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

  • Mar 8th 2018 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Special Delivery Shower - Sigonella

    Sigonella, IT

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with USO Sigonella, Italy. Register by March 7th.

  • Mar 10th 2018 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Special Delivery Shower - Naples

    Naples, IT

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with USO Naples, Italy. Register by March 9th.

  • Mar 10th 2018 4:30 PM CET (1630A)

    Special Delivery Reunion - Naples

    Naples, IT

    Calling all past Special Delivery participants! Join us for a reunion for your whole family. Registration closes March 9th.

  • Mar 12th 2018 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Special Delivery Shower - Vicenza

    Vicenza, IT

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be with USO Vicenza, Italy. Register by March 11th.

  • Mar 12th 2018 4:30 PM CET (1630A)

    Special Delivery Reunion - Vicenza

    Vicenza, IT

    Calling all past Special Delivery participants! Join us for a reunion for your whole family. Registration closes March 11th.

  • Mar 14th 2018 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Special Delivery Shower - Bavaria

    Grafenwoehr, DE

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany. Register by March 13th.

  • Mar 14th 2018 6:00 PM CET (1800A)

    Special Delivery DAD EDITION - Bavaria

    Grafenwoehr, DE

    Join us for food, games, and a crash course in fatherhood, just for expecting and new military dads. Registration closes March 13th.

  • Mar 16th 2018 11:00 AM CET (1100A)

    Special Delivery Shower - Kaiserslautern

    Ramstein, DE

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Register by March 15th.

  • Mar 16th 2018 4:30 PM CET (1630A)

    Special Delivery Reunion - Kaiserslautern

    Ramstein, DE

    Calling all past Special Delivery participants! Join us for a reunion for your whole family. Registration closes March 15th.

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

    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. Registration opens March 2018.

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

    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. Registration opens March 2018.

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

    Special Delivery Shower - Fort Hood

    Fort Hood, TX

    Join us for a baby shower celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be at USO Fort Hood. Registration opens March 2018.

  • May 8th 2018 11:00 AM EDT (1100R)

    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 2018.

  • May 9th 2018 11:00 AM EDT (1100R)

    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. Registration opens April 2018.

  • May 11th 2018 11:00 AM CDT (1100S)

    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. Registration opens April 2018.

  • May 22nd 2018 11:00 AM MST (1100T)

    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. Registration opens April 2018.

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

    Special Delivery Shower - Las Vegas

    Nellis AFB, NV

    Join us for a baby shower with USO Las Vegas celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Nellis Air Force Base, NV. Registration opens April 2018.

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

    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, OK. Registration opens May 2018.

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

    Special Delivery Shower - San Antonio

    Fort Sam Houston, TX

    Join us for a baby shower with USO San Antonio celebrating military mothers and mothers-to-be near Fort Sam Houston, TX. Registration opens May 2018.