- Message from the Business Director
- Edwards AFB to Launch Automated Messaging System
- Off Road Vehicles on Edwards AFB
- Making the Most of Your Sprinkler & Irrigation System
- Steps to Keeping Your AC Cool
- Water Conservation Tips
- 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show
- Make the Most of Your Education with Corvias!
- Green Corner
- Upcoming Events and Important Dates
As we go into spring, our family neighborhoods will fill with more Airmen, family members, and pets taking advantage of the warmer weather. Corvias Military Living is asking our residents to please pay attention to posted speed limits and traffic rules as they drive through family housing.
The speed limit through our residential neighborhoods on the base is 15 mph. That speed limit is not arbitrary. At this speed, the average driver takes 33 feet to react to an incident and 11 feet to break for a total of 44 feet, or almost three car lengths. When driving at 30 mph the average driver takes 109 feet to stop or seven car lengths! This distance could mean the difference between a near miss and a disaster. The speed limit and traffic rules in base housing are designed to give the average driver the time and space needed to stop and avoid a tragedy.
Disregarding traffic rules in base housing can also cost you money, your driving privileges, civilian prosecution and even punitive actions under the UCMJ. Depending on the speed and the number of violations, a speeder can lose their driving privileges on Edwards AFB from three days to one year. No one wants to lose their driving privileges or hurt someone else. Help us keep your neighborhoods safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.
Thank you for your continuing service to our great nation. If you have any questions please call the Community Office at (661) 385-6060.
Corvias Military Living
Corvias Military Living is happy to introduce a new communication tool that will allow us to quickly send important information to residents via SMS text and automated voice.
Corvias will send out the first automated voice message on Monday, March 30. Residents will be invited to text “alert” to the automated message service provider. This action will enroll your phone to receive emergency text updates.
Through this notification system Corvias has the ability to deliver messages via SMS text and automated voice to up to six phone numbers. Residents will be able to receive messages on cell phones, home phones and even work phones, including extensions, if desired. Although Corvias will still utilize e-mail and paper for various messaging, this new system will add to our efforts to keep residents informed and up-to-date.
The contact information that residents provide will not be shared with anyone outside of the Corvias team. Please know that we take the security and privacy of your personal information very seriously.
We are excited to provide this service. If you have any questions regarding the automated system please contact our office at 661-385-6060.
The spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the desert from the back of a motorbike, ATV or other off-road vehicle. One of the great advantages to living on Edwards AFB is having two off-road vehicle (ORV) areas close to home.
ORV Area One is located at the south-west corner of Forbes Avenue and Lancaster Boulevard. This area is managed by the Desert Wheels Motorcycle Club and is for club members only. Area One features two tracks with multiple jumps for aerial enthusiasts. For information about the club or how to get membership, please visit www.desertwheelsmc.com.
ORV Area Two is west of base housing, contains 8,271 acres of authorized trails (see map) and is managed by the base. This large area is also used by horseback riders, hikers, runners and mountain bike riders.
There are specific routes that off-road riders should use to access ORV Areas One and Two, (see map). The speed limit for off-road vehicles along these access routes is 15 mph.
The following rules will help you utilize the ORV areas safely.
- ORV areas are only open during daylight hours
- All riders must wear a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, gloves, footwear that extends above the ankle, pants and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket when operating an off-road vehicle
- All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
- Watch out for other riders, runners or hikers in the ORV areas
- Stay on the trails and roads
- Complete all required training
Edwards AFB requires riders to complete two classes before accessing the ORV areas. The first class is the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) training. The Air Force does not provide SVIA training, but a local training course can be found by visiting www.atvsafety.org. The second class is the Desert Tortoise Training offered by the Edwards AFB Environment Management office. You can find out more information about the Desert Tortoise Training by calling 661-277-1417/1401 or e-mailing email@example.com. The criminal penalties for anyone who harasses, harms or kills a desert tortoise can be up to $50,000 and one year in jail.
These guidelines will ensure that you and your loved ones can take advantage of Edwards AFB’s off-road trails and roads safely.
Corvias Military Living is asking residents to allow our maintenance team members to expertly program your sprinkler system or adjust your irrigation system. With the ongoing drought, it is vital to not waste water. Thousands of gallons of water can be wasted if a sprinkler system is programmed to go off at the wrong time or if a sprinkler head gets broken. We at Corvias are more than happy to fine-tune your sprinkler system or repair issues. Please contact us at 661-385-6051 if your sprinkler system needs help.
Despite a few rain showers earlier this year, the State of California is still in a drought and we need your help to conserve water on Edwards AFB. What can you do? The answers may surprise you.
- 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
- Have Corvias fine-tune your sprinkler system = saves up to 500 gallons per month
- Use a broom to clean your driveway = saves 150 gallons each time
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.
It is important to test your air conditioning now before the temperatures really heat up. It is also recommended to change your home’s A/C filter every month. The filter can get clogged with dust and debris and keep your system from cooling properly. Corvias is happy to change out your filter or give you a replacement. If your air conditioning is not functioning properly, please submit a service order in person at your Community Office, by phone, or on our website.
One of the nation’s largest air shows is happening from March 21 to 22 at the William J. Fox Field in Lancaster, CA! The event will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other demonstrations on the ground and in the air. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For additional information, please visit www.lacountyairshow.com.
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.
Properly inflated automobile tires can reduce fuel consumption by up to 3 percent. Check your tire pressure often; the average car tire loses about 1 PSI per month.
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
- Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17
- April’s Fools – April 1
- Easter – April 5
- Earth Day – April 22