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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.

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The Villages at Belvoir is seeking resident feedback as the Department of the Army launched its annual CEL Tenant Satisfaction Survey Dec. 2. Findings from these survey responses inform a breadth of resident-focused housing and community improvements and initiatives for the upcoming year and…

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Stress is America’s #1 health problem. Did you know that 75-90% of visits to primary care are due to stress-related complaints? Stress hurts our mind and body. Too often, people keep doing the same things that cause themselves stress, as if there is nothing they can do about it. We may not b…

The Villages at Belvoir has launched new construction and a new website to keep residents up to date with the changes. The new website, www.villagesatbelvoirprogress.com, details current and upcoming improvements at three Villages: Dogue Creek, Woodlawn Village and Cedar Grove.

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The Villages at Belvoir want you to stay safe and healthy. To do so, they have shifted from in-person visits to virtual office visits, phone calls, emails or communication via resident portal.

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To find one more way to engage the Fort Belvoir community through a physical fitness activity before the year is over, Anthony Leon came up with the Ugly Sweater Virtual 5K and 10K run.

W. Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment and the Defense Department’s chief housing officer, is inviting DoD housing residents to participate in the department’s annual housing satisfaction survey, which is scheduled to launch this month.

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said this week that the proposed 2021 budget will end service at 9 p.m., cease weekend service and also close 19 rail stations, due to the decline in ridership during the pandemic, as reported by WTOP.com.

Optimism exists for two safe and highly effective vaccines that could soon be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Maderna, Operation Warp Speed officials said in a press conference Nov. 19.

When the pandemic shut down in-person activities in mid-March, the Fort Belvoir-based Army Force Management School quickly adjusted to meet their students’ needs.

Even before the coronavirus limited in-person interactions, the Belvoir-based Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) planned on opening up a MOMSnext group to accommodate those mothers who had kids between first grade and 18 years of age. There was a need and MOPS leadership decided to fill the void…

USO-Metro invites active-duty Service members and their families to join the Garden Works program, where the mission is to teach sustainable living through gardening. Whether your motivation is protecting the environment, encouraging family activity, general wellness, or reducing social isol…

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The TRICARE Open Season began Nov. 9 and ends Dec. 14. If you’re enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select, open season applies to you. This is your chance to enroll in a health plan or change your health plan for next year. Your enrollment choices will take effect…

Army Community Services is working hard to ensure Fort Belvoir Families, E-5 and below, have a happy holiday season, with Operation Sugarplum. Registration is open until Nov. 17 for the annual event, where ACS partners with local donors to help support Service members and their families by p…

In planning for running events at Fort Belvoir, Anthony Leon received one main question from people: What’s next?

Signs of activity are gradually returning to Fort Belvoir Elementary School, as busses drop off a handful of students each morning, as part of a phased return to campus. On Oct. 20, the first five students returned to Fort Belvoir Upper School since schools closed statewide in March. Jamey C…

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The first thing Noah Hallenbeck noticed was how big everything looked when he arrived at Mount Vernon as a freshman after his father, Andrew, was transferred in the fall of 2017 from Colorado Springs to Fort Belvoir.

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The ongoing pandemic had reduced access to fitness centers on Fort Belvoir since March. To maintain health protocols, only active duty and first responders were initially granted access. But as COVID-19 case counts have declined in Virginia, The Body Shop has also opened, and it was announce…

Starting Monday, the two-week long Fall Virtual Education Fair brings more than 25 colleges and universities to your computer or phone, without the need to take time off work or wait in line, according to TaMekii Clark-Warrington, the Education Service Specialist at Fort Belvoir’s Barden Edu…

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.