Message from the Program Manager
Happy Valentine’s Day: Some fun facts
High school senior scholarship applications due!
Resident Reminders: Work Orders
Finances and Savings
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Dear Edwards AFB residents,
Valentine’s Day is this month and if things are not heating up for you this February Corvias Military Living can help – with your home that is. We can get that heater up and running to keep your home warm all winter, all you have to do is let us know you are experiencing a problem.
You can call, e-mail or go to our site to submit a work order request for all maintenance issues, large or small. You can also stop by the community office. We would love to see you.
February is going to be an exciting month this year. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks squaring off in the Super Bowl, February 2, and the 2014 Winter Olympics start February 6 and continue most of the month.
The global spotlight will fall on America during these two events. The Super Bowl is always the highest viewed event on television and our athletes are always contenders in the Olympics. All the sacrifices made by our military and their families will not be forgotten in the ceremony and spectacle of these events. Thank you to the Airmen and families of Edwards AFB.
Go Team USA,
Corvias Military Living
Sixty-two percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day. How do they observe it? Take a look at these statistics:
• Chocolate. Americans buy 58 million pounds of chocolate during the week of Valentine’s Day, spending $448 million.
• Cards. We buy about 150 million “Will you be my Valentine?” cards each year.
• Gifts. Men spend an average of $150 on cards and gifts; women spend an average of $74.
• Flowers. Twenty-three percent of us buy flowers or plants as Valentine’s
•Day gifts: 61 percent of these buyers are men, and 39 percent are women.
•What is the top gift choice? A mixed bouquet of flowers, followed by red roses.
• Champagne. Americans buy 174,000 gallons of sparkling wine through Valentine’s week, worth about $8.6 million.
Hurry – all applications for Our Future Scholarships must be submitted by Thursday, February 13. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college, and whose parent is an active-duty Service Member stationed at one of the 13 installations Corvias manages housing. Corvias Foundation also offers grant opportunities to spouses of active-duty Service Members. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available online.
Corvias Military Living provides 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in an home needs immediate attention the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies. Call 661-385-6051 day or night, for any maintenance issues. Also work orders may be submitted on the website.
Work order classification
Emergency – Response time in one hour or less with repairs completed in 24 hours. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather related emergency would be the loss of heat during the winter months.
Urgent – Response time in 24-hours or less with repairs completed within five days. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door, a broken garbage disposal or a cracked window.
Routine – Response time in three business days with repairs completed within 15 days. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
Please contact the Community Office if there are questions concerning any maintenance issues.
Military Saves Week begins February 24! Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure your family’s financial preparedness. Take this week to review your saving plans. Set your goals, even small ones, and start saving now. For more information, please visit www.militarysaves.org to review savings tips, tools, resources, and strategies.
It is important to recognize that, despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, the Air Force Aid Society can help. The Society can assist with living expenses, emergency travel, vehicle expenses, funeral expenses, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit www.afas.org.
We are currently planning our first resident activity of the year, Spring into Fun. We will deliver fliers as the date approaches, but you can also check the community calendar for updates.
The 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.
Still using plastic grocery bags at the Commissary? Consider bringing your own reusable bags. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.