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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 …

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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.

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Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division, hosted a small cleanup along the shoreline around the Wildlife Refuge area on Accotink Bay Saturday morning. 

Members of the National Ground Intelligence Center, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Army senior leaders and partner-nation representatives recently gathered for a change of command ceremony at Rivanna Station in Charlottesville, Va.

In a traditional ceremony, Belvoir garrison said farewell to one senior enlisted leader and welcomed a new one. Command Sgt. Maj. Corey Perry relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Young, Monday morning in Belvoir’s Thurman Auditorium. 

During August, the Army observes Antiterrorism Awareness Month—the annual call to action for Soldiers, Army civilians, retirees and Family members to recognize the dangers posed by terrorism and to be prepared to help combat terrorism.

One of Fort Belvoir’s own is competing on a team of fellow Service members in a major eSports video-gaming event.

Garrison representatives updated leaders from both inside and outside the gates, at a Community Leaders Luncheon and Forum at the Belvoir Officers’ Club last week. 

Eliminating sexual assault and changing the Army’s culture on intervention starts with changing how leaders and Soldiers view the problem, said the Army’s vice chief, during the fifth annual SHARP Program Improvement Forum, in mid-July. 

Fort Belvoir garrison directors huddled last Thursday and Friday at the Officers’ Club to look at mission objectives and the 2020 Action Plan with Garrison Commander Col. Michael Greenberg, and ensure that planned priorities match those of Army Materiel Command, which has assumed control of …

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month in the Army—the 10th annual observance of this call to action for Soldiers, Army civilians, retirees, and Family members to be aware of the dangers posed by terrorism and to be prepared to help combat terrorism. Preparation is the Key 

Army Community Service was standing room only, inside and out, Friday at its 54th birthday celebration, where Soldiers and Family members, alike, were gift recipients of food, cake, prizes and a variety of fun. George Dickson, DFMWR director, started off the celebration thanking ACS supporte…

Fort Belvoir was treated to some top-shelf county music Friday night as the singer-songwriters Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, known as Maddie & Tae, took to the stage at Wallace Theater to kick off Army Entertainment’s Women Rock the Forts Tour. 

The community can come out Friday and get some free, live musical entertainment, at a concert by Maddie and Tae in Fort Belvoir’s Wallace Theater. The Women Rock the Forts Tour, presented by Army Entertainment, also features special guests Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall; and Lakin.

The 249th Engineer Battalion – Prime Power welcomed a new commander during a ceremony, Friday on Fort Belvoir’s Long Parade Field, as Lt. Col. Francis B. Pera assumed command from Lt. Col. Daniel R. Kent. 

July is the midst of peak moving season, and 60,000 Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians are expected to change duty stations from May to September. Especially the first time, a Permanent Change of Station can be intimidating; not knowing anyone at your new duty station, where to shop…

For more than a half-century, Army Community Service at locations throughout the world have helped their Service member clients with a variety of needs, including lending closets, newcomers services and relocation assistance; employment readiness; financial readiness; and Family advocacy pro…

Fort Belvoir is known for being home to some of the Army’s most competitive athletes, and last week, yet another of its Soldiers emerged triumphant in a major weightlifting championship tournament held July 13 in Manassas, Va.Sgt. Carlecia Richard, assigned to U.S. Army Protective Services B…

Hand-held laser pointers are quite useful during presentations or when you need to direct someone’s attention to a particular place with a narrow, bright beam of light. Poorly-made laser pointers can be dangerous, according to a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist with Combat Capabilit…

In a series of time-honored, Army traditions, Fort Belvoir’s Long Parade Field was the site, last week, for a major general’s promotion ceremony, a change of leadership and a unique parade of troops, all for Regional Health Command- Atlantic, based out of Fort Belvoir.

Soldiers and Families gathered on the banks of the Potomac River at Fort Belvoir’s Castle Park, July 10 for a chance to relax, play and dine at the USO Midsummer Blast. Sara Martin, USO Warrior and Family Center program specialist, coordinated the event and said, “It’s the kickoff to the mid…

Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The event is a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army …

Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or staying after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S. 

Parents had a chance to learn about healthy eating, in a workshop hosted by Army Community Service’s Family Advocacy Program. Meg Reichert, a board-certified, holistic health coach and local military spouse, presented the workshop to parents.

Fort Belvoir’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security announced this week that, due to extreme heat, Fort Belvoir gates will operate with reduced operational lanes, when it’s extremely hot. This allows Department of the Army Security Guards to increase the frequency and du…

Sgt. 1st Class Jay Martin, a trumpet player in the Army’s Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, openly admits he was never really athletic. “I was not athletic until my mid-forties and I started racing BMX bicycles, believe it or not,” said Martin. 

The Army could add to its record retention numbers by providing more incentive for Soldiers to stay on duty, the service’s top enlisted leader said. The Army has been testing a pilot program for academic credentialing at Fort Hood, Texas, and plans to extend the program to several major inst…

As you near Fort Belvoir on your morning commute, you realize you don’t have your CAC or visitor’s pass, and then visions of long waits at the Visitor Center to gain access make you anxious about arriving late to work. New updates this spring to Fort Belvoir’s Automated Installation Entry Sy…

The Fairfax-Lee Chapter of the Association of the U. S. Army inducted new leaders at its “Last Wednesday Social,” June 26 at the Hilton Springfield.

With July here, we are into the busy time of year, for both Permanent Change of Station and Family vacations. There are numerous ways to prepare for departure and to ensure a safe trip and arrival.If you are preparing to PCS to the next assignment with your personal vehicle, it is important …

The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services Division and the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association announce that Lt. David Wolff and Firefighter/Medic Andrew Funk graduated from the 2019 Virginia Fire Officers Academy. They were selected from hundreds of applic…

 Beginning July 12, all actively serving members of the armed forces with 16 or more years of service will no longer be able to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their family members, as change one to DoD Instruction (DoDI)1341.13, Post-9/11 GI Bill, dated 12 July 2018, takes effe…

 AMC leaders looking to get the best, most effective, and most efficient programs for Soldiers and their Families

Our most important obligation as Army leaders is to take care of our people — our Soldiers, civilians and family members. Recent reports highlighting deficient conditions in family housing across the Army are deeply disturbing.

Fort Belvoir celebrates Army birthday with a ceremony, speeches, cake