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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!

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 $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. 

President's Message

Dearest Members,

Happy New Year!!!! I wish you only the best this year, I know its going to be better than the last for sure! Soon we will be able to embrace each other and hug when we say Hello again! Won’t that be fun!!

We’ve got a great plan for the rest of year. Stay tuned to find out all the fun we have planned.

I am happy to announce Alecia Ritzeme is our new Scholarship Chairperson! She answered our call and she is off and running with her committee. Please watch for the scholarship application window to open on Jan 30th.

Also coming soon, we are looking forward to receiving nominations for next years Executive Board. This is an exciting time in our board year as we look forward to finally being able to do a few things in person. If you are interested please email our Parliamentarian, Jennifer Stepetic, at parliamentarian@armyspousesclub.org

I am short and sweet this month. Be on the lookout for emails to attend our virtual events. Our Board is again hard at work, planning more fun adventures for you!

Warmest wishes,  


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