USO COVID-19 Response: In response to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some USO Military Spouse Programs will be delivered virtually. Please see Events below for more details.




The average military spouse moves 8-12 times in the span of a 20-year military career, which often results in starting over in each new location and dealing with the struggle of meeting new people, sustaining meaningful employment, and feeling a sense of community where they live. The USO has supported military spouses for many years and in 2016 launched a worldwide initiative focusing on programs to strengthen and empower military spouses by connecting them to their social, professional, and community networks.

USO Coffee Connections

Military spouses enjoy coffee together. | Photo credit USO photo

These monthly gatherings allow spouses to relax in a comfortable setting, share advice, learn about local events, and make new friends over a cup of coffee and pastries. Spouses are encouraged to come as they are or bring other military spouses with them to join in on the friendly conversation.

In 2019 the USO hosted more than 200 events that connected more than 7,500 military spouses. In 2020, the USO plans to host more than 500 events that connect over 8,000 spouses with other military spouses in their local communities and networks.

USO Coffee Connection Live

Coffee Connection Live kicked off in February 2019. This program was created in response to requests from Military Spouses who might not have ready access to a USO location but expressed interest in participating in USO spouse programming. This virtual event is an hour long “coffee chat” between a USO military spouse and an influential guest where they discuss topics that are relevant and trending within the military spouse community.

Topics such as The Backbone of our Military research, marriage and the military, PCSing, employment, wellness and many others have been discussed. Guests include Ellyn Dunford, Carla Hall, Brittany Boccher, Brian Alvarado, Kellie Artis, Evie King and Corie Weathers. All episodes can be found at uso.org/campaign/coffee-connection-live.

Learn about other USO Military Spouse Programs >

Events

  • Nov 30th 2020 10:30 AM CET (1030A)

    Coffee Connection - Vicenza, IT - November 30, 2020

    Vicenza, IT

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 26th 2020 9:30 AM KST ( 930I)

    Coffee Connection - Camp Carroll - November 26, 2020

    Camp Carroll

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 20th 2020 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Virtual Coffee Connection - Wiesbaden - November 19, 2020

    USO Wiesbaden

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 18th 2020 10:00 AM KST (1000I) – 11:00 AM KST (1100I)

    Coffee Connection - Camp Walker, Korea - November 18, 2020

    Camp Walker

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 18th 2020 9:00 AM CST ( 900S) – 10:30 AM CST (1030S)

    Coffee Connection - Fort Riley, KS - November 18, 2020

    Fort Riley

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 18th 2020 9:00 AM JST ( 900I) – 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Coffee Connection - Yokosuka, Japan - November 18, 2020

    Yokosuka, Japan

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 17th 2020 10:30 AM EST (1030R)

    Coffee Connection - Fort Stewart - November 17, 2020

    Fort Stewart, GA

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 17th 2020 10:00 AM CET (1000A) – 12:00 PM CET (1200A)

    Coffee Connection - Stuttgart, Germany - November 17, 2020

    Stuttgart, Germany

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 16th 2020 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Coffee Connection - Camp Schwab - November 16, 2020

    Camp Schwab

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 10th 2020 10:00 AM CET (1000A)

    Virtual Coffee Connection - Baumholder - November 10, 2020

    Baumholder, GE

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 10th 2020 8:30 AM CST ( 830S) – 10:00 AM CST (1000S)

    Coffee Connection - Fort Sill, OK - November 10, 2020

    Fort Sill

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 5th 2020 10:00 AM JST (1000I) – 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Coffee Connection - Sasebo - November 5, 2020

    Sasebo - Nimitz Park

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 5th 2020 9:30 AM CET ( 930A) – 11:30 AM CET (1130A)

    Coffee Connection - Kaiserslautern - November 5, 2020

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Dates and times subject to change. Please register to get up-to-date information on this event.

  • Nov 4th 2020 12:00 PM CET (1200A)

    Coffee Connection - Naples - November 4, 2020

    Naples, Italy

    Join the USO and other military spouses in your community to build friendships, connections and find resources. Open to spouses of currently serving military. Date and time subject to change. Please register to get up to date information on this event.