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- Fallapalooza-Movie night
- Army Wife Network to host free event for Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field spouses November 5-6
- Know your resources
- Proper garbage disposal care
- Spotlight winner
- Eglin AFB spouse receives $5,000 grant from Corvias Foundation
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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How many of us have heard this from the backseat of a moving vehicle? How many of us have said this from the backseat of a moving vehicle? Can you imagine how many times Christopher Columbus was asked this question while they were sailing to new places? Celebrating Columbus Day on the 12thof this month is a very timely holiday for the Air Force and Corvias Military Living.
The journey to providing new homes has just begun. We can see them starting to take shape and many of you are wondering when or if the door to the new home will open to your family. While we would love nothing more than to hand the keys to every service member at the exact same moment, unfortunately the reality of it is that building new homes and relocating families is a process. For now, that process is relocating families who are in the immediate path of demolition. If you happen to be one of them, you will be contacted by a member of our team within the next couple of months.
Our goals and plans don’t always work out perfectly. Like Columbus’s entourage, some of our families will not enjoy a new home. There will be PCS orders, retirements and changes in your life. What will not change is that Corvias Military Living will never stop trying to improve the quality of life for America's service members and their families. We are headed to a wonderful place, but as with Christopher Columbus’s journey, this is a long voyage.
Corvias is hosting its 3rd annual Fallapalooza on Friday October 23rd at Unity Park. Join us starting at 5:30 pm for pizza and drinks. At 6:00 pm, kids will be invited to give us their best Halloween scream and the winner will win a fabulous prize! Then, at 6:30 pm, it’s popcorn and movie time with Monsters Inc. Bring your own blanket or chair for this outdoor movie. Come as you are or dress as your favorite monster! As always, Resident Events are free to all on-base housing residents. We can’t wait to see you there!
Please help us decorate for Fallapalooza! Stop by the office Monday October 19ththrough Thursday October 22nd between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The craft you create will be displayed at Fallapalooza on October 23rd.
An event filled with friendship, laughter, prizes, advice and self-discovery is coming November 5-6 to Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field at the Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach on Okaloosa Island. Corvias Military Living is proud to partner with Army Wife Network, a multi-media resource site for military spouses, to bring the Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to Eglin and Hurlburt’s military spouses. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to military spouses at Eglin and Hurlburt from all branches of service.
The Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies is a networking and military appreciation event for all military spouses. Army Wife Network’s Tara Crooks, Janet MacIntosh and Paula Swanson will host two, free sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, November 5 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, November 6. Both sessions of the Field ExerciseTM are free and focus on creating a personal support network to help navigate military life.
“Our Field ExerciseTM will have a room full of talking and laughing spouses engaged with each other and recharging their spirits by putting themselves first,” said Crooks, co-founder of Army Wife Network and 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year.
"We have presented Spouse Field Exercise: Battle Buddies to several Army installations before, to a great crowd of welcoming spouses. We are really looking forward to bringing our event to an Air Force installation. Our name may be Army Wife Network but our experiences cross all services and military spouse friendships know no boundaries! We cannot wait for the spouses to experience our Battle Buddies activities!"
The two four-hour sessions are identical and will feature a full lunch or dinner, door prizes and giveaways.
Registration for these events will open October 19 at www.armywifenetwork.com under the events section. Space is limited. Remember; only register for one of the two sessions. Watch for more details and information from Corvias and Army Wife Network as the registration date approaches.
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help military families develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Eglin Airman & Family Readiness Center – 850 882-9060.
- Fleet and Family Support Center-Navy – 850 623-7177.
- If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources contact your Community Office at 850 613-5050.
If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, you know that it’s a great appliance that makes household duties less demanding. But if not operated or maintained properly, a garbage disposal can easily break down, block and clog the drains and cause a long list of plumbing and drainage nightmares.
Fortunately, most garbage disposal troubles are completely unnecessary, and garbage disposal care and maintenance is extremely easy. Treat your garbage disposal well, and it will treat you well, in return. Here are a few tips to remember:
- Don’t put bones, onion peels, celery, potato peels, pasta, shell fish shells, coffee grounds and grease in your disposal.
- Use cold running water before and after running turning your disposal on and feed it a little at a time.
- Put a chopped up whole lemon in your disposal to keep it smelling fresh
- Put chopped ice in your disposal to keep the blades clean.
Congratulations to this month’s spotlight winners SrA Brannon and Mrs. Brannon. They are being recognized for taking time to beautify and maintain their yard. We are so proud to call you our residents!
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 alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. Among the spouses was a representative from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Destiny Leggett is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northwest Florida State College. Her husband is Staff Sgt. Robert Leggett of the U.S. Air Force.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.
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
- Oct 3: Eglin's basewide Parking Lot Sale, 830 am. 850-882-1482
- Oct 12: Columbus day- Office hours 9 am to 1 pm
- Oct 17: Parents Night Out, 5 to 9 pm. 850-882-5519
- Oct 19-22: Create a Craft. 10 am to 4 pm. Community office. 850-613-5050
- Oct 23: Fallapalooza- Unity Park; 530 to 830 pm. 850-613-5050