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When Sgt. 1st Class Gracie Vaughan and Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper came upon an overturned bus on George Washington Memorial Parkway as they each drove home from work June 14, both said their military training kicked in.

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Cooper, who was driving home to Fort Belvoir from work at the Pentagon, rushed to help right the overturned bus. Vaughan, also driving home to Belvoir from her job at Fort McNair, arrived as the bus was being turned over and rushed to aid the people who had been trapped beneath it.

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Books ClipartVan Noy Library wants to help Fort Belvoir children avoid the “summer slide.”

The term refers to the tendency of children to lose some of what they learned during the school year during summer break. One way to stop it is through summer reading, said Nilya Carrato, Van Noy Library’s supervisory librarian.

Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Child Youth and School Services are partnering for this year’s summer reading program, with the theme, “Read for the Win!”

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At a recent community meeting involving Fairfax County Public Schools, Fort Belvoir residents and garrison staff, there were a number of questions about the status of Meeres Gate and whether or not it would be open to accommodate traffic associated with Fort Belvoir Elementary School. Meeres Gate is no longer safe to use because of the speed and volume of traffic along Jeff Todd Way. Additionally, the gate does not comply with Defense Department standards for force protection and anti-terrorism measures in place at all of Belvoir’s other access control points.

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