- Message from the Program Manager
- Prepared for Winter Break-Up
- Have you thanked a Military Spouse?
- The secret language of flowers
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
Corvias Military Living has been at Eielson Air Force Base less than a year, but our commitment to serve our airmen and their families has never been greater. One of those services will be a first for Corvias at an Air Force Base. Corvias will launch its very first Air Force Facebook page!
The page at https://www.facebook.com/CorviasMilitaryLivingEielson will be launched in late April. This is a great opportunity for military service members, family and Corvias to communicate in a social media environment. We can post pictures, links, video and general information. This will be another way Corvias can serve you, the greatest customers on the earth.
Not only can Corvias tidy up your calendar through Facebook, but it can help tidy up your home on base. It’s time for spring cleaning! In addition to the pick up of household refuse, residents can also place bulk trash items at the curb on your scheduled collection day. The trash pickup schedule is as follows.
- Monday – Broadway, French Creek, Moose Lake and Raven’s Wood
- Wednesday – Century Park (North & South) and Galaxy Heights
As always, if you have any questions or concerns we are here for you. You can call us at 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office. We would love to see you.
Thank you for living with us and allowing us to serve you,
Corvias Military Living
The Alaskan break-up season is here. For our newer residents, break-up is when all the ice and snow built up after the long winter begins to melt. The abundant water usually transforms the landscape into a sloppy soup of mud, slush and standing water.
Although break-up signals the beginning of spring, it can be a dirty and sometimes dangerous time of the year.
Eielson Air Force Base is prepared for break-up, but slush, mud and puddles can still cause problems. The following is a series of suggestions to keep you and your family safe, dry and comfortable during the Alaskan melt.
Driving – The melting ice and snow could create large puddles along roadways, damage road surfaces or make roads dangerous. First off, drive according to road conditions and avoid large bodies of water. A puddle may look shallow, but it could be deep enough to stall a car! Even though daytime temperatures are warmer, icy surfaces could still exist in shaded areas or on road surfaces at night.
Thin ice – Ice over rivers, ponds and lakes can melt quickly and sporadically during break-up, creating soft spots and openings. Avoid travel over or near surface ice during break-up. It is not the time to get in some last minute ice fishing or take a shortcut across a body of water.
Hidden treasures – Many things will be hiding under the ice and snow after a long winter. Trash, tools, winter gear and other hidden surprises could have accumulated over the winter. Please clean up yards and areas around your home. Corvias will start lawn care services in the warmer months and the yards need to be tidy for the landscape team.
Proper Clothing – Staying dry and warm through break-up can be a challenge. Dress in layers with a water-proof exterior; wear rain boots and moisture wicking material. Staying dry and warm can make the break-up season less stressful.
Maintenance – Contact Corvias for maintenance issues related to the break-up, such as, water entering the home, drainage issues, or large puddles that pose a hazard in your neighborhood. We ask residents not to disturb pumps or equipment used to drain structures or roadways of water. Please keep children and animals away from work sites. Corvias will make every effort to clean up the neighborhoods, assess damage and make repairs from this year’s winter.
Luckily break-up season, like fall, is one of Alaska’s shorter seasons.
Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of military spouse contributions to the morale and readiness of our nation’s service members. In 1999, Congress designated the first Friday before Mother’s Day as National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This year on May 9, we continue to recognize and show appreciation to the silent force, behind the force, for their steadfast support and sacrifice.
As a nation, we salute spouses for their commitment, dedication and patriotism. Military spouses wear many hats while juggling family separations, employment uncertainties and frequent relocations. Yet, they still find time and strength to volunteer in our communities and manage the home front.
Corvias Military Living salutes our military spouses for your service and commitment! Thank you for the many selfless contributions and sacrifices in supporting our service members.
Flowers are lovely to look at, but they communicate more than beauty. Some have specific meanings behind them. Here’s what you can express to a friend or loved one by choosing just the right flower:
- Carnation: constancy, joy
- Chrysanthemum: optimism, hope, happiness
- Daisy: purity, loyalty, innocence
- Freesia: trust
- Gladiola: remembrance
- Iris: faith, wisdom, promise
- Larkspur: appreciation
- Lily: devotion
- Orchid: love, beauty
- Red rose: true love, desire
- White rose: true love, purity
- Yellow rose: friendship
- Pink rose: sweetness
- Tulip: love at first sight
- Snapdragon: virtue
Did you know? It takes three liters of water to produce every liter of bottled water!
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.
Memorial Day, May 26