- Your home’s upcoming meter installation
- Please do not set off fireworks
- Yard-of-the-Month begins!
- Tell us how we did
- Green corner
- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar
- Preventative maintenance visits
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Self-help items are now available
- Lawn care during hot temperatures
- Why is your Corvias Community the best place to live? Discover what the winners of the video contest have to say…
- Did you know…
- What you may not know about your cooling system
- Upcoming events and important dates
Dear Seymour Johnson AFB resident,
The summer temperatures have officially arrived, so what better time of year to watch a movie outside than now?
Get out your lawn chairs and blankets, because it’s movie night time! Come to our Resident Appreciation Celebration in the field next to the Corvias Community Office (268 Squier Avenue) on Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m. We will have popcorn and drinks on hand while a family-friendly movie is playing.
We appreciate your living on Seymour Johnson AFB, and we can’t wait to see you at this fantastic event!
As part of our agreement with the Air Force, we are required to install electric and/or gas meters on Seymour Johnson AFB homes. Conservice, a third-party utility metering company, will install these meters from Tuesday, July 22 to Friday, July 25, weather dependent.
Click here for a detailed meter installation schedule, which states when your home’s meters will be installed. If any changes to the schedule occur, you will be notified of the new installation date by the Community Office.
We estimate that your home’s electric will be off for approximately 15 minutes during the meter installation process. If Conservice installs a gas meter on your home, your gas will be turned off for approximately 45 minutes. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Community Office. Thank you for your patience.
As a reminder, it is illegal for individuals to set off large fireworks on Seymour Johnson AFB. This includes large fireworks purchased in South Carolina or other neighboring states. Instead of putting your family and your home in danger, please visit one of the many professional fireworks shows in the area this summer!
Corvias Military Living is launching the Yard-of-the-Month program for 2014. The program is designed to recognize residents who make a special effort to improve their home’s landscaping. This year’s competition runs monthly from July through September.
Judging for Yard-of-the-Month will take place the third Friday of each month during the competition. Judges will select one Seymour Johnson AFB home as the winner.
The first month will be judged on July 18. On that day, judges will ride through their community and select the home that best meets the following criteria:
- Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
- Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
- Driveway free of grease and oil
- Free of trash, debris and pet waste
The winner will have the have the Yard-of-the-Month sign displayed in front of their home, their picture in Corvias Community News, and will also receive a $50 gift card.
Your feedback is very important to us. Through your suggestions we find ways to improve our service for all residents. That’s why we’ve implemented a convenient way for residents to provide us with feedback!
Within seven days of a completed service request, you should receive a link to an online survey from email@example.com. While participation is voluntary, we hope that you will take just a few minutes to answer 10 questions about our performance. The survey is designed to help improve our customer service to you and your family.
We appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances (clothes dryer, oven, and dishwasher) during the hottest part of the day.
Want to know what is happening in your community? 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.
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape.
This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 509-524 Gilbert, 501-509 Hinton, 401-412 Hofer, 300-318 Kasler, 101-113 Keesler, and 201-206 Kirtland during the week of July 21.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Office should you have any questions or concerns.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs, such as food, water, and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the base veterinarian, is vaccinated, and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
Do you prefer to complete the smaller maintenance jobs around your home? Well, great news! We now have self-help items for you to check out for up to 72 hours. Come to the Corvias Community Office during our office hours to obtain any of the following items that you may need:
- Hex Driver Set
- Level Set
- Screw Driver Set
- Measuring Tape
- Push Broom
- Bungee Cords Set
- Wrench Set
The temperatures are high, and not only can you feel the heat, but your lawn can too! Think “green” when watering your grass, and use water wisely. About one-inch of water every other day is recommended to keep grass healthy. Efficient lawn watering is encouraged to promote healthy grass growth, reduce erosion and prevent ant nests. However, excessive watering is discouraged. To measure your watering amounts, install a small, inexpensive rain gauge in your yard. Remember, the best times to water your grass are early morning and late afternoon. Don’t forget to store your hoses in preparation for your lawn mowing day!
Why is your Corvias Community the best place to live? Discover what the winners of the video contest have to say…
We asked residents from all Corvias communities to share a one minute video explaining why their Corvias Community is the best place to live. We would like to thank our residents for their video submissions. There were so many amazing entries, and it was difficult to select a winner. The grand prize winner received a $2,000 travel voucher and an iPad Mini. Five other winners were selected and each received an iPad Mini. We are pleased to announce the winners!
- Bland Family, from Fort Bragg, NC is the grand prize winner. To see the video, click here.
- Amber Lewis, from Fort Meade, MD. To see the video, click here.
- Melling Family, from Fort Sill, OK. To see the video, click here.
- Ishmael Family, from Fort Rucker, AL. To see the video, click here.
- Savannah Hiatt, from Fort Riley, KS. To see the video, click here.
- Page Family, from Fort Polk, LA. To see the video, click here.
Corvias Military Living provides complimentary pest control services. Please do not hesitate to contact our Community Office if you would like to submit a pest control service order for your home. All pest control treatments are completed on Thursdays.
Heat pumps are widely used across the South and other temperate climates. During the summer, a heat pump absorbs heat from inside and releases it outside, cooling the interior in the process. Heat pumps in Seymour Johnson AFB homes are designed to keep the interior temperature 15 to 20 degrees below the outside temperature. Turning the thermostat lower will not lower the interior temperature below this 20 degree threshold.
This is completely normal and doesn’t mean that your cooling system isn’t working properly. In periods of extreme heat, you may need to take active steps to help your home maintain a comfortable temperature. Setting the fan switch on your thermostat to “auto”, and changing your air filter(s) every 30 days will help your home remain a comfortable temperature regardless of the season.
June 27: Corvias Community Office closed 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
July 4: Corvias Community Office is closed
July 18: Yard-of-the-Month judging
July 21-25: Preventative maintenance visits
July 22-25: Meter installation
August 1: Resident Appreciation Celebration