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During the holidays we are often reminded of the diversity of our world. People celebrate the holidays according to their separate heritage, traditions, and beliefs. But one of the common denominators that bring people of different race, religion and custom together is a desire to live in peace, harmony and happiness. It is a desire shared by all and it is best achieved through compassion and respect.
As a microcosm of the world, we are made up of people of varying differences, but we are all connected by the fact that we share a community together. And, although we have our differences in opinions, perceptions and desires, we too can benefit by working together and being the best we can be for our family, friends and community.
During this holiday season, as we celebrate our own traditions, let us hold fast to that spirit of unity, harmony and peace that we all embrace and apply it to our community neighbors....all year long.
Corvias Military Living is thankful for your service and looks forward to being a part of your family in the new year!
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
For many, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. The pressure of juggling gift buying, holiday parties, preparing the perfect meal, traveling or entertaining houseguests can be difficult to manage. Don't let the demands of the season hinder your holiday cheer. Here are some tips to help prevent holiday stress:
- Plan ahead. Make a plan and schedule days for cooking, baking, shopping, preparing your home, and other events or activities. You can use helpful apps on your Smartphone for creating to-do lists, shopping lists, or locating that much-sought-after gift.
- Budget. Set a budget and stick to it. Decide in advance how much you can afford to spend. Remember to budget not only for gifts, but also for the additional food you will buy for your holiday meal and baking. This will help reduce financial stress after the holidays.
- Take care of yourself. Take time to do something relaxing. Take a long hot bath, get a massage, or listen to your favorite music. Make sure to get enough sleep. Exercise. Eat healthy.
- Give back. The holiday season is the perfect time to give back to the community. Contact local agencies and organizations for volunteer opportunities.
- Get support. If the holiday season is a difficult time for you and/or you have feelings of loneliness or sadness, reach out for help. Army Community Service (ACS) and the Chaplains offer services, counseling, and support not only during the holiday season but the whole year.
- Remember to focus on what is most important this holiday season and that everything does not need to be perfect. Managing stress will help you enjoy the upcoming holidays and remember the real meaning of the season
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
Congratulations to this month’s Spotlight Winners TSgt Randall Parrish and Mrs. Frances Parrish! They are being recognized for always maintaining a lovely home and yard. Additionally Mrs. Parrish has been named FCC provider of the Quarter. Pictured left to right: 33rd Fire Wing Command Chief Berge, 1st Sgt McKeevy, Mrs. Parrish, TSgt Parrish, Resident Service Specialist Jeana Garrett, and MSgt Truchanowicz
As base residents, statistically we deal with a smaller crime rate than our surrounding communities however, Eglin is not immune to crime. By practicing sound and routine home safety habits, you can minimize your chances of becoming a victim.
- Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars.
- Secure sliding glass doors by placing a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track. This will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.
- Always lock the door to an attached garage, as well as exterior storage areas.
- Secure your valuables in a home safe or lock box.
- Photograph your valuables and log their serial numbers.
- Create the illusion that you are home by using lights, radios and TVs. Make your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home.
The 96 SFS greatly appreciates any information you provide and your continued participation in making Eglin a safer place. If you witness any criminal or suspicious activity, please contact the Base Defense Operations Center’s Crime Stop Line at 882-2777.
Please do your part and do not flush baby wipes down the toilet. Any concerns speak with your office staff or for more information please visit the following website: http://saveyourpipes.org/#
Join us at the Bayview Club for our annual ‘Tis the Season event. Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, gifts and photo opportunities with Santa! We can’t wait to see you December 18th from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
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Upcoming event and important dates
- Dec 12 Parent’s Night Out. 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
- Dec 18: Tis the Season 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- Dec 24: Christmas Eve-Office hours: 9 am to 1 pm
- Dec 25: Christmas Day-Office Closed