Prior to 1999, two spouse-related military organizations were serving the Newport area: The Naval War College Spouse Organization (NWCSO) and the Newport Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NNOSC).
The two clubs shared a history of working together to fundraise, award local scholarships and support the Festival of the Tree event. On June 1, 1999, they combined to magnify their ability to both support spouses and the community.
Originally called the Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC), in September 2013, this changed to become more inclusive of other ranks and branches of service. The club membership ratified a new constitution, by-laws, and a new name—the Military Spouses of Newport Club (MSON).
MSON is open to all spouses of all branches of service. This includes active duty, reservists, retirees, and civilian employees affiliated with Naval Station Newport.
We are here to be a guide and support structure for spouses, as well as give back to this amazing community. We invite you to join, volunteer, or help us lead.