Certain Gold Star and next-of-kin survivors can expect to find it easier to visit Army installations, since a new process went into effect in January.

Fairfax County Public Schools is providing emergency breakfast and lunch at 18 sites. Meals will be provided to all students for free, with no discrimination. Meals are provided on a first come, first served basis. Breakfasts are available from 8-10:30 a.m.; lunches, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Some e…

Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, right, inspects a temporary screening tent set up outside the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Department, Wednesday. Navy Capt. Cynthia Judy, center, hospital director, explained the hospital protocols to McCarthy and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Mich…

The Defense Department is taking action to protect people, safeguard critical national security missions and capabilities and support the whole-of-government approach to confronting the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, DoD spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said Tuesday.

Recently, there has been one Marine being treated for COVID-19 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Marine did not work or live on Belvoir. As a result of limited community transmission of COVID-19 in the National Capital Region, the Fort Belvoir Health Protection Condition is now at Alph…

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital wants to provide an update on the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our expert team is trained to safely care for any potential patients, while ensuring safety protocols are in place to avoid any exposures to our staff and other patients. Your health and safety remains ou…

Nearly 100 civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army are at the CASA National Conference on Belvoir this week, and, at Monday’s luncheon at the Officers’ Club, Gen. Paul Funk, TRADOC commanding general, introduced them to an inspiring retired Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, who urged…

Fort Belvoir’s celebration of Black History Month focused on the incredible perseverance and skill of the Army’s “Six Triple Eight,” a unique effort during World War II, as told by guest speaker, retired Col. Shelia Howell-Flowers.

Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison commander, signs the Armed Forces Community Covenant in Alexandria, Monday, as Command Sgt. Major Robert Cleveland and Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson look on. The covenant signing was sponsored by the Quantico/Belvoir Regional Business Alliance. …

One of the hallmarks of the U.S. is our freedom of speech, and the Defense Department has a longstanding policy of encouraging everyone to carry out the obligations of citizenship, including voting in elections.

Fort Belvoir hosts a spouse-only job fair on April 8, and Army Community Service is helping spouses craft a compelling federal resume, in preparation for the job fair, according to the manager of ACS’ Employment Readiness Program.

The Defense Department has issued guidance to personnel aimed at reducing the potential threat of the novel coronavirus.

House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee staff came to Belvoir, Jan. 30, with Lt. Gen. Douglas Gabram, commanding general, Installation Management Command, to better understand residents’ housing concerns and find the best way forward.

The team of researchers and program managers at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency that has worked to counter the threat of the Ebola Virus Disease welcomed the announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a vaccine, last month.

The Army Surgeon General selected Col. Mohammad Naeem to receive the Maj. Gen. Lewis Aspey Mologne Award, which recognizes an Army physician who exhibits a balance between military medicine and academic leadership on a national level.

As part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s breakfast series, the January event was held at the National Museum of the U.S. Army on Belvoir, Tuesday, with guest speaker Gen. James McConville, Army chief of staff. McConville laid out the vision that incremental changes are no longer suffici…

Garrison Directorate of Public Works is awaiting final approval from federal and state agencies to begin constructing a new bridge that will replace the current structure just inside Walker Gate on Mount Vernon Road.

Visitors entering Fort Belvoir Access Control Points, and ACPs at other military installations, are subject to increased security as a part of additional force protection measures implemented by U.S. Northern Command.

There are DOGS prowling the halls. You’ll know it’s one by its markings – a big smile and a purple paw. These dogs aren’t predators, though. They’re some of the greatest helpers that Fort Belvoir Elementary has seen of late, as Watch D.O.G.S. stands for ‘Dads Of Great Students,’ and they enc…

As the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts its primary mission of defending the homeland, it stands ready to continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe, Dec. 24.

A consortium of Northern Virginia community, educational, Federal and military organizations, including Fort Belvoir, was recognized as a 2019 recipient of an Army Community Partnership Award Dec. 5, during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

On Belvoir’s Theote Road, the U.S. Army Museum Support Center has been springing to life, as workers navigate through the 120,000 square-foot warehouse, gathering, wrapping, and boxing artwork for transport down the road to the National Museum of the U.S. Army, scheduled to open in June. Tuc…

Readiness and health are intimately intertwined. Being medically ready is critical for deployable Soldiers who need to be ready to fight and win today’s wars. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital’s Joint Medical Readiness Center is an integrated system of readiness and health that provides centra…

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…

An array of products containing cannabidiol extract are being featured in store-front displays these days with flashy signs that tout their benefit as pain relievers, stress reducers, depression inhibitors and more.

The CFC of the National Capital Area is off to a strong start and has already generated more than $7 million in pledges, about 20 percent more than was raised last year at this point. This year’s goal is $34 million in donations, by Jan. 12, from a pool of more than 400,000 federal employees…

Don Carr, Garrison director of public affairs from 2001-2014, died Nov. 18. He had a long, distinguished career of service, and a deep affection for the Army and Fort Belvoir. 

The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM, celebrated a milestone, Friday, ending the construction phase of its new, state-of-the art, 382,000-square foot addition to its headquarters, with a ribbon-cutting at the Nolan Building on Belvoir. The new facility allows INSCOM to con…

More than 40 students can now be called ‘graduates,’ after a Joint Services Graduation and recognition ceremony on Fort Belvoir, Nov. 14. Of the 42 students who graduated, 11 earned master’s degrees, 22 earned bachelor’s degrees and nine earned associate degrees.

It’s that time of year again. Tricare and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Flexible Spending Account Program and Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program beneficiaries have until Dec. 9 to review their plan options, make changes, and enroll for the upcoming ben…

Veterans, their families, students, and local community leaders paid tribute to the men and women who wear and have worn the nation’s cloth, during garrison’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Cold War Memorial, Nov. 7.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam paid a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Army last Thursday, to see the progress of exhibits, scheduled to open June 4.

Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works and its privatized utility partner, American Water, received a Federal Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation Tuesday, at a ceremony hosted by Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.

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…

Less than a week after being sworn in as secretary, Ryan McCarthy, the previous undersecretary, touted recent efforts in the service’s top priorities — readiness, modernization and reform — to open this year’s Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition., Oct. 14.

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.

Fort Belvoir Garrison and Fire and Emergency Services leaders observed Fire Prevention Week, this week, by signing a proclamation and thanking firefighters for all the hard work they do every day to help keep the Belvoir community safe.

The first significant alterations to the Defense Department’s Transition Assistance Program since 2011 took effect with the new fiscal year, mandated by the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

Fort Belvoir’s Family Advocacy Program joined Garrison leaders and community members, Tuesday at Army Community Service to begin the installation’s month-long effort to raise awareness of the problem of domestic violence in our ranks and to pledge to combat it.

The Acting Secretary of the U.S. Army proposed changes to eligibility criteria at Arlington National Cemetery. Imperatives such as sacrifice, service, and impact on the nation’s security were considered in proposing these revisions. Additionally, the proposed eligibility criteria honor commi…

Retired Col. Greg Gadson, a former Fort Belvoir garrison commander, returned to his former duty station, last week, to talk about being present and resilient, in honor of Suicide Prevention Month.

The Senate Armed Services Committee quizzed acting Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy on military housing problems, force readiness, sexual assault and modernization during his confirmation hearing for Army secretary.

9/11 observance at Garrison Headquarters, Wednesday. Fort Belvoir.