The USO and What to Expect are partnering for a sixth year to host baby showers for military moms-to-be around the globe. Heidi Murkoff, the best-selling author of the “What to Expect” book series and founder of the What to Expect Foundation hosts each event in conjunction with a local USO center. Combining traditional baby shower games with a Q&A session with Heidi, the showers provide a touch of home for moms-to-be who are often away from their families, friends and support networks during their pregnancies.

Target joins the Special Delivery team this year, contributing gift cards to every attendee gift bag, which includes items for parent and baby. Also, each attendee will receive a book from the What to Expect series and the opportunity for a book signing and personalized advice from Heidi Murkoff, compliments of What to Expect. Nearly 10,000 military spouses and expectant active-duty mothers have been served through this program since it was launched in 2013. In 2017, the Special Delivery Program hosted 32 events across three continents – 21 showers, nine reunions and two showers for expecting fathers.

If you would like to attend an upcoming event, please click on the location below to register for a shower near you!

Events

  • Apr 23rd 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100R)

    Special Delivery Shower - Illinois

    Naval Station Great Lakes, IL

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO of Illinois, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Naval Station Great Lakes. Register by April 22.

  • Apr 23rd 2018 3:30 PM CDT (1530R)

    Special Delivery Reunion - Illinois

    Naval Station Great Lakes, IL

    Calling all past Special Delivery participants! Join us for a reunion for your whole family. Register by April 22.

  • Apr 25th 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100R)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Campbell

    Fort Campbell, KY

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at USO Fort Campbell. Click "How to Register" for more information from USO Fort Campbell's Facebook event.

  • Apr 25th 2018 4:30 PM CDT (1630R)

    Special Delivery Reunion - Fort Campbell

    Fort Campbell, KY

    Calling all past Special Delivery participants! Join us for a reunion for your whole family. Registration closes April 23rd.

  • Apr 27th 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100R)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Hood

    Fort Hood, TX

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with USO Fort Hood. Registration is now closed due to popular demand. Pending cancellations, individuals on the waitlist will be contacted in chronological order.

  • May 8th 2018 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Boston

    Hanscom AFB, MA

    Join us for a baby shower with USO New England celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Hanscom AFB. Registration opens April 2.

  • May 9th 2018 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Groton

    Groton, CT

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Metropolitan New York celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Naval Submarine Base New London, CT. Register by May 8.

  • May 11th 2018 5:30 PM CDT (1730R)

    Special Delivery Shower - Wisconsin

    Milwaukee, WI

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Wisconsin celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be in the Milwaukee area. Register by May 4.

  • May 22nd 2018 3:00 PM MST (1500T)

    Special Delivery Shower - Yuma

    Yuma, AZ

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Arizona celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ. Register by May 21.

  • May 24th 2018 11:00 AM PDT (1100T)

    Special Delivery Shower - Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, NV

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Las Vegas celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Creech and Nellis AFB. Register by May 23.

  • Jun 12th 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100R)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Sill

    Fort Sill, OK

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with the USO at Fort Sill. Registration opens May 2018.

  • Jun 14th 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100R)

    Special Delivery Shower - San Antonio

    Joint Base San Antonio, TX

    Join us for a baby shower with USO San Antonio celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near JBSA. Registration opens May 2018.

  • Aug 13th 2018 11:00 AM MDT (1100S)

    Special Delivery Shower - El Paso

    El Paso, TX

    Join us for a baby shower with USO El Paso, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Fort Bliss. Registration opens July 2018.

  • Aug 15th 2018 11:00 AM PDT (1100T)

    Special Delivery Shower - Camp Pendleton

    Camp Pendleton, CA

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Camp Pendleton. Registration opens July 2018.

  • Aug 16th 2018 11:00 AM PDT (1100T)

    Special Delivery Shower - San Diego

    San Diego, CA

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with USO San Diego. Registration opens July 2018.

  • Aug 18th 2018 11:00 AM PDT (1100T)

    Special Delivery Shower - Travis AFB

    Travis AFB, CA

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Bay Area, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Travis AFB. Registration opens July 2018.

  • Sep 10th 2018 11:00 AM HST (1100W)

    Special Delivery Shower - Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO Hawaii, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Registration opens August 2018.

  • Sep 12th 2018 11:00 AM HST (1100W)

    Special Delivery Shower - Schofield Barracks

    Schofield Barracks, HI

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO Hawaii, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Schofield Barracks. Registration opens August 2018.

  • Sep 16th 2018 11:00 AM AKDT (1100U)

    Special Delivery Shower - Anchorage

    Anchorage, AK

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Alaska, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Registration opens August 2018.

  • Sep 18th 2018 11:00 AM AKDT (1100U)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fairbanks

    Fairbanks, AK

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Alaska, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Fort Wainwright and Eielson AFB. Registration opens August 2018.

  • Oct 10th 2018 11:00 AM KST (1100I)

    Special Delivery Shower - Korea

    Osan Air Base, Korea

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Korea celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Osan Air Base. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Oct 13th 2018 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Special Delivery Shower - Okinawa - Day One

    Okinawa, JP

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Okinawa celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be on the island of Okinawa. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Oct 14th 2018 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Special Delivery Shower - Okinawa - Day Two

    Okinawa, JP

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Okinawa celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be on the island of Okinawa. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Oct 17th 2018 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Special Delivery Shower - Iwakuni

    Iwakuni, JP

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Japan celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at MCAS Iwakuni. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Oct 19th 2018 11:00 AM JST (1100I)

    Special Delivery Shower - Yokosuka

    Yokosuka, JP

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Japan celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Yokosuka. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Oct 21st 2018 11:00 AM ChST (1100K)

    Special Delivery Shower - Guam

    Guam

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Guam celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be on the island of Guam. Registration opens September 2018.

  • Nov 5th 2018 11:00 AM EST (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Tampa

    Tampa, FL

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Central Florida, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be in the Tampa Bay area. Registration opens October 2018.

  • Nov 13th 2018 11:00 AM EST (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Bragg

    Fort Bragg, NC

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO of North Carolina, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Fort Bragg. Registration opens October 2018.

  • Nov 15th 2018 11:00 AM EST (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Camp Lejeune

    Camp Lejeune, NC

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO of North Carolina, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Camp Lejeune. Registration opens October 2018.

  • Nov 17th 2018 11:00 AM EST (1100Q)

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Stewart

    Fort Stewart, GA

    Join us for a baby shower with the USO of Georgia, celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Fort Stewart. Registration opens October 2018.