- Message from the Business Director
- Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses
- October is fire prevention month
- Green Corner
- Garbage disposal maintenance
- Trick or treat: Safety tips
- Columbus Day holiday office hours
- Winter preparedness town hall
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Winter preparedness is important as we transition into the fall and winter months. At Corvias Military Living, we do our best to improve your quality of life and overall housing experience. To us, this means making your life easier and taking chores off your plate when we can. As part of this, Corvias Military will manage snow for roadways and sidewalk areas located throughout the housing community when there are two ore more inches of snow.
Residents are responsible for clearing personal walkways and the driveway at your residence. Sand can be picked up at the Community Office as a self-help item to assist with clearing your personal driveway. By providing a copy of deployment orders to the Community Office, Corvias will manage snow removal for walkways and driveways of deployed, active-duty service members and their families. For proper snow removal from the streets and for emergency vehicle access, we ask that you ensure that your cars are removed from the street. There are several ways to prepare your home and family for freezing winter temperatures. First, never turn off your home’s heating system and ensure that windows and doors remain closed in the winter. Turning off the heat or causing cold air to pass through openings in the home can cause water pipes in the walls to freeze and break. Also make sure you have your car winterized with an engine block heater, oil pan heater, battery blanket and snow tires. These steps will help you safely maximize your winter experience in Alaska.
If you have any questions or concerns, we are here for you. You can call us at 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office.
Corvias Military Living
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.
“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.
Nine of the spouses represented Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. LaVida Frieson, a freshman, is earning a certificate in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Amanda Hunnicutt and Kierin Johnson are both working on their associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University.
Katlynn Dillon of Fort Polk in Louisiana is a junior pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Carolette Wright, also of Fort Polk, is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University.
From Fort Riley in Kansas, Sina Carwell and Queenter Ochanda are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing at Washburn University. Cardwell is currently a senior while Ochanda is a junior. Alyssa Jackson is pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs from Kansas State University. Shametra Stoxstill is a sophomore pursing an associate’s degree in liberal studies at Barton County Community College.
Heather Palmer, from Fort Rucker in Alabama, is a freshman at George C. Wallace Community College pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.
Destiny Leggett from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northwest Florida State College.
Diana Jusino of Hurlburt Field in Florida is a freshman pursing an associate’s degree in aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lastly, two spouses at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas have also received grants. Rose Caceres and Katherine Jensen are both pursing bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University and are currently seniors.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information
- Please check your smoke detectors in your home, make sure the batteries are working.
- Plan an escape route in your home
- Practice this escape route with your family
- Make sure all smoke detectors are working
- Once out stay out and call the fire department and let them assist
Did you know…recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.
The garbage disposal is one of the systems in your home that gets a lot of wear and tear. Following the tips below will keep your disposal grinding away.
- Do keep cover on drain when disposal unit is not in use.
- Do not dispose of items such as bones, corncobs, hairpins, glass, strings, tacks, etc. Doing so may result in a clogged drain or jammed disposal. Do grind food waste with strong flow of cold water.
- Do flush disposal for self-cleaning by running a few minutes after grinding waster or draining dishwasher.
- Do not use lye or other chemicals for cleaning.
- Do not turn off water while grinding.
- Do not grind fibrous food waste, i.e.,cornhusks, pea pods, lettuce, celery, artichoke leaves, chicken skin.
- Rice and pasta being run thru the disposal, it clogs the drains up.
To sharpen the blades of your disposal use ice cubes. Drop a handful of ice cubes into the disposal and grind with a strong flow of cold water. To give your kitchen a fresh scent grind some slices of lemon or orange in disposal.
When it does not operate:
- Step 1: Turn off the switch and water, and allow garbage disposal to cool.
- Step 2: Push resent button located on bottom or side until a click is heard.
- Step 3: Turn on switch and water.
- Step 4: If garbage disposal is still operational, call the Community Center Office and report a work order.
Come join us and celebrate Fallapalooza on October 15th! The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be in the Moose Lake neighborhood. The event will include a pumpkin patch, games and prizes, pumpkin carving contest and more! Come on by and pick a pumpkin and carve it with us!
- Dress warm – last year on Halloween it was below zero!
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Take a flashlight with you or wear reflective clothing
- Check your children’s candy – be sure to throw away anything that looks to be open or tampered with.
- Make sure costumes are safe – long costumes can be a tripping hazard or wearing masks can make it hard to breathe
- Drive safely and slowly
The Corvias Community Office at Eielson Air Force Base will have limited office hours on Columbus Day. The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12. Corvias maintenance staff will be on call during the holiday. Please contact 907-372-2302 for all maintenance and emergency issues. For additional information, please call 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office
It takes knowledge and preparation to thrive in Alaska’s Interior during the winter. Corvias Military Housing and Eielson Air Force Base are joining forces to offer the tricks and tips for making the most out of your Alaskan winter. The Winter Preparedness Town Halls will be on September 29, beginning at 1300 and 1730 at the base theater. The presentation will include tips to prepare you, your car, and your home for arctic winter conditions.
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Important dates and upcoming events
- September 29th – 1300 – Winter Preparedness Town Hall
- September 29th – 1730 – Winter Preparedness Town Hall
- October 8th & 10th – Haunted House Kids Craft – 12pm-1pm – contact Arts & Crafter Center
- October 12th – Columbus Day. Limited office hours for Corvias Community Office; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- October 16th – Kids Night Out: Halloween Party – contact Youth Center
- October 22nd & 24thth – Halloween Bowling Pin Kids’ Crafty – 12pm-1pm – contact Arts & Crafter Center
- October 25th – Halloween Candy Shoot 5pm-8pm – contact Outdoor Rec to sign up
- October 28th – Fall Festival and Fireworks Show @ Yukon Club
- October 31st – Halloween- Spooktacular Adults Only Party @ 354 Sportsbar, Halloween Colorama – Bowling Center – 7pm-11pm, Trick or Treating – 5pm-7pm @ Eielson City Center