- Tis the Season
- Story Hour
- How many different reasons to celebrate this month?
- Congratulations DARE Graduates
- Guest policy reminder
- Financial Readiness Training
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
- Corvias Foundation scholarship and grant applications now open
- Decorating your home for the holidays: What holiday tradition is special to your home and family?
- Corvias Employees Give Back
Join Corvias Military Living Thursday, Dec. 11, in the ballroom of the Program Office, 2908 Andrews Avenue from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the annual Tis the Season resident event.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse will host a Winter Wonderland. Bring your camera to get photos with the gingerbread man, Prince Charming and Cinderella, Shrek and other characters. There will also be crafts, a performance by the Fort Rucker Primary School students and holiday treats. The Fort Rucker Military Police will be on hand to allow residents to register for the Yellow Dot Program and offer holiday safety information. We look forward to seeing you there.
Enjoy holiday crafts and giveaways at the monthly Story Hour Thursday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Munson Heights Community Center. Story Hour is held the first Thursday of the month and offers parents and children interaction and entertainment right in your community.
December is a month of many holiday celebrations crossing a variety of cultures, nationalities and beliefs. Here’s a quick snapshot of what people celebrate and why:
- Hannukah. This Jewish holiday begins in 2014 on Dec. 16 (at sundown) and lasts through Dec. 24. Hannukah celebrates the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after the Jewish victory over the Maccabees in 165 B.C. Each night, families light one candle on the menorah, observing the traditional story of how the oil for the temple’s eternal flame burned for eight days.
- Christmas. Observed on Dec. 25, this Christian holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus, probably between the years 7 and 2 B.C. The 25th may have been chosen to correspond with the winter solstice or to coincide with a Roman holiday honoring the sun during the same period. Christmas became a federal holiday in the United States in 1870.
- Kwanzaa. A seven-day celebration of African heritage and culture, Kwanzaa is observed from
- Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. Activist Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 to emphasize African-Americans’ shared history and experience. The name Kwanzaa is derived from “matunda ya kwanza,” a Swahili phrase meaning “first fruits.”
Fifth grade students from the Fort Rucker Elementary School graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program Nov. 19. During the 10 week course students learned several ways to handle peer pressure, persuasion of the media, decision-making process, how to use their support system and many more life skills. Corvias Military Living would like to congratulate the students on a job well done.
Please remember to contact your Community Office should any house guest stay in your home for longer than seven days. You can then register them as an official house guest.
Registered guests are welcome to visit for no longer than 30 consecutive days. Guests are not allowed to stay in the home if they have been barred from the installation.
Army Community Service is offering Financial Readiness Training, Dec. 5 from 7:20 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, Room 284. Personal Financial Readiness Training provides a practical approach to help Soldiers manage their money more effectively. This class is required for all first-term junior enlisted Soldiers, but is open to any interested service members. Spouses are also welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Army Community Services Financial Readiness Program at (334)255-9631.
The next time you reach for a paper towel, consider this - if every household in the US replaced one roll of non-recycled paper towels with a roll of 100% recycled paper towels, we would save 864,000 trees and 3.4 million cubic feet of landfill space.
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
Dec. 4: Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 to 6 p.m., Howze Field
Dec. 11: Tis the Season, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 2908 Andrews Avenue
Dec. 11: Employment Readiness Class, 8:45 a.m. call (334) 255-2594 to register.
Dec. 24: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dec. 25: All offices closed
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
“We enjoy spending time with friends, decorating the Christmas tree, hanging stockings for the kids and enjoying the Christmas season with our family.“
-SFC Caleb Baugh of 110 Harris Drive
In partnership with Corvias Foundation, Corvias employees are the backbone of the Foundation’s Adopt-A-Charity program. It begins with employees volunteering their time and selecting a local charity to support. The charity guides the scope of work to be accomplished during one or more work days, and the volunteer committee makes it happen.
These efforts take place outside of work hours and are entirely a volunteer commitment. The Corvias volunteer team from Fort Bragg spent three Saturdays during October working at the Warrior Transition Battalion Tranquility Garden (located across from the Soldier Support Center). From weeding and spreading new mulch, to building picnic tables and securing more shade cover for the large outdoor space, Team Bragg poured their heart and soul into the job.
Corvias Foundation is proud to partner with these employees as they demonstrate Corvias Group’s commitment to generously give back to the communities in which we live and serve.