Fairfax Health Center relocation
The Fairfax Health Center is closed and reopens Monday at a new location, 4375 Fair Lakes Court. Beneficiaries are asked to be ready to show a current, military ID card at the new facility’s security station at the entrance. Patients’ primary care managers and facility phone numbers aren’t expected to change.
Through Sunday, the appointment and nurse triage lines are staffed and available during normal operating hours at 571-432-2700.
Scholarship for Belvoir residents
The Michaels Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, is accepting scholarship grant applications for the upcoming school year. Last year, almost 30 Belvoir residents received scholarship grants through the Foundation to help with their education costs. Completed applications are due by April 15. All high school seniors and graduates living in communities managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, including The Villages at Belvoir, are invited and encouraged to apply for scholarship grants that will total at least $750,000 to be awarded in June. Additional information and the application packet are available at michaelsscholars.com. Printed application packets are also available at all community management offices. Residents should contact their CMO with questions.
Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship
The Coast Guard Foundation accepts applications until March 15 for its 2020 scholarship season, for children of active, active Reserve and retired Coast Guard members to fund undergraduate education. Eligibility guidelines are available through coastguardfoundation.org/apply. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000. Application info is available from coastguardfoundation.org/scholarships.
Belvoir Safety Office has free, Motorcycle Safety Foundation training for active-duty, Guard and Reserve Service members only. The Motorcycle Training Center is Bldg. 259, behind 5915 16th St. Training is mandatory for Service members who ride. The course has free loaner bikes and helmets for students in the basic riders course. Basic Rider Course is a two-day class that will earn a motorcycle endorsement for most states and is required before a Service member rides for the first time. The Basic Rider Course 2, or Experienced Rider Course, is a mandatory, 1-day course for motorcycle owners (within 12 months of BRC). The safety office recommends Service Members who are considering buying a bike attend the BRC first. The schedule through May, with basic and experience riders courses, is available with a CAC and a government computer, at https://imc.army.mil/airs. People who can’t access the site may call 703-806-3447 to sign up.
After the Storm
This free, two-part workshop helps couples who have experienced or are experiencing infidelity in their relationship learn how to find closure or heal in their relationship, March 23 and 31.
For info and registration, call 571-231-7018 or visit Army Community Service.
The Relocation Assistance Program offers Foreign-Born Spouse and Naturalization briefings, March 26, May 21, July 23 and Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., at Army Community Service.
The briefings are for family members who need information on citizenship. Registration and more info is available, firstname.lastname@example.org, 571-231-7026.
Transitioning Service members
The Army Soldier for Life Office and Department of Defense launched the SkillBridge website. The DoD SkillBridge program helps Service members gain civilian work experience through industry-specific training, apprenticeships, or internships during their last 180 days of military service. For more info, visit dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov.
Mentors for Warriors
The Wounded Warrior Mentor Program is recruiting volunteer mentors who can spend three to five hours a month mentoring Service members. Volunteer mentors serve as battle buddies for Service members facing Medical Evaluation Boards due to their injuries or illnesses. Interested mentors should contact Dennis Gauci at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.wwmp.us.
Sip N’ Paint
Sip N’ Paint is the first Saturday of every month at three times: 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a light-hearted gathering with great people and an enthusiastic instructor. The cost is $25 per person. All materials are provided. BYOB. For more, call 703-805-3714.
The Warrior Transition Battalion sponsors an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive, April 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the USO Warrior and Family Center Fort Belvoir. Appointments are available at militarydonor.com, using the sponsor code USO. Walk-ins are welcome.
The blood drive is open to everyone eligible to donate.