- Resident spotlight winners
- Need money for college?
- Don’t let stress spoil your holiday stress
- Green Corner
- Photos with Santa Dec 1
- Holiday safety tips
- Tis the Season Dec 10
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Congratulations to our Spotlight Winners, CW4 Jernigan, CPT Vander Heyden, WO1 Dowd. They will receive a $25 gift card for taking pride in their home and community. Check out our Facebook page in December to see how you can become our next spotlight winner.
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.
For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don't let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling, and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season
As on-post residents, statistically we deal with a smaller crime rate than our surrounding communities however, Fort Rucker is not immune to crime. By practicing sound and routine home safety habits, you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim.
- Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars.
- Secure sliding glass doors by placing a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track. This will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.
- Always lock the door to an attached garage, as well as exterior storage areas.
- Secure your valuables in a home safe or lock box.
- Photograph your valuables and log their serial numbers.
- Create the illusion that you are home by using lights, radios and TVs. Make your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home.
- If you witness any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the MP station at 255-2222.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
Santa Claus will be dropping by the Bowden Terrace Community Center to take Christmas wishes and photos. Please bring your cameras and smiling faces. This event is free and open to Corvias residents. For more information contact your Community Center office.
Join Mickey and Minnie at our Holiday Vacation themed Event. Bring your cameras and take photos with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy , Tiger and Pooh, Daisy and Donald Duck ,Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk . Plus enjoy free food and drinks and so much more.
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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.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Dec 1: Photos with Santa, 11 am to 1 pm. Bowden Terrace Community Center. 334-503-3640
- Dec 7: Christmas Tree Lighting, 5 to 6 pm. Howze Field. 255-1749.
- Dec 12: Tis the Season, 5 to 8 pm. Bowden Terrace Community Center. 334-503-3640.
- Dec 18: Fort Rucker Schools-No school.
- Dec 24: Christmas Eve-Office hours: 9 am to 1 pm
- Dec 25: Christmas Day-Office Closed