What is the MOSCDC?
The MOSCDC is primarily a social group of Marine Corps Officers' spouses; however, spouses of other U.S. Military officers can also join. We do some charitable work, but most of our events are focused on socializing with other military spouses and touring local D.C. area attractions.
What sort of events does the MOSCDC host?
Some of our past events include tours of the White House, Mt. Vernon, the U.S. Capitol, various international embassies, and the Voice of America Studio just to name a few. Most of our events are during the week and include a lunch.
Every fall we host a Welcome Aboard Luncheon, usually at the Home of the Commandants, and invite all Marine Corps spouses to attend and join our club.
Annually, we join our “sister” clubs in the other services and rotate hosting the Joint Armed Forces' Officers’ Wives' Luncheon (JAFOWL). It is a very popular event and all MOSCDC club members are invited. Some of the past speakers at JAFOWL have been Mrs. Michelle Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, General Peter Pace, Ms. Katie Couric and Mr. Tom Brokaw.
Do I have to be a member to attend MOSCDC Program Events?Most of our events are exclusively for MOSCDC members. Some events allow members to bring guests. Our fall Welcome Aboard Luncheon is open to all Marine Corps Officers’ Spouses.
Why should I join?The MOSCDC has been in existence for almost 60 years and it's your membership fees that keep it going. We maintain a website, distribute a newsletter, and publish a yearly membership directory. Attending our events is a wonderful way to get out and see the area with other Marine Corps Officer’ spouses.
Do we need volunteers?Yes, there are 5 elected board positions and approximately 13 appointed board positions. Volunteers are rarely turned away. We welcome your presence, support and involvement! You can find out about our upcoming events on our newsletter electronically published monthly.
If you are ready to join, you can use the attached membership form! The Marine Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington, DC, is a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones as we explore the Capital region together!
MOSCDC is a 501-C Nonprofit and non-federal entity. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.