- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Save the date – Fallapalooza is occurring November 6
- Community Center office hour changes
- Fall Yard-of-the-Month winners
- Your opinion matters
- Need money for college?
- Fort Bragg Educational Fair
- Don’t be a pain in the drain – Proper grease disposal reminders
- Remember to check your stove
- Don’t let the holidays “gobble” up your finances
- Green Corner
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- November 1 – Daylight Savings begins. Don’t forget to “fall” one hour behind before you go to bed on October 31
- November 6 – Corvias Military Living Resident Fallapalooza from 2-5PM at the Polo Field located at Randolph and Knox Streets across from FORSCOM HQ.
- November 4 – Fort Bragg 10 Miler registration closes. Race is November 6; there will not be any registration the day of the race.
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day. Offices will be closed.
- November 26 – Happy Thanksgiving. All Corvias offices will be closed.
- November 27 – Corvias offices at Pope and Hammond Hills as well as the Leasing Center will be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Corvias will host our Superhero Fallapalooza Resident Carnival on Nov 6 at the Polo Field on main post. The Polo Field is located at Randolph and Knox streets across the street from FORSCOM HQ. There will be superhero themed games, food, slides, raffles, and much more - all FREE to our residents. Don’t miss the special jump in by the Golden Knights at 3PM. We encourage residents to bring out their inner superhero (costumes or superhero clothing is encouraged).
We are making changes! Starting November 7th, the Hammond Hills, Pope Community Center, and Leasing Offices will remain open every Saturday and certain holidays. Additionally, the Lodge at Linden Oaks will operate regular Saturday hours on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. All other offices will close these specific days due to decreased traffic. But don’t worry! If your community center is one of those that will be closed, you will still have access to your fitness center, gym, and laundry facility by way of your key fob and you may continue to reserve these centers in addition to the option of utilizing one of the open offices’ facilities. Remember, we have 24 hour maintenance, which will not be affected by these changes. In the event of a maintenance emergency, call your community center and a member of our call team will be able to assist you. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please, contact your community office. Thank you!
We would like to congratulate our Fall 2015 Yard-of-the-Month winners. We would like to thank you and all of our residents who help keep our community looking great! Winter Yard-of-the-Month judging will occur by December 10. Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory. Again congratulations to our Fall 2015 winners:
- SSG Corey and Sierra Carbonell
- SGT Erin and Shauna Chilson
- SSG James and Tanesa Holley
- SSG Jeremy and Erika Johnson
- SPC Shannon and Danielle Lynn
- SPC Mark and Coatney McCartney
- MSG Hector and Lisandra Ocasio
- SPC Elvis and Jeyda Rios
- SSG Manuel and Barbara Salais
- SGT Ryan and Stephanie Waldo
Our goal is to provide you with the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are performing Corvias Military Living has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com, a division of SatisFacts Research, to conduct a brief online survey.
You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. As a thank you
Need money for college? Applications for the 2016 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
November Education Fair to Offer Something for Everyone: Breakout Sessions and dozens of information booths for diverse educational interests and funding options for college!
The Bragg Training and Education Center is proud to host the 2015 Education Fair, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 17, at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center (2658 Reilly Road).
Service members, military family members, retirees, veterans, and Department of Defense civilians are all invited to talk with representatives from more than 60 colleges, apprenticeship programs, and technical schools. There will also be informational booths on scholarships and financial aid as well as information on Army Tuition Assistance benefits. Additionally, representatives from Green to Gold, Troops to Teachers, and the Army Medical Department will be on hand to share information and answer questions. New to this year’s fair will be specialized break-out sessions on topics such as Federal Financial Aid and the latest career transitioning programs for Soldiers nearing their end in service.
Space for each of the breakout sessions is limited, so patrons should arrive early. The schedule is as follows:
- 11:30 – 12:30: The Fort Bragg Apprenticeship Program
- 13:00 – 14:00: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- 14:30 – 15:30: The Montgomery GI Bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill
- 16:00 – 17:00: Career Transitioning
For more information, call the BTEC at 910-396-6721 or follow the BTEC on Facebook.
There will be something for everyone, so do not miss this great opportunity!
When grease goes down the drain, it causes sewage to back up. Over time kitchen grease, fats and oil that are poured down the drain or garbage disposal will enter the sewer system and clog pipes as the grease solidifies. These pipe blockages can send waste water backwards and lead to plumbing, sewer backups. To help prevent blockages and to keep your pipes working at their best please remember to:
- Use an old coffee can or jar as a grease collector.
- Pour greasy or oily food waste into the container, NOT down the disposal.
- Freeze or cool animal fats before disposal in trash.
- Mix liquid vegetable fats with an absorbent material such as kitty litter or coffee grounds in a sealable container before disposing in trash.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your community center for additional guidance or assistance.
Cooking for the holidays? If you have not used your oven in a while, make sure to test it out to make sure everything is working well in preparation of holiday cooking. If you are experiencing any problems contact your community office to place a work order or place one online.
The day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is touted as the biggest shopping day of the year and the beginning of the Holiday Shopping Season. Often we find that the Holidays and gift giving can “gobble” up our finances faster than you can hide that last piece of pumpkin pie and can leave you feeling stressed about an over expanding financial waistline of debt.
Here are some savory tips that can help curb your appetite to financially overindulge in the Season, and assist with tightening up that financial waist band. The tips will help in reducing stress, providing sensible spending habits and keeping the juiciest parts of your finances off the carving board. These are quick and easy to follow and keep you in charge of what’s on the financial menu this Season.
- Respect your current financial situation
- Build a Holiday Budget and track your spending
- Ask for Military Discounts
- Recognize a good price and which products are pricey
- Buy a gift, not a payment
- Give yourself and your Family a financial gift and put a little extra in savings or your TSP fund
- If you have to ask yourself if the gift is too expensive, it usually is
- Shop the circulars for sales and discounts
- Look to Cyber Monday, December 2nd, for last minute steals and deals
- Redeem those Credit Card points – Free Money
- Remember, a penny saved is a penny earned
- Don’t rob Peter to buy Paul a present
- The best gifts come from the heart and usually cost nothing at all
- Just breathe – it will be okay
- Enjoy the season, the time and the people in your life
A wonderful resource that can help with building a budget, not only for the Holidays but for the whole year, is the ACS Financial Readiness Program located on the 3rd floor of the Soldier Support Center (910-907-3670) – don’t miss their Holiday Budgeting workshop on 19 November. Other resources available FREE to the military include Military OneSource and financial counselors offered through the Military and Family Life Consultants. Many credit unions also offer a variety of budget counseling programs free to their members. Any one of these FREE resources can be a big part in helping free your heart and mind from the worries of an over expanding financial waistline of debt, especially during the Holidays.
How can you save energy when cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t open the oven door while you’re cooking! Instead, turn on the oven light and check on your food through the oven window.