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- Upcoming Events
- Renter’s insurance
- Resident spotlight award
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care reminders
- A message from the health clinic about the Zika Virus
- June Yard of the Month winner
- Hidden Hazards: The Window Blind Cord
- Green corner
On July 4th we will be celebrating 240 years of American independence with fireworks, flags, parades, concerts, barbecues, beach trips and much more. It is such an honor for everyone at Corvias Military Living to serve those who protect our freedoms. We thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Don’t forget the Independence Day Celebration here at Seymour Johnson AFB. This celebration will occur from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, July 1st. The fireworks begin at 9:15pm.
I hope you and your family will have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Sharon K. Shores
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July 1 - Fireworks on Base!
July 4 – Fourth of July. All Corvias Military Living Offices are closed.
July 11 – Yard of the Month Judging
July 22 – Freeze Pop Friday at the Community Office
Getting renter's insurance can feel like an overwhelming, or perhaps even unnecessary, process to go through, but you will surely sleep better knowing that you have the protection of a comprehensive insurance policy to protect your home and cherished family belongings. For more information about the benefits of renter’s insurance and how to obtain it, click here.
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 TSgt Douglas Kirby and Family! Thanks for being an outstanding resident and taking such great care of your home! You were submitted for this award by one of our Maintenance Technician’s for demonstrating pride in 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 set of homes we will be visiting are: 509-524 Gilbert, 501-509 Hinton, 401-412 Hofer, 300-318 Kasler, 101-113 Keesler, 201-206 Kirtland. These homes will be visited July 18th-22nd.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled mowing days. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Also, all toys and other items need to be stored properly in the back yard. If you have a pool in your back yard, Munie will not be able to mow inside your fence. As always, yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
With the increased threat of mosquito borne illnesses such as Zika, Dengue, West Nile and other viruses the 4th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health office and pest management team are looking for your support. These diseases can impact force readiness and human health. Housing residents, base personnel and facility managers are encouraged to assist in the campaign to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Routine mosquito surveillance is conducted from April through October by specialized 4th AMDS and CE teams. Inspections around the base help identify potential mosquito breeding sites that can carry disease and become a nuisance to personnel. Before and during the summer season, take the time to conduct weekly facility walk-arounds to identify and eliminate mosquito breeding sites. Here are some tips to follow:
- Empty standing water in trash cans. This is extremely important at ball fields, the golf course and picnic areas after rainfall.
- Monitor standing water in outside storage areas.
- Make sure gutters are draining. If not, notify your facility or housing representative for appropriate actions.
- Conduct routine surveillance around your home and buildings and specifically look for standing water. Empty containers and discarded receptacles. Turn over containers that are likely to collect water.
- Monitor water around plants and tree holes (problem areas include CDC, lodging and brass flag area).
For more information you can contact Public Health at 919-722-1172/0803.
Congratulations to Capt. Saum and Family at 406 Hofer for winning Yard of the Month for June! You have gone above and beyond making your house a home!!
The Corvias Team will be judging homes on July 11th and August 10th. Yards will be judged on:
- Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
- Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
- Driveway free of grease and oil
- Free of trash, debris and pet waste
The winner will have the have the Yard-of-the-Month sign displayed in front of their home, their picture in Corvias Community News, and will also receive a $50 gift card.
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/