- Message from the Business Director
- Upcoming events in your community
- You asked and we listened
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Preventative maintenance checks continue
- Your irrigation watering
- Corvias Foundation military spouse educational grant
- Green corner
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!
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.
- May 2- IEE 2nd annual Differs & Duffers Golf Tournament; North Kern Golf Course; 8:00 a.m.
- May 5- Cinco De Mayo Bowling Celebration; High Desert Lanes Bowling; 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- May 7- Deadline for Corvias Foundation spouse education grant
- May 8- Operation Talent Search; Stripes Club; 5:00 p.m.
- May 10- Mother’s Day Brunch; Club Muroc; 11 a.m.
- May 22- Luau at Muroc Pool; Club Muroc; 4:00-8:00 p.m.
- May 25- Memorial Day- Office open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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 gets 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. Our 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 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’s website.
The Corvias maintenance team is continuing its preventative maintenance inspections for family housing. Preventative maintenance will occur in Mesquite Meadows and Palo Verde communities this month.
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.
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. Please refer to your community calendar to stay up to date on the current preventative maintenance schedule.
Recently, Governor Brown imposed mandatory water restrictions due to the historic drought. Corvias is following Governor Brown’s water conservation program to help reduce water usage. In following this program, we have reduced your irrigation watering times up to 50% from last year. Irrigation watering will occur every other day, twice a day on your scheduled watering day, for a five minute duration each watering cycle. Due to the decrease in watering, browning of your grass may occur. For additional information on watering dates and times, please contact your community office.
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.