Summer reading kickoff, movie

MWR’s Summer Reading Program Kick-off is from 6:30-9 p.m., June 15 at the Library, 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg. 200. This year’s theme is, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”


Crafts and games start at 6:30, followed by a showing of the movie, Zootopia, at Wallace Theater. The movie last less than 2 hours and the event is free. Online summer reading program registration has begun! Read books and log reading minutes and complete activities to earn incentives at the Belvoir Library. Register at

For more information, 703-805-4244.

Author visit

Mike Maden, author of the Jack Ryan series, Tom Clancy Line of Sight, is at the Belvoir Exchange at noon June 19.

Enlisted spouses

The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses’ Club has a general meeting, June 19 at 6:30 p.m., at the USO Warrior and Family Center on Belvoir. The group is looking for people to come out and plan events, including Summer Bash, Summer Send-off, and the autumn bazaar. Club members will also discuss club involvement.

Genealogy discussion

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society hosts certified genealogist and lawyer LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, who will speak about researching African American families with roots in the South, in a free presentation called “Researching Ancestors Who Came out of Slavery.”

The event is June 19, 1-3 p.m., in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, near Fort Hunt Road.

More information is available from or by calling 703-768-4101.

Army Warrants professional development

The Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association, has a Warrant Officer Professional Development Luncheon in the Belvoir O Club’s Jefferson Room, at 11:30 a.m. June 20.

Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5 Hal Griffin is guest speaker. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the website.

All active, reserve, and retired warrant officers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Info is available from retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 John Scott, chapter president, 502-641-5117.

Formation Run and Run to Honor

Due to rain last week, the Formation Run and Run to Honor have been rescheduled to June 15. The first unit starts the formation run at 7 a.m. The Run to Honor follows the Formation Run, at around 7:30 a.m.

Army Warrant Officer Ball

INSCOM hosts a centennial Army Warrant Officer Anniversary Ball, July 13 at the Belvoir O Club. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by the formal event from 6-10 p.m. Dress is ASU/Dress mess/tux/gown Active duty are encouraged to wear ASU/Dress mess. Everyone is welcome and invited.

Tickets are $45 per person and are available through

Info is available from unit representatives or INSCOM POCs, CW2 Lashonda Pringle, 703-428-4658,; or CW2 Anthony Benjamin, 703-706-1297,

Comment period open

As required by the Garrison’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, MS4, Permit, Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division is accepting comments on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Phase II Total Maximum Daily Load Action Plan until June 15.

The document is available from and comments may be submitted via email to

Prime Power

Do you have experience within Prime Power before 2005? Do you recall the FESA or even nuclear eras? If so, the 249th Engineer Battalion – Prime Power wants to hear from you.

Battalion historians want to conduct interviews to capture Prime Power history so they can maintain the battalion’s legacy and recognize the deeds and transformations they’ve undergone.

Interested people with history and knowledge of Prime Power are asked to send a private message via the 249th Engineer Battalion – Prime Power’s facebook page.

Bridge to kindergarten

Fort Belvoir Primary is registering students for it’s Bridge to Kindergarten program, a free chance for children with no preschool experience to learn about what’s ahead for their academic careers and feel welcome and more comfortable, once the new school year begins.

The program is July 9-27, weekdays, 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

The children can experience the daily kindergarten school routine; start friendships with other future kindergartners; meet the kindergarten teachers, administrators, and other staff; and become familiar with the school. Bus transportation will be provided.

Interested parents should complete enrollment/registration for the 18-19 school year at Belvoir Primary and return the Bridge to Kindergarten commitment form to the school.

Retiree Council

The Belvoir Retiree Council’s upcoming meetings are June 21, Aug. 16, Oct. 18 and Dec. 13. Meetings start at 9 a.m. in the Sosa Building’s White Room, Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road, at the corner with 18th Street.

Retiree Appreciation Day is Sept. 21 at Specker Field House in the morning and at Barden Education Center in the afternoon.

Info about the council is available via e-mail to