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.

The lights in Thurman Auditorium dimmed, as words were flowing across the big screen on stage – commitment, strength, family, country, character, patriot, sacrifice – in a video presentation to start off “Why We Serve” Sept. 5.

Fort Belvoir law enforcement, fire, emergency services and support personnel joined other military, federal, local and interagency partners in a series of Defense Support to Civil Authorities training scenarios as part of Capital Shield 2019, Sept. 3-5.

The National Museum of the United States Army opens to the public on June 4. The museum will be the first and only museum to tell the Army’s entire 244-year history. Under construction on a publicly accessible area of Fort Belvoir, admission to the museum will be free.

After more than a decade of planning, designing, and construction, Fort Belvoir’s Lieber Gate offers another high-flow access point into the installation with improved security. Situated on Richmond Highway across from Pence Gate, Lieber Gate is the new point of access for all commercial veh…

Col. Michael Greenberg, Garrison commander, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Young, far right, lead the 19th Annual Springfield BridgeWalk over Veterans Memorial Bridge, Tuesday. The walk was followed by the signing of the Army Covenant by county and state leaders. Read the full story in ne…

Belvoir firefighters and emergency personnel had an especially busy day, protecting the lives of residents in two separate incidents on post. No major injuries resulted from either incident.

Garrison Commander Col. Michael Greenberg, left, Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, center; and Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins cut the ribbon for a Veteran’s Benefit Service Office on Fort Belvoir, Friday.

Military life is hectic enough, and for parents, it can be even more challenging as school-age children frequently enroll in new schools—with new teachers, academic requirements and regulations.

A Night Vision Labs twin-engine airplane crashes into a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on the runway at Davison Army Airfield – that was the scenario of a full-scale exercise, August 14 as numerous agencies tested their readiness to respond in a life-and-death situation. 

August 26 is an important day for Fort Belvoir’s progress and future, as the long-awaited, new Lieber Gate opens for traffic. August 23 Walker Gate closes for bridge reconstruction. When Lieber opens, the hours at Tulley Gate, Fort Belvoir’s current 24-hour and truck gate, will only be open …

Maj. Gen. Omar Jones, commanding general, JFHQ-NCR/MDW, discusses the importance of collaboration during the Partners’ Luncheon, Tuesday at the O’ Club. Attendees learned about the upcoming gate access changes, military medical readiness and other items of interest.