fort belvoir: A Sign of The Times-A Change At The "Wives" Club At Fort Belvoir - 06/14/11 08:29 AM
For years military installations across the US have offered the fellowship for the "wives" of active duty and retired military though the "wives" club.  However today's military spouses aren't always "wives".  At Fort Belvoir there has been a name change to reflect the new status of the dependents of those eligible to participate in the Officers Wives Club.  The new club name is the Officer Spouses Club.  Though the club membership has been available to men for many years the name did not reflect the open door policy.  Now it is official and the board members hope the name change will … (6 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital-The Future Arrives For Local Troops in August 2011 - 06/07/11 08:24 AM
For the last few years driving through the Pence Gate on Fort Belvoir military families have watched the progress of the new $1 Billion Fort Belvoir Community Hospital could be seen.  From the first set of plans to the finishing touches everything is being done to make the new hospital a world class facility.
In addition to the world class care within the hospital a new Warrior in Transition facility is also nearing completion as well.  For injured service members this allows easy access to the hospital facility but independent living in a shared apartment with separate bedrooms.  The hospital is … (10 comments)

fort belvoir: Wordless Wednesday-A Peaceful Walk on a Winters Day - 12/15/09 10:31 PM

Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Fairfax County is a 2200 acre established as a habitat for bald eagles in 1969.  During the spring and summer bird watchers by the thousands come and spend time looking for eagles, blue herons and over 200 species of birds.In the winter time it is a great place to walk and enjoy solitude.  The shoreline looks out across the Potomac River and Belmont Bay. The refuge is located just a few miles from Lorton and Fort Belvoir.When I took this photo I started humming the Mama's and Papa's song "On A Winters Day"
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fort belvoir: Kingstowne and Fort Belvoir-The Good Neighbor Policy - 10/31/09 07:28 AM
We don’t always get to decide who are neighbors are going to be. We take our chances when we see new houses going up around us. Deciding to put out the welcome mat often helps pull your new neighbors in and makes them feel welcome. And this is case with Fort Belvoir and Kingstowne. When the earth movers first arrived on a large expansive of dirt between Van Dorn and Beulah roads everyone waited with anticipation to see how the newest neighborhood would grow. And grow it has. Into a community divided into three villages made up of commercial and residential … (4 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir Relocation-On Line Resource Guide - 10/23/09 11:24 PM
Relocation is never easy. It doesn't matter how many times the PCS orders arrive there are the usual questions about your new area and this on-line guide is here to help you answer a few of them.  What is the BAH rate for Fort Belvoir? Use zip code 22060
Where is Fort Belvoir Located?Northern VirginiaFairfax County
What's On Post?To know everything about the post you need to check out the official Fort Belvoir website. In addition here are a few posts on my personal perspective of Fort Belvoir:
Fort Belvoir HousingFairfax Village-Platinum Green StatusFort Belvoir Accotink TrailFort Belvoir Not Your Usual … (8 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir Relocation-New One Stop In-Processing Center Coming - 10/20/09 06:54 AM

Anyone who has gone through the process of in-processing at a military installation knows it can be complicated.  At Fort Belvoir it means 24 stops at the various required departments located throughout the installation.Starting in 2010 anyone arriving (or departing) from Fort Belvoir will be able to head to one location on post and find all of the departments they need under one roof.   With the influx of BRAC personnel, cutting down on traffic on post is one reason for moving all the in-processing to one location. The new offices will be located on the North Post next to the Bowling Alley between Gunston … (4 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir-Three Year Reprieve on Some BRAC Moves - 09/23/09 09:41 AM
With the construction crews frantically working it appears that some agencies slated for the big BRAC move in 2011 have been given an opportunity for a three year extension.  The Department of Defense has announced that agencies in leased office space may extend those leases until 2014.  The benefit is two fold.  First in a time when commercial real estate is feeling the pinch of a down market the owners of buildings in Crystal City and Alexandria will have more time to find new tenants.  With the concern over the timeline and completion of buildings and road infrastructure also looming it gives … (0 comments)

fort belvoir: PCS to Fort Belvoir-Lorton Offers Old and New Neighborhoods For You - 09/05/09 01:03 AM
Located just a few miles from the main gate of Fort Belvoir the neighborhoods that make up the Lorton area have a long tradition with the military and military families in Northern Virginia. Lorton history goes back to our first Commander in Chief, George Washington. There are older neighborhoods such as Harborview which are just as popular today as they were when they were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Over the last 10 years a "new" Lorton has emerged which has brought a renewal to southern Fairfax County.Most of the "new" Lorton growth came about when a prison Complex … (6 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir-Fairfax Village Community Center Awarded Platinum LEED Status - 07/30/09 10:04 AM
The Fairfax Village Community Center at Fort Belvoir is the first building on a U.S. military installation to be recognized with a Platinum LEED Award.  Built as a public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of the Army and Clark Pinnancle, responsible for the renovation and construction of more than 2000 homes on Fort Belvoir, the center is a showcase of green design.
For families who live on Fort Belvoir, the new village community center is more than just an award winning green design project.  It is a place where community functions can take place, where children can play or learn about … (2 comments)

fort belvoir: Fort Belvoir Poised to Reap Infrastructure Rewards - 07/21/09 07:05 AM
Just as Virginia Senator Jim Webb provided support for Military Families with the proposal to increase the funding for the Department of Defense HAP program, Virginia Congressman Jim Moran has provided support for the allocation of infrastructure funds for the continuation of improvements to the Fort Belvoir area as part of BRAC.
The House Appropriations Committee has passed a number of military funding requests for 2010 under the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3082). 
The bill provides the following provisions for Fort Belvoir:Fort Belvoir Access Road -- $9.5 million. To construct a new entrance from U.S. Route 1 onto … (0 comments)

fort belvoir: Military Families-More Funding Proposed for the Homeowners Assistance Program - 07/20/09 10:52 AM
As families currently eligible for the Department of Defense HAP program await updated guidelines to be published, additional funding is being proposed in the US Senate by Virginia Senator Jim Webb for Fiscal Year 2010.Senate bill (S 1309) proposes an additional $350 million dollars to enhance the funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed last fall.   With over 2000 applications for assistance for wounded warriors, surviving spouses, families with PCS orders and BRAC transferees in the south east district waiting to be processed, it is apparent that the current funding could easily be depleted before the deadline for … (20 comments)

fort belvoir: BRAC Changing the Face of the Fort Belvoir Area - 07/18/09 04:15 AM
The evidence of the BRAC deadline for development and movement of personnel is starting to take shape in the Fort Belvoir area.  Not only can you drive through the main post and see the changes but outside the gates local neighborhoods can see the impact as well.Two of the most visible projects in Springfield include the extension of the Fairfax County Parkway along Rolling Road and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency building.   The final leg of the FXC Parkway has been on the books for years waiting funding.  The push to ease the impact of 6500 personnel headed to the new National Geospatial Intelligence … (6 comments)

fort belvoir: West Springfield Charmer-Ready for a New Owner - 07/17/09 11:56 PM
Hardworking owners have transformed this once ugly foreclosure into a terrific family home.  Unfortunately they won't get to enjoy the fruits of their labor as a job transfer is sending them across the country.Their loss is your gain!  Check out this terrific 4 Bedroom and Two Full Bath home in the popular West Springfield neighborhood of Keene Mill Manor.  Minutes to commuter routes to Washington DC, the Pentagon or Fort Belvoir, multiple shopping centers, recreation activities and in the West Springfield HS District the home has a lot to offer.Three upper level bedrooms share an update bathroom with skylight to add plenty … (0 comments)

fort belvoir: Watch the Wildlife From Your Back Deck in This Lake Ridge Rental - 07/08/09 08:44 AM
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fort belvoir: Privacy Abounds On This One Acre Lot with Updated Home - 07/08/09 08:41 AM
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fort belvoir: Belmont Bay Condo Rental Featuring Space and Luxury - 07/08/09 08:39 AM
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fort belvoir: Lake Ridge (VA) New Rental Listing Ready to Go! - 06/20/09 03:18 AM
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fort belvoir: PCS to Fort Belvoir?-Put Lorton on Your List of Possibilities - 06/19/09 01:15 PM

Located just a few miles from the main gate of Fort Belvoir the neighborhoods that make up the Lorton area have a long tradition with the military and military families in Northern Virginia. Lorton history goes back to our first Commander in Chief, George Washington. There are older neighborhoods such as Harborview which are just as popular today as they were when they were built in the 50's, 60's and 70's. Over the last 10 years a "new" Lorton has emerged which has brought a renewal to southern Fairfax County.Most of the "new" Lorton growth came about when the Lorton Prison … (4 comments)

fort belvoir: Wordless Wednesday-Get Out Your Butter Churn - 06/17/09 01:20 PM
I ran across this field of buttercups on Fort Belvoir while headed to an appointment.  They reminded me of when we used to pick them as children and it was a make you smile moment.

 
©Cindy Jones 2009  If you would like to use this image, just drop me an email with your request.  A link back or acknowledgement would be nice!
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fort belvoir: Military Relocation-Should You Buy a Home on Your Next Tour? - 06/10/09 01:57 PM
Over the last few years many military families making the move to Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon or any of the installations within the Military District of Washington made the decision to purchase a home when their orders arrived.  With quick appreciation and fast sales it made the choice easy.  Now with prices lower and the market slow trying to make the choice between buying and renting is harder.For many using their VA home loan benefits in this market makes sense.  As the only 100% loan program available for military families they can ease the costs associated with buying a new home.  … (6 comments)

 
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