Welcome to the Army Spouses' Club
The Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area (ASCGWA), a non-profit organization comprised of non paid volunteers, strives to provide and promote socio-economic and educational outreach to the soldiers, family members, and Department of the Army (DA) civilians assigned to, attached to, or with duty in the National Capital Region (NCR) and to organizations which benefit soldiers, as well as to encourage, support, and maintain interaction of our membership.
As the Army Spouses’ Club, we are proud of our heritage, inspired by our diversity, and excited about our future! We make it easy to connect with old friends and make new ones through a wide array of activities, including monthly luncheons, tours, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, and other social functions. The DC area has so much to experience; why not come join us and experience it with us? We can’t wait to meet you!
Members of the Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area live throughout the metro area in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, including Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort McNair, and Fort Belvoir. We hope you become a member. To join please visit our membership page.
Membership is voluntary and open to spouses of: military members of the U.S. Army and the other Military Services who are active duty, in the Reserve Components, National Guard, retired from active duty, retired from reserve component duty, and those separated from service who maintain eligibility for rights and privileges that accompany the family member ID and DA civilians. Members can also be: spouses of accredited Military Attaches and Assistant Attaches assigned to embassies in Washington DC; spouses of foreign military members (sponsored by their respective embassies) assigned to duties in the National Capital Region; spouses of the Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery during their sponsor's tenure; designated Honorary members; and other persons deemed appropriate upon approval of the President.
ASCGWA dues are $45 per year. This membership fee includes access to: reservations to our monthly luncheons, digital Backchannels monthly newsletter, a variety of club-sponsored activities and special programs, invitation to the annual Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL) and our digital membership directory. Those who are eligible for membership in ASCGWA may attend only one function as a guest, then must be a member to continue attending.
A Note from The Army Spouses' Club President ...
My name is Connie and I am honored to be your President for the upcoming 2023-2024 Army Spouses’ Club year. I have been a member of our club since 2013 and love this organization. I am sharing just some of the reasons I want you to join me as a returning member or begin your first-year membership….
As a new or returning member of the Army Spouses’ Club, you will have the chance to connect with other military spouses in the Greater Washington Area. You will be able to make new friends who may be exploring our community for the first time and can also connect with those who have more experience in the DMV, (common acronym for DC, Maryland, and Virginia – who knew?!) and the military installations within. While we are an Army club, we also offer Associate Membership for other Military Spouses. We have so much in common and are proud to stand alongside you in service to our nation – we promise to welcome you with open arms.
Our social scene is quite fun and entertaining. Our entire membership meets the third Thursday of every month for luncheons highlighted with entertaining programs and speakers. We also have robust smaller group options:
We also are fortunate to offer membership to International Military Spouses living in the region. Their friendship allows us to learn about their cultures while comparing lifestyles. You will be surprised at the parallels! During late winter or early spring, we coordinate with the Air Force Officer Spouses’ Club in hosting the International Showcase, a trip-around-the-world event for all our members. Our International Military Spouses come together to display and share their traditions, travel advice, food, drinks, and folklore with all. Last year we had 37 countries represented with almost 400 club members in attendance.
The most favored occasion that exists only to The Army Spouses’ Club of the Greater Washington Area is participation in JAFOWL. We host the Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL) in partnership with our sister service spouse clubs from the Air Force, Space Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. Since 1977, this luncheon has been connecting, inspiring, empowering, and building camaraderie among Military Spouses. Inspiring guest speakers, such as Michelle Obama, George Bush, and Jill Biden, make this the most anticipated and sought-after event in our club.
I am so excited for you to join us at the first event of the 2023-2024 year. Our annual Fall Kick-Off Social will be held September 21. Join us now and watch your email for details on this function, as well any earlier ones, and all of this years' exciting activities.
I look forward to meeting you soon!