Message from the Program Manager
Which Trash Container Do I Use?
Trash & Recycling Schedule
Meter Installation on Homes
Yard of the Month Program Delayed
Change Filters to Keep Your House Cool this Summer
Get Supplies and Tools from Self Help
Protect Your Home & Electronics
Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
Go Back to School in Style
Heart to Heart: Tips for Single Parent Service Members
Vehicle Repairs in Housing
Understanding the Base Pet Policy
Get Information about Base Housing & Events
Tehachapi Mountain Festival
Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Corvias Military Living is committed to making your homes and neighborhoods the best it can be. This last month, Corvias took one more step toward that goal.
Corvias broke ground on July 8 for an Edwards Air Force Base community center! The structure will be located in Community Park across Fitzgerald Avenue from Chapel 2. This facility will be free to all Corvias residents and includes tons of amenities. It will have an indoor, half basketball court, a kitchen, multi-purpose room, locker rooms, and a fitness center with an attached children’s play room. Outside it will have a 5,000-square foot swimming pool with walk-in access, water features, a pavilion, lounge areas and an outdoor grill. The facility will also house our Corvias Community Office.
This 10,000-square foot facility is our way of saying thank you to all the residents that make Edwards AFB their home.
Construction on the center is scheduled to be complete sometime in the summer of 2015.
We greatly appreciate your service to our nation and if you have any questions please call the community office at (661) 385-6060.
Corvias Military Living
There has been some confusion as to which trash container should be used for which household waste and which container is for recycling. Each resident should have two containers, one marked “Recycling” and one marked as “Yard Waste.”
The “Yard Waste” containers will now be used for household trash or yard waste.
The “Recycling” containers will continue to be used for recycling and should only contain the following items.
- Beverage containers (glass, plastic, aluminum)
- Plastic containers
- Newspaper & paper products
- Paper bags
- Tin cans
- Toner cartridges
Hazardous waste should be dropped off at the Corvias Community Office at 402 West Forbes Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bulk trash items can be placed on the curb with your household trash on regularly schedule trash days. If you have any questions, please contact us.
The trash and recycling pickup for Mountain View, Mesquite Meadows, and Joshua Acres neighborhoods is on Thursday. The trash and recycling pickup for Juniper Ridge, Tamarisk Plains, Acacia Hills and Palo Verde neighborhoods is on Friday. All trash that is not collected on a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas) is picked up the next working day.
Saving the environment starts at home. Corvias Military Living is scheduled to install new efficient gas and electric meters to all Edwards AFB homes this fall. Conservice, a third-party utility metering company will begin the project this September. Workers will need access to resident’s homes to install the meters. Each job will take a couple of hours to complete with a minimum disturbance to your utilities. The new meters are required as part of Corvias’ agreement with the Air Force. If you have any questions about the project, please contact us.
The Edwards AFB Yard of the Month program has been temporarily delayed. Corvias Military Living is currently reviewing the program. We apologize for the confusion.
The summers in the Antelope Valley can be hot and dusty. To keep your air conditioning in good working condition it is recommended to change your home’s A/C filter every month. The filter can get clogged with dust and debris and keep your system from cooling properly. We’d be happy to change out your filter or give you a replacement. Just call us at 661-385-6060.
Corvias Military Living maintains a small supply of household goods and tools that Edwards AFB residents can use or loan. The supplies include filters, specific light bulbs, pest control and other household items. Equipment such as ladders, hand tools, hand trucks and other tools may be checked out for up to 72 hours. Contact our community office for more information.
No one wants to start a fire in their home or fry an expensive piece of electronics. It is important to use a surge protector to protect your home electronics such as computers, TVs, game systems, and stereos from power surges. The following surge protector suggezstions will help you protect your home and valuable electronics.
- Use only Underwriters Labs (UL) certified surge protectors
- Don’t exceed the electrical rating of surge protector
- Use only indoors
- Don’t plug a surge protector into an extension cord
- Do not cover the surge protector with any material
With summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year right around the corner, parents are preparing their children for a variety of changes. This year while tackling your normal routine of back to school shopping, we encourage you to discuss school bullying with your children.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all children report having been bullied in school. Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive or covert behaviors. Bullying can occur in the form of verbal, social or physical harassment.
Research today shows bullying has significant short and long term effects that impact the education, health and safety of our children. As a parent, it is important to understand the dynamics of bullying, and the warning signs bullied children may exhibit.
Warning signs of bullying:
- Loss of interest in school
- Suddenly prefers adult company
- Sudden behavior changes
- Sleep problems
- Depression or self-harm
- Suicidal ideation
Tips for Parents:
Parents play a vital role in preventing bullying and recognizing the signs of bullying.
- Talk to your kids about bullying
- Keep open lines of communication
- Establish responsible use of technology and social media
- Model kindness and respect in the home
If you would like more information on bullying check out the following resources:
You are not the only one preparing for the first day of school; AAFES is also doing its part. AAFES is hosting a Back to School Fashion Show on August 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Edwards AFB Base Exchange. The event will feature the latest clothing fashions for 2014, entertainment, food and discounts.
If you’re a single parent and a service member, you know how difficult it can be to balance your military and parenting commitments. Check out these tips that can ease the many stresses you may face:
1) Register with Youth Programs and Child Development Center. They can provide all service members with a list of Family Child Care (FCC) certified providers. This is a great resource to have in the event that you unexpectedly need someone to watch your children.
2) Utilize your resources. No matter where you are based, be sure to check out the support that is available to service members who are single parents. Start by being open with your unit about being a single parent. Be sure to reach out to Military OneSource, which will connect you with childcare providers, support groups, professional counseling, and financial assistance specific to your needs, free of charge. Look to your friends as a support system and as your extended family. If you need a break for a few hours to run to the store or your child is sick, ask your friends if they can help you.
3) Don’t assume being a single parent puts your children at a disadvantage. Many successful and historic figures were raised by single parents, including President Barack Obama, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, and John Lennon. Every parent has their own unique strengths, so don’t compare your family to others. Instead, focus on your family’s strengths of independence and teamwork. The more confidence you have in yourself as a parent, the more responsive your children will be to your parenting. Check out this blog on the Army Wife Network about how competitive parenting can be harmful to your kids.
4) Laughter goes a long way! As a single parent, your time is limited and you have the added hurdle of having to be both the nurturer and disciplinarian. Look for creative ways to build strong relationships and to maximize quality time with your kids. Laundry is a must-do in every family, but folding clothes together with no TV or other distractions allows time for talking. Fix dinner together. Your children will learn a valuable skill, and you will create memories they will long remember. Pick a favorite family activity to do regularly. It can be a nightly walk after dinner, playing board games every Tuesday night, or a family round of “guitar hero” or “American idol”. Take your children to the park and on play dates. Whatever it is that your family enjoys, do it together and consistently spend quality time with each other.
5) Take time for you. Children tend to mirror the temperament of their parents. When you make time to relax away from work, nurture your hobbies, and foster relationships in your life, you enhance your overall well-being. In turn, you not only boost the well-being of your child, but you also strengthen your bond with them. Click here for ways your positive behavior can be beneficial to your children.
There is no doubt that being a single parent service member has its challenges. When you feel like you’re in a jam, take a deep breath and remember these tips. Seek help, when necessary.
Vehicle repairs can be dirty, noisy, create safety hazards, damage driveways or streets and are not allowed in base housing. Luckily, Edwards Air Force Base offers a top notch Auto Hobby center for all of your car maintenance needs! The center has 10 stalls and offers brake drum and rotor turning, computerized wheel balancing and A/C maintenance. California smog certificate and repair is also available. The facility is located just minutes from Edwards AFB housing in Building 2440 at 200 Methusa Road.
Corvias has always been pet-friendly, but balancing the needs of residents and pets can be tough at times. The Air Force and Corvias Military Living have created the following pet policies to maximize the health and safety of both ours residents and their pets.
Residents are limited to a maximum of two pets per household. Caged animals like fish, birds or approved rodents do not count toward this limit. Approved rodents include hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs
Unusual pets such as domesticated animals, monkeys, pot-bellied pigs, hedgehogs, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, ferrets, mice and rats are restricted from base housing.
The following breeds of dogs have been deemed too aggressive to be in base housing: Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, Doberman Pinschers and wolf hybrids. The only exceptions to this policy are certified military working dogs that reside in base housing.
Pets that chase people, run along fence lines, bite or demonstrate unprovoked barking, growling or snarling may also be considered too aggressive and may potentially be removed from base housing.
We ask all residents to pick up their pet’s waste to ensure the safety and beauty of their yard. If left in the yard, pet feces can cause lawn burn or dead patches. Picking up pet waste before your scheduled lawn care service ensures the safety of landscapers, residents and your pet.
Any exceptions to the pet policy have to be approved by the Installation Commander. Anyone found in violation of these policies may be subject to housing termination under the Resident Occupation Agreement. Please contact your Community Office with any questions or concerns about your pet.
Corvias Military Living is dedicated to making our residents’ lives easier. One way to streamline your life is to stay informed. You can access information about Edwards AFB family housing events, services, and announcements through one of our several communication channels.
Receive the latest information directly from Corvias through our email update system. A valid email address is all you need. If you are not receiving these emails and would like to, go to http://corviasmilitaryliving.com/updateinfo, email Edwards.Leasing@Corvias.com , contact us at 661-385-6060, or visit our office at 402 West Forbes Ave.
Check out our Edwards online calendar to see information and dates for trash pickup, yard service, pest control and resident events at http://airforce.corviasmilitaryliving.com/edwards/calendar.
Our newsletter is full of events, issues and news from within your community. All it takes is a valid email address and we’ll send this monthly publication straight to you. If you are not receiving the newsletter and you would like to, go to http://corviasmilitaryliving.com/updateinfo, email Edwards.Leasing@Corvias.com , contact us at 661-385-6060, or visit our office at 402 West Forbes Ave.
This year’s Tehachapi Mountain Festival will be held from 15 to 17 August. The three-day festival includes an art and crafts show, food, live entertainment, carnival, 5K and 10K run, parade, Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, PRCA Rodeo, beer garden, VFW Dinner and Dance, pancake breakfast and more. The event is located in Philip Marx Central Park near downtown Tehachapi, a short 45-minute drive west from Edwards AFB.
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