Capital Area Military Spouses

Welcome to Capital Area Military Spouses (CAMS)!

CAMS is an all ranks club in the National Capital Area open to all spouses of the Armed Forces, both active and retired.

CAMS is organized as a private, self-sustaining, nonprofit organization and operates and exists only with the consent of the Commander, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall (JBMHH) Fort Myer, VA.

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CAMS 2019-2020 Committee Members Needed!!

POC: Karen Halverson,

General Overview of Duties:  Please see By-Laws for more specific duties or ask our current board members!

Activities Chair, Hospitality, Membership, Military Service Branch Chair, Newsletter Coordinator, Historian (photographer), Publicity Chair, Reservations Chair, Vendor Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Web Administrator.


CAMS 2019-2020 Executive Board Members

POC: Karen Halverson,

General Overview of Duties:  Please see By-Laws for more specific duties or ask our current board member!


          Serves as the Chairperson of the Board and oversees all meetings, committees, and affairs of CAMS.   Appoints Parliamentarian and Committee chairs with approval of the Executive Board.  Assists wherever needed.

1st Vice-President:

          Serves as the Coordinator of the Programs Committee to plan the monthly membership luncheons.  Works closely with the 2nd Vice-President.  Serves as President when called upon to do so.  Assists wherever needed.

2nd Vice-President:

          Serves as the liaison between CAMS and Patton Hall for the monthly membership luncheons.  Works closely with the 1st Vice-President to ensure all CAMS programs are successful.  Assists wherever needed.


          Serves as the CAMS primary financial officer on all CAMS accounts maintaining financial readiness at all times.  Prepares CAMS budget with the Executive Board and all monthly/yearly financial statements for board meetings, Garrison reports and the IRS.  Assists wherever needed.


          Serves as the record keeper for all CAMS meetings.  Assists the President with meeting coordination, preparing meeting agendas, collecting board reports, CAMS correspondence and mail distribution.  Assists wherever needed.

To serve on the Executive Board of CAMS, one must:

 ~ Be Active Duty or be the Spouse of an Active Duty member of the US Armed Forces in any Military branch, assigned to or residing in the National Capital Area.

~ Be a current Active Member in good standing.

~ Be a team player, and   ~ Most importantly, want to have fun!

CAMS Executive Board Opportunities 2019-2020


Become a member

We would love to have you join us!  Membership applications are accepted all year.  You can apply online, via email or mail, or in person.  You may choose to attend your first membership meeting as a guest before submitting your application.  Membership costs $15.00 after January 1st, and includes:

  • Invitations to attend monthly membership meetings, called CAMS Luncheons.  Every meeting has an element of fun with Guest Speakers or themed activities.
  • Invitations to attend CAMS activities that bring members together to pursue cultural, social, creative, and educational activities.
  • Invitations to attend volunteer service events within the local community. 
  • Membership shall begin when the eligible member pays their dues, and shall end on the 31st of August during the board year that they join.

Membership Application

Hello Spring!

This year is going by so fast! I can’t believe it’s finally warming up and April!

Peak bloom of the cherry blossoms is moved up to  1 April!

I really hope to see everyone at our final two luncheons of the 2018-2019 year! Our Member Appreciation lunch April 10th is really taking shape, it’s going to be a blast! Bring a friend and show them how fun things can be “outside the box”.

As our Military Spouse life moves forward and quickly and we transition the many cycles; seasons, holidays, deployments and moves, without getting dizzy.  My hope is always to be learning and growing.  This year with CAMS I can personally say I’ve learned a lot and grown as a person.

I’d like to express a heart-felt “thank-you” to our current board members for all their hard work and dedication!! CAMS is truly a fun, inclusive group of service-connected spouses because of their self-less service.

It has been an amazing year so far and a privilege to serve as the CAMS president, I have been blessed with a wonderful board I’m looking forward to the final events and continuing in the cycle of our club evolving and growing into the next phase.

Cindy Risch

Find us online:

Do you have a home business with handcrafted or homemade items?
Are you looking for a new opportunity to show off and sell your wares?
Capital Area Military Spouses club (CAMS) is looking for new and exciting vendors to set up at our monthly luncheons, (September 2018- May 2019).
For more information please email Robin/Ellen at

Capital Area Military Spouses PO Box 1743 Fort Myer VA United States 22211

Capital Area Military Spouses is a private organization. 

It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no government status.

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