- Message from the Program Manager
- Give us your Feedback and Win $500
- Take Advantage of Honey Do Program
- Help Keep our Neighborhoods Beautiful, Pick It Up
- Corvias Office Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday
- Let’s Talk Turkey
- Need Money for College?
- Edwards AFB Holiday Decoration Policies
- Green Corner
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Corvias Military Living prides itself on providing well-maintained homes that are safe and comfortable. But we also need your help to keep our family neighborhoods safe.
It only takes a tiny spark in the right conditions to light something in your home or yard on fire. Fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility. It is important to remember that a fire needs three things to burn; fuel, oxygen and heat. The following guidelines are ways to eliminate one of those factors and protect your family and home from a preventable fire.
Don’t put flammable materials near your gas meter, water heater or HVAC system. Always store flammable liquids, such as propane, gasoline or kerosene outside the home and away from open flames. Remove excess clutter from your yard and home.
Most fire extinguishers are designed to deprive a fire of oxygen or heat. Remember to keep a properly charged fire extinguisher in your home and know how to use it. Know how to stop; drop and roll or how to smother a fire with nonflammable material. Do not throw water onto a grease fire; instead smother the flames with baking powder or cover the pan with a lid.
Ensure that grills, open flames and contained fire pits are at least 15 feet from any building. Cool off hot coals or burning wood before leaving it unattended or discarding it in a trash receptacle. Keep matches, and lighters out of the reach of little children and do not burn rubbish in family housing.
These simple steps can help mitigate or prevent a fire in your home. What you do today could greatly reduce the chances of a rogue spark starting a fire in your home or yard.
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
Corvias Military Living’s goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value. To let us know how we are preforming Corvias has contracted with ResidentSurveys.com to conduct a brief online survey. You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com” (please verify your current email address with the office team). You have the option to include your name with your ratings and comments, or your feedback can be anonymous. One survey respondent from Edwards AFB will win a $500 gift card for participating.
Our Corvias maintenance team members do more than repair problems; we also do honey-do projects around the house. Military spouses of Airmen who are deployed or on long-term TDY (six months or longer) can qualify for the Corvias Honey Do Program. One of our maintenance team members can be assigned to hang pictures, paint or complete other fix-it jobs around the house. This is our way to thank you for your continued military service. Just provide us with a copy of your military orders and we’ll get to work.
No one wants to step in something gross as they walk around family housing at Edwards AFB. In recent weeks there has been an increase in the amount of trash in our neighborhood common areas. Pet feces, trash and cigarette butts don’t belong in our parks or by our walking paths. Residents taking their pets for a walk should be able to clean up after their pet. Be considerate of your neighbors; take the time to appropriately dispose of all trash and pet waste.
The Corvias Community Office at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on November 27, Thanksgiving day and have limited office hours on November 28. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Black Friday. Corvias maintenance staff will be on call throughout the holiday. Please contact 661-385-6051 for all maintenance and emergency issues. For additional information, please call 661-385-6060 or stop by the Community Office
Turkey is the traditional choice for Thanksgiving dinner (and Christmas!). As you, your family, and friends sit down to your meal, feast on these facts about this popular poultry:
- What’s in a name? Turkeys are native to North America. According to various sources, the word “turkey” comes from: its Native American name “firkee”; the word “tuka,” the Tamil word for “peacock,” coined by Christopher Columbus when he mistook the bird for a type of peacock (it’s actually a member of the pheasant family); the first birds being shipped to England through the country of Turkey (by the Spanish) and being mistaken for another bird with the same name from Africa. By any name, they’re delicious.
- Yes, turkeys can fly. Wild turkeys, that is. Domestic turkeys are bred and raised to be so heavy they can’t take flight, but wild turkeys can fly at up to 55 mph for short distances. They can also run at a top speed of 20-25 mph.
- Order your turkey early. About 45 million turkeys are consumed every Thanksgiving. The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs about 15 pounds. Approximately 20 million turkeys are the main course at Christmas dinner.
Need money for college? Applications for the 2015 Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available after November 1 at corviasfoundation.org.
Residents can put up holiday decorations and lighting in family housing 30 days before the holiday and up to 15 days after. As you celebrate the holidays, remember to use noncombustible decorations. Lights should be in good working condition and bear the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) label. You may attach holiday decorations to the home utilizing plastic holders. The use of nails, hooks, staples, tape or tacks are not allowed and may damage the home. No decorations of any kind can be placed on the roof of the home; this could endanger the resident and potentially damage the roof. Lights and decorations in family housing must be turned off every night at 10:00 p.m.
Gearing up for holiday cooking? Try preparing your whole meal in the oven at the same time. Often you can simultaneously cook foods that have different cooking temperatures. Variations of 25 degrees usually produce favorable cooking results.
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.
- Veterans Day – Nov 11
- Thanksgiving – Nov 27