- Celebrate the holidays with us!
- Bring your pet to Corvias's first Yappy Hour
- Exciting enhancements coming to your community center!
- How to discard your Christmas tree
- Corvias Foundation applications are now available
- Green Corner
- Don't let stress get in the way of your holiday cheer
- Fire safety tips for the holidays
- Inclement weather advice and reminders
- Attention all do-it-yourself mechanics
- Holiday happenings and more are on your community's calendar!
- Have you heard about Randolph Pointe?
- December special office hours
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate with you at our 'Tis the Season events! We will be holding a free event in three different locations and on three different dates for your convenience.
- Thursday, December 5, 2-5 p.m., The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks (2 Duplin Street)
- Wednesday, December 11, 2-5 p.m., Corregidor Courts/Bougainville Community Center (301 North Dougherty Drive)
- Wednesday, December 18, 2-5 p.m., Hammond Hills Community Center (70 Bastogne Drive)
Have your picture taken with Santa, do arts and crafts, take a hay ride, sing Christmas carols, and enjoy some light refreshments. Don't forget to bring your letter to Santa to the event!
Corvias’s first Yappy Hour will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bark Park on Bastogne Drive. Bring your pet and enjoy a holiday picture station, light refreshments, pet treat recipes and activities, all for FREE! You are welcome to dress your pet in their holiday best.
By mid-December, your Community Center will receive state-of-the-art computer technology. Corvias Military Living is installing touch-screen computers with larger screens to enable you to have an easier, more interactive user experience. Since many service members expressed their desire to access the DoD network on the annual survey, we are happy to offer an additional enhancement: two Common Access Card (CAC) readers will be set up in each Community Center's computer lab.
The computers and CAC readers are a company-wide improvement. So, no matter which Corvias community you call home, you will have a consistent resident experience. As always, thank you for your thoughtful and honest feedback.
We look forward to continuing to serve you, improve your quality of life and make Fort Bragg a great place to live!
Thank you for placing your Christmas tree on the curb on your bulk trash day. You may do so any time from December 26 through January 17. Don't forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree. Once we pick up your tree, we will ensure that your Christmas tree is recycled in an environmentally friendly way!
Corvias Foundation is now accepting scholarship and grant applications from active-duty service members' children and spouses! Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more, including how to apply.
Switch to LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional minilights.
For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don't let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling, and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season.
Decorating homes for the holidays is a long-standing tradition for many families. We would like to share some great tips to help prevent any potential fire or injuries.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year.
The below tips will help ensure that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season.
- If your home has a natural Christmas tree, water the tree on a daily basis. A well-watered tree can help prevent a fire in the event of an electrical short in the lights or if an open flame happens to come in contact with the tree.
- When choosing your tree, it has been found that a freshly cut tree with green needles is the best option; branches should be hard to pull back and should not break. The trunk of the tree should be sticky.
- Display your tree away from a heat source. Heat will quickly dry out the tree, which may lead to a higher risk of a fire.
- Promptly discard your Christmas tree by placing it on your curb on bulk trash day. We will recycle the tree for you any time between December 26 and January 17.
- When putting up holiday lights, inspect your lights for any frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, and broken or cracked sockets. If any of these things are found, discard the lights.
- More than three light strands in one outlet can cause an overload to the outlets. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Periodically check the wires of the lights to ensure they are not warm to the touch.
- Turn off your holiday lights when no one is home.
- Purchase flame-retardant decorations. Place all decorations away from heat vents.
- Ensure that trees and other holiday decorations are not displayed in locations that would block your home's exits in case of an emergency situation.
- Never leave a burning candle unattended. One alternative to open-flame candles are battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
- Ensure candles are placed in a location that prevents them from being easily tipped over. Keep all candles at least 12 inches away from any flammable items. Avoid using candles in bedrooms.
Please be safe, and happy holidays.
Winter is just around the corner. Are you ready for snow, ice, or sleet?
- As a reminder, in the event of inclement weather, you are responsible for clearing your driveway and the sidewalks around your home.
- Below is a list of Emergency Preparedness Kit Essentials recommended by the National Hurricane Center. These items will be helpful in the event of any emergency, including winter's inclement weather:
- Battery-powered radio and NOAA weather radio
- Flashlight with backup batteries
- Bottled water – at least one gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days
- Cash – credit cards may not work due to power outages
- Clothing – rain/snow gear, sturdy shoes
- First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
- Toiletries, hygiene items, and wet wipes
- Telephones – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional non-cordless telephone set
- Food – non-perishable packaged or canned foods
- Non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools, fuel for an outdoor grill
- Paper plates
- Toys, books and games
- Important documents – in a re-sealable plastic bag
- Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items and food
- Emergency contact numbers
- Contact information for insurance providers
Do you like to complete your car's maintenance on your own? Instead of completing this work in your home's driveway, please go to the two auto-related self-help areas: the East Bragg Auto Skills Center, and/or the Rec Plex Auto Skills Center. Both are located on Fort Bragg, and have experienced mechanics and reference manuals available for your convenience! You can also rent tools at a small price. Both centers ensure that all car products are thrown away in a responsible manner.
For more information, please call the East Bragg Auto Skills Center at (910) 396-1486, or the Rec Plex Auto Skills Center at (910) 394-2293. Since on-post residents are not permitted to complete vehicle maintenance in their driveways, this is a great alternative!
Want to know what is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities. Be sure to check out your community's December calendar for holiday happenings!
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Randolph Pointe is Fort Bragg’s only on-post apartment community for single and unaccompanied Senior NCOs and Officers. It is located near the North Post Commissary and PX on the corner of Randolph and Souter Streets at 2850 Compass Court. If you’ve ever wished your single friends could enjoy the many benefits of living on post, now they can!
Be sure to tell your friends and colleagues about this innovative community that’s right around the corner from everything. For more information or to schedule a tour for your single or unaccompanied service members, visit www.RandolphPointe.com or call (910) 764-5008.
- December 14 - Community Offices close at 4 p.m.
- December 24 – Christmas Eve – Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- December 25 – Christmas Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
- December 31 – Community Offices open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- January 1 – New Year's Day – All Corvias Offices Closed