The USO continued hosting baby showers for military parents-to-be around the globe virtually in 2020. Building on the success of nearly a decade hosting showers with Heidi Murkoff, the best-selling author of the “What to Expect” book series, and looking to reach more families of the nearly 100,000 military babies annually, these showers will now be available more often through USO locations and to new locations than previously supported.

Combining baby shower games, local guest speakers, and drawings for traditional baby shower gifts; the showers, hosted virtually or in-person when able, provide a touch of home for moms-to-be who are often away from their families, friends, and support networks during their pregnancies. In 2020, Johnson & Johnson joined the party as a presenting partner, supporting the Special Delivery program for all expectant military families. More than 13,000 expectant service members and military spouse parents have been served through this program since it was launched in 2013.

Interested in a virtual volunteer opportunity? We’d love to have your help with our events. Reach out to Program Manager Jessica Robertson, for more information.

Keep checking back for more 2021 dates and locations!

Sept 23 – Camp Walker – Boots & Booties
Sept 23 – Virtual – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Sept 25 – Washington, DC – In-person Shower
Sept 29 – Virtual – Virtual Shower

Oct 1 – Sheppard AFB – In-person Shower
Oct 1 – Kaneohe Bay – Virtual & In-Person Spritz (Rescheduled from Sept 25)
Oct 7 – Japan – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 8 – Guam – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 13 – Yokosuka – In-person Shower
Oct 14 – Korea – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 14 – Virtual – Virtual Shower
Oct 16 – Seymour-Johnson AFB – In-person Shower
Oct 19 – Okinawa – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 19 – Hampton Roads & Central VA – Virtual Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 21 – Fort Campbell – In-person Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 25 – Fort Sill – In-person Shower w/Heidi Murkoff
Oct 27 – Laughlin AFB – In-person Shower w/Heidi Murkoff

Nov 5 – Little Rock AFB – In-person Shower (Rescheduled from Sept 22)
Nov 6 – Atsugi – In-person Spritz