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- $550,000 in scholarships awarded to military children by Corvias Foundation
- What exactly does surface clean mean?
- 7 summer safety tips
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Summer is finally here! After a long school year, it’s nice to know you can take time to enjoy the warmth the summertime brings. As the summer heats up, it is important you and your family know we are here for you. As time allows, please stop by the Community Office to meet the neighborhood team and let them know if there is anything they can do to improve your housing experience.
As you may know, the Community Office is the primary point-of-service for all items in your home and neighborhood. There are many convenient ways for you to contact us: by phone, e-mail and our website (www.airforce.corviasmilitaryliving.com). Our phones are answered 24-hours a day, seven days a week and emergency crews are on-site to take care of emergencies after regular office hours. We encourage you to utilize these avenues to help solve any issues related to your home.
Our goal is to not only meet your needs, but to deliver the customer service you deserve. We have put into place several initiatives to encourage and promote improved customer service delivering an increased quality of life for you and your family.
With the little ones out of school for the summer, more and more families will spend their time enjoying the outdoors. Please refer to your Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG) to ensure you are following the guidelines on grills, outdoor play equipment, trampolines and wading pools. These rules are in place to ensure all of our families can enjoy a safe and fun environment.
I would like to thank each of our military families for what you do every day to preserve our way of life.
Corvias Military Living
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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.
Upcoming events and important dates
- June 5 – Super Hero Party; Youth Center – Teens 13 & up
- June 5 – Summer’s Here Lock-In; Youth Center – Ages 9-12
- June 8 – Best Friends Bowling;Eielson AFB
- June 15 – Chena Hot Springs Trip. Contact ECC to sign up
- June 21 – Happy Father’s Day!
- June 21 – Midnight Sun Festival; Downtown Fairbanks
- June 25 & 27 – Fourth of July Crafts .Arts & Craft Center; Eielson AFB
Alaska is America’s last frontier and the summer is the perfect time to explore the interior of the state. Below are some day trip ideas that are close to Eielson AFB.
Riverboat Discovery: Climb on board an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery, and take a journey back in time along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Sternwheeler boats transport you out into the Alaskan wilderness, and also back to a time when Gold Rush fever was sweeping across the state. The Discovery II and Discovery III offer fully narrated three-and-a-half-hour tour.
Season: Mid-May to Mid-September, Cost $59.95, 3.5 Hours
Gold Dredge 8: Hop aboard a narrow-gauge train and get ready to stake your claim to gold on this two-hour tour of Gold Dredge 8. Learn all about how 100,000 gold rushers fought the permafrost in their quest to get rich. Then grab some gold of your own!
Season: May 14 to Sep 23, Cost $39.95, 2 Hours
Pioneer Park (formerly Alaskaland): Enjoy the entire Alaska experience in one location. This 44-acre park was built for the 1967 Centennial Exposition and includes attractions, restaurants, shopping and museums.
Season: May 26 to Sep. 1, Cost entrance is free, museum cost varies, 2 to 6 Hours
Midnight Sun & Dinner Float: This trip combines gourmet dining with a scenic raft trip along the gentle waters of the Chena River. Your tour begins in Fairbanks with a 40-minute ground tour north of Fairbanks to the famed Two Rivers Lodge. Located in a rustic log building, Two Rivers has been serving Alaskans gourmet meals since the pioneer days.
Season: May 27 to Aug 31, Cost $199, 5 Hours
Cotter’s Sled Dog Kennel: Sled dogs are an historic and fascinating part of Alaska’s history, and a vibrant part of today’s culture. 1987 Yukon Quest Champion and 20 time Iditarod finisher Bill Cotter, running dogs turned out to be a lifetime passion, one he readily shares with visitors to his Fairbanks area kennel. For an authentic Alaskan experience with some of its most exuberant residents, come meet the Alaskan huskies at Cotter’s Sled Dog Kennel.
Season: Year-Round, Cost $89 plus in summer, $165 plus in winter
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Northern Alaska Tour Company offers several tours that transport visitors to the Arctic Circle. You can fly, drive, or do a combination of the two, depending on your travel preference and how much time you have. The most popular tour is the fly-and-drive excursion, which gives you incredible views from the air and a tour of the town of Coldfoot, followed by a drive back to Fairbanks.
Season: May to September, Cost $189 plus, half day to multi-day excursions
Splashing around in a pool on a hot summer day is great entertainment for small children. Please remember only small, well-maintained wading pools are approved. Wading pools should be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide and must be emptied and stored when not in use. The resident assumes all liability for the set-up and operation of the pool and an adult must supervise filled wading pools and activity at all times.
This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our residents and maintain the curb appeal of the Communities. If you have any questions, please call or stop by your Community Office.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the 10th class of scholarship recipients. Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships to the families of active-duty service members.
Surface clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep or vacuum at move-out to deliver the appropriate condition. Your Resident Responsibility Guide provides detailed guidelines for surface clean condition. Here are a few to get you started:
- All personal items must be completely removed from the home, storage areas and garage.
- Any items requiring disposal must be disposed of in an appropriate, proper and approved manner.
- Any equipment or feature delivered as part of the home (including appliances, appliance parts, fixtures, hardware, etc.) is returned intact and in proper working order.
- Wall color is not altered or changed, unless previously approved by the Neighborhood Office.
- Carpeted surfaces are vacuumed and free of excess spots or stains.
- All windows are closed and locked with window covering left in the closed position.
- Garbage cans cleaned and placed in garage or storage area.
- All kitchen work surfaces are wiped down and free of excessive grease build-up.
- Refrigerator is wiped down inside and out, empty and free of mold/mildew.
- Range hood, stovetop, oven, drip pans and under burners are wiped down and free of burned-on food and excessive grease.
- Dishwasher exterior is clean.
- Floor is swept and clean.
- All bathroom surfaces are wiped down. All surfaces are free of soap scum, mold, mildew, and dirt build-up.
- Tub/shower is free of mold/mildew and soap scum buildup with the shower curtain removed.
- Toilet cleaned inside and out.
- Vanity, sink and tiled surfaces are wiped down and free of mold/mildew.
BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM
- Flooring surfaces are swept or vacuumed as appropriate to the surface.
- Floors should be free of debris.
Contact your community office if there are any questions.
Corvias Military Living takes the safety of our residents seriously. In conjunction with National Safety Month, we would like to offer seven helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.