- Message from the Business Director
- Have you Thanked a Military Spouse
- How BAH Works
- Spouse Scholarship Applications due May 4
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Green Corner
- Corvias Pool opens Monday, May 26!
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Spring has arrived at Edwards AFB and with it have come challenges and successes.
Challenges have come in the form of fast growing grass and too many weeds to count. With warm weather and tremendous amounts of water on the ground, this has been tough for our landscape crews to manage. I want to personally thank each of you for helping us get back on top of this seasonal issue by effectively engaging our team face to face, via phone, and with patience to help us understand the issues in your yard.
Please accept my thanks as well for making it easy on the landscape team by taking the time to move toys and dogs out of the way so that the work can go forward in your yard each week. While we are not 100% we have made significant progress and remain focused on achieving and maintaining great looking yards and parks.
Speaking of parks allow me to take a moment to share a huge success we recently experienced. In November 2015, Corvias participated in the base wide town hall sponsored by the Mission Support Group. During the question and answer session, a resident asked if Corvias could provide shade for the play areas. It was a great suggestion and our construction team went to work determining whether or not we could trade the value of some landscaping and irrigation work at the neighborhood entry signs for shaded over play areas. With the invaluable help of the AFCEC, the HMO, Civil Engineering leadership and wing leadership I am thrilled to say that we heard this request and have now established 9 parks with shaded play areas. New play areas with shade are now open at the following locations.
- Mesquite Meadows – Butler Park now open!
- Juniper Ridge – S Bikle Park now open!
- Joshua Acres – Fogelman Park – Located at the very east end of Fogelman.
- Acacia Hills – Catalpa Park
- Tamarisk Plains – Gentry Park
In the next few months play areas with shade will also open at the following locations:
- Mountain View – Blackbird Park
- Palo Verde Park – Shade pavilion and horseshoe pits
With VERY warm weather ahead of us I think we all owe the MOM that asked that question a BIG thank you.
From all of us at Corvias, thank you for asking a question that helped us do something meaningful for kids and families!
These parks and play areas are beautiful and we hope they have a big positive effect on quality of life at Edwards Air Force Base.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to work and serve here!
Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of military spouse contributions to the morale and readiness of our nation’s service members. In 1999, Congress designated the Friday before Mother’s Day as National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This year on May 12th, we continue to recognize and show appreciation to the silent force, behind the force, for their steadfast support and sacrifice.
As a nation, we salute spouses for their commitment, dedication and patriotism. Military spouses wear many hats while juggling family separations, employment uncertainties and frequent relocations. Yet, they still find time and strength to volunteer in our communities and manage the home front.
Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is the stipend the Department of Defense allocates to pay for the majority of rent and utilities. When you live on post, BAH includes rent, average utilities, fire and police services, municipal services, as well as services like lawn care, trash removal, pest control, home maintenance, community amenities, project costs and future improvements. Click here to learn more about how Corvias uses BAH.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 4. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such as food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated, micro chipped and receives annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house. Our pets are social creatures and thrive on social stimulation.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard and common areas daily.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.
The Corvias Community Pool opens on Monday, May 26. If you haven’t already, stop by a pick up your pool pass. 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.
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Pool Grand Opening: Friday 26 May from 11am-4pm
Freeze Pop Day: Thursday 1 June 17 from 12pm -3pm *while supplies last