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Ryan McCarthy, the Army secretary; and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine visited Fort Belvoir Monday to hear from residents. The visit was in preparation for Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee update on privatized housing and ongoing reports by military leadership of substandard housing conditi…

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In this second in a series of information about pet safety, this information, from the Belvoir Veterinary Center, details the dangers of pets and holiday decorations.

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While the holidays may be a joyous time for many, sometimes the season can bring along financial stressors that can be overwhelming. From holiday travel, gift shopping, to meal preparations and even hosting holiday festivities, this time of year can leave people financially overextended and …

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Save time and money when you are ready to buy a home. Turn to the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA. Its new website is a one-stop shop for information and updates on benefits you may qualify to receive as an active-duty Service member.

Kevin Gaquin started working for the Exchange during the Vietnam War. At the time, depending on when a man’s birthday was, companies might not want to hire, thinking they’d invest in training and then the young man would be called up to for duty. But, Gaquin was told ‘the post was hiring,’ a…

Helping wounded, ill and injured warriors prepare for tomorrow is a complex task, with individualized assistance needed from numerous agencies. As part of Warrior Care Month, Belvoir’s Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosted a Warrior Care Resource Fair at Army Community Service, Nov. 19.

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, particularly for foodies, and, with so many large meals being prepared at homes across the country, everyone involved in preparing the feast should keep in mind potential risks involved.

With Thanksgiving upon us, Americans everywhere will soon sit down to feast with friends and family. Many will have a family’s secret sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie surrounding the feast’s centerpiece, the turkey, plump, juicy and stuffed with all kinds of different concoctions.

As we enter into the holiday season, we at the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center want to make sure you and your furry family members are safe through the season. With the guidance from a recent article by the American Veterinary Medical Association, here are a few recommendations to keep veteri…

Fort Belvoir’s quarterly Housing Town Hall, last week, brought several positive announcements for residents. The panel, hosted by Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, Military District of Washington commanding general, included garrison, Army and Residential Communities Initiative leadership. All of the sp…

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving, the official start of the holiday season, is right around the corner. This season can provide chances for families to spend time together and to be grateful for their loved ones. However, the long to-do lists, packed schedules, and high costs are natur…

Nearly 40 expectant moms gathered at Fort Belvoir’s Army Community Service to attend a special baby shower. The Operation Storks Nest Baby Shower was hosted by ACS and Belvoir Garrison and supported by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Theta Zeta Chapter; and the March of Dimes Storks Ne…

Fort Belvoir Elementary School became a large science lab, Saturday, as the 10th Annual STEAM Family Day brought in scientists; technologists; engineers; artists and mathematicians from Belvoir and its surroundings.

To celebrate Military Family Month, the Exchange Reel Time Theater is providing family matinee movies each Saturday during the month of November.

After eight months of efforts and initiatives across the Army to improve housing conditions, residents of Army family housing will have another chance to rate the quality of housing and housing services in 2019 as the Army prepares to launch two more surveys – one on Army-owned and -leased h…

In March 2013, a group of military spouses on Fort Belvoir formed a running club tailor-made for parents, and the program has grown exponentially in membership and popularity.

Linda Kedney and her daughter, Maj. Mollie Kedney, assigned to Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Belvoir, have run together for years, with a shared passion for the sport that plays a significant role in maintaining their relationship.

With days getting shorter and day light savings time coming to an end, many of us will be driving at dawn and dusk once again. It’s important to stay alert, especially in the fall.

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership program now has more than 400 employers as partners, according to officials from DOD’s Military Community and Family Policy Office.

Fort Belvoir families residing in hotels while their privatized housing is repaired, now have countertop convection ovens and instant cookers courtesy of the McLean Bible Church.

Hundreds of youth athletes from across the metro area, including Fort Belvoir Little Leaguers, got a unique chance to train and develop their athletic skills with some very special coaches and trainers, Saturday, when Major League Baseball representatives and other sports figures visited Bel…

Fort Belvoir MWR hosts the 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K runs, Nov. 16 starting at 9 a.m. at 14th Street and Middleton Road near Pullen Field on South Post.

It’s the last week of Fantober, a month-long celebration including multiple fandoms in pop culture. Friday is “Rock Your Fandom Friday” at the library. Take a picture at the library and add it to the Wall of Fame • Also on Friday, there’s Adult Only Cos-Play Bowling from 9–11 p.m • The libra…

Cool autumn weather set the stage for this year’s USO Fall Fest, as about 2,000 gathered at the USO-Metro Warrior and Family Center, Saturday. Families turned out for a myriad of activities, as Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Young welcomed Families to this special facility.

While healthy living is essential to all military and civilians, there are some health concerns that affect women differently than men, sometimes with more life-threatening consequences. October—Women’s Health Month—provides a platform to educate women on issues that affect their day-to-day lives.

USO-Metro brought military couples into the kitchen to learn important things about cooking, and about themselves. Total Force Kitchen is a comprehensive, 6-week program. Each week highlights a different set of culinary skills and techniques with chef demonstrations and hands-on practice.

More than 28,000 Fort Belvoir and surrounding community residents visited the four-day event at Fremont Field, the largest public event on Fort Belvoir. Inside colorful tents, fest-goers enjoyed food and beverages while listening to music and watching traditional German folk dances. Outside,…

Soldiers competed for top honors in a BE STRONG powered by Healthy Army Communities cooking competition, Saturday.

Last year, more than 1.3 million fires were reported by fire departments, according to the National Fire Protection Association, resulting in in an estimated 3,655 civilian deaths and more than 15,000 injuries. As part of its community risk reduction program, Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency …

The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Human Resources has moved to a new facility, 9625 Middleton Road, Bldg. 1189, (adjacent to the Bowling Center/behind Specker Field House). The new facility is home to DEERS/ID Card Services, Administrative Services Division, Military Personnel Division (Welcom…

Shopping carts are a customary sight in the grocery store aisles, but a much larger cart will be pushed through the aisles by commissary workers, now that the Defense Commissary Agency, or DeCA, has launched its new initiative, CLICK2GO, at the Fort Belvoir Commissary.