- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Preventative maintenance visits
- Corvias launches resident feedback program
- Helpful resources during a deployment
- Daylight Saving Time
- Green corner
- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar
- Early office closure
Dear Seymour Johnson AFB resident,
In the past six months, we at Corvias Military Living have truly enjoyed getting to know all of you. We take great pride in what we do every day. There is nothing more rewarding than meeting the housing needs of our Airmen and their families.
As our first year at Seymour Johnson AFB continues, we are introducing the Resident Spotlight program, a fun way for us to give residents kudos for taking care of and contributing to their community.
Our team is on the lookout for residents who take pride in their home and community. There are many ways to be an exemplary resident, such as consistently demonstrating care and cleanliness of your home, picking up after your pet regularly, taking time to beautify your yard, and regularly returning your trash can to your home, just to name a few.
Thank you cards are awarded in four categories: care of home, yard, pets and community. If you are spotted being an outstanding citizen of Seymour Johnson AFB, you will be entered into a drawing to potentially win a $25 gift card.
Not only do we look forward to continuing to get to know you, but this program also provides us a way to acknowledge those residents who are doing the right thing.
Corvias Military Living
Do you have a picky eater in your family? As part of National Nutrition Month in March, don’t miss these tips for how you can successfully convince your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about trying the new food. Instead, simply set the plate in front of your picky eater and let them explore the food for themselves.
- Make it fun. Draw smiley-faces on the healthy foods, or serve them in exciting cookie-cutter shapes. Offer peanut butter or yogurt as dip for fruit, and pair ranch dressing with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Mix the healthy food with other food they already like. For instance, add vegetables to pizza. Bake muffins with fruit or vegetables.
- Explain why healthy foods are important, but in a way the picky eater will understand and appreciate. A doughnut will not give them enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with their friends in the pool.
- Eat the healthy food with the picky eater. If you show that eating a big salad or fish can be enjoyable, they may be more inclined to try it.
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape.
This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 310-430 Bolling and 100-215 Chandler during the week of March 17.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Office should you have any questions or concerns.
Corvias Military Living is always looking for ways to improve. One way we learn how we are doing is through your candid input. To make it easier for you to provide us feedback, we are launching a new resident survey opportunity to monitor service provided at move-in and after service requests have been completed.
Residents will soon receive a brief, online survey from firstname.lastname@example.org seven days after a move-in, and seven days after a service request is complete. Don’t worry - we won’t spam you! To avoid over-surveying, no more than one survey per family will be sent in one week. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated.
With your year-round feedback, we can be more proactive in addressing your concerns. Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service, and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
Airmen and their families are frequently separated during military service, such as during a deployment. While service members selflessly serve our country overseas, it is not uncommon for families to feel lonely or to struggle with finding a strong support system. Fortunately, Corvias Military Living as well as on-base resources are happy to help.
We encourage all families, especially those whose service members are away, to attend our Corvias community events. Fallapalooza and ‘Tis the Season were only the beginning of what will be many free resident events each year. These community gatherings provide you an opportunity to meet your neighbors. We at Corvias also look forward to seeing you there so we can get to know you and your family! Should a large-scale deployment occur, keep a look out for additional Corvias happenings to gather the community together and support each other.
If a service member is deployed overseas for an extended period of time and the family needs an extra hand with a household task, Corvias is happy to help. Contact the Community Office and ask about our one hour of basic “honey-do” services for families of deployed service members. For example, we can help hang pictures, discard bulk items that are difficult to carry, or rearrange furniture, for one hour during your family’s separation.
In addition to the support you will receive from Corvias, the Air Force provides several resources for a family during a deployment. Become involved in your Airman’s unit family support group. Not only will you meet fellow Air Force spouses and families, but it will also provide an opportunity for you to stay informed of your unit’s gatherings and happenings.
Finally, the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a wealth of information and programs available for families at any time, including during a deployment. For more information, you may visit them at 1200 Wright Brothers Avenue, Building 3602, or call (919) 722-1123.
Don’t forget to “spring forward” one hour on Sunday, March 9 for Daylight Saving Time!
Local fire departments and FEMA recommend that, as you adjust your clocks throughout your home, you should also replace the batteries in your smoke alarms as a safety precaution.
How can you clean vegetables and save water? It’s easy! Instead of letting the faucet run while you clean your vegetables, just rinse them in a plugged sink or in a pan of clean water.
Want to know what is happening in your community? 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.
Friday, March 7: Corvias Community Office closes at 1:45 p.m.