Fort Belvoir

About

In 1741, the prominent Fairfax family moved into a grand estate named Belvoir on the banks of the Potomac River. Just a few miles downriver, you guessed it, was George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The Fairfaxes’ manor was lost to a devastating fire in 1783, but the site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At the onset of World War I, the peninsula became an ideal location for a cantonment and training area for engineering units, and was named Camp A. A. Humphreys. In 1930, it was renamed Fort Belvoir after renewed interest and archeological discoveries were made at the site of the historic mansion.  

Today, Fort Belvoir is the largest employer in Fairfax County with twice as many employees as The Pentagon. It has focused enormous effort and resources into preserving the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds the base. In 1980, the rifle and target ranges in the southwest corner of post were preserved to become The Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge. This sanctuary makes up over a third of the land on Fort Belvoir and its presence guarantees wildlife sightings of all kinds on post. The base’s perch on the Potomac River is both strategic and stunning, and most of the buildings are in the Georgian Colonial Revival style — symmetrical, red brick and with massive columns. In French, Belvoir means beautiful to see, and the name is just as applicable today as it ever was!

The base is comprised of three geographic areas: the main base, Davidson Army Airfield, and the Fort Belvoir North Area. The mission of Fort Belvoir is to be a “strategic sustaining base for America’s Army” and the base houses a dozen major Army commands, nineteen different Department of the Army agencies and 26 Department of Defense agencies. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and its two satellite clinics in Fairfax and Dumfries provides stellar patient care. The U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) also call Fort Belvoir home. Basically, if a unit or agency has anything to do with our Nation’s defense, it at least has representation on Fort Belvoir.

Base Services:

Housing Services Office

Housing Services Office
Location: 9851 Harding Place
Bldg. 258
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Hours: M - F: 0700 to 1630

Soldier & Family Assistance Center

Location: 5965 6th Street
Bldg. 1263
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1630
Closed 1st Wednesday of every month from 1200 to 1600

Army Community Service

Army Community Service
Location: 9800 Belvoir Road
Bldg. 200, 18th and Belvoir Rd
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Hours: M - F: 0800 to 1600
Closed 1st Wednesday of every month 1200 to 1600.

Fort Belvoir School Liason Office

Location: 9500 Barlow Road
Bldg. 950
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Hours: M - F: 0700 to 1730

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Base Location

By Plane
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
30 minutes
Dulles International Airport
45 minutes
By Bus
Greyhound Bus – 15 minutes
6770 Frontier Dr.
Springfield, VA22150
214-849-8966

 

Amtrak – 16 minutes
Lorton Station
8006 Lorton Rd.
Lorton, VA 22079
800-872-7245
Drive Times
Washington D.C. – 40 minutes
Richmond, VA – 1 hour 47 minutes
Baltimore, MD – 1 hour 15 minutes
New York City, NY – 4 hours 14 minutes

Commute

Drive Transit
North Arlington (Ballston) 20 MINS
*1 HR 20 MINS (reverse)
*2 HRS (metro/bus)
South Arlington (Alcova Heights) 25 MINS
*1 HR 15 MINS (reverse)
*2 HRS (metro/express/bus)
City of Alexandria (Old Town) 20 MINS
*40 MINS
*1 HR 15 MINS (bus)
Fort Hunt/Mount Vernon 30 MINS
*35 MINS
N/A
Kingstowne 20 MINS
*35 MINS
N/A
Falls Church 35 MINS
*1 HR
N/A
Annandale 20 MINS
*40 MINS
N/A
Vienna 28 MINS
*45 MINS
N/A
Reston 30 MINS
*1 HR 10 MINS
N/A
Herndon 35 MINS
*1 HR 20 MINS
N/A
Springfield 15 MINS
*35 MINS
N/A
Burke 20 MINS
*45 MINS
N/A
Fairfax Station 25 MINS
*55 MINS
N/A
Lorton 14 MINS
*26 MINS
N/A
Centreville 30 MINS
*1 HR 20 MINS
N/A
Chantilly 30 MINS
*1 HR 20 MINS
N/A
Manassas 40 MINS
*1 HR 25 MINS
N/A
Woodbridge 30 MINS
*1 HR 20 MINS
N/A
Stafford 45 MINS
*1 HR 50 MINS
N/A
Chevy Chase 40 MINS
*2 HRS
N/A
Silver Spring 45 MINS
*1 HR 50 MINS
N/A
Frederick 1 HR 20 MINS
*3 HRS
N/A
Annapolis 1 HR
*2 HR 20 MINS
N/A
Bethesda 40 MINS
*2 HRS
N/A
Northwest DC 40 MINS
*1 HR 30 MINS
N/A
Northeast DC 50 MINS
*1 HR 50 MINS
N/A
Southwest DC 35 MINS
*1 HR 10 MINS
N/A
Southeast DC 40 MINS
*1 HR 30 MINS
N/A