- Message from the Program Manager
- $500,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Military Children by Corvias Foundation
- Kitchen Fire Prevention
- Using a Fire Extinguisher
- PCS Made Easier
- Keeping our Curbsides Attractive
- Fairbanks Day Trips
- National PTSD Awareness Day
- Green Corner
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Corvias Military Living has been working closely with base leadership and the Air Force to boost home occupancy at Eielson AFB. As a result base housing will soon be open to the following military-related groups.
- Unaccompanied Air Force and Other Active-Duty service members
- Accompanied Active-Duty service members from other military branches
- Reserve and National Guard members
- Federal Civil Service Employees
- Retired Military
This change in resident eligibility will allow Corvias to continue to provide top-notch services to military service members and their families. Active duty airmen and their families will always have first priority for on-base housing.
These changes will benefit potential residents who live and work near the base. For instance, airmen who retire or transfer to the National Guard or the Reserves no longer need to leave base housing. Federal civil service employees, who work on base, can now live on base and cut their commute to mere minutes. Retirees can move onto Eielson and be closer to medical facilities, the BX, commissary, and other vital services.
Potential residents will be under the same rules and policies as active-duty airmen.
Those that move on base will sign a year-long contract and pay a BAH-equivalent rent. It is anticipated that these additional residents will only make up around 10 percent of the base’s total residents.
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
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the ninth class of Our Future scholarship recipients. Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to the families of active-duty service members.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“We are impressed every year by the remarkable students who apply for scholarships,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation executive director. “The breadth of the applicants’ commitment to their academics and their community makes the selection process difficult, but we look forward to welcoming these new scholars into our Foundation family.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“This year we were honored to expand on our commitment to bettering the communities in which we serve and extend this scholarship opportunity to the six new Air Force bases in our portfolio,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “We are extremely proud of each of our scholarship recipients and we look forward to seeing all they will achieve.”
The following tips can help keep your kitchen fire free.
- Stay in the kitchen: leaving food unattended on the stove top or in the broiler is the most common source of kitchen fires.
- Watch your clothing: keep sleeves, shirt tails and aprons away from heat sources.
- Uncluttered stovetop: keep towels, oven mitts, electrical cords and even curtains away from the stove top.
- Don’t panic: never pick up a burning pan and put it in the sink, you could risk spreading the fire and burning yourself. Instead, cover the pan with a properly fitting lid.
- Fire extinguisher: each home on Eielson has a Class A-B-C fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Please take the time to learn how to use it.
- Smoke detector: ensure smoke detector has fresh batteries and functions correctly. Test each one today and again in six months. If there are any problems please call Corvias Maintenance at 907-372-2302.
- Hot grease: never throw hot grease in the garbage; it can cause the trash to catch fire. Let the grease cool and dispose of it in an old coffee can.
- Candles: never leave candles unattended and try to use candles with a wide base; this will prevent it from tipping over.
All Corvias Military Living homes should come equipped with a fire extinguisher. The following acronym P.A.S.S. breaks down how to use a fire extinguisher in a safe, effective manner.
P. Pull the pin that unlocks the lever.
A. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
S. Squeeze the lever to discharge the extinguishing agent.
S. Sweep the nozzle side to side across the flames.
Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the housing office to provide a 30 day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by completing the following tasks once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form at least 30 days prior to move out and submit to the Community Office
- Schedule your pre-inspection with the Community Office team
- Contact the Community Office at least three days prior to your move-out date to schedule your move-out inspection
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left surface clean
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office and we’ll walk you through the process.
We need your help keeping our neighborhoods safe, attractive and uncluttered.
The following rules outline how to help keep our neighborhoods looking great.
- Trash containers should be cleared from the curb area on the day of pickup and placed in designated trash container storage areas, if there is one.
- Outdoor play and recreational equipment may not be parked permanently in family housing areas.
- Trailers, RVs, boats and other non-traditional forms of motorized transportation can only stay in housing areas for 48 hours.
- Play equipment is restricted to fenced backyards, unless approved by the Community Manager.
The following parking guidelines make sure there is enough parking for everyone. Parking is prohibited:
- On the sidewalk In front of another resident’s driveway
- In a garage, carport or driveway of another resident
- Within an intersection15 feet from a fire hydrant
- 20 feet from a crosswalk
- On the grass once the snow has melted
- Posted signs prohibiting parking
Vehicle repairs of any kind are not authorized in the family housing areas. Unauthorized repairs create safety hazards and can damage housing and common areas. Residents instead are encouraged to use the Eielson Auto Skills Center.
Alaska is America’s last frontier and the summer is the perfect time to explore the interior of the state. Below are some day trip ideas that are close to Eielson AFB.
Riverboat Discovery: Climb on board an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery, and take a journey back in time along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Sternwheeler boats transport you out into the Alaskan wilderness, and also back to a time when Gold Rush fever was sweeping across the state. The Discovery II and Discovery III offer fully narrated three-and-a-half-hour tour. But all your time isn't spent on the boat. You'll make an unforgettable one-hour stop at Chena Indian Village.
Season: Mid May to Mid September, Cost $59.95, 3.5 Hours
Gold Dredge 8: Hop aboard a narrow-gauge train and get ready to stake your claim to gold on this two-hour tour of Gold Dredge 8. Learn all about how 100,000 gold rushers fought the permafrost in their quest to get rich. Then grab some gold of your own!
Season: May 14 to Sep 23, Cost $39.95, 2 Hours
Pioneer Park (formerly Alaskaland): Enjoy the entire Alaska experience in one location. This 44-acre park was built for the 1967 Centennial Exposition and includes attractions, restaurants, shopping and museums.
Season: May 26 to Sep. 1, Cost entrance is free, museum cost varies, 2 to 6 Hours
Midnight Sun & Dinner Float: This trip combines gourmet dining with a scenic raft trip along the gentle waters of the Chena River. Your tour begins in Fairbanks with a 40-minute ground tour north of Fairbanks to the famed Two Rivers Lodge. Located in a rustic log building, Two Rivers has been serving Alaskans gourmet meals since the pioneer days.
Season: May 27 to Aug 31, Cost $199, 5 Hours
Cotter’s Sled Dog Kennel: Sled dogs are an historic and fascinating part of Alaska’s history, and a vibrant part of today’s culture. 1987 Yukon Quest Champion and 20 time Iditarod finisher Bill Cotter, running dogs turned out to be a lifetime passion, one he readily shares with visitors to his Fairbanks area kennel. For an authentic Alaskan experience with some of its most exuberant residents, come meet the Alaskan huskies at Cotter’s Sled Dog Kennel.
Season: Year-Round, Cost $89 plus in summer, $165 plus in winter
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Northern Alaska Tour Company offers several tours that transport visitors to the Arctic Circle. You can fly, drive, or do a combination of the two, depending on your travel preference and how much time you have. The most popular tour is the fly-and-drive excursion, which gives you incredible views from the air and a tour of the town of Coldfoot, followed by a drive back to Fairbanks.
Season: May to September, Cost $189 plus, half day to multi-day excursions
Not all wounds are visible. June is National PTSD Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. We invite you to learn more about PTSD at the US Department of Veteran Affairs.
Prepare aluminum cans for recycling by either crushing the cans to save space or leaving them uncrushed. Cans that are rinsed out will have little or no odor and are less likely to attract bugs.
Get the latest events, news, and updates on Corvias Military Living’s Eielson AFB Family Housing Page at https://www.facebook.com/CorviasMilitaryLivingEielson.
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Memorial Day, May 26