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• Video Contest Winner Announced
• Resident Appreciation Dive-In Movie Night
• Wiregrass Freedom Fest
• Travel safety: Protect your home when you’re away
• Taking care of your furry family members
•‘We hold these truths to be self-evident …’
• Red Cross apps keep you informed
• Maintenance tip: The benefits of changing your air filter
• Green Corner
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Your feedback is very important to us. Through your suggestions, we find ways to improve our service for all residents. That’s why we’ve implemented a convenient way for residents to provide us with feedback!
Within seven days of a completed service request, you should receive a link to an online survey from firstname.lastname@example.org . While participation is voluntary, we hope that you will take just a few minutes to answer 10 questions about our performance. The survey is designed to help improve our customer service to you and your family.
We appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
Why is your Corvias Community the best place to live? Discover what the winners of the video contest have to say.
Corvias Military Living asked residents from all Corvias Military Living communities to share a one minute video explaining why your Corvias Community is the best place to live. We would like to thank our residents for their video submissions. There were so many amazing entries, it was difficult to select a winner. The grand prize winner received a $2,000 travel voucher and an ipad mini. Five other winners were selected and each received an ipad mini. We are pleased to announce the winners!
- Bland Family, from Fort Bragg, NC are the grand prize winners. To see the video click here.
- Amber Lewis, from Fort Meade, MD. To see the video click here.
- Melling Family, from Fort Sill, OK. To see the video click here.
- Ishmael Family, from Fort Rucker, AL. To see the video click here.
- Savannah Hiatt, from Fort Riley, KS. To see the video click here.
- Page Family, from Fort Polk, LA. To see the video click here.
Join us for our Resident Appreciation-Dive-In Movie Night taking place at the Bowden Terrace Community Center pool Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Residents will enjoy a poolside viewing of the Lego Movie, waterslide inflatables, food, games, prizes and much more. The movie will begin at dusk.
Celebrate Independence Day at the Wiregrass Freedom Festival at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields. The event includes performances by the 98th Army Silver Wings Band, a variety of displays, children’s inflatable fun zone, rides and a variety of vendors. Join in the celebration Thursday, July 3 from 4 to 10 p.m. for a day of food, activities and fun, culminating in one of the area’s largest fireworks show. This event is free and open to the public. No glass, coolers, backpacks or pets. For more info, contact MWR Special Events at (334) 255-9810.
You've got the hotel reservations confirmed. That novel you've been dying to crack open is tucked into your carry-on bag. Everything is in line for a trip that's snag-free. But is your home going to be safe while you're on vacation?
Here are five tips to help ensure your home won't be robbed, vandalized, or simply neglected while you're sunning on a beach, camping under the stars, or touring cathedrals in Europe.
Look to the neighbors
Is there a household on your block where one of the occupants works at home during the day or is a stay-at-home parent? Sometimes all your home needs is a pair of watchful eyes. Without asking this neighbor to water the plants or take out the dog or bring in the mail, simply ask this: Will you let me know if you see anything odd around my house while I am away?
Don't advertise your vacation
We all like to brag about our vacations, but it's best to save that news until you've returned and are sleeping in your own bed at night. While you might think that your 773 Facebook friends and 599 Twitter followers are your friends, you really don't know that. Try your best to stay off those social-media channels and relax while on vacation.
Leave some lights on
Ask the person who is watching your home – feeding pets, watering plants, bringing in the mail, etc. – to rotate which lights are switched on at night. One night, make it the master-bedroom lamp for a soft glow coming from that room. For another evening, ask your house sitter to turn on the light in the dining room. Keep the curtains parted at least two or three feet. With blinds, leave some throughout the house closed and others open. You can also take advantage of timing devices that can turn some lights on and off.
Stop all deliveries
One tip that a house is vacant are the number of newspapers lying on the front porch or strewn across the sidewalk. You don't want that to be your situation – and a reason for a roving burglar to pull up to your home during the day and loot your jewelry and electronics. Make sure you cancel your newspaper before you even start packing. Go the second step and notify the U.S. Postal Service that you are going to be out of town on certain dates. You then have two options: pick up the bundle of mail at the post office after your return, or request that it be delivered in bulk on your first day back.
Get on the Quarters Check Program
Use the installation Quarters Check Program. Stop by the police station and fill out an information form on your trip. The police will patrol your home several times throughout the day to ensure it is secure. If you would like more information about this program, please contact (334) 255-2222.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet. The Fort Rucker Bark Park is a great place for your dog to get some exercise and play with other dogs.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. A majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
On July 4, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, although Congress formally declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, and the Declaration wasn’t signed by all 56 members until August.
Some other facts about the founding document of the United States that you may not know:
• There’s a message on the back. No, it’s not an invisible treasure map (as in the Nicholas Cage movie National Treasure). The words “Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776” appear on the reverse side of the document on display in the National Rotunda, at the bottom and upside down.
• About 200 copies of the Declaration were immediately produced by printer John Dunlap for distribution through the 13 colonies. Of these original “Dunlap broadsides,” 26 still exist.
• The original document wasn’t printed on paper, but “engrossed” on parchment. Engrossing is a process for preparing an official document in large, clear handwriting.
• At the bottom left corner of the Declaration is an unidentified handprint. Historians speculate that it’s the result of the document’s being rolled up for transport and handled by various people for extensive exhibition in the early years of its existence.
• The two youngest signers of the Declaration were Thomas Lynch Jr. and Edward Rutledge, both of South Carolina, both 26 years old at the time. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, 70. Nine of the original signers died before the American Revolution ended in 1783.
The hurricane, tornado and severe thunderstorm seasons are here. To keep you up-to-date, the American Red Cross has free applications on the App Store and Google Play for your smart devices. In addition to severe weather, other apps include: a shelter finder, first aid, pet first aid and team volunteer. For more information about the Red Cross mobile applications, or to volunteer or donate, visit redcross.org.
Changing your air filter each month can help remove most airborne particles in your home that make allergies worse, help reduce energy costs and can improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC unit. New filters are available at the neighborhood office. If you have medical needs and require an alternate air filter, you can request an exception to policy from your neighborhood team as well.
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your home.
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 of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
July 3 – Freedom Fest: Post festival fields, 4 p.m.
July 4 – All offices closed
July 9 – Birthday Club: You’re invited to the party. Join us at the Munson Heights Community Center from 3 to 4 p.m. to celebrate June Birthdays. Enjoy free cake, crafts and photo opportunities with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog.
July 9 – Story Hour: Join us at the Munson Heights Community Center from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to hear the story of “Harry the Dirty Dog.” Additionally, you can sign the Pet Care Promise and kids will be given a pet themed craft to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
July 10 – Scream Free Parenting Workshop: At the Commons Bldg 8950 on 7th Avenue. The principle-based approach that is inspiring parents everywhere to revolutionize their families, teaching participants how to raise children by keeping your cool. Workshop is free. For more information, please call (334)255-9647
July 11 – International Spouses Get Together: Allen Heights Community Center. Do you need help understanding the American culture and military life? Come join us and meet spouses from other countries at our International Spouses Get Together.
July 17 – EFMP & Hearts Apart Family Bowling Night: Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program and Relocation Readiness Program Hearts Apart would like to invite all active duty military Families with special needs, disabilities, Families with Soldiers deployed or serving an unaccompanied tour, to join us for a fun night of bowling.. For more information, please call (334) 255-9277/3735.
July 18 – Resident Appreciation Dive-In Movie Night: Bowden Terrace Community Center pool, 6 p.m.