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.”
Belvoir Eagle news
A new café featuring a mix of Vietnamese, Mediterranean and Mexican foods opened in December at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers safely removed and destroyed an unexploded round discovered at the Gettysburg National Military Park, Feb. 8.
The American Red Cross has honored a lifetime of service by Maj. Gen. Carl H. McNair, Jr, by dedicating the Fort Belvoir Red Cross House in his name during ceremonies, Jan 26. McNair, an Army aviator and former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama, was an ardent Red Cross supporter during his retirement, and a frequent volunteer and visitor to Fort Belvoir Events.
In an effort to support parents and caregivers, the Army has refined its parental leave guidance to align with the recent Department of Defense expanded Military Parental Leave Program. The update authorizes 12 weeks of paid paternal leave for birth parents, non-birth parents and Soldiers adopting a child or accepting a child for long-term foster care.
When you think of the U.S. military, you realize there are a lot of pins, medallions and other metal-based items that can adorn a uniform. But have you ever thought about the work that went into making those products? It's a lot of effort that the tiny team at The Institute of Heraldry on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, pulls off flawlessly.