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- Taking care of your furry family members
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care services
- A friendly PCS reminder
- Resident reminders
- Military spouse educational grant deadline approaching
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May is the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. During this time, we honor those who have sacrificed for their family and their nation. It is personal dedication and commitment to strong family values that propels this nation to provide the freedoms that we all enjoy.
In 1949, President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. Armed Forces Day stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson said, “Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality.” We will celebrate Armed Forces Day on May 16th
May 25th, we celebrate Memorial Day by remembering those who have died in service of the United States of America. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day stemmed from the Civil War and the desire to honor our fallen heroes. No words can express how thankful we are to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Our desire is to serve you. All of us at Corvias Military Living appreciate and thank you!
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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.
- May 7- Deadline for Corvias Foundation Spouse Education Grant
- May 8- The Corvias Spring Into Fun event will be on May 8 from 5-7 p.m. (the event was moved from May 1 to May 8 due to inclement weather), in the field next to the Corvias Community Office (268 Squier Avenue). Come for FREE food, fun, games, prizes and so much more! Carpooling is encouraged. Don’t forget your camera.
- May 8 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
- May 10 – Happy Mother’s Day
- May 15 – Free Friday Night at the Movies will show Into the Woods at 6 p.m. at the Base Theater
- May 16 & 17 - Don’t miss the Wings Over Wayne Airshow May 16th and 17th. The Airshow will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the US Army Black Daggers, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Combined Arms Demo and more! The open house and airshow will also feature a myriad of attractions on the ground. Dozens of the Air Force's most prominent aircraft will be on display for spectators to view up- close including: the F-35 Lightening II, F-22 Raptor and F-16 Fighting Falcon. Additional Information can be found here. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. Please keep in mind, with large crowds expected, there may be delays entering or exiting the installation.
- May 25 – Memorial Day – Community Offices open 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- May 29 – Free Friday Night at the Movies will show Paddington Bear at 6 p.m. at the Base Theater
Corvias Military Living is pleased to announce the addition of an automated voicemail system through a third-party company, One Call Now. Using this system will allow us to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving these important messages via text messaging. Simply text the word, “ALERT” to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. If you have a text message plan, these messages will be included in your plan. Otherwise, standard text message charges apply. At Corvias we are committed to keeping you informed and we believe the use of this automated system, in addition to our current methods of communication, will ensure you receive these important messages quickly. Please contact your community office if you have any questions!
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such as food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated, micro chipped and receives annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house. Pets are social creatures and thrive on social stimulation.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard and common areas daily.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association for additional resources.
We are continuing our annual preventative home maintenance visits to each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications and more are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 307-318 Chanute, 200-209 Don Allen, 212- 308 Etchberger during the week of May 18th.
In addition to mowing, your lawn will begin receiving fertilization treatments during the month of May. Munie Greecare Professionals, the Corvias lawn care contractor, will also continue to provide a pre-emergent weed control treatment and a broadleaf application. These treatments kill existing weeds and prevent weeds from germinating in your landscape bed. These services will be provided on your normal lawn care day.
Munie Greencare Professionals will be placing small flags in yards that have received this service. You do not need to prepare your home for this treatment. Munie also provides year-round weed control as needed for the edges of your driveway, sidewalks, curbs, fence lines and tree rings. Munie applies this treatment to existing weeds on what would be your normal lawn care day.
Please contact your Corvias Community Office at least 30 days prior to your move out. We will also need to complete a notice to vacate form at least 30 days prior to your move out. We are here to make your PCS as smooth as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Community Office with any questions.
As warmer weather approaches and we start preparing our families for fun activities in the sun, many of us may decide to purchase a pool. Please remember if you are purchasing a pool that:
- Only small, well-maintained wading pools are permitted. Wading pools must be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10-feet wide.
- Wading pools must be positioned in the backyard on grassy areas only
- Wading pools must be emptied daily and removed when not in use.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 educational grant for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 7. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.