- September Pool Hours
- EFMP Fun Day
- Sesame Street/USO Experience
- Resident Reminders: Yard sales and home businesses
- Car seat safety class
- Corvias Foundation Awards 2014 Educational Grants to Military Spouse
- Shadow Run to Home Base
- Infant and child CPR class
- Time for a change
- Conquer your laundry heap
- Suicide Prevention: Recognize the Signs and Know the Resources
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Green Corner
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Beginning Sept. 2, the Allen Heights and Munson Heights pools will close for the season, but the Bowden Terrace pool will remain open through September with reduced hours. It will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
If you have any questions regarding the new pool hours, please contact your community office.
The Exceptional Family Member Program and Corvias Military Living are partnering to celebrate EFMP Fun Day on Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Event Field at 7th Avenue and Castle Way. The event is in recognition of EFMP’s annual Child and Family Find Campaign. Join us for free food, drinks, story time, arts and crafts, inflatables and informational displays. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sept. 17 at the same location. For more information and to register call Army Community Service EFMP at (334) 255-9277.
Military Families are invited to the Sesame Street/USO Experience at the School Age Center. Two 40 minute shows are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. The event is open to military ID card holders. Tickets are not required and admission is free. For more information, contact Special Events at (334) 255-1749.
Community sales and private yard sales may be permitted at a designated location at dates and times to be determined by Corvias. Private yard sales are limited to the first Saturday of each month. Individual sales are solely for the disposal of personal household items which are not needed by the family. The resale of new items (as in a business) is not permitted. Resident may request authorization to have a yard sale by visiting their Community Management Office who will provide instructions for locations and methods of posting. All signs must be removed the same day after completion of the yard sale.
Home/ Commercial Businesses
Residents wishing to engage in ventures such as childcare, the sale of home or beauty products, or conduct fund raising events must submit a written request to the Community Office. Consideration of such requests requires endorsement from the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR). Engaging in other commercial ventures is not permitted.
The most common birthday is Oct. 5, so if you and your family are expecting, be sure to get that car seat ready now. The New Parent Support Program and a certified child passenger safety technician are partnering to teach a car seat safety class during Baby Safety Month this September. It's reported that 96 percent of children are unsafe in the car. Join the New Parent Support Program at The Commons, Bldg 8950, Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. The safety technician will also conduct seat checks for car seats that are already installed. Please register by calling New Parent Support Program at (334) 255-9647/3359 by Monday, Sept. 8, to attend the class.
Since 2006, John G. Picerne’s foundation, Corvias Foundation, has awarded over $5 million in scholarships and educational grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members. This year, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in educational grants to spouses of active-duty service members, including the following:
Anne Combs is pursuing a Master’s degree in Education from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Combs has volunteered many hours in her community and aspires to work in adult education, inspiring others as a teacher. Her husband is Sgt. Derek S. Combs of the B-Co 1/223 AVN of the U.S. Army.
Corvias Foundation sponsored the 5th Annual Shadow Run to Home Base on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Afghanistan in support of the Run to Home Base event in Boston. Approximately 2,000 runners participated in Boston, and the Service Members in Afghanistan numbered above 1,100. Soldiers and civilians at the base trekked back and forth on a road that stretched a mile and a half inside Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan.
The Corvias family made a great showing in the race. New Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients, Zia Matti and Megan Conroy, participated in the Boston Run to Home Base, along with a number of Corvias Group employees and other Foundation scholarship alumni. Zia and Megan finished 1st and 2nd in the Women Under 19 group. In Afghanistan, runners from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., and the New England-based Chaplain of the 10th Mountain Division, Captain Lukasz Willenberg, finished in the top 3 among deployed runners.
As part of the Run to Home Base, Corvias Foundation helped to put together care packages with toiletries, baseball hats, magazines, and additional supplies that will eventually make their way to the 10th Mountain Division and other troops in Afghanistan, including nearly 100 service members recommended by Corvias Group employees.
New parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the free infant and child CPR class at The Commons, Bldg. 8950, Thursday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. The New Parent Support Program in collaboration with CYSS Parent Central and Outreach Services are sponsoring the Exceptional Family Member Program friendly class. For child care and to register, contact New Parent Support Program at, (334) 255-9647/3359.
As we move into fall heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system (HVAC) filters should be changed out in conjunction with the changing weather.
HVACs recirculate indoor air; filters keep things like dust and debris from entering the system. Keeping an HVAC clean increases the longevity of the system and keeps efficiency high. Corvias Military Living recommends changing filters every 30 days.
Fall is the worst time of year for those who suffer from ragweed allergies. Ragweed pollen and other allergens, dust mites and pet dander are trapped by HVAC filters. Replacement filters are available by request. Contact your local Community Center for details.
Do you sometimes feel that no matter how many loads of laundry you do, more piles of clothes keep appearing even before you’re finished? Try this system to make laundry more efficient and less time-consuming.
- If you wash fewer than five loads per week, select one day to finish the entire process: sorting, laundering, folding, ironing, and storing.
- If you have several loads, try a daily system, strictly adhering to a morning or evening routine and doing one or two loads per day.
- Keep all products you will need close at hand.
- Set aside space for a “repair center” for clothes that need new buttons, alterations, or mending. Then make all the fixes in one sitting.
- Keep a small dish nearby to collect coins, buttons, and other items found in pockets.
- Go to the dry cleaner on the same day each week to cut down on multiple trips.
- Find a comfortable area to fold clothes. Recruit family members to help.
A sense of community is one of the most important factors in building ready and resilient service members and families. In the military community, support from others is the best resource in helping to face daily stressors, including feelings of isolation caused by being away from friends and family, long duty hours, financial stress and other challenges.
It is important for members of the military community to recognize when someone they care for is distancing themselves from their community, their loved ones, their unit, or when their behavior is a source of concern. A sense of isolation can decrease one’s resiliency and increase their risk for suicide.
If you or someone you know is in need of help there are several resources to assist. The Military Crisis Line (800-273-8255, and then press one), also called the Veterans Crisis Line, is a joint Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs initiative. The MCL is staffed with caring, qualified VA responders who understand the challenges of military life. The MCL is a free, confidential service available 24/7 to all active duty, National Guard and reserve service members, their families and their friends. Those in crisis can also text (838255) or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net with a crisis line responder. Persons can also reach out to their local Chaplain’s office or Social Work Services via the installation’s medical clinics and/or hospital.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey will begin in October and will continue into November. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact your Community Office for more information.
How can you save energy and keep your clothes wrinkle-free? Iron fabrics that require a cooler iron first and work up to those requiring higher heat. An iron heats faster than it cools, so it’s quicker to go from low to high than the reverse. You’ll use less energy.
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
- Sept. 1: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sept. 4: Story Hour, Munson Heights, 9:30 a.m.
- Sept. 9: Car Seat Safety Class, The Commons, 9 a.m. , to register call 255-9647
- Sept. 10: EFMP Fun Day, Field at 7th and Castle, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Infant/Child CPR, The Commons, 9 a.m., to register call 255-9647
- Sept. 27: Sesame Street/USO, School Age Center, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
- Sept. 26: Oktoberfest, Fort Rucker Festival Fields, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.