Trick or Treat hours for Tuesday, October 31 on base will be determined on a later date. While you and your kids are out enjoying the festivities please remember these safety tips to keep all of our little ghosts, super heroes, and princesses safe:
- Only Trick or Treat at homes that have their front porch light on (homes without their lights out are not participating)
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone! Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes or bags or hold a flashlight to help drivers see you.
- Examine all candy for tampering before eating them.
- Don’t eat homemade items from strangers.
- Look both ways before crossing the street! Use the sidewalks!
- Never enter homes and never accept rides from strangers!
Several programs within the community are also offering alternatives to trick or treating on Halloween such as trunk or treats.
Halloween is coming up. Ensure everyone has a safe Halloween by following a few simple precautions. Candles seem to provide a certain mystic with Halloween and therefore are most popular during this time of year, both in jack-o-lanterns and other decorations, which also leads to an increase in fires and injuries by open flames. Use of candles is strongly discouraged. There are several other products on the market that can substitute for open flamed candles such as battery operated candles and flashlights. Decorations, like cornstalks and hay bales are highly combustible and should never be brought into the home. They, along with other decorations made of crepe paper need special consideration when used. Keep them away from all heat sources like light bulbs, heaters and open flames. You also need to keep all exits clear and always keep at least 2 ways available to get out. Keep the area by your doorstep and walkways free of decorations so little ones do not trip over them.
When choosing a costume, remember ready-made ones are normally fire resistant, home-made ones are not. Be careful with long, draping and billowy fabrics that can easily be dragged across an open flame and ignite. Use make-up instead of a mask. If you are wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough to see out. Use a flashlight or glow sticks for lighting and tell your children to stay away from open flames. Make sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if they do catch their clothes on fire. If your children are going to parties at their friends’ house, have them look for and plan ways out in case of an emergency.
The Foundation has awarded over $7 million to military families since 2006
East Greenwich, R.I. (September 19, 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. Helping military spouses overcome economic hurdles by allowing them to equip themselves with the tools and accreditation to join the workforce has always been a key focus of the organization. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $100,000, each up to $5,000, to spouses of active-duty service members across the country.
“With active duty military families moving 2.4 times as often as civilians, or about every two to three years, we’re acutely aware of the barriers facing military spouses in their pursuit for employment opportunities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We are humbled by the perseverance and drive exhibited by every single one of these spouses and it’s a tremendous honor for all of us to play a role in their educational and professional journey.”
While each spouse comes from a unique background and they all have their own individual goals, there is a strong common thread of aspiring to help those who need a champion. For example, several of the recipients will further their studies to pursue work that helps and supports military families, a perfect encapsulation of the Foundation’s ripple-effect of giving. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring psychologists, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 385 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Following are our 2017 scholarship recipients:
Edwards Air Force Base, California
Nicoletta Pollice is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Advertisement/Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Pennsylvania State University. Her husband is TSgt Jason William Hoffman of the U.S. Air Force.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Cheryl Clanahan is a junior pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Her husband is Maj Keric Clanahan of the U.S. Air Force.
Rendi Kunz is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Radiography at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is SPC Kyle Kunz of the U.S. Army.
Logan Posey is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism and Applied Behavior from Ball State University. Her husband is SSG Daniel Posey of the U.S. Army.
Tatum Price is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Medicine Science from Methodist University. Her husband is SFC William Albert Price Jr. of the U.S. Army.
Anna Weightman is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her husband is SPC Juan Perez of the U.S. Army.
Kaitlin Wonder is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Children & Families and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her husband is SSG Lance Wonder of the U.S. Army.
Fort Meade, Maryland
Ana Mulio Alvarez is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Washington University. Her husband is SPC David Newkirk of the U.S. Army.
Nancy Flores is a freshman pursuing an Associate’s degree in Nursing at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Charles Flores of the U.S. Army.
Jennifer Szarek is a freshman pursuing Physician's Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Daniel Szarek of the U.S. Army.
Fort Riley, Kansas
Caroline Brankley is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with minors in Business Administration and French at Kansas State University. Her husband is SPC Johnathan Brankley of the U.S. Army.
Jordan Hansel is a freshman pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education at Kansas State University. Her husband is PV2 Jacob L. Hansel of the U.S. Army.
Angela Porritt is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Teaching from Kansas State University. Her husband is CW2 Timothy James Porritt of the U.S. Army.
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Callie Beasley is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University. Her husband is 2LT Scott Beasley of the U.S. Army.
Melody Smith is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University. Her husband is CW2 Reginal Smith of the U.S. Army.
McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
Hannah Huff is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. Her husband is SSgt Andrew Huff of the U.S. Air Force.
Angela Saunders is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Bethel College. Her husband is TSgt Tyrone Saunders of the U.S. Air Force.
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Barnes & Noble is giving families to build and take a LEGO Green Dragon Mini Model from the movie. The will have them while supplies last so make sure to arrive early the event is being held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4 p.m. For more information about Barnes and & Noble’s events please visit their website https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/.
Our annual Fallapalooza event is coming up October on the 18th! This year we will have a pumpkin patch and many other things. More details to come stay tuned!
Please remove trash from truck beds and also keep your trash receptacles closed. In search of food Ravens will rip open bags, even if food isn’t present. Aftermath of Ravens going through trash is not only unsightly, but also causes many hazards for Aviation. Please report large groups of birds or refuse attracts to Wildlife Services to 907-377-BIRD (2473)
Corvias wants to make sure Eielson residents stay informed as the winter months approach. Armed with knowledge and by taking a few precautionary measures, families can prevent pipes from freezing this winter.
Here are a few tips for Eielson residents to prevent an in-home freeze up:
- Residents are encouraged to set and leave their thermostats at 60 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the winter months. If it becomes too warm in the house and residents drop the temperature too quickly, the likelihood of an in-home freeze up increases!
- Leaving interior doors open allows heat to properly circulate throughout your home, eliminating uncomfortably isolated warm and cool temperatures throughout your house.
- During the cold months, Eielson residents are reminded that due to the location of the pipes underneath windows, all windows should remain closed until the temperature is routinely above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While opening windows to cool the house offers a “quick fix” and the warmer temperatures in early spring are welcomed by residents, the freezing point for water remains at 32 degrees. The exposure to the cold temperatures makes pipes more susceptible to freeze.
- October 1st, hoses should also be disconnected and properly stored for the approaching winter months. They should not be reconnected until the temperature is routinely above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you suspect a freeze up has occurred, please contact Corvias at 907-302-2170.
The Corvias Community Office at Eielson Air Force Base will be closed on Columbus Day Monday, October 9, 2017. Corvias maintenance staff will be on call during the holiday. Please contact 907-302-2180 for all maintenance and emergency issues. For additional information, please call 907-302-2170 or stop by the Community Office
- Please check your smoke detectors in your home, make sure the batteries are working.
- Plan an escape route in your home
- Practice this escape route with your family
- Make sure all smoke detectors are working
- Once out stay out and call the fire department and let them assist
Across the United States, October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Domestic abuse can affect anyone – men, women and children–regardless of age, education, religion, race, or income levels. Together as a community, we can build awareness and take a stand to end domestic violence. During this month, take the time to focus on building strong, healthy relationships with your spouse and children. Below are a few things you can do quickly to connect with your family:
- Smile at each other
- Watch a sunrise/sunset together
- Say thank you and you’re welcome
- Tell a joke
- Offer to cook dinner
- Hold hands
- Say I love you in a different way everyday
To learn more about communication skills and building healthy relationships contact your local Family Advocacy Program professionals.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.
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October 1st – Disconnect and store hoses
October 7th- LEGO Ninjago @ Barnes and Noble
October 9th – Columbus Day – Community Offices CLOSED
October 20th – Fallapalooza –Pumpkin Patch @ TBD
October 31st - Halloween