- Message from the Business Director
- Corvias Foundation scholarship and grant application deadline approaching
- Satisfacts Survey Winners
- Family Housing Ice Skating Rink Now Open
- Holiday trash schedules and Christmas tree disposal
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Green corner
- Upcoming Events
- Want to know what is happening in your community
Dear Eielson AFB Resident,
It’s nearly 2016. This month’s newsletter focuses on content that will be helpful to you as the new year quickly approaches and the winter continues to linger.
Speaking of the new year, have you made your 2016 resolutions yet? Forget the routine promises. Try something creative with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours.
• Create something. Paint a picture, or write a poem. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Regardless of your resolution choices, I would be remiss not to say that the Corvias community team and I have all greatly enjoyed serving you this year. We look forward to doing so for many years to come.
Corvias Military Living
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 11 and applications for spouses are due May 5. Applications available online at corviasfoundation.org.
We would like to thank all of our residents who took the time to provide feedback for the 2015 SatisFacts Survey. The survey results help us identify what Corvias Military Living is doing well and the areas in which we can continue to grow and continue to meet the needs of our residents. We look forward to making that growth with you, our residents. Again, we would like to send a thank you to all of the residents who participated and would like to say congratulations to our winners:
Kids Bedroom Set – Michael Sheek
Dining Room Set – Ronald Wilkey
Master Bedroom Set – Robert Villarreal
Living Room Set – Jett McDowell
Break out the ice skates and mittens; the outdoor ice rink in family housing is open! The facility is free of charge to base residents and is located south of Kodiak Street near building 672. We only ask that skaters fill out and sign an ice skating waiver at the Community Office in Amber Hall, Suite 215. All skaters under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet while skating. Be safe and have fun. The rink is open Monday to Friday, 4 to 9 p.m. and on the weekend from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Corvias makes the disposal of your real Christmas tree easy. Just place the old tree on the curb with the rest of the trash on your scheduled trash day. French Creek, Moose Lake, Raven's Wood and Broadway trash pickup is on Monday. Century Park North, South and Galaxy Height trash pickup is on Wednesday. Place the tree with any other bulk trash items before 6:30 a.m. on the morning of your scheduled trash service and we’ll take care of the rest. Don’t forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree!
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2015.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
December 31st – New Year’s Eve – Office Closes at 3:00pm
January 1st – New Year’s Day – Office Closed
January 18th – Martin Luther King Day – Office Closed
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.
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