- Message from the Program Manager
- Renovations begin for Edwards AFB homes
- Have you thanked a Military Spouse?
- Keep our playgrounds safe and fun
- Be careful around sprinklers and irrigation lines
- Preventative maintenance checks continue
- New Corvias employee
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
The landscaping in the housing areas at Edwards Air Force Base has problems.
Look around our neighborhoods and the condition of the yards and community areas is not up to par, by our standards or yours. Weeds are sprouting up and early rains plus a warm spring have not helped the situation.
Corvias Military Living provides landscaping service to the families living on Edwards AFB. We utilize a contractor to provide this service, and we are working very hard to correct the problems we are seeing to improve the quality of service you receive.
Please know that we are listening to your feedback and a sustainable solution will be found.
Corvias Military Living is openly communicating with base leadership and exploring all options to solve this situation. We are committed to making your community and yards clean and attractive again.
That commitment to excellence extends to your homes as well. Late last month, Corvias began work on a renovation project that will eventually upgrade 522 homes on Edwards.
This work is part of our commitment to the Edwards community to provide airmen with modern, comfortable and convenient homes. The work will take until 2019 to complete.
Our partnership with the Edwards community is a long-term relationship based on honesty, trust and customer service. We are fully committed to finding solutions and creating top-notch communities for our airmen.
Corvias Military Living
Near the end of April, you may have seen Corvias team members in your neighborhood making upgrades to homes. This is part of Corvias Military Living’s five-year plan designed to modernize and improve the quality of homes and communities on Edwards Air Force Base.
The first phase of renovations to homes began on April 17 in Acacia Hills, Mesquite Meadows, Palo Verde and Tamarisk Plains. Examples of upgrades include new light fixtures, flooring, landscaping, and the repair or replacement of household appliances and much more.
The renovations should not disrupt your day-to-day life. Our team members will make every effort to renovate homes after the residents depart.
As part of the privatized housing initiative and the most recent Department of Defense housing study, Corvias is authorized to renovate 522 of the 741 homes by 2019. The 219 homes not included in the renovations are in Mountain View and the east side of Joshua Acres. These homes are in good condition because the Edwards Housing Management Office and Civil Engineering renovated the homes in 2013.
A new community center is also part of the plan. The facility is scheduled to open summer of 2015 and will include workout facilities, indoor basketball court, rooms for parties or events and an outdoor pool.
There is a five-year window to complete these projects as well as other improvements at Edwards. We will keep you informed about future renovations and other projects in your community.
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.
Edwards is a child-friendly place to live. As such, Corvias Military Living currently maintains ten playgrounds on base, and we need your help to keep our parks and playgrounds safe and fun. Please be respectful of the playground equipment and landscaping. Proper adult supervision at our parks and reporting damage of playground equipment is also important. Together, we can keep our outdoor areas usable until next year. Beginning in spring 2015, Corvias will upgrade all community playgrounds and construct some additional playgrounds.
Please report damage, or misuse of playground equipment to 661-385-6060.
As the temperatures continue to rise, so does water consumption. Keeping our community’s irrigation and sprinkler systems up and running is essential. It is easy to accidently break a sprinkler head or irrigation line. Residents should refrain from stepping on, kicking, pulling or driving over irrigation systems. The lines cannot take a lot of abuse before breaking. Without notification, a broken line or sprinkler could disperse many gallons of valuable water before our maintenance teams discover the problem.
Let’s help keep our community green throughout the summer months by watching where we walk, ride or drive.
The Corvias maintenance team is continuing its preventative maintenance inspections for family housing.
The inspection will be conducted door-to-door and consist of a multiple-point inspection. The technicians will be inspecting HVAC systems, checking water heaters, testing smoke/carbon dioxide detectors, looking for leaks, slow running drains, and other maintenance issues.
These inspections are designed to keep your home running in tip-top performance. The entire process should take no longer than 45 minutes. The program is scheduled to run through summer.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment for your home, please contact the Corvias Community Office at 661-385-6060.
We would like to give a hearty welcome to the newest member of the Corvias Military Living team at Edwards AFB. Michelle Vernon is our newest residential specialist. She is a 30-year resident of the Antelope Valley and has 10 years of experience as an assistant housing manager. Several key philosophies have guided Michelle throughout her career.
“Integrity is especially important to me,” she said. “I believe in being honest, upfront and tactful.”
Those traits will serve her well as she works with Edwards’ airmen and their families. “I am excited and thrilled to be here.”
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