- Free Fayetteville FireAntz hockey tickets are now available
- Coming soon: The Fort Bragg Victory Garden
- Corvias teams with Army Wife Network to bring Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to three Corvias installations
- High school senior scholarship applications are due soon!
- Your mulch bed clean-out is approaching
- Participate in a survey for your chance to win a mini iPad
- Faster Internet coming to your community center
- Some friendly community reminders
- Green corner
- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar
- Have you heard about Randolph Pointe?
- All American race registration
- The Fort Bragg Tax Center is now open
- Military Saves Week begins February 24
Great news! As part of our team sponsorship, we have received 1,000 FREE Fayetteville FireAntz hockey tickets. The game will be held on Saturday, February 8 at 7:05 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum. They are now available on a first-come, first-served basis at your Community Office. Each on-post household is eligible to receive up to four tickets. Supplies are limited, so get yours before they are gone!
A new community garden exclusively for on-post residents will open later this year on Fort Bragg! More information will be e-mailed about the Fort Bragg Victory Garden, including how to enter the lottery to receive one of the 20 garden plots. On-post residents who participate in the community garden can plant and grow their own produce.
Corvias teams with Army Wife Network to bring Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to three Corvias installations
Corvias Military Living is proud to team with Army Wife Network (AWN), a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies program to three Corvias installations in 2014. Field Exercise™ is an energetic, four-hour seminar series designed to empower and rejuvenate military spouses by providing them a time to connect, share support, obtain resources and enjoy camaraderie. Spouses attending the events experience networking opportunities, dinner, and interactive discussions related to challenges and opportunities faced by military spouses. AWN began holding the events in 2007 and has organized the Field Exercise™ series (FE™: Priceless Packages & FE™: Love Military Life) at 15 Army posts across the country.
The first Corvias sponsored 2014 Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies seminar will be held at Fort Bragg April 3-4. Corvias and AWN will host additional events at Fort Meade in September and Fort Sill in November. Visit the AWN website for more information.
In addition to sponsoring the Field Exercises™, Corvias is embarking on a year-long campaign themed “Heart Your Home.” Beginning in February, Corvias will regularly contribute to the AWN site under the Relocation/PCS Column. These articles will provide useful advice and first hand insight about communities on or near the installations served by Corvias. Topics will include moving, family, relationships, and ways to “Heart Your Home.”
The campaign is aligned with AWN’s mission is to empower Army families with comprehensive information, programs, and opportunities. The partnership with Corvias Military Living will continue that mission with Army families everywhere, including Corvias residents.
“We are excited to support the AWN mission,” said Amanda Filipowski, communications director, Corvias Military Living. “Much like our mission, AWN is committed to providing resources and support to our military families. Taking care of families is what we do.”
To keep up-to-date with the partnership, read future editions of Corvias Community News and follow @CorviasGroup on Twitter. You will find more information about AWN at www.armywifenetwork.com.
Hurry – all applications for Corvias Foundation’s high school senior scholarships must be submitted by Thursday, February 13. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college, and whose parent is an active-duty service member stationed at one of the 13 Corvias installations. Corvias Foundation also offers grant opportunities to spouses of active-duty service members. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about and/or apply for the Foundation’s available scholarships and educational grants.
Brickman will be completing a mulch bed clean-out service from Monday, February 3 until Friday, April 18. Go to our community calendar to see when Brickman will be completing this work in your neighborhood. Click here to find out how to prepare your mulch bed for its clean-out.
After the mulch bed clean-out is complete, you will assume responsibility for maintaining your mulch beds until the fall mulch bed clean-out. Poorly maintained mulch beds may be subject to a clean-up fee.
Mulch bed clean-out includes the following services:
• Excessive weeds in the mulch bed are cut below a half inch in height. Mechanical devices may be used, if necessary.
• A granular treatment is applied to prevent weed germination. This product is approved for use around kids and pets.
• Shrubs, trees and perennials are trimmed, as necessary.
• Backyard fence lines are sprayed with herbicide. This product is approved for use around kids and pets.
How to prepare your mulch beds for clean-out:
• Install a bed border around personal plants in the mulch bed, or move your personal plants from the mulch bed to pots or containers.
• Store or remove decorative yard ornaments or lighting elements to prevent damage (solar lights, sculptures, plant hooks, etc.). If items are not removed from mulch beds, your home will not receive mulch bed clean-out services, and you may be subject to a fee.
• Remove toys, trash, pet waste and water hoses from mulch beds before your scheduled clean-out dates. If items are not removed, your home will not receive mulch bed clean-out services, and you may be subject to a fee.
Notify the Community Office before your clean-out dates if:
• You have special plants or decorative mulch in your mulch beds that you do not want disturbed, removed or covered.
• You would prefer to maintain your own mulch beds.
Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value. Each year, Corvias Military Living contracts an independent property management research firm, SatisFacts, to send a resident satisfaction survey.
You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com”. You have until mid-March to complete it. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Everyone who participates will be entered into a gift drawing to win a mini iPad. Contact your Community Office for more information.
Exciting enhancements at your community centers continue! By the end of February, you will notice the WiFi speed at the community centers is faster when your device connects to the Internet. Corvias’s technology team will install a new wireless Internet system at each community center. The new system will increase the wireless range and security, and improve Internet speed and performance. The only thing you must do is type the new password in each device. You can obtain this password from your Community Office.
We understand the importance of wireless Internet access, and hope the new system will provide a better experience for you and your family while hanging out in your community center. The boosted WiFi is another company-wide improvement. So no matter which Corvias community you call home, you will have a consistent resident experience. We look forward to continuing to serve you, improve your quality of life and make Fort Bragg a great place to live!
- If you have not yet removed your holiday decorations, thank you for doing so at your earliest convenience.
- Please do not park on any grassy areas, including next to driveways or carports. We invite you to park on the street where it is legally permitted and where you are not preventing residents from leaving their driveway. Courteous parking will ensure that emergency vehicles can access a home at any time, and that you do not receive a parking ticket.
- We greatly appreciate your pulling your trash and recycling carts back to your home at the end of your collection day.
Did you know...If you lower your thermostat by one degree in the winter, you will save enough energy to watch 646 DVDs.
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. 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. For more information or to schedule a tour for your single or unaccompanied service members, visit randolphpointe.com or call (910) 764-5008.
Race registration and more information, including how to volunteer on race day, are available here.
Fort Bragg’s Tax Center is now accepting walk-ins and appointments. The center provides free tax preparation, electronic filing, and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns. Active-duty service members, family members, and retirees are encouraged to file their taxes at the center. The Tax Center is located on the 6th Floor of the Soldier Support Center. The center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All walk-ins must arrive by 4 p.m. Don’t forget your W2’s, DoD ID card, and Power of Attorney, if necessary. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (910) 396-8299.
Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure your family’s financial preparedness. Take the week of February 24 to review your saving plans. Set your goals, even small ones, and start saving now. For more information, please visit www.militarysaves.org to review savings tips, tools, resources, and strategies.
It is important to recognize that despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is here to help. AER can assist with medical expenses, funeral expenses, emergency travel, car repairs, food, rent, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit www.aerhq.org.