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Fireworks, flags, parades, concerts, barbecues, corn on the cob and homemade ice cream. Put all of those words in a sentence and you think of a July 4th celebration. Independence Day!
In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday and in 1941 it was expanded to a paid holiday for all federal employees. However, it is more than a day off from work. It is an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism.
A symbol represents or stands for something else. Our flag is a symbol of patriotic ideals. The bald eagle is a symbol of power and strength. The Liberty Bell is a symbol of American independence.
And fireworks…well they are symbols of real bombs that flew over the heads of our soldiers during the American Revolution as they fought to gain America’s independence from Great Britain. The splashes of light, that we find ourselves drawn to, mimic the rockets that fly past our current American Soldiers on a routine basis.
I stand in awe during the base celebrations. You and your families get it! I do not think I ever really understood the sacrifice until I celebrated the 4th standing among our military men and women with their families.
Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for being one of our most treasured symbols of freedom!
Congratulations to A1C Rhett Sims and Mrs. Kassie Sims. They are being recognized for creating curb appeal at their home, and they were awarded a $25 gift card.
Congratulations to Eglin's Pets of the Month! Winston and Rosie recently moved to the area. Winston is a rescue dog and he is one and a half years old. He loves long walks on the beach, belly rubs, laying on the couch and playing with Rosie the cat. Rosie was rescued during Hurricane Mathew last year when she was only seven weeks old.
July 6th – 2708 River Oak to 2737 River Oak
July 11th- Magnolia and Azalea (Even numbers)
July 13th- Mangrove and Azalea (Odd numbers)
July 18th- 3000 Twisted Oak to 3037 Twisted Oak
July 20th- 3038 Twisted Oak to 3076 Twisted Oak
July 25th- 2951 Weeping Willow to 2983 Weeping Willow
July 27th- 2984 Weeping Willow to 3015 Weeping Willow
August 1st- 3016 Weeping Willow to 3054 Weeping Willow
Join us as we welcome Security Forces to the Warrior Landing Community Center, Thursday July 13th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Coffee and pastries will be provided during this informative meet and greet.
Summer time typically means moving time in the military. This is the perfect time to get to know your neighbors. Whether you are new to the community, or have been around to see moving trucks and neighbors come and go, summer is the perfect time to forge new relationships. Knowing your neighbors, helps build a strong support network, builds a sense of community, provides a safer community, and you might just meet a life-long friend.
If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some simple tips to get to know your neighbors:Say Hello – The neighborhood welcoming committee may no longer knock on doors with a fresh dessert to make a formal introduction. However, it doesn’t need to be formal – wave hello or smiling is a good way to start.
Spend time outdoors – You are more likely to see and meet your neighbors, by just hanging outside of your home. This is a good way to spark up a conversation and make small talk.
Get Involved – Learn about volunteer opportunities, support groups, classes and community events and make a point to attend. Contact ACS or check out the Corvias and installation Facebook pages. You are guaranteed to run into a neighbor or meet someone new.
Drop by your community center and attend resident events – Enjoy the amenities available at the community center. Hanging out by the pool, working out in the fitness center, or using the computer lab are just a few ways to meet people. Also, stay tuned for upcoming resident events.
Host a Welcome Party or Block Party – Invite neighbors over to your home or backyard for food, fun and to mingle. This is a great way to include children and get everyone together and begin to build relationships. If you don’t have time to plan the party yourself, try to get everyone involved in the planning process. Consider planning activities and games for neighbors of all ages. If you need a larger location, consider reserving a community center.
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (June 5, 2017) – Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 11th, Corvias Foundation has awarded a college scholarship of up to $50,000 to an outstanding student from Eglin Air Force Base, as part of the 12th class of scholarship recipients.
Scholarship recipient, Jacob Flanigan from Navarre High School, has participated in Indoor Percussion, Marching Band, and teaches elementary students at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Jacob plans to study computer science and music at the University of West Florida.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Being a recipient of the Corvias Foundation Scholarship will heavily impact my life. It will allow me to further my education without burdening my parents with the financial expense nor burden me with the debt of school loans,” said Flanigan. “I will attend the University of West Florida in the Fall where the Corvias Foundation Scholarship will enable me to pursue my long-term goals by giving me the skills, confidence, and background necessary to pursue my dreams.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 364 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring engineers, philanthropists, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.
The Foundation awarded 12 scholarships up to $50,000 to children of active-duty service members stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Polk in Louisiana, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.
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With the summer heat upon us, it is important to think about the safety of your pets. Follow these tips to keep your pets cool and hydrated.
Provide ample shade and water: Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.
Limit exercise on hot days: Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets who, because of their short noses, typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible.
Source: The Humane Society of the United States
Join us for Story Time at 10 am at Warrior Landing Community Center. We will have a fun read and activity afterwards. We look forward to hosting parents and children for interactive fun!
How do you get rid of “energy vampires?” Unplug appliances that are not in use. Do not leave them in standby mode.
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