Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander, signs the Armed Forces Community Covenant in Alexandria, Monday, as Command Sgt. Major Robert Cleveland and Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson look on. The covenant signing was sponsored by the Quantico/Belvoir Regional Business Alliance. …

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One of the hallmarks of the U.S. is our freedom of speech, and the Defense Department has a longstanding policy of encouraging everyone to carry out the obligations of citizenship, including voting in elections.

Belvoir Garrison brought a broad focus to this quarter’s Community Town Hall, Feb. 11, to discuss resident housing issues. Officials from Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/Military District of Washington; Belvoir garrison; Installation Management and Army Materiel commands; Fo…

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U.S. Army Recruiting Command is partnering with NASA and Space Center Houston to host the first, nationwide, Oath of Enlistment from the International Space Station, Wednesday.

The Defense Logistics Agency has earned Defense Department recognition for its 2019 Combined Federal Campaign, thanks to contributions from employees in the National Capital Area. Winners were announced in a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 11.

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Urbanization may be good for the economy, but the increase in impermeable surfaces can cause damaging effects to the natural water cycle. When rain falls on pervious surfaces, like vegetated areas, it is absorbed; taken up by trees and plants; or flows into rivers, streams or wetlands, naturally.

A military working dog models the Canine Auditory Protection System; “snood-style” headgear designed to absorb acoustics and preserve hearing function while also allowing for the animal to understand human commands. Given that high noise levels during training, transport, operations and boar…

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For many, normal facial recognition, used in daylight, has become a facet of everyday life. Whether it’s for identity verification to unlock a smart phone, or trivial social media camera filters, it seems the technology is everywhere.

It has come to the attention of the Defense Department that some direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are encouraging DoD personnel to buy genetic ancestry and health information, by offering military discounts or other incentives. These genetic tests, largely unregulated, could expo…

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Toni Geddes, Federal Voting Assistance Program manager, briefs voting assistance officers from the region, at a workshop at Belvoir’s SHARP Building, Tuesday. VAOs help Service members and their Families get absentee ballots from their home states, to vote. This year, elections are held for …

Members of the Center for Army Analysis took part in its annual cleanup at Belvoir’s Accotink Creek. The group removed more than 500 pounds of trash from the creek, an area often used by Service members and their families for exercise and recreation. Recent storms created a natural dam in th…

Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison commander, celebrates the opening of the Fort Belvoir Tax Center, 9990 Belvoir Road Bldg. 257, Feb. 10. The Tax Center is open Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, for active-duty 0-3 and below and their eligible Family member…

Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison commander, speaks to residents at the Mount Vernon Town Meeting, Feb. 1. Greenberg shared updates on installation projects and upcoming events, including Springfest in May and the grand opening of the National Museum of the United States Army in June.

Fort Belvoir hosts a spouse-only job fair on April 8, and Army Community Service is helping spouses craft a compelling federal resume, in preparation for the job fair, according to the manager of ACS’ Employment Readiness Program.

The Defense Department is working to improve the Exceptional Family Member Program with several initiatives, a department official said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

Secretaries from the military branches met recently with senior executives from private housing companies to discuss ways to continue to improve housing for residents living on Army installations.

Military spouses now have more flexibility to use the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship to pursue education and professional credentials. Fiscal Year 20’s National Defense Authorization Act expands the program to help pay tuition up to $4,000 for a license, certification or associate…

Belvoir’s Child and Youth Services is focused on developing active, healthy children and teenagers, and that mission extends to the large population of home-schooled students, through collaboration with Belvoir Home Educators.

There are all of these new exercises … dead lifts, power throws, hand release push-ups, sprint-drag-carry, and the leg tuck. How do you build the needed core fitness strength? Is it possible to train for the ACFT without hurting yourself?

The Defense Department has issued guidance to personnel aimed at reducing the potential threat of the novel coronavirus.

House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee staff came to Belvoir, Jan. 30, with Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general, Installation Management Command, to better understand residents’ housing concerns and find the best way forward.

The internet is a powerful tool for veterans. It allows them to keep up with friends, access their benefits and shop. Unfortunately, former Service members are more likely than civilians to be targeted by online scammers while doing these things. Veterans are twice as likely to lose money to…

In January 2017, the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 published a policy memorandum entitled Mobile Application Authorization Process for Vetting and Analyzing Mobile Applications. The memo notified users of government-furnished equipment, including common mobile devices like iPhones and A…

Throughout the intramural basketball season, Aerospace Data Facility-East has been steadily developing and refining its passing game and shooting proficiency, capitalizing on raw talent across the roster. On Jan. 28 at Wells Field House, with the championship tournament approaching, the squa…

Editor’s note: Frank Cohn, this story’s subject, was a guest speaker at the Fort Belvoir Jewish Community Veteran’s Shabbat in 2019. He shared his story there and the Eagle decided to share it with a wider audience to honor the service of our World War II veterans.

The 2020 Fort Belvoir House basketball season got underway with spirited matchups between the installation’s youngest up-and-coming athletes, Saturday at Wells Field House.

A Fort Belvoir Bulldogs youth football player has been selected as the installation’s Player of the Year by the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame, for exhibiting excellence on and off the field during last year’s county youth football league season, according to a recent NVFHOF press release.

The Army recently updated its physical readiness training, or PRT, mobile app to give Soldiers a leg up on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, as it continues to safeguard users’ personal information on the go.

The team of researchers and program managers at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency that has worked to counter the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease welcomed the announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a vaccine, last month.

The Army Surgeon General selected Col. Mohammad Naeem to receive the Maj. Gen. Lewis Aspey Mologne Award, which recognizes an Army physician who exhibits a balance between military medicine and academic leadership on a national level.

Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram assumed command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command Jan. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Gen. Gus Perna, Army Materiel Command’s commanding general, promoted Gabram in a private ceremony before the assumption of command.

Perennial powerhouse, Joint Personal Property Shipping Office-Mid Atlantic and reigning Commander’s Cup champion, Defense Logistics Agency, treated spectators to a full-throttle showcase of athletic precision, when the squads squared off in a late-season intramural basketball showdown that w…

Nearly 100 pre-kindergarten age children and their parents gathered at Specker Field House, Friday to enjoy a couple hours of learning, make-believe and good, old-fashioned fun during Army Community Service’s Play Morning.

The Aerospace Data Facility-East intramural basketball squad found themselves without an opponent for a scheduled matchup, Jan. 16 at Wells Field House. With the annual post-season single-elimination championship tournament approaching and never willing to sacrifice valuable court time, the …

Influenza can affect anyone. Current trends show an increase in flu activity at the season’s halfway point. While it’s too early to determine the flu’s overall severity this year, the Military Health System is ready to protect the armed forces and their loved ones from the flu.

Evergreen trees and shrubs rise in popularity through the winter, but these plants do more than just enhance the aesthetic of the winter landscape. Here’s info about these important winter plants.

Are you prepared to move with your pet? Getting ready for that big move, whether it’s to a few states away or over an ocean, the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Clinic can help. Traveling with pets is not easy, but these suggestions may make the process smoother.

The Belvoir Thrift Shop Scholarship Program is made possible by the hard work of more than 20 volunteers who regularly donate their time to the Thrift Shop. Without volunteer support, the Thrift Shop would not be able to continue the scholarship program or its charitable contributions, which…

As part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s breakfast series, the January event was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Army on Belvoir, Tuesday, with guest speaker Gen. James McConville, Army chief of staff. McConville laid out the vision that incremental changes are no longer suffici…