County Youth Basketball Tryouts

Belvoir coaches and Child and Youth Services coordinators are busy planning the next installment of the Fort Belvoir Barracudas youth basketball program, starting with building the boys’ and girls’ teams that will compete in the 2019 - 20 Fairfax County Youth Basketball League season.

The official tryouts will be held weekdays, Oct. 7 – 15 at Specker Field House, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Players in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade are eligible to participate.

For more information, call Jerry Arrington, CYS sports and fitness director, at 703-805-9139 or email

Fort Belvoir Men’s Post Basketball Team Try-Outs

With a new Washington Area Military Athletics Conference basketball season right around the corner, Belvoir athletes will get a chance to showcase their skills and aim at securing slots on the installation’s elite Eagles team rosters when official tryouts run through Oct. 10 at Wells Field House.

All active-duty Service members, Reserve, National Guard, Coast Guard, retirees, dependents (18+) and DoD civilians in and around the Fort Belvoir community are eligible to play.

For more information, email Herb Marshall, Eagles head coach, at

Alpha Warrior Obstacle Run

MWR will team up with Healthy Army Communities to present the Alpha Warrior Obstacle Course challenge as part of Be Strong health and fitness campaign, Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. during Fort Belvoir’s upcoming Oktoberfest celebration on Fremont Field.

For more information, call Kristen Kinnamon, Fort Belvoir Community Recreation chief, at 703-805-1134; Romel Voellm, Outdoor Recreation and Special Events director, at 703-805-1488; or visit

Water Aerobics – Winter Schedule

The schedule of water aerobics classes until May 22, will be as follows: Deep Water Classes are held 6 – 6:55 a.m. every Monday and Friday, Shallow Water Classes are held 9 – 9:55 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are $5 per session and no registration is required. Eligible patrons include active-duty military, retirees, DoD civilian employees, and dependents. For more information, call Benyaurd Indoor Pool at 703 805-2620.

Stroller Walking Group

Join ACS and other Belvoir community parents for their Stroller Walking Group at Pullen Field. The group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 13. The Stroller Walking Group is an incredible way to socialize while providing a good source of exercise. This group is open to active-duty military, retirees, their Families, DoD civilian employees, and contractors. For more information, call 571-231-7028.

Turkey Trot 5K/10K

The Turkey Trot 5K/10K will be held on Nov. 16. The race will start at 9 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 10:30 a.m. The race will start and end at 14th Street and Middleton Road. Register online at or in person at Graves Fitness Center or the Body Shop. The cost is $25 in advance and $35 on the day of the run. Call Graves Fitness Center at 703-806-5368 for more information.

2019 Youth Sports – Enrollment Open

Youth Sports and Fitness offers year-round sports for children, ages 3-17. Registration can be completed online on WebTrac or at Parent Central Services. To use WebTrac, the child must be registered with Parent Central Services. For more, call Youth Sports and Fitness at 703-805-9138.

Readiness Program Fitness Classes

Sports and Fitness offers free weekly fitness classes, including Functional Fitness, C.O.R.E, Body Sculpt, Zumba, cross fit, ChakaBoom, indoor cycle, yoga and Turbo Tabata. Go to for

info about classes and times, or call 703-806-5093.

Cosmic Bowling

Fridays, 9 p.m.-midnight and Saturdays, 1 p.m. - midnight at the Bowling Center, located at 5975 Middleton Road, Bldg. 1199. Cosmic Bowling is out-of-this-world entertainment featuring music videos and awesome effects lighting in an ultra-lounge atmosphere. Cost is $4 per game.

For more call 703-805-2991.

Get Golf Ready Beginner Clinics

The Fort Belvoir Golf Club offers beginner’s golf clinics with multiple start dates to better fit your schedule. The golf clinic is $100 for 5 lessons of instruction, which covers putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and etiquette. For more info and class dates, call 703-806-5878.

Breast Cancer Awareness 5K

MWR and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital hosts the 7th annual 5K run/walk, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m., on the main hospital campus at the Oaks Pavilion entrance. To register, visit For more, call 703-805-4430.