Deployed Service members may have to ditch their fitness trackers in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan prohibiting the use of GPS functions in deployed locations.

Not every Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout, but five from Fort Belvoir’s Troop 118 managed to achieve the rank. Ross Hutcheson, Brandon Baumgartner, Jon Kimminau, Carl Cutting and Andrew McElwain officially earned the rank of Eagle Scout, Sunday, in a ceremony at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course…

For two and a half weeks in July, Product Manager, Electro Optic/Infrared Payloads continued its office’s ongoing community service effort, with a volunteer School Supply Drive, to support the American Legion Post 364 in Woodbridge, Va. Lt. Col. Kecia M. Troy, the Product Manager for EO/IR, …

Product Manager Air Warrior, PdM AW, conducted a change-of-charter ceremony last month, when Lt. Col. Bryan Bogardus took over from Lt. Col. John “Jay” Maher. PdM AW is part of Program Executive Office Soldier’s Project Manager Soldier Warrior.

Fort Belvoir’s Garrison commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Tomlinson, relinquished command to Col. Michael Greenberg, Aug. 2, in a ceremony in Belvoir’s Thurman Hall.

In a ceremony this morning at 10, in Thurman Auditorium, Lt. Col. Christopher Tomlinson, who’s been Fort Belvoir Garrison commander since November, relinquishes command to Col. Michael Greenberg.

The U.S. Army Aviation Brigade held a joint Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremony July 25, at Davison Army Airfield. Col. Prescott Farris relinquished command to Col. Mark Kappelmann and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen McCabe relinquished his responsibilities to Command Sgt. Maj.…

Through a long-standing, mutual-aid agreement with host-county emergency services, personnel and equipment from Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services helped extinguish a house fire late Sunday night in Lorton.

Dwight Hannah, a supply specialist with the Army Aviation Brigade, was awarded the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Service Award July 24, at the Lakota Hangar on Army Davison Airfield for his life-saving efforts.

Reflecting on their tenure, two departing product managers within Project Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers credit teamwork as the key to their organizations’ success. They relinquished their charters during two changes-of-charter ceremonies, June 22.

Fort Belvoir Soldiers participated in the swim portion of the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, a grueling competition where competitors have to show their physical mettle.

Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services hosted the Virginia First Responder Support Services 2-day training last weekend. Twenty-three first responders from Belvoir, Fort Myer, Fairfax and Chesterfield counties and other surrounding jurisdictions, attended.

Lt. Col. John Litchfield relinquished command of the Warrior Transition Battalion to Lt. Col. Joseph Messina, June 21 at the Defense Acquisition University’s Scott Hall.

Fort Belvoir celebrated the Army’s 243rd birthday June 14, with a presentation in front of Garrison Headquarters. In addition to June 14 being the Army Birthday, it’s also Flag Day.

In a ceremonial display of multi-service military traditions witnessed by a standing-room only audience, the leadership, authority, and responsibility of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital was relinquished by outgoing director, Army Col. Jason Weiman, and transferred to incoming director, Navy …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes federal facilities for conserving resources and saving taxpayers’ money, as part of its Federal Green Challenge. Efforts across the federal government have resulted in about $22 million in savings in the last year, and furthers the goals of…

Members of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Army senior leaders and distinguished guests, including representatives from partner nations, gathered for a change of command ceremony at the Fort Belvoir Community Center, Monday.

Students came to class, Monday at the USO Warrior and Family Center on Belvoir and also turned a key transition point, as the dozen-plus students completed the course for Certified Information System Security Professional, or CISSP. The program is for active-duty Service members interested i…

Retired Navy Capt. Eugene “Red” McDaniel was 35 years old and on his 81st combat mission when his A-6 Intruder aircraft was shot down over Vietnam on May 19, 1967.

Fort Belvoir observed Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage May 16, at the Community Center. The audience was treated to performances by the Toa O Samoa Dance Group, and were invited to participate in cultural celebrations.

Despite the rain, more than 900 people attended the Installation Safety Office’s annual Safety Day event at Specker Field House and Wallace Theater, May 17.

A generation gap hasn’t stopped the Army’s retired community from using its circles of influence to help the service gain new recruits. As Army Recruiting Command continues its push toward its 2018 recruitment goals, it has increasingly turned toward retired Soldiers for help.

In celebration of Law Day, members of the Office of Staff Judge Advocate treated some home-schooled youth from Belvoir Home Educators to an interactive lesson describing one of the U.S. Constitution’s greatest democratic protections – the separation of powers.

If you have ever met a self-proclaimed “birder,” you may know that this is the time of year they get the most excited. These hobbyists sometimes travel great distances to track down birds they have never seen before to add to their life lists.

Bruce Jette, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) visited PEO Soldier April 11. Jette serves as the Army Acquisition executive; the senior procurement executive; the science adviser to the Secretary of the Army; and the Army’s senior research and developmen…

Fort Belvoir honored its volunteers with a lunch, Friday at the Community Center, as part of National Volunteer Week. Volunteers’ work over the year had a value of $4,877,684. This year’s theme is “Army volunteers: we salute you.”

There is no escaping the historical importance of the areas surrounding Washington D.C. in Virginia and Maryland. Fort Belvoir has been a central figure in that history, as home to William Fairfax at Belvoir Manor and his close neighbor George Washington at Mount Vernon in the mid 1700s.

Fort Belvoir starts Military Appreciation Month with its J.M. Smucker Company Mission: Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. May 2 at Pullen Field, 9637 Belvoir Road.

The Product Lead Defense-Wide Transmissions Systems held a disestablishment ceremony Friday, in Thurman Auditorium, commemorating the closure of the office after it completed its mission.

Did you know? A single gram of pet waste contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, some of which cause diseases in humans. Pollutants from animal wastes left to decay on the street can be washed into storm drains during rain or snowmelt. Storm drains around Belvoir do not co…

When Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle assumed command of the Army’s Regional Health Command-Atlantic, RHC-A, in March 2017, he committed to building upon the region’s successes in Soldier readiness, management and operations.

Two Directorate of Emergency Services employees were recently honored for their public service by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Springfield Chapter during their Americanism Award Ceremony.

Construction at Fort Belvoir’s Lieber Gate is still well under way, and is expected to be finished in July or August.