Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented a plan to the Fairfax County School Board to begin in-person instruction in a phased plan for small groups—or cohorts—of students who are likely to experience the greatest challenges with distance learning. The cohorts …

As we approach Fire Prevention Week, I want to personally thank residents, building tenants and visitors to Fort Belvoir for their high regard of fire and life safety that is displayed on a daily basis by all. The minimal fire loss and zero loss of life endured by the Fort Belvoir Community …

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This month, the Villages at Belvoir is scheduled to break ground on 52 new homes across three neighborhoods for Service Members and their families. The new housing includes 41 townhomes in Dogue Creek Village, six townhomes in Cedar Grove Village, and five (American with Disabilities Act) ac…

The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October each year. The FAP is committed to supporting Service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention. This year’s campaign is …

COVID-19 has impacted Fort Belvoir in unprecedented ways and continues to change normal installation practices on a day-to-day basis, according to Julien Crolet, Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services assistant fire chief.

The Secretary of the Army announced the opening of the 60-day public comment period for the proposed changes to eligibility criteria for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the next step in the federal rule making process required to gather public input to proposed changes to the …

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Many of us have encountered snakes on Fort Belvoir, whether slithering across a trail, sunning on a rock, or even finding that crack in the foundation of your house. Although all but one snake on Fort Belvoir are harmless, they often raise concerns. However, taking time to learn about them a…

The Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall Education Center Hub, which includes Belvoir’s Barden Education Center, will host a variety of events this month:

Daphne Shea walked up the Fort Belvoir Library stairs and gladly took the book Katie Buxbaum left on the table. The six-year-old then turned around with Make Way for Ducklings tucked in her hand and headed back toward her father as Buxbaum waved and thanked Daphne for stopping by. Although h…

Since its opening on Fort Belvoir July 17, Patriot Pet Care has already established a reputation among the pooches on post as the spot to relax and play. Maybe it is because of the enthusiasm and joy that the staff shares with each pet that comes in the door.

After postponing scout meetings this spring and summer due to the pandemic, Scouts BSA will host several recruiting meetings on Zoom Saturday morning and afternoon, according to Scoutmaster Larry Glick. The scout troop recruiting events will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a…

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More than 7,000 American service members have been killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq alone since Sept. 11, 2001. More than 16,000 have died of other causes in that time. Gold Star families have borne the losses, and Defense Department officials want Americans – especially those serv…

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a 7-part series on Army Materiel Command’s enduring commitment to the Army Values. This installment is focused on the Army Value of duty.

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The summer of social distancing has given way to fall, with its falling leaves and thriving pumpkin patches.

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The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and families. To emphasize this commitment, the Army is joining the nation in observing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.

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To ensure DoD ID card offices maintain continuity of operations and minimize the number of nonessential required visits, the Department of Defense has extended Uniformed Services ID cards (dependent and retiree ID cards) until June 30, 2021. We have been informed USID cardholders can use exp…

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There is one thing we can all do this year to reduce the burden on our health, the health of our families, and our health care system – we can get our seasonal flu vaccine. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated agains…

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With Service members constantly moving around the country and the world, the Federal Voting Assistance Program works to ensure they, and their eligible family members, have the tools and resources to vote, while reducing obstacles for voting success.

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The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has announced that 18 Belvoir students living in the Villages at Belvoir have received college scholarships, totaling $93,000, according to Jennifer Watkins, Villages community director.

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As part of the Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics by January 2021, five DoD locations have been identified to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate AZD1222 under development by AstraZeneca.

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is consolidating more than a dozen health services under the umbrella of an Armed Forces Wellness Center, according to Col. Vanessa Meyer, chief, Occupational Therapy.

As one way to promote awareness for Suicide Prevention Month during the pandemic, Doryan Dixon, RaShonda Labrador and Millie Frank came up with a plan that centered on the number 22. The number has been used to draw attention to how many veterans die by suicide a day.

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This week, September 6th through 12th, marks the second planning element of National Preparedness Month, “Build a Kit”. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Be prepared by having a disaster supplies kit; a collection of basic items your household may need…

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Since 1994, National Public Lands Day has been celebrated as the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. National Public Lands Day falls on Sept. 26 this year, but many events have been upended by the pandemic and social distancing requirements. Although how we celebra…

As interest rises in esports competitions, so has participating in online tournaments around the world and the U.S. Army is no exception. The Army has taken an active role in promoting esports for its Soldiers.

The Belvoir Spouses’ Club hosts two, virtual Super Sign-Up live events on Tuesday, beginning at 5:30p.m. on its YouTube Channel “Belvoir Spouses’ Club” with a follow-on Facebook Live event at 7 p.m. on its Facebook page, according to Kari Sturim, club president.

This year, Army Family and MWR observes Month of the Military Child in September. The theme is “Overcoming Challenges: Adapting Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.”

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September has arrived and it’s time to recognize National Preparedness Month (NPM). As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved.

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To support families whoare working with their children during virtual learning, Fairfax County Public Schools launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. 

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Military life is hectic enough, and for parents, can be even more challenging with changing schools and adjusting to not a new school but also a new virtual school year — new technology, digital classrooms, new teachers, academic requirements and regulations.

As we deal with the current challenges of COVID-19, we recognize that isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and other difficulties associated with this disease may have an impact on one’s mental health and emotional well-being, leading to feelings of distress.