As the leadership of the Military District of Washington assesses the pandemic infection rates and its resulting risk, Belvoir is preparing to gradually expand operations on the installation. One of the key factors in a successful, phased re-opening is families securing child care, according…
As many families living on post know, The Villages of Belvoir prohibits most home-based businesses. But, Army regulations allow families to establish a home business, through the Army Family Child Care Program. FCC provides on-post child care by authorized military family members, retirees a…
For the first time in award history, Paulette Fryar, a Coast Guard spouse, has been named the 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, which recognizes exceptional spouses who have made a commitment to serve their community. This is the first time a spouse of a Coast Guardsma…
Through email, webinars and other social media formats, Army Community Service at Belvoir is still available to offer a number of programs for Soldiers and their Families during this time.
An interdisciplinary team recently unsealed a memorabilia box more than 100 years old at Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of the Memorial Amphitheater’s centennial.
Standing sideways, John Anderson instructs a viewer to drop their neck down and lift it up, then turn their whole body to the front. But, before continuing the workout, he ad libs one piece.
Military spouses often are the family's chief financial officer. From managing permanent, change-of-station moves to unexpected emergencies and changes in pay, there is little doubt about the importance of understanding the unique circumstances of managing personal finances in the military life.
If anyone plans on bringing a dog onto Belvoir, it’s important to know beforehand the Army policy about domestic animals on Army installations, since some breeds are prohibited on base.
Fort Belvoir is beginning plans to gradually open some activities and services on post, if conditions permit a shift from Health Protection Condition Charlie to Bravo, according to Garrison Commander Col. Michael Greenberg, during remarks during the May 7 Facebook COVID-19 town hall.
When Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Chief Kevin Roberson looked into a call of unexploded ordnance on post, he was stunned by what he discovered. It was not an explosive, but something else that could just as easily lead to loss of life … an open manhole, with some books down …
Though USO’s Warrior and Family Center remains closed for the pandemic, there was steady traffic pulling in for boxes of non-perishable food, Friday. Heidi Miller, Belvoir USO center coordinator, managed to get help from Capital Area Food Bank.
Ever wonder why some ponds turn bright green and look like they have a layer of grass on top of them? Those ponds are experiencing nutrient overload and that green stuff is algae.
Belvoir’s Protective Services Battalion recognized Belvoir Military Police for outstanding efforts in locating and gaining the cooperation of a person of interest in a threatening situation with a DoD protectee, according to Lt. Col. Frank Pescatello, battalion commander.
In these unprecedented times, the staff at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has risen to the challenge of caring for our military community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re highlighting only a few of the many dedicated TEAM FBCH doctors, nurses, medics, corpsmen, and staff making a difference.
The COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door for a new cycle of cybersecurity scams. While nearly everyone concentrates on protecting their health, it’s also important for us to protect our personal identity and financial information.
How does a battalion conduct a change of responsibility ceremony, when social distancing prevents passing the colors? That was just one of many unique challenges tackled during the April 30 ceremony streamed live from Thurman Auditorium, as outgoing Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. R…
On Friday, Commissaries worldwide will join Fort Belvoir in providing daily employee screenings before they start their shifts. This includes baggers and affiliated contractors.
As authorized by the Office of Personnel Management and in coordination with the White House COVID-19 Task Force, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area launched a special solicitation, in response to the pandemic. This solicitation provides federal employees, Service mem…
There have been a few news stories recently about human-to-animal transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, raising concerns from some pet owners about how to properly care for and safely interact with pets during social distancing. The Army Public Health Center has updated its Covid w…
On April 23, 125 officers virtually graduated from the Army Command and General Staff Officers’ Course, at the Belvoir Satellite Campus. Col. Scott Green, director, Army Command and General Staff School, served as the graduation speaker from his Fort Leavenworth, Kan., office.
Thank you to our employees for dedication to civil service. This week, we feature a few Department of Emergency Services personnel working on the front lines during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Commercial-led advancements in electric vehicle technology have pushed the Army Futures and Concepts Center to take a hard look at the capability and find ways to integrate it throughout the wheeled-vehicle fleet, the program’s director said.
With stress levels potentially on the rise for people adjusting to the impact of the coronavirus, the Army Substance Abuse Risk Reduction Program and the Installation Prevention Team at Fort Belvoir are working together to ensure everyone’s safety.
The National Guard has been an integral part of ensuring many older Americans remain healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guard’s top general said during a White House event last week. The general was introduced by the president and invited to speak about the Guard’s role.
The stay-at-home orders affecting more than 95% of Americans has caused a tidal wave in unemployment, with the Department of Labor already receiving more than 26 million jobless claims. With a continued focus on social distancing, most of the upcoming job interviews will be conducted online.
As director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center and Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geospatial Research Laboratory, I have witnessed teamwork strengthen Director.
The Defense Department and Family Advocacy Program are committed to promoting the well-being of children and families, by preventing and addressing child abuse and neglect.
Soldiers can now access up to $4,000 in assistance each year to voluntarily pursue industry-recognized credentials, through the new Army Credentialing Assistance Program.
They arrive daily ready for a routine that is far from the norm—donning face covering, gloves and protective gowns—all in an effort to care for children during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Families supported by our Child Development Center staff know how valuable it is to have q…
As Col. Andrew Morgan gazed out of the open hatch into the cold vastness of space, he looked toward Earth and saw what many astronauts before him had seen: a planet without borders.
Fort Belvoir’s Religious Support Office provides live-stream and pre-recorded worship services during the COVID-19 outbreak to protect the health and safety of the community. Visit their Facebook page to view virtual sermons, Bible studies and links to religious education.
Aerial Intelligence has been key to American war since its earliest days. Starting with balloons before the turn of the century hefting cumbersome daguerreotypes hundreds of feet in the air, to early panoramic cameras hauled into the deadly skies of World War I by canvas and wood dog fighter…
Thermal imagers are forming the first line of defense for installations and public health organizations faced with addressing the risks associated with the global pandemic.
After a month of planning, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has opened curbside pharmacy service in the now-unused Rivers Garage, according to Lt. Cdr. Jesse Schmidt, the hospital’s pharmacy chief. Schmidt said the hospital’s design presented challenges, since its pharmacy is in the center of…
Almost all of us lock up our houses when we leave. Why? To keep burglars from coming in and taking our stuff, of course! However, when we do that, we are locking in a more dangerous set of debt demons. Statistically, the ones we lock inside are much more likely to drain bank accounts and inc…
Soldiers anticipating a stimulus payment should immediately update their direct deposit information on the Internal Revenue Service’s website to avoid possible delays, according to Office of the Judge Advocate General sources.
In the face of a global pandemic, individuals are connecting even more so through their smartphones. A mobile app on their device may offer a way for the military community to cope with the changes to their daily lives brought on by COVID-19 – and in the future the challenges of military life.