- New Work Order Hotline-Now Live!
- Dive-In Movie Jul 21
- Pest Control
- Resident Reminder
- Get to Know Your Neighbors
- Corvias Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships to 12 Military Children at Six Installations
- Resident Spotlight
- Maintenance Tip
- Summer Pet Care
- Story Hour July 11
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Upcoming Events
Have you tried to call a work order in but had to leave a message because the office staff is assisting another resident? We know this can be frustrating. In an effort to improve the way in which work orders are called in, we have implemented a 24/7, 365 days dedicated work order answering service.
The utilization of a dedicated answering service strictly for work orders has successfully been in place for the last few years at our Corvias Air Force Bases and most recently at Fort Bragg. We look forward to seeing those same results and making the work order process more efficient and convenient for you - our residents. The new work order hotline will be implemented beginning Monday, June 26, 2017.
Corvias offers residents several convenient ways to submit maintenance service requests. Residents may submit their work orders to any of the three Community Office’s in the following ways:
- Phone: Call your Community Office and follow prompts
- Allen Heights: 334-440-8992
- Munson Heights / Bowden Terrace: 334-440-8990
- Phone: 1-866-575-2027 - available 24/7
- Website: rucker.corviasmilitaryliving.com
- Email: Rucker.Resident@Corvias.com
- In-person at the Allen Heights or Munson Heights Community Office
We appreciate your patience during this transition and encourage you to follow up with the Corvias Community Office teams on any outstanding work requests to ensure they have not been lost through the transition.
Join us poolside under the stars at the Bowden Terrace Community Pool for our annual Dive in Movie Night from 7 to 9:45 pm. Movie will begin at dusk. There will be free food and glow-stick fun. This is a family-friendly event. For more details contact your Community office.
Orkin will be conducting quarterly pest control inside the following homes during the month of July:
July 5th- Epps Street, Freeman Lane, George Street
July 11th- 10-61 Dunn Street, Mann Street, Crandall Court
July 12th- Blackwell
July 18th- 67-128 Dunn Street, Urell Street, Knight Street
July 25th- Thorne Street
July 19th- Anderson Street, Foster Circle, Sheridan Street
July 26th- Reese Street, Peterson Street, Libby Street
If you wish to have routine pest control service performed at your home, please contact your Community office or call the 24 hour work order line at 1-866-575-2027
Parking for boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, campers, camper shells, and utility trailers is prohibited in the community. They may be stored at the Fort Rucker Recreational Vehicle Park Storage Facility located near the Equestrian Center.
Summer time typically means moving time in the military. This is the perfect time to get to know your neighbors. Whether you are new to the community, or have been around to see moving trucks and neighbors come and go, summer is the perfect time to forge new relationships. Knowing your neighbors, helps build a strong support network, builds a sense of community, provides a safer community, and you might just meet a life-long friend.
If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some simple tips to get to know your neighbors:
- Say Hello – The neighborhood welcoming committee may no longer knock on doors with a fresh dessert to make a formal introduction. However, it doesn’t need to be formal – wave hello or smiling is a good way to start.
- Spend time outdoors – You are more likely to see and meet your neighbors, by just hanging outside of your home. This is a good way to spark up a conversation and make small talk.
- Get Involved – Learn about volunteer opportunities, support groups, classes and community events and make a point to attend. Contact ACS or check out the Corvias and installation Facebook pages. You are guaranteed to run into a neighbor or meet someone new.
- Drop by your community center and attend resident events – Enjoy the amenities available at the community center. Hanging out by the pool, working out in the fitness center, or using the computer lab are just a few ways to meet people. Also, stay tuned for upcoming resident events.
- Host a Welcome Party or Block Party – Invite neighbors over to your home or backyard for food, fun and to mingle. This is a great way to include children and get everyone together and begin to build relationships. If you don’t have time to plan the party yourself, try to get everyone involved in the planning process. Consider planning activities and games for neighbors of all ages. If you need a larger location, consider reserving a community center.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 11th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 12 outstanding high school students, marking the 12th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“This scholarship will impact my college path by allowing me to focus on my studies and finding my place without worrying about student loans and debt,” said 2017 scholarship recipient, Danielle Garrido. “Through the support of the Foundation, I will be able to reach higher and challenge myself in all aspects, because I now have the ability to access new opportunities and experiences.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 364 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring engineers, philanthropists, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.
The 12 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Polk in Louisiana, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Danielle Garrido from Bel Air High School has participated in cross country, track, CORE Club, and basketball. Danielle plans to study biomedical engineering or bioengineering at the University of Michigan.
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Jacob Flanigan from Navarre High School has participated in Indoor Percussion, Marching Band, and teaches elementary students at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Jacob plans to study computer science and music at the University of West Florida.
Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Jeyani James from Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School has participated in track, volleyball, and basketball. Jeyani plans to study business at the University of Oregon.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Aquesha Addison from E.E. Smith High School has participated in National Honor Society, Key Club, and Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC). Aquesha plans to study engineering at Florida State University.
Brittany Broome from Jack Britt High School has been involved with Yearbook as editor-in-chief, Student Government, and Key Club. Brittany plans to study international human rights law or diplomacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Grace Schilling from Massey Hill Classical High School has been involved in Student Government, swimming, and running. Grace plans to study biology at the University of Kansas.
Leah Ortiz from Massey Hill Classical High School has been active with the Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, and soccer. Leah plans to study nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Tristen Orr from E.E. Smith High School has participated in Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) and soccer. Tristen plans to study education at East Carolina University.
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Chesna Castro from DeRidder High School has participated in soccer, peer tutoring, and volunteers in her community. Chesna plans to study chemical engineering at Louisiana Tech University.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Tisa Berry from Eisenhower High School has been active in Key Club, Partner’s Club for Special Olympics, volunteering at the library and church, and Fine Arts. Tisa plans to study psychiatry at Baylor University.
Kenny Ramos from Lawton High School has been active in Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and soccer. Kenny plans to study sports exercise science at Oklahoma Central University.
Sean Tolbert from Lawton High School has participated in Key Club, Student Council, and the Freshman Buddy Initiative. Sean plans to study business at Oklahoma State University.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.
Congratulations to our Spotlight Winners:
- Jeffrey and Charlotte Swickard (Allen Heights)
- SFC Ocie Conner and Family (Munson Heights)
- SSG Mkadaquet Genereaux and Family (Bowden Terrace)
Thank you for helping to make Fort Rucker a great place to live! Winners will receive a $25 gift card, recognition in the Corvias newsletter and photos on the Corvias FB page. Next month we will be selecting some wonderful homes that are going the extra mile.
According to the EPA, the indoor air we are exposed to is 70% more polluted than the outdoor air and studies show that the average American spends nearly 90% of their time indoors. This puts us all at a greater risk of contracting various diseases from indoor air pollutants. The EPA actually ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five public health risks.
Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems air filters should be changed not when they're dirty but on frequently planned intervals. During peak seasons (summer and winter) your system is working much harder and therefore your air filter will need to be checked and replaced more often. It’s a fairly simple and basic concept, the dirtier your air filter is the harder your system will need to work to heat or cool your home. Not only will it need to work harder, it will perform less efficiently and the added strain on your system will shorten its life expectancy considerably.
Benefits of changing your air filter:
- Healthier indoor air. An air filter’s job is to keep the air in your home clear of dusts, molds, pollens and other contaminants, which can worsen allergies and can cause diseases. By changing out your filter on a regular basis you insure you are not re-circulating dust, molds, pollens and other contaminants back through your system and into your home.
- Increase efficiency & save money. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make your system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy and decreasing the efficiency of your system. When your system is not working as efficiently as it should, it is using more energy, which means you will be paying more to heat or cool your home.
- Increase longevity of your heating & cooling system. An air filter’s job is also to keep the interior of your HVAC system clean. According to Energy Star, a joint venture of the EPA and US Dept. of Energy, “Dirt and neglect are the #1 causes of heating and cooling system failure.” A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
- Environmentally conscious. When filters aren’t clean, it makes your system work harder to give you cooler (or warmer) air. This means more energy is used and wasted energy means more pollution. The more electricity you consume, the more carbon dioxide and other green house gases you release in the air. We all need to do our part to help the environment when and wherever we can.
Changing your air filter is the easiest thing to do to keep your HVAC system clean, running efficiently, reduce your maintenance costs and extend the overall life of your system. If your system is not running efficiently or if you are having issues contact your Community office.
With the summer heat upon us, it is important to think about the safety of your pets. Follow these tips to keep your pets cool and hydrated.
Provide ample shade and water: Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.
Limit exercise on hot days: Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets who, because of their short noses, typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible.
Source: The Humane Society of the United States
In partnership with the Center Library, Join us for Story Hour on July 11 at 9 to 10 am. We will be reading "Twas the Night before Summer," by Anne Margaret Lewis. Also enjoy a take home craft.
How do you get rid of “energy vampires?” Unplug appliances that are not in use. Do not leave them in standby mode.
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.
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Jul 4: Offices Closed
Jul 21: Dive-in Movie. Bowden Terrace. 7 to 945 pm.