Army Signal Ball Attire

Military members: Evening Mess or Dress Blue ASU
Alternate Military: Class A Equivalent

General Information for Formal Balls

For civilian guests, the following is an excerpt from The Army Wife Handbook by Ann Crossley and Carol A. Keller:
For female guests—Women's fashions are continuously changing, and formal dress styles are no exception. However, long formal gowns (floor length) are always in style for formal balls. In addition, short formals, tea-length gowns and evening pants with fancy tops are an option.
For male guests—Proper dress is a tuxedo or black tie. A black tie is a suit of black or midnight blue wool, in which the jacket lapels and trouser braid are of silk or other contrasting material, a white dress shirt, a black bow tie, an evening waistcoat or cummerbund, and black dress shoes.

Location Information

6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 719-5700
For directions from your location to the Waterford, please visit the The Waterford's website.
NOTE: Parking at the Waterford is free.

Local Hotels

6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 971-8900
Shuttle service provided to and from the hotel and the Waterford Conference Center.
6710 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 924-7200
Book your room at the Courtyard Springfield
Directly across the street from the Waterford Conference Center.


Jessica Godart