Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services has seen an increase in residents calling to report water running from fire hydrants, and, according to Justin Weaver, fire marshal and fire-protection specialist, hydrant flushing doesn’t need to be reported.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, there is a heavy amount of difficult news, but there are also rays of hope and inspiration on the path. COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors Trae King-Latimer and her husband, Jerome Latimer, serve as examples of the generosity of Service members and their famil…

Staff Sgt. Eddie Jones and Spc. Braxton Todd, Virginia National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Fort Belvoir-based Headquarters Battalion, 29th Infantry Division, competed in the 2020 Region II Best Warrior Competition, July 28-31, in Maryland. Jones and Todd competed against Soldiers from Ma…

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Any chance Staff Sgts. Jacob Vetter and Mike Conan, Chief Petty Officer Andrew Schmitt and Sgt. Reyn Matsuki can get together to play at Fort Belvoir’s Golf Club, they do so.

The CYS Summer Flat Stanley Contest, sponsored by the school liaison office, challenged Belvoir students to create a Flat Stanley and take it on an in-person or virtual travel experience. Children ages 3-5 took Stanley to their backyards; 6-8 year olds broadened their ‘trips’ throughout the …

The U.S. Army announced this week that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment in the dual role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. Daniels assumed command Tuesday.

Colorless, eyeless, and smaller than a peanut, the Northern Virginia well amphipod would be easy to miss, in the unlikely event that you happened upon it. After its discovery in 1921 in a well in Vienna, Va., the subterranean creature largely eluded detection for decades. A dozen were found …

As the Department’s Chief Housing Officer, I reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that military tenants receive quality housing and fair treatment from the Military Housing Privatization Initiative projects that operate and maintain privatized housing.

The Defense Logistics Agency welcomed Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic back as its 20th director, during an assumption of command ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex July 24.

Army Community Service began from the roots of the Army Emergency Relief program in the 1940s. Funded by donations of the American public, AER offices were located at Army posts throughout the U.S. AER provided the framework for the development of ACS.

The first time chaplain (Lt. Col) Thomas Faichney asked about becoming a military chaplain was in 1997, while living in Escondido, Calif. A recruiter then told the Canadian native he was ineligible because he wasn’t a U.S. citizen.

The Continental Congress established chaplains as an integral part of the Continental Army on July 29, 1775. Over the years, more than 25,000 chaplains have served in the U.S. Army as religious leaders. From military installations to deployed combat units, chaplains and chaplain assistants p…

Summer brings weather risks, including tornadoes, and Hurricane Hanna made landfall along the Texas coast last weekend. But, neither twisters nor tropical storms pose the greatest risk to human life, but summertime heat, according to the National Weather Service. That’s why Fort Belvoir Comm…

At the southern edge of Belvoir’s George Washington Village, there is a paved trail that curves invitingly into the forest. As you enter the dense cover, a wooden sign on the bridge signals what awaits: “Welcome to the Fairy Forest.”

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As high school students look to continue learning in a COVID-19 environment, the Army has provided an online option to help students prepare for college.

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Tanja Turner will no longer face an extended commute, thanks to the opening of the Patriot Pet Care center on Fort Belvoir. Turner joined a small group of installation staff and pet owners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 17.

The Defense Logistics Agency is shipping a second, 7-day supply of personal protective equipment to support staff and residents at more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, after completing delivery of $67 million worth of equipment last month.

As we gear up for summer and the reopening of our communities, personnel at The Villages at Belvoir have been thinking about how to improve the resident experience.

Many Belvoir spouses will benefit from legislation signed by Ralph Northam, Virginia governor, July 16, that expedites the occupational and professional licensure process for military spouses, according to a release from the governor’s office.

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July is Military Consumer Month and a good time to focus on individual and family finances. Military OneSource offers five “Money Matters” online courses outlining the fundamentals of money management, motivating you to become financially savvy. Developed by financial experts who understand …

Veterans Affairs, this month, announced its commitment to extend debt relief to veterans adversely impacted by COVID-19 to the end of 2020, by suspending certain debt collection actions.

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Kristi Koplin has an impressive athletic background in track and field. She holds Southern Utah University’s school record in the hammer throw, discus and weight throw. She was an alternate in the 2014 Olympics and is a former member of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program in the bobsled.

“There’s no place like home” may be an appropriate sentiment for people who favor working from the comfort of home during the pandemic. However, it doesn’t ring true for those teleworkers who are feeling more pain than comfort because their home office leaves much to be desired.

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The Defense Logistics Agency director known for operationalizing the agency’s support to combatant commanders relinquished command to Mike Scott, DLA vice director, during a ceremony June 8 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

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As the pandemic persists, the Army’s top enlisted Soldier believes silver linings have been found during this new normal, as the service delves deeper into the digital space to complete missions.

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Moving can be the start of a great family adventure. As you get ready to pack up, consider these tips which can make your next move easier and allow you to focus on the exciting opportunities that await at your next home.

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Anyone with claims against or indebtedness to the estate of Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Schmitz is asked to contact Lt. Col. David Dilly at 571-474-7217.

As part of the phased reopening of offices across the state, Virginia’s Department of Veterans Services has re-opened its Belvoir benefits office for in-person appointments, according to a VDVS news release.

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives. Whether you stayed home to flatten the curve or treated those with the virus, it made a difference. Now there’s another way to help. People who were diagnosed with COVID-19, tested positive for antibodies, and been symptom-free…

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The Army Corps of Engineers announced that more than 30 people lost their lives to drowning in June at lake and river projects the agency manages, which represent a 47 percent increase in drownings over the same time last year. Also, nearly all the drowning victims were adult males between a…

The Virginia Department of Transportation, along with their partners in the transportation construction industry, announced an initiative to connect Virginians with available jobs through the Virginia Transportation Construction Job Board.

Maj. Jeremy Tillman felt relief when he heard the Graves Fitness Center was re-opening. A self-described creature of habit, Tillman typically worked out at Graves four times a week, before the facility shut down in mid-March because of the pandemic. Besides enjoying the routine, Tillman also…

The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, has launched the Virginia Commuter Survey, a statewide effort to gauge COVID-19 impacts to commuting around the commonwealth. Anyone who works or lives in Virginia is asked to par…

U.S. Army Cyber Command cased its colors in a brief ceremony at Belvoir, Va., July 1, marking the departure of its headquarters from the National Capital Region and a move to its new home at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Belvoir’s 2018 Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan was updated to continue to protect five, on-post conservation areas designated as Special Natural Areas between 1979 and 2016. The plan ensures conservation does not inhibit the installation’s mission-essential training and support.…

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In a small Fort Belvoir studio, with brushes and paints occupying every inch of space on the table, an artist leans in toward a magnifier. With a fine-hair paint brush he carefully applies a stroke of golden paint to a sturdy, 2-inch thick plaque that reads, Vice President of the United Stat…