Strong and proud - April marks Month of the Military Child
With every spring comes the chance to recognize military children, as April is Month of the Military Child. It’s a time to honor military-connected youth for all their service, commitment and sacrifice that, ultimately, supports Service members’ missions. This year’s theme is: Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud.
“It’s important to recognize these children,” said Kristen Acquah, Fort Belvoir School Liaison Officer with DFMWR.
“Military children should certainly be celebrated,” she said. “We want them all to know their efforts and ongoing resilience is a very important part of the military family,” she said. “They are integral to our sense of community.”
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The U.S. Army Civilian Career Management Activity announced today the creation of the Housing Management Professional Certificate Program for Army civilians who manage housing on Army installations worldwide. “This program is available to all Army civilians who have the education, training and/or skills required to satisfy the requirements for the Level 1 and/or Level 2 Housing Management Certificates,” said Ms. Tamara Huston, director of the Installations Career Field. “Army housing managers directly contribute to readiness by ensuring that Soldiers and families have access to safe, quality housing. This program will ensure that we continue to have a highly-skilled workforce that is recognized as housing management experts by the people they serve and the housing industry at large.”
The U.S. Army, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), is conducting a third five-year review of fourteen environmental sites at Fort Belvoir located in Fairfax, Virginia as required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan. Selected remedies at the sites consist of source removals, Land Use Controls (LUCs) including construction and excavation restrictions, groundwater use prohibition, signage, land use constraints, and long-term management consisting of annual inspections and groundwater monitoring.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, usage and popularity is on the rise across the United States and can be found in food products and everyday household items used for personal hygiene. While CBD may be legal in most areas, the Army Criminal Investigation Division is reminding the military community that usage and possession is still illegal for Department of Defense personnel.