dept. OpenNet.

https://www.facebook.com/HREXPCSLodgingProgram/

AFSA’s Extended Stay Housing Guide
http://www.afsa.org/extended-stay-housing-guide

Direct Billing Housing Survey – feedback/reviews from Foreign Service community members:
http://directbillingsurvey.blogspot.com/

 

PERMANENT (PCS)

Options for temporary housing when returning for DC tour.

 

Buying or Renting a Home

AAFSW classified ads
http://www.aafswclassifieds.com/

The Yahoo discussion group “Livelines” is a very active real estate marketplace for the Foreign Service, among other functions. Members post for sale/rent notices, requests, questions and recommendations. AAFSW membership required. http://www.aafsw.org/activities/social-media/#livelines

Find real estate agents in the Foreign Service community:
http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org/

FS Real Estate Investors

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756228874680815/

FS House Hunters International

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1437101823030847

FOR RETIREES

Retirement Planning Seminar
https://fsitraining.state.gov/Catalog/CourseDetails/RV101

Transition Job Search Course
https://fsitraining.state.gov/Catalog/CourseDetails/RV102

AAFSW Social and Informational Programs in the DC area
http://www.aafsw.org/activities/programs-and-events/

Oral History Interviews (both employees and spouses)
http://adst.org/oral-history/oral-history-interviews/

Senior Living Foundation (support for elderly Foreign Service community members in need)
http://www.slfoundation.org

The Retirement Network of the U.S. Department of State
https://rnet.state.gov/

 

FOREIGN SERVICE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN THE DC AREA

AAFSW Programs
http://www.aafsw.org/activities/programs-and-events/

AAFSW Foreign-Born Spouse Group
https://www.aafsw.org/foreign-born-spouses-group/

contact office@aafsw.org or join https://www.facebook.com/groups/AAFSWForeignBornSpouses

American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) (The professional association for Foreign Service employees)
http://www.afsa.org

GLIFAA (formerly stood for Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies, serves LGBT+ and allies)
http://glifaa.org

DACOR (formerly stood for Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired; provides speaker events, lunches, networking, scholarships; operates DACOR Bacon House)
http://dacorbacon.org

 

DC with Children

AAFSW Playgroup Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AAFSWPlaygroup/

Foreign Service Youth Foundation
www.fsyf.org

KidfriendlyDC
http://kidfriendlydc.com

Kid Trips
http://www.gokidtrips.com

Our Kids
https://www.ourkids.com

Beltway Bambinos
https://www.beltwaybambinos.com

 

TRAINING

Transition Center
http://www.state.gov/m/fsi/tc/

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARDS

AAFSW Classifieds and Online Housing Office
aafswclassifieds.com

AAFSW’s Livelines e-mail discussion group, also a platform for housing announcements
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/livelines/info

Trailing Houses on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/trailinghouses/

EFM Business Directory
http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org/

DC Repatriates

https://www.facebook.com/groups/377766852619580/

FS Sell It or List It

https://www.facebook.com/groups/625111704502789/