MilitaryInstallations Booklet for Fort Belvoir


Fast Facts

Location: Located south of Alexandria, VA in Fairfax County, Fort Belvoir serves as the headquarters for the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Defense Technical Information Center, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, agencies of the United States Department of Defense.

Fort Belvoir is home to the United States INSCOM and ARCYBER and elements of ten other Army major commands; nineteen different agencies and direct reporting units of the Department of Army; eight elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard; and twenty-six Department of Defense agencies. Also located here are the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), the U.S. Army Prime Power School, a Marine Corps detachment, a U.S. Air Force activity, U.S. Army Audit Agency, and an agency from the Department of the Treasury. Fort Belvoir homepage.

Cost of Living: Higher than the average for all major U.S. cities, 37.79%.

BRAC Status: Fort Belvoir will be well equipped to absorb the approximately 19,000 civilian and military personnel expected to be transferred, over the next 3 years. The proposed action would relocate approximately 6,409 personnel of BRAC 133 from various leased offices throughout Northern Virginia to a single location.

Base Operator: 703-545-6700 or DSN 312-227-0101


  • 2,529 active duty
  • 76 reservists
  • 6,732 civilians 

Area Population:  Alexandria: 143,885

Child Care:  Fort Belvoir has two child development centers (CDC) and School Ages Services Center on post. They offer full day care, part day preschool, hourly care and kindergarten for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Approved Family Child Care homes available. 703-805-9116 / 703-805-9114.

  • North Post Child Development Center offers full day care.
  • South Post Child Development Center offers hourly-care and full day care.
  • Markham School Age Service offers part-day preschool, before and after school care and full day care during breaks and summer.

Schools:  Children residing on Fort Belvoir will attend either Fort Belvoir Elementary School or Woodlawn Elementary (located just outside the installation) which are run by Fairfax County Schools. Walt Whitman Middle School or Mount Vernon High School, are also Fairfax County schools.

Youth Services:  The Youth Center on Fort Belvoir offers a middle school as well as a teen program for youth grades 6-12. Phone: 703-805-4515.

Army Community Service:  This is Fort Belvoir’s one stop shop for information about the installation: Employment, Welcome Packets, Volunteering, Maps of the Area, and more. ACS 703-805-4590

Housing:  Two, three, four and five bedroom homes are available in fifteen village communities. Available to military members of all ranks from all service branches assigned to Fort Belvoir and the National Capital Region. Call 703-454-9700 or visit the Housing Office website.

Employment:  The job market in the National Capital Region is very competitive. Income and education levels are high. With its wide range of businesses, the area offers a multitude of employment possibilities to new residents. Unemployment Rate 5.1%. Median household income: $65,772.

Post Services:     

  • MWR Facilities: Recreation at Fort Belvoir, VA includes arts and crafts, bowling, library, auto hobby, recreation center, golf, gym, tennis, swimming, outdoor activities, camping, and fishing. 
  • Commissaries: 1 large commissary on post, 703-781-0536
  • Exchange System has 1 large exchange, a mall, and two shoppettes, 703-806-5801.
  • Banking: Sun Trust Bank on post.

Medical Services:  Dewitt Army Community Hospital, 46 bed hospital serves approximately 90,000 eligible military beneficiaries in Northern Virginia. Clinics 703-805-0510; Information Desk 703-805-0510.

Special Installation Messages:

Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions

The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.




Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia approximately 20 miles South of Washington, D.C. The base operator's phone number is 703-545-6700.


Fort Belvoir's history is interwoven with the birth of our nation, as well as the founding of Fairfax County, Virginia.  Like most land in colonial America, the 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River that is now Fort Belvoir was part of a grant from a 17th-century English king. The land was handed down through the Culpepper family to Thomas, the sixth Lord Fairfax, who in 1734, persuaded his cousin, Col. William Fairfax, to come to Virginia and oversee the family's holdings. Col. Fairfax built his home on 2,000 acres of what is now much of South Post and named the estate Belvoir, which means "beautiful to see."

In 1912, the land was transferred to the War Department. In 1915, engineer troops from Washington Barracks, now Fort McNair, established Camp Belvoir as a rifle range and training camp. The name was changed to Camp A.A. Humphreys in 1917, when a major camp was constructed during an unusually bitter winter to train engineer replacements for World War I. The post was renamed Fort Humphreys in 1922, to indicate its permanent status, and became Fort Belvoir in 1935. For more information, visit the Fort Belvoir Homepage.


Fort Belvoir is unlike any other Army installation in the world. It has a diverse, modern-day mission of being a strategic sustaining base for America's Armed Forces. A list of organizations at Fort Belvoir reads like a "Who's Who" in the department of Defense. No other Army installation in the world can compare with our diverse, modern-day mission of providing logistical and administrative support to over 120 diverse tenant satellite organizations.

Fort Belvoir is home to several Army command headquarters, units and agencies of nine different Army major commands, 16 different agencies of the Department of the Army, eight elements of the U. S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard and nine DOD agencies. All these agencies play important roles in Fort Belvoir's global mission to provide worldwide logistical and administrative support to all the armed services.

Population Served

In addition to U.S. Army forces, the U. S. Navy construction battalion, a Marine Corps detachment, one U. S. Air Force unit, and an agency of the Department of Treasury are also located at Fort Belvoir.

Fort Belvoir also houses the headquarters for Army Material Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Technical Information Service, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Defense National Stockpile Center, and the Defense Fuel Supply Center.

Base Transportation

Currently there is no bus access from the King Street, Eisenhower Avenue and Huntington Metrorail stations to Fort Belvoir.


Military personnel in-processing to units other than the Garrison Headquarters Battalion should contact their units directly prior to arrival on post to request a sponsor. Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters Battalion can request a sponsor by calling 703-806-5659 or DSN 656-5659. Individuals who are not sure of the correct contact information may contact the Garrison Military Personnel Division for assistance at 703-805-5583, or DSN 312-655-5583.

Personnel wanting to rent a Post Office Box to forward their mail while en route should contact their local post office (not Fort Belvoir) to complete a Post Office Box Application or apply online. The application and a check for $36.00 (good for 6 months) will then be mailed to: Post Master Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.

To have mail forwarded to a general mailing address, personnel can complete an Application for General Delivery and have their mail sent in their name to General Delivery Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. This option is good for 30 days. For more information, call the Fort Belvoir post office at 703-781-7735.

Temporary Quarters

Reservations for temporary lodging are accepted up to 60 days in advance of arrival. Reservations can be made for up to 14 days of stay. If space permits, reservations can be extended up to 30 days. To make a reservation, contact Fort Belvoir Lodging at 1-800-295-9750 or 703-704-8600, personnel are available 24 hours a day. Please note that DoD civilians only when in TDY status are authorized to use the facility.

Relocation Assistance

Contact the Relocation Readiness Program as soon as you receive your PCS orders so you can obtain information about your new post, such as housing, medical services, community, installation, schools, jobs and more. The Army Community Services (ACS) Lending Closet has household items available for temporary use on a first come first serve basis. A Newcomer's Orientation is held the first Monday of every month at the Barden Education Center, Building 1017, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. If the first Monday is a holiday, the briefing will be held the following Monday. All newly arriving personnel (both military and civilian) and their families are strongly encouraged to attend. Once a month, ACS offers a Spouse Orientation in the Housing Community Centers. For more information about either orientation or the relocation program call 703-805-3436/5058.

Critical Installation Information

The area code for Fort Belvoir is 703. The installation's Hotline number is 703-805-3030 and the Information Line is 703-545-6700. DSN prefixes are: 655 for commercial numbers beginning with 805; 656 for commercial numbers beginning with 806; 654 for numbers beginning with 704; and 427 for numbers beginning with 767. The area code for Washington D.C. is 202 and for Maryland (closest to Fort Belvoir) it is 301.



Moving is a way of life for service members and their families. Resources like MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, Plan My Move and Military OneSource can help smooth that transition. But, for many newcomers, a sponsor adds that personal touch. The Sponsorship Program supports sponsors with training and access to important information and resources.

  • Sponsorship Program goals include the following:
  • Providing newcomers with a sense of belonging
  • Easing the transition for inbound service members or civilians and their family members
  • Increasing productivity
  • Helping newcomers make informed decisions
  • Cultivating new friendships
  • Improving morale

A sponsor is assigned by a newcomer's gaining unit and helps the newcomer before, during and after a move. If you haven't been assigned a sponsor, you can request a sponsor through your new unit. Units try to match sponsors and service members by rank and family status.

Sponsorship duties include the following:

  • Contacting the service member and family with an introductory email
  • Following up with the member's preferred method of contact
  • Sending information about the new community and duty assignment, responding to questions and providing resource information
  • Confirming transportation and lodging arrangements
  • Assisting with post office arrangements
  • Meeting service members and family members upon arrival
  • Accompanying service members to unit check-in point
  • Introducing service members to the Military and Family Support Center and loan closet, if available
  • Orienting service members and families to the installation and key locations, such as the commissary

Note: Responsibilities may vary based on service-specific policies and guidance.

For more information on the Sponsorship Program, contact your installation Relocation Assistance Program office or, in the Marine Corps, the Information and Referral office.

Sponsorship training

If you are already a sponsor, visit My Training Hub and log in with your Common Access Card, or CAC, to take the eSponsorship Application & Training. The course will walk you through your sponsorship duties and help you find the resources and information your newcomer is going to need.

Families can be an important part of the sponsorship process. If your family members want to learn more about sponsorship, they can access the Sponsorship Awareness for Families through My Training Hub with an email address and password. The Sponsorship Awareness for Families course includes the same resources and information as the CAC-enabled version.

Service-specific information

  • Army - Sponsorship is mandated for all soldiers in grades of E1-06, and encouraged for Army civilian employees. Sponsors will be assigned via the Army Career Tracker Sponsorship Module and must complete sponsorship training course #1B-F43(v) in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System. Soldiers who are PCSing must complete DA Form 5434 in the Army Career Tracker Sponsorship Module to provide gaining commands pertinent information required to assign a sponsor who can meet their needs.
  • Marine Corps - Gaining unit commands within the continental United States assign sponsors upon request. Overseas commands assign sponsors automatically; however, if one is not assigned, you may send a request to the gaining command using the Sample Sponsorship Request form. Contact the installation Information and Referral office for more information.
  • Navy - Command sponsor and indoctrination responsibilities begin upon receipt of permanent change of station orders and continue until the sailor has become an integral part of the new command. Commanding officers should ensure all incoming personnel receive command indoctrination training within 30 days of arrival or within three drill weekends. Local commands can get assistance with the Sponsorship Program through the Fleet and Family Support Center.
  • Air Force - Gaining unit command support staff assigns sponsors upon receipt of assignment notice. Assigned sponsors then make contact with their inbound service members. Commands and sponsors may contact the Relocation Assistance Program managers at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center for additional information or assistance.
  • National Guard Bureau - Air National Guard and Army National Guard members should follow service-specific guidance (Air Force and Army).

Youth Sponsorship Program

Even before they arrive, kids have the chance to get to meet a new friend and become acquainted with their new installation through the Youth Sponsorship Program. They can exchange emails, talk on the phone or chat online. For more information, visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and click on Youth Services and your new installation. The youth program staff at your new installation can offer more information on the Youth Sponsorship Program. Families with children may also want to visit Military Kids Connect, an online community for military children and youth. The site offers games, videos and links to teen-led installation tours.


Directions to Installation


If you are traveling by airplane, Reagan National Airport is located 12 miles from Fort Belvoir. One of the busiest airports in the country, Reagan National Airport has daily flights throughout the continental United States as well as overseas. Dulles International Airport is approximately 35 miles from Fort Belvoir.

An Amtrak station is located just six miles from Fort Belvoir's main gate.

Driving Directions

If you are driving to Fort Belvoir from the North (Washington D.C.), take Interstate 95 South. Exit the Fairfax County Parkway/Backlick Road (7100) exit 166A. Take the Fairfax County Parkway to its end at Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1). Turn left onto Route 1. At the first light, on the right, is the entrance for Tulley Gate on Fort Belvoir. This is the main entrance to the installation and is open 24/7 everyday including weekends and holidays.

If you are traveling from the South (Richmond), take I-95 North to U.S. Route 1/Richmond Highway, Exit 161 B which will be Fairfax County Parkway. Continue on the Parkway until it ends at Route 1. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 1. At the next light, Tulley Gate entrance will be on your right. (For weekends, holidays, and after-hours see the information above.)

All military personnel should report to the unit to which they are assigned upon arriving at Fort Belvoir. Once they report, they will be given two check-lists. The first is an in-processing checklist for their unit and the second is for the installation. These lists cover all of the facilities that the service member needs to visit.


Check-in Procedures

Check-in Procedures

Welcome to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, home of numerous organizations.  All in-processing Soldiers must sign in at their unit of assignment prior to in-processing at the Welcome Center. Soldiers must have a copy of DA Form 31 (Leave), assignment orders, and/or amendments. Information pertaining to DD Form 93 and SGLI will be updated at this time. Soldiers must be in Duty uniform.

The Fort Belvoir Welcome Center is located at 5981, 13th Street, Building 1155
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.  Operating hours are 0730 to 1630 Monday through Friday, closed holidays and weekends.  Services offered at the Welcome Center include In/Out Processing, Passports, Retirement Services, Mobilization/Demobilization, Finance,
and household goods.

If your arrival is at the Dulles or Ronald Reagan Airports, it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Fort Belvoir. Ensure that you save all your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.

Your tour of duty here will be filled with adventure and challenges.  Our staff will ensure that you in-processing is as expeditious as possible.  If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at (703) 806-4084/4392/0795

Inprocessing Procedures

All soldiers arriving to Fort Belvoir will report to their assigned units before inprocessing. The Fort Belvoir Human Resource Directorate (HRD), located in Building 213, provides both in and out processing. A check list must be obtained in order to begin either process.

Prior to inprocessing with HRD, Soldiers must stop at the Tricare Support Service Center in DeWitt Army Community Hospital. Soldiers must enroll themselves and their family members (if applicable) into Tricare/Health Net Federal Services before going to HRD.

For newly arrived personnel, a Newcomers' Briefing is held on the first Monday of each month at Sosa Community Center, Bldg 200, at 9:00 a.m. If the first Monday is a holiday, the briefing will be held on the following Monday. All military personnel, civilians, and their family members are encouraged to attend.

Finance Inprocessing

Finance inprocessing is done through coordination with the Soldier's unit PAC. It is important to note that the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at the local rate will not start until the Soldier signs into their gaining unit.

Married Servicemembers

If a Soldier gets married prior to PCSING, he/she must notify their commander prior to traveling to ensure proper documentation is made and procedures are followed.


Motor Vehicles

Registration and licensing requirements

State laws vary when it comes to motor vehicle insurance requirements, licensing and registration. The term vehicle generally includes automobiles, motorcycles, vans, trailers and boats regularly parked or garaged overnight. Service members and their families will want to understand their state’s laws on registration and licensing before moving to a new state. Visit the Motor Vehicle Services page for links to state-specific websites.

Motor vehicle laws

State and local laws regulate the operation of motor vehicles, and these laws can vary by location. Many states regulate the following:

  • Seatbelt use
  • Child safety seats
  • Motorcycle operation
  • The use of cellphones and other digital devices while driving

Learn more about motor vehicle laws in your state at the State Laws page.

Installation Specific Information

Use of DOD decals/vehicle registration was discontinued on Fort Belvoir and the Military District of Washington, effective 5 November 2011. Holders of DoD-issued ID cards will be able to enter post at ANY gate.

If you are an active-duty member of the military stationed in Virginia, you, your spouse and dependent children may drive with a valid driver's license issued by your home state or country. You are not required to obtain a Virginia driver's license.

While stationed in Virginia, if you purchase a vehicle, you may title and register that vehicle in your home state, or you may title and register the vehicle in Virginia. Vehicles titled and registered in your name may be driven with valid out-of-state license plates if you are the sole owner. If the vehicle is co-owned and out-of-state plates are used, all co-owners must be active duty members of the Armed Forces. If all the co-owners are not active duty members, the vehicle will need to be registered in Virginia.

When titling your vehicle in Virginia, you are required to pay a title fee and four percent motor vehicle sales and use tax that is based on the vehicle's sale price. There is a $75 minimum tax. If you hold a valid, assignable title or registration issued in your name by another state or branch of the military, you will not have to pay the motor vehicle sales and use tax. However, if you purchased the vehicle within the preceding 12 months, to be exempt in Virginia you must provide proof that the sale and use tax was paid elsewhere.

To operate your vehicle in Virginia it must be covered by the minimum insurance requirements or pay the uninsured motor vehicle fee. Virginia requires the following minimum coverage:

  • Bodily injury/death of one person $25,000
  • Bodily injury/death of two or more persons $50,000
  • Property damage $20,000

For further information please visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle website.  


Education - General Overview



All schools are accredited by the Virginia Board of Education. All high schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For continued accreditation, the Southern Association and the Virginia Board require periodic reevaluation by committees of outside educators as well as continuous school improvement based on prescribed accreditation models.

Number of Schools

Fairfax County has 141 elementary schools, 26 middle schools, and 26 high schools. Prince William County has 56 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, 11 high schools, and 5 specialty schools. For more information about these schools districts, you may visit their websites.

Children residing on Fort Belvoir will attend the Fort Belvoir Elementary School-located on post, Walt Whitman Middle School or Mount Vernon High School. Children who reside in Woodlawn Village Community will attend Woodlawn Elementary School.

Most children living off post will attend schools in either Fairfax County or Prince William County.

Bus Service

Fairfax County School Transportation Office can be reached at 703-446-2000, after business hours 703-764-2400. Prince William County School Transportation Central Office telephone is 703-791-0255, East Operations, 703-455-1240, West Operations 703-753-6398, Special Needs Operations 703-368-0176.


For information on the Fairfax County or Prince William County School Meal Programs, visit their websites.

Before and After School Programs

To be eligible for student activities within Fairfax County Schools, a student must be in good standing, have passed five subjects for credit the preceding semester, taken no fewer than five classes for credit, have a Virginia High School League physical, be an amateur and have passed the Virginia Literacy Passport Test. Activities vary by school, contact the individual school to determine what activities they offer.  Army JROTCs are located in Hayfield Secondary, Edison, West Potomac, and South Lakes High Schools; Navy in Herdon High School, and Marine Corps in Mt. Vernon High School.

Prince William County Schools offer a variety of student activities that include school choral, band and orchestra, debate and forensics, theatre and scholastic bowl, student publications, 21 varsity sports, cheerleading and dance. For more information contact the local  JROTC programs are offered in the high schools. Potomac and Osborn Park Senior High Schools offer Naval programs, and Woodbridge Senior High School offers an Army program.

Sports Programs

Football and Basketball are among some of the sports offered by Fairfax County and Prince William County school systems.

Exceptional Children Programs

Fairfax County Schools have 17 Special Education Programs. Contact the individual school for specific programs or the ACS Exceptional Family Member Program at 703-805-2967 or DSN 312-655-2967 for assistance or contact Fairfax County Public Schools Special Education Office at 571-423-4010. Prince William County Schools Special Education Office telephone is 703-791-7287.

Local Schools


Fairfax County Public School System is the largest district in Virginia and the 12th largest in the nation, with 193 schools and approximately 166,275 students. The Prince William County Public School System is the third largest school district in Virginia with 82 schools with 5 Specialty Schools and 63,109 students.

Pupil Teacher Ratio/Grading System

County Comparisons


Fairfax County

Prince William County

Staffing Ratio Grades 1-3

24.5 to 1

22.1 to 1

Staffing Ratio Grades 4-6

26.5 to 1

22.1 to 1

Staffing Ratio Grades 7-8

27.0 to 1

21 to 1

Staffing Ratio Grades 9-12

24.0 to 1

22 to 1

Grading System A



Grading System B +



Grading System B



Grading System C +



Grading System C



Grading System D +



Grading System D



Grading System F

63 and below

64 and below

Special Programs Offered



Advance Placement



Achievement Test Scores

For achievement scores, please visit the Fairfax County Schools website and the Prince William County Schools website.

Fairfax County Schools


A center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparations. Academies emphasize instruction in one or more career fields such as Engineering and Scientific Technology, Communication Arts, Health and Humans Services and International Studies and Business. Academies are located at Chantilly, Edison, and Fairfax High Schools.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

This rigorous advanced-level college preparatory program provides a comprehensive liberal arts education emphasizing analytical and writing skills with an international perspective. It is open to 11th and 12th grade students. The program is offered at Edison, Marshall, Mount Vernon, Robinson Secondary, South Lakes, and Stuart High Schools.

Advance Placement (AP) Program

AP Programs are offered in English, social studies, math, science, and foreign languages at each high school that does not offer an International Baccalaureate program. AP courses are open to enrollment to all students.

Alternative High Schools

Schools for students requiring a nontraditional setting. They have open enrollment, extended hours, and evening classes in summer.

College Partnership Program

An educational partnership involving the school system, colleges and universities, businesses, parents, and community organizations. It provides academic and motivational support for selected students. For eligibility criteria and information call 703-876-5208.

Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) -- A program for underachieving students in middle and high school. Students are prepared to meet college entrance requirements. Call 703-846-8645.

DSSSE Alternative Schools -- Alternative schools for at-risk youth who have been placed by agency representatives and who have not been successful in traditional school settings.

English as a Second Language --Provided in 151 school settings for grades 1-12.

Foreign Language Partial-Immersion Program -- Located in selected elementary and middle schools in French, Spanish, Japanese, and German. Call 703-208-7724 for information on enrollment.

Gifted and Talented -- Programs are available for kindergarten through grade 12 at each school. Call the individual school for more information.

Summer School

Offered at selected sites and includes camps and institutes, community education courses, elementary and middle school integrated learning programs, English as a second language, high school courses for new or repeat credit, special education program, and SOL remediation programs. Call 703-227-2253.

Summer Reading Lists

Every student who will be entering grades six through twelve in the fall must read at least one book over the summer. The follow-up in the fall will be determined by each school. The lists contain suggestions for reading; although students may read any other book that is approved by their parents.

Prince William County Schools

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

This rigorous advanced-level college preparatory program provides a comprehensive liberal arts education emphasizing analytical and writing skills with an international perspective. IB programs are offered at Stonewall High School, 703-325-2900, and Garfield High School 703-730-7000.

Center for Environmental and Biological Sciences offers a four-year program in applied science, mathematics, language arts and the humanities. The center is located at Osborn Park, 703-365-6500.

Center for Mathematics and Physical Sciences. An accelerated method of study offered through the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, emphasizes mathematics and physical sciences. Located at Potomac Senior High School, 703-441-4200.

Center for International Studies and Languages located at Hylton Senior High School. A four year program in humanities, mathematics and sciences. 703-580-4000.

Gifted and Talented Programs

Gifted education services are available to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Five elementary gifted education centers have been established in Prince William County. Students involved in a school-based program receive services within that school. Middle school students receive appropriate instruction in each of the middle schools. Students in ninth through twelfth grade are provided with advanced classes and a bi-weekly seminar program. Students can apply to attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in the eighth grade. For more information on the Gifted program contact 703- 791-7400.

Alternative High School

Services for students who are experiencing academic and or behavioral difficulties are offered at Pennington High School, 703-369-6644.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Classes are available to students in grades one through 12 for whom English is not the primary language and whose English is not adequate to function successfully in the regular subject area.

Driver Education is offered on a tuition basis. Students may take the full program, consisting of in-car instruction and classroom instruction, or a partial program of either in-car instruction only or classroom instruction only.

Summer School

A variety of educational experiences for elementary, middle school, and high school students, grades K-12 are available. Course offerings are contingent upon student enrollment, teacher availability, and funding. High school courses are available to make up courses failed, take new credits or enrich study in various areas. Shuttle transportation will be provided from each of the county's high schools.

Private Schools

For a listing of private schools in Fairfax County, please click here.


For information about homeschooling in Virginia, please click here.

Adult Education

Fort Belvoir Barden Education Center provides opportunities for adult continuing education. See the Education College/Technical Training topic for more information.


Education - Local Schools

How do I choose a school?

Choosing the right school for children is a priority for many military families. Finding the right educational setting for each child requires a careful examination of the available options, whether you live on and off the installation. "Choosing a School for Your Child," a publication from the U.S. Department of Education, offers checklists and questions to assist parents in making the right choices.

How do I find out about schools near my new duty station?

Several quality online tools are available. Military OneSource is a free service offered by the Department of Defense to service members and their families to help with a broad range of concerns including education, parenting and child care, relocation and the concerns of families with special-needs members. An educational consultation with a specialty consultant is available, free of charge, and can help you address specific educational needs and goals.

How can I help plan for a successful transition?

Parents often want to know about the availability of extracurricular activities and sports, or the availability of advanced classes for their children. While there are other sources that can provide some information on these topics, it is usually best to get this information by contacting the schools directly.


Education - Local Schools/Overseas

Moving from one installation to another in the United States can be challenging enough; but moving with your family overseas can be even more complex. One of the most important challenges can be summed up in one question: "Where will my children go to school?"

Where do I start?

Start with MilitaryINSTALLATIONS to learn more about your new installation. In particular, read the installation's education article. All overseas installations dedicate a portion of the education article to discussing the education options available in the local community, as well as the Department of Defense schools on the installation, if available. Most overseas installations with accompanied family members have one or more Department of Defense school.

What is the difference between a Department of Defense school and an international or national school?

The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, operates schools in 11 foreign countries, Guam and Puerto Rico. All DoDEA schools are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies and maintain high academic standards with well-rounded educational programs. Visit the DoDEA website for more detailed information.

The DoDEA's student preregistration system helps streamline the registration process and allows school officials to better predict school enrollment, make more informed decisions regarding teacher and staff requirements, and prepare for special services and supplies. Parents can preregister their children by visiting the DoDEA Online Student Pre-Registration site.

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Overseas Schools works to promote quality educational opportunities for families of American citizens overseas. If a Department of Defense school is not available, visit this site to learn more about the schools in your new area.

In general, international schools are English-language schools at overseas locations. National schools are schools where courses are taught in the native language. The curriculum and grading system of an international school tends to be similar to the traditional American education system. This may be an important consideration if your family will be returning to the U.S. before a child graduates from high school.

Where can I find a list of international schools in the country where my family is moving?

You can find a directory of overseas schools on the U.S. Department of State's Schools Worldwide page. The listing includes schools that receive assistance from the U.S. Department of State, as well as other international, private, religious and public schools.

How do I decide what school is best for my child?

Although you may not have as many choices as you had in the United States, the process for choosing a school for your child is the same. You can begin by making a list of possible schools. Next, you'll want to find out more information about each school. Talk to the relocation personnel at the Military and Family Support Center and with your sponsor, who may be able to put you in touch with other families with children around the same ages as yours. You may also want to contact the school and ask for references.

Once you have narrowed down your options, you may decide you want to schedule an interview with the school or schools. Here are some considerations you may want to discuss:

  • Curriculum
  • Grading system
  • Tuition
  • Accreditations
  • Teachers and other staff
  • Meals
  • Extracurricular programs
  • Transportation
  • Schedule
  • Before- and after-school programs

Now that I have chosen a school, how do I successfully transition my child?

Start planning for a successful school transition as soon as you learn about your move. The more your child knows about what to expect, the more confident your child will feel on the first day of school. Allow your child to be a part of the decision-making process, if appropriate, and take your child's opinions into account.


Education - Training (College/Technical)

Education Center

Barden Education Center is located in Building 1017 on Fort Belvoir, and is open Monday thru Friday, 0700 to 1600.  Barden Education Center provides adult education opportunities to Military, Adult Family Members, Retirees and Department of Defense Civilians.  Services include Educational Counseling, Testing, Functional Army Skills Training (FAST), Multi-Use Learning Facility (MLF,) Facility Space Management and On-post undergraduate and graduate college programs.

The following schools offer on post programs at Barden Education Center.


Northern Virginia Community College      703-360-8524

Park University                                     703-781-8456

University of Maryland Univ. College       703-805-0059

Central Michigan University                    703-360-5336

Webster University                                703-781-7942

Old Dominion University                         703-781-8203

Education Related Links:

Process Tuition Assistance: www.GoArmyEd.Com

VA Benefits:



The Van Noy Library is located in Building 1024, 5966 12th St (near 12th and Belvoir Rd), Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. The telephone number is (703) 806-3323.

Operating Hours:

Sun - Mon: Closed
Tue - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Federal Holidays*

The library is open to Military stationed at Fort Belvoir (including TDY) and your family, members of armed forces and their families residing in the area, retired military and their families living in the area, and DoD civilians working/living in the area. Present the appropriate ID, register, and you can begin borrowing immediately.

Book Clubs

The Van Noy Library has Book Clubs of various age ranges and subject matter that meet regularly to discuss the chosen books.

Current Reference

The most current and most used reference materials. A Reference Librarian is on hand to assist with research projects, offer instruction in using online resources, and to help locate needed information.

Children's Library

In the Children's Library (on the 1st floor), parents and children can can find books, participate in summer reading programs and activities, attend story-hours, use a computer together, or ask staff about great books to read.

Young Adult Collection

The YA collection has a new home near the circulation desk. It is continuously growing with fiction, non-fiction and reference books. You will also find audio books and some graphic novels.

Audio/Visual Collections

DVD's: adventure, classics, foreign language, documentaries, instructional, children's, performance and award winning films. You'll find it all here.

Audio Books, or "talking books", of current fiction, classics, non-fiction and biographies are available.


Circulating fiction and non-fiction books are on the 1st floor. We are currently in process of updating the collection to be able to offer you the latest and greatest.

Reference Department

Non-circulating reference books on a variety of subjects are available for research. Online databases are available here on this webpage, look on the right side of the page.


Magazines, newspapers, Consumer Reports, used car price guides, and related materials may not be checked out but are available for leisure reading or research.

Military History

A collection of circulating books, biographies, and non-circulating reference materials on military history are in the Military History Room. History books are also located on the 1st floor in the non-fiction section.


Housing - Overview

Housing Services Office

The Housing Services Office (HSO) is a branch of The Fort Belvoir Residential Communities Liaison Office. The HSO is located at 9851 Harding Place Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Phone 703-805-3019/3018 Fax 703-805-3061.

The overall goal of the Housing Services Office is to implement and maintain a high quality worldwide resource for relocation services that is innovative, comprehensive and the first choice of information and support when Soldiers and families relocate. These services include but are not limited to; home buying and selling support, rental property listings, temporary housing listings, off-post quality housing inspections, in and out-processing, permissive temporary duty (PTDY) stamp, lease review, landlord and tenant mediation, and advocacy.

Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, VA. However, military families may live in surrounding counties including Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, Prince George's, Frederick, Montgomery and Stafford counties.

Temporary Lodging

Reservations for TDY and PCS personnel are accepted 24 hours a day up to 6 months in advance of arrival. PCS reservations are made for up to 14 days initially, with the possibility of extending to 30 days if space allows. Unofficial guests may call for reservations 7 days prior to arrival, and if space is available, a reservation can be made for 5 nights at a time. DoD Civilians can use the facility if traveling on TDY orders or if their PCS move is to Fort Belvoir from an OCONUS location or from Fort Belvoir to an OCONUS location. Pets (dogs & cats ONLY) may stay in lodging facilities provided a pet room is available. Nightly pet fees as well as a non-refundable cleaning fee will be imposed on all guests with pets. Lodging reservations can be made by calling (703) 704-8600 or 1-800-295-9750.

On-Post Housing

The Villages at Belvoir's mission is to provide family housing to military families assigned to Fort Belvoir and within the Greater Washinton D.C. Metropolitan Area, who apply for and are eligible for housing on the installation.

The Villages at Belvoir is comprised of new, historic, and traditional housing in 15 distinct villages. Nestled among the tall evergreens and mature trees along the Potomac River, the family communities exhibit the riverside personality and rich history of Fort Belvoir.

As a resident of The Villages at Belvoir, you have access to five state-of-the-art Community Centers that offer you free Internet access copying and faxing services, along with free meeting and party facilities. The community offers residents free use of a community pool along with two fitness centers, picnic pavilions, basketball and volleyball courts, green spaces, a dog park, fitness trails, and playgrounds that are present throughout the Villages.  You will also enjoy the family events, such as barbecues and movie nights, held throughout the year.

Living on-post affords quality of life with gyms, pools, a marina, golf course, field house, and skate park all close to home and work. Walk to the Village Commons, the first ever mixed-use development on an Army post, to enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or shop at one of the retail shops.

Two, three, four and five bedroom homes are available. All homes offer electric washer/dryer connections, dishwashers, refrigerators, and high-speed Internet connection. New and renovated homes are ENERGY STAR certified and boast at least three bedrooms and two full baths, nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, 42" cabinets, Corian countertops and ceiling fans.

For more information, please contact the Family Housing Welcome Center at 5994 12th Street Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Phone 703-619-3877/1-888-740-9851 Fax 703-619-3878. Website: Email:

Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (Troop Housing)

Currently all personnel authorized BAQ at the without dependent rate in the Pay Grade of E5 and below are required to live in the Barracks.

McRee Barracks is Fort Belvoir's Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Facility. It consists of 6 buildings with 404 rooms and seven laundry/day rooms. Located on the North Post, it is convenient to the Dining Facility, PX and Concessions, Woods Theater, Fitness Centers, Swimming Pools and the Post Chapel.

New arrivals using this service must report to the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing office located in building 2105A by 9:00 a.m. on the next duty day.

For questions please call (703) 806-5386/5022.


Housing - Temporary

Temporary Lodging Facility

Reservations/Eligibility and Pets

Temporary Duty (TDY): All DOD personnel may obtain a reservation 6 months in advance. Length of stay is based on official orders as long as space is available. No pets allowed.

Military personnel on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may initially obtain a reservation 6 months in advance for up to 30 days. Pets (dogs, cats, fish and small birds) are permitted only in designated rooms, 2 pet maximum. A $140.00 non-refundable cleaning fee will be charged to the guest in addition to a $5.00 daily fee per pet.

DOD Civilians may stay if traveling on official PCS orders, however reservations may only be booked five nights at a time for a maximum of 30 days (if space is available). No pets allowed.

All military personnel (active and retired) and only DOD Civilians traveling on official PCS orders are eligible to stay as space available/unofficial travelers.

Space Available/Unofficial Travel: Call 30 days prior to arrival. If space is available, you may book up to five nights at a time. No pets allowed.

**A list of area kennels may be obtained from the front desk at Lodging or Army Community Service (ACS).


Please call for rates. 


Housing - Government


Family Housing


Two, three, four and five bedroom homes are available. Fifteen village communities - new construction, traditional housing, and historic homes - are conveniently located on Fort Belvoir. Visit The Villages at Belvoir websit at for examples of types of housing available and floor plans.

Six neighborhood offices serve the military families living on-post. Each office provides full-service property management to its neighborhood. The teams are there to assist you on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with all matters pertaining to your housing needs. Maintenance services include 24 hour emergency availability and landscaping for each home. For information about waiting times, waiting lists or advance applications please contact the Family Housing Welcome Center at 1.888.740.9851 or 703.619.3877.

Eligibility and Application

Fort Belvoir homes are available to all military families assigned to  the Military District of Washinton D.C. Please contact the Family Housing Welcome Center for more information.

Housing Services Office

All military members with families are required by Department of the Army to report to the Housing Services Office as part of in-processing. The office is located at 9851 Harding Place, Building 258 and the hours of operation are from 7a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone number is: 703.805.3019.

Residential Community Liaison Office (RCLO)

Fort Belvoir housing is privatized under the Army's Residential Communities Initiative program. The program's goal is to improve quality of life for military families by offering safe, affordable, and attractive residential communities. The intent of the program is to provide military families the same quality of life in housing as the civilians they defend. While Fort Belvoir Residential Communities (FBRC) is the owner, various private partners handle all of the day-to-day construction and operations activities.

As the Army's liaison to FBRC partnership, the RCLO mission is to represent the interests of the residents in family housing and installation staff at Fort Belvoir. In general, and under normal conditions, residents will interact routinely with the property manager for normal, day-to-day items related to family housing. However, from time to time, the residents may have a need to contact the RCLO to share their opinions about family housing or discuss other issues that may arise. The RCLO acts as a mediator between the residents and the property management team on any unresolved issues or concerns.

Mobile Homes

Although there are mobile home parks in the area, there are few vacancies and a waiting list of one to two years is common. It is advisable not to ship your mobile home until you can confirm of a suitable parking site.

Single Service Member Housing


McRee Barracks is Fort Belvoir’s Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Facility. It consists of 6 buildings with 404 rooms and seven laundry/day rooms. Located on the North Post, it is convenient to the Dining Facility, PX and Concessions, Woods Theater, Fitness Centers, Swimming Pools and the Post Chapel.


Single Soldiers E-5 and below are required to live in the barracks. Depending on availability, Fort Belvoir homes maybe available to single soldiers E6 and above, and all ranks of geographical bachelors from all service branches assigned to Fort Belvoir and the National Capital Region. Please contact the Family Housing Welcome Center at 1.888.740.9851 or 703.619.3877 for information.

Application Procedures

Arriving personnel should first process in to their Unit and the Welcome Center in Building 213, 20th Street before reporting to the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Office located in building 2105A, 9001 Gunston Road.

Unaccompanied personnel arriving after duty hours and on the weekend can report to the Military Police station located on Abbot Road for a temporary room. New arrivals using this service must report to the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing office located in building 2105A by 0900 on the next duty day.


Household Goods - Overview

Arranging Household Goods Shipments

As soon as you are alerted to your upcoming permanent change of station move, you can start getting your house and family ready. Clean up and get rid of junk. Hold a yard sale or donate serviceable items you no longer need. Gather important family records.

If you are moving overseas, begin to plan what items will go in unaccompanied baggage, in your household goods shipment and in permanent storage. Remember, in overseas areas, the electric current may be different and houses are generally much smaller than those in the United States. These are good questions to ask your sponsor.

Household Goods Shipping Process

The Defense Personal Property System is the online system you will use to manage your household goods shipment. For how-to guides to assist with your application go to


Moving with your pet includes researching airline requirements and quarantine restriction laws in your new location. Many airlines have requirements for size, weight, breed, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and seasonal limitations. Small pets may be shipped on military flights, but availability and regulations are always changing. Search for more general information on shipping pets.

Many international locations have strict importation laws, including extended quarantines and restrictions on breeds or types of animals. Carefully research these rules as they could impact your moving schedule. You may also find some locations in the United States that have restrictions on certain animals and breeds. Review your new installation's "Shipping Pets" in MilitaryINSTALLATIONS for details.

"It's Your Move"

Review the U.S. Transportation Command booklet, "It's Your Move," for detailed information on weight allowances, the household goods shipping process, storage, automobile shipments, claims processes and the customer satisfaction survey.

Installation Specific Information


Household Goods - Shipping Pets


It is a good idea to make advanced reservations for pet boarding as soon as you know your arrival date. This is an area where your sponsor can be of assistance. If you will be staying in temporary lodging, please remember that the Fort Belvoir Lodging does not accept pets of any kind. Also, many local hotels require an extra deposit if you are staying with a pet.

There are many pet kennels in this area, however, the following kennels are those closest to Fort Belvoir. To obtain a more exhaustive list, please consult the Northern Virginia Yellow Pages. 

  • Royal Pet Shop and Kennel 703-354-7222
  • Woodlawn Kennels 703-360-6161
  • Springfield Animal Hospital 703-451-1995
  • Saratoga Animal Hospital 703-455-1188
  • Montrose Pet Hotel 703-425-5000


The cost to board a cat ranges from $10-20/day. To board a dog, the cost can be $15-28/day. For pets other than cats and dogs, please contact the kennel to determine if they will accept your pet.


Once you have decided that an animal is going to be your traveling companion, plan for your pet's trip in the same way you plan your own. Make sure your pet is healthy and strong enough to travel. Think about the changes your pet will face in its new home. Is there enough space for exercising? How does your pet adjust to new people or strange places? If you are flying with your pet, make sure the crate has a label with the pet's name, your name, address, phone number, and the destination address. You will also want to ensure the cage has any special instructions. Also, make sure your pet has proper identification tags. The information should include your pet's name, your name, address and phone number.


Fairfax County

Dogs over four months old must be licensed annually and vaccinated against rabies. Dog licenses will be sold only upon presentation of a certificate that the dog has been inoculated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian. Dog licenses cost $5.00 per year for spayed/neutered animals and $10.00 for fertile animals. To obtain a $5.00 license, certification must be provided that the animal has been spayed/neutered by a veterinarian or is infertile. All dogs must have a license tag securely attached to a collar and worn whenever the dog is off the owner's property.

Cats over four months old must be inoculated against rabies but are not required to be licensed. Licensing of cats is not required; however, the wearing of an identification tag on a safety collar is recommended.

Prince William County

All dogs four months of age or older must be licensed each year by January 31st. The fee is $5.00 per dog. A current rabies vaccination certificate must be shown for each dog to be licensed. Persons moving into the County must comply with the license requirements at that time.

Cats four months of age or older must have a current rabies vaccination.


There is no quarantine for pets arriving from overseas locations as long as the owner provides a valid veterinarian's certificate that states the pet has no diseases and current rabies inoculations.

Fort Belvoir Veterinary Clinic

All animals are seen by appointment only. Clients may call for an appointment. Routine services include vaccinations of dogs and cats, heartworm testing, feline leukemia virus testing, and health certification. There is a small service charge added to the total cost of every cash transaction as required by the Treasury Department.

The Veterinary Clinic also runs a stray/homeless facility. Stop by and check the photo board located in the waiting area.


Special Needs

The Exceptional Family Member Program

When you're moving, your to-do list can seem long enough to fill a packing box. But if your family has special medical or educational needs, help is available before, during and after your move. Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program provides military families with special needs consideration during the assignment process and access to support services to help navigate the medical and educational system.

The Exceptional Family Member Program has three components:

  • Identification and enrollment of a family member with special medical or educational needs
  • Assignment coordination to determine the availability of services at the projected duty station
  • Support to help families identify and access programs and services

Who should enroll in the program?

Family members with special medical or educational needs should enroll in the EFMP including spouses, children and dependent adults who:

  • Require special medical services for a chronic condition such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  • Receive ongoing services from a medical specialist
  • Have significant behavioral health concerns
  • Receive early intervention or special education services through an individualized education program or individualized family service plan

Why enroll in the program?

Enrollment in the EFMP ensures that family members' documented medical and educational needs receive consideration during the assignment coordination process. Through the EFMP family support office, families can receive assistance with navigating military and community support systems.

How do families enroll in the program?

Families can enroll by obtaining paperwork from the EFMP medical point of contact at their local military treatment facility, or, in the Marine Corps, from Marine Corps Community Services. The forms for enrollment are:

  • Department of Defense Form 2792, "Family Member Medical Summary." The service member, spouse or adult family member completes the first page to document medical needs. The family member's physician or other qualified medical professional completes the rest and includes the diagnosis, frequency of care, medication and any special accommodations the family member requires.
  • Department of Defense Form 2792-1, "Special Education/Early Intervention Summary." The sponsor, parent or legal guardian completes items one through seven of the first page to document educational needs. School or early intervention program personnel complete the remainder of the form, which includes the child's educational diagnosis. A copy of the individualized education program or individual family service plan pairs with the form.

What is assignment coordination?

The military mission is the driving force behind the assignment process, but enrollment in the EFMP ensures that family members' documented needs are considered in the process. Assignment coordination occurs when the personnel command requests that Department of Defense medical or educational professionals review a family member's documented needs to determine availability of services at a projected location. Assignment coordination is important because access to appropriate medical and educational services may be limited in some areas, especially in overseas and remote locations.

What is family support?

The EFMP family support function helps families identify and access programs and services. Family support includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Information and referral for military and community services
  • Warm handoffs to the EFMP at the next location
  • Nonclinical case management

What is the role of the family support provider?

The role of the family support provider includes:

  • Helping families on the path to empowerment by providing information and referral services, non-medical case management, education and other supports
  • Helping relocating families pinpoint and navigate formal programs and services and informal supports
  • Bridging gaps in programs, services and support by informing families on what is available, and how to apply for benefits and entitlements

How do families access family support?

Access the EFMP family support by visiting or calling your local installation Military and Family Support Center or by contacting Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 and asking for a referral to a special needs consultant.

How can families help ease the transition to a new school system following a move?

In addition to the support available from the installation Military and Family Support Centers and Military OneSource consultants, MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides some suggestions for making the transition easier as your child enters a new school system following a move to a new duty station. The article, "Preparing for Your Move," provides tips for what to do prior to and after your move to help create a smooth transfer between schools.

Additionally, military families can learn about the Education Directory for Children with Special Needs for information on special-needs issues and listings of national and local resources for early intervention (for infants and toddlers) and special education (for school-age children) services.


Special Needs - EFMP Enrollment

Military families often relocate every two or three years. Below are suggestions for making the transition easier as your child enters a new school system following your family's move to a new duty station in the states or a Department of Defense Education Activity school overseas.

Relocating: things to remember

At least 30 days prior to your move:

  • Notify the school or early intervention agency of your impending move and request a copy of your child's educational records.
  • Obtain your child's most recent transcripts, grade reports and all pertinent medical records, including inoculation records, prescriptions and dosages.
  • Contact the new school district or early intervention agency for specific information about programs on or near the installation where you will be living. Use the State, School District and Installation Information sections of the Education Directory for Children with Special Needs to identify the districts in your new location and find information about early intervention agencies. The directory provides helpful tools to assist families with infants and toddlers and school-age children transitioning to a new educational program.

If your child has special needs and is receiving early intervention or special education services, request a copy of the following information:

  • Latest individualized education program or individualized family service plan, including the most recent progress report
  • Your child's most recent eligibility determination report for special education services, including early intervention
  • The names of textbooks or other materials that have been effective for your child
  • Adaptive equipment and assistive technology such as communication devices or modified key boards that your child uses in school

As you leave your duty station, you should:

  • Hand carry a copy of your child's inoculation records and the information you collected about your child's educational program.
  • Take any special equipment, medication refills and supplies (for example, hearing aid batteries) that your child may need in the next two months.
  • Keep contact information for your child's current teacher or early intervention specialist in case there are questions at your new school or early intervention agency.
  • Provide the staff at your child's current school with the contact information for the special education staff at your child's new school to speed the transfer of your child's information.

When you arrive at your new duty station, you should:

  • Take the hand-carried educational information, including immunization records, with you to enroll your child in the local school.
  • Notify the new school that your child has special needs. Sign appropriate releases so the new school can request official copies of your child's records.
  • Request copies of any publications about the school's special education services.

It is easier for the receiving school to start the appropriate special education or early intervention services for your child when you hand-carry important information about your child. The current individualized education program will be recognized by the school's special education committee and interim services can be provided within days. Each state has different policies or procedures that guide its special education and early intervention programs. Do not expect to use the same forms and procedures that were used at your previous location. You should expect that every effort will be made to meet your child's needs.


Special Needs - EFMP Family Support


The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs was developed to support military families who have children (birth through 21) with special educational needs. Military families can consult the directory for information on special-needs issues and listings of national and local resources for early intervention (for infants and toddlers) and special education (for school-age children) services.


The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs is a valuable resource for military families. The directory:

  • helps families identify the early intervention agencies and public school districts located near the installation prior to moving
  • allows users to make more informed decisions and more easily navigate local early intervention and special education systems
  • includes information on a range of disabilities affecting school-age children and on early intervention service providers and resources for infants and toddlers
  • provides practical suggestions (Tools for a Smooth Transition) for relocating families


Special Needs - Health Care

Military treatment facilities

The clinics and services available at military treatment facilities vary by location. Before you move, identify the military treatment facility that will serve you, visit its website to learn about the services available and get contact information.

Moving to a new TRICARE region

If you anticipate a move to another TRICARE region, work with your local TRICARE service center or case manager before your move to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. On arrival at the new duty location, you or your sponsor should contact the beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinator or the TRICARE service center to ensure the transition plans are in place and to obtain authorizations for TRICARE Extended Care Health Option services, if applicable.

Beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinator

All TRICARE regional offices and most military treatment facilities are staffed with beneficiary counseling and assistance coordinators. They provide information, guidance and assistance on benefit options, TRICARE Prime enrollment, special authorizations, status of claims, eligibility and assistance with referrals and appointments. If you or your family member has more severe needs, contact your TRICARE case manager.

Case management

Case management involves a team of health care professionals who help you and your family find solutions to complex health problems. It is important to inform your case manager if you are moving as he or she will connect you with the case manager at your new location.

Extended Care Health Option

The Extended Care Health Option provides financial assistance to beneficiaries of active-duty service members who qualify based on specific mental or physical disabilities. The Extended Care Health Option offers an integrated set of services and supplies beyond the basic TRICARE program. Regional contractors in each of the TRICARE regions and overseas administer the program.

Transporting medical equipment

Contact your installation’s household goods/transportation office for information on special procedures for the transportation of medical equipment.

Federal and state health care programs

Medicaid provides health coverage for individuals and families with low incomes or have a disability. The department of social services or the department of medical assistance may administer the Medicaid program in your state. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a cash assistance program intended to meet basic needs for disabled adults and children who have limited resources. Families must reapply after moving to a new state.

Many states offer services for children with special health care needs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, or Title V. State departments of health websites and local health departments can provide information on state health benefits. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau website has more information, including state points of contact.

Other important resources

TRICARE debt collection assistance officers assigned to regional offices and military treatment facilities worldwide can help beneficiaries understand and get assistance with debt collection issues related to TRICARE.

Installation Specific Information

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a Department of the Army program which assists family members with special needs. An exceptional family member is any family member who has an illness or a disability that limits daily functions and requires ongoing educational or health related services.

The EFMP office at Army Community Service (ACS), Building 200, can assist with information on resources available, support programs offered, and a large lending library. ACS EFMP offers support groups, family arts and crafts and respite care. For more information, call 703-805-2967, 703-805-5435, 703-805-4590 or DSN 312-655-2967, 312-655-5435, 312-655-4590.


Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program must be done through the EFMP office located in the basement of DeWitt Army Community Hospital. Updates are required every 3 years or as the condition changes and must be done through the medical EFMP office at 703-805-5453 or DSN 312-655-5435.


Education - Special Education/EIS

Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Children from birth to 3 years of age

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires all states and territories to provide early intervention services to children from birth to 3 years of age who have or are at risk for having developmental delays. Local school districts or health departments often provide these early intervention services. The program is called by different names in different areas, but it is often called Part C (because Part C is the section of the law that pertains to early intervention). The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center provides a list of state Part C directors and funded programs on their website. Also, Military OneSource can assist you in identifying early intervention programs in your area.

When moving, you should hand carry copies of your child's individual family service plan and the most current evaluation reports to your new home to ensure they are not lost.

Children between 3 and 21 years of age

The IDEA requires all states and territories provide special education services to eligible children between the ages of 3 and 21. Each local school district has a special education director, and each school should have an individualized education program team or school-based committee that attends to students with special education needs.

The IDEA requires that if a child transfers to a different district in the same state, the receiving school must provide comparable services until the new school develops and implements a new individualized education program. If a child transfers to another state, the receiving district must provide comparable services until the receiving district completes an evaluation and creates a new individualized education program.

If you are moving and your child receives special education and related services, you should hand carry all pertinent school and medical documents, including the individualized education program and current evaluation reports. Hand carrying these documents ensures that they are not lost and allows the new school district to begin the process as soon as you move.

Other resources

Parent Training and Information Centers serve families and adults with special needs from birth to age 26. They assist families in getting appropriate education and services for their children, work to improve education services for all children, train and inform parents and professionals, resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies, and connect those with disabilities to community resources. Find out more at the Center for Parent Information and Resources website.

Installation Specific Information

Special Education and related services are offered in the public schools. Students are referred by the Child Study Committee for evaluation. If the committee determines that the student has a disability and requires special education and related services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed to provide free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment.

Contact Information

Fairfax County Schools have 17 Special Education Programs. Contact the individual school for specific programs or the ACS Exceptional Family Member Program at 703-805-2967,for assistance.

Fairfax County Public Schools special education 703-204-3941

Prince William County Schools special education 703-791-7287


Health Care - Overview

Moving with TRICARE

When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option.

Please note:

  • You and your family members have to show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS.
  • For TRICARE plan information, visit the TRICARE Plan Information Kits page.
  • Regional and overseas contractor information is available on TRICARE's Contact Us page.
  • Print out the TRICARE contact wallet card and keep it with you.
  • Always keep personal contact information current in DEERS, especially your address and email.

Prime options

Prime options in the United States

If you live in a Prime Service Area, then TRICARE Prime is an option for you. A Prime Service Area is usually within a 40-mile area of a military clinic or hospital. With Prime, you have a primary care manager, who may be a military or civilian doctor or a team of doctors, who manages your health care needs.

Some active-duty family members may enroll in the U.S. Family Health Plan, or USFHP. The USFHP offers a TRICARE Prime-like option in six areas of the United States. You'll get all care (including prescription drug coverage) from a network provider. With the USFHP, you can't get care at military hospitals and clinics or from TRICARE network providers (emergency exceptions). You have to work with USFHP when get care overseas. Visit the U.S. Family Health Plan page for more information.

If you don't live in a Prime Service Area, TRICARE Prime Remote is your other option. Eligible family members have to live with their active-duty sponsor (with some exceptions) to enroll in TRICARE Prime Remote. In most cases, your primary care manager is a network provider. If there's no local network provider, you can choose any TRICARE-authorized provider to act as your primary care manager.

Prime options overseas (including U.S. territories)

In overseas locations, you have two options for care:

  • TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime is for active-duty service members assigned overseas. Units are near military clinics and hospitals. To enroll in in the program, family members must be command-sponsored. Your primary care manager is a military provider or team of providers.
  • TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime Remote is available in certain remote overseas locations. It's for assigned active-duty service members and their command-sponsored family members. Your primary care manager is the overseas contractor who you contact through regional and country specific call centers.

Note: Active-duty service members must enroll in a Prime option.

When you know you're going to move, call your current TRICARE stateside overseas contractor. Find out if your new location is in a new region and talk about your TRICARE options.

Transferring your TRICARE Prime/Prime Remote coverage

When you move, your Prime options may change. You have to transfer your enrollment if you move to a different region. Some family members may have to disenroll and use TRICARE Standard. Options may vary for each family member. Remember, to enroll in a Prime option overseas, family members must be command-sponsored.

If you move within your current region, you still need to find out if your Prime option changes. You may only need to get a new primary care manager. Again, call your current TRICARE regional or USFHP contractor to talk about your move and your TRICARE options. Follow these steps to transfer your enrollment by phone:

  • Call your current TRICARE regional or USFHP contractor to transfer your enrollment or get a new primary care manager. The contractor will ask about you, your family, where you're moving to and the estimated date you'll get to your new duty station. Your current contractor then shares your information with your new contractor. If you only need a new primary care manager, they will work with you to make that happen. Your new contractor will call you within five business days of your expected arrival date to discuss your Prime enrollment and primary care manager options. Your enrollment transfer will be the day your new contractor calls and you agree to the transfer. It may take up to four business days to record your transfer. You will still have Prime coverage with your old region until the transfer is complete.
  • Update your address in DEERS as soon as you get to your new location, even if you're in temporary housing.
  • Log into milConnect to check on your enrollment. You can see who your primary care manager is and print out an enrollment card.

Note: Don't disenroll from Prime before you move.

Other ways to transfer your enrollment include:

  • Transfer your enrollment online using TRICARE's Beneficiary Web Enrollment Tool. The Beneficiary Web Enrollment Tool will be available in 2016 for those moving stateside from an overseas location. In the Beneficiary Web Enrollment Tool, you can set a date up to 90 days in the future as your enrollment transfer date.
  • Call your new contractor when you arrive in your new duty location. They can transfer your enrollment over the phone.
  • Download an enrollment form and mail it to the regional contractor for your new region. Remember to note the date you want the transfer to go into effect. Enrollment information for the USFHP is available on the U.S. Family Health Plan page.
  • Enroll when you in-process at your new duty location.

To learn more, visit the TRICARE Moving page.

TRICARE Standard and Extra

TRICARE Standard and Extra is an option for active-duty family members. You don't have to enroll—coverage is automatic as long as you show as TRICARE eligible in DEERS. With TRICARE Standard or Extra you can see any TRICARE-authorized provider, non-network or network. You pay a deductible and costs shares.

  • If you visit a non-network provider, you're use the Standard option. You may have to pay in full up front and file a claim for reimbursement.
  • If you visit a network provider, you're using the Extra option. You only need to pay your cost share at your appointment.

If you're a family member and don't want to enroll in TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime, or can't enroll because you're not command-sponsored, you have TRICARE Overseas Program-Standard. You can see any civilian provider (except in the Philippines).
If you want or have to use TRICARE Standard when you move, call the new regional contractor to disenroll from Prime when you get to your new location.

If you already using TRICARE Standard and Extra:

If you're in a new region, the claims address changes. Check the TRICARE Filing Claims page for your new mailing address.


TRICARE For Life is for those who have Medicare and TRICARE. You don't have to enroll - coverage is automatic as long as you show in DEERS as TRICARE-eligible and have Medicare Part A and Part B if needed. When you go to a Medicare doctor, show your Medicare and uniformed service identification cards. Your provider files your claims with Medicare. Medicare pays first and sends the claim to the TRICARE For Life claims processor. TRICARE then pays second for TRICARE-covered services.

If you're an active-duty family member, you don't have to have Medicare Part B to keep your TRICARE benefits. You must have Part B to keep TRICARE once your sponsor retires.

When you move, update your personal information in DEERS as soon as possible. To find a new provider:

  • If you are within the United States or in U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa or the U.S. Virgin Islands), you can search the Medicare Provider Directory or call 800-633-4227 to find a Medicare-certified provider. Visit the Medicare website or the TRICARE For Life website to learn more.
  • If you are at an overseas location, TRICARE For Life works a little differently. Medicare doesn't pay for care overseas, TRICARE is your primary payer. You may get care from any civilian provider. You pay up front and then file a claim with the TRICARE overseas contractor. You have to pay TRICARE Standard deductibles and cost shares. You can find a provider through the TRICARE Overseas website or call the overseas regional call center.

Getting care along the way

Before you move, take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations. Fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. TRICARE defines emergency care as "medical services provided for a sudden or unexpected medical or psychiatric condition or the sudden worsening of a chronic condition that is threatening to life, limb or sight and needs immediate medical treatment or a condition which has painful symptoms that need immediate relief to stop suffering." TRICARE defines urgent care as "medical care for a condition that will not result in disability or death if not treated immediately but should be treated within 24 hours to avoid further complications."

  • Emergency care when stateside – If you require emergency care while traveling in the United States, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Then call your primary care manager or regional contractor within 24 hours of being seen.
  • Urgent care when stateside – If you require urgent care while traveling in the United States, are using a Prime option and you're close to a military hospital or clinic, go there. You have priority access and you don't need a referral to be seen. Otherwise, if you have Prime, call or contact your primary care manager for a referral and authorization. If you don't get a referral and authorization before being seen, you'll pay the higher point-of-service deductible and cost share. If you have Prime Remote and don't have an assigned primary care manager, call the provider that acts are your primary provider or call your regional contractor.
  • Emergency care when overseas – For emergency care, go to the nearest emergency care location. If you're using TRICARE Overseas Program-Prime or Prime Remote, call International SOS Medical Assistance within 24 hours or on the next business day to get an authorization for the visit and needed ongoing care, and claims payment information.
  • Urgent care when overseas – For urgent care, go to the nearest military clinic or hospital if possible. Visit a U.S. embassy or call the overseas regional call center. You need an authorization before you see a civilian provider. The call center can help you find one. Without an authorization, you'll end up paying a higher point-of-service deductible and cost share. Your claim may be denied if you're an active-duty member. More information is available on the TRICARE Service Center and TRICARE Area Office websites.

If you're using TRICARE Standard or TRICARE For Life, you may get urgent care from any TRICARE-authorized provider. If it's after clinic hours or you're not sure if you need to see a doctor, call TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line at 800-874-2273.

Filling prescriptions while traveling

If you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, contact your military or civilian provider. If you have refills on a military clinic prescription, check to see if your prescription can be moved to and filled by another military treatment facility. If you have refills on your prescription with a major retail pharmacy chain, check with the chain to see if they can transfer your prescription to a local chain pharmacy. If you have refills on a drug you get through TRICARE home delivery, call the TRICARE pharmacy contractor to see what can be done.

  • If you are within the United States or in U.S. territories and a doctor puts you on a new drug, fill your prescription at a military pharmacy or TRICARE retail network pharmacy. If you are Prime and use a non-network pharmacy, you pay the higher point-of-service deductible and cost share. You may have to pay out of pocket for your drug(s). If so, file a claim with the TRICARE pharmacy contractor. If you are still in an overseas Prime option, you file your claim with the overseas contractor.
  • If you are at an overseas location, and a doctor puts you on a new drug, fill your prescription at a military pharmacy or go to a civilian pharmacy. You will likely have to pay out of pocket. You file your claim with the TRICARE overseas contractor, even if you are enrolled in a stateside Prime option.

Getting dental care while traveling

Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member of family member.

  • If you are an active-duty service member within the United States or in U.S. territories, you can receive dental care at a military dental clinic. Contact the Active Duty Dental Care Program before you see a dentist and tell the contractor about your move. You will need to get an authorization before you see a dentist. The Active Duty Dental Care Program will work with you so you can get care from a local network dentist. For dental emergencies, go to a military dental clinic if possible. If not, get care from any civilian network dentist and have the dentist give you paperwork showing what he or she did during the visit. Make sure you get the dentist's contact information and call the Active Duty Dental Care Program contractor immediately to let them know about your care so they can work with you to make sure they can pay the claim.
  • If you are an active-duty service at an overseas location, you can call the overseas regional call center to get authorization before you see a civilian dentist.
  • If you are an active-duty family member within the United States, in U.S. territories or at an overseas location, you can find out if any nearby military dental treatment facility treats active-duty family members. If you're enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program, call the TRICARE Dental Program contractor or visit their website to find a provider. You will need to get an authorization before you see the dentist.

Permanent change of station for active-duty service members

With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your personnel office, providers/dentists, and medical or dental clinics. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station date. This way you may be able to carry records to your new duty station.

You may ask providers or the military clinic to transfer your family's medical records to the military hospital or clinic nearest to your new duty station. You may ask to have copies of their records to carry with you or them as well. (You may have to pay to get their records copied.) If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."

Find more about moving, updating DEERS, the TRICARE regions, pharmacy, dental and much more through the TRICARE website or the TRICARE Moving page.

Installation Specific Information

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is a joint-service healthcare network providing world-class medical care to the nation's wounded, active-duty service members, retirees and family members. The hospital is designed to increase inpatient and outpatient care for service members and veterans in the National Capital Region. The hospital is located at:

9300 DeWitt Loop
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Information: (571) 231-FBCH (3224) TTY: (571) 231-1799
Appointments: (855) 227-6331

The Warrior Clinic, located in the hospital's Warrior Pavilion, Room NE147, provides primary care, consultative, and continuing care for enrolled Warriors. Services include adult medicine services and patient education.

The clinic provides primary care management to the Warrior in Transition by collaboration, coordination, and communication with all disciplines involved with the Warrior's care and well being using, the enhanced access to care model.

It's the clinic's vision to offer Warriors seamless synchronized primary care that ensures continuity of care in an environment fostering healing and timely disposition to duty or civilian life.

HOURS - Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. , Weekends and Federal Holidays: Closed, Training Holidays: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reception Desk: (703) 805-9181 / 9182
Officer-In-Charge: (703) 805-1099
NCO-in-Charge: (703) 805-0960
Warrior & Family Quick Reference Guide (Interactive PDF for tablets and computers)
Warrior Family Coordination Center

Active-Duty Services at FBCH include:

Exceptional Family Member Program
Flight Medicine
Overseas Suitability Screening
Periodic Health Assessment
Physical Exams

Associated and co-located facilities:

The VA-Ft. Belvoir CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinic) is located on 9300 DeWitt Loop in the Sunrise Pavilion section of the Community Hospital. Co-locating the VA-Ft. Belvoir Clinic at the Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital is an example of VA/Department of Defense care-coordination which improves efficiencies and services to active duty military transitioning to VA care, career, retired military and all Veterans. The VA-Ft. Belvoir CBOC provides basic medical care, preventive care, and health education for eligible Veterans, including comprehensive women's health care.

The CBOC is open Mondays through Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone: 571-231-2408. Veterans with specific questions about care at the VA-Ft. Belvoir CBOC should contact the DCVAMC Patient Service Center at (202) 745-8577.

Fairfax Health Center is a family clinic of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital which serves the communities of Annandale, Centreville, Fairfax and Vienna, as well as parts of Burke and West Springfield. Patients must be registered with Fairfax Health Center prior to seeking care at the clinic. The clinic is located at 10580 Arrowhead Drive Fairfax, VA 22030. Hours are: Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sundays and Federal Holidays: Closed

Clinic Information: (571) 432-2600
Appointments: (571) 432-2700
Behavioral Health: (571) 432-2780
Pharmacy Refills: (800) 377-1723

Dumfries Health Center is a family clinic of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital which serves the communities of Dumfries, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge and other areas south of the Occoquan River, as well as the southern parts of Burke, Fairfax Station, Clifton and Springfield. Patients must be registered with Dumfries Health Center prior to seeking care at the clinic. The clinic is located at 3700 Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025. Hours are: Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sundays and Federal Holidays: Closed

Clinic Information: (703) 441-7500
Appointments: (703) 441-7600
Behavioral Health: (703) 441-7680
Pharmacy Refills: (800) 248-6337


Child and Youth Programs

The Department of Defense takes great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided may vary by location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations.

Child development centers

Child development centers generally offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Care is available Monday through Friday, with some locations offering options, such as extended hours, weekend care and respite care. Child development centers vary in size and larger installations may operate multiple facilities. Programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Family child care

Children ages 2 weeks to 12 years may receive care in the private home of a certified care provider living in government-owned or leased housing. Care may also be provided in a state-licensed home in the community. In-home child care is typically available weekdays and with additional care provided during evenings, weekends and flexible hourly care for shift work. Regulations limit the number of children who receive care at any one time to no more than six children under age 8 and no more than two children under age 2. Family child care providers must be certified to operate by the installation. Individual providers may voluntarily seek national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care.

School-age programs

School-age programs provide care to children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Care is offered before and after school, during non-school days and summer vacations. School-age programs may be located in Department of Defense youth centers, child development centers or in other suitable facilities. All programs are certified by the Department of Defense and accredited by a national accrediting body, such as the Council on Accreditation.

Youth programs

Dynamic programs for youth ages 5 through 18 years are provided in approximately 300 youth and teen program facilities worldwide. A wide variety of offerings includes activities in physical fitness and sports, the arts, life skills, career and volunteer opportunities. Installation programs may also collaborate with other youth-serving organizations, like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and USDA/4-H programs.

Waiting lists

Military families may be placed on a waiting list for child care when care is not available. Families may request child care through one of two processes:

  1. Visit The Department of Defense website for military families seeking child care provides access to military-operated child care options across all services. Families may search for and request care, manage their requests, and update their profile online, making it easier for them to find the child care they need.
  2. Fill out DD Form 2606, Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return it to the child development center, school-age care facility or resource and referral office on the installation.


Child Care

Child Care

The Fort Belvoir Child and Youth Services, (CYS), which received the DoD Certification, provides quality developmental programs for children and youth. Its goal is to assist children and youth to develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. CYS ensures that your child is in an environment which will relieve the parent of any worries while separated. All programs strive to offer the best possible care for every child. Children ages 4 weeks to 18 years are eligible for CYS services.

Fort Belvoir has four facilities including two Child Development Centers, School Age Services and Youth Services. CYS offers full-day, part-day and hourly services. Fort Belvoir has a Family Child Care (FCC) Program with approximately 40 to 50 FCC providers on post and off post. CYS also provides special needs programs, school age and middle school programs, as well as recreation, organized sports, camps, and Boys' and Girls' club programs.


Eligibility for programs are active duty military personnel, DoD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty for 72 hours, DoD contractors working on Fort Belvoir, and retired military. 

Priority Care

There is a policy for priority for care on Fort Belvoir. For more information please contact Fort Belvoir’s Central Registration Office 703-805-9114, 703-805-9116, 703-805-9118 or DSN 312-655-9114, 312-655-9116, 312-655-9118.


Registration for all programs with CYS is required. There may also be waiting lists for services based on availability. Contact CYS Central Registration at 703-805-9114, DSN 312-655-9116 or 312-655-9114 for more information.

Child Development Centers (CDC)

Centers on Installation 

There are 2 child development centers located on Fort Belvoir; North Post Child Development Center (NPCDC) and South Post Child Development Center (SPCDC). Both centers are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

North Post CDC

North Post CDC is located in Building 1745 and can be reached by calling 703-806-6540, DSN 312-656-6540. Programs available include full-day care for children 6 weeks through 5 years, a part-day Preschool Program and kindergarten. The part-day preschool operates 3 or 5 days per week from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no part-day Preschool on school out days. These programs provide fun, stimulating, developmental Kindergarten readiness activities.

South Post CDC

South Post CDC is located in Building 1028 and can be reached at 703-806-4347, DSN 312-656-4347. Programs available include full-day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years and an hourly program. Hourly Care is designed for parents who need child care on an intermittent basis. Hours for hourly care are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesdays hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m. To make reservations call the center at 703-806-4347, DSN 312-656-4347. Reservations can be made up to one month in advance. Fees are $4/hour and are due when the child is picked up. An hourly rate of $2.50 per hour is available for CAT I families.

Hours of Operation

Both North Post and South Post CDCs are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Fees for full- and part-day programs are determined by the DoD fee policy and are based on total family income.

Family Child Care (FCC)

Family Child Care (FCC) providers offer child care children ages 4 weeks to 12 years in their government quarters on Fort Belvoir, as well as off post homes. FCC offers full-day, hourly, and before and after school services. FCC trains, certifies and monitors family members who provide child care in government quarters. FCC homes provide the same care programs as the Child Development Centers (CDCs) plus have some additional benefits. Homelike atmospheres, opportunities for siblings to be in care together, and more flexible hours than the CDCs are hall marks of FCC benefits. Some providers offer evening, night, and extended care options for parents with non traditional work schedules.

School Age Services (SAS)

The School Age Services program has been accredited by National School Age Child Care Association (NSACA). The Markham SAS building has been recently renovated and has a state of the art computer lab, a wonderful library/homework area, awesome activity areas and a fantastic playground.

The program follows the bell schedule of Fort Belvoir Elementary School. Children are walked to the school, departing the center at 8:45 a.m. and return to the school at 3:45 p.m. Full day care is offered during school-out days. This program provides activities which supplement the Fairfax County Public School curriculum.

Respite Care

Respite Care is available on Fort Belvoir at Army Community Service. For more information please call 703-805-5435 or DSN 312-655-5435.


Youth Services

Youth Services

Youth Services offers comprehensive programs that promote and foster social interaction, personal growth and provides children opportunities to develop educational and recreational skills. Youth Programs provide age-appropriate activities and support services that are balanced across four service areas: sports, fitness and health options; life skills, citizenship and leadership opportunities; arts, recreation and leisure; mentoring and interventions services.

For more information regarding fees, schedule of programs or enrollment procedures, please contact Youth Services at 703-805-4515, 703-805-4514 or DSN 312-655-4515, 312-655-4514.


Youth, 6-19 years of age, are eligible to participate. Participants must be family members of active duty or retirees, reservists, National Guard and DoD Civilians stationed at Fort Belvoir.

Youth Centers

Fort Belvoir Youth Services offers a middle school as well as a teen program for youth grades seven through twelve after school until 6:00 p.m Monday through Friday in Building 1003. Youth Services hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Youth Services is located in Building 1003, 5850 Langfitt Loop.

Youth Recreation and Sports

The Child and Youth Services (CYS) Sports and Fitness program offers various opportunities for children to participate in sports. The program is expanding to provide support for children ages 3 to 18 years to encourage healthy, life long habits.

Team sports such as football and baseball are only available with the participation of volunteer coaches and assistants. All coaches are trained and certified by the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). Players must be registered with Child and Youth Services in order to enroll in a sport.

Youth Sponsorship Program

Fort Belvoir Youth Services offers a Youth Sponsorship program, which helps incoming and outgoing youth adjust to a new installation. An incoming youth is provided another youth of similar age and interest to sponsor his/her arrival. The sponsor will assist with questions or concerns about Fort Belvoir. The youths correspond in order to find out exactly what to expect upon their arrival in Virginia. To request information, or a youth sponsor, call 703-805-4606 or DSN 312-655-4606.

Youth Social Programs  

In addition to the after school program, open recreation, teen and youth dances, and volunteer opportunities are available.

Youth Religious Programs

The Fort Belvoir Chapel has various youth activities depending on the religious preference. For more information contact The Belvoir Chapel 703-806-4316, DSN 312-656-4316, or log onto the Fort Belvoir website, click on “services” and then “chapels”.

Boys and Girls Club Programs

Boys and girls club programs are available to Fort Belvoir youth through CYS.

Youth Employment Programs

Teen Employment Workshops are held twice a year at Army Community Service, 9800 Belvoir Rd, Bldg 200.  For more information please contact Employment Readiness, at 703-805-3126 or DSN 312-655-3126.  


New Parent Support Program

General Program Description

The Army New Parent Support Program provides services that support soldier readiness and the well-being of the Army family. The New Parent Support Program - Home Visitation is a standardized Family Advocacy Program secondary prevention program for parents whose life circumstances place them at risk for engaging in child abuse and neglect. The program delivers intensive, strengths-based home visitation services developed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 3 years of age to enhance the protective factors and reduce the risk of factors associated with child abuse and neglect. The program is voluntary.

Goals of the Army New Parent Support Program include the following:

  • Contribute to mission readiness
  • Support family member adaptation to military life
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills family members need to form healthy relationships and provide safe, nurturing environments for children
  • Foster a supportive military community for young military families

Staff qualifications

New Parent Support Program home visitor staff include licensed clinical social workers and registered nurses. Local installation or state background checks, including Army Central Registry checks, will be completed on all personnel who provide services to parents and their children, and those checks will be updated annually.


Program services are available to military families with an expectant mother or with children 3 years of age or younger.


Interested families may contact the local Army Community Service office or their health care provider for more information on the New Parent Support Program.

How to Enroll

Interested families may contact the local Army Community Service (ACS) office, or their health care provider, for further information in the New Parent Support Program.

Installation Specific Information

New Parent Support Program is a professional team of nurses and social worker who provide support and education to parents. Education can encompass but not limited to the following: parenthood preparation; childhood development; infant massage; relationship skills; parenting skills; fatherhood training; stress management; how to build a support system; and transitional adjustment to military life at Fort Belvoir. New Parent Support is a voluntary program offered to military families expecting a child, or with a child zero to three years of age. All services are free. Services are offered through two primary venues, which are instructional classes and home visitation.


Family Center

Programs and services

As a gateway to the resources you need, the Military and Family Support Center provides information, support and services to help you balance the demands of military life. The Military and Family Support Center is one part of the overall Family Readiness System, which is the network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals that supports your personal and family life readiness, mobilization and deployment readiness, and mobility and economic readiness. It should be one of your first stops once you arrive at a new installation. The programs and services are a key resource for you and your family. They include:

  • Deployment support assists you and your family during all phases of the deployment cycle, providing workshops and services to help meet the challenges of deployment, as well as information and referral to deployment-related resources. Services include education briefings for deploying members and families, support services, morale calls and service-specific programs.
  • Relocation assistance provides an array services to meet your moving needs. Relocation services include, but are not limited to, relocation workshops that help you prepare for a move, information on installations and communities worldwide and, where offered, a loan closet for basic household items. Relocation assistance also includes assistance with in-transit emergencies. Military and Family Support Centers work with other installation agencies to keep relocation information current, timely and relevant to allow you to make informed decisions and ensure you experience a smooth and successful move.
  • Personal financial management provides information, education and one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family in maintaining your financial readiness. Services are designed to address money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing.
  • Employment assistance offers comprehensive information, tools and resources to support career exploration, training and licensing, and employment readiness. Military and Family Support Centers may offer career counseling, local labor market information, trend tracking, skills and interests identification, job bank referrals and resources for self-employment.
  • Family life education provides information and education to assist you and your family in developing resilience skills that can help as you navigate your mobile military lives.
  • Information and Referral can assist you in identifying and clarifying needs to determine appropriate forms of assistance and in locating services and programs available both on and off your installation.
  • The Transition Assistance Program prepares separating, retiring and demobilizing service members (and their families) with the information, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful transition from military to civilian life. The first step in your transition process is to complete the congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling session, which furnishes detailed information on the various benefits and services available.

Military and Family Support Centers may provide other services, such as counseling and family advocacy. Services vary by location.


Employment - Overview

Employment Options

Job Hunting in National Capital Region

The job market in the National Capital Region is very competitive. Income and education levels are high. With its wide range of businesses, the area offers a multitude of employment possibilities to new residents. Individuals with experience or training in such diverse fields as space science, engineering, accounting, law, medicine, retail, service industries, or non-profit associations will find themselves at home here. There is a high turnover of clerical and office support personnel and food service workers.

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate for DC/MD/VA reflects the economic climate and is hovering around 5.9%.

Federal Civilian Employment for Spouses

If you are the spouse of any active duty military (including Coast Guard) and relocating to his/her new duty station, you are entitled to spouse employment preference as long as you are among the best qualified for the position. You must have entered into marriage with the military sponsor prior to his/her reporting date to the new duty station and be on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) from the federal government. Spouse preference begins 30 days prior to the reporting date and continues throughout the tour until the spouse accepts or declines such a position. Information regarding spouse preference and employment opportunities for spouses is provided in the weekly ERP orientation/job search registration.

ACS Employment Readiness Program

The ACS Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is very proactive at Fort Belvoir. The program has a wide range of offerings to include: a job bank that includes over 700 local companies, direct resume referral to potential employers, individual career counseling, certificate-based courses (i.e. Medical Office Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Computer Training, and Medical Terminology), job search skills training and career testing. The ERP also offers a resource room with computers, High Speed Internet connection, a fax machine and copier where applicants can work on their resumes and job search. The ERP also holds a weekly orientation/job search registration every Tuesday at 12:45.

Employment Documentation

For job hunting purposes, be sure to hand carry:  school transcripts, updated resume or federal application, professional certificates, awards or honors, and letter(s) of recommendation/appreciation.

Tuition Assistance


For information on MyCAA and Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, visit Military OneSource.


Relocation Assistance

Programs and Services

If a permanent change of station, or PCS, is in your future, you may have questions about moving. As part of the Military and Family Support Center, the Relocation Assistance Program provides services and resources to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Here’s what they offer:

  • Individual PCS planning — Most relocation programs offer one-on-one consultation. In particular, those making their first military move, those making their first overseas move or those with challenging or complex situations should contact the relocation assistance office.
  • MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and Plan My Move — For managing and planning your move, you may want to take advantage of these DoD-sponsored online relocation tools. You can estimate expenses, locate forms for housing and property shipments, and create a moving calendar.
  • Loan closet — Where available, loan closets offer basic household goods while your personal property is in transit. Typical items include pots and pans, dishes, silverware, irons, ironing boards and infant or toddler car seats. Generally, towels and bed linens are not available, so these should be packed in your express shipment.
  • Workshops and briefings — Workshops vary from installation to installation, but you may find classes on purchasing real estate and renting, budgeting and finance, moving with children or general moving preparation.
  • Pre-departure briefings — These briefings may be called Smooth Move or PCS Briefing, and they provide essential information to prevent you from making uninformed and costly decisions before your move.
  • Settling-in services — Welcome wagon services, local area tours (with child care sometimes provided), or basic household items to use until your goods arrive may be a part of your installation’s settling-in services. Overseas arrival services may include introductory language classes and cultural awareness training.
  • Foreign-born spouse support — Whether your question concerns immigration and naturalization, learning the English language or how to use local transportation, the relocation program provides assistance, classes and referrals.
  • Emergency assistance — From time to time, emergencies occur while moving. The Relocation Assistance Program office has the resources to provide emergency financial assistance and referrals.

Installation Specific Information

The Fort Belvoir Relocation Program offers the following relocation programs and services to assist soldiers and families with a move.

A Lending Closet which loans basic household goods for up to 14 days at a time. The inventory includes pots and pans, tables and chairs, dishes, irons, ironing boards, Sleep Mats, car seats, cribs, etc. Please note that bed linens, blankets, pillows, or towels are not available. The lending closet is located in ACS, Building 200, 9800 Belvoir Road (18th and Belvoir Rd), Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Welcome Packets which provide information on post and the surrounding area. Condensed welcome packets are mailed to personnel PCS'ing to Fort Belvoir. However, once you arrive, be sure to stop by ACS to pick up a full welcome packet.

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS is the official Department of Defense (DoD) web site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops and their families, leaders and service providers. Tools and custom plans to put you in control of a smooth move can be found here at Plan My Move. If you are unable to access that website due to security reasons, you may contact your local ACS center or the Fort Belvoir ACS and we would be happy to download the packet and mail it to you.

The Relocation Readiness Program also offers the following classes and services:

  • Sponsorship Training
  • Overseas Orientations
  • Waiting Spouses Support Groups
  • Pre and Post move counseling

For more information or assistance, please contact the Fort Belvoir Relocation Office at (703) 805-5058 or DSN 655-5058 or e-mail requests at

Newcomers Information

The Fort Belvoir Newcomers' Briefing is held every first Tuesday after the 10th of each month for all new incoming military and civilian personnel assigned or living on post. For time and location please contact the ACS Relocation Program at 703-805-5058.

This is a valuable opportunity for all new soldier and their family members to meet the Garrison Commander and key staff members to receive information about the post.

A video is shown to explain the mission and show the different organizations and services. Tabletop displays are set up with lots of handouts and resource materials and light refreshments are available.

If you have arrived on Fort Belvoir within the last 60 days and have not attended the newcomers briefing, please plan to attend and find out what you may have been missing.

Need A Sponsor?

U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters Battalion, (703) 806-5748/5659 or DSN 656-5748/5659.

Military personnel in-processing to units other than the garrison Headquarters Battalion should contact their units directly prior to arrival on post. Individuals who are not sure of the correct contact information may contact the garrison Military Personnel Division for assistance at 703- 805-5583, or Bldg 213, 5815 20th Street, Fort Belvoir.


Loan Closet

Items Available

Fort Belvoir ACS has a loan closet that offers an extensive inventory of household items. Items available for loan include:

  • dishes
  • silverware
  • pots and pans
  • ironing boards
  • baby items
  • futons/sleep mats
  • card tables and folding chairs
  • small appliances

Child car seats and portable cribs are available to help make your transition in and out of the area smoother. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are not provided so plan to bring or mail/ship these items to save unnecessary expenses.

How to Borrow

The Lending Closet loans items on a first-come, first-serve basis. Prior to borrowing items, military personnel and government civilian employees must provide a military ID and a copy of their orders.  Items may be borrowed for two weeks at a time. Requests for extensions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Call the Fort Belvoir Relocation Readiness Program at 703-805-5058, 703-805-3436 or DSN 312-655-5058, 312-655-3436 before the due date if an extension is required. Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

There is also a Thrift Shop on Fort Belvoir which is located at 10002 Caples Road. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for consignments and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for sales. Our Thrift Shop is newly renovated, clean, well stocked and staffed with friendly folks who are here to help. If you are military, you can open a consignment account to sell your unwanted items.


Family Advocacy

General Program Description

The Family Advocacy Program is the congressionally designated program responsible for the prevention of and response to child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse in military families. The Family Advocacy Program works in cooperation with civilian social service agencies, military and civilian medical providers, law enforcement, legal personnel, chaplains, and child and youth programs to provide a coordinated community response. The goal of the Family Advocacy Program is to promote the prevention, early identification, reporting and treatment of child and spouse abuse.

Program services vary by installation and generally include the following:

  • Public awareness campaigns, education and support for couples and parents
  • Parenting support at every age and stage, including New Parent Support Program home visits for expectant parents, new parents and families with young children
  • Safety planning, advocacy and support for domestic abuse victims
  • Clinical treatment for offenders and all affected family members as appropriate

Prevention, Education and Outreach

Family Advocacy Program prevention, education and outreach services vary by installation and may be offered in coordination with military or civilian partners. Contact your installation Military and Family Support Center or Family Advocacy Program for local listings. Sample services include the following:

  • Education and skill-building training on topics including stress or anger management
  • Seminars on healthy relationships, couples communication or conflict resolution
  • Parenting support, including the New Parent Support Program, playgroups, educational workshops and opportunities for parents and families at every age and stage
  • Counseling or referrals to services tailored to meet specific family needs and schedules

Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse Information and Reporting

Child abuse and neglect: If you have concerns about a child's welfare or safety, whether at home or in the care of a Department of Defense child or youth program, find your local Family Advocacy Program under the Installation Contacts tab or contact any of the following:

  • Local child protective services, your state's reporting hotline or Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800-4-A CHILD (422-4453)
  • For concerns about child abuse or neglect in a DoD child or youth program or school, your installation Family Advocacy Program or the DoD Child Abuse and Safety Violation Hotline at 800-790-1197 in the United States or 571-372-5348 overseas (not a crisis line)

Call 911 or law enforcement if you witness abuse or neglect or a child is in imminent danger.

Domestic abuse: If you or someone you care about needs help, confidential support is available. Please contact the following for information, support and assistance:

  • Your installation Family Advocacy Program

Call 911 or law enforcement if you witness domestic abuse or someone is in immediate danger.

Domestic Abuse Reporting Options

Restricted report: In most instances, domestic abuse victims may request a restricted report, which allows for confidential medical care, counseling, victim advocacy and support services, such as safety planning and legal assistance, without command notification or a law enforcement investigation. A victim must contact a medical care provider or Family Advocacy Program professional to request the restricted reporting option.

Unrestricted report: If a domestic abuse victim requests an unrestricted report, the sponsor's commander is promptly notified, law enforcement is involved and administrative action against the offender may be taken. The victim remains eligible for all victim advocacy services, including safety planning, legal assistance and specialized support. Contact military law enforcement or the Family Advocacy Program to make an unrestricted report. In an emergency, call 911.

Eligibility Requirements

Family Advocacy Program services are available to service members and family members eligible for care in a military treatment facility. Intimate partners and others may qualify for limited support and referrals as appropriate. Contact your installation Family Advocacy Program for details.


Financial Assistance

Financial Readiness Program

The Fort Belvoir Financial Readiness Program (FRP) provides financial management classes, briefings, and one on one counseling to those experiencing money management difficulties or for those who wish to be in control of their finances. Classes cover such topics as budgeting, getting out of debt, and investing for your future. For more information, call 703-805-1833 or 703-805-4590.

Cost of Living

Even though the cost of living in the Washington DC metropolitan area is extremely high, COLA is not paid to personnel assigned here. Rental costs in the area range from $840 per month for an efficiency apartment to $3,000 per month for a four bedroom house. Utility costs can range from $100 to $400/month. Costs for temporary, month-to-month rental properties, are approximately $2,000-$3,000/month.

Insurance Requirements

To purchase license plates or decals, you must certify that the vehicle is covered by the minimum insurance requirements or pay the uninsured motor vehicle fee. Insurance requirements also apply to antique motor vehicles. Your insurance carrier must be authorized to conduct business in Virginia. Virginia requires the following minimum coverage:

  • Bodily injury/death of one person $25,000
  • Bodily injury/death of two or more persons $50,000 
  • Property damage $20,000

The $500 Uninsured Motor Vehicle (UMV) fee, which is paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), does not provide any insurance; it only allows you to drive an uninsured vehicle at your own risk. It expires with your registration and must be paid at renewal.

Emergency Assistance

Intransit Emergencies

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is available for to Active Duty military, retirees, National Guard/ Reserves on active duty for more than 30 days, and their family members for authorized financial emergencies. Personnel who encounter an emergency during their PCS move may contact the Armed Forces Emergency Service Center (Red Cross) for guidance and assistance at 1-877-272-7337.

The nearest Salvation Army Family Store is located at 13287 Gordon Blvd. Woodbridge, Virginia, Telephone 703-490-2396.

TRICARE defines emergency care as medical services provided for a sudden or unexpected medical or psychiatric condition, or the sudden worsening of a chronic (ongoing) condition that is threatening to life, limb, or sight and needs immediate medical treatment, or which has painful symptoms that need immediate relief to stop suffering.  If you are traveling near a military treatment facility (MTF), you should go to the MTF or military dental treatment facility for emergency services. If you are hospitalized in a civilian facility for more than 24 hours, contact your regional contractor.

Advanced Pay

Be aware that, if you draw Advanced Pay when relocating, repayments of advanced pay will be automatically withdrawn from your monthly pay and can reduce monthly income, in some cases, drastically.


Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance

Important Contact Numbers

Make sure you have important phone numbers such as your Command Duty Office and your sponsor. Your sponsor can be invaluable in case of an emergency while in transit.

Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Emergency Relief (AER) can provide emergency financial assistance to eligible Soldiers and their dependents for food, rent, utilities, emergency transportation, vehicle repair, medical/dental expenses, and essential personal items if pay is delayed or stolen. Assistance is given in the form of an interest free loan, grant, or part loan and part grant. To receive AER assistance, personnel having a valid emergency need must process the AER application through their unit commander prior to contacting the AER office at Army Community Service for an appointment. AER is located in Building 200, telephone 703-805-3130.

American Red Cross

The Fort Belvoir Red Cross is located in Building 1161. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Red Cross is open to anyone and offers counseling and help with personal, financial and family problems. For more information, contact 703-805-2222.

Salvation Army   

Whether it is shelter for a displaced family or a warm cup of coffee for our bravest and finest—hope and healing is the message of The Salvation Army. Since 1886, The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to communities throughout the world. People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption—this has been our mission for more than a century. Contact the Salvation Army in Alexandria, Virginia, at 703-299-8314, 703-836-2427 or visit the Salvation Army website.

Information and Referral Services

The Army Community Service Information & Referral Program is located in Building 200; 703-805-4590, 1-866-786-8664 or DSN 312-655-4590. Information & Referral provides an extensive resource listing for a variety of agencies in the military and civilian community. This program links Soldiers and families with available and appropriate resources to meet their needs.


Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance

The Legal Assistance office is located at 9990 Belvoir Drive, Building 257, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060 Telephone: (703) 805-2856 FAX: (703) 805-3263 DSN: 655-xxxx.

We serve Active duty service members, retirees and their dependents, as well as Reservists and civilians preparing for deployments.

Services provided include:

Wills and Estate Planning: Estate planning usually requires an appointment, please visit the legal assistance website for further instructions on Wills and Estate Planning.

Family Law Matters: Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal support to our clients in separation and divorce cases. Such representation includes the preparation of separation agreements as well as the court documents necessary to file for and obtain an uncontested divorce in Virginia.  We also assist with step-parent adoptions and provide advice on matters adjudicated before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Other Cases: We also provide support in landlord-tenant matters, SCRA cases, immigration and naturalization, military administrative and other types of cases.

Tax Center: Open from early February until 1 May and offers electronic preparation and filing of state and federal income taxes.  We will not prepare returns which include any of the following:

- More than one rental property income; or
- More than 10 stock or mutual fund sales; or
- Self-employment income (except income from home child care)


Deployment Support

Deployment Support

Deployed Support Group

Fort Belvoir ACS has information and resources for families facing a deployment. The ACS Relocation Readiness Program Manager facilitates a deployed support group that meets monthly. The purpose of the group is to provide information, support, and assistance to family members who are separated from their sponsor due to mission requirements. (deployment, geographically separated, unaccompanied tour, or extended TDY). The group meets every third Thursday of the month at ACS from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Free child care and dinner are provided. For more information, contact the Relocation Readiness Program Manager at 703-805-3436/5058.

Pre-Deployment Briefs

Pre-Deployment briefs to prepare Soldiers and Families who face deployment are scheduled the 2nd Monday of each month in ACS from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or by individual appointments. Unit Deployment classes can also be arranged. Reunion and Reintegration Workshops are scheduled on the 3rd Monday, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to prepare Family for Reunion and then becoming a Family again.

Children of Deployed

Children of Deployed receive free activities, sports and childcare through the CYSS. They also receive free backpacks from Operation Military Kid and the opportunity to attend summer and winter camps.

Please see the Mob/D office for numerous resources for children.


Contact Information

DSN Dialing Instructions: When dialing a DSN number from U.S. installation to U.S. installation, it is unnecessary to dial the 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.

9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5561
Phone 1-866-786-8664 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4590
Fax 703-805-4143
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4143
Email | Website | Map
Adult Education Centers
Barden Education Center
9625 Belvoir Road
Building 1017
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-9264 / 703-805-9267 / 703-805-9268
Phone (DSN) 312-655-9267
Fax 703-805-9246
Fax (DSN) 312-655-9246
Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Dewitt Army Community Hospital - BCAC
9501 Farrell Road
Suite GC 11
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5901
Phone 703-805-8371 / 703-805-0644
Phone (DSN) 312-655-8371
Fax 703-805-0763
Email | Website | Map
Fort Belvoir Chapel
5950 12th Street
Building 1018
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-4316/4317 / 703-805-2742
Phone (DSN) 312-656-4316/4317
Fax 703-805-3342
Child Development Centers
Fort Belvoir Child, Youth and School Services - South Post CDC
5952 12th Street
Building 1028
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-4347
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4347
Fax 703-806-3926
Fax (DSN) 312-655-3926
Website | Map
Child Development Centers
Fort Belvoir Child, Youth and School Services - North Post CDC
5925 Meeres Road
Building 1745
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-6540
Phone (DSN) 312-655-6540
Fax 703-806-5091
Fax (DSN) 312-655-5091
Website | Map
Child and Youth Registration and Referral
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)/Family Child Care (FCC) Registration
9500 Barlow Rd.
Building 950
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-9116 / 703-805-9114
Phone (DSN) 312-655-9116/4
Fax None Available
Email | Website | Map
Civilian Personnel Office
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
5800 Putnam Road
Building 320
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5821
Phone 703-704-3009
Phone (DSN) 312-654-3009
Website | Map
Fort Belvoir Commissary
6020 Gorgas Road
Building 2302
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-6674 / 703-781-0536
Phone (DSN) 312-656-6674/6377
Fax 703 806-6373/6266
Website | Map
EFMP - Enrollment
DeWitt Army Community Hospital Information Desk - EFMP Enrollment
9501 Farrell Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-0510
Fax 703-805-9024
EFMP - Family Support
EFMP Family Support
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-1835 / TTY 703-805-1519
Phone (DSN) 312-655-5435
Fax 703-805-3276
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed the first Wed of the month from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Special appointments available on request
Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to appointments.
We highly encourage calling first to ensure that
staff is available to serve you.
Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tues, Thur, Fri 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Email | Website | Map
Emergency Relief Services
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-3130
Phone (DSN) 703-805-3130
Fax 703-805-3699
Emergency Relief Services
Red Cross
9716 Middleton Rd.
Bldg 1161
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2057 / 703-805-2059
Phone (DSN) 703-805-2455
Fax 703-805-2455
Fax (DSN) 312-655-2455
Website | Map
Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
6050 Gorgas Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-5800 / 703-806-4374
Phone (DSN) 312-656-5800/4374
Website | Map
Family Advocacy Program
Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2693 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-3980
Fax 703-805-2366
Fax (DSN) 312-805-2366
Website | Map
Family Center
Army Community Service
9655 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 1001
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 1-866-786-8664 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4590
Fax 703-805-4143
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4143
Website | Website | Map
Finance Office
Finance Office
9875 Michie Place
Building 219
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2501 / 703-805-2598
Phone (DSN) 312-655-2501
Fax 703-805-3176/ 703-805-3139
Fax (DSN) 312-655-3176
Financial Institutions
Belvoir Credit Union
Fort Belvoir Branch
5982 13th Street
Building 1195
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-730-1800
Fax 703-781-3647
Website | Map
Financial Institutions
Sun Trust Bank
Fort Belvoir Branch
P.O. Box 179, CS-6008
Alexandria, VA 22313
Phone 703-781-4706
Website | Map
Financial Institutions
Belvoir Credit Union
Andrew McNamera Complex Branch Office
(DLA Headquarters)
8725 John J. Kingman Road
Room 1401
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-730-1800
Fax 703-781-3647
Website | Map
Golf Courses
Golf Course (North Post)
8450 Beulah Street
Building 2920
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-6016 / 703-806-5878
Hospitals/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
DeWitt Army Community Hospital Information Desk
9501 Farrell Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-0510
Fax 703-805-9024
Household Goods/Transportation Office (inbound)
Joint Personal Property Shipping Office
9325 Gunston Road, Suite N110
Building 1466
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-4900 / 1-800-762-7186 / 703-806-0968
Fax 703-806-0144
Website | Map
Household Goods/Transportation Office (outbound)
Joint Personal Property Shipping Office
9325 Gunston Road, Suite N110
Building 1466
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-4900 / 1-800-762-7186 / 703-806-0968
Fax 703-806-0144
Website | Map
Housing Referral Office/Housing Privatization
The Villages at Belvoir
5994 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-454-9700 / 1-888-886-4394
Fax 703-454-9701
Website | Map
Housing Referral Office/Housing Privatization
Housing/Family Housing
5994 12th Street
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-619-3877 / 1-888-740-9851
Fax 703-619-3878
Website | Map
Information and Referral Services
Army Community Service Information and Referral Program
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-4590 / 1-866-786-8664
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4590
Fax 703-805-4143
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4143
Website | Website | Map
Legal Services/JAG
Staff Judge Advocate
9990 Belvoir Drive
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2856
Phone (DSN) 312-655-2856
Fax 703-805-3263
Fax (DSN) 312-655-3263
Website | Map
Van Noy Library
5966 12th Street
Bldg. 1024
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-806-3323
Loan Closet
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-5058 / 703-805-3436 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-5058/3436/4590
Fax 703-805-4543
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4543
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed at noon the first Wed of the month.
Sat and Sun -closed
Holidays - closed
Loan Closet Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed at noon the first Wed of the month.
Email | Website | Website | Map
MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Community Center
1200 Taylor Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-3714 / 703-805-3715
Phone (DSN) 312-655-3714
Fax 703-805-5470
Fax (DSN) 703-805-5470
Website | Map
Military Clothing Sales
Military Clothing Sales
Bldg. 1188
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2574
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tue and Thur 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun - closed
Website | Map
New Parent Support Program
Army Community Service New Parent Support Program (NPSP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-4547 / 703-805-2781
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4547/2781
Fax 703-805-2366
Email | Website | Map
Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) Human Resources
Fort Belvoir Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Personnel Office
5820 21st Street
Building 210
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-704-4872 (NAF) / 703-704-3009 (AF)
Phone (DSN) 312-654-4872
Fax 703-704-3065
Fax (DSN) 312-654-3065
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat and Sun - closed
Holidays - closed
Website | Map
Personal Financial Management Services
Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2606 / 703-805-3130
Phone (DSN) 312-655-2606/3130
Fax 703-805-4143
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4143
Email | Website | Map
Personnel Support Office
Directorate of Human Resources/Military Personnel
5815 20th St.
Bldg 213
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-3341 / 703-805-1089 / 703-805-1088
Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-5058 / 703-805-3436 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-5058/3436/4590
Fax 703-805-4543
Fax (DSN) 312-655-4543
Mon - Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed at noon the first Wed of the month.
Sat and Sun -closed
Holidays - closed
Loan Closet Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed at noon the first Wed of the month.
Email | Website | Website | Map
Restaurants/Fast Food
The Fort Belvoir Community Club
Taylor Road
Bldg. 1200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-780-0962
Fax 703-781-0445
Retirement Services
Retirement Services Office
5815 20th Street
Building 213 Room 120
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2675
Phone (DSN) 312-655-2675
Fax 703-805-1060
School Age Care
School Age Services (SAS)
9500 Barlow Rd.
Bldg 950
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-9100
Phone (DSN) 312-655-9100
Fax 703-805-5373
Email | Website | Map
School Liaison Office/Community Schools
Fort Belvoir School Liaison Office
9500 Barlow Road
Building 950
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-9119
Fax 703-805-5373
Website | Website | Map
Spouse Education, Training and Careers
Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program
9800 Belvoir Road
Building 200
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-2605 / 703-805-4590
Phone (DSN) 312-655-2605
Fax 703-805-4143
Temporary Lodging/Billeting
Fort Belvoir Lodging
9775 Gaillard Rd
Building 470
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-704-8600
Phone (DSN) 312-654-8600
Email | Website | Map
Transition Assistance Program
Army Career Alumni Program (ACAP)
9625 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 1017
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-9247 / 703-805-9263 / 703-805-9272
Fax 703-805-9248
Email | Map
Veterinary Services
Fort Belvoir Veterinary Service
10015 Theote Road
Building 610
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-4336
Website | Map
Victim Advocate Services
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)
9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 200
Fort Belvoir Family Advocacy Program
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5561
Phone 703-805-1832/2561
Phone (DSN) 312-655-1832/2561
Email | Map
Youth Programs/Centers
Youth Services Center
5850 Langfitt Loop
Bldg 1003
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Phone 703-805-4515 / 703-805-4514
Phone (DSN) 312-655-4515
Fax 703-805-5373
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Major Units

12th Aviation Battalion
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-7304/7048
DSN: 312-656-7304/7048
249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power)
Contact Information:
COM: 703-805-2661
DSN: 312-655-2661
Headquarters Battalion Fort Belvoir
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-5650/5331
DSN: 312-656-5650/5331
Military Police Company
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-0624/3075
DSN: 312-656-0624/3075
MDW Engineer Company
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-3751
DSN: 312-656-3751
FAX: 703-806-6120
DeWitt Health Care System
Contact Information:
COM: 703-805-0510
DSN: 312-655-0510
Intelligence and Security Command
Contact Information:
COM: 703-706-1207
DSN: 312-209-1207
Army Management Staff College
Contact Information:
COM: 703-805-4713/4765
DSN: 312-655-4713/4765
FAX: 703-805-4675
Criminal Investigation Command
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-0184/0414
DSN: 312-656-0184/0414
FAX: 703-806-3456
Defense Logistics Agency
Contact Information:
COM: 703-767-6200/5031
DSN: 312-427-6200/5031
Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Washington Area
Contact Information:
COM: 703-806-4900
DSN: 312-656-4900
Toll-Free: 1-800-762-7186