- Message from the Business Director
- Happy Birthday United States Air Force!
- Before you get that new pet
- Help keep your community beautiful
- Suicide awareness: Recognize the signs and know the resources
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
As we kick off the new school year, our family neighborhoods will fill with more Airmen, family members, and pets taking advantage of the back-to-school festivities. 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. 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.
On September 18, the United States Air Force will turn 67 years old! The Air Force was officially created in 1947, but the Air Force’s legacy goes back to the military’s first purchase of aircraft in the early 20th century! Since its purchase of the Wright Flyer in 1909, the Air Force has continually accomplished its mission of air and space superiority across the world. Way to go and Happy Birthday Airmen!
Before you bring that new puppy or pet home there are some things each base resident should know.
All pets in military housing need to be registered with Corvias and have a signed pet addendum before the pet is brought home. Registering a pet is easy; all you need is the following information to fill out a Corvias Pet Addendum.
- Photo of pet
- Current Inoculation/Rabies Record
- Housebroken (yes/no)
A copy of the Pet Addendum can be found at the following link under incoming resident documents. In addition to reading and signing the Pet Addendum, each resident must also pay a refundable $200 pet deposit for each pet. According to the Pet Addendum, the resident remains liable for all damages caused by the pet in excess of $200. The resident is also responsible for any and all personal injuries or damages caused by their pet(s).
Pets are like family members and no one wants to lose their pet. Thus, all dogs and cats residing on Edwards AFB must have a permanent identification microchip implant and be registered with the base veterinarian. This implant allows base personnel to return your pet to you if it gets lost.
The base pet policies are designed to keep you, your pet and your neighbors safe. Also, please refer to the base restricted breed list. Pit bulls, Rottweiler, Doberman pinschers, Chows and Wolf hybrids are banned breeds on Edwards AFB. If you have any questions about pets in military housing please contact us at 661-385-6060.
Corvias would like to help you maintain your yard! If your yard needs to be trimmed or mowed, click here or contact your community office to place a work order. Also, please contact your community office if your irrigation system is not properly working or is broken. If the irrigation system is turned off or does not work your home will lose turf. Thank you for your cooperation with the upkeep of our housing community.
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career. Military life can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or send a text to 838255. You can also visit www.militarycrisisline.net.
The Edwards Air Force Military Community also has several local resources to help Service Members and their families to include the Chaplains at 661-277-2110 during normal business hours or at 661-277-3040 after duty hours.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with these three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self-injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to their chain of command, a chaplain, a behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.
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