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June 9 – MWR Father-Daughter Ball at Iron Mike Conference Center
June 18 - Father’s Day Brunch at Iron Mike Conference Center
June 18 – Happy Father’s Day
First, lawn service is in full swing. Please keep in mind that we will not mow your back yard if pets are present, or if we are unable to access the area due to personal property or locked gates. One other big issue for us is pet waste, we cannot mow yards if it is present as it can contaminate the equipment and spread disease. If you prefer for any reason to cut your own grass, please see the Neighborhood Center for reflectors that you can place in your yards that will indicate that you want to handle the maintenance yourself.
Shrub maintenance is also a service provided by Corvias - attached is the hyperlink to the current schedule. Note that each neighborhood will be serviced 3 times during the summer. Also, schedules can and do often change due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances – so please check with your Neighborhood Center if you have any concerns or questions.
It’s pool season and all pools opened 26 May 2017! Attached is the hyperlink to our 2017 pool schedule – we’ve refined it from last year so that the funding we were given for 2017 to operate with is spread out as evenly as possible and provides the maximum possible coverage. Couple of notes on the schedule:
- All pools will be closed on Wednesday for installation wide maintenance.
- Each pool will be closed either on Tuesday or on Thursday on either side of the Wednesday closure in order to insure that each pool has a 2 consecutive day maintenance window to complete equipment repairs and insure proper operation.
- The schedule changes slightly after the end of the DoDEA school year on Friday June 9th. Beginning on Monday June 12th, we are incorporating earlier swim times at some pools to accommodate residents with younger children who may want to swim earlier in the day.
- If you live in Family Housing, you can use any pool in any neighborhood other than Randolph Pointe which is restricted to Single Soldiers and their guests only.
- Please have your pool pass with you at all times when entering the pool area, and be aware that the maximum number of non-family housing guests you can bring in with you per household is 4.
Lastly – happy 100th anniversary to the 82nd Airborne! Corvias was proud to be a part of All American Week and to support and celebrate with you!
There is still time to complete your annual Army Survey and be automatically entered for your chance to win 1 month’s FREE rent. Check for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. Hurry – the survey closes 5 June. If you did not receive an email or can’t find it, contact your community center so that they may provide you with your access code. The survey results are confidential, so please share your true opinions and thoughts.
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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:
- The weather is beautiful outside – the days are longer which means more time to play outdoors. Please ensure that you are familiar with the installation child supervision policy. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of the children of the community.
- The summer time temperatures can reach a real feel of over a 100, in a locked car, that temperature is much higher. Do not leave a child or an animal in a vehicle. If you see a child or pet in a locked car, please remember to call 911 for assistance.
- 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 for safety purposes. Still water will attract pesky mosquitos.
- 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.
- Landscaping – please check to see what day your street is scheduled to be mowed so that you can ensure that your yard is ready. Keeping your grass mowed will help reduce insects in your yard during the hot summer months.
- 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. Also, make sure that you secure your car and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
- 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 Center Services. Pets must be on a leash at all times. Poop scoop is mandatory!
To ensure you and your family (to include your four legged fur babies) are staying hydrated and know the warning signs: Beat the HEAT
Hydrate to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water to refrain 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.
Actively 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.
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.
If a PCS is in your future we want to let you know more about our “surface clean” requirement for homes at the time of move out. The surface-clean requirement is designed to ease the “check-out” process for military families and eliminate “white glove” inspections. It is no longer necessary to hire a cleaning team to achieve the level of cleanliness considered acceptable for move out. If you would like to hire a cleaner or cleaning team please feel free to do so, but it is not necessary.
Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move-out to deliver surface-clean condition. In detail, this means that the appliances, cabinets (inside and out), counter tops and windowsills should be wiped down with a cleaning solution and then with clear water. In addition, the floors should be cleaned with the appropriate solution to remove dirt and grime. Carpeted floors should be vacuumed. All personal items and trash need to be removed from the house. If you have specific questions or concerns, your Community Office team can walk you through the process.
Did you know that the USO of Fort Bragg offers the United through reading program FREE for Soldiers and their families? What is the United through reading program?
The United through Reading program allows service members to read a story on video before they are deployed and then have it delivered to their children while they are away. This makes it possible for service members to stay connected from afar and eases the pain of separation for their children.
Story time is recorded on camera, and the USO mails the DVD and book home. Children can watch and listen to their parent at bedtime, naptime – or anytime. Families complete the circle by sending back a touch of home – a photo of the child watching the deployed mom or dad reading. In 2015, more than 14,000 recordings were mailed to military families worldwide.
Contact the Fort Bragg USO today to schedule your appointment.
Break out the gardening gloves! Yard of the month has returned. As we did last year, the Fort Bragg Garrison will recognize the Summer Yard of the Month contest in June and July.
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. Winners will also receive a recognition certificate from the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, a yard of the month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a gift certificate courtesy of Corvias.
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. A resident may win only once during the 2017 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.