Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented a plan to the Fairfax County School Board to begin in-person instruction in a phased plan for small groups—or cohorts—of students who are likely to experience the greatest challenges with distance learning. The cohorts …

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This month, the Villages at Belvoir is scheduled to break ground on 52 new homes across three neighborhoods for Service Members and their families. The new housing includes 41 townhomes in Dogue Creek Village, six townhomes in Cedar Grove Village, and five (American with Disabilities Act) ac…

Since its opening on Fort Belvoir July 17, Patriot Pet Care has already established a reputation among the pooches on post as the spot to relax and play. Maybe it is because of the enthusiasm and joy that the staff shares with each pet that comes in the door.

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To ensure DoD ID card offices maintain continuity of operations and minimize the number of nonessential required visits, the Department of Defense has extended Uniformed Services ID cards (dependent and retiree ID cards) until June 30, 2021. We have been informed USID cardholders can use exp…

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As part of the Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics by January 2021, five DoD locations have been identified to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate AZD1222 under development by AstraZeneca.

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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is consolidating more than a dozen health services under the umbrella of an Armed Forces Wellness Center, according to Col. Vanessa Meyer, chief, Occupational Therapy.

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September has arrived and it’s time to recognize National Preparedness Month (NPM). As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved.

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To support families whoare working with their children during virtual learning, Fairfax County Public Schools launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. 

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Military life is hectic enough, and for parents, can be even more challenging with changing schools and adjusting to not a new school but also a new virtual school year — new technology, digital classrooms, new teachers, academic requirements and regulations.

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The latest updates to the recently launched Digital Garrison mobile app, now include local commissary information and a link to Click2Go, the Defense Commissary Agency’s online grocery ordering portal and curbside pickup service.

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With more than 50 installation services, and more than 230 service support programs on Belvoir, the garrison command team relies on a small office of professionals to receive input, determine priorities, gauge efficiency of operations, and create continuous improvements in those operations. …

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The Virginia Department of Health encourages all Virginians to respond and engage with legitimate contact-tracing calls and emails while remaining vigilant against scams. The caller ID will read “VDH COVID Team.”

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To help lead the way in the fight against COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has launched COVIDWISE, the official COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app.

As families prepare for the beginning of a virtual school semester, a big part of that preparation is visiting with a pediatrician to get a health assessment and ensure that vaccinations are up to date, according to Lt. Col. Shaprina Williams, doctor, chief, Department of Pediatrics at Fort …

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital personnel received notification from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that they achieved formal accreditation for all types of sleep testing, including polysomnography; multiple, sleep-latency testing; maintaining wakefulness testing; and home, sleep-apn…

As he assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Col. Joshua SeGraves quoted Vince Lombardi, who once said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” SeGraves said it became clear to him …

Col. Michael Greenberg hands over his position as Fort Belvoir Garrison commander at a change-of-command, Tuesday. Ahead of his departure, Greenberg spoke about his time here.

The U.S. Army announced this week that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment in the dual role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. Daniels assumed command Tuesday.

Colorless, eyeless, and smaller than a peanut, the Northern Virginia well amphipod would be easy to miss, in the unlikely event that you happened upon it. After its discovery in 1921 in a well in Vienna, Va., the subterranean creature largely eluded detection for decades. A dozen were found …

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Tanja Turner will no longer face an extended commute, thanks to the opening of the Patriot Pet Care center on Fort Belvoir. Turner joined a small group of installation staff and pet owners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 17.

The Defense Logistics Agency is shipping a second, 7-day supply of personal protective equipment to support staff and residents at more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide, after completing delivery of $67 million worth of equipment last month.

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The Defense Logistics Agency director known for operationalizing the agency’s support to combatant commanders relinquished command to Mike Scott, DLA vice director, during a ceremony June 8 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

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As the pandemic persists, the Army’s top enlisted Soldier believes silver linings have been found during this new normal, as the service delves deeper into the digital space to complete missions.

U.S. Army Cyber Command cased its colors in a brief ceremony at Belvoir, Va., July 1, marking the departure of its headquarters from the National Capital Region and a move to its new home at Fort Gordon, Ga.

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Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, senior commander, Military District of Washington, approved the easing of the health protection status to HPCON Bravo at Fort Belvoir and four other Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia.

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Beginning next month, photos will be eliminated from promotion and selection boards, as the Army launches “Project Inclusion” to identify practices that inadvertently discriminate, senior leaders announced.

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It was a rare moment on Davison Army Airfield, Tuesday, when a crucial project was funded and completed in one garrison commander’s tenure. “That’s not too often you see that happen,” said Shane Crutcher, Fort Belvoir Fire Chief.

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Belvoir Garrison welcomed Lt. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, ARCYBER commander, last week, to celebrate the Army’s 245th Birthday, at a virtual party streamed live on Facebook, from Thurman Auditorium.

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Members of Belvoir Garrison gathered in Belvoir Chapel, Friday, for Headquarters Battalion change of command, as Lt. Col. David Fleming assumed command from Lt. Col. Andrew Wilbraham.

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Soldiers now have an added incentive to choose the personally-procured move, or PPM option, when moving to their next duty stations this summer.

Some practices adopted during the current pandemic have benefitted the troops and may continue after it abates, Mark Esper, Defense secretary, said.

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Service members can sometimes be spotted by their regulation haircuts, but since the pandemic forced Virginia to shelter at home more than 10 weeks ago, there has not been any service available to get a haircut – until now.

The possibility of rain brought this year’s Belvoir Memorial Day observance indoors, and the very real risk of infectious spread meant the annual event was shared via Facebook live, with a small number of people in Thurman Auditorium.

As the leadership of the Military District of Washington assesses the pandemic infection rates and its resulting risk, Belvoir is preparing to gradually expand operations on the installation. One of the key factors in a successful, phased re-opening is families securing child care, according…

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…

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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.

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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…

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On Friday, Commissaries worldwide will join Fort Belvoir in providing daily employee screenings before they start their shifts. This includes baggers and affiliated contractors.

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

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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…