Warrior and Family Center - Fort Belvoir
5940 9th Street (Corner of 9th and Belvoir)
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
P.O. Box 1471
Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060
(571) 267-2080 Phone
Staff Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Center Hours: Sunday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fort Belvoir is one of the largest Army bases in the United States. Covering almost 14-square miles and supporting more than 31,000 military and civilian personnel, Fort Belvoir is larger than many towns. That is where the USO comes in. We help service members and their families connect and feel that sense of community that is so difficult to maintain with a transient lifestyle, and aim to provide a home away from home.
The new USO Warrior and Family Center - Fort Belvoir opened in February 2013. It is the largest USO center ever constructed - 25,000 square feet. This state of the art facility provides signature USO programs and events for military families, junior enlisted and single service members, as well as robust programming for the wounded, ill, and injured (WII) and their families throughout the rehabilitation process. The building is designed to provide places that promote physical health and recreation; family strengthening; positive mental health; and education, employment and community reintegration - the key components of USOs coninuum of care.
The center is open to all active duty military, including National Guard and Reserves, and their families.
Recreation and Normalcy:
Kitchen and Dining Room
Education and Work:
All three program zones are connected by a central, two-story, Great Room and Fireside Lounge. These spaces welcome and orient users to the entire building and site. An integral part of the Great Room is a large USO Welcome Desk where volunteers will greet, assist and orient visitors to USO activities going on in or outside of the building.
|February 13, 2013 - December 18, 2013 - Open Art Studio Sessions - Wednesdays|
Open Art Studio Sessions are intended to allow participants to continue working on projects, explore with materials or learn a new skill. Walk-ins are welcome! Spend 5 minutes, or the entire 2 hours. No previous artistic skills ...
|February 14, 2013 - December 19, 2013 - Yoga - Every Thursday|
Yoga focuses on learning physical poses and includes breathing techniques. It can help an individual relax and move his/her body in new ways. Yoga offers the greatest health benefits by enabling one to develop flexibility, stren...
|February 20, 2013 - December 18, 2013 - Massage/Reiki - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
CAUSE brings a group of certified practitioners to offer Massage/Reiki/Reflexology services for those associated with the WTU. Individuals MUST sign up for these se...
|February 25, 2013 - December 16, 2013 - Project Healing Waters - Every Monday
Project Healing Waters provides fly tying and casting instruction, along with rod building techniques. Those who participate in the program are eligible to attend a variety of fishing outings. This program is offered ev...
|March 08, 2013 - December 13, 2013 - Puppy Day - 2nd and 4th Fridays|
Hero Dog brings puppies to the USO Warrior and Family Center on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. The puppies are training to be service dogs. The dogs...
|April 03, 2013 - December 04, 2013 - Stress Reduction Workshop|
Use art as a way to reduce stress. Create vision boards, mandalas, journals, and other forms of art to help identify what areas of self-care need work, and determine a plan for better wellness. Offered on the first Monda...
|April 16, 2013 - December 10, 2013 - Minimal Cooking Lessons - Monthly
Hospital Dietician provides instruction on how to prepare healthy meals, using minimal ingredients and equipment to prepare them. Every month focuses on a different phase of eating, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. ...
|April 18, 2013 - May 23, 2013 - Drawing/Painting - Every Thursday|
Explore your talents, and learn how to draw and paint over the course of 6 weeks. All skill levels are welcome. Offered every Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm at USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|May 06, 2013 - December 16, 2013 - Creative Writing Group - Every Monday|
Learn to use the writing as a tool for recording, understanding and communicating your experiences. Bring a project you're working on or write in response to a provided prompt-no previous writing experience is necessary. Whether you want to write a book or you want to write a letter, you're welcome!
|May 14, 2013 - June 25, 2013 - Stand-Up Comedy/Spoken Word Class - Every Tuesday|