- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Are you ready for some football?
- A message from Security Forces
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care
- July Yard of the Month winner
- Suicide Awareness – recognize the signs and know the resources
- Water conservation tips
- Green Corner
On Monday, September 7th, we celebrate the Labor Day holiday - a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. We hope that you and your family will have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Please join us in the field across from the Corvias Community Office on September 19th at 8:15pm for Movie Night. We will be showing a family-friendly movie and serving popcorn and drinks. Please remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for your comfort.
Just a friendly reminder that Corvias only provides specialty light bulbs for your home. These specialty bulbs include appliance bulbs, flood light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs and exterior home address bulbs. All other bulbs are the resident’s responsibility.
Please join me in welcoming our new Community Manager, Meredith Lemasters. Meredith joined the team in August and we are so excited to be working with her to serve our military families.
As always, thank you and your family for your dedicated service to preserving our way of life.
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- September 2 – Designer Bag Bingo at Eagles Landing
- September 7 – Labor Day office hours will be from 9AM-1PM
- September 8 – USAF Birthday Bunco
- September 11 – FREE Friday Night at the Movies with show “Home” at the Base Theater at 6PM
- September 15 – Back to School Dinner and Social from 5-7PM at Eagles Landing. RSVP required
- September 19 – Yard Sale from 8am-Noon at Eagles Landing parking lot. $5 per space and $3 per table. Sign up at Outdoor Recreation.
- September 19 – Corvias’ FREE Movie Night beginning at 8:15pm in the field across from the Corvias Community Office.
- September 28 - FREE Friday Night at the Movies with show “Justice League Gods and Monsters” at the Base Theater at 6PM. Rated PG-13
Are you ready for some football? Team Corvias sure is! Stop in on September 10th, the first day of the NFL regular season, for some tailgate treats! Wear your jersey and show some pride for your team! The most highly decorated fan will win a prize and be displayed in Corvias Community News!
On 17 Aug 15, Security Forces was notified by an active duty member that his wife was approached by three unidentified females while at Walmart located on Spence Ave, Goldsboro NC. The unidentified females were attempting to sell magazines.
BE AWARE: A group of young adults trying to sell magazine subscriptions on and off base. This group is known to solicit at Wal-Mart, Target, Sheetz, McDonalds, Berkley Mall, and apartment complexes off and on Seymour Johnson AFB. Anyone who has come into contact with these individuals should report it to Security Forces at 919-722-1211.
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 601-635 Maxwell and 200-227 Nellis. These visits will be conducted September 21st-25th.
Starting September 28th, your lawn will be serviced every other week. Please check the calendar for your scheduled mow days.
In addition to mowing, your lawn will receive a fertilization application in the month of September. This will be done on your regular scheduled mow day.
Lastly, Munie will be providing a pre-emergent weed control treatment and a broadleaf application. These treatments kill existing weeds and prevent weeds from germinating in your landscape bed. These services will be provided on your normal lawn care day and small flags will be placed in your yard to designate the areas sprayed.
Congratulations to SSgt Aaron Taylor and family at 315 Bolling Drive for winning Yard of the Month for July! You have gone above and beyond making your house a home!!
The Corvias Team will be judging homes on August 21st and September 18th! Yards will be judged on:
- Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
- Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
- Driveway free of grease and oil
- Free of trash, debris and pet waste
The winner will have the have the Yard-of-the-Month sign displayed in front of their home, their picture in Corvias Community News, and will also receive a $50 gift card.
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career but the military can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, for some, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or Text to 838255. You can also visit www.militarycrisisline.net.
The Seymour Johnson Military Community also has several local resources to help Service Members and their families to include the Chaplains at 919-722-0315 during normal business hours or at 919-722-1973 after duty hours. You can also reach out to Behavioral Health at (919) 722-1883.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to Chain of Command, Chaplain, Behavioral Health Professional, or Primary Care Provider.
WATCH FOR LEAKS – HAVE THEM REPAIRED
- A dripping faucet is more than annoying...it is expensive. Even small leaks can waste significant amounts of water. Hot water leaks are a waste of water and of the energy used to heat the water.
- Leaks inside the toilet can waste up to 300 gallons of water a day. Toilet leaks can be detected by adding a few drops of food coloring to water in the toilet tank. If the colored water appears in the bowl, the toilet is leaking.
- If you have a leaking faucet or toilet, please report it right away to your community center. If you hear water running in home and there is no water being used or consumed by your family, please report immediately to your community center.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE BATHROOM
- Do not let the faucet flow while brushing your teeth or shaving. Use a glass of water for rinsing teeth.
- Take showers instead of tub baths. Limit showers to five (5) minutes. A full tub requires about 70 gallons of water; a shower of less than five (5) minutes uses about 12-20 gallons. A savings of about 1000 gallons per month.
- Avoid using your toilet for a wastebasket or ashtray. Extra flushes waste water and money.
- Do not let hot water run continuously when you shave. Close the drain and fill the basin with water instead.
- If the toilet handle frequently sticks in the flush position letting water run constantly, report to your property management team immediately! A running toilet is very expensive and results in usage of 300 gallons per day.
HOW TO SAVE WATER IN THE KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY
- Refrigerate a bottle of drinking water instead of letting a faucet flow until the water is cold enough to drink.
- Use a dishpan or plug the sink for washing and rinsing dishes.
- Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food overnight in the refrigerator, or use the defrost setting on your microwave.
- Energy efficient appliances are usually water efficient too.
- A full dishwasher is more water efficient than washing the same load by hand. If you choose to wash dishes by hand, fill a pan with hot water for rinsing. Don’t let hot water run continuously.
- Only run your dishwasher when it is full in order to make the best use of water, energy, and detergent.
- Cut down on the amount of rinsing you do before loading the dishwasher. Most modern dishwashers do an excellent job of cleaning dishes, pots, and pans all by themselves.
- Dishwashers use as much as 25 gallons per cycle.
- Clothes washers can use as much as 30-35 gallons of water per cycle.
- Wait until you have a full load of laundry before running the machine to save both water and energy. If you can't wait for a full load, use the right water level to match the size of the load. Use as low a water temperature as possible for the wash cycle of your clothes. Use cold water for all rinse cycles.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.