FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Fort Belvoir participated for the 13th time in the 27th annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday evening at Pool #3.

More than 300 individuals attended the event held to promote community awareness and communication with police and emergency services.

Those who came enjoyed bounce tents, K-9 demonstrations and fire safety instruction. Patrons also were served pizza, tacos, and 496 hot dogs grilled by the Directorate of Emergency Services.

Installation Commander Col. John Strycula asked the audience for help in prevening crime in the neighborhood. "With your effort and involvement, we can reduce crime and address the issues that are affecting the community," Strycula said.

Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane appealed for support as well, "It takes all of us to participate and be involved. It's our community and we need to be active and we have to take care of it ourselves," Berhane said.