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- AER Educational scholarships for military dependents – Deadline is 1 April
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April 1 – All Corvias Military Offices change their operating hours on Mon-Fri to 8AM-6PM
April 25-27 – Transition Summit Fort Bragg: Free hiring fair and transition summit for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses
April 28 – Spring into Fun at Nijmegen Community Center from 3-6PM (rain make up date is May 5). Spring into Fun will also be held at Linden Oaks on May 12 at the Clubhouse at Linden Oaks from 3-6PM (rain make up date is May 19)
As a dog lover myself, I know how important our four legged furry family members are to each of you. I would like to take a moment to remind all of our residents about the pet policy if you are already a pet owner and/or if you are thinking about adding a pet to your household.
According to the Resident Responsibility Guide signed upon move in which aligns with the Fort Bragg Pet Policy, residents are not allowed to own or maintain more than two dogs and/or cats in any combination per household. Ferrets, snakes, rodents (skunks, raccoons, squirrels, or other tree or wood dwelling animals) as well as other exotic animals to include chickens are not permitted in housing. Additionally, Fort Bragg and Corvias Military Living do have specific breeds of dogs that are not allowed. You can access a list of the banned breeds here.
Please also remember:
- There is a refundable pet deposit for each pet and a non-refundable fee for each pet as outlined in the pet addendum. The refundable deposit(s) and fee(s) will be due and payable in full to Bragg Communities, LLC before a service member moves into Fort Bragg family housing. If a resident acquires a pet(s) after moving into family housing, the deposit(s) and fee(s) must be paid in full as noted above, before the resident begins maintaining the pet(s) at the home.
- Register your pet(s) at Fort Bragg Veterinary Services within 30 days of your arrival on post.
- While you are there, enroll your pet(s) in the Microchip Identification Program OR bring proof of micro-chipping for your pets.
- Provide proof of registration to your Community Center.
- Notify Fort Bragg Veterinary Services and your Community Center if your pet has become deceased or if you no longer have the animal.
According to the pet addendum, all dogs must be on a leash and under the owner’s supervision and control at all times when outside of the home. The Bark Park is a great way to enjoy time with your pup while maintaining the leash laws in our community.
When you are out and about with your pet, please remember to pick up after them.
Corvias Military Living is excited to announce our first event of 2017 – Oh The Places You Will Grow… Spring into Fun! FREE food, music, games, large inflatable slides and raffles will be waiting for you as we kickoff the spring season. The FREE event will be held on Friday, April 28 (inclement weather date of Friday, May 5), from 3-6 pm at the Nijmegen Community Center located at 2 Douve Place. Spring into Fun will also be held on Friday, May 12 (inclement weather date of Friday, May 19), from 3-6 pm at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks located at 2 Duplin Street. Please join our spring festivities in your backyard! We look forward to seeing you there!
Do you want to make some extra money by selling belongings that you no longer need or want? Do you like finding great bargains just down the street? Now is your chance! Host a yard sale in your own yard on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The use of free standing signs is encouraged. We appreciate if you would refrain from taping, stapling or otherwise securing signage to street signs and light posts.
In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as Military Child month. This special celebration was established to recognize the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During this month, we recognize the sacrifices of our military children and celebrate their strength, courage, and resilience. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue. To show support to our littlest heroes, Corvias employees will wear purple on Fridays – join us and sport your purple too.
In honor of all the Military Children, we share the poem the Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child.
The Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child
"The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends. Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences." ~ Author Unknown
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Scholarships for college. Applications are due May 4 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
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.
Let us start Spring off with a healthy lawn! BrightView will continue bi-weekly moving in April. Mowing is scheduled for the week of April 3rd and April 17th. Please refer to your community calendar for your community schedule.
In order to prepare:
- Please ensure that all of your personal items are picked up from the lawn on your designated mowing days. This will help to ensure that the mowing team is effective in their work.
- Please ensure that all dog waste is maintained and if you have a fence, please ensure the gate is unlocked.
- If you would like to spruce up your yard for the beginning of Yard of the Month competitions, we provide grass seed, along with mulch at our Warehouse. These items are available on Friday’s between the hours of 2:00 and 4:15pm. The limit for grass seed is 2 lbs. and mulch is three 2 cubic foot bags of hardwood mulch. If additional quantity is needed please contact your community center.
It is that time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather, let’s ensure relaxing on the lawn is on your list!
All Corvias family housing pools will open on Friday, May 26.
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
As the warmer weather is approaching and we start preparing our families for fun activities in the sun, many of us may decide to purchase a pool for the kids to play in their backyard. Please remember if you are purchasing a pool that:
- Only small, well-maintained wading pools are permitted. Wading pools must be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10-feet wide.
- Wading pools must be positioned in the backyard on grassy areas
- Wading pools must be emptied daily and removed when not in use.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
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.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.