- Message from the Program Manager
- Green Corner
- Lost items may be found
- Your opinions could earn you a $100 gift card
- “Purple Up!” in support of military kids
- Win a free trip from Corvias!
- Do you have Eagle Eyes?
- Sprucing up the neighborhood!
- Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Spring has sprung at McConnell AFB and we invite you to join us for a fun-filled afternoon at Spring into Fun on April 30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Youth Ball Fields. Families can create May Day baskets and enjoy a variety of family-friendly games and activities. Please take this opportunity to meet your neighbors and enjoy quality time with your family at this free resident event. We look forward to seeing you!
Corvias Military Living is also proud to be a sponsor of the Family Fun Festival and Eggstravaganza on April 12 at the Dole Center from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is one of the largest events at McConnell AFB and Force Support Squadron has a myriad of activities, exhibits and games planned for inside and outside the Dole Center. We hope you are able to attend this free, family event.
We hope you and your family enjoy the beauty of spring in the neighborhood.
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.
A few personal items have been found in the neighborhood and turned into the Community Office. Please contact the office to see if your missing item has been found.
Earlier this week, you should have received an email from Corvias Military Living announcing our Resident Communication Survey. This short survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and will provide valuable information to help us communicate most effectively with you.
Please take time to complete the survey and help us better serve you. Upon completion of the survey, you can enter into a drawing for the chance to receive one of three $100 gift cards to Amazon.com. If you did not receive an email about the survey, we may not have your current contact information. Please contact your Community Office to update your contact information.
Corvias Foundation is inviting all residents to “Purple Up!” on April 15 to recognize and honor military children.
The “Purple Up!” initiative started only a couple of years ago and has quickly spread across the entire country. Sparked by a deep appreciation for the challenges military children face, purple is the selected color of this movement of gratitude because it symbolizes a combination of Army green, Air Force blue, Marine red, Navy blue and Coast Guard blue.
“Military children live with unique challenges presented by frequent moves, parental deployments and life transitions,” explains Corvias Foundation executive director, Maria Montalvo. “Children of military families serve along with their parents, and we want to recognize them for their sacrifice.”
Please wear your purple and join us at the Youth Center from 4-5 p.m. on April 15 to celebrate military children in a short ceremony. We’re hoping to have lots of smiling faces for a photo opp for our local papers, too! Please check your email for more information coming soon. During the month, you’ll also see a bulletin board in the community office where residents are invited to add photos to recognize those special military children in your life.
In addition, we’ve created a blog where residents can share their experiences. Check it out!
Thank you for your support of military kids!
Corvias wants to hear from you! In a one-minute or less video, tell us why your Corvias community is great. One winning video entry will be selected from each Corvias Military Living installation and our Corvias Campus Living location and will receive an iPad mini! Then, one overall winner will be chosen from the top 14 videos for a grand prize - a $2,000 travel voucher! All winners will be announced mid-May. Email your video to MyView@corvias.com by April 11 to be entered to win.
All McConnell community members are capable of enhancing Force Protection measures through the Eagle Eyes Program. If you see any suspicious incidents or activities on base or outside the perimeter, report them immediately to the Base Defense Operations Center at 316-759-3976 or 3978. In case of emergency, immediately dial 911.
Observations to report include but are not limited to: indicators of surveillance, tests of security, and suspicious persons or vehicles that look out of place.
The mission of the 22d Security Forces Investigations and Intelligence Section is to assist in providing a safe environment for all personnel on McConnell AFB. Investigators will conduct thorough and timely criminal investigations and provide honest and impartial support in the enforcement of military laws and regulations. Intel Analysts will facilitate the dissemination and integration of real time criminal threat intelligence and awareness to McConnell AFB personnel.
Spring cleaning isn’t only for the interior of your home. Our landscaping contractor is doing the same to your flower beds and common areas, too! During the month of April, work will continue in the neighborhood to pick up tree limbs and other winter debris from turf areas as well as weed control in all flower beds.
Later in the month, we expect to begin regular lawn mowing service as well. We will send an email to families prior to the first mowing week. If you prefer to opt-out of these lawn care services, please contact the Community Office to let them know you would like to maintain your own lawn.
Information on lawn care schedules and actions needed to prepare your yard for service are available on our website.
If you are the spouse of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college, Corvias Foundation may be able to help. Visit our website to learn more about available educational grants from Corvias Foundation and to apply online.
Knowing the difference between a severe weather watch and warning can help determine what actions you will need to take during severe Kansas weather. A watch is issued to alert people to the possibility of severe weather developing in the area. The conditions are very favorable for severe weather to occur at any moment. A warning is issued when severe weather has been sighted or has begun in your area.
Other weather terms
- Severe Thunderstorms – thunderstorms with high winds, hail and cloud to ground lightning, can form spring through early fall
- Tornadoes – violent rotating column of wind that can reach speeds of over 200 mph, form in thunderstorms generally spring and fall
- Flooding – heavy rainfall can cause localized flooding in low lying areas, can occur during any season if heavy rainfall occurs
Stay alert to the potential for rapidly changing weather conditions via local television, local radio or NOAA weather radio. For additional information on emergency preparedness, please visit www.spc.noaa.gov or http://www.ready.gov/natural-disasters.
Your Corvias community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and other activities.
April 12 – Family Fun Festival
April 15 – Purple Up
April 30 – Spring into Fun