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Ryan McCarthy, the Army secretary; and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine visited Fort Belvoir Monday to hear from residents. The visit was in preparation for Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee update on privatized housing and ongoing reports by military leadership of substandard housing conditi…

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In this second in a series of information about pet safety, this information, from the Belvoir Veterinary Center, details the dangers of pets and holiday decorations.

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While the holidays may be a joyous time for many, sometimes the season can bring along financial stressors that can be overwhelming. From holiday travel, gift shopping, to meal preparations and even hosting holiday festivities, this time of year can leave people financially overextended and …

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After taking a bye for the third week of the 2019-20 WAMAC men’s basketball schedule, the Belvoir Eagles returned to Wells Field House to square off against Dover Air Force Base hoping to even up the score after falling to the Airmen in the first round of the 2019 Vets Day Tournament, Nov. 9.

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Military and civilian members of U.S. Army Cyber Command and their families came together for a comprehensive Soldier and family fitness team-building event at Fort Belvoir’s Wells Field House on Nov. 21.

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For the fourth time in many years, Team Enlisted claimed the annual 1st Information Operations Command Turkey Bowl flag football championship title—this time, booking a dominating 40-2 victory over Team Officers, Nov. 27 at Pullen Field.

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Save time and money when you are ready to buy a home. Turn to the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA. Its new website is a one-stop shop for information and updates on benefits you may qualify to receive as an active-duty Service member.

Kevin Gaquin started working for the Exchange during the Vietnam War. At the time, depending on when a man’s birthday was, companies might not want to hire, thinking they’d invest in training and then the young man would be called up to for duty. But, Gaquin was told ‘the post was hiring,’ a…

An array of products containing cannabidiol extract are being featured in store-front displays these days with flashy signs that tout their benefit as pain relievers, stress reducers, depression inhibitors and more.

The CFC of the National Capital Area is off to a strong start and has already generated more than $7 million in pledges, about 20 percent more than was raised last year at this point. This year’s goal is $34 million in donations, by Jan. 12, from a pool of more than 400,000 federal employees…

Don Carr, Garrison director of public affairs from 2001-2014, died Nov. 18. He had a long, distinguished career of service, and a deep affection for the Army and Fort Belvoir. 

Helping wounded, ill and injured warriors prepare for tomorrow is a complex task, with individualized assistance needed from numerous agencies. As part of Warrior Care Month, Belvoir’s Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosted a Warrior Care Resource Fair at Army Community Service, Nov. 19.

Many Soldiers in today’s Army are also accomplished athletes, applying the same dedication to their respective sports as they do mission fulfillment. A Fort Belvoir Community Hospital security officer is one such Service member who has taken her particular sport to the most elite levels.

Saturday’s below-freezing morning temperatures did little to chill the enthusiasm of droves of Belvoir golfers who took to the fairways and greens of the Fort Belvoir Woodlawn Course to compete in the 2019 Turkey Shoot Tournament, Saturday.

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, particularly for foodies, and, with so many large meals being prepared at homes across the country, everyone involved in preparing the feast should keep in mind potential risks involved.

With Thanksgiving upon us, Americans everywhere will soon sit down to feast with friends and family. Many will have a family’s secret sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie surrounding the feast’s centerpiece, the turkey, plump, juicy and stuffed with all kinds of different concoctions.

As we enter into the holiday season, we at the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center want to make sure you and your furry family members are safe through the season. With the guidance from a recent article by the American Veterinary Medical Association, here are a few recommendations to keep veteri…

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM, celebrated a milestone, Friday, ending the construction phase of its new, state-of-the art, 382,000-square foot addition to its headquarters, with a ribbon-cutting at the Nolan Building on Belvoir. The new facility allows INSCOM to con…

More than 40 students can now be called ‘graduates,’ after a Joint Services Graduation and recognition ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Nov. 14. Of the 42 students who graduated, 11 earned master’s degrees, 22 earned bachelor’s degrees and nine earned associate degrees.

Fort Belvoir’s quarterly Housing Town Hall, last week, brought several positive announcements for residents. The panel, hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, Military District of Washington commanding general, included garrison, Army and Residential Communities Initiative leadership. All of the sp…

The Sub Compact Weapon Team, part of the Program Executive Office Soldier, has received the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for its work to use an other-transaction authority to deliver a new subcompact weapon system in 12 months.

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season, is right around the corner. This season can provide chances for families to spend time together and to be grateful for their loved ones. However, the long to-do lists, packed schedules, and high costs are natur…

Nearly 40 expectant moms gathered at Fort Belvoir’s Army Community Service to attend a special baby shower. The Operation Storks Nest Baby Shower was hosted by ACS and Belvoir Garrison and supported by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter; and the March of Dimes Storks Ne…

Despite unseasonably cold temperatures and brisk winds, hundreds of runners converged on South Post to compete in the installation’s 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K race, Saturday, near Pullen Field.

With the calorie-rich holidays fast approaching, many of us are, once again, turning our thoughts to staying fit and keeping our weight-gain in check amid countless opportunities to overindulge. Fortunately, Belvoir’s fitness team has several programs to allow us to get through the forthcomi…

Fort Belvoir Elementary School became a large science lab, Saturday, as the 10th Annual STEAM Family Day brought in scientists; technologists; engineers; artists and mathematicians from Belvoir and its surroundings.

The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in cooperation with the Directorate of Public Works, announces a renovation project to improve and upgrade Specker Field House on 12th Street.

To celebrate Military Family Month, the Exchange Reel Time Theater is providing family matinee movies each Saturday during the month of November.

It’s that time of year again. Tricare and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program beneficiaries have until Dec. 9 to review their plan options, make changes, and enroll for the upcoming ben…

Veterans, their families, students, and local community leaders paid tribute to the men and women who wear and have worn the nation’s cloth, during garrison’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Cold War Memorial, Nov. 7.

After eight months of efforts and initiatives across the Army to improve housing conditions, residents of Army family housing will have another chance to rate the quality of housing and housing services in 2019 as the Army prepares to launch two more surveys – one on Army-owned and -leased h…

The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has long recognized the value that Belvoir’s habitat provides to wildlife in the region, and it will be quantifying some of that next spring, according to the society’s program manager.

Six Fort Belvoir first responders were among the honorees at the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce 12th Annual Police & Fire Fighters Tribute, Friday, in Springfield.

In March 2013, a group of military spouses on Fort Belvoir formed a running club tailor-made for parents, and the program has grown exponentially in membership and popularity.

Hundreds of athletes and spectators representing eight military installations across the Mid-Atlantic region converged on Belvoir’s Wells Field House and Graves Fitness Center, Saturday and Sunday to compete in the 2019 Veterans Day Invitational Basketball tournament.

Less than a week after receiving his new Integrated Head Protective System, or IHPS, the neck mandible saved a Soldier’s life in Afghanistan.

Linda Kedney and her daughter, Maj. Mollie Kedney, assigned to Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Belvoir, have run together for years, with a shared passion for the sport that plays a significant role in maintaining their relationship.