- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Corvias invites you to participate in our first Corvias Cup Scramble Golf Tournament
- Fort Bragg was recently named top RCI Project of the year for 2014
- Fall and winter yard-of-the-month
- Lawn care schedule for October
- Boy Scout popcorn sale
- Courteous parking reminder
- Test your heater now
- Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses - nine spouses at Ft. Bragg have received $5,000 grants
- Strengthening families and communities – “Know your resources”
- Green Corner
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- October 3rd & 4th – MWR’s 2015 Stryker Club Championship. Entry Deadline is October 1st.
- October 3 – Military Wives Spiritual Resiliency Event at the Watters Family Life Center on Fort Bragg.
- October 3 – MWR’s Movie Night Under the Stars presents “Big Hero 6” at Smith Lake Recreation Area at 8PM.
- October 12 – Columbus Day. Community Centers will function on holiday hours and will be open from 9AM-1PM.
- October 13 – National M&M Day. Stop by your community center for a special treat to celebrate this delicious day.
- October 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center.
- October 17 – 8th Annual Volksmarch & Festival at Smith Lake Recreation Area.
- October 17 – Dueling Pianos at Sports USA at 8PM.
- October 21 –Open Mic Night at Sports USA in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- October 24 – Corvias and MWR Corvias Cup Scramble Golf Tournament at 1PM. Register with your community center. Deadline to sign up is 16 October.
Calling all golfers!!! Corvias Military Living and MWR will host the first Corvias Cup Scramble Golf Tournament on October 24, 2015. The Corvias Cup Scramble Golf Tournament will consist of teams of three. If you don’t have a team but want to participate we can place you on a team. Teams will compete for amazing prizes to include a First Place prize of $500 off one month’s rent for each person on the winning team; Second Place prize includes a free golf membership for a year; Third Place prize is a gift certificate of $100. There will also be a hole in one prize – one year FREE rent; this is taxable income. Sign up today at your community center. Tee time starts at 1PM. Deadline to register is 16 October – hurry, space is limited.
We are happy to announce that Corvias Military Living at Fort Bragg was recently named Top RCI Project of the Year for 2014. Housing throughout the Army submitted resident feedback, survey scores, and other details of how they manage housing to be considered for this recognition. There are 23,000 service members and military family members residing in 6,841 on-post homes and apartments at Fort Bragg. However, as many residents know, despite the community being large, residents receive a personal approach when it comes to housing here at Bragg.
For the complete highlights that led to Fort Bragg receiving the Top RCI Project of the Year for 2014, visit http://www.paraglideonline.net/news/article_d99d9430-57c6-11e5-87f2-eba07fc53481.html.
For the second year, the Corvias-sponsored Yard-of-the-Month program will host a Fall and Winter Yard-of-the-Month
The Fort Bragg Garrison will recognize the contest in October (Fall Yard-of-the-Month), and December (Winter Yard-of-the-Month). Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory, when judging in October and December.
The Yard-of-the-Month Program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home, while remaining in compliance with housing and post regulations. These regulations include Fort Bragg’s lawn watering guidelines as well as the regulations outlined in Corvias Military Living’s Resident Responsibility Guide. Please contact your Community Office for a copy of this guide.
One winner will be named per community in October and December. Each Yard-of-the-Month winner will receive a recognition letter from the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, a Yard-of-the-Month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and gift certificates.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted on October 10 and December 10. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) will perform the judging and select winners. No Corvias employees will take part in judging.
- To be eligible to participate, yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Corvias Military Living Resident Responsibility Guide.
- Winners will be notified in the same month as recognition. A resident may win only once during the 2015 Yard of the Month program, from summer until winter.
With fall officially underway, your lawn will not grow as quickly as it does in the summer. As a result, the lawn schedule will be revised as our 2015 mow season comes to an end. Please refer to your community calendar to confirm your October lawn care schedule.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Office with any questions.
Do you like popcorn? Now is your chance to buy some and support local Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts have been authorized to sell popcorn during their annual fundraising event within the Fort Bragg housing communities 19 September – 24 October 2015 from 9am-8pm (no Sunday’s). All scouts will be accompanied by a chaperon. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your community center.
For the safety of our children and families, please do not park in other residents’ driveways or block access to/from driveways when parking. The MPs can and will issue tickets for such illegal parking. This is especially important to keep in mind during a high-traffic period, like when picking up children from school.
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.
Finally, as part of the Department of Defense's Healthy Base Initiative, we encourage you to walk to your destination when possible.
As we are preparing for the winter, here is something you should know: When your heat is not used for long periods of time, dust can collect on the heat exchange. When you turn on the heat for the first time, this dust will burn off and release an odor. This is normal and the smell should disappear in a few hours. If the problem persists, check your filters. If your filters are dusty, visit your local community center to pick up your free filters. If this is still happening after 24hrs, contact your local community center and a tech will be happy to come out and check your system. You can also turn your system on early to burn off the dust.
Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses - nine spouses at Ft. Bragg have received $5,000 grants
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. Nine of the spouses represented Fort Bragg in North Carolina. We would like to congratulate our Fort Bragg grant recipients:
- Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Her husband is SPC Ali Alsaeedy of the U.S. Army.
- Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Her husband is 1SGT James Cook of the U.S. Army.
- Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her husband is SPC Christopher Trimmer of the U.S. Army.
- LaVida Frieson is a freshman pursuing a certificate in Cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Her husband is SSG Darnell Frieson of the U.S. Army.
- Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Her husband is SPC Daniel Garcia of the U.S. Army.
- Amanda Hunnicutt is working on her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is SPC Kyle Hunnicutt.
- Kierin Johnson is pursuing an associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is SGT Justin Borquez of the U.S. Army.
- Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Her husband is CPT Mark E. Mayor of the U.S. Army.
- Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University. Her husband is SGT Jorrel Persaud of the U.S. Army.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help military families develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and family – Stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups, or other organizations on post.
- Fort Bragg MWR - Fort Bragg’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (F&MWR) strives to improve Soldiers’ and Family Member’s quality of life by providing the best programs in the Army. These programs include recreation, restaurants, children’s activities and family services. Visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.
- Military OneSource– This is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face. For more information, please call (800) 342-9647.
- Operation Homefront – Provides emergency financial and other assistance (such as food assistance) to Service Members, their families, and Wounded Warriors. For more information visit http://www.operationhomefront.net/.
- USO - Offers a variety of programs and services to support the morale, health and human services, and recreational needs of troops and their families, free of charge. The USO also offers a food pantry for those in need. For more information visit http://uso-nc.org/our-programs/programs/.
- Army Community Service (ACS) - ACS provides a variety of programs for service members and their families, including the Exceptional Family Member Program, Relocation Readiness, and Survivor Outreach Services . For more information, please call (910) 396-8682
- Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) - The SFAC is where Warrior Transition soldiers and their families gather in a warm and friendly environment. For more information, please call (910) 643-6653
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources, contact your Resident Relations Manager at (910) 764-4935.
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