- This year, resolve to do something different
- Corvias community events update
- Pursue your dreams of a higher education
- Holiday decorations, and discarding your Christmas tree
- A reminder about the local wildlife
- Green corner
- Traveling soon?
- Keeping resolutions on track
- How to submit a service order
- A quick winter tip, and free supplies
- Don’t be a victim of holiday crime
- January special office hours
Dear Edwards AFB Resident,
It’s nearly 2014. This month’s newsletter focuses on content that will be helpful to you as the new year quickly approaches and the winter continues to linger.
Speaking of the new year, have you made your 2014 resolutions yet? Forget the routine promises. Try to be more creative with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours.
• Create something. Paint a picture, or write a poem. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Regardless of your resolution choices, I would be remiss not to say that the Corvias community team and I have all greatly enjoyed serving you this year. We look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Corvias Military Living
Tis the Season was held on December 12, and we had a fantastic turnout of approximately 300 people! Everyone had a fantastic time participating in Candy Cane Limbo, doing arts and crafts, eating free food, and enjoying Santa’s Workshop.
Keep a lookout for information on future Corvias resident events in your monthly e-newsletter!
Are you the parent of a high school senior and/or the spouse of an active-duty service member? Are you considering college for you and/or your child next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation may be able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards $50,000 scholarships and $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more and to access the Foundation’s online applications.
When you are ready to discard your Christmas tree, please bring your tree to the Community Office parking lot (402 West Forbes Avenue, Building 6696). You may place your tree in our parking lot’s green recycling dumpster any time before January 15. If you need help bringing your tree to the Community Office, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Finally, we understand that the military lifestyle can be busy, but we appreciate your taking down your holiday decorations no later than January 15.
As you may know, a wide array of wildlife lives in and/or near Edwards AFB. Please do not leave food, water, or small pets unsupervised and outside for an extended period of time. We appreciate your cooperation!
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
If you are planning a vacation or extended time away from your home, consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Corvias team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
Setting a New Year’s resolution on January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one-stop-shop of information, resources, and tools provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle, and relationship improvement.
Military One Source also offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in-person, online, or by phone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management, and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source, visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Living on base offers value and convenience in several ways, such as Corvias’s fantastic maintenance team. As a reminder, you may submit maintenance service requests to the Corvias Community Office in one of the following ways:
• Maintenance line: (661) 385-6051
• Office: 402 West Forbes Avenue, Building 6696
The Community Office is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All maintenance requests are handled by the Corvias maintenance team. Service requests fall into one of three categories – emergency, urgent or routine – that will determine its priority.
For a complete description of work order procedures and explanation of priorities, please refer to the Resident Responsibility Guide.
Winter is officially here! Changing your air filter once each month is important no matter the season. A clean air filter will ensure that your heating system is operating in the most energy-efficient way. Complimentary air filters are available at the Corvias Community Office.
Speaking of free, don’t forget that we also have water filters for your refrigerator and light bulbs available for pick-up! Should you ever need these for your home, stop by the Community Office and we would be happy to provide these to you.
The holidays are the peak season for crime nationwide. Using good judgment can help keep your family safe.
• Lock your car doors, roll up windows, and secure your valuables each time you exit your car. Do not store your keys in your car.
• Store valuable items out of view in your car and remove any suction cup marks from your windshield. Store holiday packages in your trunk and keep receipts with you.
• If you have a garage, close your garage door, and secure all exterior doors and windows before leaving home.
• When traveling out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your mail and pick up newspapers from your yard. Install timers to turn lights on and off during evening hours.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – Corvias Community Office Closed
- January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Corvias Community Office Closed