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Friday, September 20, 2013

About town

If you are in the Washington, DC area, please come to the next AAFSW Happy Hour! Tuesday, September 24,  7-9 p.m. Capitol Room, Oakwood Apartments 501 Roosevelt Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044. Wine, snacks, old and new friends, and great networking! 
Hope to see you there!  
Email happyhour@aafsw.org for more information.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Summer Issue of Youth Newsletter Now Available from FSYF

Here, There, & Everywhere, the quarterly newsletter by FS youth for FS youth is now available from the Foreign Service
Youth Foundation (FSYF). This summer’s issue features the FSYF contest and award winners, including photos from the
2013 Youth Awards Ceremony. College Bound seniors and gap-year students: FSYF will be announcing the 2014
Academic Merit Award program in October. To view this issue, visit the FSYF website (www.fsyf.org).

The deadline for submissions to the fall issue is Monday, October, 7. The theme will be Overcoming Challenges and Resolving Conflicts.” American Foreign Service kids of all ages and in all locations are welcome to contribute. Please send questions and contributions to FSYF at fsyf@fsyf.org.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In Washington

Employment Opportunity in FLO

Family members returning to the Washington area may be interested in applying for an available full-time Family Liaison Specialist (Communications & Outreach) GS-12 position in the Family Liaison Office (FLO). The incumbent of this position is responsible for FLO outreach efforts. The position is located in Washington, DC, and may require some travel.

This is a two-year limited appointment, with potential to be extended up to a maximum of five years (Excepted Service, Schedule A—not in the Competitive Service). The selected candidate will receive a two-year, non-career term appointment with benefits (FERS, TSP, FEGLI, and FEHB). The incumbent of this position reports to the FLO Division Chief.

The application deadline is September 23, 2013. (This is a re-advertisement.) Details and application instructions are on