MilSpouseFest Announces 2018 Expanded Lineup

Updated: February 26, 2019 – We have just kicked off our fourth year in Fort Benning, Georgia and are headed to Hawaii in May.  Check out our 2019 dates and locations here and reserve your seat.


NEW YORK, NY – Created in 2016 as a way to bring military spouses together for networking, learning and fun, MilSpouseFest kicks off its third year on Jan. 23 in San Diego, CA.  MilSpouseFest events are operated by Lafayette Media Group.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from attendees, the number of events being held in 2018 will increase from seven to 14. “We’re thrilled with the success in 2017 and are excited to bring the event to military spouses in new locations including Camp Pendleton, Fort Hood, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Norfolk and Fort Bragg,” said Zach Iscol, CEO of Lafayette Media Group.

This year’s theme – Inspire Change – is all about helping military families thrive in an environment of change. Attendees will learn how to build a strong network and discuss ways to give and get support from their community.

As the presenting sponsor, USAA has helped to build this annual event and make it educational and fun for participants. “Military spouses are the foundation of the family while the servicemember is away from the home,” said John Bird, Vice Admiral (retired) and Senior Vice President of Military Affairs at USAA. “However, with that role comes many challenges and great responsibility, so we want to make sure they are connected to the right resources to build a great support system. MilSpouseFest makes that happen.”

The 2018 MilSpouseFest series schedule can be seen at Registration for each event opens approximately one month in advance of the event date.

About Lafayette Media Group

Lafayette Media Group, a certified B Corp, builds brands that empower and support the U.S. military and veterans community. The leading news site, Task & Purpose, provides authentic and unfiltered perspectives on military and veterans issues in the post-9/11 era. Hirepurpose connects veterans and military spouses with great careers at Fortune 1000 companies. MilSpouseFest provides military families with content and events that entertain and inform, featuring advice on careers, money, education, PCS and countless other aspects of military life.

About USAA

The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit


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One Reply to “MilSpouseFest Announces 2018 Expanded Lineup”

  1. To whom this concerns,

    My name is Holly Vega, I am a Marine spouse of 19 years. My husband received orders to MacDill Airforce base this past July. This base and surrounding area is gorgeous! What it is lacking is events and support for the spouses. In the future planning with your board and planning committee’s, could a considerstion for bases that are more focus on the mission but not spouses be looked at. I have attend two mil- spouse events in DC while my spouse was station at Quantico. What a wonderful opportunity and fun event for many of the spouses in the area could attend. DC- is force ready focus. Having spouses events help in so many ways like; spouses to connect and network!
    Tampa is a big area, due to limited housing many of our families live off post. A big disconnect in the area. This post supports all of the branches of service men and families. Again no spouses event! You could make a huge impact in this area that greatly needs some spouses LOVE! To help educate, empower, and encourage “All the branches” spouses!
    Thank you Holly Vega
    A very dedicated Marine Spouse!

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