- Have You Thanked A Military Spouse?
- The 2014 Pool Season is Here!
- Lawn Care Schedules Online
- Emergency Preparedness Workshop
- BBQ Grill Safety
- Grant Application Deadline Approaching
- The Secret Language of Flowers
- Green Corner
- Want to know what’s happening in your neighborhood?
Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of military spouse contributions to the morale and readiness of our nation’s service members. In 1999, Congress designated the first Friday before Mother’s Day as National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This year on May 9, we continue to recognize and show appreciation to the silent force, behind the force, for their steadfast support and sacrifice.
As a nation, we salute spouses for their commitment, dedication and patriotism. Military spouses wear many hats while juggling family separations, employment uncertainties and frequent relocations. Yet, they still find time and strength to volunteer in our communities and manage the home front.
Corvias Military Living salutes our military spouses for your service and commitment! Thank you for the many selfless contributions and sacrifices in supporting our service members.
Nothing beats the neighborhood pool on a hot summer day! Corvias has resort-style swimming pools at Fort Rucker for residents to enjoy. Located at the community centers, pools are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguards are always on duty during open hours, for both your safety and peace of mind.
The 2014 Pool Passes are available at your Community Office. The swimming pool rules will be issued when you pick up your pool pass. You will see the same rules posted at each pool. We ask that you abide by the rules as they are in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment for all of our families at the pools.
All Community Center pools are open:
- Friday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 25 from 1 to 6 p.m.
- Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Regular 2014 Pool Hours:
Mon – Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tues: Munson Heights pool closed
Wed: Bowden Terrace pool closed
Thurs: Allen Heights pool closed
Corvias Military Living looks forward to a great summer of serving our pool patrons. Please call your Community Office with any questions you may have regarding pool related topics.
Spring has sprung and the grass is growing! That means our lawn care providers will be starting their mowing schedules. To find out the lawn care schedule for your street, please check your neighborhood calendar.
The lawn care provided is a basic cut and trim to keep the neighborhoods looking well-kept and make the lives of our residents a little easier.
We request that you please complete the following tasks to make certain that your yard is ready to receive the lawn mowing service.
- Pets - secure your pets in your home or in a kennel. Remove all chains and/or ground anchors from the premises.
- Pet waste - please remove all pet waste prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Children's toys - please remove all toys on the lawn prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Hoses - wrap up and remove any hoses from your yard.
- Lawn furniture or decorations - store all non-fixed furniture and decor prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
- Decorative solar lights - please remove if possible. Most solar lights are very fragile and can be easily damaged by weed eaters. If your solar lights are easily removable from their bases, please do so prior to the morning of the scheduled mowing service on your street. The lawn care technician may not trim around these items if they feel that to do so may damage them.
- Gates - please open gates prior to the start of the scheduled mowing service on your street.
The American Red Cross will be hosting a weather preparedness workshop at your community center. You will learn how to use new RedCross.org emergency apps as well as Fort Rucker garrison emergency experts will be on hand to explain For Rucker procedures when severe weather strikes. The event will take place May 15 at 6:30 p.m. and those wishing to attend are required to RSVP. This event is open to on and off post military families. For more information, please contact (334) 503-3600.
It is the season for families to celebrate warm weather and ignite their grills. When doing this, please remember to practice a few precautionary safety steps.
- Always inspect any gas cylinders for bulges, dents, gouges or any evidence of extreme rusting. This could cause leaks. Replace the tank immediately if damage is found.
- Inspect the hoses for leaks, holes, cracks or sharp bends and replace immediately.
- Be sure to keep gas tanks upright and stored away from dripping grease or hot surfaces.
- Never use cigarettes, lighters or matches near your gas grill as there could be an unknown leak.
- Propane tanks have sophisticated valve equipment to keep them safe. Never try to remove the valve from your propane tank as you may risk an explosion.
- Never store tanks indoors (not even in a garage). Store away from the house by a few feet and out of the hot sun.
- Keep BBQ covered when not in use to prevent rust and corrosion.
- Never store the tank in a hot car or keep in a hot car for more than a few minutes.
- Never discard a used tank in trash as it could cause an explosion.
- Don’t wear loose clothing while cooking.
- For charcoal grills, keep a fire extinguisher handy.
- Only use charcoal lighter fluid to light new coals; don’t use it on coals that are already lit.
- Always keep children away from a hot grill and fire.
Warm weather activities, involving hosting a barbeque, are the cause of over 3.7 million injuries each year. Be careful!
College grants in the amount of $5,000 are available each year for spouses of active-duty Service Members stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, Eielson AFB Fort Bragg, Fort Meade, Fort Polk, Fort Riley, Fort Rucker, Fort Sill, Hurlburt Field, McConnell AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB. Grant applications for 2014 are available online at CorviasFoundation.org.
Flowers are lovely to look at, but they communicate more than beauty. Some have specific meanings behind them. Here’s what you can express to a friend or loved one by choosing just the right flower:
- Carnation: constancy, joy
- Chrysanthemum: optimism, hope, happiness
- Daisy: purity, loyalty, innocence
- Freesia: trust
- Gladiola: remembrance
- Iris: faith, wisdom, promise
- Larkspur: appreciation
- Lily: devotion
- Orchid: love, beauty
- Red rose: true love, desire
- White rose: true love, purity
- Yellow rose: friendship
- Pink rose: sweetness
- Tulip: love at first sight
- Snapdragon: virtue
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner