Corvias Military Living Hosts Grand Opening Event for Edwards Air Force Base’s Community Center
Base leadership and residents help welcome the multifunctional facility
Edwards AFB, C.A. (April 13, 2016) - Corvias Military Living today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base to celebrate the completion of a new 4.5-acre community center facility featuring both in-and-outdoor lifestyle amenities.
Corvias Military Living’s Senior Vice President, Heath Burleson and Business Director, Josh Crawford were joined by Col. David Radomski, Vice Commander of the 412th Test Wing, Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 412th Test Wing, MSgt. and Mrs. Steven Dale and their children, CPO Dennis and Mrs. Hoggarth and their son to celebrate the occasion.
“This community center is contributing to our mission,” said Col. David Radomski. “It’s taking care of our airmen and ensures they can concentrate on their jobs and contribute to the air power of the United States and the free world.”
The LEED-certifiable, 4.5-acre facility was inspired by Spanish architecture and includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounging areas, half court gymnasium, an 852-square-foot state-of-the-art workout facility, children’s activity area, and a 1,047-square-foot multipurpose room complete with full kitchen and multimedia center.
“The functionality of new community center is matched only by its magnificent design,” said Heath Burleson. “There are a number of very exciting features that will appeal to a wide variety of residents and the Edwards team looks forward to seeing the community come together at this facility.”
In addition to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the Air Force’s Continental Group consists of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., 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.