• Child Care Resources for Military Families – Sept 14

    The Fort Belvoir Collaborative will be holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 14 from 12 – 2 pm at the USO on Fort Belvoir. It will be a topic-driven discussion on Child Care Resources for Military Families on and around Fort Belvoir. We’ll have representatives from: Fort Belvoir Child & Youth Services, Fairfax County Office for Children, and Easter Seals Child Development Center. Join in on the discussion to learn about programs and services available for military families in the region, and have an opportunity to learn, ask questions, network and share. To ensure available space, registration for this meeting is required.

  • 9/11 Heroes Run – Alexandria – Sept 9

    The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k +1/2M family fun run/walk will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 AM at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Alexandria, VA. Runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages are welcome. Events take place all over the world, on or near September 11th, and are 100% organized by local community volunteers. It is the perfect opportunity for your community to personally come out and thank your local veterans, their families, and first responders in an annual, fun, and family friendly environment!

  • Invincible Spirit Festival – Aug 31

    Invincible Spirit Festival will be held on Thursday, August 31st at 5:00pm on Pullen Field, Fort Belvoir. Food will be provided along with games and a performance from Lt. Dan Band!

  • Weekend Warriors – Wellness Workshop – Sept 17

    Project Horse Empowerment Center will be hosting a Weekend Warriors Walk-In Wellness Workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am – 12 pm in Purcellville. This wellness workshop is for active duty and retired military and is all about reconnecting with your significant other in a relaxing environment. Workshop fee is $45 per person.

  • Military Appreciation Day at National Portrait Gallery – Aug 26

    Blue Star Families will be hosting a Military Family Appreciation Day at the National Portrait Gallery as part of their Blue Star Museums program on Saturday, August 26 from 11 am – 1:30 pm. There will be live a bluegrass band, private tours with a curator, kids’ activities and popcorn!

  • Blue Star Families Back to School BBQ & Family Fun Day – Aug 12

    Blue Star Families is holding a Back to School BBQ & Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 12 from 12 – 2 pm at the Spates Community Club on Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. The event is open to wounded warriors, caregivers, service members and their families.

  • Blue Star Cares Avatar Toolkit Training – Aug 24 & 26

    Are you a caregiver? Don’t miss this unique opportunity! The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and wellbeing and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to participate in this research study. You will receive a half day training and lunch will be provided.

  • USO Fort Belvoir Mid-Summer Blast – July 12

    USO Metro’s Mid-Summer Blast at Fort Belvoir’s Castle Park will be on Wednesday, July 12 from 11 am – 2 pm. Open to active duty and dependents. No registration needed.

  • Supermarket Sweeps – Fort Belvoir – July 12

    The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore invites active duty servicemembers and dependents to come out to our Supermarket Sweeps! DATE: July 12th TIME: 10AM until the food runs out! LOCATION: USO-Metro Warehouse (9455 Jackson Loop, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060). Come out to the warehouse with your empty grocery bags and we will fill them with fresh produce and other treats!

  • Caregiver Horse Powered Rejuvenation – August 5

    Blue Star Families hosts a Caregivers Empowering Caregivers event: Horse Powered Rejuvenation. Join fellow caregivers and their families for a one-of-a-kind experience in equine therapy and activities for the whole family. Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding at Morven Park (41580 Sunday Morning Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176). Lunch and transportation will be provided. Space is limited, so register now!