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- Corvias Foundation Awards Scholarships to Seven Fort Bragg Students
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- Fort Bragg’s Vacation Bible School is coming!
- Fort Bragg’s Vacation Bible School Sport Camp returns to Linden Oaks!
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- Please help keep the community looking great
- Yard of the month returns in June
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Dear Fort Bragg Residents,
I wanted to take this opportunity to talk for a few minutes about pets – specifically dogs in Family Housing. Unfortunately we have had several incidents in the last 30 days involving pets that resulted in injuries – some of them severe – to Service Members and their dependents, prompting me to elect to use my short column space to discuss our pet policies and explain how we work with the Garrison Commander to enforce our rules and provide the safest living environment possible for all Family Housing residents.
As a dog owner myself, and someone who has volunteered to foster as well as adopt rescues, I feel like I can see this problem from both sides very clearly. The policies we have in place for animals in Family housing are designed to protect the welfare of the animal as well as their humans and the other families that live in the surrounding communities. For that reason, we have a very well thought out set of rules regarding pet ownership that largely mirrors the policies set forth by the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Regulation 40-5.
A few of the most important rules that are in place include; a 2 pet maximum limit, that all pets must be registered with the Post Vet, and that all pets residing in Family Housing must be then registered with the Corvias Community Management office. Pets must be on a leash at all times when not within the home or in a fenced in yard, and must be adequately fed, watered and housed (and never tethered) when left unattended outside the residence. Additionally, for the safety of all residents (canine and human alike), Corvias enforces a strict 1 bite policy and will require any canine that attacks a human or another dog to be first quarantined for 10 days and then prohibited from returning to the housing area if it is determined that the attack was not provoked. If you have not followed the Corvias or Garrison policy regarding registering of pets, I encourage you all to do so before an unfortunate incident occurs that brings the violation to light.
Lastly – a final word about prohibited breeds. As a dog owner, I understand that not ALL dogs are aggressive because their breed. However, the statistics are clear and have been proven out by recent incidents that a disproportionate number of attacks are perpetrated by the specific breeds that Corvias prohibits, the list of which largely mirrors the Garrison’s own list of prohibited breeds. For this reason, dogs of prohibited breeds cannot be allowed to reside in Family Housing. If you have a canine who’s breed is on the prohibited breed list, I encourage you to make alternative arrangements for those animals today.
Thank you all in advance for your understanding
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June 4 – ASYMCA Kids Olympics. Pre-Registration is required.
June 11, July 9, and Aug 6 – Smith Lake Recreation Area Outdoor Education Program. Each date has a different topic – join them for some educational adventures!
June 11 - MWR Splash Bash from 1-5PM at the Normandy Outdoor Pool
June 18 – MWR Fishing Derby at McFayden Pond. Registration is May 12-June 10.
June 19 – Father’s Day
June 19 – MWR Father’s Day Bowling at Dragon Lanes
Sometimes you may feel inundated with all the surveys that appear in your inbox and on the receipt of nearly ever purchase you make. As customers, our opinions hold a lot of worth in the decisions that are made in businesses and as people we all desire to have our voices heard. Survey results can determine what items you see in your favorite restaurants, which items they bring back, the types of advertising you watch, and the changes you want to see in your community.
As Corvias residents, your concerns are concerns of ours and we want them to be heard. As Lieutenant General Halverson stated in the MEMORANDUM FOR Residents Living in Residential Communities Initiative Privatized Housing “Sharing your feedback about your experiences while residing in a privatized housing community is critical to shaping the future housing and services provided to the Army.” Your survey responses are shaping the future! That holds so much more value than a penny or two cents.
If the responsibility and privilege of your feedback shaping the future is not incentive enough, we have a grand prize of 1 month’s FREE rent! All you need to do is check your email and take your survey to be registered. Hurry, you only have until June 6 to complete your survey!
Please feel free to contact your community office for details or assistance if you have not received your Army Survey from ArmyHousingSurvey@celassociates.com. Be sure to also check your spam box. We look forward to hearing from all of our valued residents what you love about living with us as well as what we can do to better meet your needs.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to seven outstanding high school students from Fort Bragg, as part of the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina. Fort Bragg was represented by seven scholars.
Meghan Bryant will graduate from Overhills High School and participates in the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, softball, tennis, Key Club and the National Honor Society. Meghan will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Lt. Col. David Bryant of the United States Army Forces Command and Mrs. Melissa Bryant.
Gustavo Capo will graduate from the Alabama School of Math and Science and participates in Health Occupations Students of America. Gustavo plans to attend Emory University to pursue his interests in the medical field. His parents are Lt. Col. José Capo-Aponte of the United States Army, B Co Womack Army Medical Center and Mrs. Denise Capo.
Lahela Daniels will graduate from Western Harnett High School and has been involved in Beta Club, Senior Class Committee as class president, cross country, indoor track and was captain of the soccer team. Lahela will attend the University of Oregon to study political science. Her parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States, Army XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Rosalie Cayobit.
Avyion Fisher will graduate from Bethel High School in Spanaway, Washington, and participates in football, wrestling, lacrosse and track. Avyion will pursue his interests in business and athletics at The College of Idaho. His parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Sonya Fisher.
Aliyah Jordan will graduate from Terry Sanford High School and is an active member in the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Health Occupations Students of America, National Honor Society, Key Club, and swimming. Aliyah plans to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her parents are Command Sgt. Maj. David Jordan of the United States Army, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Ms. Silvia Jordan.
Samantha Kearney will graduate from E. E. Smith High School. Samantha plans to study dietetics at The Ohio State University with the goal of becoming a registered dietician. Her parents are Sgt. Tabatha Kearney of the United States Army, Tech Section, HHC, 20th EN BDE, and Mr. Robert Kearney.
Elizabeth Vetter will graduate from Westover High School and has been an active member of Health Occupations Students of America. Elizabeth plans to attend The University of Tennessee to study forensic anthropology. Her parents are Sgt. Patrick Goswick of the United States Army, 112th Signal Battalion Special Operations Unit, and Mrs. Lisa Goswick.
Road improvements to come! Along with our Army partner, we have identified roads within the housing communities throughout the installation that are in need of repairs. We are actively working with vendors to set start dates. We will provide updates to include any road closures that may affect our residents. We appreciate your patience and support as we make these improvements to the community.
In addition to road improvements, we are also working with our Army partner to identify home renovation projects as well as the development of more new construction homes. Keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters for more details and information.
The warmer season has arrived. Ensuring that all residents’ air conditioners are working properly is a top priority. If you have not already done so, please test your air conditioner now to ensure that there are not any concerns. If you do have any concerns about the functioning of your air conditioner system, please place a work order via our work order hotline at 1-866-206-1365. Response times that we strive to meet are:
- Air conditioner calls when the high temperature is 85 degrees or higher: Response time to be 4 hours or less. Completed within 24 hours.
- Air conditioner calls when high temperature is 85 degrees or lower: Completed within 2 business days.
The annual Garrison Chaplain's Vacation Bible School (VBS) "Cave Quest" will be held 20-24 June at Devers Elem from 9 a.m.-noon. VBS is available for DOD Family members who have completed kindergarten through the sixth grade. You may obtain a registration form at any one of the chapels, Watters Center, or Religious Support Office. For more information, please contact Jeff Nevin at email@example.com
The annual Garrison Chaplain’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) Sport Camp will be held 13-17 June at Shughart School in Linden Oaks from 9 a.m.-noon. VBS is available for DOD Family members who have completed kindergarten through the fifth grade. You may obtain a registration form at any one of the chapels, Watters Center, or Religious Support Office. For more information, please contact Jeff Nevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to make trash pick-up day as stress free as possible for our residents. Waste Management recently changed their list of both recyclable and prohibited items. Please make sure that you review the list before your next trash day.
Family Housing residents are now eligible to rent available garages located at our Randolph Pointe Community. The garages are approximately 12x18 feet and can be rented at $75 a month. For more information please contact Randolph Pointe at 910-764-5008.
We want all of our residents to be proud of their community. Joining Garrison’s effort to help promote community involvement and community beautification, all Corvias Military Living offices have started weekly trash pick-up. We encourage residents to join us in these weekly efforts. Along with weekly trash pick-up, Community Management will be notifying residents who are not in compliance with the Resident Responsibility Guide for such items as
- Trampolines not in compliance
- Carports/Yards/Driveway w/lots of clutter and/or excessive trash
- Pools not in compliance
- Inoperable vehicles
- Automotive work
- Indoor Furniture that is outdoors
- Violation of Fort Bragg’s pet policy
Your community managers also welcome residents who would like to discuss specific concerns or questions.
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.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.