Corvias Military Living hosts Groundbreaking Cermenoy for Seymour Johnson Air Force Bases's Community Center
Base leadership and family help celebrate this momentous occasion
Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (April 6, 2016) – Corvias Military Living today celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new community center on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Construction officially began at the end of February and is slated to reach completion in August 2017.
Corvias Military Living’s Regional Vice President Chuck Cavaretta, Business Director, Sharon Shores and Project Manager Adam Mason were joined by Col. Andrew T. Bernard, Vice Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing, Col. Joseph P. Slavick, Commander of the 4th Mission Support Group, Lt. Col. Eric Rollman, Commander of the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Duplechain, Group Superintendent of the 4th Operations Group and Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Darian Robbins and their children Adrianne and Olivia to celebrate the occasion.
“We are truly blessed to be getting this community center,” said Col. Andrew Bernard. “When you send our Airmen throughout the world, we need a place and a community where the families can be safe and we need a place where they connect with one another to navigate through the difficult times and we have that here.”
Upon completion, the expansive 10,910-square-foot community center will include a variety of exciting features for Seymour Johnson residents, including an indoor fitness center and gym, a game room, teen room, toddler play room and a multi-purpose room. In addition, the center is rich with amenities including an outdoor pool, sport court, volleyball court and two age-specific playgrounds. The project also includes a 4,507-square-foot annex building and a 1,568-square-foot youth center.
“This is an exciting day for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and we’re honored to be here to celebrate the first step in a new community center,” said Chuck Cavaretta. “After building more than 30 community centers for our Army residents we’ve been able to see the positive impact they can have on an installation first-hand. We look forward to bringing that welcoming environment to Seymour Johnson.”
In addition to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the Air Force’s Continental Group consists of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Hurlburt Field and Eglin Air Force Base in Fla. Corvias engaged in this 50-year partnership in September 2013 to improve the on-base housing and amenities Airmen and their families deserve through a total development budget of $453 million. Construction is currently underway at Eglin with the first homes expected to open in 2016.
Corvias actively manages 13 U.S. government partnerships and additional private partnerships. In the past 12 years, the company has raised the capital needed for the construction and redevelopment of more than 12,000 acres in communities serving more than 24,000 families. Corvias is also currently responsible for implementing more than $11 billion in maintenance and infrastructure repairs, and will reinvest $4.4 billion into its current public sector partnerships for continuous maintenance, upgrades and redevelopment during a 50-year span. Corvias Foundation, the private, charitable foundation of Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships and educational grants since its founding in 2006.