About Fort Belvoir, VA
Fort Belvoir is a United States Army base located in Fairfax County, Virginia. It was created in 1917 with America in the midst of World War I and originally known as Camp A.A. Humphreys. However, during the 1930's, the name change took place in order to honor the Belvoir estate that was located on its land.
The vast landscape that encompasses Fort Belvoir also includes Davison Army Airfield, with the entire workforce accounting for more than 51,000 jobs. One of the key reasons for so many people being on staff is the directive to close bases in 2005, which jobs being funneled to Fort Belvoir.
Prior to the mid-1980's, the base served as the Army Training School, though it still remains the home of the 29th Light Infantry Division of the Virginia National Guard. Among Army Major Commands, Fort Belvoir has connections to 10 of them, along with 19 agencies.