Field Sanitation Team training

The Environmental Health section of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has space available for the upcoming Field Sanitation Team certification course. The 40 hours of classroom and hands-on exercises reinforce preventive medicine concepts that protect Warfighters from disease and non-battle injuries, for example, water- and food-borne illnesses; vector-borne diseases; and toxic industrial materials. Paragraph 1-7 of AR 40-5 directs appointment of a FST for all company-sized units.

The course runs every weekday next week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in Bldg. 710.

Contact the EH office at to reserve a seat.

Funded Legal Education Program

The Office of The Judge Advocate General is accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program, under which the Army projects sending up to 25 active-duty, commissioned officers to law school. Selected officers will attend law school beginning fall 2019 and will remain on active duty while attending.

lnterested officers should review Army MILPER Message 18-081 and Chapter 10,

AR27-1 (The Judge Advocate General’s Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their

eligibility. The program is open to commissioned officers in the ranks of second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six, years of total active

federal service at the time legal training begins. Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S.C.2OO4) and is non-waivable.

Eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest

offering of the Law School Admission Test. Applicants must send their request through

command channels, including the officer’s branch manager at AHRC. Original applications should be sent to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Yvonne

Caron-Rm. 28517), 2200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310, to be received by Nov. 1, 2018. Application submission well in advance of the deadline is advised.

lnterested officers should contact their local Staff Judge Advocate for more info.

Legal closures

The Legal Assistance Office is closed for all services on Aug. 23, Aug. 30 and 31.

Hawaiian Luau at the O Club

The Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club invites everyone to its annual Hawaiian Luau, Aug. 24. The evening includes an all-you-can-eat, luau-themed buffet dinner from 6-9 p.m.; and an authentic Hula show with Polynesian dancers at 7:30 p.m.

The luau costs $40 for club members; $45 for non-members; $15.95 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.

Pre-paid reservations are required through the Officers’ Club, 5500 Schulz Circle, Bldg. 20 or by calling 703-780-0930, ext. 600.

Home educators ice cream social

The Belvoir Home Educators invites everyone to its annual Ice Cream Social, Aug. 30, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Fairfax Community Center, 10265 Fairfax Drive. The social is a way to learn about the group and what it offers, including activities, field trips, clubs, Kennedy Center performances, co-op classes, parent coffees, holiday parties, and more.

People can also sign up for the group at the social, register and sign up for activities, discuss volunteering and pay dues.

Girl Scout cookies?

The USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir will deliver Girl Scout Cookies to all units and/or organizations on Belvoir on Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

People interested in receiving cookies should send e-mail

OCS Hall of Fame noms

Nominations are being accepted for the Army 2019 OCS Hall of Fame. All applications must be turned in by Oct. 1.

The hall of fame is intended to honor graduates of the Officer Candidate School Program who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. Nominations may include posthumous consideration.

The 2019 Hall of Fame selectees will be honored in a ceremony at the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Ga., during the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association Reunion, which is April 28-May 1.

The eligibility criteria for nomination and required documents are available on the website. Hall of fame questions may be directed to Capt. Jose Elizabeth, 706-545-6932,, or

2018 Powder Puff Game

Register by Friday for a Powder Puff football game, with ACS and Family Advocacy. The game is Sept. 12 at Pullen Field and is dedicated to educating the community on ways to “intercept” domestic violence and sexual assault.

Powder Puff Football is a female-specific football game using flag football rules. The game will have two, all-female teams with 15 players on each team, 10 all-male cheerleaders and three coaches, either male or female for both teams.

All participants must be 18 or older. Participants can register either in person at ACS or online at

This event is open to all active duty, Reservists, retirees, family members, DoD civilians and contractors. For more information, call 571-231-7016.

#BeThere Resilience Team Challenge

September is Suicide Prevention Month. MWR and the Fort Belvoir Suicide Prevention Program will be hosting a Resilience Team Challenge, Sept. 14 at the track and obstacle course behind Graves Fitness Center, 2116 Abbott Road.

Build a team of four and, together, conquer a 1600m Relay Race, 22 push-ups and the #BeThere Resilience Obstacle Course.

The event is limited to the first 30 teams to register, but everyone is asked to come out and cheer on their battle buddies at the event.

The top teams will get prizes. Register online at

For more information, contact Millie Frank, Suicide Prevention, 703-805-5529; or Anthony Leon, MWR, 703-806-1093.

Super Sign-up

Belvoir Officers’ Spouses’ Club hosts its annual Super Sign-up, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the O Club. Spouses from all branches and all ranks are welcome.

People interested in being a vendor for the Sept. 11 event are asked to send an e-mail to

New York City Day Trips

Leisure Travel Services provides day trips to New York City on the third Saturday of every month from March through December, except October.

Patrons are guaranteed 6 hours of free time on the ground upon arrival. There is no guided tour associated with this trip.

The cost is $55 per person and reservations must be made at the Fort Belvoir Community Center LTS office. FMI, 703-805-3714.

Intro to Paddling

Learn to paddle and get familiar with the canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards offered at Outdoor Recreation. All skill levels are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $5 per boat and tandem kayaks and canoes can hold two people. Session time will be at 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and instruction begins promptly. Session are limited to the first 15 boats and are weather dependent. Paddling sessions are Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

For information, contact Outdoor Recreation, 703-805-3081.

Paddling Adventures

Join Outdoor Recreation for their new Paddling Adventures Program this summer, for experienced paddlers. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A guardian signature is needed for those 18 and younger.

All adventures are weather dependent, please call Outdoor Recreation the day of the adventure to confirm the session will take place. Each adventure is limited to 15 boats. The price is per boat is $5, including life jackets and paddles.

Adventurers should bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen and water. Adventure dates are July 27; Aug. 5, 21 and 25; Sept. 18 and 22.

For information, contact Outdoor Recreation, 703-805-3081.

Cosmic Bowling

Cosmic Bowling is Fridays, 9 p.m. - midnight and Saturdays, 1 p.m. - midnight at the Bowling Center, 5975 Middleton Road, Bldg. 1199.

Cosmic Bowling features music videos and awesome effects lighting in an ultra-lounge atmosphere.

Archery Class

Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Outdoor Rec offers Introduction to Archery Class, for those 6 and older. Safety briefings begin at 5:20 p.m.

Costs are $5, active duty; $3, active-duty family members; and $7 and $5 for non-active duty, retirees. civilians, and their family members.

Registration opens at 4:45 p.m. the day of class and space is first come first serve.

FMI, Outdoor Rec, 703-805-3081.


Come to the Library, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with those 5 and younger, for Storytime, Wednesdays.

Free and no registration necessary.

FMI, Library, 703-805-4244.