Col. Joshua SeGraves, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander, and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Kleinholz updated residents on housing, from an upcoming inspection of all privatized housing, to an extended deadline on the housing survey, during a virtual town hall Jan. 21.
SeGraves said that all homes on post will undergo an inspection starting next month. This inspection will not be run by either the Army or the RCI partner, but instead by a third party, RER Solutions.
“This inspection begins next month in Woodlawn village, and will conclude sometime in the fall.” SeGraves said. “These inspections are intended to give a more holistic picture of housing on post, and also identify any life, health or safety issues,” adding that they will be as non-intrusive as possible.
Inspection notifications will be sent in advance via email, and notices will be posted on each door.
SeGraves said Fort Belvoir has not met its target on the housing satisfaction survey, so the link, emailed to every household, remains active, as at least 80 more responses are needed to reach the 40% response.
SeGraves also said a new cell tower went operational in November, improving coverage in Dogue Creek and George Washington Villages. SeGraves urged residents to provide their mayors with feedback on that service.
Kleinholz said barracks residents now have the Army Maintenance Application (ArMA) website for easier reporting and follow-up on any barracks maintenance, and, once registered, there is a convenient link to the page in Fort Belvoir’s Digital Garrison App.
“ArMA is providing Soldiers with real-time updates on maintenance,” said Kleinholz. “Sometimes work orders don’t get filed in a timely status, and a Soldier can now take pictures of the issue, and attach it with their work order,” which speeds up completion compared to paper work orders.