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    “Belvoir In the Know”: podcast for news, views and all things about Fort Belvoir

    'Belvoir in the Know' podcast

    Photo By Terry Ruggles | Col. Joshua SeGraves, Garrison commander, records the inaugural episode of the podcast...... read more read more

    FORT BELVOIR, VA, UNITED STATES

    02.25.2021

    Courtesy Story

    Fort Belvoir Public Affairs

    To reach out to busy people who have a limited amount of time to gather information and guidance, Fort Belvoir’s Garrison command group has launched “Belvoir In the Know,” a new podcast that aims to condense important information in a brief audio presentation that you can listen to wherever you are, according to Garrison Commander, Col. Joshua SeGraves.

    “I think that the podcast is going to be important for overall communication,” said SeGraves. “This podcast expands our communications beyond town halls, the Belvoir Eagle and social media. This format will be shorter. So instead of watching a 30-minute town hall, maybe you’ve got 8 to 12 minutes to listen to a podcast and get the latest information about Fort Belvoir.”

    Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Kleinholz agrees, and said it was a matter of pairing the proper communications method with the audience.

    “It’s important to have the right kind of communication to reach your audience,” Kleinholz said. “If you look at the people who drop in and out during those longer town halls, they are paying attention for a short period of time, because perhaps that’s the only time they have. Their time is valuable, so if we can provide short sound bites of what’s going on, we’ll keep our everyone well informed.”

    Ganesa Robinson, chief of command information with Belvoir Public Affairs, said this new outlet doesn’t replace, but rather augments the community’s understanding by providing a deeper look into particular issues.

    “We think a podcast can reach a different audience, since podcasts can be listened to on the go; or in the car; or while working out in the gym. This allows us to enhance information in eight to twelve-minute episodes. People are quite busy, and don’t have a lot of time, so we want to cut to the chase and give you the information you need,” Robinson said.

    The first episode of “Belvoir In the Know” focuses on the Army’s third-party inspection of privatized housing on the installation, which is a pilot project that will go world-wide among all services in the future. There was robust discussion of what to expect during the home inspection, along with how and whom to contact if you need to reschedule.

    In line with providing information that is mobile and on-the-go, Robinson added that the initial episode will launch on the Garrison’s Facebook page, but future episodes will only be available on the Digital Garrison app. That’s a move highly supported by SeGraves.

    ”The Digital Garrison app is another way to link families to the installation. I think it’s important, if you live or work on post, to have this in hand,” SeGraves said. “It’s an easy way for the Garrison to distribute information: anything from weather and gates; DFMWR decisions on CDC events; or just conveying general information about services on the installation.”

    For podcast release date and time, and the link, go to the www.facebook.com/fortbelvoir events page. Download the Digital Garrison app from the Apple Store or Google Play, and register your location as Fort Belvoir.

    “If we can provide a short podcast to update the community on things that are happening, that’s a great way to keep them in the know,” Kleinholz said.

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    Date Taken: 02.25.2021
    Date Posted: 02.26.2021 14:43
    Story ID: 390059
    Location: FORT BELVOIR, VA, US 

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