- Message from the Business Director
- Move out process
- Enjoy the Last of the Snow at Corvias’ Spring Into Fun Event!
- Refer a Friend to live at Eielson and make Money!
- A Happy Pet Makes a Happy Neighborhood
- Water Conservation Tips
- 70th Annual Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race
- Make the Most of Your Education with Corvias!
- Getting Your Picky Eater to Try Healthy Foods
- Green Corner
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
The 354th Fighter Wing, Corvias Military Living and our residents take pride in their military neighborhoods and homes. Just like a military uniform, our yards represent our pride in ourselves and our organization.
As the snow eventually melts there may be the temptation to ignore our yards. The following yard standards come from the Resident Responsibility Guide.
Yards – Corvias provides lawn mowing and general grounds maintenance services, but resident may beautify the area immediately adjoining their homes with annuals and perennials. Flower gardens are restricted to areas currently landscaped for this purpose unless prior authorization from the Community Manager is given in the form of an Alteration Addendum. Additionally, vegetables and herbs may be grown in pots.
Snow Removal - In the land of eternal snow, how much ice is allowed on family housing walks and driveway? According to the Resident Responsibility Guide, hard pack ice on driveways is acceptable as long as the ice is relatively flat, not slippery and does not pose a hazard to property or people. The best way to keep ice from building up is to remove the snow before driving or walking over it. It is not recommended to use ice melt or salt on your walks or driveway; it can damage the roadway, rust vehicles and create ice pot holes.
Driveways – no longer than 48 hours - every kid knows how to put their toys away. The same holds true for grownup toys like trailers, boats, RVs, camper bodies and other large recreational equipment. Eielson residents can park these types of equipment in their driveway or street for 48 hours. After that time the resident must store the equipment outside the housing area. This will help us maintain the curb appeal and order within our neighborhoods.
Auto Repairs - Automobile repairs can be dirty, noisy and are not allowed in base housing. Unauthorized repairs can create safety hazards and damage driveways or streets. Luckily, Eielson Air Force Base offers a top notch auto skills center for all of your car maintenance needs! The center is located just minutes from Eielson housing at the corner of Artic Avenue and Broadway Street.
Play equipment - Most people enjoy a game of three-on-three basketball or street hockey. Once the game is over, all portable play equipment like basketball hoops or hockey nets need to be stored in the back yard. To maintain the beauty of our neighborhoods, all portable play equipment must be stored away from streets, walkways, common parking areas and front doors.
Again, thank you for your service and sacrifice to our nation. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call us at 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office.
Corvias Military Living
What to do when you’re ready to move? Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the Community Office to provide a 30-day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by following these steps once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form at least 30 days prior to move out and submit to the Community Office
- Schedule your pre-inspection with the Community Office team
- Contact the Community Office at least three days prior to your move-out date to schedule your move-out inspection
All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left surface clean
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office and we’ll walk you through it.
Corvias Military Living is hosting our annual Spring Into Fun event on Thursday, March at 26 from 3-7 p.m. The festivities will include activities for all ages, to include food, entertainment, crafts, snow-related activities and dog sled rides with Iditarod & Yukon Quest veteran Brent Sass. This event is free to all Eielson AFB residents. Please contact us at 907-372-6060 for more information.
Refer a friend to live on base and win $300! An eligible friend is anyone who is an active-duty service member, National Guard, reservist, federal civil service employee, retired military or DOD employee that does not live in Corvias housing at Eielson AFB. When he or she moves in you get a $300 gift card. For additional information contact our Community Office at 907-372-2300.
Be considerate of your neighbors by giving your pet the attention they need. Leaving a dog unattended or locked up for a half a day is hard on your animal and your neighbors. Hours of barking, whining or howling makes everyone’s life difficult and can result in damages to your home. Make sure you can check up on your pet throughout the day and go through proper training with your pet. Everyone will thank you for your efforts.
It may surprise you how much water can be saved just in your own home! Check out these innovative tips for saving water.
- Wash only full loads of laundry & dishes = saves 50 gallons a week
- Have Corvias fix household leaks = saves 20 gallons per day
- Take 5-minute showers = saves 8 gallons each shower
- Turn off water while you brush teeth = saves 2.5 gallons per minute
Share these tips with your friends and family. Everyone can make a difference! If you have any questions call our Community Office at 661-385-6060 or stop by the Community Office.
The world’s fastest mushers compete in the oldest continuously run dog sled race in the world! This two-day event will start at 1:00 p.m. on March 21 and 22 in downtown Fairbanks. See the strongest and fastest dogs compete for great prizes. This annual event will feature multiple distance sledding races, activities and food. For more information go to www.sleddog.org.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
March is National Nutrition Month. The focus of National Nutrition Month is to encourage healthy eating and physical activity habits. As a parent, making sure that our children eat right is one of the biggest concerns. With hectic schedules it is easy to turn to unhealthy choices out of convenience, especially when you have a picky eater.
Many experts agree on these five “tricks” to help get your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
1. Don't make a big deal about it. If you announce "We're going to try something new tonight," your child will just translate that as "This is going to be disgusting; prepare to hate it." Instead, just set the plate down and let your kid explore it for herself.
2. Make it fun. You've seen the cute pics: pancakes topped with smiley fruit faces, grilled cheese served in cookie-cutter shapes. Another winner is anything dunkable: Offer peanut butter or yogurt to dip fruit into, or some ranch dressing to go with steamed vegetables.
3. Make it familiar. Incorporate the healthy stuff into dishes you know your child likes. If your child loves pizza, try adding vegetables. Got a muffin fan? Make a batch with blueberries or grated zucchini or carrots. Chicken-nugget chomper? Bake them with whole-grain bread crumbs.
4. Talk it up. A kid couldn't care less about cholesterol or heart disease, but he will take notice if you tell him that doughnut won't give him enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with his friend in the swimming pool.
5. Eat it yourself. If you won't touch anything green, why should they? If they see you enjoying a big salad or a fish dish, they just may come around (well, eventually).
You can also reach out to your local nutritionist via your health care provider.
Make sure your thermostat fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." This will ensure your home heats or cools only when necessary.
Get the latest events, news, and updates on Corvias Military Living’s Eielson AFB Family Housing Page at https://www.facebook.com/CorviasMilitaryLivingEielson.
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
- Daylight Savings Time Begins – March 8
- No School, Spring Break - March 16-20
- Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17
- April’s Fools – April 1
- Easter – April 5
- Earth Day – April 22