As many families living on post know, The Villages of Belvoir prohibits most home-based businesses. But, Army regulations allow families to establish a home business, through the Army Family Child Care Program. FCC provides on-post child care by authorized military family members, retirees a…

Fort Belvoir is beginning plans to gradually open some activities and services on post, if conditions permit a shift from Health Protection Condition Charlie to Bravo, according to Garrison Commander Col. Michael Greenberg, during remarks during the May 7 Facebook COVID-19 town hall.

How does a battalion conduct a change of responsibility ceremony, when social distancing prevents passing the colors? That was just one of many unique challenges tackled during the April 30 ceremony streamed live from Thurman Auditorium, as outgoing Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. R…

Defense Department personnel whose Common Access Cards are expiring between now and Sept. 30 may update their cards online.

The stay-at-home orders affecting more than 95% of Americans has caused a tidal wave in unemployment, with the Department of Labor already receiving more than 26 million jobless claims. With a continued focus on social distancing, most of the upcoming job interviews will be conducted online.

Thermal imagers are forming the first line of defense for installations and public health organizations faced with addressing the risks associated with the global pandemic.

After a month of planning, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital has opened curbside pharmacy service in the now-unused Rivers Garage, according to Lt. Cdr. Jesse Schmidt, the hospital’s pharmacy chief. Schmidt said the hospital’s design presented challenges, since its pharmacy is in the center of…

A Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Policy Memo, effective Friday, requires wearing face coverings at the following locations: Exchange, including shoppettes, Class Six, food establishments, concessionaires; the Commissary; Belvoir Hospital; ID card office; post offices and child development c…

The Defense Department is committed to protecting the nation’s security and its people, by issuing identification cards to people requiring access to government systems and facilities, and to eligible people authorized to receive Uniformed Service benefits and privileges.

As health officials warn the nation that the next couple weeks may signal some of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19, Fort Belvoir has added infrared thermal temperature scans at the commissary entrance as an additional precaution, according to Col. Michael Greenberg, Fort Belvoir Garrison co…

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Fort Belvoir is implementing Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings. Effective immediately, to the extent practical, ALL individuals on Department of Defense property, installations, and facilities will wear cloth face coverings …

To help keep point-of-sale areas as clean as possible, the Exchange is asking customers to make purchases using a bank-issued credit or debit card, Military Star card or gift card, according to JoAnne Cahalan, Belvoir Exchange general manager. “Because the Exchange is mission essential, we m…

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…