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During an Army Housing Summit Jan. 14-16, senior Army leaders and privatized company executives met at Army Materiel Command headquarters to review the status of the Army housing portfolio and develop a strategy for long-term improvements across installations.

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You may have had an unpleasant office conversation with a co-worker you don’t get along with. At the end of the day, you go home and put it behind you, and hopefully reflect on how to better handle the situation the next day. But, what would it be like if you can’t go home, and instead have …

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Col. Michael Greenberg, Belvoir Garrison commander, met with mission-partner agencies and community partners at a luncheon at the Officers’ Club, Tuesday.

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A little known, little used program may be a ticket to a healthier you. And, Uncle Sam will pay civilian employees for working out, up to three hours a week, for six months.

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Hundreds of community members showed their dedication to staying active and fit in 2020 by attending the annual MWR Health and Fitness Expo, Jan. 16 at Specker Field House.

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Nearly 25 million women, men and children around the world are exploited through forced labor or commercial sex, while traffickers profit from victims’ suffering. All it takes is one observant bystander, police officer or ho…

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Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond was sworn in by Mike Pence, as the highest-ranking military leader of the newly created U.S. Space Force, in a Jan. 14 ceremony that recognized the arrival of the nation’s newest military branch.

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Commissary shoppers worldwide can now describe their own shopping experience when they fill out Defense Commissary Agency’s updated “ForeSee” customer experience survey.

Garrison Directorate of Public Works is awaiting final approval from federal and state agencies to begin constructing a new bridge that will replace the current structure just inside Walker Gate on Mount Vernon Road.

Nearly a year after assuming responsibility for all Army housing, Army Materiel Command will host a comprehensive review of the reforms and improvements made across the enterprise to ensure Soldiers and Families have access to high quality on-post housing.

After nearly a year’s effort, a Jan. 1 policy change allows digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, to be used to screen for breast cancer. While the procedure may not be offered at all military treatment facilities, the expanded benefit will be available as a screening and diagnos…

Eighty officers and NCOs assigned to a variety of Belvoir units learned from visiting senior subject-matter experts from the U.S. Physical Fitness School how to train for the new Army Combat Fitness Test and become certified to prepare Soldiers in their units to pass the evaluation. The four…

The Belvoir Barracudas, despite unleashing a second-period offensive rally that nearly tipped the scales in the home-team’s favor, fell to the Burke Warriors, 64-43, in an intense Fairfax County Youth Basketball League 8th Grade Boy’s Division-1 showdown, Saturday at Wells Field House.

The Fort Belvoir Eagles men’s squad and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling treated spectators to a high-intensity showcase of defensive determination, when the teams squared off in a midseason Washington Area Military Athletic Conference basketball matchup, Sunday at Graves Fitness Center. So tigh…

Under the lights of a massive video wall, all eyes focus on the monitors as the battle captain’s voice echoes through the microphone in the Defense Logistics Agency Synchronization Operations Center, Dec. 20.

Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of life offered to Service members and their Families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize military families’ contribution to the force’s readiness and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military…

Many New Year’s resolutions involve spending less, eating better, or expanding personal networks. For active-duty Service members and their Families, USO is ready to help. One of its many programs is Supermarket Sweep, at the Belvoir USO warehouse on Jackson Loop. Sara Martin, USO program sp…

More than 60 military and civilian members of the Belvoir community helped save lives around the globe by donating blood to the Armed Services Blood Program, Tuesday, at the USO Warrior and Family Center.

Visitors entering Fort Belvoir Access Control Points, and ACPs at other military installations, are subject to increased security as a part of additional force protection measures implemented by U.S. Northern Command.

There are DOGS prowling the halls. You’ll know it’s one by its markings – a big smile and a purple paw. These dogs aren’t predators, though. They’re some of the greatest helpers that Fort Belvoir Elementary has seen of late, as Watch D.O.G.S. stands for ‘Dads Of Great Students,’ and they enc…

Need to make a maintenance request for your military housing? You have options! Work orders can be submitted in person at the housing office or via phone. For added convenience there are also apps and web portals for that.

Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, Defense Logistics Agency director, delivered the commencement address to graduates of the four-month long Army Command and General Staff Officers Course at Fort Belvoir, Dec. 19. The class was comprised of 118 mid-career Army officers and one civilian from diver…

Fort Belvoir’s Child and Youth Services ushered in the 2019-20 House basketball season with a skills evaluation clinic, Dec. 14 at Specker Field House. More than 100 young athletes, ages 5-15, showcased their abilities for coaches, who are forming teams and establishing this year’s game schedule.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-08 in Mount Vernon has released it’s 2020 Boating Safety Class schedule. Jack Crawford, flotilla commander, said, with days getting longer, now is the time to prepare for the new boating season.

Since January 2019, Army doctors and nurses assigned to the Fort Belvoir-Troop Command have been treating critically ill or injured patients at Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital, in Portland, Ore., as part of a unique military-civilian partnership between Army Medicine and OHSU,…

Community members committed to be active and fit in 2020 will have a chance to kick off the New Year in the right direction, when MWR hosts the annual Health and Fitness Expo, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Specker Field House.

This is the last issue of the Belvoir Eagle for 2019. Thank you for reading and for providing story ideas to be shared with our Belvoir community. We’ll be back on the racks and in homes Jan. 9. Happy Holidays!

As the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts its primary mission of defending the homeland, it stands ready to continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe, Dec. 24.

To maximize resident participation and feedback, the Army extended the closing date for its online housing-satisfaction surveys until Friday. The surveys, one on Army-owned and -leased housing, and another on privatized housing, were originally scheduled to close Dec. 13.

The holiday season can be intensive and exhausting. The season can be an overwhelming and demanding experience, from never-ending activities, shopping, and entertaining others to family obligations. There are some healthy coping strategies that you can implement to effectively manage the str…

Beginning in January, Army National Guard Soldiers are eligible to take part in an Army-wide program allowing them to obtain civilian, industry-specific credentials and certifications.

Many of our local streams suffer the effects of too much salt. Road salt (sodium chloride) is most commonly used to remove ice from roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. As snow and ice melt, road salt is carried into our lakes, streams, and wetlands, where just one teaspoon can permanently po…

Fort Belvoir Visitor Processing Operations Center, a relative newcomer to the post’s intramural sports league, brought every asset in its offensive arsenal to best Aerospace Data Facility-East, 55-41, Dec. 5 at Wells Field House.

From left: Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Peguese, The Army Aviation Brigade; Nicole Murray, Washington Nationals Community Relations; Col. Mark Kappelmann, commander, The Army Aviation Brigade; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Behrendt, Command Chief Wa…

Reigning Commander’s Cup champion, Defense Logistics Agency, gave spectators a high-intensity exhibition of the unit cohesion and athletic grit that keeps the unit at the top of the rankings across intramural sports, when the team overwhelmed 12th Aviation Battalion, 75-47 in an early season…

On December 11, PEO Soldier displayed their newest products to the 249th Engineer Battalion at the Future Soldier Roadshow on Fort Belvoir. The Roadshow is meant to interact with Soldiers in the community and show the latest materials coming their way. You can connect with PEO Soldier and th…

Every year, Fort Belvoir’s Fire and Emergency Services invites students from Belvoir Elementary Campus to create art that reflects the installation’s commitment to maintaining fire safety. Those art pieces are then judged and winners get VIP treatment from FES personnel, the garrison command…