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MILITARY SPECIAL GOOD-ANY-DAY TICKET Valid any regular operating day in 2010 $ 00 each (ages 3 & above)


FREE VIP UPGRADE! MILITARY SPECIAL SEASON PASS ONLY $6800 each (ages 3 & above) • Unlimited visits during 2010 season • FREE parking for 2010 season. • Extra VIP benefits Price not valid at Park. Only valid at Ft. Belvoir MWR ITR Office located at the Community Center on Taylor Rd. Bldg 1200

EXCLUSIVE VIP BENEFITS • Walk on Wednesday from June 16-August 11 • Designated season pass parking area (limited to the first 500 vehicles)

• Early entry into WaterWorks • Bring-a-friend discounts.

• 10% discount on Beagle Bucks that may be used to purchase food, merchandise and games. (some restrictions apply)

• Early ride access – get to the “bottom” of the Park 10 minutes early

Visit WWW.KINGSDOMINION.COM for a complete list of all Season Pass benefits, privileges, restrictions and program details! Tickets Available at Ft. Belvoir MWR-ITR Office. © 2010 Cedar Fair, L.P. KD10-409

Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Director, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation William F. Parsons

NAF Resources Manager Marketing Director Sponsorship/Advertising Coordinator Marketing Specialist Marketing Specialist, Graphics, and Layout

Kim Mills Debra Taylor Robyn Martin Mary Horning Molly Baker

Questions or Comments? Contact MWR Marketing at 703.805.4137 or visit our web site,

Those Eligible to use MWR Facilities are:

Active duty military personnel, their family and guests, reservists, all retired military, all DoD civilian employees and their family members, all retired DoD civilian employees and their families in the U.S., DoD contracted employees or technical representatives affiliated with Fort Belvoir, all employees of military banking facilities and credit unions working full time at Fort Belvoir. The Belvoir Buzz, a free publication, is published four times a year with 7,000 copies distributed around Fort Belvoir and in MWR facilities. All program dates, times, and fees printed in The Belvoir Buzz are subject to change without notice. Advertisements in The Belvoir Buzz do not constitute DoD, Army, or Federal Government endorsement of the advertiser. The Belvoir Buzz is also available online at

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MWR Quarterly Leisure Guide to Fort Belvoir July~August~September 2010, VOL. 08 / No. 3

Table of Contents Clubs...............................................................................4 Officers’ Club Child, Youth & School Services.......................................6 School Liaison Office SKIESUnlimited Youth Services Youth Sports and Fitness Army Community Service...............................................16 Survivor Outreach Survices (SOS) Employment Readiness Program (ERP) Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Financial Readiness Program (FRP) Mobilization/Deployment/Family Readiness (MOB/DEP/FR) Relocation Readiness Program Recreation......................................................................25 Arts and Crafts and Automotive Shop Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Bowling Center Community Center/Tickets and Travel Fitness Centers Golf Outdoor Recreation Pools Van Noy Library Hours of Operation/Contact Numbers...........................38



Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club Building 20, 5500 Schulz Circle Telephone: 703.780.0930

The Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club facility is an elegant building with breathtaking views of the Potomac River, but there is so much more to enjoy than just the beautiful scenery! Visit to find a full list of benefits and a membership application. Membership is open to all Officers and DoD civilians equivalent to GS–7 and NF–3 and above. FLOAT & A MOVIE SERIES / July 8 & August 19 Relax in the pool while watching a movie. Wristband purchases begin at 7 pm at the Pool Gate, meal starts at 7:30 pm and movie starts at 8 pm. All are welcome! Price for movie and meal: $6.95 / $4.00 for chaperons without a meal / FREE for children 3 and under. HAWAIIAN LUAU / August 6 Hula with us on the Potomac while enjoying smooth sounds and delicious food of the Hawaiian Islands from 6–10 pm in the Mount Vernon Ballroom. Adults: $27.95 per person / $12.95 for children 7-12 / FREE for children 6 & under. By reservation only—reservations start July 12. Please note: no refunds after August 2. POOL SEASON ENDS / September 6 Unfortunately Labor Day means the pool season has come to an end. But don’t worry, there will be plenty of activities to get you through the cooler months ahead. THURSDAY DINNER SPECIAL / 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Buffet for only $7.95 per person / FREE for children 12 & under. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SEAFOOD BUFFET DINNER / Every Friday From 6–9 pm enjoy live entertainment and great food, including crab legs, shrimp, mussels, a salad bar, assorted desserts and even roast beef and chicken for the non-seafood lovers. SUNDAY BRUNCH / Every Sunday Enjoy a wide array of options every Sunday from 10 am–1:30 pm, including an omelet station, fresh fruit & cheese, waffle station, carving station and much more. Reservations and walk-ins welcome. 4

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Child, Youth & School Services Building 950, 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9114/9116/9118

Child, Youth & School Services

The CYSS goal is to assist each child by promoting his/her intellectual growth, physical ability, and social skills. Under the regulatory guidance of AR 608-10, CYSS programs are offered as a supplement to the family, not as a substitute. Therefore, they seek the family’s involvement and welcome questions and comments. CYSS offers various programs to support children and families with child care, recreation, socialization, and child development for children ages 4 weeks–19 years. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) offer full day and hourly child care programs for ages 6 weeks–5 years old. School Age Services (SAS) offers a variety of care, to include part day preschool and full day, hourly, and before and after school care for school age children. The Family Child Care (FCC) program offers full day, hourly, before and after school, and extended hours care for ages 6 weeks–12 years old. The Youth Services (YS) program offers an after-school middle school program, open recreation, health, fitness, and social opportunities for 6th grade and up, free of charge. Child Development Centers (CDC’s) Army CYSS Programs have been described as “a model for the nation,” and they do the best to deserve that accolade! The rates are competitive with other programs of comparable quality. Hourly care is also available at South Post CDC Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–4:30 pm. Reservations may be made up to four weeks in advance. If you want to know about the daily lesson plans, schedules and routines, child growth and development issues, or what constitutes a quality day care experience for children, just ask. CYS registration is required. Contact the registration office at 703.805.9114/9116/9118 for registration and enrollment information today, or visit our web site at Markham School Age Services (SAS) SAS has immediate openings for Kindergarten–6th grade for before and after school care and all-day care on school closure days. SAS


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Child, Youth & School Services Building 950, 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9114/9116/9118

SUMMER CAMP! Don’t miss the opportunity for a fun-filled summer for your school age youth. Off-post field trips and plenty of on-post fun to keep youth active and engaged. Registration for Summer Camp is still on-going. Act now—limited spaces left! Summer Camp runs from June 28–September 3.

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complements the school day with a state of the art computer lab and homework center. Staff coordinates with school personnel to ensure support with school assignments. The program is an affiliate of the Boys and Girls Club and 4-H. Transportation to and from Fort Belvoir Elementary School is provided by Fairfax County Public Schools.

Family Child Care (FCC) Work from Home Fort Belvoir FCC is looking for child care providers. Some benefits are: • Earn income while staying at home. • Receive support from Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services. • Long-lasting, portable career: FCC training and experience are transferable to other installations and CYS Services programs. • Opportunities for professional growth: FCC providers supported by FCC program in attaining Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) and National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation. • Monetary subsidies linked to types of care offered. For more information about how to become a certified FCC provider, please contact the FCC office at 703.805.9137/9134/9112. Eligibility Requirements for CYSS Programs Open to current DoD personnel—active duty, retiree (sports and youth activities) and DoD civilians. CYS Service fees are on a sliding scale based on income. Note: retirees are only eligible for our sports and SKIES Unlimited programs. Comparable off-post program fees are between $230 and $274 per week with non-refundable registration fees up to $150. Please call 703.805.9118 for more information.


Child, Youth & School Services Building 950, 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9114/9116/9118

Child, Youth & School Services

Registration Registration is required to participate in all CYS Services programs and activities and it’s FREE. To help facilitate the registration process, please bring with you the following information: • Three local emergency contacts (other than parents) • Shot records • Physical (30 days given to bring this in) • LES/pay stubs (only needed for childcare) • Cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard for fees For Sports programs, the following is also required: • Birth certificate • Sports physical For more information contact Parent Central Services office at 703.805.9118.

Child & Youth Services In Your Neighborhood Staff from CYS Services bring arts and crafts activities to the housing community centers. The events are free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 703.805.1906/9117. Family Time Computer Lab Markham School Age Services (SAS) invites you and your family to come use the computer lab. The lead teacher of the computer lab is present for any questions. The lab is open on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of every month from 9:30 am–1:30 pm. For more information, please contact the Markham SAS at 703.805.9100. Volunteers Needed We are looking for volunteers to help educate our children by reading to them and encouraging interest in various activities. Call Parent Central Services office for details at 703.805.9118. Hired! Apprenticeship Program A workforce preparation and apprenticeship program designed to meet the employment and career-exploration needs of CYSS teens 8

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Child, Youth & School Services Building 950, 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9114/9116/9118

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15–18 years of age. Hired! Apprentices commit to working 15 hours per week with employers on the installation while concurrently participating in workforce preparation/career exploration workshops over a 12 week term. Terms occur during Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Youth must complete the necessary application process and meet all prerequisites to be eligible for the program. For additional information contact Wendy O’Sullivan, Hired! Program Coordinator, 703.805.4515.

Hired! Workshops Held on Wednesday’s from 1–2 pm covering WorkforcePreparation (resumes, applications, job searching, interviewing) and Post-Secondary Education Exploration (interest inventories, exploring jobs, college/scholarship exploration, career portfolios).

The EDGE! Do you have what it takes to be a chef? Want to get your creative wheels spinning? Need to get in shape for an upcoming sport? Join in the fun and get the after school EDGE! CYS Services has partnered with various MWR Activities to offer exciting after school activities for our middle and high school aged youth (6th–12th grade). EDGE! program activities are offered between 3–6 pm with participants meeting at the Youth Center and departing for a fun-filled afternoon here on Fort Belvoir. Please call 703.805.1906 or check for more information.






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School Liaison Office 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9119

Child, Youth & School Services

The School Liaison Program at Fort Belvoir was created to enhance the educational environment for children of parents assigned to Fort Belvoir. The School Liaison is Mary Jo Chapman, 703.805.9119.

The School Liaison informs parents and the installation about any school issues, helps develop solutions in partnerships with the local schools that ease barriers to successful transitions for Army Youth, and participates in connecting the installation with schools through the Partners in Education program (Adopt a School) and a job shadowing day. To register for school, visit the web site of the school attached to your home address, print off forms and call the school to make an appointment. If you home school, register with the county you live in. Out-Processing: Go to your child’s school and inform them when you will be leaving. Please be sure to return all library books and school equipment Local School Web sites Belvoir Elementary School: Whitman Middle School: Mount Vernon High School: Surrounding County Web sites Prince William County: Stafford County:


Lil Dragons Karate




call 703.805.9146 for more info




Guitar Piano


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SKIES Unlimited 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9146

Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration,& Skills.

JULY 6–JULY 9 • IMPROVISATIONAL DANCE / Ages 4–6 / Ages 7–11/ Ages 12–18 / $40 / Tuesday–Friday

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Summer Workshops For accurate TIMES & LOCATIONS please call 703.805.9146. Summer Workshops are subject to change.

JULY 12–JULY 17 • HAWAIIAN WORKSHOP / Ages 4–6 / $45 / Monday–Friday • HAWAIIAN WORKSHOP / Ages 7–11 / $45 / Monday–Friday • HAWAIIAN WORKSHOP / Ages 12–18 / $55 / Monday–Friday • GROUP GUITAR / Ages 6–18 / $100 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 4–6 / $115 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 7–10 / $115 / Monday–Friday • TEA & ETIQUETTE / Ages 3–5 / $20 / Tuesday • AMERICAN GIRL TEA / Ages 6–12 / $25 / Tuesday • PRE-TEEN ETIQUETTE / Ages 12–16 / $27 / Wednesday • BALLET II & III / Ages 8–12 / $55/ Monday–Friday • TEEN BALLET/PRE-POINT / Ages 12–16 / $55 / Monday–Friday JULY 19–JULY 17 • CREATIVE KIDS CAMP / Ages 4–6 / $75 / Tuesday–Thursday • TAHITIAN TEENS* / Ages 12–18 / $112 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 4–6 / $115 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 7–10 / $115 / Monday–Friday

* Open to girls only / 2 week course from July 19–July 30

JULY 26–JULY 30 • NATIVE AMERICAN WORKSHOP / Ages 4–6 / Ages 7–11/ Ages 12–18 / $40 / Mon–Thurs day • CREATIVE KIDS CAMP / Ages 7–10 / $75 / Tuesday–Thursday


SKIES Unlimited 9500 Barlow Road Telephone: 703.805.9114/9116/9118

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AUGUST 2–AUGUST 6 • PRESCHOOL BALLET / Ages 3–5 / $55 / Monday– Friday • DANCE & CHEER TEAM / Kindergarten / $112 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 4–6 / $115 / Monday– Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 7–10 / $115 / Monday–Friday • GYMJAM / Ages 3–5 / $75 / Tuesday–Thursday • TEA & ETIQUETTE / Ages 3–5 / $20 / Monday • AMERICAN GIRL TEA & ETIQUETTE / Ages 7–12 / $25 / Tuesday • PRE-TEEN ETIQUETTE / Ages 12–15 / $25 / Wednesday

AUGUST 9–AUGUST 13 • MOMMY & ME BALLET / Ages 1.5–3 / $40 / Monday–Friday • DANCE & CHEER TEAM / Ages 6–12 / $112 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 4–6 / $115 / Monday–Friday • SOCCER CAMP / Ages 7–10 / $115 / Monday–Friday • GROUP GUITAR / Ages 6–18 / $100 / Monday–Friday AUGUST 16–AUGUST 20 • BROADWAY JAZZ / Ages 6–12 / $112 / Monday–Friday • FAIRYTALE DANCE / Ages 3–5 / $50 / Monday–Friday SKIESUnlimited Instructors Needed For information or applications for paid or volunteer instructors, please go to Markham School Age Services, building 950, or call Sheila Ly, SKIES Director, at 703.805.9146. Or you can fax your name, address, e-mail and interests to 703.805.9113, attention Sheila Ly, SKIESUnlimited Director, and we will e-mail you an application.


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Youth Services 5850 Langfitt Loop Telephone: 703.805.4515

Youth Center Open Recreation For middle and high school youth between 1:30–7 pm, Monday–Thursday, 1:30–9 pm on Fridays, and noon–9 pm on Saturdays. On school closure or vacation days, the program is open from 7 am–1 pm as paid camp hours and 1–7 pm open recreation. Registration is required-703.805.9118/4515. Summer Camp! Camp runs June 28–September 3. Registration is on-going.

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Youth Services sponsors a variety of programs offering youth opportunities in life skills, citizenship, leadership, leisure, arts, mentoring and support services.

Youth Services Activity Calendar • JULY 2: Bicycle Safety Youth Education, 6–7:30 pm • JULY 7, 14, 21, 28: HIRED Workshop, 1–2 pm • JULY 9: Karaoke Old School, 7–8:30 pm • JULY 10: Summer Dance, 6–10 pm, $5/youth • JULY 23: Almost Anything Goes Field Day, 11 am • AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25: HIRED Workshop, 1–2 pm • AUGUST 13: Karaoke Westerns, 7–8:30 pm • AUGUST 14: Dance Luau, 6–10 pm: $5/youth • AUGUST 27: Amazing Youth Race & Scavenger Hunt, 3–5 pm • SEPTEMBER 1: HIRED Workshop, 1–2 pm • SEPTEMBER 10: Karaoke Musical Choice, 7–8:30 pm • SEPTEMBER 11: Back to School Dance, 6–10 pm, $5/youth • SEPTEMBER 23, 30: HIRED Workshop, 4–5 pm Parents’ Night Out: July 10, August 14, September 11 Call 703.806.4344 for times and costs. Kids’ Night Out: July 10, August 14, September 11 Call 703.806.4344 for times and costs.


Youth Sports and Fitness 9500 Barlow Road, Building 950 Telephone: 703.805.9139

Child, Youth & School Services

The Youth Sports and Fitness Program offers various opportunities for children to participate in sports to help encourage healthy, lifelong habits for children ages 3–18 years.

Football Camp: ages 7–15 yrs; $30; enroll through July 23 for the July camp. Cheerleading Camp: ages 5–15; $30; enroll through July 23 for the July camp. Tackle Football: ages 7–15 yrs; $85; enroll through August 20 for the August–November season. Cheerleading Football: ages 5–18 yrs; $55; enroll through August 20 for the August–November season. Basketball Camp: ages 7–15 yrs; $30; enroll through July 9 for the July season. Tennis Clinic: ages 7–15 yrs; $45; enroll through July 23 for the August clinic. Flag Football: ages 5–14 yrs; $35; enroll August 2–September 18 for the September–November season. Fall Soccer: ages 5–11 yrs; $55; enroll July 5–August 27 for the September–November season. Fall Baseball Camp: ages 8–16 yrs; $65; enroll through August 27 for the September–November season. Wrestling: ages 5–15 yrs; $65; enroll August 30–November 12 for the November–March season. Start Smart Soccer: ages 3–5 yrs; $35; enroll August 2–September 24 for classes running October–November season. Start Smart Football: ages 3–5 yrs; $35; enroll August 2–September 24 for classes running October–November season. Swim & Run for Your Health: ages 5–17 yrs; FREE; open enrollment for year-round participation. For registration call 703.805.9118. A current sports physical and birth certificate are required to register for all sports programs. The Start Smart Programs require current immunization records. For sports information call 703.805.1257/9139. For registration information call 703.805.9118.


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Purchase an Annual Fee Golf Package by July 31, 2010 and receive 5% off when presenting this ad. Annual Fee Package may be purchased at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club, Monday–Friday, at the Clubhouse Administration Office. Note: Ad must be presented at time of purchase to receive discount.

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Army Community Service (ACS) 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg 200 Telephone: 703.805.4590

ACS assists the military community by developing, coordinating and delivering services which help promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability during war and peace. ACS classes and training are designed to equip Soldiers and Families with the skills, knowledge and support needed to face the challenges of military life. Information & Referral Program The ACS I&R Program provides information regarding military and civilian community resources. I&R maintains an extensive, integrated resource file of sources to which personnel may be referred if immediate, direct assistance is not available. For I&R services stop by the front desk at ACS, bldg 200 or call 703.805.5056/3413/4590.

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Survivor Outreach Survices (SOS) 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg 200 Telephone: 703.805.1827 Our mission is to educate the community about the SOS Program and advocate on behalf of all Families who have suffered the loss of a Soldier. We strive to build a unified support program which embraces and reassures Survivors that they are continually linked to the Army Family for as long as they desire. We provide an avenue of resouces to include support groups, newsletters, information briefs and social activities.

Upcoming Classes & Groups For reservations or more information, please call Jan Chapman, CFP® at 703.805.1827. Meet & Greet / July 29, August 26, September 28 Group gathering at ACS from 6–7 pm. Estate Planning / July 20, August 24, September 21 Class held at ACS from 11:30 am–1 pm. 16

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Employment Readiness Program 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.2605/3126

The ERP provides information for career/life planning and job search development. Eligibility: Active duty military, reserve components and their family members, DoD civilians and military service retirees and their family members. Call 703.805.4590 to register for the orientation/workshops/seminars and to access the many career and employment services of the program. Employment Readiness Orientation / Tuesday from 12:45–2:30 pm Overview of local area employment topics, from federal jobs to resume assistance. Registration required; call 703.805.4590. ACS Career Academy Certificate training programs available; for more information on the job skill training classes offered in 2010, please call 703.805.3126.

August 2010 August 4: Health Careers Information Fair, 10 am–noon August 5: ABC’s of Federal Employment, 10 am–noon August 12: Federal Resume Prep/KSA’s, 10 am–noon August 16: ADECCO Recruiting Session, 10 am–2 pm August 19: KELLY Recruiting Session, 9 am–2 pm May 21: Job Fair, 10 am–2 pm

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July 2010 July 15: ABC’s of Federal Employment, 9 am–noon July 15: KELLY Recruiting Session, 9 am–2 pm July 19: ADECCO Recruiting Session, 10 am–2 pm

September 2010 September 2: ABC’s of Federal Employment, 10 am–noon September 9: Federal Resume Prep/KSA’s, 10 am–noon September 16: KELLY Recruiting Session, 9 am–2 pm September 20: ADECCO Recruiting Session, 10 am–2 pm


Army Family Team Building (AFTB) 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.5556

AFTB offers 34 FREE classes assisting military families, (to include all branches active or reserve, DoD civilians, retirees, and family members) in understanding and thriving within the Army and military. AFTB provides unit training and individual classes or concept blocks upon request. Classes are held in the ACS Classroom, Bldg. 200. Call the AFTB Office or e-mail fb-mwr-aftb@ AFTB Program Manager (POC) Colandra Sealey:

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AFTB Level I Wednesday, July 14, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Tuesday–Thursday, August 10–12, 5:30–8 pm Wednesday, September 8, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Level I covers the basics of Army Life, including the proper use of acronyms, Chain of Command, Military and Community Resources, plus more. AFTB Level II Tuesday–Thursday, July 20–23, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Tuesday–Thursday, August 17–18, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Level II presents 14 courses including: Building a Cohesive Team, Managing Group Conflict, just to name a few.

AFTB Level III Tuesday–Thursday, September 14–16, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Level III presents 10 courses including: Leadership Styles, Coaching and Mentoring, Understanding Needs and more. ACS Instructor Training Course Wednesday–Friday, September 22–24, 9:30 am–3:30 pm Upon completion of this course, candidates will qualify as professionally trained ACS Instructors. Candidates must show certificate of completion of at least two AFTB levels on or before registration. Levels may be taken online or at any AFTB location. Candidates must instruct at least 3 classes per quarter. 18

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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.5435

EFMP provides support to military Families with special needs. The program offers activities for children enrolled in the program. EFMP Bowling: Beginning in September, the EFM Families can participate in bowling at the Bowing Center; call for dates and details. EFMP Parent Support Group: On the first Thursday of each month, from 6:30–8:30 pm for parents with Exceptional Family Members; call to sign up.

EFMP Open Swim Beginning in September, the enrolled Family member and a caregiver swim free during open swim. Please call EFMP office for details.

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Adaptive Aquatics Swimming Classes at Benyaurd Indoor Pool A great opportunity for children ages 4–18 years to experience developmental swimming instruction from a water safety instructor. Registration begins in August; please call 703.805.5435 for updated information.

Respite Care The Respite Care Program offers up to 40 hours of care for the eligible exceptional Family member. Respite care provides temporary rest for Family members responsible for the regular care of Family members with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home or community settings. Only active-duty Army Families with an EFM are eligible to apply. Please contact the EFMP office for more information. Hours: Monday–Friday: 10 am–6 pm Saturday: 11 am–4 pm


Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Army Volunteer Corps Program 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.4152

AFAP is a grassroots level forum for Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians, and Retirees to identify Global quality of Life issues and propose solutions that build self-reliance. The AFAP process further unities the Belvoir community and keeps all levels of the chain of command informed. Delegates from units and or organizations on installations represent America’s Army Family by identifying, developing, and prioritizing unit/organization/community/installation Global quality of life issues.

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Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Would you like to be an AFAP volunteer? Do you have suggestions on how to improve the quality of life on Belvoir? Becoming an AFAP Volunteer gives you an opportunity to learn and work within the AFAP process. For more information on how to become an AFAP Volunteer please contact Faitheleen Henderson at 703.805.4152 or Army Volunteer Corps Program Reasons for Volunteering 1. Contribute to community 2. Meet new people 3. Network 4. Gain sense of achievement 5. Gain job experience and enhance your resume

Test a career field to see if you like it and learn what training may be needed. Explore new interests, get documented work, acquire experience for your resume while meeting and networking with new contacts.

Installation volunteer opportunities are available with Army Community Service, Red Cross, Library, National Museum and Outdoor Recreation. For more information contact Faitheleen Henderson, Installation Army Volunteer Corps Manager, at 703.805.4152 or Faitheleen. or DSN:655-4152.


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Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.4590

The objectives of FAP are to prevent spouse and child abuse, to encourage the reporting of all instances of such abuse, to ensure the prompt assessment and investigation of all abuse cases, to protect victims of abuse, and to treat all Family members affected by or involved in abuse. FAP also provides education services in child abuse, spouse and Family violence, and parenting and stress management. Sexual Assault Response Coordinator /Victim Advocacy Program EMERGENCY, 24-Hour Number: 703.919.0986 Infant Massage Class / July 1, 8, 15, 22 Thursdays from 2–3:30 pm at DeWitt Army Community Hospital. Call 703.805.4547/0629 for information and registration.

Baby Bundles / August 6 Class held from 1–4 pm at ACS. Infant Massage Class / September 2, 9, 16, 23 Thursdays from 2–3:30 pm at DeWitt Army Community Hospital. Call 703.805.4547/0629 for information and registration.

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New Mother’s Support & Info Session/ July 1, 8, 15, 22 Open to those enrolled in the Infant Massage Class.

New Mother’s Support Session / September 2, 9, 16, 23 Open to those enrolled in the Infant Massage Class. Other Upcoming Classes / Call 703.805.3339/2693 for dates • Sailing Solo • Active Parenting Teens • Active Parenting Now • Becoming a Love & Logic Parent


Financial Readiness Program (FRP) 9800 Belvoir Road, Building 200 Telephone: 703.805.4590

The FRP offers educational classes to help develop financial skills in a variety of areas and to build wealth. In addition to classes, we provide one-on-one financial counseling to assist with personal financial situation. All classes are held at ACS, Bldg 200. Reservation required; call 703.805.4590 to register. Upcoming Classes July JULY 8 / First Termers Money Management, 8 am–4 pm JULY 21 / Dollars and Sense, 1–4 pm JULY 28 / Car Buying Workshop, 11:30 am–1 pm

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August AUGUST 12 / First Termers Money Management, 8 am–4 pm AUGUST 18 / Financial Services & Account Management, 1–4 pm AUGUST 25 / Car Buying Workshop, 11:30 am–1 pm September SEPTEMBER 9 / First Termers Money Management, 8 am–4 pm SEPTEMBER 15/ Dollars and Sense, 1–4 pm SEPTEMBER 22 / Steps to Homeownership, 4–6:30 pm

We Can Frame It For You We have excellent custom framers who produce quality work at a more affordable price than most major custom frameshops.

So, let us do the framing for you! 703.806.4655 • Kawamura Community Arts & Crafts Center


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Mobilization/Deployment/Family Readiness (MOB/DEP/FR) 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg 200 Telephone: 703.805.5683

Military members are mission focused; military Families are mission essential! Mob/D’s goal is to support the Soldier before, during and after deployment, as well as to educate their Family to be self-reliant, resilient and connecting them with resources. Mob/D serves all military members (Active, Reserve, National Guard), deployable DoD Civilians and their Families by offering Pre/Post Deployment workshops, support, and education on resources available. Operation Military Kids backpacks are available for all school age children who have a parent deploying, DVDs to help children understand deployment are also available.

The Casualty Response (CARE) Team is also available through the Mob/D office. This group of trained volunteers can go into a home immediately after the death of a Soldier or their immediate Family member to help run the household so the Family can deal with the crisis. Monthly Classes FRG Roundtable / July 1, August 5, September 2 10:30 am–12 noon Pre-Deployment / July 12, August 9, September 13 10:00 am–12 noon Reset/Reunion / July 19, August 16, September 20 9–10:30 am Reset/Reintegration / July 19, August 16, September 20 10:30 am–12 noon FRG Workshop / August 18 9 am–3 pm Family Readiness Support Assistant Training / July 28–29 9 am–3 pm

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This program is also responsible for education and support of Family Readiness Groups (FRG) in and around the Fort Belvoir installation. Unit FRGs must be trained and registered with this office in order to request permission to fundraise and to attend the monthly FRG Roundtables.


Relocation Readiness Program 9800 Belvoir Road, Bldg 200 Telephone: 703.805.5058/3436

The Relocation Readiness Program provides relocation counseling, a lending closet and other services. Military Homefront, www.military, is the official DoD web site for reliable Quality of Life information. With the exception of the monthly Newcomers’ Orientation, all classes require advance reservations. For more information, please call the Relocation Office at 703.805.5058. Newcomers’ Orientation / July 12, August 2, September 13 Held at ACS the first Monday of each month from 9–11 am.

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Welcome to Germany / July 15, August 19, September 16 Class provides essential information on preparing to move to Germany. 9:30–10:30 am; call for more information and to register. Welcome to Korea / July 23, August 26, September 23 Class provides info on preparing to move to Korea. 1:30– 2:30 pm; call for more information and to register. Hearts Apart / July 15, August 19, September 16 Supportive group setting for waiting Families. Held at ACS from 6–8 pm. Free childcare provided with advance notice.

Wanted: Arts and Crafts Instructors MWR’s Kawamura Arts & Crafts Center is constantly on the lookout for artists and crafts people who are willing to share their craft by teaching a class! You could be a future instructor if you can teach any of the following—oil painting, watercolor, pencil or ink drawing, charcoal, origami, scrapbooking, floral arranging, glass etching, digital photography, graphic art or photo software programs, sewing, knitting, crochet, needlepoint or other crafts. For more information, call 703.806.4647


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Arts and Crafts & Auto Shop— The Kawamura Community Center 9290 Gunston Road, Building 1462 Main Telephone: 703.806.4655 Auto Telephone: 703.806.4088

Accomplished or up-and-coming artists and crafts people can develop their artistic skills or discover new ones in the The Kawamura Arts & Craft Center. It houses the self-help Frame Shop, Wood Shop and Auto Shop, as well as The General’s Store. The Frame Shop offers custom framing—you can do your own framing, take a class or have us do it for you! The Multi-Craft Area offers stained glass classes and jewelry classes. The Wood Shop offers patrons a woodworking safety class and the capabilities of lathe turning, pen turning, bowl turning, furniture, toy, ornament construction and more. The Automotive Shop offers basic automotive classes. Customers can also make arrangements for simple engine tuneups, brake jobs and auto detailing. Visit The General’s Store for plaques, trophies and flag boxes. See page 39 for telephone numbers and hours of operation for all shops. Framing Class Schedule Basic framing techniques are taught the 3rd Saturday of the month from 8 am–noon. $60 includes an 8 x 10 kit. The kit contains a picture, mat board, foam core, glass, moulding and mounting materials as well as use of the facility. Students will go home with framed artwork ready to hang on the wall. Call 703.806.4655 for registration. Stained Glass Class Schedule Seven sessions: Thursdays, 6:30–9 pm. Call for details. Jewelry Class Schedule Call 703.806.4655 for dates and prices • Jewelry Basics Class • Earrings Workshop • Wire Basics Class • Cha-Cha Bracelet Class


Pen & Bowl Turning Class Learn the basics of using a lathe and how to turn a pen or bowl—by the end of class you will have a completed project! Call 703.806.4654 for details, dates and pricing. Mandatory Woodworking Safety Class Woodworkers wishing to use the Kawamura Arts and


Arts and Crafts & Auto Shop— The Kawamura Community Center 9290 Gunston Road, Building 1462 Main Telephone: 703.806.4655 Auto Telephone: 703.806.4088

Crafts Center Wood Shop will be required to complete a mandatory safety class. The cost of the class is $5 and will be credited toward taking another wood shop class within six months. At the end of the class, patrons will sign a user’s agreement and receive a qualification card. Currently offered Wednesdays from 6–8 pm, but starting August 1, class will be by appointment only; call 703.806.4647 to register. Mandatory Auto Skills Safety Class Do-it-yourself mechanics wishing to use the Auto Skills Shop will be required to complete a mandatory safety class starting August 1. The class includes an introduction by shop personnel, reading a safety brief, and viewing a short DVD. At the conclusion of the class, patrons will sign a user’s agreement, receive a qualification card and can begin work. For information call 703.806.4647.

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Abbott Road, Building 2115 608.669.5192 The BOSS Center offers a place for socializing and recreating with fellow service members. If you just need a place to relax there are large screen TVs, DVD players, darts, computer stations, and a pool table. Facility available to Single Soldiers upon request.


BOSS Meetings Meetings take place every other Wednesday at 1:30 pm. BOSS Independence Day Dinner July 1 at 6 pm at Red, Hot & Blue. Call SGT Heit to sign up, 608.669.5192. BOSS Camping Trip August 20–22. Call SGT Heit for details, 608.669.5192. 26

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Bowling Center 5975 Middleton Road, Building 1199 Telephone: 703.805.2991

The Bowling Center offers amazing family entertainment—our birthday party options make planning your child’s special day hassle free! Our newly remodeled Pro Shop provides a full line of bowling equipment. The Strike Zone eatery has a variety of tasty choices including our weekday home-made daily specials. Join us on Friday and Saturday nights for Cosmic Bowling, a party atmosphere that can be enjoyed by everyone! Check our web site for more specials—101 Days of Summer are here and you don’t want to miss out on some incredible programs. Thunder Bowl All Summer Long If it is raining outside, bowling is just $1 per game. Customer Appreciation Fridays Every Friday enjoy Unlimited Cosmic Bowling with free shoe rental from 9–Midnight for only $12 per bowler. Sunday Morning “Tune Up” From 10 am–noon, games are $1.75 and come with a free shoe rental. “Red, White, & Blue” Sunday All day Sunday - get a free game when you bowl a Strike at the colored headpin.

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Military Appreciation Night Mondays, 5:30–10 pm. A special night of bowling to thank our active duty service members and their Families. Buy 2 games and the 3rd is on us! NEW! Kids under 10 bowl free.

Fort Belvoir Community Center Building 1200, Taylor Road Center Telephone: 703.805.3714

The Fort Belvoir Community Center is the information headquarters for Fort Belvoir recreation resources, and includes the Leisure Travel Services (LTS) Office. It provides recreational opportunities for all authorized patrons and has some of the latest games and areas to play them in, such as the newly constructed game room complete with multiple Nintendo Wii Systems. Instructional Programs, Classes, and Workshops Drum Classes/Congo Classes: $75 per month, per person. Guitar Classes/ Piano Classes: $75 per month, per person. Yoga: $8 per class (pay-as-you-go), per person every Monday. Do not eat 2–3 hours before class, wear comfy clothes, bring a yoga mat.


Ballroom Rental Planning an event and need a great venue? The Community Center hosts weddings, birthdays, retirement ceremonies and meetings. Book your event soon; call 703.805.3714 for pricing and details. Leisure Travel Service (LTS) Office Located in the Community Center, the LTS Office is the one-stop shop for all of your leisure travel needs. If you are looking for a weekend getaway, discounted tickets, discounted hotels, or a trip to far off lands—look no further. Our personalized services will provide you with tickets, tours, information, and more. Vacations LTS has many great working relationships with a variety of travel companies and resorts around the world. Military discounted rates are available to active duty, retirees, DOD civilians, reservists and family members accompanied with a military ID card. Visit Armed Forces Vacation Club,, for great deals. Log on and use installation #189 for all current rates and specials. Tickets Discounted tickets are offered to many attractions, hotels and motels in the area and throughout the country. Below is a sampling of discounted tickets available for area attractions at the LTS Office. 28

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Fort Belvoir Community Center Building 1200, Taylor Road Center Telephone: 703.805.3714

• Spy Museum • Baltimore Aquarium • AMC Movie Tickets • Graylin Tours • Luray Caverns • Colonial Williamsburg • Tourmobile Sightseeing • Jamestown/Yorktown Combo • Madame Tussauds • The Newseum • Amusement Parks: Kings Dominion, VA; SeaWorld, FL & more. Cruises Let the staff at the LTS Office plan a cruise for you. From the Carribean to the Mediterranean, your cruise options are endless! Military specials start as low as $199 per person. Call 703.805.3714 to get sailing on an exciting cruise vacation. Special Deals Anheuser-Busch: Saluting our Armed Forces and Their Families Throughout 2010, members of the military and up to three direct dependents may enter any one of Anheuser-Busch’s SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission; just register at Government Vacation Rewards Includes two vacation certificates: 7-Night stay at a fabulous resort (24 months to reserve) • Thousands of destinations to choose from worldwide 7-Day Standard Cruise for two (18 months to reserve) • All major cruise lines • Retail $2,495 For more info, visit


Events and Trips / Sign up at Community Center MILITARY INSIGNIA SHOW / August 1 Buy, sell, trade or collect various Military Memorabilia from all over the world. Vendor set-up from 6–8 am; customers attend from 8 am–1 pm. NYC EXCURSION / July 24 & September 21 Explore NYC for just $45 per person. The bus departs from the Community Center at 8 am and returns around 10:30 pm.


Fort Belvoir Community Center Building 1200, Taylor Road Center Telephone: 703.805.3714

CHARLESTOWN, WV / August 28 Enjoy the variety of activities that Charlestown has to offer, from the race track to Harpers Ferry Park, for only $45 per person. The bus departs from the Community Center at 8 am and returns around 10:30 pm. Special Events / For more details, call 703.805.4382 BOUNCE n’ SPLASH / August 22 Enjoy free Family activities, inflatables and a live DJ on Pullen field from 1–4 pm. Food available for purchase. MOVIES ON THE LAWN / July 9 At the outdoor amphitheater, enjoy free music and activities that begin at 7 pm. The movie, Astro Boy, begins at dark. CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA / July 24 Sign up by July 16 to participate in this hilarious event. Be ready to float or sink at 9 am at pool #1 on South Post. SHOW & SHINE—CAR & BIKE SHOW / July 17 Register your car for just $15. Free admission for event, which takes place 10 am–5 pm, and offers live DJ, food and activities for Soldiers and Families.


POOCH PLUNGE / August 28 Party with your pooch at South Post’s Pool #1 from 11 am–2 pm for $3 per dog. Costume contest and ice cream eating contest are just a few activities; food will be available for purchase. FREEDOM FEST / July 4 From 5–10 pm join in Belvoir’s Independence Day Celebration on Freemont field! Free entry, live music, food-soda-beer available for purchase and of course, a fireworks display. Arrive early to get a free pair of 3D glasses.


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Fitness Centers

Graves Fitness Center Abbott Road, Building 2116; 703.806.5368 The Body Shop 12th Street, Building 1023; 703.806.3100 Specker Field House 12th Street, Building 1182; 703.806.3100 Wells Field House Goethal Road, Building 1810; 703.806.5093 Here’s to your health! Come try a class or just work out. Specker Field House CLOSED until September 1 We apologize for this inconvenience while we complete facility renovations on the roof. All aerobic classes will be held at Graves Fitness Center Monday–Friday. Alternate locations of shower facilities can be found at the Benyaurd Indoor Pool or at Graves Fitness Center. We appreciate your patience as we improve your facility, to serve you better. Health Fitness Fair at Graves Fitness Center / August 20 Be sure to stop by! Call 703.806.3100 for more details. Intramural Sports Golf Qualifying rounds: July 8 and August 10 Tournament: September 2 Bowling / 703.806.5368 Qualifying: July 12, 19 Tournament: July 26 Swimming / 703.806.5589 Organizational Meeting: July 9 Meet: July 30

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Golf Beulah Road, Building 2920 Telephone: 703.806.5878

Fort Belvoir’s Golf Club welcomes all eligible MWR patrons! The club features two 18-hole championship golf courses. The clubhouse offers an inviting place to relax and enjoy great food and drink after a round of golf, while providing beautiful views of the surrounding natural setting. The clubhouse offers a buffet lunch Monday through Friday and is also available for meetings, golf group outings, and catered events such as weddings, retirements, and promotions—call the Catering Department, ext. 103, for more information. Weather Information Please be aware that the Golf Club may close earlier than the posted hours because of weather, or other conditions beyond our control. Fabulous Fridays / Every Friday June–September Spend 6–9 pm Friday night enjoying friendly conversation, beautiful views from the clubhouse patio and great entertainment. Features tasty food, including a children’s menu, with Family friendly pricing, live entertainment and free range balls from 6–7:45 pm.


Daily Lunch Buffet / Monday–Friday All eligible MWR patrons are welcome to enjoy the buffet from 11 am–1:30 pm for $9.50 per person (full buffet) or $7.50 (soup, salad and desert). Check the web,, for the posted weekly buffet. Buffet is not offered on holidays. Enjoy Our Clubhouse Lounge / Open Daily All eligible MWR patrons are welcome. The Lounge offers excellent a la carte items as well as a variety of beers from around the world. Call for hours and specials! Golf Pro Shop / 703.806.5878 ext.108/109 The Golf Club offers a great golfing experience for daily play and large and small golf outings. Morning rates are in effect until 1 pm. Mid-day rates are in effect from 1–4 pm. Twighlight rates take effect at 4 pm, from April–October. Contact the Pro Shop for tee times, annual patron promotions and more! 32

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Outdoor Recreation Warren Road, Building 778 Telephone: 703.805.3081 Hunt Check Station: 703.805.3688

The Fort Belvoir Outdoor Recreation Program offers a long list of outdoor recreation equipment for rent at modest per-day rates and outdoor adventure experiences. Call, visit us or the web, www., to see available equipment and pricing. Outdoor Recreation has a classroom that can be reserved and rented for private and non-official functions. Call for more info. We want to know what you want! If you are interested in participating in local bike outings, kayak and canoe programs and lessons, or trips to the Nationals games this spring call the programmer at 703.805.1143. Explore Belvoir / July 25, August 22, September 26 Once a month, slip away down quiet paths to discover Belvoir’s serene Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge during a peaceful nature hike. Call 703.805.3969 for more information and to sign-up. Join the ODR Trailblazers on Hikes in VA and MD Join the group by calling 703.805.1143. Nationals Baseball Game Trips / July 11, August 13, August 29 $21 per person includes game ticket, chips, drink and transportation from Fort Belvoir.

2010 Outdoor Recreation Adventure Trips Call 703-805-1226 for details on each trip! • Fishing Trips • Mountain Biking • Horseback Riding • White Water Rafting Trips • Sailing Lessons • Kayaking Lessons • Rock Climbing



Family Campouts / July 24–25, Aug 21–22, Sept 25–26 Looking for a fun camping experience with your family? Grab your camping gear and join us at Outdoor Recreation. Come to ODR to pay and reserve your tent space. $5 per person includes a tent space, fishing equipment & Bait, a Scavenger Hunt, Sporting Equipment and S’MORES over an outdoor fire pit.

Outdoor Recreation Warren Road, Building 778 Telephone: 703.805.3081

Chincoteague Island Camping Trip / Last week in July Experience Virginia’s National Seashore, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, during the 85th Annual Pony Swim and enjoy the Fireman’s Carnival. Call 703.805.1226 for more information. Equipment Rental Center Days/Hours of Operation Rent items and outdoor games for small or large outdoor parties and picnics. Additional information may be obtained by calling 703.805.3081 or stop by, Monday–Friday: 9 am–6 pm / Saturday: 9 am–3 pm / Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays. Facility Rental ODR has a classroom that can be reserved and rented for private and non-official functions. Please call 703.805.3081 to find out about pricing, reservation forms and availability. Archery Center / 703.805.3688 Open Wednesday–Friday, 1–9 pm / Saturday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm. The Archery Center has one 20 and 30 yard indoor field point range, one outdoor 20 and 30 yard broad head range, one outdoor field point range with a variety of different shooting distances from 10 to 60 yards and one 14 station wooded trail walk field point range. Customers may purchase a daily shooting pass or an annual membership pass for the ranges of their choice.Customers can also rent archery equipment.


Fort Belvoir Parks Are Open! Have your company organization day or family picnic with us! Fort Belvoir Parks are the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends, family and coworkers. We have 3 parks available: • Castle Park - on the water at Tompkins Basin • Anderson Park - a secluded environment by Davis Airfield • Soldier Statesman Park - in the heart of Fort Belvoir For more info, please call: Outdoor Recreation at 703.805.3081 or visit us online:


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Outdoor Recreation Warren Road, Building 778 Telephone: 703.805.3081

Beginner Archery Classes Every Monday from 6–8 pm. All instruction and equipment is included in fee. Registration begins at 5:30 pm. Fort Belvoir Hunting Program / 703.805.3688 For first time hunters or hunters who do not possess a hunting license from any other U.S. state must attend a VA State Hunter Safety class in order to hunt in the state of Virginia. It is offered free by the state of Virginia. Virginia State Hunter Safety Course / Dates & Times TBD Call for details and to register; seats are limited. Waterfowl Registration is scheduled to begin in August Deer Season / Qualification Day Correct dates and times for the entire Deer Season will be announced as soon as the ODR Department is informed. Qualification Day (shooting proficiency test) dates and times TBD. Hunting Council The Fort Belvoir Hunting Council currently meets every second Wednesday of the month from 6–7 pm in the ODR Classroom, Bldg 778. All meetings are open to the public.





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Benyaurd Indoor Pool 23rd and Gunston, Building 182; 703.805.2620 Outdoor Pool #1 (South Post) 18th Street, Building 259; 703.805.3567 Outdoor Pool # 3 (North Post) Abbott Road, Building 2430; 703.806.5012 Visit for more class opportunities. Lap Swimming Available year round. Free admission for Active Duty Military while performing lap swimming. Outdoor Pools Opening for the Summer! Pool #1 / South Post June 19–July 30: 12 noon–7 pm July 4: 12 noon–4 pm July 31: 12 noon–4 pm August 1–August 23: 12 noon–6:30 pm Pool #3 / North Post June 19–August 2: 10 am–8 pm July 4: Closed July 30: 12 noon–4 pm August 2–September 7: 12 noon–6:30 pm Learn to Swim Classes available for youth and adults of all abilities. Call for class info and costs or visit


Water Aerobics Call the indoor pool for class dates and times. Upcoming Special Events / Call 703.805.2620 for details Cardboard Boat Regatta / July 24 Sign up by July 16 to participate in this hilarious event. Be ready to float or sink at 9 am at pool #1 on South Post. Pooch Plunge / August 28 Party with your pooch at South Post’s Pool #1 from 11 am–2 pm for $3 per dog. Costume contest and ice cream eating contest are just a few activities; food will be available for purchase.


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Van Noy Library 5966 12th Street, Building 1024 Telephone: 703.806.3323

Wi-Fi now available! Let us know if you cannot find what you need in our collection. The library is open to military stationed at Belvoir (including TDY) and their Family, members of armed forces and their Families, retired military and their Families, and DoD civilians. Summer Reading Program / All Summer Kids up to 18 years old can participate. 6th graders and younger can Voyage to Book Island for lots of fun prizes. Stop by the library today, pick up a reading log and learn more about the program. Rising 7th–12th graders, come in today and play our iRead game. Teen Anytime Activities / Weekly Teens can participate in Anytime Activities–there will be a different one each week. Come in to see what’s going on! Story Time / July Throughout July, join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10–11 am for story hour. After July, Story Time will resume August 31. Book Clubs / All Year Check for dates, times and book selections. Special Programs Teen Program / July 10 From 5–8 pm; please call for details.

Summer Reading Wrap Up / September 18 Join us as we recognize our summer reading stars from 2–3 pm.


Ahoy Library! / July 24 Aaaar you ready for some pirate fun? Join in crafts, activities and stories as we learn about pirates and the sea from 2–3 pm for K–4th graders.

Operational Hours/Contact Numbers Army Community Service (ACS) Bldg. 200, 9800 Belvoir Road.............703.805.4590 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) 703.805.4152 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) 703.805.5556 Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) 703.805.4152 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 703.805.2967 Employment Readiness Program(ERP) 703.805.2605/4547/3126 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 703.805.2693/4590 Financial Readiness Program (FRP) 703.805.5556 Fort Belvoir Relocation Program 703.805.3436/5058 Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) 703.805.4590 Hours: Monday–Friday; 8 am–4 pm Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Bldg. 2115.................608.669.5192 Bowling Center Bldg. 1199, Middleton Road...........................................703.805.2991 Monday–Thursday 10 am–10 pm Friday–Saturday 10 am–12 midnight Sunday 10 am–7 pm;

Strike Zone Hours:.......................................................................703.805.3483 Monday–Thursday 11 am–9:30 pm Friday–Saturday 11 am–11:30 pm Sunday 11 am–6:30 pm

Pro Shop Hours:...........................................................................703.805.3300 Sunday and Monday CLOSED Tuesday–Thursday 1–8 pm Friday 10 am–6 pm Saturday 9 am–3 pm

Child and Youth Services (CYS) Bldg. 950, Barlow Road.....703.805.9114/9116/9118 North Post Child Development Center (NPCDC) 703.806.6540 South Post Child Development Center (SPCDC) 703.806.4347 Family Child Care (FCC) 703.805.9137 School Age Services (SAS) 703.805.9100 School Liaison Office 703.805.9119 Youth Services 703.805.4515 Youth Sports and Fitness 703.805.9139 Community Center Bldg. 1200, Taylor Road...........................................703.805.3714 ITR Office Hours:........................................................................703.805.3714 Monday–Saturday 8 am–7:30 pm Sunday 8 am–5:30 pm Federal Holidays 9 am–5:30 pm The Lounge........................................................................703.805.3714/8472 Fitness Centers Specker Field House (Reservations Only)......................................703.806.3100 Wells Field House..........................................................................703.806.5093 Graves Fitness Center..................................................................703.806.5368 Monday–Friday 5:30 am–9 pm Saturday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm Federal Holidays 9 am–5 pm 38

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Operational Hours/Contact Numbers The Body Shop..................................................................................703.806.3100 Monday–Friday 5:30 am–8 pm Saturday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm Federal Holidays 9 am–5 pm Golf Bldg. 2920, Beulah Road.................................................................703.806.5878 Tee Times (Requires PIN Number)....................................................703.806.5892

Kawamura Community Center Arts and Crafts Bldg. 1462, Gunston Road..............................................703.806.4655 Automotive Shop:...............................................................................703.806.4088 Wednesday–Thursday 11 am–9 pm Friday 10 am–9 pm Saturday–Sunday 9 am–6 pm Frame Shop Hours:............................................................................703.806.4655 Monday CLOSED Tuesday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm Sunday 12 noon–6 pm General’s Store Hours:........................................................................703.806.4659 Saturday–Monday CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 am–5 pm Thursday 1–5 pm Wood Shop Hours:............................................................................703.806.4654 Monday–Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday (thru July 31) 1–5 pm (Safety class 6–8 pm) Wednesday (after Aug 1) 1–9 pm Thursday 1–9 pm Friday–Saturday 10 am–6 pm Sunday 12 noon–6 pm Lodging Bldg. 470, Gaillard Road............................................................703.704.8600 Marina Hudson Road......................................................................703.781.8282/5465 July–Sept 15: Monday–Tuesday: CLOSED; Wednesday–Sunday: 9 am–5:30 pm Sept 16–May 15: Monday–Tuesday: CLOSED; Wednesday–Sunday: 8 am–4:30 pm Officers’ Club Bldg. 20, Schulz Circle.....................................................703.780.0930 Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 778, Warren Road.........................................703.805.3081 Equipment Issue Center Hours: Monday–Friday 9 am–6 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays CLOSED Hunting and Archery Center Hours..................................................703.805.3688 Monday, Tuesday, and Federal Holidays CLOSED Wednesday–Friday 1–9 pm Saturday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm Pools Benyaurd Indoor Pool.......................................................................703.805.2620 Outdoor Pool # 1 (South Post).........................................................703.805.2853 Outdoor Pool # 3 (North Post).........................................................703.806.5013 Southside Grill ......................................................................................703.806.2095 Monday–Friday 10:30 am–2 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays CLOSED Van Noy Library Bldg. 1024, 12th Street..................................................703.806.3323


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Belvoir BUZZ Magazine - 3rd Quarter  

The Belvoir Buzz, a free publication, is published four times a year with 7,000 copies distributed around Fort Belvoir and in MWR facilities...

Belvoir BUZZ Magazine - 3rd Quarter  

The Belvoir Buzz, a free publication, is published four times a year with 7,000 copies distributed around Fort Belvoir and in MWR facilities...