Fort Belvoir Army Base
9800 Belvoir Road Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5561
Fort Belvoir is a United States Army installation in Fairfax County, Virginia and is approximately 20 miles South of Washington, D.C. With nearly twice as many workers as The Pentagon, Belvoir is the largest employer in Fairfax County. The installation comprises three geographically distinct properties: the main base, Davison Army Airfield, and the Fort Belvoir North Area.
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. Fort Belvoir’s modern-day mission is providing logistical and administrative support to over 120 diverse tenant satellite organizations. The installation 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.
There are over 51,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Belvoir.
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, and is closed holidays and weekends.
If your arrival is at the Dulles or 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.
All soldiers arriving to Fort Belvoir will report to their assigned units before in-processing. 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 in-processing 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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th. Check with the school for other requirements.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Virginia Department of Social Services (804) 726-7000
People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.
Virginia Department of Health (804) 633-5465
The Mission of the Virginia Department of Health is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people in Virginia. The agency’s vision statement is “Become the healthiest state in the nation.”
Fairfax County Humane Society (703) 385-7387
Rescue, assist with and provide for the health and welfare of animals that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, surrendered, lost or injured.
Virginia State Police (804) 674-2000
Base Operator (703) 545-6700
Chaplain (703) 806-3006
Civilian Personnel Office (315) 772-1049
Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (315) 772-6929
Family Child Care (315) 772-2250
Housing Services Office (703) 805-3018
ID/CAC Card Processing (703) 805-5578
Information and Referral (315) 772-6799
In-Processing (315) 772-0423
Legal Services and JAG (315) 772-5261
Medical Appointments (315) 772-4655
NAF Human Resources Officer (315) 772-5393
Suicide Prevention Hotline (315) 772-9018
On-base housing is available at Fort Belvoir Army Base. There are two, three, four and five bedroom homes are available in fifteen village communities. Housing is available to military members of all ranks from all service branches assigned to Fort Belvoir and the National Capital Region. Call 703-454-9700 for more information.
Temporary Lodging at Fort Belvoir
9775 Gaillard Road Building 470
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Reservations: (703) 704-8600
3.3 miles from Base
Springfield Oaks is a safe, quiet neighborhood in Springfield, VA. The area has good schools, parks, and is family-friendly.
3.3 miles from Base
Wessynton is a safe, quiet neighborhood in Alexandria, VA. The area has a community boat launch, parks, restaurants, and shopping.
In Fort Belvoir, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 89°F and is rarely below 14°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 27°F and high of 44°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.8 months, from April 27 to August 21, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on July 14. The drier season lasts 8.2 months, from August 21 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 20.
The overall cost of living in Fort Belvoir, VA is 48% higher than the Virginia average and 59% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the city’s goods and services are 9% higher than the Virginia average and 9% higher than the U.S. average.
Fort Belvoir is located in Fairfax County, approximately 23 miles southwest of Washington D.C. Explore all that the nation’s capital has to offer by walking through the free Smithsonian museums, paddle on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers or listen to history tours on a double-decker tour bus. Washington D.C. has a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene, as well as world-class cultural events for all ages to enjoy. Walk along the charming streets of Georgetown or take a day trip to beautiful Chesapeake Beach. In the spring, Washington D.C. hosts the 3 week long annual Cherry Blossom Festival that celebrates the blooming of over 3000 cherry trees.
Some points of interest include Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Harbor, MD, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, MGM National Harbor Casino, Jefferson Memorial, Mason Neck State Park, Washington Memorial, and the White House.