- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Upcoming Events
- Thank you for sharing your thoughts…
- Please do not set off fireworks
- A message from the health clinic about the Zika Virus
- Got a work order?
- June Yard of the Month winners
- Renter’s insurance
- Summer fun & safety
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Green corner
Dear Fort Bragg Family Housing Residents,
Last months’ newsletter was dedicated to a discussion about pet ownership, Family Housing Resident Rules and Guidelines and Corps regulations. For those that heard the message, thank you for registering your pets with the post Vet Clinic and for getting that information to Corvias. For those that have yet to register their pet or that are keeping prohibited breeds, please make arrangements to come into compliance with the Corps and Bragg guidelines.
This month, as we approach the 4th of July holiday, I wanted to take my turn at thanking you all for your service and to express my gratitude for all you do to insure that the independence that those that came before us paid so dearly for is not lost or taken for granted. As my very good friend and our Senior VP of Military Affairs (Gary “Ski” Kalinofski, CSM Retired) is so quick to remind us all, we are force multipliers for our Army Partner – something we try and keep in mind each day with every decision we make. Corvias employees live and work according to 3 core principles – To be the best provider of services, To be the best place to work, and To be a company that generously gives back to the communities in which we serve. Please know that more than ever, we appreciate your service, work hard to live up to our principles in all that we do, and look forward to serving you every day so that you can do what you do.
Please have a safe and fun holiday,
Business Director, Corvias Military Living – Fort Bragg
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July 4 – Fourth of July. All Corvias Military Living Offices are closed.
July 4 – Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration.
July 14 - MWR Comedy All-Stars Stand Up for Our Troops show at Sports USA
July 13 – Super 8 Armed Forces Trivia Contest at Iron Mike Conference Center. Test your trivia skills for a chance to win $10,000 in prizes.
From May 5-June 6, 2016 residents had the opportunity to complete the annual HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) Resident Satisfaction Survey via e-mail. The annual survey allows us an additional opportunity to hear from you – our residents – about what is important to you, what we are doing right, and where are the opportunities for us to improve. This important survey helps 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. We are happy to announce that this year we had a response rate of 40.3%! We would like to say “Thank You” to all of our residents that took the time to share their thoughts with us – your voice will help us make improvements to your living experience here at Fort Bragg.
We are also happy to announce that we have awarded two lucky residents the survey prize – 1 month’s FREE rent. Randolph Pointe resident Alberto Garnica is one of the two winners. The other winner has asked to remain anonymous.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this survey and all the others that comes to you in an effort for us to continue to meet the needs of our Service Members and their families. Our door is always open for feedback from our residents.
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!
Zika is a mosquito-borne illness. The U.S. Army is taking the Zika virus very seriously and assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in any way possible. Information on the virus is changing almost daily and getting the most up-to-date information is important. The information available via the Army Public Health Center is to help individuals and health care providers with decisions on travel and risks in their area. Women who are pregnant or could be pregnant need to discuss their risk with their health care provider.
Corvias offers residents several convenient ways to submit maintenance service requests. Residents may submit their work orders to the Corvias Community Office in any of the following ways:
- Phone: 1-866-206-1365 - available 24/7 for both emergency and non-emergency work orders
- E-mail: email via your community center email address (non-emergency work orders only)
- Website: bragg.corviasmilitaryliving.com (non-emergency work orders only)
- In-person at the Community Office:
The Community Centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please visit our website for Saturday and holiday hours.
We would like to congratulate our June 2016 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 2016 winners:
- CSM Thomas and Shannon Barone
- MSG (R) William and Jessica Bozzelli
- SSG Joseph and Lauren Cochran
- CPT Dan and Rebecca Collini
- SGT Vitor and America Dacosta
- SPC Mark and Stacy Fields
- SSG Taniela and Nive Fuka
- SSG Belynda and David Fullerton
- SGT William and Alicia Haynes
- SGT Nicholas and Liana Ingenthron
- SSG Paul and Mary Labrador
- SFC Juan and Maria Llanes
- SSG Tommy and Isabel Linville
- LTC Benjamin and Melissa Lipari
- SGT Ralph and Madonna Medley
- SGT Maria Parker
- SPC Sondra and Joseph Phillips
- SPC Justin and Erin Polk
- CPT Mark and Kristen Ralston
- SGT Timothy and Samantha Rolfe
- CPT Charles and Erica Shinkle
- SSG John and Meagan Smalley
- SFC Marcus and Christine Smith
- SGT Andrew and Samantha Spaulding
- SPC Anthony and Mary Spehar
- LTC Felix and Kalitza Torres
- SSG Anthony and Samantha Vidal
- SPC Joseph and Shannon Warren
- CSM Jeffrey and Tracy Wire
Do you have renter’s insurance? Until March 2015, renters insurance was included in your BAH. Due to the effects of budget reductions created by sequestration, the Army stopped funding renters insurance in your BAH effective March 31, 2015. If you had an existing lease at that time, the Family Housing Program covered your premium through December 31, 2015. If you signed a lease between January 1 and March 31 2015, renters insurance was continued at the programs’ expense beginning on April 1 until the expiration of your current lease agreement. If you signed a lease on or after April 1, 2015, insurance was not included and you are not covered. The net effect of this is that most of you now are not covered by renters insurance unless you have secured a policy on your own.
Over the last 12 months at Fort Bragg, we have averaged between 1 and 2 house fires per month, normally caused by grease spatters and cooking accidents. Depending on how involved the fire is, property damages can range from as low as $750 up to tens of thousands of dollars. This does not include the cost of resident personal property which would be covered by renters insurance if it were in place. Corvias both highly encourages all residents to secure renters insurance and protect themselves from exposure to costly financial liability.
Getting renter's insurance can feel like an overwhelming, or perhaps even unnecessary, process to go through, but you will surely sleep better knowing that you have the protection of a comprehensive insurance policy to protect your home and cherished family belongings. For more information about the benefits of renter’s insurance and how to obtain it, click here.
School is out and summer is finally here! This is the time for baseball games, cook outs, family gatherings, and playing hide & seek! Here are some safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer:
- Grills – we love the taste of freshly grilled hamburgers – please remember to use your grill in the back of your home and keep it 10 feet away when in use
- Pools – only wading pools 12” in height or less, are allowed in the backyard and must be supervised while in use. Pools should be emptied out daily and turned over when not in use.
- Landscaping – please check to see what day your street is scheduled to be mowed so that you can ensure that your yard is ready.
- Lock your doors when not at home even if you are right next door, at the park, at the pool, will be right back, etc. – PLEASE lock your door. For security purposes our maintenance technicians will not enter an “unlocked” home when responding to a routine work order.
- If your child is going to be home or playing outside by themselves, please ensure that you are familiar with the Fort Bragg Home Alone Policy. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of the children of the community.
- Pets – please take care and control all pets in a manner which is harmonious with the community. Fort Bragg only allows 2 pets per household and all pets need to be registered with the Fort Bragg Veterinary Services. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Poop scoop is mandatory!
- To ensure you and your families are staying hydrated and know the warning signs: Beat the Heat
Hydrate to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water to reframe from becoming dehydrated.
Educate yourself on being exposed to excessive heat. Please check the weather reports for heat index and watch for the warning signs.
Attentive seek medical attention if you show signs of dizziness, nausea, vomiting, cramping, or increase in heart rate.
Temperature will cause heat overexertion. Stay in air conditioning or shaded areas. Take hourly breaks especially if you are working outdoors or exercising.
Summer time is a great time to build wonderful memories. We care for our residents and we want you to be safe this summer!! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/