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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Residents across the region and the nation took pause to remember the sacrifices that have been, and continue to be paid by service members around the world in defense of liberty and freedom, as Memorial Day saw somber moments and recognition of those who have died in combat.
If gas prices are a concern, or post-Covid traffic seems worse, you may be a local commuter who is re-thinking their usual way of getting to work. And, there are new options to get to and from Fort Belvoir. For a limited time, commuters can get paid for trying out a better way to commute to Belvoir.
An agreement signed between Belvoir Home Educators and the installation’s Child Youth Services has opened a door – and a gym for the installation’s homeschooled students, said Kristen Acquah, Fort Belvoir’s school liaison officer. Acquah said the agreement, set to begin in January, is a bridge between the homeschool community and CYS.
Emerging from more than two years of pandemic precautions, Fort Belvoir’s Armed Forces Wellness Center has been helping thousands stay fit and resilient, said Nicole Leth, the center’s director, on the occasion of its first anniversary May 18. While the Army maintains dozens of wellness centers, this is the first to be branded as an Armed Forces Wellness Center and treat service members from all branches, as well as military families and government civilians.
Belvoir Commissary testing delivery June 1