- Spring Carnival Apr 28
- Month of the Military Child
- Scholarships for Spouses
- Army Survey, Coming Soon!
- Lawn Care
- Resident Spotlight
- Helping Hands Program
- Thank You Thursdays
- Yard Sale
- Pools Opening Next Month
- New Self-Help Item
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as Military Child month. This special celebration was established to recognize the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During this month, we recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resilience. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In honor of all the Military Children we share the poem the Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child.
The Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child
"The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world, and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.” ~ Author Unknown
Blue is the nationally designated color to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Corvias team will show our support on April 7th by wearing Blue. Click here to see more events the Fort Rucker Family Advocacy Program (FAP) will be hosting throughout the month of April.
We would like to recognize the Freeman family. They have been part of the Corvias community for over five years and have been well liked by their neighbors. SGT Freeman is known in the neighborhood as Mr. Fix-it. He repairs the neighborhood kid bicycles in the community. SGT Freeman was also at the right place and time last month and able to distinguish a small fire at the Allen Heights playground. SGT Freeman care for others and his community is definitely well deserving. Thank you!
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Scholarships for college. Applications are due May 4 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
We want to hear from you! Keep an eye out on May 4th for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will have a chance to enter to win a weekly drawing of $500 and one grand prize of $1500!
Weekly mows will start the week of April 3. To ensure you receive service here are tips to prepare your lawn for service and to understand why you should scoop that poop:
The Lawn Mowing Process:
First, the mowers will mow your lawn. There are two front yard mowers and one back yard mower. After completion, a separate lawn care team will trim around fixed objects such as fences and drains. After this service is completed the final phase of the lawn care service will include a lawn crew to come blow the grass clippings off all hard surfaces such as patios, sidewalks and driveways.
Prepare Your Lawn:
- Remove toys, decorative items, trash, patio furniture, grills, pet waste, and trampolines from all grassy areas on your lawn mowing day. Unprepared lawns will not be mowed.
- Park cars on paved areas to allow crews access to grassy areas.
- Store pets indoors on your lawn mowing day.
- Ensure that your backyard fence is unlocked to allow crews to access your yard.
- Ensure there are not any objects impeding the entrance of your yard
- After lawn mowing process has been completed, verify that your fence is closed before allowing your pets to re-enter your yard
Join us for our annual Spring Into Fun event on April 28 from 5 to 7 pm at the event field on Castle and 7th Avenue (Bowden Terrace). This year’s event will have a carnival theme feel to it. Come and enjoy carnival rides, an onsite mobile gaming truck, pig and boat racing and so much more. Enjoy carnival style food with hotdogs and snow cones too. But there is so much more in store for the whole family to enjoy. This event is free and open to all on post housing residents. Hope to see you there!
As our way to say thank you to our younger residents we have a special treat for you. Come to the Community center every Thursday from 1 to 4 pm for a treat and prize from the treasure box.
This program is designed to assist families while a service member is serving a deployment, unaccompanied or dependent restricted tour with household projects that are beyond the normal work order process. Items such as assembling small items, mounting TVs, installing baby gates to hanging a picture. If you are currently in a deployed/unaccompanied status or pending an upcoming deployment please contact your Community office to notify us of your status.
Now is your chance! Host a yard sale in your own yard or find special treasures at your neighbors' yard on Saturday, April 1. Contact your Community Office to register.
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. Stay posted for more information on the pool schedule.
Power washers are now available at your Community Center to check out at no cost to you. Contact your Community office for details.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
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Apr 28: Spring Into Fun. 5 to 7. Castle and 7th (Bowden Terrace)