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  The residents of The Villages at Belvoir’s Jadwin Loop received an unexpected surprise, thanks to a 7-year-old’s imagination and his mother’s will.Jennifer Fox, a military wife and mother to William and Kathleen Fox, contacted NERF after her son wanted to have a NERF war with all his frien…

It was still raining when North Post pool opened to a queue of waiting fishermen early Satur­day morning. TroutFest is a peren­nial favorite event on post, and for good reason. Anglers in this area have to drive out to the Appalachian Mountains to try to catch rainbow trout, but for one day,…

Music universally moves us - no matter the age or mental state - from pre-natal infancy to post-Alzheimer’s dementia, and music seems to connect with our brains. “It’s as if we are hard-wired for it,” said Joshua Schrader, CEO with Capital Music Therapy Services.

Wear Purple to Celebrate- FRIDAY the Fairfax County School Board invites military students and their families to attend the school board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School at 7 p.m. to be honored and celebrated for Month of the Military Child.

Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander, Col. Michael Greenberg and Fairfax County Public Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Scott Brabrand, visited Orange Hunt Elementary School to shoot a PSA in preparation for Month of the Military Child, Friday. The PSA highlights the importance of honoring and celebr…

About 50 kids participated in the finale of the Young Americans “Rise UP!” performance, which was the culmination of a three-day workshop, showcasing youth talents in the performance arts. The show, performed March 20 at Wallace Theater, started with high-energy medleys including classical o…

Have you been to the library? If not, you are missing out on a ton of free services for you and your family. 

“Not only for Primary but also for Upper, Not just for breakfast, but even for supper, Kids on Fort Belvoir were reading all day, And reading so much they forgot to go play!”

Festooned with balloons, lace and candles, the Ballroom at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club was transformed for the Wedding Show and Bridal Fair, Saturday. The annual event brings parents and couples to the show in search of the latest bridal fashions, as well as a chance to visit with nearly…

Fort Belvoir MWR installed a new scoring system at the Bowling Center to gamify bowling. 

Tiaras and gowns were everywhere at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club, Saturday, as the Villages at Belvoir hosted their 2019 Father-Daughter Winter Ball. Dads rose to the occasion sporting dress blues and suits, as they escorted their young ladies for photos, dinner, roses and dancing. 

Libraries are known as places of quiet and reading, but the Fort Belvoir Library was filled with laughs and smiles, Friday, at Robot Rodeo. Children learned visual programming while off from classes during a school teacher work day. 

On Dec. 8, a special United Airlines flight from Dulles International Airport took off for a flight to the North Pole. Aboard UA 2479 were children with life-threatening illnesses and their families who were excited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, and their home. 

Fort Belvoir’s Child and Youth Services ushered in the House basketball season with a pair of skills evaluation clinics, Saturday at Specker Field House. More than 100 male and female athletes showcased their abilities for coaches forming teams and establishing this year’s game schedule.

The Fairfax-Lee Chapter of AUSA hosted its annual Salute to Soldiers Holiday Celebration at the Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club. More than 200 Service members and families attended the event, which was free to E6/GS8s and below and their families. Along with political representatives and AUSA of…

Belvoir families and local community members celebrated the holidays with a tree lighting at Belvoir Chapel, followed by the new-this-year Santa’s Workshop in Specker Field House, Friday. Santa’s Workshop featured face-painting, family activities, bounce houses and Santa. 

Fort Belvoir supervisory librarian Nilya Carrato, center, leads a science-themed story time teaching physics, Tuesday. The scarves were an illustration of mass. The next story time is 10: 30 a.m. Dec. 7.

Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program teamed up with Child and Youth Services to give the youngest Belvoir community members another way to celebrate Halloween by hosting its first Glow Run and After-Party, Oct. 31 at Pullen Track and Specker Field House.

Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday for kids and adults alike. For many people, Halloween marks the beginning of autumn and winter holidays. 

It was a fun-filled afternoon at the USO Warrior and Family Center on Belvoir, Saturday at the annual Fall Fest, with meals, games, face-painting, live music and skill demonstrations. 

The Janice Anderson Youth Center offers homework help to students in sixth to 12th-grade. Power Hour is offered throughout the week. 

Children and teens interested in building strength and confidence can take Karate and Tae Kwon Do classes through Parent Central Services. 

One of the most important tools a family can have to protect itself in possible emergencies is a family emergency plan. People and families should plan ahead for all types of emergencies and responses. Everyone in the family should understand what to do, where to go and what to take in an em…

Child & Youth Program Assistant Alicia Smith is sharing her love and enthusiasm toward science with North Post Child Development Center students and families. She gathered staff, children, parents and administrators to create a unique science experience for everyone to enjoy. Smith desig…

DPW Environmental Division wants to thank our National Public Lands Day volunteers. They planted 391 wildflowers and trees at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course to support pollinator and migratory bird species on the installation. These plantings will create and improve existing habitat for these …

Belvoir’s Family Advocacy Program kicked off Domestic Violence Awareness Month Monday, at Army Community Service.

Fort Belvoir Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Corey Perry donates blood Monday at the USO Warrior and Family Center-Fort Belvoir, for the Armed Services Blood Program. Monday’s blood drive was one of two ASBP drives on Belvoir last week. Info about future blood drives on Belvoir is available from …

Home-schooling families gathered Aug. 30, for an ice cream social event at the Fairfax Village Community Center. The event, organized by the Belvoir Home Educators, was for those interested in learning about the group and its benefits and gave families a chance to meet each other and network…

The Fort Belvoir Youth Center hosts its Barbecue Open House for families of youth in grades 6-12, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, at the Youth Center, 5850 Langfitt Loop, Bldg. 1003.

Ashley Pearson, a rising junior at Hayfield Secondary School, and a daughter of two retired military parents, recently participated in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders program for students interested in a medical career field. To participate in the program, students have to be nominate…

Fort Belvoir families came out for National Night Out Tuesday evening on Pullen Field. NNO focuses on building relationships between first responders and their local communities, with the goal to establish a sense of community.

The Fort Belvoir Bowling Center was a center for fun, July 25, as the Fairfax-Lee Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, AUSA, held its annual Celebrate the Army - Family Fun Night. About 150 Service and family members attended the free, 3-hour event that featured cosmic bowli…

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service was recognized for its excellence with the federal Workforce Recruitment Program, during the DoD’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity awards ceremony, July 26 at the Pentagon.

In observation of Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month, the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security is hosting events that highlight topics of interest to the Fort Belvoir community. The first event, Aug. 1 at Howell Auditorium, featured Matthew Schrier, a photographer who’d bee…

For everyone who enjoys biking, hiking and walking through nature, consider Mount Vernon Trail, just six miles down the road from Fort Belvoir’s Walker Gate. Beginning on the eastern edge of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, an 18-mile paved trail parallels Virginia’s Potomac shoreline.

As of late Tuesday morning, Ms. Wood, the school nurse at Fort Belvoir Elementary Campus, still needed about 90 Sixth Grade families to turn in proof of the student’s TDAP immunization.

The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation awarded 29 scholarships to students from the Fort Belvoir community, July 19 at the Woodlawn Village Community Center.