This pandemic has taken so much, and sapped so many of a sense of well-being, perhaps none more than children, according to Noreen Hill, a social worker at Fort Belvoir Elementary School. Hill said her clinical team was trying to think of ways to boost spirits, and they decided to give stude…

Nestled along Thomson Bay is one Fort Belvoir’s many gems: A large area for walking, running, a long shoreline to enjoy the view of the Potomac and the eagles and ospreys, and the spot where you have access to gear to make the most of the watery fun. Fort Belvoir’s Directorate of Family and …

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Garrison leadership has been notified that the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office wants to hear from Fort Belvoir residents later this month, according to the Garrison’s Housing Ombudsman, Jennifer Hudson.

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The pandemic lock-down last spring happened just weeks before Easter, and the faithful on Fort Belvoir – for nearly a year – have been without the physical component of Christian life, according to Garrison Chaplain (Col.) Tom Faichney.

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With many Fort Belvoir employees still teleworking, at least part time, Garrison officials are hoping to consolidate offices and spaces, to save money and energy. And, they need input from facility and building managers, to make the process as efficient as possible.

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is recognizing military students for academic accomplishments through its You Made the Grade program. First- through 12th-graders who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for a $5 Exchange gift card every grading period during the 2021 school …

The Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program is urging everyone to wear blue Friday, as part of a month-long effort to raise awareness and empower people across the community to play a role in making great childhoods happen, according to FAP specialist Briana Crawford.

This year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month occurs in the shadow of the disappearance and murder of Private 1st Class Vanessa Guillién, who had reported to her family last year that she was being sexually harassed by a sergeant on Fort Hood. She disappeared April 22, and her remains were foun…

The U.S. Army has agreed to review the discharges of thousands of veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma or other behavioral health conditions, and to change some of its administrative procedures for individuals who apply to have t…

Despite our ever increasing reliance on technology, many people are turning to parks and trails to get relief from the “new normal” of pandemic life. With a new appreciation for our parks, greenspaces, and wildlife, it’s important to realize that these valuable natural resources need to be p…

People are spending more time outdoors and recreation will only increase as the weather gets warmer. We love that everyone is enjoying all that Fort Belvoir has to offer, but it is important that we do so responsibly. Make sure you are having fun in approved recreation areas and not in contr…

In 1961, Congress established National Poison Prevention every third week in March to bring awareness, reduce unintentional poisoning, and promote poison prevention. Poison centers receive millions of calls each year. This week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers and to provide tips f…

When you think of health what comes to mind? New fitness trends? The latest recipes or diets that include health oddities such as seaweed or Ghee? Certainly, nutrition and physical fitness are components within the bigger picture of health. However, a missing piece within that picture is you…

Life is full of surprises, and many of those surprises can be expensive complications. That is where Army Emergency Relief steps in to help you get through it. AER is a non-profit, financial assistance organization dedicated to providing emergency loans and grants to Soldiers and Families th…

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Our children are excited to see their friends, classmates and teachers. For some this has lasted a year; a year since laughing and playing at recess, eating lunches together and sharing stories. Due to the pandemic, the classrooms will be different as safety precautions have been put into pl…

The sun was shining, and there were a lot of smiles in front of Fort Belvoir Elementary School last week, as a crowd of teachers, in white lab coats, awaited the first school busses back to campus, according to Fort Belvoir Upper School Principal Jamey Chianetta.

The Fairfax County Police Department, a Virginia Values Veterans-certified agency, is looking for men and women who thrive on challenges and pride themselves in serving others, according to Detective Shawn Carroll, who is coordinating a virtual job fair March 19 at 10 a.m.

TRICARE participants will soon have more locations to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, after the federal government launched the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination, according to a Feb. 18 TRICARE benefits update release.

This tax season, Fort Belvoir Army Community Service continues to offer tax preparation classes in March, according to Paula Pass, personal financial counselor. The classes are Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, March 2 and 9 at 10:00 a.m.; and March 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m.

After two weeks of housing inspections in Woodlawn Village, the team will begin sending announcements to residents at Lewis Village as the next neighborhood on the schedule, according to Jason Kallivokas, Executive Vice President of RER Solutions.

Addison Road and Arlington Cemetery Metro stations have closed for platform reconstruction and station improvements, according to a release from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Winter is the coldest season of the year. It can be a season for fun-filled activities like ice skating, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and others, but winter bears unique risks. For example, hyperthermia due to exposure or dangerous roadways, especially after a snow or ice storm. The le…

February is Healthy Heart month. Take a moment and think about your current lifestyle and daily routine. What are you doing to keep your heart healthy? Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. The good news is there are several th…

In preparation for the snowstorm that blanketed the area two weekends ago, Katie Boyette wanted to make sure the dogs and cats at the Patriot Pet Care had someone there to check on them in case no one else could because of the bad weather.

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Fort Belvoir MWR and The Exchange continue to provide a variety of safe dining options on Fort Belvoir, according to officials who spoke with the Eagle.

Fort Belvoir, like all installations in the National Capital Region, have carefully re-opened facilities with a singular focus on following safety guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to minimize risk to Service members, families and the operating staff. A…

On Feb. 3, 2013, Chaplain (Capt.) Mendy Stern spoke at a remembrance service at Fort Hamilton Chapel, N.Y. The service honored the day in 1943 when four Army chaplains gave their lives to save their fellow Soldiers aboard the Army Transport Ship Dorchester.

Filing taxes can be a daunting task every year, but the Defense Department has helpful resources for active-duty Service members and their families, and it’s all free through Military OneSource beginning today.

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Fort Belvoir usually holds the Health and Fitness Expo at the Specker Field House in January where vendors come to inform the Garrison and community on different ways to improve their overall wellness.

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The military’s tuition assistance policy allows every Service member to obtain 16 semester hours per fiscal year – roughly five classes – and higher education funding can be supplemented with a free application for student aid, or FAFSA, according to TaMekii Clark-Warrington, MS, M.Ed, educa…

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Looking to add different programs to engage the community, the Fort Belvoir Library will hold its first writing essay contest this month.

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Cars were lined up outside USO’s All-Star warehouse on Jackson Loop, and stretched down the block, waiting for the January Harvest Market to give just a little assistance to an already beleaguered budget. The monthly distribution, which had previously been called Supermarket Sweeps, has been…

A milder winter up north has resulted in fewer birds migrating to Northern Virginia, according to Kevin Walter, natural resource specialist with the Directorate of Public Works, who coordinated this year’s 121st Christmas Bird Count.

Army senior leadership has contracted with RER Solutions, Inc. (RER) to perform comprehensive independent, third party home inspections on 2053 military family housing units on Fort Belvoir.