- Message from the Program Manager
- Restricted & Aggressive Dogs in Base Housing
- Protect your Pet if it Escapes
- Wildlife in Edwards AFB Housing
- Spraying for Weeds in Military Housing
- Help us Find Missing Street Signs
- Base Housing Trash Reminders
- Add Special Meaning to your Valentine’s Day Bouquet
- If You Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Update!
- Applications for Corvias Scholarships due This Month!
- Annual Preventative Maintenance Scheduled to Begin in March
- Green Corner
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
Southern California is famous for Hollywood, Disneyland, great weather, traffic and earthquakes. No one likes natural disasters, but it is not unusual for a minor earthquake to shake things up in the Antelope Valley. Chances are, during your stay at Edwards AFB you will feel an earthquake. When it strikes will you know what to do?
- Move away from buildings, streetlights and utility wires. Most earthquake related casualties result from collapsing walls, flying glass and falling objects.
- Stay in the open until the shaking stops.
- Get under a desk or table, stand in a doorway or by interior wall.
- Stay away from exterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances.
- Stay low and cover your head and neck with your arms.
If in a moving vehicle:
- Move car out of traffic and stop.
- Avoid parking under or on bridges or overpasses.
- Park away from trees, light poles, signs and power lines.
- When you resume driving watch for road hazards.
Your safety is important to us. Corvias Military Living encourages all of our residents to have a disaster plan and practice earthquake drills. A little preparation today can make a big difference later. If you have any questions please call the Community Office at (661) 385-6060.
Corvias Military Living
Corvias has always been pet-friendly, but not all pets fit into life on a military installation. The United States Air Force and Corvias Military Living have created the following dog breed and animal aggression policies to protect residents and their pets.
According to the Resident Responsibility Guide the following pure or mixed breeds of dogs have been deemed too aggressive to be in base housing: Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweiler’s, Chow Chows, Doberman Pinschers and wolf hybrids. Canines that possess the physical or personality characteristics of these restricted breeds will be removed from base housing. Residents who own or harbor a restricted breed will be immediately evicted without appeal. The only exceptions to this policy are certified military working dogs that reside in base housing or a written exception from the base commander.
An animal’s behavior with other people and pets is also important. Dogs that consistently demonstrate aggressive behavior will also be removed from base housing. Aggressive behavior includes chasing people or pets, running along fence lines, biting or demonstrating unprovoked barking, growling or snarling. These rules are designed to keep our neighborhoods and families safe. If you have any questions about our pet policies please contact a Corvias team member at 661-385-6060.
The desire to escape and explore is a natural instinct for most dogs and cats. Sometimes a pet escapes from the home, yard or even the owner and it doesn’t take long for a scared, hungry animal to become hurt or worse. Here are several ways to keep your pet safe or ensure their return if they do run away.
- Pets should be registered with the Edwards AFB Veterinary Facility and micro chipped.
- Pets should wear a collar with an up-to-date dog tag.
- Residents must leash their pet at all times outside the home.
- Pets should be registered with Corvias.
- Report unattended or abandoned pets to security forces or Corvias.
Every year dozens of dogs and cats go missing on Edwards AFB. No one wants to lose a pet. By following these suggestions you increase the chances your dog or cat make it home.
The recent rains and cold weather have caused a larger number of wild animals to come into family housing. Most of the wildlife is harmless, but a few desert animals can pose a danger to people and pets, such as coyotes, bobcats and snakes.
In recent weeks, there has been a significant increase of coyote sightings in the housing area. These animals are most likely looking for food and shelter. By following a few simple steps you can discourage wild animals from claiming your home as their own.
- Never approach a wild animal
- Supervise small pets when they are outside, even in the yard
- Do not feed wildlife
- Feed pets indoors
- Clean up trash and secure garbage cans
- Report leaking irrigation systems that create water sources for wildlife
These steps will deter animals from becoming accustomed to humans and reduce the number of negative encounters with humans. If you see a predator that is behaving strangely or threatening a person or pet, please report the problem to Security Forces at 661-277-3340.
Edwards AFB residents will most likely see or have seen Mainscape team members spraying the ground in family housing with a blue/green substance. The substance is a chemical that prevents weeds from sprouting. Common areas, front yards and back yards in family housing are scheduled for treatment.
We recommend keeping children and pets away from the chemical for a couple of hours after treatment until it dries. The blue/green color will remain on the ground for two to three days until it is absorbed. Watering the chemical will speed up the absorption. You can access our landscaping schedule at http://airforce.corviasmilitaryliving.com/edwards/calendar. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Community Office at 661-385-6060.
Corvias Military Living could use some help from our residents. In recent weeks, high winds have knocked street name signs from corner pole brackets in military housing. Our maintenance team members are repairing the brackets, but we have been unable to locate some of the street signs. Most of the missing signs are in the Tamarisk Plains and Acacia Hills neighborhoods. The cost of replacing the signs is substantial. If you find a street name sign, please contact a Corvias team member at 661-385-6060 and we will pick them up. Thank you in advance for you assistance.
A friendly reminder to our Edwards AFB residents, our trash service cannot pick up appliances or hazardous materials from the curb. Residents can drop off hazardous waste and appliances at the Corvias Community Office at 402 West Forbes Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Sometimes the wind or wild animals gets into a trash container and makes a mess. It is the responsibility of each resident to police up their own trash or garbage receptacle. Help us keep Edwards AFB beautiful.
The trash pickup for Mountain View, Mesquite Meadows, and Joshua Acres neighborhoods is on Thursday. The trash 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.
Flowers have long been associated with Valentine’s Day. But a bouquet of flowers in the Victorian era could have layers of meaning. During the 1800s it was not uncommon for friends and family to use certain types and colors of flowers to communicate specific sentiment and messages. This Valentine’s Day add some extra meaning to your bouquet of flowers.
Red & White Unity
Red Declaration of Love
Yellow Hopelessly in Love
Yellow Secret Admirer
There are more than 70 different types of flowers and greenery that communicate specific messages. If you want to tell your loved one that they possess delicate beauty, grace and purity, a bouquet with orchids, white roses and jasmine would be perfect. If you want to tell a friend that you value their sincerity, strength of character, and friendship you could put together a bouquet of hyacinth, gladiolus, and yellow roses. There are countless combinations for you to express yourself. You can learn more about the meaning of flowers at aboutflowers.com.
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.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships for children of active-duty service members are due Thursday, February 12. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org. $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses are due May 7.
The Corvias maintenance team will begin annual preventative maintenance inspections for base family housing in March.
The inspection will be conducted door-to-door and consist of a multiple-point inspection. The technicians will be inspecting HVAC systems, checking water heaters, testing smoke/carbon dioxide detectors, looking for leaks, slow running drains, and other maintenance issues. In addition to the regular checks, our maintenance team members will also be inspecting and replacing fire extinguishers.
These inspections are designed to keep your home running in tip-top performance. The entire process should take no longer than 45 minutes. The program is scheduled to run through summer.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment for your home, please contact the Corvias Community Office at 661-385-6060.
Cleaning your dryer’s lint filter trap can slash its energy usage by as much as 30 percent.
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
- Groundhog Day – Feb 2
- Valentine’s Day – Feb 14
- President’s Day – Feb 16