- Message from the Business Director
- Off Road Vehicles on Edwards AFB
- Complete Your College Degree
- Traveling Soon?
- New Landscaping Schedule
- Tips for a Smooth Move Out
- Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time to Begin
- Spring Cleaning
- Green Corner
- Want to Know What is Happening in your Community?
2017 promises to be a fantastic year for residents living on Edwards AFB. As many of you have noticed neighborhood and Community Park renovations are coming along nicely and a number of parks will be completed in coming weeks. In fact by the end of March we expect that all of the parks in housing will have received more than $3 Million worth of renovation or new construction work. Continue to watch for messages through email and Facebook on when the park nearest you will be opening.
Also home renovations are ahead of schedule and having a tremendous impact on quality of life for many families. More than 500 homes have been renovated and there are only a handful of homes remaining in the first phase to complete. Thanks to tremendous cooperation and open communication we have been successful in completing these renovations without forcing a single Edwards’s family to move to a different home. Please accept the thanks of the Corvias team for working with us on this important initiative. For those of you who live in Mountain View, you have probably noticed the renovations going on there as well. All of these renovations are being done at PCS or when a family volunteers to move out of an eligible home and into a different renovated home. If you are interested in this please let us know and we will see what we can do to make it happen.
Finally, let me ask for your help in making our new community center work for you and your family. We hope you know that the facility is yours. It was built to be used by residents and by AF organizations on base. Please bring the kids and have some fun. Come exercise. Come play basketball or take a video yoga or exercise class in the gym. Bring your friends and host a Final Four party. Rooms can be reserved for free with a small deposit. Please come and make this fantastic facility a part of your experience at Edwards. Pool season is coming sooon…………………
The spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the desert from the back of a motorbike, ATV or other off-road vehicles. One of the great advantages to living on Edwards AFB is having two off-road vehicle (ORV) areas close to home.
ORV Area One is located at the southwest corner of Forbes Avenue and Lancaster Boulevard. This area is managed by the Desert Wheels Motorcycle Club and is for club members only. Area One features two tracks with multiple jumps for aerial enthusiasts. For information about the club or how to get a membership, please visit www.desertwheelsmc.com.
ORV Area Two is west of base housing, contains 8,271 acres of authorized trails (see map) and is managed by the base. This large area is also used by horseback riders, hikers, runners and mountain bike riders.
There are specific routes that off-road riders should use to access ORV Areas One and Two, (see map). The speed limit for off-road vehicles along these access routes is 15 mph.
The following rules will help you utilize the ORV areas safely.
- ORV areas are only open during daylight hours.
- All riders must wear a DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, gloves, footwear that extends above the ankle, pants and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket when operating an off-road vehicle.
- All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Watch out for other riders, runners or hikers in the ORV areas.
- Stay on the trails and roads.
- Complete all required training.
Edwards AFB requires riders to complete two classes before accessing the ORV areas. The first class is the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) training. The Air Force does not provide SVIA training, but a local training course can be found by visiting www.atvsafety.org. The second class is the Desert Tortoise Training offered by the Edwards AFB Environment Management office. You can find out more information about the Desert Tortoise Training by calling 661-277-1417/1401. The criminal penalties for anyone who harasses, harms or kills a desert tortoise can be up to $50,000 and one years in jail.
These guidelines will ensure that you and your loved ones can take advantage of Edwards AFB’s off-road trails and roads safely.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Scholarship.
If you are planning a vacation or extended time away from your home, consider registering your home for House Watch with your Community Office. When you register your home, the Community team will make a routine check of the property and can take appropriate actions as needed
The landscaping schedule will change effective March 1st. Below is the new schedule.
Want to know what else is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
Getting ready to PCS? Deploy? Retire? Make sure to stop by the Community Office to provide a 30-day notice, along with a copy of your orders.
Ensure you have a smooth transition by following these steps once you are ready to move:
- Complete a Notice to Vacate Form and schedule a final inspection at least 30 days prior to moving out with your Community Office.
- Attend a Move-Out Session Briefing with your Community Office.
- All personal items should be removed from the home and the home should be left surface clean.
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office and we’ll walk you through it.
Daylight Savings time begins at 2 a.m. on March 12. Set all clocks forward one hour. It is also a good time to test smoke detectors. If the alarm does not sound, contact your Community Office immediately.
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. It is an ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and to spend the time to protect our families and our property.
For a safer home, add these chores to your annual spring cleaning list:
- Check your house for any stored papers, magazines, or any other combustible materials you don’t need. Pay special attention to areas around your furnace, hot water heater, fireplace, and clothes dryer. Keep the area under your stairs clear of combustibles as well.
- Check your clothes dryer for proper venting - make sure the vent flap operates properly and the vent pipe is not restricted. Always use a lint filter, and make sure the lint filter is cleaned after every load of laundry.
- Properly discard any toxic or flammable materials you no longer need. Never mix any flammable or toxic materials together. Place the remaining materials up high and out of children’s reach. Make sure that any paint or any other flammable materials are not stored near a heat source. Do not throw any rags that are soaked with flammables in the garbage.
- Keep yards cleared of leaves, debris, and other combustible rubbish.
- Make sure you clean your BBQ grill and check for leaks, breaks, and other wear and tear. Make sure that you never store propane inside your home or garage.
- While using your grill make sure it’s away from your home and not under an overhang and used only outdoors.
- Check smoke detectors and change the battery if necessary. Check fire extinguishers for proper type and placement. Make and practice a fire escape plan now and involve everyone in the home.
Open draperies and blinds to allow warm sunlight to enter during daylight hours. Close draperies and blinds at night to maintain heat.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
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