ARMY | NAVY | AIR FORCE | MARINE CORPS | COAST GUARD

CELEBRATING UNITY

In June of 1977, the Navy Officers’ Wives’ Club contacted Art Buchwald’s office to ask if he would speak at one of its luncheons.

Answering the telephone himself, Mr. Buchwald declined, saying that he received too many requests from military wives’ clubs.  When asked, “What if all five of the clubs sponsored a joint luncheon?”, he said he would accept the invitation.

The presidents of the other military officers’ wives’ clubs in the area were contacted and all agreed it was a great idea!  Thus, the Joint Armed Forces Officers’ Wives’ Luncehon became an annual affair.

Past speakers include US Presidents, First Ladies, celebrities, and more!

Check frequently for the most recent important details regarding the 2020 JAFOWL event.

The JAFOWL Committee is comprised of representatives from the officers’ spouses’ clubs of the five military services; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

The committee arranges the annual luncheons to promote and celebrate the unity of all military officers’ spouses.

2019 JAFOWL

41st Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon

May 7, 2019

Guest Speaker- Dr Carla Hayden

14th Librarian of Congress

First Woman and African American

to lead the National Library