- Message from the Business Director
- April is Month of the Military Child!
- Scholarships for Spouses
- Corvias Pool Opens Friday, May 26!
- The Absolutely True Origins of April Fools’ Day
- Submit Work Orders Online
- New Pets at Edwards AFB
- Green Corner
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- Upcoming Events
Is it April already? We are very excited about the milestones we have achieved at Edwards AFB. Last year at this time Corvias was preparing to hold the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art Mojave Sky Community Center. This year we celebrate the opening of our neighborhood parks.
Although spring has just started, we are already preparing for summer. We are starting preventative maintenance to identify any problems early and make sure you have a cool summer. Corvias maintenance technicians are performing the preventative maintenance assessments daily. Please ensure you allow access into your home to perform the preventative maintenance.
PCS season is just around the corner. As a friendly reminder, please let the Corvias staff know when you receive your orders; it is never too early to notify us! Your fellow Airmen waiting to get on base will appreciate it - this will assist us in providing them with accurate waitlist times. Also, let us know if you are moving this summer and we can walk you through the move out process. If you know anyone coming to Edwards, we are always looking for more great residents like you!
Thank you for living with us and allowing us to serve you,
In 1986, the Department of Defense designated April as Military Child month. This special celebration was established to recognize the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During this month, we recognize the sacrifices of our military children and celebrate their strength, courage, and resilience. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In honor of all the Military Children, we share the poem the Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child.
The Dandelion – The Flower of the Military Child
"The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it's almost impossible to destroy. It's an unpretentious plant, yet good looking. It's a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They're ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and that education doesn't only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences." ~ Author Unknown
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Scholarships for college. Applications are due May 4 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
The Corvias Community Pool opens on Friday, May 26 at 11am-2pm. If you haven’t already, stop by to pick up your pool pass please do. The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We look forward to a great pool season with our residents.
The origins of April Fools’ Day are, perhaps appropriately, shrouded in mystery. The commonly accepted story is that when Pope Gregory XIII replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian version, New Year’s Day shifted from the traditional April 1 to Jan. 1. Those who adopted the Gregorian calendar made fun of people who continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1, calling them “April Fools.”
According to the InfoPlease website, though, a Boston University history professor proposed an alternative explanation in 1983: During the reign of the emperor Constantine in the 3rd and 4th centuries, he said, a group of court jesters claimed they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine finally made a clown named Kugel king for a day. One of Kugel’s edicts called for a day of absurd behavior, and the tradition continued every year after Constantine resumed the throne.
And now, the rest of the story: After being quoted by the Associated Press, though, Professor Boskin admitted he’d been playing an April Fools’ Day joke of his own: He’d made the story up.
Did you know you can submit work requests online? Corvias offers an online work order submission for routine work orders. Always call your community office immediately if your work order is an emergency.
Getting a new pet can be an exciting and rewarding experience for any family. But before you adopt a new pet, some breeds of dogs and some exotic animals are not allowed at Edwards AFB. There is also a $200 refundable deposit per pet if you live on base. Each home can have a maximum of two pets per household. Please contact your Community Office with any questions or concerns about your pet.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
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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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Pool Grand Opening: 26 May 11 – 2 pool will remain open through the Memorial Day weekend!
Freeze Pop Thursday: 1 June 12 – 3 *while supplies last*