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July 4th – All Offices Closed
The birthday of our nation is here again as we celebrate July 4. Thanks to you and your family for the patriotism that you show through your daily sacrifices to our great nation. We hope that all of our families are able to enjoy a restful holiday weekend.
Families often mark the Fourth of July by taking advantage of the day off to enjoy family picnics, have barbecues with friends and culminate the day with fireworks. Please remember that fireworks are banned on McConnell AFB. If you will be celebrating the holiday at a friend’s home off base and plan to shoot fireworks, use caution. Fireworks are explosives and can cause a tremendous amount of damage if used in an unsafe manner.
Speaking of risks, we want to remind you that you cannot use barbeques within 10 feet of your home or any other combustible material. It is very easy to forget that the ceiling of your carport, garage or porch is not 10 feet away from the top of your barbeque. Using a barbeque grill, whether charcoal or gas, in one of these areas cannot only put you and your family at risk of a fire, but also places your neighbors at risk. Please think of your family and your neighbors and barbeque away from any combustible surfaces.
As always, your Community Office is available to meet your needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact them through phone, email or the website.
From our family to yours, have a happy and safe Fourth of July.
Congratulations to the Longren Family for winning June Yard of the Month. To nominate a yard for Yard of the Month, please contact your community office.
It’s that time of year again. Where the days are getting longer and a new summer story begins to erupt. Summer is so simple, it’s a time to enjoy the little things in life, like sleeping in on a weekday and the smell of tanning lotion and barbecues while hearing the laughter of the kids splashing around and watching them catch firefly’s in the still of the night.
And while all these great thoughts come to mind when we think of summer vacation. There are so many kids not looking forward to getting out of school for break. Military kids tend to dread it, especially if they or a friend are moving. They know once that last bell rings their time together has come to an end.
Summertime especially can truly be one of the hardest times in the life of the military kid. Simply said, “Saying goodbye is so hard.”
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidental strangling, is window cords. Since these blind and curtain cords are a serious risk for our children, Corvias Military Living wants to remind you and your family on the proper steps to staying safe. Be sure to keep all window cords out of the reach of children. This includes ensuring that all furniture and toys are away from windows and if possible, moved to another wall. Examine all shades and blinds in the home. If your home does not have the cordless blind style, make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture close to the windows because children can climb on them and gain access to the cords. Make loose cords inaccessible. If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut.
Following these tips will help keep you and your family safe from this hidden hazard. More information can be found by visiting the Window Safety Cord Council’s website, windowcoverings.org.
When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water. For more water conservation tips: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/