December 23, 2009 5:11 AM
"I had been having nightmares trying to figure out how we are going to get through all of this," mused Isiah Leggett, the County Executive for Montgomery County, Maryland. He was referring to the expansion of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, wihch is part of an impending base consolidation that will bring about 19,000 military jobs to the region. Lawmakers announced today that they will allocate $300 million to improve traffic flow, public transit facilities, and pedestrian walkways in the area....Fort Belvoir has set up a website where families can find resources related to their relocation, including a lending closet which will loan out household items for up to two weeks while families wait for their moving vans to arrive, a link to an online calculator that will allow families to make customized checklists and calendars to keep track of their move, and a link to a fact page about the Fort Belvoir area, including information about schools, child care, the cost of living, housing, employment, the commissary and base exchange, banking, medical services, and recreation.
Because the cost of living is higher in the Fort Belvoir area than it is at other bases around the country, families who downsize may also appreciate knowing about self-storage facilities in the area. There are many around the Beltway. Extra Space has numerous facilities in the area, and offers the first month free. [More]