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On March 14, U.S. Transportation Command issued an advisory to the moving industry to provide Defense Personal Property Program customers and their chain of command decision space, in light of the Defense Department’s March 13 ‘stop movement order,’ which halts most permanent change of stati…

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, and facilities, like schools, are forced to close, Fairfax County Public Schools has a program that provides nutritious meals to students who normally rely on food they get in school cafeterias. Fort Belvoir Upper School, on the elementary com…

With the global coronavirus crisis forcing more event cancellations and facility closures across Fort Belvoir, many of us are growing concerned about maintaining what the Army places as its highest priority, physical fitness, since recent government and command mandates closed public access …

During ongoing chapel closures, the Belvoir Religious Support Office offers links to weekly, online services.

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at 18 sites. Meals will be provided to all students for free, with no discrimination. Meals are provided on a first come, first served basis. Breakfasts are available from 8-10:30 a.m.; lunches, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Some e…

On June 1, the Defense Department plans to implement a policy change to current priorities for child care. As directed by Mark Esper, defense secretary, in a memo signed Feb. 21, the department will afford priority access to military families. Beginning June 1, military services may begin to…

Yetta Canty, Army Substance Abuse Program risk reduction coordinator, is the action officer at Belvoir’s Installation Prevention Team monthly meetings, where she briefs the garrison on high-risk behavior in all Belvoir units. Canty said she began recognizing many of the high-risk behaviors w…

Beginning Friday, the U.S. Postal Service and military post offices will stop accepting handwritten customs forms on packages sent to international addresses, and go to all-electronic, printed customs forms. Handwritten forms on packages bound for APO/FPO/DPO addresses will need the electron…

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital wants to provide an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our expert team is trained to safely care for any potential patients, while ensuring safety protocols are in place to avoid any exposures to our staff and other patients. Your health and safety remains ou…

After the number of displaced families on the installation peaked in December, leadership took additional measures to address resident concerns, according to Col. Michael Greenberg, garrison commander. One of the actions was to add a full-time industrial hygienist to the housing maintenance …

The Belvoir Officers’ Club ballroom was bustling with tastes, sounds, images and fashion for the 2020 Wedding Fair and Bridal Show, Saturday, as MWR showcased what may be the best view of the Potomac River in the region.

Students at Belvoir’s Primary and Upper schools got a surprise, Monday afternoon, when Col. Michael Greenberg, garrison commander, stopped by to read Dr. Seuss’ “I Can Read with my Eyes Shut” to select groups of first- and fourth-graders.

U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer paid a constituent visit to Belvoir, Feb. 20, to better understand the housing situation, and was briefed by Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison commander, with leaders from Army Public Health Command and the Military District of Washington.

Belvoir Officers’ Club hosts its annual Wedding and Bridal Show, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to give engaged couples and the community a preview of the latest bridal fashions and to visit more than 40 vendors offering catering; honeymoon lodging; photography; jewelry; hair and makeup an…

Belvoir Garrison brought a broad focus to this quarter’s Community Town Hall, Feb. 11, to discuss resident housing issues. Officials from Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/Military District of Washington; Belvoir garrison; Installation Management and Army Materiel commands; Fo…

Fort Belvoir hosts a spouse-only job fair on April 8, and Army Community Service is helping spouses craft a compelling federal resume, in preparation for the job fair, according to the manager of ACS’ Employment Readiness Program.

The Defense Department is working to improve the Exceptional Family Member Program with several initiatives, a department official said at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

Secretaries from the military branches met recently with senior executives from private housing companies to discuss ways to continue to improve housing for residents living on Army installations.

Military spouses now have more flexibility to use the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship to pursue education and professional credentials. Fiscal Year 20’s National Defense Authorization Act expands the program to help pay tuition up to $4,000 for a license, certification or associate…

Belvoir’s Child and Youth Services is focused on developing active, healthy children and teenagers, and that mission extends to the large population of home-schooled students, through collaboration with Belvoir Home Educators.

The Defense Department has issued guidance to personnel aimed at reducing the potential threat of the novel coronavirus.

House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee staff came to Belvoir, Jan. 30, with Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general, Installation Management Command, to better understand residents’ housing concerns and find the best way forward.

A Fort Belvoir Bulldogs youth football player has been selected as the installation’s Player of the Year by the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame, for exhibiting excellence on and off the field during last year’s county youth football league season, according to a recent NVFHOF press release.

Nearly 100 pre-kindergarten age children and their parents gathered at Specker Field House, Friday to enjoy a couple hours of learning, make-believe and good, old-fashioned fun during Army Community Service’s Play Morning.

Influenza can affect anyone. Current trends show an increase in flu activity at the season’s halfway point. While it’s too early to determine the flu’s overall severity this year, the Military Health System is ready to protect the armed forces and their loved ones from the flu.

Are you prepared to move with your pet? Getting ready for that big move, whether it’s to a few states away or over an ocean, the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Clinic can help. Traveling with pets is not easy, but these suggestions may make the process smoother.

The Belvoir Thrift Shop Scholarship Program is made possible by the hard work of more than 20 volunteers who regularly donate their time to the Thrift Shop. Without volunteer support, the Thrift Shop would not be able to continue the scholarship program or its charitable contributions, which…

During an Army Housing Summit Jan. 14-16, senior Army leaders and privatized company executives met at Army Materiel Command headquarters to review the status of the Army housing portfolio and develop a strategy for long-term improvements across installations.

Col. Michael Greenberg, Belvoir Garrison commander, met with mission-partner agencies and community partners at a luncheon at the Officers’ Club, Tuesday.

A little known, little used program may be a ticket to a healthier you. And, Uncle Sam will pay civilian employees for working out, up to three hours a week, for six months.

Hundreds of community members showed their dedication to staying active and fit in 2020 by attending the annual MWR Health and Fitness Expo, Jan. 16 at Specker Field House.

Nearly a year after assuming responsibility for all Army housing, Army Materiel Command will host a comprehensive review of the reforms and improvements made across the enterprise to ensure Soldiers and Families have access to high quality on-post housing.