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- Tips for a smooth move out
- Spring forward: Daylight saving time to begin
- Spring cleaning
- Test out your AC
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March 4 – Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band at Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center. Doors open at 5:30PM
March 7 – Family Fun Night at Sports USA
March 12 – Daylight Savings begins
March 15 – Parachute Design Lab at Throckmorton Library for students K-5th grade
March 25 – Veteran Transition Event in Charlotte, NC
March 26 – All American Marathon
March 29 – Fort Bragg Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Hiring Event. Registration deadline is March 23, 2017
April 25-27 – Transition Summit Fort Bragg: Free hiring fair and transition summit for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses
Do your have renter's insurance?
Corvias highly recommends that you carry a policy to protect you from the liability of costly repairs to the home you live in as well as for the loss by damage or theft of your personal property. In recent months, the trend has been that approximately 70% of all losses in our family housing areas were not covered by renters insurance. While we do not track the personal property losses in such cases, the average cost to repair a home as a result of a small stove fire or tub overflow has been approximately $2,500 per incident, an expense that is the resident’s responsibility in lieu of renters insurance.
Whether you are established and have a house full of personal property or are just starting off, renter’s insurance is a smart investment for anyone renting a home or apartment. Many policies also extend to personal property that are usually in your home but may be with you on vacation. For instance, if your camera is stolen out of our car while on vacation, many policies cover such losses. While the specifics of a renter's insurance policy will depend on the company and the person purchasing it, most plans include liability and property coverage on a number of potential disasters. Fires, thefts and accidents can occur at any time without any warning. If tragedy strikes, you want to be sure that you aren't left to recuperate losses on your own.
To learn more about protecting your family with renter’s insurance click here.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Scholarship.
Army Emergency Relief also maintains two scholarships that provide financial assistance to eligible dependents pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The Spouse Education Assistance Program is designed to support spouses while the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program supports dependent children. Scholarship applications are open right now for assistance for the following academic year. Applicants can access the applications at www.aerhq.org.
During the month of March, Fort Bragg residents may notice a stronger chlorine smell and discoloration to their water. These are the results of changes to the disinfection of our water and the annual flushing of the water lines by Old North Utility Services (ONUS) and Harnett County. These measures help to control bacteria growth and alleviate any potential bacteriological problems in the system.
This process will require individuals on kidney dialysis machines to implement certain changes to their procedures and to consult with their doctor. Additionally, owners of tropical fish or other aquatic life will need to take certain precautions to ensure the health of their fish.
During this time, you may experience periods of discolored water. You can help alleviate this discoloration through turning on your faucets and running the water until it starts to clear up. If your water does not clear up within a reasonable time, please contact ONUS by submitting a service order request through the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) at (910) 396-0321. Linden Oaks residents can contact Public Utilities Water Treatment Plant Supervisor Allan O’Briant at (910) 893-7575, extension 3238.
If you have any questions about this temporary change in disinfection processes, please contact Amanda Owens, Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor for Old North Utility Services at 910‐495‐1311.
PCS season is right around the corner and many families will be packing up and heading off to a new adventure. To help make your transition from Fort Bragg a little less stressful, we would like to provide you some helpful tips to make moving out of your home an easy process for you and your family:
- Set up your transportation at the Soldier Support Center (If PCSing)
- If you are doing a ditty move, you must still attend the move out briefing at the Soldier Support center
- Visit your Community Center to submit your “Notice To Vacate”
- Remember, you are required to provide a 30 day notice- you may reach out to the center even before you receive your orders to advise of the upcoming move and begin receiving information that will assist you.
- Attend the move out briefing or you may ask for a pre-inspection if you have concerns
- Start throwing away or disposing of those items you don’t want to take with you
- You can put these items out on your regular trash day or you can donate them. The Bragg N Barn on Fort Bragg is a great donation spot.
- If you have a fence installed, please call the contractor to schedule removal
- On move out day, all trash must be removed from the home and trash cans. There should be no trash at the curb. You will be assessed a “trash removal” fee if trash is at the curb at the time of move out. The trash can and recycle bins must also be clean.
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left in surface clean condition. Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. The surface-clean policy is intended to reflect good day-to-day housekeeping. When a home is cleaned regularly it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move out to deliver surface-clean condition. Please note that wear and tear plays a factor in the determination of acceptability.
- If you have bare spots in your yard due to pets, contact or visit your community center and they will be able to assist you with getting free grass seed.
- Satellite dishes must be removed along with any wires going into the home (the satellite company does not remove it for you)
- If you have blinds that need to be replaced, remember to purchase them prior to moving out to save some money - the cost is $8 if purchased in advance and $15 at the day of move out
- On the day of your move out, please have all the cabinets, doors and drawers open to assist with an easy and thorough inspection.
Please note, that if you are getting a refund, you should receive it in the mail after the 10th of the month following your move out. If you have any questions or concerns about the move out process and/or receiving an estimate of the damages of your home, please do not hesitate to contact your community office so that we may assist you.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on March 12. Set all clocks forward one hour. It is also a good time to test smoke detectors. If alarm does not sound, contact your Community Office immediately.
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. It is an ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and to spend the time to protect our families and our property.
For a safer home, add these chores to your annual spring cleaning list:
- Check your house for any stored papers, magazines, or any other combustible materials you don’t need. Pay special attention to areas around your furnace, hot water heater, fire place and clothes dryer. Keep the area under your stairs clear of combustibles as well.
- Check your clothes dryer for proper venting- make sure vent flap operates properly and vent pipe is not restricted. Always use a lint filter, and make sure the lint filter is cleaned after every load of laundry.
- Properly discard any toxic or flammable materials you no longer need. Never mix any flammable or toxic materials together. Place the remaining materials up high and out of children’s reach. Make sure that any paint or any other flammable materials is not stored near a heat source. Do not throw any rags that are soaked with flammables in the garbage.
- Keep yards cleared of leaves, debris, and other combustible rubbish.
- Make sure you clean your BBQ grill and check for leaks, breaks, and other wear and tear. Make sure that you never store propane inside your home or garage.
- While using your grill make sure it’s away from your home and not under an overhang and used only outdoors
- Check smoke detectors and change the battery if necessary. Check fire extinguisher for proper type and placement. Make and practice a fire escape plan now and involve everyone in the home.
We have experienced a mild winter this year and may need to use our AC system early as a result. 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.
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.
Open draperies and blinds to allow warm sunlight to enter in daylight hours. Close draperies and blinds at night to maintain heat.