- Message from the Program Manager
- Keep it slow in the communities
- Traveling soon?
- 12 fire safety tips for the holidays
- Resident spotlight
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
- Decorating your home for the holidays: What holiday tradition is special to your home and family?
- Corvias Employees Give Back
- White-tailed deer
It’s hard to believe the holiday season is upon us again. It’s truly the family traditions that make this time of year the most enjoyable. As we move into the full swing of the holidays, your plans may include travel. Many families travel to see parents, grandparents and friends and one thing you can be sure of is that tradition prevails. Our hope is that you and your family are able to carry on those moments this holiday season.
If you plan on having an elaborate lighting display, whether it’s using indoor or outdoor Christmas lights, it’s best to call the community office to be sure you are following the rules. Take the time this year to plan and execute a safe and happy holiday for your family, friends and neighbors by being diligent with your indoor and outdoor Christmas lights.
We look forward to seeing you and your family as Santa and his elves will be visiting Eglin AFB Wednesday, Dec. 10 for our annual Tis the Season event. Along with a free picture opportunity with Santa, families can enjoy delicious refreshments, holiday crafts and much more. Remember, Santa is only with us for a short time, so make arrangements now to attend and be sure to bring your wish list!
On behalf of Corvias Military Living, please allow me to wish you and your family the best holiday season! Thanks to you and your family for the continued service to our great nation.
Corvias Military Living would like to remind residents not to speed through neighborhoods. Exceeding the posted speed limits increases the risk to pedestrians in the community.
Safe driving in the neighborhoods is also beneficial to drivers. It reduces the chance of an accident with other vehicles. Also drivers who follow the speed limit will avoid tickets from the Eglin Air Force Base Security Forces.
If you are planning a vacation or extended time away from your home, consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage.
Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
Our spotlight award winner is CMSgt and Mrs. Bryon Nelson. Spotlight Awards are given to residents who demonstrate pride in their home and community. Examples of this may be keeping a tidy home, enhancing landscaping around your home or helping another resident out. Thank you for making Eglin AFB a great place to live!
The next time you reach for a paper towel, consider this - if every household in the US replaced one roll of non-recycled paper towels with a roll of 100% recycled paper towels, we would save 864,000 trees and 3.4 million cubic feet of landfill space.
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
Dec. 24: Community Offices open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dec. 25: All offices closed
“At midnight on Christmas Eve the gifts are around the tree along with cards. Each family member takes a turn opening the gifts and reading their cards along with having snacks. On Christmas, we cook a big dinner, visit family and friends and go to church."
- Yamillet Rivera Santos
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In partnership with Corvias Foundation, Corvias employees are the backbone of the Foundation’s Adopt-A-Charity program. It begins with employees volunteering their time and selecting a local charity to support. The charity guides the scope of work to be accomplished during one or more work days, and the volunteer committee makes it happen.
These efforts take place outside of work hours and are entirely a volunteer commitment. This is the first year that employees from Corvias Military Living Air Force locations have had the opportunity to take part in Adopt-A-Charity. Volunteer teams from McConnell AFB and Seymour Johnson AFB completed projects this fall. The McConnell team partnered with their local Ronald McDonald House, and the Seymour Johnson Team served their local Boys and Girls Club. Volunteers from Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field plan to complete a joint project this month. Check back for project updates in the months ahead!
Corvias Foundation is proud to partner with employees as they demonstrate Corvias Group’s commitment to generously give back to the communities in which we live and serve.
White-tailed deer live in almost every habitat type in Florida, but tend to be most abundant in deciduous forest and forest edge habitats. Deer are browsers, feeding on twigs and leaves, but they also graze on grasses, herbs and agricultural crops. They forage mainly at night, and it is common to see deer grazing beside major highways at night. Drivers beware!
White-tailed deer form several kinds of social groups, the most common of which is matrilineal, which includes a doe, her female offspring of previous years, and their fawns.
Females usually give birth to a single fawn, but if food is plentiful they will often have twins. Fawns are spotted and weigh about three to four kg (seven to nine lbs.) at birth. The mother leaves them hidden in the vegetation for a week or two, but returns to nurse them several times a day. In this hiding phase, it is important not to approach or handle fawns. If you find a fawn lying down and it doesn’t run away, please leave it alone. The fawn has NOT been abandoned; the mother is watching from somewhere close by.
For more information on white-tailed deer, visit FWC website.