- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- We’re now on Facebook
- Office closure: 3-4 July
- Freeze Pop Fridays continue in July
- July 4 lawn care schedule
- Please do not set off fireworks
- It takes a community
- June 2015 Yard of the Month winners
- What you may not know about your cooling system
- Make your payments online 24/7
- Let’s get physical
- Green Corner
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.
- May 23 – Sept 7 – Summer Fun at the Beach. Weekends noon to 7 pm at Smith Lake Recreation Area.
- July 3-4 – All Corvias Military Living offices will be closed in observance of the 4th of July.
- July 4 – Fort Bragg 4th of July celebration 3-10 pm on the main post Parade Field.
- July 11 – Soldier Show at the Crown Theatre at 7 pm. This is a FREE event open to the public.
- July 12 – Soldier Show at the Crown Theater at 2 pm. This is a FREE event open to the public.
- July 18 – Movie Night Under the Stars presents Dolphin Tale 2 at 9PM at Smith Lake Recreation Area. This is a FREE event
- July 25 - Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run. Race starts at 8 am
- July 25 – Dive in Theater presents Tangled at Twin Lions Pool. Gates open at 8PM. This is a FREE event
- August 1 and August 22 – U.S. National Whitewater Center Excursion Trip brought to you by Fort Bragg Outdoor Recreation Excursions.
- September 19 – Race Fort Bragg. Reebok Spartan Race will be hosted. Commit as a team to running, jumping, climbing, and crawling 3+ miles through a course riddled with over 20 obstacles.
You asked and we listened. Facebook provides an extension of your community and another way for us to better serve you. You will find information about your community, receive important reminders and updates, learn about resources, view housing tips and so much more on the page. Come on over and like us.
Plus, supercharge your social experience with us and like the Corvias Military Living Facebook page as well. We will you there!
Just a reminder that all Fort Bragg offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. If you have a maintenance emergency there is always someone here to help, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For all maintenance emergencies call your community center.
There’s nothing like a relaxing day by the pool, but it will soon get even better. If you visit a Corvias community pool on Friday, July 10, 17, 24, and/or 31, you and each of your guests will receive a FREE Freeze Pop at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., while supplies last. The Ste Mere Eglise Community and Ardennes Community will participate on Thursday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 due to their community’s pool being closed on Fridays. Be sure to keep a look out for this tasty treat!
Due to the July 4th holiday, your lawn care day may be rescheduled for the week of June 30. Don’t forget to check your community calendar for your July 4th holiday make-up lawn care day. Please note that this schedule is weather dependent. If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn care, please do not hesitate to contact your Community Office.
As a reminder, it is illegal for individuals to set off any fireworks on Fort Bragg. This includes both the consumer fireworks (to include sparklers and firecrackers) as well as the large fireworks purchased in South Carolina or other neighboring states. Instead of putting your family and your home in danger, please visit one of the many professional fireworks shows in the area this summer!
We at Fort Bragg Corvias Living are grateful for the residents, staff, and contractors that help make our community so outstanding. We wanted to share a couple of stories that residents contacted us about because without such great folks, our community would not be what it is.
“I'd like to comment on my service from the men who collect trash and also recyclables from our home on Arnhem Way on Fort Bragg. They pick up every Thursday morning/afternoon and it is the highlight of our day. As a mom of three young boys, we are always at the front door waving and thanking them. They go above and beyond by acknowledging us. They always wave and most recently danced as they brought the cans back up to the house! We appreciate them!” – Mrs. Erica Shinkle
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, a team member at the Casablanca Community Center received a call from a gentleman who was visiting his uncle on post. He stated that he wanted to give praise to a young man who works for Brickman by the name of Michael Darden. Mr. Darden was riding down the street on his lawn mower when he saw kids crossing the street to get to a school bus stop. There were two cars coming very fast down the street and did not appear to be paying attention to the children. Mr. Darden jumped off of his lawn mower and pushed the children out of the way of the incoming cars. The gentleman stated that he jumped off of his lawn mower so fast he almost got hit by his own mower. The guy ran over to him to ask him his name but he really did not want to give it, only saying he was glad no one got hurt and that he had to return to work. The gentleman was so impressed with Mr. Darden’s willingness to sacrifice his own safety for two children.
On June 4, 2015 the Assistant Manager at Hammond Hills received a call. The caller identified who he was and stated that he wanted to recognize a Brickman employee by the name of Michael Darden for his good deed. The caller stated that while driving down the road, he drove through a swarm of bees, some of which entered his car. The caller stated that he is highly allergic to bees and was attempting to wave them out of his car but was unsuccessful. The caller stated that when he was unable to wave them out of his car, he jumped out of his moving vehicle and fell onto the side of the road. Mr. Darden dropped his weed eater and chased the moving vehicle down before it entered into the intersection of Normandy and Bastogne. Mr. Darden stopped the car and was able to ensure that the bees were removed.
We would like to congratulate our June 2015 Yard of the Month winners. We would like to thank you and all of our residents who help keep our community looking great! July Yard of the Month judging will occur the first full week of July with winners announced in August. Again congratulations to our June 2015 winners:
- SPC Ivan and Laura Baez
- MSgt Warren and Michelle Bailey
- SGT Mark and Rebecca Bendel
- MSG Brent and Melissa Borden
- SPC Richard and Bobbi Carter
- SGT Vitor and America Dacosta
- SSG Jeffery and Elsa Delay
- LTC Lawrence and Cynthia Ferguson
- SPC Mark and Stacy Fields
- CMSgt James and Bridget Flamio
- SGT Robert and Jeanne Freestone
- SPC William and Melissa Folwell
- SSG Taniela and Nive Fuka
- CPT Matthew and Erica Garrick
- SPC Kyle and Callie Goss
- SGT Steve and Desiree Holiskey
- SSG Patrick and Shannon Jacobson
- SPC Ryan and Kati Kidd
- SSG Paul and Mary Labrador
- SPC Gabriel and Alicia Leathers
- SGT Tommy and Isabel Linville
- CPT Benjamin and Myra Martinez
- MSG Mark and Cheryl Mims
- SPC Adonis and Linda Munoz
- SPC Sondra and Joseph Phillips
- PVT Justin and Erin Polk
- SFC Romualdo and Yesenia Portes
- SSG Rosanne and Randall Robinson
- SGT Eric and Roxanne Rothenberger
- SPC Michael and Michele Sacks
- SSG Brian and Jennifer Zebrowski
Heat pumps are widely used across the South and other temperate climates. During the summer, a heat pump absorbs heat from inside and releases it outside, cooling the interior in the process. Heat pumps in Fort Bragg homes are designed to keep the interior temperature 15 to 20 degrees below the outside temperature. Turning the thermostat lower will not lower the interior temperature below this 20 degree threshold.
This is completely normal and doesn’t mean that your cooling system isn’t working properly. In periods of extreme heat, you may need to take active steps to help your home maintain a comfortable temperature. Setting the fan switch on your thermostat to “auto”, and changing your air filter(s) every 30 days will help your home remain a comfortable temperature regardless of the season.
We are excited to announce big changes are happening with payment options for residents at Corvias Military Living. You now have online and mobile rent payment options. This will save you time in your day and allow you to pay your rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. If you are already set up with an allotment of your BAH going towards your home each month, this will not apply to you. However, it may apply in the event you need to pay a prorated amount for rent upon move-in or when you move-out and wish to pay an outstanding balance. Click here for a summary of your options.
Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle for individuals and families. Thirty minutes of vigorous activity is recommended for adults while children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity level. The combination of physical activity and healthy food choices can help prevent a variety of diseases, maintain a healthy weight, build lean muscle and promote strong bone, muscle and joint development.
Individuals and families can incorporate fun and engaging activities into their everyday routine to help reach their physical activity goals. As summer approaches and you start to plan your summer vacations, think about planning an active vacation. Going to the beach? Instead of merely going to the beach, look for other activities such as fishing excursions, sports activities or biking along the beach you can include into your vacation time. Planning a trip to another city? Explore the city through a walking tour, skate at the local park, visit the zoo or amusement park. Camping is another active vacation that can challenge your physical activity while still having a great time relaxing.
There are many activities ranging from swimming, walking / running or biking you can do within your local community to help get you and your family active. For more information about the local activities click here.
For more tips and resources to help you and your family meet your goals visit http://kidshealth.org/parent/hearthealth/wellness.exercise.html or www.letsmove.gov.
How do you get rid of “energy vampires?” Unplug appliances that are not in use. Do not leave them in standby mode.