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- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
- Corvias Foundation $5,000 spouse educational grant
- Air Force Aid Society educational scholarships for military dependents
- Resident spotlight award
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care
- Fire pit storage
- Daylight Savings time
- Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? What to do when you’re ready to move
- Green corner
Construction of the new Community Center begins this month! This facility will be located at the corner of Kenly Road and March Lane. It will include a swimming pool, fitness center, club room, gym, playgrounds and much more.
We will also begin work on our landscaping and amenity plan, which includes the construction of shade pavilions and bus shelters, and the installation of landscape buffers, a community garden and a dog park within the family housing community.
We are very excited about the improvements/amenities that will be completed and the value they will add to our community. Construction information and updates will be communicated to you on a regular basis throughout this process.
Our team is so very grateful for the personal sacrifice you and your families make each day to preserve our way of life. Thank you for all that you do!
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March 1-2 – Operation Boots to Business from 8:30AM-4:30PM
March 4 – Friday Night at the Movies presents Finding Nemo at the Base Theater at 6PM.
March 13 – Daylight Savings begins – don’t forget to “Spring Forward”.
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 19 – Triangle Skydiving Adventure with Outdoor Rec
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 educational grant.
Since its inception in 1942, the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has been committed to helping Air Force members and their families realize their academic goals. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program, the centerpiece of the Society's education initiatives, has been overwhelmingly popular. The value and success of this program is demonstrated in the 102,244 grants disbursed since the first awards were made for the 1988-1989 academic year. Scholarship applications must be received by March 18, 2016. Applicants can access the applications at http://www.afas.org/education-grants.
Each month, residents spotted doing the right thing or going above and beyond are recognized. If you find a Thank You note on your door from Corvias, you have been entered into a monthly drawing! This month, our Resident Spotlight Award goes to SSgt Alika Pau!! Thanks for being an outstanding resident and taking such great care of your home! We are happy to have you and your family living with us at Seymour Johnson!
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be: 310-430 Bolling, 100-118 Chandler, 201-215 Chandler between March 14th – 18th.
A third and final round of leaf clean-up is underway. Check the resident calendar for an estimated date of leaf removal in your yard. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Also, Munie will be providing a pre-emergent weed control treatment and a broadleaf application. These treatments kill existing weeds and prevent weeds from germinating. These services will be provided on your normal lawn care day and small flags will be placed in your yard to designate the areas sprayed. When the flags are removed, it’s safe to be on the grass. As always, yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled cleanup days.
Small fire pits are permitted in our community. However, all fire pits should be stored in the rear of your home. No fire pits will be allowed in the front yard. Remember to follow these safety precautions when enjoying your fire pit:
- Don’t leave it unattended.
- Never place the fire pit close to your home or deck.
- Always put the fire out after using.
- Don’t burn trash or debris in your fire pit.
Thank you for helping keep our community looking good!
Sunday, March 13, 2016 starts Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to “spring” forward one hour at 2AM on March 13. Local fire departments and FEMA recommend that, as you adjust your clocks throughout your home, you should also replace the batteries in your smoke alarms as a safety precaution.
Here are some survival tips to help adjust to the change:
- Prepare yourself! Make the time change incrementally beforehand by setting your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier and earlier for five days prior to daylight savings.
- On Saturday – get some vigorous exercise midday as exercise helps advance the body clock
- On Sunday Morning – get up at your regular time. Also, spend an hour or more outside in the sunshine as sunlight, just as exercise, is helpful in advancing our body clock. Experts recommend getting some moderate exercise midday.
PCS season is right around the corner and many families will be packing up and heading off to a new adventure. To help make your transition from Seymour Johnson AFB a little less stressful, we would like to provide you some helpful tips to make moving out of your home an easy process for you and your family:
- Set up your transportation (If PCSing)
- Visit the Corvias Military Living Community Center to submit your “Notice To Vacate”
- Remember, you are required to provide a 30 day notice- you may reach out to the office even before you receive your orders to advise of the upcoming move and begin receiving information that will assist you.
- Start throwing away or disposing of those items you don’t want to take with you
- You can put these items out on your regular trash day or you can donate them. The thrift store on Seymour Johnson is a great donation spot.
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left in surface clean condition. Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. The surface-clean policy is intended to reflect good day-to-day housekeeping. When a home is cleaned regularly it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move out to deliver surface-clean condition. Please note that wear and tear plays a factor in the determination of acceptability.
- Satellite dishes must be removed along with any wires going into the home (the satellite company does not remove it for you)
Please note, that if you are getting a refund, you should receive it in the mail after the 10th of the month following your move out. If you have any questions or concerns about the move out process and/or receiving an estimate of the damages of your home, please do not hesitate to contact your community office so that we may assist you.
Make sure your thermostat fan is set to "auto" instead of "on." This will ensure your home heats or cools only when necessary.