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- Corvias Foundation Awards Scholarship to Edwards Student
- Splash around in your Community Pool!
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Summer is finally here! School is getting out, the temperature is up and family filled fun is calling your name. Picnics, day trips and vacations will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Please take the time to enjoy the warmth the summertime brings.
Summer also brings about times of celebration and appreciation. This month recalls two special events in history: National Flag Day and Father’s Day.
The second Sunday of June, we celebrate the adoption of the flag of the United States of America. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson designated June 14 as Flag Day, the day we honor our flag. However, it would be President Harry S. Truman that signed it as an Act of Congress in 1949, making that same day National Flag Day.
“Stars and Stripes”, “Old Glory” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” are all various names given to our flag. She is beautiful and a testament to our independence. We not only salute our flag, but we salute the men and women that fight for our freedom.
Later in the month, June 19 we will celebrate Father’s Day. This is not a federal holiday. Organizations, businesses and stores are open or closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. Nevertheless, we can use this day to recognize the father or father figure in our lives. Moreover, we can be the father to our children that they deserve. General Douglas MacArthur said:
By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact.
But I am prouder – infinitely prouder – to be a father.
A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys.
Enjoy your summer and know that as you serve your country, Corvias Military Living is here to serve you!
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, including one from Edwards Air Force Base, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
Jacob Wheeler of Edwards Air Force Base will graduate from Desert High School and has been actively involved in National Honor Society, the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and fencing. Jacob plans to study psychology at Penn State-Harrisburg. His parents are Col. Christopher Wheeler of the United States Air Force Test Center and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.
The Corvias Community Pool opens on Monday, May 30 for the 2016 pool season. The hours of operation are Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-7:30 pm. Do you have your pool pass? Stop by your Community Office and obtain your pool pass for your family. Residents are able to bring a maximum of two guests to the pool per visit and minors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. We look forward to the warm months of splashing around in the new community amenity. If you have any questions, please contact your Community Office.
Save the date! We are holding our annual Spring Into Fun resident event on June 10th from 3-6 pm at Mojave Sky Community Center. Don’t miss out food, fun, games, prizes and much more!
Corvias Military Living takes the safety of our residents seriously. In conjunction with National Safety Month, we would like to offer seven helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
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