- Message from the Program Manager
- This year, resolve to do something different
- Live Christmas tree disposal
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Pursue your dreams of higher education
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Happy New Year! 2014 will see the beginning of exciting changes to the McConnell family housing neighborhood. By early spring, we will begin site work on the new homes and by mid-summer, we will start vertical construction. At the same time, the first phase of interior renovations will begin on homes in the Mitchell, Ent, Travis and Foulois Drives area. These homes will be renovated as families depart McConnell AFB. Renovation work will include: finished, basement living space; as well as new appliances, fixtures, paint and flooring as needed.
These improvements to family housing will occur over a 5-year period and we are excited to make them happen! It’s our sincere pleasure to be able to care for and serve our military families. We appreciate the sacrifices you make daily to serve and care for our nation and the freedoms we cherish so much. We look forward to providing you with a great family housing experience at McConnell AFB.
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe this is the year to forget the boring, routine promises you won’t keep, like going to the gym every day and calling your parents once a week. Try resolving to be more creative in 2014 with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and ambitions—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander; free-associate a little. You may be surprised at the ideas you generate.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics. If you usually read novels, try a biography. If you read only history, try a book on modern-day science. You’ll exercise your mind, and maybe find new connections between ideas.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies—art, auto mechanics, philosophy, etc. 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, and network. The more people you know, the better equipped you are to learn and grow.
• Create something for the heck of it. Paint a picture, write a poem, or start a garden—not because you’ll get paid for it, but because you want to. 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.
We are pleased to provide complimentary disposal of fresh pine trees after the holidays. A fresh tree disposal container is available until January 9 in the parking lot at the Youth Center. All decorations and lights need to be removed before discarding the tree. This container is for evergreen trees or branches only, please refrain from dumping other materials.
Setting a New Year’s resolution 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.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. 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 go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Are you a high school senior or the spouse of an active-duty Service Member considering college 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 10, $50,000 scholarships and 20, $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available on-line.
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.
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
- January 1 – All Corvias Offices closed
- January 10 – Quarter Mania
- January 20 –All Corvias Offices Closed