The Foreign Service Journal - May 2016
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Page Background AFSA MEMBERSHIP EVEN MORE VALUABLE IN RETIREMENT AFSA is the strong voice protecting the Foreign Service and FS retirement benefits. Having dedicated your career to the Foreign Service, you care about preserving your Foreign Service legacy. AFSA is your indispensable partner in retirement, but your membership does not continue automatically. To stay plugged in to the FS community, please contact . Advocacy To protect your federal benefits, AFSA has partnered with like-minded organizations to magnify our presence on Capitol Hill, with the administration and to the American public. Guidance AFSA helps you navigate retirement issues to get the most from your benefits—annuities, FEHB and Medicare, LTC, TSP, Social Security, taxes, WAE/REA, even assuring your survivors their benefits. Information The Foreign Service Journal , AFSA Retiree Newsletter and Daily Media Digest keep you fully informed on issues important to you. Networking AFSA keeps you in touch with both active-duty and retired colleagues right from your smart phone. Our online directory is a valuable benefit of membership! You can also participate in the online AFSA Community forum discussions from anywhere in the world. Outreach AFSA promotes the crucial role of diplomacy, reinforces the Foreign Service’s identity and core values, and builds esprit de corps. Retired members play a vital role in this through the AFSA Speakers Bureau and Road Scholar programs. Questions on joining or benefits? Visit us online at or email us at .