- Message from the Business Director
- Spring into Fun with us on May 1!
- Month of the Military Child
- Your opinion matters
- New to Seymour Johnson?
- Base yard sale – save the date!
- Lawn mowing services
- Green corner
- Do you know your CFLs?
- Preventative maintenance visits
- Corvias Foundation Military Spouse scholarship
- Recent Refer-A-Friend program winners
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Now that spring is finally here, our family neighborhoods will fill with more Airmen, family members, and pets taking advantage of the warmer weather. Corvias Military Living is asking our residents to please pay attention to posted speed limits and traffic rules as they drive through family housing.
The speed limit through our residential neighborhoods on the base is 20 mph. The speed limit and traffic rules in base housing are designed to give the average driver the time and space needed to stop and avoid a tragedy.
Of course, summer will be here all too soon, which means higher temperatures. It is a good idea to test your air conditioner this month to ensure that it is operating properly. Also, please be sure to check your A/C filters. We recommend that you change your air filters at least once a month. If they need to be replaced, please stop by the Community Office for replacement filters.
Thank you for your continuing service to our great nation. If you have any questions please call the Community Office at (919) 988-6920.
Corvias Military Living
As you may know, free resident events are one of the many ways Corvias makes living better for our military families. The first 2015 community event, Spring into Fun, will be held on Friday, May 1 (inclement weather make-up date of May 8) from 3 to 6 p.m., in the field next to the Corvias Community Office (268 Squier Avenue). Come for free food, fun, games, prizes, and so much more! Carpooling is encouraged. Don’t forget your camera.
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, we take time to recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resiliency. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. You can do this by wearing the color purple on April 15th. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue.
Corvias Military Living would like to salute our military children and show appreciation for all that they do! Please join us at Spring Into Fun on May 1 (inclement weather date May 8) in the field next to the Corvias Community Office (268 Squier Avenue) from 3-6 p.m. to join us in celebrating military children.
Seymour Johnson will also host a Month of the Military Child Celebration and Egg Hunt on April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Youth Center. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information call 919-722-0502 or visit Seymour Johnson’s Community Calendar.
If you have any questions about the move-out process, please stop by or call the Community Office at 919-988-6920 and we’ll walk you through it.
Late last year, families living on-base received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-base.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
The Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) encourages spouses to attend the Get Connected: Spouses Breakout Session at Heritage Hall on April 21 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Key Spouses and base leaders will discuss things a new spouse to Seymour Johnson may need to know and other pertinent information for families who have recently PCS'd here. Sign up today by contacting the AFRC at 919-722-1123. Child care is available but you must be registered.
Do you want to make some extra money by selling belongings that you no longer need or want? Do you like finding great bargains just down the street? Now is your chance! Sign up for your space or table for the base yard sale at Heritage Hall through Outdoor Recreation on April 25 from 8 a.m. – Noon.
To improve your quality of life and overall housing experience, Corvias Military Living provides commercial lawn mowing services at no additional charge. These seasonal services are provided by Munie Greencare Professionals, an established leader in the commercial lawn mowing industry. Your home received its first mow during the week of March 30. In addition to the mowing, you home’s landscape bed will soon receive a pre-emergent weed control treatment and a broadleaf application. These treatments kill existing weeds and prevent weeds from germinating in your landscape bed.
Munie Greecare Professionals, Corvias’ lawn care contractor, will complete this service during the month of April on your normal lawn care day. Munie Greencare Professionals will be placing small flags in the yards that have received this service. You do not need to prepare your home for this treatment. Munie also provides year-round weed control as needed for the edges of your driveway, sidewalks, curbs, fence lines, and tree rings. Munie applies this treatment to existing weeds on what would be your normal lawn care day.
Check your community’s calendar for your mowing schedule, which is the same as last year. Inclement weather may require adjustments to your regular lawn mowing schedule. If you have questions about your lawn mowing services, please contact the Community Office.
Lawn mowing process:
First, the mowers mow your lawn. Second, a separate crew trims around fixed objects such as fences and drains. (This service will occur every other mow.) Third, another team comes through to blow the grass clippings off of your patio, sidewalk and driveway.
How to prepare your yard for mowing:
- Remove toys, decorative items, landscape lighting, trash, patio furniture, grills, and pet waste from all grassy areas on your lawn mowing day. Unprepared lawns will not be mowed.
- Park cars on paved areas to allow crews access to grassy areas.
- Keep pets indoors on your lawn mowing day
- If you have a fence, please ensure that your backyard fence is unlocked to allow crews to access your yard. After lawn mowing has been completed, verify that your fence is closed before allowing your pet to re-enter your yard.
- If you have a backyard swimming pool and/or trampoline, you will not receive mowing services in the rear of your home. You will be responsible for maintaining your fenced back-yard areas.
We understand if you prefer to maintain your own lawn. If you do, please contact the Community Office. If you choose to place your home on the no-mow list, you will be expected to cut and trim your lawn as often as - and at least to the standard of - our commercial lawn mowing service.
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.
Did you know that Compact Florescent Lights or CLF help your family save money, reduce the amount of energy used in your home as they use about 70% less energy, and also significantly reduce the frequency in which light bulb changes are needed.
Have a burnt out CFL and want to recycle it?
- Bring it to a local home improvement store. Lowe’s offers free recycling of all CFL bulbs! For more retailers that offer a CFL bulb recycling program visit epa.gov.
Want to learn more about CFL bulbs?
- Visit energystar.gov or epa.gov to learn more about CFL bulbs to include full guidelines regarding proper clean-up and disposal of CFLs.
Resident’s Light Bulb Responsibility:
- Corvias Military Living provides long tube florescent bulbs and certain specialty bulbs (e.g. - appliance bulbs). If a provided light bulb burns out, please report this by calling the service request line at 919-988-6951, and our maintenance staff will change the bulb for you! All other light bulbs in your home are considered “traditional” bulbs and are the responsibility of the resident. If you purchase “traditional” light bulbs and need assistance changing the bulb, please call the service request line at 919-988-6951a work order can be placed to have a member of maintenance install the bulbs for you!
We are continuing to complete our annual preventative home maintenance visits on each of the Seymour Johnson AFB homes. We will ensure that your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, mechanical system and applications, etc. are in tip-top shape. This work does require entry into your home, so we will be sure to inform you of your preventative maintenance visit in advance. The next group of homes to be visited will be 216-318 Chandler and 102-306 Chanute during the week of April 20th.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Community Office should you have any questions or concerns.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? The application period for grants is now open. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 7, 2015. Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Congratulations to our recent Refer-A-Friend Program gift card recipients, who each received $150:
- A1C Ryan and Tiffany Osborne
- SrA Jacob and Faith Ashley
- SrA Brandon and Beth Sheets
- SrA Euginio and Yovanska Alvarez
- A1C Jacob and Brittany Fowler
- SSgt Roxana Goodwin
- SSgt Craig and Sarah George
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
- April 3 – Free Friday Night at the Movies will show Big Hero 6 at 6 p.m. at the Base Theater
- April 4 – Month of the Military Child Celebration and Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Youth Center
- April 4 – Kayaking Trip through Outdoor Rec. Call 919-722-1104 for more information.
- April 14 – Annual Volunteer Appreciation. The Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) will host a Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m. For more information contact the AFRC at 919-722-1123.
- April 18 – The Child Development Center and the Youth Center will host Give Parents a Break from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information call the CDC at 919-722-1198 or the Youth Center at 919-722-0502.
- May 1 – Corvias’ FREE Spring into Fun event for residents (inclement weather make-up date of May 8) from 3 to 6 p.m., in the field next to the Corvias Community Office (268 Squier Avenue).