Primarily the MOSCDC is 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 that's not our main focus, we are a social organization and we are focused on socializing with other military spouses and touring the local D.C. area attractions. Events are typically held the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.
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. Click here to see a complete listing of last years events.
Every fall we host a Welcome Aboard Event. All Marine Corps Spouses and Spouses of other U.S. Military services are welcome to attend. The event is normally held at the famous Marine Corps Barracks Washington, which is also the home of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. All Officer's Spouses are invited to join as members prior to attending the event, but it's not a requirement to attend the Welcome Aboard. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
Follow this link for a sampling of some of our past events:
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 event is open to all.
Why should I join? The MOSCDC has been in existence for 61 years, but that's not the reason you should join. Each year MOSCDC offers a diverse events program while still providing an opportunity to meet fellow spouses and form lasting friendships... which truly is the reason to join an organization like ours.
What do my membership fees go towards?
We maintain a website, a newsletter, and publish a yearly membership directory. The membership fees are what help to keep all of that running smoothly.
Still have questions? Visit our FAQ
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 which are published on our Events page, and also included in our members only Newsletter called 'CorpsConnection' which is published monthly.
If you are ready to join please visit our Membership page. The sooner you join the sooner you can start having fun! The Marine Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington, DC is a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones along the way!
MOSCDC is a 501c (7) Nonprofit and non-federal entity. We are “recognized as a non-profit organization and tax exempt under section 501c (7) of the Internal Revenue Code, but are not an organization described in section 170(c) of the Code, therefore donors may not deduct contributions made to us”. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.