- Message from the Program Manager
- New Changes to Eielson Washer/Dryer Services
- Suicide Prevention: Recognize the Signs and Know the Resources
- Long Term Partners with the Housing Management Office
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Corvias Foundation Awards Educational Grant to Eielson AFB Spouse
- Corvias Sponsors 5th Annual Shadow Run
- Corvias Office Closed for Labor Day
- Annual Preventative Maintenance for Your Home
- Happy Birthday United States Air Force
- Getting Rid of Bulk Trash & Hazardous Waste
- If You Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Update!
- Green Corner
- Eielson AFB Family Housing Facebook Page
- Want to Know What is Happening in Your Neighborhood?
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Corvias Military Living will have its first anniversary at Eielson Air Force Base on September 1, 2014! A year ago we began our partnership with the United States Air Force to manage military housing here in Alaska’s interior. Time has flown!
The Corvias team is grateful to our residents for their support and patience throughout the transition to privatized military housing. We would like to thank the many people from the 354th Fighter Wing, the local community and especially the Housing Management Office who have enabled us to serve the Icemen. It has been a rewarding year and the future is bright.
As we go into the fall season, we encourage our newest residents to get ready for winter. Winters in Alaska’s interior can be cold and dark, but with the right preparation you can stay safe and warm all season long.
There are several ways to prepare your home and family for freezing winter temperatures. First, never turn off your home’s heating system and ensure that windows and doors remain closed in the winter. Turning off the heat or causing cold air to pass through openings in the home can cause water pipes in the walls to freeze and break.
During extreme cold weather, dress in multiple layers of clothing, wear insulated artic boots, heavy mittens and cover all exposed skin. Proper winter clothing can make even the longest Alaska winter bearable. Also make sure you have your car winterized with an engine block heater, oil pan heater, battery blanket and snow tires. These steps will help you safely maximize your first winter in Alaska.
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.
Corvias Military Living
On November 1, Corvias Military Living will no longer be able to provide washer and dryer appliances to incoming Eielson residents.
The Air Force contracted with Corvias to provide washers and dryers to base housing for the first 12 months after privatization. Airmen who relocate to Eielson AFB after the deadline will have to provide their own washers and dryers.
The change doesn’t affect current residents. Airmen who moved into housing before the deadline will still have a washer and dryer throughout their stay at Eielson. Corvias will also continue to provide maintenance for these appliances.
As a byproduct of this service change, Corvias is giving anyone who moves into Eielson housing from August 19 to September 30 a free washer and dryer to keep. The appliances include a variety of top and front loading appliances in used and near-new condition.
If you have any questions, please contact your Community Office.
A sense of community is one of the most important factors in building ready and resilient service members and families. In the military community, support from others is the best resource in helping to face daily stressors, including feelings of isolation caused by being away from friends and family, long duty hours, financial stress and other challenges.
It is important for members of the military community to recognize when someone they care for is distancing themselves from their community, their loved ones, their unit, or when their behavior is source of concern. A sense of isolation can decrease one’s resiliency and increase their risk for suicide.
If you or someone you know is in need of help there are several resources to assist. The Military Crisis Line (MCL), dial 800-273-8255, and then press one, also called the Veterans Crisis Line, is a joint Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs initiative. The MCL is staffed with caring, qualified VA responders who understand the challenges of military life. The MCL is a free, confidential service available 24/7 to all active duty, National Guard and reserve service members, their families and their friends. Those in crisis can also text (838255) or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net with a crisis line responder. Persons can also reach out to their local Chaplain’s office or Social Work Services via the installation’s medical clinics and/or hospital.
As Corvias celebrates our first year at Eielson AFB, we are grateful for the continuing assistance of the Housing Management Office (HMO). The HMO and Corvias endeavor to provide Airmen and their families with quality housing and top-notch customer service. The HMO staff has dozens of years of experience and is the housing market experts for the Eielson area. The HMO is here to help.
It is vital that Airmen contact the HMO as soon as they know they are PCSing to or from Eielson. The government housing team will provide service members with the latest information about off base, military or temporary housing. The office validates housing applications, refers residents to Corvias, briefs incoming Airmen and coordinates housing efforts with the Department of the Air Force. For more information about HMO services, contact the Eielson Housing Management Office at 907-377-1840.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey will begin in October and will continue into November. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact your Community Office for more information.
Since 2006, John G. Picerne’s foundation, Corvias Foundation, has awarded over $5 million in scholarships and educational grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members. This year, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in educational grants to spouses of active-duty service members, including the following at Eielson Air Force Base, AK:
Latisha Davis is a sophomore pursuing an Associate’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Mrs. Davis has worked in healthcare for 20 years, and looks forward to continuing her education to eventually become a Registered Nurse. Her husband is Tech. Sgt. Charles Clinton Davis of the Command/PACAF Unit 354 MXG of the U.S. Air Force.
Corvias Foundation sponsored the 5th Annual Shadow Run To Home Base on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Afghanistan in support of Saturday's Run to Home Base event in Boston. Approximately 2,000 runners participated in Boston, and the service members in Afghanistan numbered above 1,100. Soldiers and civilians at the base trekked back and forth on a road that stretched a mile and a half inside Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan.
The Corvias family made a great showing in the race. New Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients, Zia Matti and Megan Conroy, participated in the Boston Run to Home Base, along with a number of Corvias Group employees and other Foundation scholarship alumni. Zia and Megan finished 1st and 2nd in the Women Under 19 group. In Afghanistan, runners from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, FL, and the New England-based Chaplain of the 10th Mountain Division, Captain Lukasz Willenberg, finished in the top 3 among deployed runners.
As part of the Run to Home Base, Corvias Foundation helped to put together care packages with toiletries, baseball hats, magazines, and additional supplies that will eventually make their way to the 10th Mountain Division and other troops in Afghanistan, including nearly 100 service members recommended by Corvias Group employees.
The Corvias Community Office at Eielson Air Force Base will be closed on September 1 in commemoration of Labor Day. The Corvias maintenance staff will be on call during the holiday.
Please contact 907-372-2302 for all maintenance and emergency issues. For additional information, please call 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office.
The Corvias maintenance team is conducting annual preventative maintenance inspections throughout family housing.
The inspection is a multiple-point checkup for the home’s mechanical room. These inspections are designed to keep your home running in tip-top performance. The entire process should take no longer than 30 minutes. If we do not hear from you prior to the anticipated date noted below, we will plan to access your home in your absence. Please secure your pets for safety reasons.
|Preventative Maintenance Schedule|
|Grizzley Bear 795, 785||Denali 724, 734||Malmute 2386, 2365|
|Grizzley Bear 775, 765||Denali 744, 754||Malmute 2375, 2385|
|Grizzley Bear 755, 745||Denali 743, 733||Caribou 2406, 2426|
|Grizzley Bear 735, 725||Denali 723, 713||Caribou 2446, 2456|
|Grizzley Bear 715, 705||Kenai 2380, 2390||Caribou 2439, 2429|
|Grizzley Bear 722, 732||Tundra 733, 723||Caribou 2419, Bald Eagle 2412|
|Grizzley Bear 742, 752||Tundra 703, 736||Bald Eagle 2472, 2482|
|Grizzley Bear 722, 782||Tundra 726, 706||Bald Eagle 2425, 2465|
|Denali 704, 714||Malmute 2366, 2376||Bald Eagle 2475, 2485|
On September 18, the United States Air Force will turn 66 years old! The Air Force was officially created in 1947, but the Air Force’s legacy goes back to the military’s first purchase of aircraft in the early 20th century! Since its purchase of the Wright Flyer in 1909, the Air Force has continually accomplished its mission of air and space superiority across the world. Way to go and Happy Birthday Airmen!
Some types of trash shouldn’t be placed in your trash can. Large items like old furniture or other bulk items won’t fit. Corvias will pick up your bulk trash. If you have any bulk trash items, you can place it at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day. We will pick up all trash items, except hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste like motor oil, household chemicals, or old appliances should never go into your trash. Hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Auto Hobby Shop, and the HazWaste facility at Building 4388. Old fluorescent light bulbs can be turned over to Corvias maintenance technicians for disposal during regular business hours at Building 2571 on Artic Avenue. Keeping hazardous waste out of the local landfill will help us and the environment stay healthier.
Stay up-to-date on resident events, community information and emergency notifications. Please take a moment to update your contact information here, because we don’t want you to miss a thing that is going on in your community! By providing us with a working phone number and two current e-mail addresses we will be able to contact you in a timely fashion for maintenance requests, event information and more.
It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose. It takes an orange peel six months to decompose.
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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Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Labor Day – Sep. 1
Fallapalooza – Oct. 31