Join Scouting

Belvoir’s Cub Scout Pack, Pack 118, hosts a “Join Scouting Night,” Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Fort Belvoir Primary School. The Pack will be a Full Family Pack, which means it’ll have boy and girl dens. This event is open to all boys and girls who are interested in joining Cub Scouts on Belvoir.

Questions can be e-mailed to or addressed on facebook at Fort Belvoir Pack 118 - Public Page.

Princess Tea Party

The Main Exchange hosts a Princess Tea Party Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Girls can dress up as their favorite princess, get pictures and decorate a crown.

Catholic Women

The Catholic Women of the Chapel begins its season with a welcome meeting Wednesday, 9:30 am at Woodlawn Chapel. The group has faith study, outreach, and special programs and meets weekly, with free, on-site childcare.

Info is available from the Catholic coordinator, 703-806- 5745.

Monthly Newcomers’ Orientation

Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Community Center, 10300 Taylor Road. A chance to learn more about Belvoir and the surrounding area, meet leadership, visit with community partners.

Open to everyone, even those who aren’t new to the installation, including spouses.

Relocation Assistance Program, 571-231-7027.

2018 Powder Puff Game

Wednesday, Pullen Field, 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. Register in person at ACS or online at https://playpass. com/2018PowderPuffGame. 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, the Fort Belvoir Suicide Prevention Program and Army Substance Abuse Program host 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 support the event and the cause. The top teams will get prizes.

Register online at https:// suicide-prevention-obstaclecourse.

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

Retiree Appreciation Day

Belvoir’s Annual Retiree Appreciation Day is Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Specker Field House.

Retiree Appreciation Day includes a health fair, with flu shots and blood-pressure checks, and displays and vendors from a variety of organizations. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

From 1-3 p.m., at DAU’s Scott Hall, there will be a briefing on the current TRICARE Retiree Dental Plan, TRDP; and the new dental plan that will take its place on Jan. 1, the Federal Employee Dental & Vision Insurance Plan, or FEDVIP. Retirees who use TRDP will have to enroll in the new plan to be covered by Jan. 1.

Enrollment starts on Nov. 12, and there is no automatic enrollment in the new plan.

This event is for military retirees of all branches of service and their family members.

Info is available from Gwendolyn S. Lott, retirement services officer, 703-806-4551.

Spouses Welcome Orientation

Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon, SFAC, 5965 6th St., Bldg 1263. For spouses (all military components, active duty, Guard, Reservist and DoD civilians, who are new to the installation and for those who want to learn more about the community and region.

Community partners, civilian personnel, Belvoir Hospital, CYS. Free. Registration not needed, except for those needing childcare. Limited onsite childcare is available.

571-231-7026 or 7027 or by emailing Call 571-231-7000 or 7001 for more details.

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, jose.f.elizabeth., or http://www. ocs/.

Genealogy talk Sept. 18

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society hosts board-certified genealogist Victor S. Dunn, who will speak about how to make the most of your time on a research trip to a courthouse, library or other record repository, in the presentation, “Efficient and Effective On-Site Research Strategies.”

The free event is Sept. 18, 1-3 p.m., in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, near Fort Hunt Road.

Information is available from