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  The residents of The Villages at Belvoir’s Jadwin Loop received an unexpected surprise, thanks to a 7-year-old’s imagination and his mother’s will.Jennifer Fox, a military wife and mother to William and Kathleen Fox, contacted NERF after her son wanted to have a NERF war with all his frien…

It was still raining when North Post pool opened to a queue of waiting fishermen early Satur­day morning. TroutFest is a peren­nial favorite event on post, and for good reason. Anglers in this area have to drive out to the Appalachian Mountains to try to catch rainbow trout, but for one day,…

Did you know? Last year alone, nearly 30 residents at The Villages at Belvoir received scholarship grants through the Foundation to help make their education dreams come true.

Fort Belvoir has long recognized the need for Soldiers and families going on vacation or TDY to have somewhere they could leave their pets. After more than five years of planning, construction will soon begin on the 5,100-square-foot Pet Care Center, with operation beginning as soon as February.

It's official! Fort Belvoir Public Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the new Fort Belvoir website! Fort Belvoir moved in to its new digital home in March as part of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Enterprise Website initiative to standardize garrison websites.

Barden Education Center is hosting a Spring Fair, Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Barden Education Center Auditorium, 9625 Belvoir Rd, Fort Belvoir.

The thought of Earth Day brings to mind images of community members planting trees and children learning about the importance and value of the natural world. While this might be true today, few Americans realize that the first Earth Day was a much more dramatic national event. In the midst o…

Nearly 100 volunteers gathered on Sunday morning for the annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The group was a mix of young and old; veteran conservationists and outdoor lovers, as well as children from Cub Scout Packs 118 and 1076, and Girl Scout Troop 996.

Up to 60,000 household goods shipments for Soldiers, civilians and family members are expected to be moved this summer, and U.S. Army Logistics, HQDA G-4, has tips to help make a move less stressful.

Last year, Army Emergency Relief at Fort Belvoir provided more than $500,000 in loans and grants to Soldiers, units, retirees and family members and received $196,000 in donations.

A Marine Corps detachment based at Fort Belvoir, rolled and cased its colors at a deactivation ceremony, March 26 at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s campus in Springfield.

Music universally moves us - no matter the age or mental state - from pre-natal infancy to post-Alzheimer’s dementia, and music seems to connect with our brains. “It’s as if we are hard-wired for it,” said Joshua Schrader, CEO with Capital Music Therapy Services.

On March 19, a semi-truck full of Keurig Dr. Pepper coffee K-Cups were delivered to the chaplains at Army Cyber Command Headquarters by Holy Joe’s Café.

Wear Purple to Celebrate- FRIDAY the Fairfax County School Board invites military students and their families to attend the school board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School at 7 p.m. to be honored and celebrated for Month of the Military Child.

Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander, Col. Michael Greenberg and Fairfax County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Scott Brabrand, visited Orange Hunt Elementary School to shoot a PSA in preparation for Month of the Military Child, Friday. The PSA highlights the importance of honoring and celebr…

Noncommissioned officers from organizations across Fort Belvoir participated in a discussion of leadership and career growth during a professional development session with retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, hosted by Army Cyber Command, March 20.

The Fort Belvoir Command Team hosted the initial Housing Focus group meeting with residents from the 15 Villages at Belvoir housing communities.

An experienced Army Cyber Command chef has earned gold — again — in the Army’s annual culinary showcase.

About 50 kids participated in the finale of the Young Americans “Rise UP!” performance, which was the culmination of a three-day workshop, showcasing youth talents in the performance arts. The show, performed March 20 at Wallace Theater, started with high-energy medleys including classical o…

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States.  Americans drink alcohol for a number of reasons to include relieving stress, celebrating milestones, and relaxing with family and friends. However, when alcohol is misused, tragedies occur. In Virginia alone, there were mo…

Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Tim Kaine and Secretary of the Army Mark Esper visited Fort Belvoir, March 14, to meet with military families about housing conditions on post, and Army and garrison leaders’ plans to address and fix the issues.

It is our obligation to take care of our people — our Soldiers, families and civilian employees. If you have a housing issue that is not being resolved, we encourage you to elevate your concerns to Army leadership through the following levels of escalation.

Fort Belvoir kids, ages 8 to 18, got the chance to participate in The Young Americans Performance Arts Program Monday to Wednesday. The program, hosted by Child and Youth Services, included three days of workshops where children and teens showed off their performance arts talents at the dire…

It’s scholarship application season. If you are looking for tuition assistance to fund your education, then take a look at these local scholarships tailored specifically for military college bound students and spouses.

Ahead of International Women’s Day last week, two former Fort Belvoir leaders were part of a group of females who received recognition for their service, as they were inducted into the Army Women Hall of Fame by the Army Women’s Foundation. 

The Honorable Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment), right, and Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander, visit with two residents in their Villages at Belvoir home, Friday, to learn more about Army-wide housing issues.

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue CERT Training program starts March 28. The program offers training to community members interested in learning how to respond in the beginning stages of a disaster. 

The Chesapeake Bay is the country’s largest estuary and the world’s third largest. An estuary is an area of water where saltwater from the ocean and freshwater from rivers and streams mix. The bay’s watershed encompasses D.C., and parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania…

Have you been to the library? If not, you are missing out on a ton of free services for you and your family. 

Belvoir’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers has a new leader, with the installation of Sgt. Melannieann Michaud, Protective Service Battalion, as president. 

It is our obligation to take care of our people — our Soldiers, families and civilian employees. We are fully committed to providing a safe, secure environment on our installation for our Soldiers, families and civilian employees. If you have a housing issue/ concern that is not being resolv…

Senior leaders met with residents of Fort Belvoir privatized military housing last week to listen to their maintenance and housing concerns. 

The community had a chance to get educated last week, at the Black History Month observance, when retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, and motivational speaker, Helen Noel, detailed her family’s history, Post-Traumatic Stress and the causes she’s championed in her life. 

“Not only for Primary but also for Upper, Not just for breakfast, but even for supper, Kids on Fort Belvoir were reading all day, And reading so much they forgot to go play!”

The Tax Center is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mon.-Thurs, and is located at the Staff Judge Advocate’s Legal Assistance Office, building 257, 9990 Belvoir Road, Fort Belvoir.