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I would like to introduce you and your family to the Resident Energy Conservation Program. This is an Air Force program in which military members, military families and civilian employees are encouraged to be more conscious of the energy you use and how your actions can affect the environment.
The Resident Energy Conservation Program is an Air Force energy conservation program congressionally supported by a Department of Defense policy which holds residents of privatized housing responsible for their utility usage. This program helps residents “Go Green” by becoming accountable for their gas and electric bills.
This Air Force program places the responsibility for utility consumption on each resident. A monthly energy baseline is calculated by averaging the energy consumption of occupied “like homes” on the installation. The established average baseline is covered by the utility component of the service member’s basic allowance for housing (BAH). This is a rolling average which is recalculated monthly. This average will be used to establish that month’s actual credit or bill. Those who consume energy conservatively may earn a rebate. Those who choose to use energy less conservatively may be billed for their “excess” consumption.
In order to manage this more efficiently, payment of bills and credits will be subject to a minimum trigger point of $50. If the amount owed to you as a credit or by you as a bill is less than $50, that amount will accrue to the next month. Once any amount owed by you or to you is $50 or greater, a bill will be generated or a rebate check will be issued.
Starting Oct. 1, there will be a three-month “mock billing” period in which residents will receive a consumption report, but will not be required to take action. Additionally, refunds will not be distributed at this time. This period will be used to ensure all meters are working properly and the groupings are as fair as possible. The first “live bill” will be distributed in Feb. 2017 for Jan. 2017 utility usage. I encourage you to use the “mock billing” period to monitor your homes utility usage in order to make any necessary adjustments prior to receiving your first “live bill.”
We will be conducting a Resident Town Hall at 6pm on September 19, 2016 at the Warrior Landing Community Center. Please join us as we discuss the details of this program and we answer any questions you may have.
Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) are becoming more common in homes and at work. In addition to using less electricity, they also have a positive impact on the global climate. Here are some important safety tips you should know about CFLs.
Whenever your kids have a summer break from school, it may seem like an uphill battle to get them back into the school routine. Their sleep schedule may be off. Their enthusiasm may be low (or non-existent). And they may balk at going back to school. Whether your child goes to a year-round school or one that has a three-month summer break, consider these ideas to get kids back into the school routine.
Tips for all parents:
- Be compassionate. Summer breaks are like vacations. Think about what it’s like for you to make the transition back from a great vacation (yes, it’s not fair that kids get so many more breaks than you do, but try to focus on that tough transition).
- Talk about the value of education. Even if school isn’t always easy, that doesn’t mean that it’s not important. Emphasize how working hard at school helps kids to succeed. Consider using some of the ideas on emphasizing the value of school from What Kids Need to Succeed.
- Even though summer break is over, continue to have fun with your kids. Set aside some time each week to spend having fun together as a family.
Parents with children ages birth to 5:
- Keep young children on the same daily routine (if possible) whether they’re going to preschool or not. This helps to keep their energy and moods at an even keel.
- Teach your kids the differences between days. Many get confused as to why they go to child care five days a week and then stay home for two. Take a calendar and have them mark off the days. Consider color-coding the days so that “yellow” days mean preschool or child care and “orange” days mean home days.
- Talk about the importance of “home time” and “school time” so that kids see the value in both (or talk about the importance of “play time” and “work time”).
Parents with children ages 6 to 9:
- Help your child look forward to school. Purchase a “lucky pencil” or “lucky folder” for her to keep track of homework. Be enthusiastic about school. Your excitement will often rub off on her.
- Be honest about the fatigue that can happen during the first week back to school after a long break. Encourage your child to take a short nap after school, if needed.
- Talk about the benefits of summer breaks and the benefits of going to school. For example, it’s fun to choose what you want to do during breaks. It’s also exciting to learn new things and meet new kids at school.
Parents with children ages 10 to 15
- Don’t be surprised if you find that your child strongly resists going back to school. That’s normal. Many kids at this age love spending time with friends and would prefer to hang out with them outside of school. At the same time, other kids really look forward to going back to school.
- Help your child name what he likes best about school. Even if it starts out only with lunch and recess, go with that. As the school year progresses, see which subjects begin to interest him.
- Admit that some parts of school are hard. If you didn’t enjoy the junior high or middle school years, say so. But then talk about how much better high school is. That often helps kids to stick with the hard stuff.
Parents with children 16 to 18
- As older teens become more independent, they may become more resistant to school. Continue to emphasize how important a high school education is—and why. Show teens that the more education they acquire, the more money they make. See the chart on page 2 of the U.S. Census Bureau report "The Big Payoff."
- Focus on the parts of school your teen enjoys. Remind her of the soccer team, the newspaper staff, the choir, or another activity that she gets excited about.
- Help your older teenager apply for a part-time job, apply to a college, or prepare for college-required tests (such as the ACT, or SAT). Older teenagers can get overwhelmed or paralyzed in doing some of these new, important tasks. Your guidance can be a big help.
- Encourage your teen to connect with teachers that he/she likes. Having a good rapport with a teachers can also be helpful in writing job, college and scholarship recommendations. For more useful tips for parenting go to parentfurther.com.
At Corvias Military Living, resident safety is our priority. Recently we have seen an increase in foot and pedestrian traffic through properly marked and fenced off construction areas, many of them children. We urge you to please explain to your children the dangers associated with playing in and around a construction site. Corvias Military Living employees and sub-contractors have received safety orientations highlighting the importance of eliminating hazards to children and families. We also ensure construction sites are clean on a daily basis and homes under construction are locked nightly; however, we still need your help in educating children about the dangers of being around an active construction site. It is imperative that all residents adhere to posted signs. Thank you for your help in keeping base housing children safe and away from construction and site development.and families. We also ensure construction sites are clean on a daily basis and homes under construction are locked nightly. However, we still need your help in helping to educate our children the dangers of being in or around an active construction site. It is imperative all residents adhere to posted signs as well as fenced off areas. Thank you for your help in keeping our base housing children safe and away from construction and site development. families. We also ensure construction sites are clean on a daily basis and homes under construction are locked nightly. However, we still need your help in helping to educate our children the dangers of being in or around an active construction site. It is imperative all residents adhere to posted signs as well as fenced off areas. Thank you for your help in keeping our base housing children safe and away from construction and site development. families. We also ensure construction sites are clean on a daily basis and homes under construction are locked nightly. However, we still need your help in helping to educate our children the dangers of being in or around an active construction site. It is imperative all residents adhere to posted signs as well as fenced off areas. Thank you for your help in keeping our base housing children safe and away from construction and site development.
Florida is home to both Red Foxes and Gray Foxes. Gray Foxes often have a lot of red fur and may be mistaken for the Red Fox. The Gray Fox prefers to live in wooded areas while the Red Fox lives in uplands and weedy meadows, but both species will take advantage of denning opportunities provided by sheds and other outbuildings Foxes are primarily nocturnal but foxes active in the day time are usually seen in summer months, at which time they are raising and feeding young kits. More mouths to feed means more hours required for hunting! Foxes with kits in the area are also less likely to scare away easily, but this behavior does not necessarily indicate a threat. Sick foxes are identifiable by behavior such as walking in circles or swaying with their head hung very low. If this behavior is observed, residents should contact Corvias/FWC/Animal Control immediately. Regardless of behavior, foxes should never be approached, and it is illegal to feed them. More information can be found here
While you're enjoying the great outdoors, remember, that all toys/play equipment must be stored behind the homes. Also, indoor furniture is not authorized for use on porches and in yards.
Congratulations to SrA Andrew Heickley and Mrs. Valorie Heickley who were rewarded for taking pride in their home. They received a $25 gift card from Corvias and were recognized by Wing Leadership. Pictured left to right, back row: Col Pye, Mike Matysiak, SSgt Green, SMSgt Jackson, and CCM Ebbrecht. Front row: Mrs. Heickley, Cayden, SrA Heickley, and Hannah.
Navi is a 7 year old Husky. He is a ball of fur who loves belly rubs, chasing squirrels, going on car rides and wrestling his “little” brother Maxwell. Max loves his brother, and sun bathing, spending time with his humans and playing fetch.
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your home.
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