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- Resident Appreciation Day is coming… June 12 and June 19
- Tips for keeping pets safe this summer
- NEW! Make your payments online 24/7
- $550,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Military Children by Corvias Foundation
- Reminder: Your opinion could be worth $1500
- Introducing: Your move-out made easy
- Green Corner
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You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
- June 1 – Yard of the Month starts. Judging will be conducted by the 10th of the month. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) will perform the judging and select winners. 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.
- June 7 – Army survey deadline!
- June 12 – Nijmegen Pool will close at 3 p.m. due to a Corvias Military Living’s FREE Resident Appreciation Date Night event. The event will be held at the Nijmegen Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m.
- June 13 – Movie Night Under the Stars at Smith Lake Recreation Area at 9 p.m.
- June 15-19 – Vacation Bible School Sports Camp will occur from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cagle Furniture across from Linden Oaks. For more information contact Jeff Nevin at 910-394-1351 or Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 19 – The Lodge at Linden Oaks Pool will close at 3 p.m. due to a Corvias Military Living’s FREE Resident Appreciation Date Night event. The event will be held at the Lodge at Linden Oaks Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m.
- June 21 – Happy Father’s Day
- June 21 – Father’s Day Bowling from 1 to 6 p.m. at Dragon Lanes. Free bowling for fathers when accompanied by a paying child.
- June 22-26 – Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at Irwin Intermediate School. For more information contact Jeff Nevin at 910-394-1351 or Jeffrey.email@example.com.
It’s that time again to celebrate YOU –our service members and spouses! Our FREE resident event, Resident Appreciation Celebration, will be held on Friday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Nijmegen Community Center (2 Douve Place). The event will also be held at The Lodge at Linden Oaks (1 Hilltopper) on Friday, June 19, 6 to 9 p.m.
The celebration will feature a Couple’s Date Night theme. Dress your best, and come ready to spend time with your spouse and other couples who live on post! Enjoy a free evening of good food, laughs, and a variety of fun activities and raffle prizes, all especially designed for adult attendees. We kindly ask that you coordinate your child care arrangements off site. Child care will not be available during the event.
If your spouse is currently deployed, come on your own or bring a friend! We just want to see you there.
We would like to thank Amanda Hauck, with the Fort Bragg Veterinary Services, for the article to help us keep our furry residents safe as the weather starts to warm up. The more time we spend outside during the warm summer months, the more time our pets are spending outside as well. There are several things to keep in mind during this time of year to lower our pets’ risk for illness and injury. Here are some of the more common issues that can arise during this time of year and some recommendations for mitigating risk factors for our furry family members:
1. Heat Stroke and Exhaustion
Walk your dog during the cooler morning and evening hours. Normal temperature range for pets is between 100-102° F; a temperature above 106° F is a medical emergency! If you do need to be outdoors in the heat, make sure there is a shaded area where your pet can get out of the sun. Be sure to provide unlimited access to water. Consider breaking up exercise into shorter times throughout the day. Overweight and senior pets have less tolerance for heat. Dogs with snub noses (Bulldogs, Pugs, and Pekingese) cannot cool as effectively and may overheat at lower outdoor temperatures, especially when it is also very humid.
Watch your pet for uncontrolled panting, dry mouth or thick saliva, and weakness or collapse. If you see any of these symptoms, get your pet to a shaded area immediately and use cool water (never use very cold water or ice!) to cool your pet. Take him or her to a veterinarian immediately for evaluation and treatment. And remember to leave your pet at home when running errands; never leave your pet in a car unattended, even for a moment. Temperatures inside a vehicle can rapidly increase and lead to heat stroke within minutes.
2. Traffic Safety
There are more cases of vehicular trauma in pets during the summer. Dogs and cats should not roam free when outdoors. Make sure collars or harnesses are adjusted properly so your pet can’t slip out of it and escape. Cats that roam freely are also at risk for being hit by a car. With reward based training, many cats can be taught to walk in a harness.
3. Barbecues and Picnics
Summer is the time we meet up with friends and family outdoors to share food and fun. Pets are often included in the festivities, but make sure to let others know not to share food with them. Many human foods can be harmful to pets so take safe treats along to give instead.
4. Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are the most common pests. They not only cause your pet discomfort, but ticks can transmit infectious diseases and fleas can cause an allergic reaction in some pets. The best strategy is to keep your dog or cat on a flea and tick preventive year around. If you wait until you see a flea, there is already an infestation in the environment, and it will be much more difficult to get under control. Many effective options are available to choose from, including topical products, oral tablets and collars. To determine what product may be best for your pet, talk with your veterinarian.
5. Seasonal Toxins
Snail and slug baits are very toxic to dogs and should be used with caution, if at all, when you have pets. Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) tastes sweet to pets and they will lap it up if they have access to it. Other toxins include mushrooms, mouse/rat poison, grapes or raisins, human medications, and moldy food or compost. Place all chemicals and poisons on an out-of-reach shelf and restrict your dog or cat’s unsupervised access to the garage. If you think your pet may have gotten into a potential toxin, call your veterinarian or take your pet to the nearest veterinary hospital immediately.
6. Summer Travel
With the increase of pet friendly accommodations, many owners are taking their pets on family vacations. While these trips are usually uneventful, it is important to have a plan in advance for any mishaps. Make sure to take enough food and any prescribed medications needed. Make sure you pets have a collar with ID tags, and also consider having a microchip implanted for permanent identification. Before your trip, find a local emergency hospital and save the address and phone number for easy access in case of an emergency. If your pet has a chronic health condition, get a copy of your pet’s records to take with you in case he or she requires a trip to a vet.
Remember these tips and contact your veterinarian if you have any specific questions pertaining to your pets. The Fort Bragg Veterinary Center’s phone number is 910-396-9120, and we are available between 0800 – 1600 hrs. Our veterinarians and staff look forward to serving you and your pets!
We are excited to announce big changes are happening with payment options for residents at Corvias Military Living. You now have online and mobile rent payment options. This will save you time in your day and allow you to pay your rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. If you are already set up with an allotment of your BAH going towards your home each month, this will not apply to you. However, it may apply in the event you need to pay a prorated amount for rent upon move-in or when you move-out and wish to pay an outstanding balance. Click here for a summary of your options.
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, Corvias Foundation has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the 10th class of scholarship recipients. Five Fort Bragg high school seniors were among this year’s scholars.
Alejandro Benitez will graduate from Cumberland International Early College High School and has been active in student government, Speech and Debate, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Benitez plans to study English at North Carolina State University. His father is Sgt. Enrique Benitez of the United States Army 127th Engineer Battalion.
Sierra Cook will graduate from Jack Britt High School and has been involved with Key Club, National Honor Society, cheerleading, Military Appreciation Club, track and field and has volunteered many hours in her community. Cook will pursue her interests in pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. Her mother is Lt. Col. Tammy Bradshaw-Cook of the United States Army Reserve Command (USARC).
Jacqueline Leibman will graduate from Reid Ross Classical School and has been active in orchestra, student government, yearbook, Key Club, National Honor Society and volunteers in her community. Leibman plans to study anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her father is Master Sgt. John Leibman of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
Sydney McGuire will graduate from Jack Britt High School and has been involved in many volunteer activities with Key Club and National Honor Society and participates in volleyball, swimming and track. McGuire plans to pursue human biology at the University of California, San Diego. Her father is Lt. Col. Michael McGuire of the United States Army Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
Alan Xie will graduate from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Xie has been active at school and in his community with Science Olympiad, HOSA, TSA and participated in the Conrad Spirit of Innovations Challenge. He plans to pursue his interests at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His father is Sgt. Yixi Xie of the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Don’t forget to complete the Resident Satisfaction Survey. The HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) is conducting the survey via e-mail until June 7th at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. This important survey will help 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. All residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of $1,500! Please click here to read a memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.
We are excited to provide you more flexibility and convenience with the move out process. You are encouraged to attend our new move out information sessions. These sessions will answer your questions, provide you with information and a check list for the move out process. Contact your community office to find out the dates and times of the next move out information session. We wish we did not have to say bye, but we hope to see you there!
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.