Military Active Duty, Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), Mobilized Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers on orders will report to the Fort Belvoir Welcome Center located at 5981 13th Street, Bldg 1155 on Gunston Road for in-processing. All in-processing Soldiers must sign in at their unit of assignment prior to visiting the Welcome Center. Soldiers must have their leave form, assignment orders and amendments if applicable. During in-processing, servicemembers will update next-of-kin notification and Servicemember's Group Life Insurance data. Family members are welcome during in-processing. Soldiers must be in Duty uniform. House hunters on permissive temporary duty, sign in with the welcome center the day your permissive TDY begins. Welcome Center services include finance, personnel, housing and Child, Youth and School Services. Civilian Officials at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) advise about job vacancies, requirements and examinations, and provide information on training opportunities, awards, performance management, position descriptions, leave, salary, benefits and other related topics. More information about civilian personnel appropriated fund job opportunities may be obtained from www.armycivilianservice.com or at the Fort Belvoir CPAC, Bldg. 320. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The mailing address is CPAC-Fort Belvoir, Attn.: PECH-NCR-J, 5800 Putnam Road, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5821. The Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) branch of the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center offers a wide variety of opportunities in morale, welfare and recreation positions. More information about NAF employment and job opportunities is available at the NAF Human Resources Office, located in the CPAC. Settling In Lodging IHG brings the first branded hotels to U.S. Army installations. Their goal is to deliver great hotels guests love. Belvoir's IHG team brings the convenience and consistency of consumer-branded hotels, affording new levels of comfort for travelers, all while providing a guest experience specially tailored for Soldiers, their Families and non-military guests of the U.S. Army. For more information, please visit www.ihgarmyhotels.com. IHG offers 538 rooms at Fort Belvoir, all designed to fit a variety of guest needs. Complimentary continental breakfast provided. IHG invites guests to Thursday night socials to dine with the management staff. For reservations, call (703) 704-8600 or Toll Free 1-877-711-TEAM (8326). Finance The Defense Military Pay Office is located in Bldg. 219. Hours of operations are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.), and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Soldiers separating or retiring from the service must have an appointment, which is given at the 30-day briefing. All others should schedule an appointment with customer service. Please call the customer service desk at (703) 805-2501. Reservists must call (703) 805-5321/2501 for an appointment. Soldiers in processing must report to their units to schedule an appointment. Identification Cards Identification cards for Soldiers, family members and civilian employees can be obtained at the ID Card Section in Bldg. 213 on 20th Street. Soldiers may renew ID cards by reporting with supporting documents, such as promotion orders for E-5 and above or enlistment contracts. Civilian employees will be imbedded into the DEERS system by their civilian personnel office and contractors will be verified in the DEERS system through the contract verify system (CVS). Wait times are longest during the peak operating hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Military family members must meet one of the following criteria to obtain an ID card: a. Be accompanied by their sponsor; b. Present a signed and notarized DD Form 1172; c. Present a DD Form 1172 verified by any ID card-issuing facility; or d. Present a general power of attorney. Initial DEERS enrollment requires mandatory disclosure and verification of Social Security numbers of all beneficiaries of the uniformed services' health care system. Failure to disclose a SSN when enrolling in DEERS will result in loss of eligibility for medical care benefits in military treatment facilities. Additionally, you must have certified copies of your marriage certificate for spouse, divorce decree if beneficiary was previously married, certified birth certificate for children/step-children, and a final adoption decree if the family member was adopted. A hospital confirmation of birth letter can be used in place of a birth certificate for a child under the age of one year. Everyone must be enrolled in the DEERS data base before an ID card can be issued, or before medical treatment can be given. Dependents 21 through 23 years of age remain eligible for an ID card if they are pursuing a degree full-time at an accredited college. Dependent must have a letter from the registrar's office on the school's letterhead stating that that the dependent is a full-time student, how many hours they are attending, and an anticipated graduation date, along with a point of contact. Dependent ID cards can be renewed 90 days from the card's expiration date, with the exception of a dependent that is turning 65 years of age. These ID cards can be renewed on the first of the month of the 65th birthday or any day thereafter. (Don't forget your Medicare Part A and B Card for sponsors and dependents turning 65.) The ID card facility is located at the DEERS office, 5815 20th Street Fort Belvoir, Va. 22060, (703) 805-5578. Hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (doors close at 3:30 p.m.) On the third Wednesday of each month the facility closes its doors at 3 p.m. Phone: (703) 805-5578. For additional information about ID cards visit the section's web page. http://www.belvoir.army.mil/CacCards/cardFaq.asp Vehicle and Firearm Registration The Staff Sergeant John D. Linde Visitors Processing Operation Center at Tulley Gate conducts firearm and bicycle registrations. The center operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information call (703) 806-4891. Military members and their families who are assigned, attached or residing at Fort Belvoir billeting or quarters must register all privately owned firearms within 72 hours of being brought on to the installation. Registration is not required for firearms that are permanently stored off post. Firearms are not allowed to be stored in Fort Belvoir billeting. You will need to see your unit for storage of weapons. Visitors and guests must enter Fort Belvoir through Tulley Gate during normal operating hours from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. visitors may enter through Pence Gate. Drivers must show a valid driver's license and all adults must show valid identification. Vehicles are subject to random searches. Phone: (703) 806-4891/4892. Motorcycle Safety Requirements All motorcycle riders must wear proper eye protection, full-fingered gloves, long trousers and a long sleeved shirt or jacket in accordance with Army Regulation 385-10, section (4). The regulation will no longer mandate riders wear a fluorescent safety vest or jacket during daylight, however it is strongly encouraged. Additionally, all riders must complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course. At this time, Belvoir's Basic Rider and Experienced Rider courses are open to Active Duty, Active Reserve and Active National Guard only. Please visit the Installation Safety Office (ISO) website: http://www.belvoir.army.mil/safety for additional information reference registration, personal protective equipment, directions and more. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Rider Course only. Motorcycle Refresher Training is provided for service members who have been deployed more than 180 days. Students will provide their own motorcycles, meet the requirements to ride on post, and possess a motorcycle training course completion card. Active Duty Servicemembers, who operate a motorcycle on or off an Army installation, shall successfully complete a MSF-based rider safety course, or present documentation of previous attendance. Every 3 years following completion of the Experience Riders Course or the Military Sport bike Riders Course, operators shall complete motorcycle sustainment training. Speed Limits The speed limit on post varies, but is 15 mph in all housing areas unless otherwise posted. Speed limits are enforced using radar, especially in housing areas, due to the presence of children. Individuals cited for moving violations will receive a United States Magistrate ticket, requiring either the payment of a fine or appearance in Magistrate Court. Please obey all speed limits, traffic laws and signs. Household Goods Household goods movements (inbound, outbound and non-temporary storage) and personal property entitlements matters are handled by the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office, Washington Area (JPPSOWA). This office moves more than 63,000 shipments of household goods annually for members of all five branches of the armed services and Department of Defense employees. JPPSOWA is located in Bldg. 1466, at the corner of 5th and Gunston Roads. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A wealth of helpful information is contained on the JPPSOWA Web site, at www.belvoir.army.mil/JPPSOWA. Phone: (703) 806-4900 Severe Weather Fort Belvoir has an emergency plan to respond to severe weather and inform the community of changes to operating status. A 24-hour hotline provided by the Fort Belvoir Public Affairs Office can be reached by dialing 703-805-3030. The installation also has agreements in place with several radio and regional television stations that will announce any changes in Fort Belvoir's operational status. For the latest weather-related information regarding Fort Belvoir, visit the following: www.belvoir.army.mil; Television: NBC News 4; ABC News 7/8; WUSA 9; FOX 5; Radio: WTOP 103.5 FM; WFLS 93.3 FM; WHUR 96.3 FM; WMAL 630 AM; WAGE 1200 AM; WFVA 1230 AM.
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