- Message from the Program Manager
- $500,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Military Children by Corvias Foundation
- 4 ways you can have a fun and safe summer
- Test Your AC Now
- Tips for a less stressful move
- Lost & Found
- Lawn Care Tips
- National PTSD Awareness Day
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
As you may know, Corvias Military Living has begun renovating homes at Edwards AFB. You may see construction crews at work in the neighborhoods across the base. Corvias is making every effort not to disrupt the day-to-day life of base residents. Life as a military service member is tough enough without the constant noise and traffic associated with most construction. We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure our Airmen have the best homes possible with the least disruptions. We ask for your patience and assistance as we conduct these renovations.
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.”
After a long winter season, we are all ready to welcome warmer weather. Before running outdoors to greet the sunshine, consider these four reminders to help you have a fun and safe summer:
1. Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with sun screen. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
2. Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water! Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Also consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
3. Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bike tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
4. Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime, it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
Spring is officially here, and summer is just a few weeks away! Test your air conditioning now before the temperatures really heat up. If your air conditioning is not functioning properly, please submit a service order in person at your Community Office, by phone, or on our website. We will be happy to take care of that for you.
Military families move throughout the year, but summer is typically known as peak PCS season. We’re here to help you!
1) Please provide written notice and a copy of your PCS orders to your Community Office at least 30 days prior to your desired move-out date.
2) If you are preparing to move, you may request a pre-inspection of your home at any time. During this pre-inspection, we will walk through your home, and let you know if there are any potential charges that you may receive upon move-out. Addressing these issues prior to move-out will help you avoid paying these charges.
3) Please leave your home in a surface clean condition upon move-out. This policy is designed to ease the moving process for our military families. If you regularly clean your home, a simple wipe down and sweep/vacuum prior to move-out would meet the surface-clean policy.
4) Be sure to check out the Corvias Military website prior to your PCS – we manage housing at seven Army bases and six Air Force installations. If you are Fort Rucker-bound, be sure to check out this column on the Army Wife Network website for more information. Headed to Fort Polk? Click here for more information about all of the fun things you can do around the area. No matter where you go, if you are PCSing, be sure to read about your next duty station. The more you know, the more you’ll enjoy your next home!
Corvias has a Lost and Found program. Over the last eight months, items have been turned into our office, such as keys, tools, clothing and toys. Residents can search through our Lost and Found area during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. If you find a discarded item in your neighborhood, you can be turned into the Corvias Office at 420 West Forbes Ave. Building 6696.
Keeping your lawn in tip-top shape can be a cinch with the following tips.
- Ensure sprinkler system is operating properly
- Ensure sprinkler heads are adjusted correctly
- Pick up animal feces
- Water grass in the early morning or late night
Most of the lawns in our residential areas use a drought-resident grass that has deep roots and can tolerate extreme heat.
Residents may also choose to fertilize their lawns with off-the-shelf fertilizers at their own cost. If you have questions or concerns about your lawn or sprinkler system, please contact us.
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.
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
Freeze Pop Friday, May 30