The history of spouses' clubs began as early as the 1700s, during the American Revolutionary War.  Since then, military wives and husbands have offered support to other military members. 


In their book, The Air Force Wife Handbook: A Complete Social Guide, Ann Crossley and Carol A. Keller recount the role played by Martha Washington like this:

  • She arrived in a carriage, well stocked with provisions for her husband and his men.  Once there, she dispensed the food and medicines and gathered daily with the other wives to knit, sew, visit with and tend the sick.  She also gave small dinners and held open house twice a week for her husband’s officers.


Like other  spouses’ clubs on U.S. military bases around the world, the Dover Spouses' Club works hard to keep alive the traditions established by women like Martha Washington, while adjusting to meet the ever-changing needs of our members and community.

The Dover Spouses' Club is a united organization, serving all military spouses within the DAFB community.  The DSC was established in 2016, after the Dover Officer's Spouses' Club and the Dover Enlisted Spouses' Club merged together.  The DSC has created a stronger support community for all the spouses at DAFB. 

Disclaimer: The Dover Spouses' Club is a private, non-profit organization. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any
of its components and has no governmental status. Content copyright 2015. All rights reserved.

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