- Spring into Fun
- Month of the Military Child and Purple Up!
- Children’s Fest 2015
- Story Hour
- 3rd Annual Fort Bragg Spouse Wellness Conference
- Test your air conditioning now
- Post wide yard sale
- Your opinion matters
- Corvias Military Living pools
- Hello Mr. Sunshine – pool safety at your home
- Time to start barbecuing – keep it safe
- Friendly Community Reminders
- Lawn mowing services
- Corvias Foundation military spouse scholarship
- Army Emergency Relief educational scholarships
- Green corner
- Do you know your CFLs?
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Corvias Military Living is excited to announce our first event of 2015, Spring into Fun! FREE food, music, large inflatable slides and raffles will be waiting for you as we kickoff the spring season. The FREE event will be held on Friday, April 17 (inclement weather date of Friday, April 24), from 3-6 pm at the Corregidor Courts/Bougainville Community Center located at 301 N. Dougherty Drive. Spring into Fun will also be held on Friday, May 1 (inclement weather date of Friday, May 8), from 3-6 pm at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks located at 2 Duplin Street. Please join us on a trip to the islands without having to leave Fort Bragg! This year's Spring into Fun event will follow a luau theme featuring limbo, pineapple bowling, a hula skirt relay, and so much more!
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, we take time to recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resiliency. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. You can do this by wearing the color purple on April 15th. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue.
Corvias Military Living would like to salute our military children and show appreciation for all that they do! Please join us at Spring Into Fun on April 17 (inclement weather date April 24) at Corregidor Community Center from 3-6 p.m. and May 1 (inclement weather date May 8) at the Clubhouse at Linden Oaks from 3-6 p.m. to join us in celebrating military children.
Don’t miss the 23rd annual Children’s Fest at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 18. Gates will open at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Gates will close at 4 p.m. First 500 kids receive a free t-shirt. The event will offer games, kiddie jump tower, climbing wall, carnival rides, and prize drawings. There will also be a special appearance by Darth Vader. For more information, please visit http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/.
ACS Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and Corvias Military Living are teaming up to offer a monthly story hour the 2nd Thursday of every month from April – November 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Story hour will rotate through the various Corvias Military Living Community Centers. Each month we will read a new story along with a craft or activity and a light snack. This event is free. To sign up or learn more about story hour please contact EFMP at 910-396-2749 or 910-643-7517.
Registration is open for the upcoming Spouse Wellness Conference on May 7. This year’s event will feature a Spartan Workout led by Spartan Race CEO/Founder Joe DeSena and his team of certified SGX Coaches. Additionally, there will be a variety of health and wellness classes, line dancing lessons, crafts and more. Visit www.fortbraggmwr.com for more information and to register.
Spring is officially here, and summer is just a few months away! Test your air conditioning now before the temperatures really heat up. If your air conditioning is not functioning properly, please submit a service order in person at your Community Office, by phone, or on our website. We will be happy to take care of that for you. Don’t forget to keep your air conditioning system working at its best to change your air filters in your home at least once a month. Air filters are free to residents via their community office – just stop by and we will be happy to provide you with them.
Do you want to make some extra money by selling belongings that you no longer need or want? Do you like finding great bargains just down the street? Now is your chance! Host a yard sale in your own yard on Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The use of free standing signs is encouraged. We appreciate if you would refrain from taping, stapling or otherwise securing signage to street signs and light posts
Late last year, families living on-post received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-post.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
All Corvias family housing pools will open on Friday, May 22. Please visit your community’s website for the Corvias community pools’ hours and rules.
All Corvias pools are free of charge for on-post residents to use. Don’t forget your pool pass and military ID! Replacement pool passes are available at your Community Center. Each household is welcome to bring a maximum of four guests.
Young children may wear Coast Guard-approved life vests. Please note that the following are not permitted in Corvias pools:
- Inflatable rafts
- Water wings
As the warmer weather is approaching and we start preparing our families for fun activities in the sun, many of us may decide to purchase a pool for the kids to play in their backyard. Please remember if you are purchasing a pool that:
- Only small, well-maintained wading pools are permitted. Wading pools must be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10-feet wide.
- Wading pools must be positioned in the backyard on grassy areas
- Wading pools must be emptied daily and removed when not in use.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
The start of warm weather frequently means the beginning of barbecuing season—time to enjoy good food with friends and family. You don’t want to spoil the fun with an accident at the grill, though. Keep these important safety tips in mind for a good time:
- •Read the instructions. Whether you’re using a gas grill or one that burns charcoal, take some time to read the owner’s manual before starting your fire. Be sure you’re following the manufacturer’s safety guidelines.
- • Always grill outdoors. Your garage, carport, or tent isn’t a safe location for a grill. Remember that grills must be 10ft away from any building.
- • Keep the grill stable. Check the surface on which you’re placing your grill. You don’t want it to tip over unexpectedly. Also, take care to place it well away from the flow of people and pets, and especially children.
- • Clean the grill first. Scrape off any grease or fat that can make a fire difficult to control.
- • Stay close by. Never leave your grill alone while you’re talking, getting food, etc.
- • Dispose of coals safely. Once you’re finished, douse the hot coals thoroughly, cover the grill, and wait at least 24 hours before emptying it. Never store coals in paper, wood, or plastic containers.
- Staying inside for a while? Remember to close your garage door and return all of your belongings, such as toys, tools, and bicycles, to your home when you are not outside with your family. If you are not currently using these items, please remove them from the streets, driveways, and sidewalks. This will not only maintain the curb appeal of the community, but it will also ensure that your possessions are securely stored near your home.
- When parking in the community, remember to lock your car doors and store valuable items out of sight. Please do not leave your car running and unattended.
- Courteous parking makes for happy neighbors. Remember if you have assigned parking to respect your neighbor’s parking space. Overflow and/or street parking do not have assigned spaces. Please remember to not block other residents in, park on lawns or grass areas (or non-paved areas), double park, or block fire hydrants.
- Are you holding a yard sale? If you post yard sale signs in your community, please display these signs no earlier than the day before the sale, and no later than the day after the sale.
- Let’s all do our part to maintain our community - While it may not be your trash, if the wind blows trash into your yard, please pick it up to help keep our community looking great.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. Not only do we appreciate it, but so does the rest of the community!
To improve your quality of life and overall housing experience, Corvias Military Living provides commercial lawn mowing services at no additional charge. These seasonal services are provided by The Brickman Group, an established leader in the commercial lawn mowing industry.
Lawn mowing services for April will occur the week of April 13, April 20, and April 27. You can always check your community’s calendar for your mowing schedule in case there are some community lawn care schedule changes. Inclement weather may require adjustments to your regular lawn mowing schedule. If you have questions about your lawn mowing services, please contact your Community Office.
Lawn mowing process:
- The mowers mow your lawn.
- A separate crew trims around fixed objects such as fences and drains. (This service will occur every other mow.)
- Another team comes through to blow the grass clippings off of your patio, sidewalk and driveway.
How to prepare your yard for mowing:
• Remove toys, decorative items, trash, patio furniture, grills, pet waste, and trampolines from all grassy areas on your lawn mowing day. Unprepared lawns will not be mowed.
• Park cars on paved areas to allow crews access to grassy areas.
• Keep pets indoors on your lawn mowing day.
• Ensure that your backyard fence is unlocked to allow crews to access your yard. (Ste Mere Eglise residents should prop open patio privacy fences.) After lawn mowing has been completed, verify that your fence is closed before allowing your pet to re-enter your yard.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
Did you know that Compact Florescent Lights or CLF help your family save money, reduce the amount of energy used in your home as they use about 70% less energy, and also significantly reduce the frequency in which light bulb changes are needed.
Have a burnt out CFL and want to recycle it?
- Bring it to a local home improvement store. Lowe’s and Home Depot offer free recycling of all CFL bulbs! (Lowe’s – 3 Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Locations ; Home Depot – 1 Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Location)
Want to learn more about CFL bulbs?
- Visit energystar.gov or epa.gov to learn more about CFL bulbs to include full guidelines regarding proper clean-up and disposal of CFLs.
Resident’s Light Bulb Responsibility:
- Corvias Military Living provides long tube florescent bulbs and certain specialty bulbs (e.g. - appliance bulbs). If a provided light bulb burns out, call your community center, and our maintenance staff will change the bulb for you! All other light bulbs in your home are considered “traditional” bulbs and are the responsibility of the resident. If you purchase “traditional” light bulbs and need assistance changing the bulb, call your community staff, a work order can be placed to have a member of maintenance install the bulbs for you!
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? The application period for grants is now open. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 7, 2015. Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Army Emergency Relief also maintains two scholarships that provide financial assistance to eligible dependents pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The Spouse Education Assistance Program is designed to support spouses while the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program supports dependent children. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 2 to May 1 each year for assistance for the following academic year. Applicants can access the applications at www.aerhq.org.
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
- Mulch bed clean out continues – please check your community calendar for dates.
- April 15 – Taxes due. Don’t forget the Fort Bragg tax center is open and free!
- April 17 – Corvias Military Living Spring into Fun at Corregidor Community Center from 3-6 p.m. This event is FREE and open to Corvias Military Living residents. Inclement weather date is April 25.
- April 18 – MWR Children’s Fest at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will offer games, kiddie jump tower, climbing wall, carnival rides, and prize drawings. There will also be a special appearance by Darth Vader. For more information visit http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/.
- April 25 – MWR Monthly 5K Walk/Run
- April 25-26 – Dogwood Festival at Fayetteville Festival Park
- May 1 - Corvias Military Living Spring into Fun at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks from 3-6 p.m. This event is free and open to Corvias Military Living residents. Inclement weather date is May 8.