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Welcome to The Army Spouses’ Club

The Army Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area (ASCGWA), a non-profit organization, 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!


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 $35 per year. This membership fee includes access to: reservations to our monthly luncheons, 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 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.

Members of the Army Spouses’ Club of the Greater Washington Area live throughout the metro area in Maryland, Washington D.C., 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

    President’s Message

Welcome to the DC area and to ASCGWA - the Army Spouses’ Club!  Whether you are new to the DMV (DC – Maryland – Virginia), have been here for a few years, or have made this your “forever” home, our club has a place for everyone and we are so glad you found your way to us.

I have always believed that it’s the people that make the place; meaning that it didn’t matter where we were living as long as we were surrounded by wonderful people.  I find that to be particularly true living in this region.   While we are fortunate in that we live in a pretty spectacular place, it can be a bit daunting, especially to someone who is a recent arrival.   

ASCGWA is truly special because of our fabulous members.  Our membership is diverse in age, experience, and perspective.  Our club has a long history and tradition of friendship, camaraderie, and giving back to our military and local community.  Our monthly luncheons provide the perfect opportunity to meet new friends or reconnect with friends from a previous duty station.  Our members may join one of our fun affinity groups (Happy Hour and Walking Group, to name a few), their local Zip Code Group for fun outings a bit closer to home, or explore the DC and surrounding area on one of our many fantastic tours. 

Please explore our website and visit our club Facebook and Pinterest pages (look for Army Spouses’ Club of the Greater Washington Area).  Our club is also on Instagram and Twitter.  

If you are interested in serving as a board member or committee chair, a committee member, or as a volunteer at luncheons or events, please contact me at president@armyspousesclub.org.   I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at club events throughout the upcoming year.   #allarmy!


Michelle Funkhouser


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