Garrison Chaplain’s Office reopens bids 

The contract period is Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2020. Bid sheets are available at the Fort Belvoir Chapel administrative office. Return bids to the administrative office by Aug. 26. 

The positions, all for the 8 a.m. Protestant Service, are soprano, tenor, alto and bass section leaders; and choir director. For more, call 703-806-3316.

Lifeline for the Frontline

The Armed Services Blood Program has a blood drive at the USO Warrior and Family Center, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Appointments can be made online at using sponsor code: USO. Walk-ins welcome.

CIF closing for annual inventory

The Fort Belvoir Central Issue Facility is closed, Aug. 26-30, for annual inventory. If you need to clear CIF during this time, call the Fort Myer CIF, 703-696-3344. The Fort Belvoir CIF reopens Sept. 3.

Chalk the Walk 

Decorate Fort Belvoir Elementary Campus sidewalks with positive messages for students to start the new school year. Help every student feel welcomed and encouraged with chalk messages. Here’s how you can help: Pick up chalk on the benches in front of the school, Sunday, or use your own. Chalk the Walk Sunday or early Monday, the first day of classes at FBES. 

Kings Dominion military appreciation discount

Single Day Admission is available for $30. Ticket expires Aug. 31. Active and retired military personnel and immediate family members, DoD civilians, contractors and veterans with a valid ID required upon purchase. For more info, contact Leisure Travel Services, 10300 Taylor Road, Bldg. 1200, or call 703-805-3714.

The Five Love Languages 

Find the secret to a love that lasts by joining ACS Family Advocacy Program on Aug. 28 from 6-9 p.m. The class is free. For information, call 571-231-7001 or email

Hire Vets Now

Hire Vets Now returns to Fort Belvoir Sept. 24. A free lunch is provided for attendees. Register at: 

Play Mornings return

The new parent support program welcomes parents with children 5 and under for a fun gathering that includes social interaction, crafts, story time, and music under the supervision of the parents. For more info, call 571-231-7028 or email 

Child Music Lessons

Is your child interested in individual music lessons? Individual music lessons help develop listening skills, awareness, abstract thinking, and imagination. For more, email 

Pooch Plunge

This event is for our four-legged friends but fun for the whole family. $3 per dog, but people are free. Pooch Plunge is Sept. 7 at Connolly Outdoor Pool Complex, 5500 Schulz Circle. For more, call 703-805-2620 or go to

VA Welcome Kit Online

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years, the Veterans Affairs Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age. To download the kit, visit 

Newcomers’ Orientation

Newcomers’ Orientation is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Fort Belvoir. Orientation is at the Community Center, 10300 Taylor Road, on the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. – Noon. For more, call 571-231-7027 or 571-231-7026.

Instructors Wanted

The Fort Belvoir Community Center

is looking for people interested in instructing a class within MWR. All skills welcome: Dance, cooking, pottery, painting, bartending, fishing, canoeing and more. If interested, call Romel Voellm at 703-805-9239.

Resale Lot

Active Duty, retirees and DoD civilians can display their for sale vehicle, RV, trailer or boat (on a trailer). The lot is located at the corner of Gunston and Abbott Road. Cost for an 18-foot space is $45 for 30 days. Register for a space at the Automotive Skills Center, 9290 Gunston Rd, Bldg. 1462. For more, call 703-806-4088.