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

CELEBRATING UNITY

2020 JAFOWL flyer - Jennifer Griffin

I hope you are looking forward to the JAFOWL function on Friday, January 24th!

This is such a wonderful opportunity for us to hear Ms. Jennifer Griffin, an accomplished journalist and author.

Due to our guest speaker’s schedule, we will now open the check-in line at 9:30am with luncheon seating occurring from 10:30-10:40am.  The program will begin at 10:40 and Ms. Griffin will speak at 11:00am.

Thank you for joining us and I look forward to seeing you at JAFOWL 2020.

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!

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.

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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

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