- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Upcoming Events
- Spring into Fun at Linden Oaks
- Corvias’ pools open Friday, May 27!
- Spouse’s Educational Grant Deadline is May 5th!
- Summer camps
- Fort Bragg community invited to upcoming All American Week Education Fair
- Yard of the Month returns in June
- What you may not know about your cooling system
- Please help keep the community looking great
- Green corner
We want to hear from you! Comments and feedback from you – our residents – helps us know what we should continue to do and what areas we can improve to continue to meet your housing needs.
Every year, the HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) conducts their Resident Satisfaction Survey via e-mail. This year, the survey will run from May 5th – June 6th at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. Please click here to read the attached memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of one month’s FREE rent!
Make sure that we have your correct email address to ensure that you receive your survey. Click here to update your contact information. Don’t wait – update today!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for your continuing service to our great nation. If you have any questions please call your community center.
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April 28-May 15 – Fort Bragg Fair is open daily at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds
May 5 – Deadline for Spouse Educational Grant through Corvias Foundation
May 6 – Corvias Military Living FREE Spring into Fun at Linden Oaks for all on post residents
May 7 – Cornhole Tournament at Sport USA
May 8 – Mother’s Day
May 8 – Mother’s Day brunch at Fort Bragg’s Iron Mike Conference Center
May 21 – USO will host Uncorked – A Wine Tasting Event at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden
May 21 – Movie Night Under the Stars at Smith Lake Recreation. Join MWR at 9AM for Yogi-Bear
May 21 and May 22 – Canoe / Kayak Adventure Trip down the Cape Fear River via Outdoor Recreation Excursions
May 30 – Memorial Day. All Community Offices will be open 9am-1pm
Our on post Spring into Fun was a huge success – it was filled with laughter and smiles. We are excited to bring out our first event of 2016, to the Linden Oaks community! Join us on Friday, May 6 (inclement weather date of Friday, May 13), from 3-6 pm at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks located at 2 Duplin Street. There will be FREE food, music, large inflatable slides and raffles for you and your family to enjoy as we kickoff the spring season. We look forward to seeing you there!
Just in time to kick off Memorial Day weekend, all Corvias family housing pools will open on Friday, May 27. 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
Fort Bragg Family & MWR operates five swimming pools on Fort Bragg and offers a large number of aquatic classes and programs throughout the year. While their indoor pools stay open throughout the year, MWR outdoor pools typically open for the season around Memorial Day and close for the season around Labor Day. You can access Fort Bragg Family & MWR pool information to include location, prices, and aquatic classes by clicking here.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday. May 5th. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Kids are getting excited because school is coming to an end and summer is right around the corner. After a couple of days of sleeping in and relaxing, parents usually start hearing “I am bored” from their kids. There is a variety of summer camps held both locally and throughout the state to help keep your kiddos busy and entertained during the summer. Many of the summer camp registrations start soon. You can visit the many activities offered via Fort Bragg CYSS Summer Camp at http://cdn.armymwr.com/files/2914/6013/7928/brgg-cyss-summer-brochure-2016.pdf.
The Fayetteville Observer also has an annual Summer Camp Guide that includes over 70 amazing camps for kids and teens in the area. There is something for everyone ranging from sports, arts, cooking, academics, and much more at http://www.fayobserver.com/camps/.
The Bragg Training and Education Center will be hosting the Bragg All American Week Education Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 11, at the new Iron Mike Conference Center.
Service members, military family members of all ages, retirees, veterans, and Department of Defense civilians are all invited to explore the following educational topics (and more!):
- Academic degree programs of all levels that are online, on base, and in the community
- Vocational, technical, and apprenticeship programs
- Army commissioning programs, to include medical options
- Federal Financial Aid information for all people, to include high school seniors entering college
- Troops to Teachers program
- Army ROTC program for interested high schoolers and enlisted Soldiers
More than 70 colleges and education-related programs will have information booths. There will also be specialized break-out sessions delivered by experts in financial aid and other topics. For more information and the forthcoming schedule of break-out sessions, call the BTEC at 910-396-6721 or follow the BTEC Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BraggTrainingAndEducationCenter
There will be something for everyone, so do not miss this great opportunity!
Education Fair Location Address:
Iron Mike Conference Center
2658 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Break out the gardening gloves! Yard of the month has returned. As we did last year, the Fort Bragg Garrison will recognize the contest in June and July (summer yard of the month), 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.
In consideration of varying community sizes and home types, two to four summer yard of the month winners will be selected in each community for June and July. Of the June and July yard of the month winners, one Yard of Excellence winner will be selected as the best of Fort Bragg. One winner will be named per community in October and December. Regardless of the month, 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 by the 10th of the month. 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.
- June winners will be notified the first week of July. July winners will be notified the first week of August. October winners will be notified by the 17th of month. December winners will be notified by the 16th of the month. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program.
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 recommend that you test out your air conditioner before the weather heats up. If you have any concerns about your system working properly, do not hesitate to place a work order to have it evaluated by calling the work order hotline at 1-866-206-1365. You can also complete work order via:
- E-mail: email via your community center email address
- Website: bragg.corviasmilitaryliving.com
- In-person at the Community Office
As the weather continues to warm up, please, keep in mind the following response times for air conditioning work orders:
- When the outside temperature is below 84, the ticket is considered “urgent” with a 48 hours response time.
- If the outside temperatures exceed 85 degrees, the work order is an “emergency” with a 4 hour response time.
Starting April 15, all Corvias communities implemented a weekly community beautification project to help keep your communities looking great. Be on the lookout for eblasts letting you know in what areas we’ll be working. This is a great opportunity to show your pride in your community and Ft. Bragg while getting to know your Corvias Military Living Team and neighbors better. Keeping our community looking great is a team effort. It may not be your trash on the ground but picking it up and disposing of it properly helps keep your community looking great.
Rubbish, refuse, and recycling days are offered once a week for all of our communities. If you are unsure of your trash day please contact your community center or visit your community calendar. Remember to bring out your trash cans and recycling bins from your home for curbside pickup no earlier than the evening before your trash day. Please bring your trash cans and recycling bins back to your home at the end of each designated trash day. Do not place trash cans and recycling bins on streets and sidewalks. Help us to maintain the curb appeal of our communities and also ensure that pedestrians are able to utilize the sidewalks at all times. Excess and abandoned bins will be tagged and removed from the area if residents do not pull them back from the curb in a timely manner.
Your community managers also welcome residents who would like to discuss specific concerns or questions.
How can you become more energy-conscious in your home? Turn off all lights, electronics and appliances when not in use. Invest in power strips so you have the ability to turn off multiple electronics at once! Even the smallest things can make a huge impact!