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 theHousing 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.
- 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.