As part of Operation Warp Speed’s mission to develop and distribute COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution began shipping Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Defense Department employees outside the continental U.S., the deployed U.S. Navy Fleet and a limited number of locations wit…

This week, Fort Belvoir Soldiers and Service members can utilize a new Army maintenance site to submit and track repairs, according to Brad Britain, the director of Fort Belvoir’s Directorate of Public Works.

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The military’s tuition assistance policy allows every Service member to obtain 16 semester hours per fiscal year – roughly five classes – and higher education funding can be supplemented with a free application for student aid, or FAFSA, according to TaMekii Clark-Warrington, MS, M.Ed, educa…

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It’s a New Year, and with that brings New Year’s resolutions. What’s your resolution? Did you make one? Maybe you decided not to, because you can never seem to keep them and you didn’t want to let yourself down. Maybe you thought of something you would like to improve but didn’t make a plan …

American Legion Post 176 in Springfield is the latest site to provide Veterans Affairs telehealth services, according to a recent VA press release.

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Bryan Gossage, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Belvoir Friday to discuss housing with leadership, RCI partners and some residents. Gossage, who is the principal deputy advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of S…

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The Virginia National Guard has approximately 1,000 personnel on the ground in Washington D.C. as of Saturday, and additional personnel will join in the coming days to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations. The VNG plans to provide about 2,000 personnel total to join a for…

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Looking to add different programs to engage the community, the Fort Belvoir Library will hold its first writing essay contest this month.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is planning to extend payroll collections for Soldiers and Army civilians through December 2021 to reimburse a tax deferment designed to support personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

After attending three courses over 10 years at the Fort Belvoir-Based Army Force Management School, Kevin Vink decided to take the next step. So impressed with what he learned as a student, Vink became an instructor at the school where he teaches the “How the Army Runs” course.

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Cars were lined up outside USO’s All-Star warehouse on Jackson Loop, and stretched down the block, waiting for the January Harvest Market to give just a little assistance to an already beleaguered budget. The monthly distribution, which had previously been called Supermarket Sweeps, has been…

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the first anniversary of welcoming home 4.1 million service-connected disabled Veterans to their lifelong, in-store shopping benefit.

It’s getting pretty cold out there. While you might be able to get cozy under blankets at home, wildlife have to be more creative to stay warm. To survive the cold and barren winter, animals use three main strategies.

A milder winter up north has resulted in fewer birds migrating to Northern Virginia, according to Kevin Walter, natural resource specialist with the Directorate of Public Works, who coordinated this year’s 121st Christmas Bird Count.

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All privatized military family housing on Fort Belvoir will be part of an Army pilot project for third-party inspections this year, according to Ms. Carla Coulson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Housing and Partnerships.

Fort Belvoir will become the first U.S. military installation in the world to provide professional workspace dedicated to military spouses. It’s part of an Army-wide initiative to provide military spouses a comfortable and professional workspace outside their homes, along with a training ven…

Army senior leadership has contracted with RER Solutions, Inc. (RER) to perform comprehensive independent, third party home inspections on 2053 military family housing units on Fort Belvoir.

The Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region officially became the Soldier Recovery Brigade-National Capital Region in August, during a reflagging ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center located on Naval Support Activity-Bethesda, Bethesda, Md.

More than 18 months of validation and assessment reached a positive outcome Tuesday, as Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services became the 8th Army fire department to ever gain a prestigious accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

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The Villages at Belvoir is seeking resident feedback as the Department of the Army launched its annual CEL Tenant Satisfaction Survey Dec. 2. Findings from these survey responses inform a breadth of resident-focused housing and community improvements and initiatives for the upcoming year and…

Over the past seven months, the Army Materiel Command enterprise has supported Operation Warp Speed in standing up clinical trial facilities, contracting, transporting supplies and lending personnel and expertise.

A police officer with Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority noticed his partner was responding strangely, and one phone call to the doctors revealed that it was serious and he needed to get to Fort Belvoir as soon as possible. “I knew something was wrong, so I got him in the car and we …

At Telegraph gate, a car is randomly chosen for an inspection and pulls off to the side. After the driver opens the trunk and all doors, he sprints toward the woods, leading to a take-down by the military working dog that was inspecting the vehicle. Moments later, the dog finds a suspicious …

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Two large Postal Service transport trucks sat silently behind the Dale City VFW Post, Nov. 22, as volunteers received a steady arrival of hundreds of bags, each bag containing 150 envelopes; each envelope with a 2020 holiday ornament inside. By day’s end, 17,000 ornaments were mailed out to …

Last month, shortly before Thanksgiving, Program Executive Office Soldier hosted Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston to highlight the office’s new programs, initiatives, and give a tour of its project sites.

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Stress is America’s #1 health problem. Did you know that 75-90% of visits to primary care are due to stress-related complaints? Stress hurts our mind and body. Too often, people keep doing the same things that cause themselves stress, as if there is nothing they can do about it. We may not b…

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Col. Joshua SeGraves, garrison commander, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Kleinholz light the holiday tree, with assistance from Santa, in front of Belvoir Chapel, Tuesday. SeGraves said we will celebrate the holidays, but just maybe a little different from years past, and thanked Fort B…

The Villages at Belvoir has launched new construction and a new website to keep residents up to date with the changes. The new website,, details current and upcoming improvements at three Villages: Dogue Creek, Woodlawn Village and Cedar Grove.

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The Villages at Belvoir want you to stay safe and healthy. To do so, they have shifted from in-person visits to virtual office visits, phone calls, emails or communication via resident portal.

Arlington National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America, along with their partners the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and the 3d U.S. Infantry (“The Old Guard”), will safely lay and recover approximately 267,000 wreaths to honor our nation’s heroes and their family members this December.

COVID-19 has changed many of our daily routines in a way no one anticipated. Many of us are at home more to minimize exposure. Isolation and being at home can elicit the temptation to eat snacks high in sodium, junk food and low-quality meals that provide instant gratification for our taste …

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Kaitlyn Kelly first learned to play rugby at the United States Military Academy. The experience went so well she remained connected to the sport as a player and coach after graduation.

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To find one more way to engage the Fort Belvoir community through a physical fitness activity before the year is over, Anthony Leon came up with the Ugly Sweater Virtual 5K and 10K run.