- Message from the Business Director
- Surface Clean Explained
- Green Corner
- 7 summer safety tips
- Wading pool safety
- RRG Reminder - Campers/Trailers/Boats
- Fairbanks Trips
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I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their efforts in Spring Clean-up. The communities are looking great. Your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Summer is right around the corner and I want to remind everyone to continue your efforts in keeping your community looking great and inviting. I also want to encourage you to get out and enjoy Alaska. There is so much to do and while we have almost 24 hours of daylight, still not enough time to do it all. Check out alaskatravel.com for tons of great ideas and information.
Keep it sunny!
If a PCS is in your future we want to let you know more about our “surface clean” requirement for homes at the time of move out. The surface-clean requirement is designed to ease the “check-out” process for military families and eliminate “white glove” inspections. It is no longer necessary to hire a cleaning team to achieve the level of cleanliness considered acceptable for move out. If you would like to hire a cleaner or cleaning team please feel free to do so, but it is not necessary.
Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move-out to deliver surface-clean condition. In detail, this means that the appliances, cabinets (inside and out), counter tops and windowsills should be wiped down with a cleaning solution and then with clear water. In addition, the floors should be cleaned with the appropriate solution to remove dirt and grime. Carpeted floors should be vacuumed. All personal items and trash need to be removed from the house. If you have specific questions or concerns, your Community Office team can walk you through the process.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler!
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
Splashing around in a pool on a hot summer day is great entertainment for small children. Please remember only small, well-maintained wading pools are approved. Wading pools should be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide and must be emptied and stored when not in use. The resident assumes all liability for the set-up and operation of the pool and an adult must supervise filled wading pools and activity at all times.
This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our residents and maintain the curb appeal of the Communities. If you have any questions, please call or stop by your Community Office.
In accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide, any type of campers, trailers or boats are only allowed to be in housing for loading and unloading period of 48 hours.
Outdoor Recreation has an RV Storage Lot which is designated as the appropriate storage location for all such vehicles and equipment. They can be reached at 907-377-1232.
Alaska is America’s last frontier and the summer is the perfect time to explore the interior of the state. Below are some day trip ideas that are close to Eielson AFB.
Riverboat Discovery: Climb on board an authentic Alaskan sternwheeler, the Riverboat Discovery, and take a journey back in time along the Chena and Tanana rivers. Sternwheeler boats transport you out into the Alaskan wilderness, and also back to a time when Gold Rush fever was sweeping across the state. The Discovery II and Discovery III offer fully narrated three-and-a-half-hour tour.
Season: Mid-May to Mid-September, Cost $59.95, 3.5 Hours
Gold Dredge 8: Hop aboard a narrow-gauge train and get ready to stake your claim to gold on this two-hour tour of Gold Dredge 8. Learn all about how 100,000 gold rushers fought the permafrost in their quest to get rich. Then grab some gold of your own!
Season: Mid-May to Mid-September, Cost $39.95, 2 Hours
Pioneer Park (formerly Alaskaland): Enjoy the entire Alaska experience in one location. This 44-acre park was built for the 1967 Centennial Exposition and includes attractions, restaurants, shopping and museums.
Season: May 27 to Sep, Cost entrance is free, museum cost varies, 2 to 6 Hours
Midnight Sun & Dinner Float: This trip combines gourmet dining with a scenic raft trip along the gentle waters of the Chena River. Your tour begins in Fairbanks with a 40-minute ground tour north of Fairbanks to the famed Two Rivers Lodge. Located in a rustic log building, Two Rivers has been serving Alaskans gourmet meals since the pioneer days.
Season: May 20 to Sep 1, Cost $199, 5 Hours
Northern Alaska Tour Company: Northern Alaska Tour Company offers several tours that transport visitors to the Arctic Circle. You can fly, drive, or do a combination of the two, depending on your travel preference and how much time you have. The most popular tour is the fly-and-drive excursion, which gives you incredible views from the air and a tour of the town of Coldfoot, followed by a drive back to Fairbanks.
Season: May 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017, Cost $159 plus, half day to multi-day excursions
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June 4th – Chena Hot Spring Trip– contact Community Center (ITT) at 907-377-2642 for details
June 10th– Contact the Youth Center at 907-377-3194 for details
June 18th– Father’s Day
June 24th– Base-yard yard sale call us at 907-302-2170 to sign up