The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world through its impact on every individual in society in every aspect of life including the way we work, learn, worship, travel, shop, interact, live and celebrate holidays. While Halloween may be different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, t…

Move-in season looked quite different this year! The Villages at Belvoir team has been successfully managing this important milestone for residents – at a healthy distance. Property Manager, Michaels Management Services, is adapting to unique COVID-19 challenges by implementing innovative wa…

As 2020 continues to bring new surprises around every turn, there is one step we can take to protect our health and the health of our families - we can get our seasonal flu vaccine. The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital team expects the arrival of our flu vaccine supply within the coming weeks…

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Although Halloween will look different this year, Families can still plan to have fun and celebrate the fall season. Fort Belvoir has provided a roundup of activities that are happening on and around the installation that are aligned with Fort Belvoir’s authorized list of low-risk activities…

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Zombies. Swamp creatures. Creepy clowns. And scary dolls. Those are just a few of the nightmares in 13 – yes, 13 - different scenes that visitors will encounter (from the safety of their cars) at Northern Virginia’s first haunted drive-thru, at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

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When it comes to domestic abuse, everyone’s situation is different — it can happen to anyone and is not their fault. The Family Advocacy Program is committed to supporting service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention.

Due to the impact of COVID19, traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating and events that involve large gatherings of individuals are NOT recommended this year. Residents are reminded to find low risk, distant ways to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday.

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What are some ways to focus on healthy eating with fall approaching and the new school year beginning?

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Military members and their families needing passports and visas will see few changes at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia, passport office, despite an administrative move Oct. 1.

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented a plan to the Fairfax County School Board to begin in-person instruction in a phased plan for small groups—or cohorts—of students who are likely to experience the greatest challenges with distance learning. The cohorts …

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This month, the Villages at Belvoir is scheduled to break ground on 52 new homes across three neighborhoods for Service Members and their families. The new housing includes 41 townhomes in Dogue Creek Village, six townhomes in Cedar Grove Village, and five (American with Disabilities Act) ac…

The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October each year. The FAP is committed to supporting Service members and their families impacted by domestic abuse through victim advocacy and crisis intervention. This year’s campaign is …

Daphne Shea walked up the Fort Belvoir Library stairs and gladly took the book Katie Buxbaum left on the table. The six-year-old then turned around with Make Way for Ducklings tucked in her hand and headed back toward her father as Buxbaum waved and thanked Daphne for stopping by. Although h…

After postponing scout meetings this spring and summer due to the pandemic, Scouts BSA will host several recruiting meetings on Zoom Saturday morning and afternoon, according to Scoutmaster Larry Glick. The scout troop recruiting events will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and a…

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The summer of social distancing has given way to fall, with its falling leaves and thriving pumpkin patches.

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The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and families. To emphasize this commitment, the Army is joining the nation in observing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.

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There is one thing we can all do this year to reduce the burden on our health, the health of our families, and our health care system – we can get our seasonal flu vaccine. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to get yourself and your loved ones vaccinated agains…

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The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has announced that 18 Belvoir students living in the Villages at Belvoir have received college scholarships, totaling $93,000, according to Jennifer Watkins, Villages community director.

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As part of the Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics by January 2021, five DoD locations have been identified to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate AZD1222 under development by AstraZeneca.

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is consolidating more than a dozen health services under the umbrella of an Armed Forces Wellness Center, according to Col. Vanessa Meyer, chief, Occupational Therapy.

As one way to promote awareness for Suicide Prevention Month during the pandemic, Doryan Dixon, RaShonda Labrador and Millie Frank came up with a plan that centered on the number 22. The number has been used to draw attention to how many veterans die by suicide a day.

The Belvoir Spouses’ Club hosts two, virtual Super Sign-Up live events on Tuesday, beginning at 5:30p.m. on its YouTube Channel “Belvoir Spouses’ Club” with a follow-on Facebook Live event at 7 p.m. on its Facebook page, according to Kari Sturim, club president.

This year, Army Family and MWR observes Month of the Military Child in September. The theme is “Overcoming Challenges: Adapting Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.”

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To support families whoare working with their children during virtual learning, Fairfax County Public Schools launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. 

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Military life is hectic enough, and for parents, can be even more challenging with changing schools and adjusting to not a new school but also a new virtual school year — new technology, digital classrooms, new teachers, academic requirements and regulations.

The Virginia High School League presented a draft Monday to its executive committee outlining more specifics on the 2020-21 sports schedule for the regular season and state championships.

As families prepare for the beginning of a virtual school semester, a big part of that preparation is visiting with a pediatrician to get a health assessment and ensure that vaccinations are up to date, according to Lt. Col. Shaprina Williams, doctor, chief, Department of Pediatrics at Fort …

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Supporting Return to School is a new, Fairfax County program developed in response to the pandemic and this year’s virtual return to school. The program provides full-day, on-site programming for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, weekdays, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Belvoir Child and Youth Services is one of the first locations to offer a virtual summer camp that allows school age children, ages 5 to 12, to learn about the world and securely visit with their peers online, according to Lara Sullivan, a CYS program operations specialist coordinating the a…

The North Post Pool is the only base swimming facility open and only active duty and first responders are allowed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sixteen patrons overall are permitted in the facility each 90 minutes. One of two outdoor pools on the base, North Post can hold a maximum of…

As the Department’s Chief Housing Officer, I reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that military tenants receive quality housing and fair treatment from the Military Housing Privatization Initiative projects that operate and maintain privatized housing.