- Message from the Program Manager
- Corvias Office Closed for Martin Luther King Day
- Keep Edwards AFB Wildlife Away from your Home
- Holiday Decorations Reminder
- Disposing of Ye Old Christmas Tree
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Free Money for College!
- Red Rock Canyon State Park
- Green Corner
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
January is always a time for reflection; a time to look back and look forward.
The last 12 months have been an overwhelming success for Corvias Military Living. Our first complete year at Edwards Air Force Base was very eventful. Within 12 short months our team members completed over 100 home renovations, hosted six resident events, broke ground on a community center and became a part of this great community.
We would like to thank our Air Force partners, the Edwards AFB leadership and the residents for their continuing support and partnership. We couldn’t provide quality homes and neighborhoods without your assistance.
As we go into 2015, our team members will continue home renovations, complete construction on the 10,000 sq. foot community center and pool, host resident events, upgrade many of the community parks and continue to provide top-notch customer service. We’re experts that have managed military housing at other installations for more than a decade. As Corvias team members we are guided by three core principles.
- Be the Best Provider of Customer Service
- Give Back to the Communities we Serve
- Be the Best Place to Work
These principles have guided us in the past and will guide us in the future. We look forward to many more years of partnership at Edwards AFB.
We at Corvias Military Living wish everyone a happy new year. If you have any questions please call the Community Office at (661) 385-6060.
Corvias Military Living
The Corvias Community Office at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on Monday, January 19 in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day. 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
Edwards AFB has more than 481 square miles of desert and more than 470 native animal species. Most of that wildlife is harmless, but a few desert animals can pose a danger to people and pets in family housing, such as coyotes, bobcats and snakes.
By following a few simple steps you can reduce the number of negative wildlife encounters you have in family housing.
- Never approach a wild animal
- Do not feed wildlife
- Never keep pet food or water outside
- Clean up trash and secure garbage cans
- Report broken or leaking irrigation systems that create water sources for wildlife
Following these tips can keep our neighborhoods and homes safer for your family and pets.
Now comes the hardest part of the holidays…the cleanup! Just a friendly reminder that Edwards AFB residents have until Friday, January 9 to take down their exterior holiday decorations in family housing. According to the Resident Responsibility Guide all residents have 15 days to take down their decorations and lights after a holiday. Until January 9, all lights and decorations must be turned off every night by 10:00 p.m.
Corvias Military Living is making it easier to get rid of your old Christmas tree this holiday season. From Monday, December 29 to Friday, January 23, base residents can put their old Christmas tree in a waste dumpster at the Corvias Community Office (402 West Forbes Ave). The dumpster will be east of Building 6696 along Payne Avenue. Please remove all decorations and tinsel from the tree before disposing of it. Please don’t put your tree on the curb during your regularly scheduled trash day, it will not be picked up.
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2014.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 12 and applications for spouses are due May 7. Applications available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Winter is the perfect time to visit close by Red Rock Canyon State Park. It is located an hour north of Edwards AFB along highway 14. The park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and rock formations. Campers can enjoy hiking, biking, and daytime equestrian use. Camping is first come, first served at Ricardo Campground, which has potable water, pit toilets, fire rings and tables. There is a 30 foot maximum on RVs and not hook ups.
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
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
- Martin Luther King Day – Jan 19
- Valentine’s Day – Feb 14