When Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Chief Kevin Roberson looked into a call of unexploded ordnance on post, he was stunned by what he discovered. It was not an explosive, but something else that could just as easily lead to loss of life … an open manhole, with some books down …

Fort Belvoir’s Religious Support Office provides live-stream and pre-recorded worship services during the COVID-19 outbreak to protect the health and safety of the community. Visit their Facebook page to view virtual sermons, Bible studies and links to religious education.

Spring is here. The days are getting longer and warmer. Spring’s arrival means it is that time of year again when we seriously clean our homes. While this is a rewarding activity, it can also be a risky one. Falls, cuts, chemical burns, and electrical shock are just some of the injuries whic…

Soldiers and families locked into untenable lease agreements due to pandemic-related, stop-movement order can access legal support to reduce their financial obligation.

One of the most significant decisions to make at your new duty station is where to live. Service members and Families need to decide whether to live on post or find a community nearby that meets their needs, and Fort Belvoir’s Housing Services Office can help with that decision.

As more Belvoir residents turn to online shopping during the COVID-19 public health emergency, both the Exchange and Commissary are adding new services and expanding existing curbside pickup services.

Payday loans and cash advances have long since had the reputation for being a slippery slope … and, for good reason. With extremely high interest rates and hidden fees, these short-term, “instant” loans sound too good to be true, for a reason. Plus, since credit histories rarely play a role …

The deadline for the 2020 Michaels Educational Foundation Grant for residents has been extended to May 13. Scholarship recipients can get grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, which can be used toward educational expenses at any accredited college, university or vocational training school i…

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to warrant social distancing, it is important to conduct prevention checks for self-care. Additionally, we should check on our family members and house mates. As everyone is impacted, remember to ask others about their feelings and help children acknowledge…

In this time of physical isolation, it’s more important than ever that military spouses reach out to each other, according to Sarah Johnson, USO program coordinator. She said the USO Coffee Connection is a chance for spouses to network and meet their own needs.

Military children make up a very special part of our nation’s population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. As they face circumstances unique to their lives—such as navigating multiple moves and schools to shouldering repeate…

When COVID-19 started affecting this area several weeks ago, the Armed Services Blood Program had several scheduled blood drives. One of those blood drives, sponsored by Belvoir’s Warrior Transition Battalion, was set for the USO Warrior & Family Center on Belvoir. Then, the USO had to close.

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…