- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Trick or Treat hours and safety tips!
- If you don’t want to miss a thing…update!
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care
- August Yard of the Month winner
- Test your heater now
- Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses
- Strengthening families and communities – “Know your resources”
- Green Corner
Fall is here and it is a beautiful time of year in North Carolina! We invite you and your family to come out and enjoy the cooler weather with us.
The Pumpkin-Palooza date has been set! Come out and join us on October 24th from 2-5pm for free face painting, horse rides, games, food, pie walks, and more! Costumes are encouraged! Stay tuned in to our Facebook page for additional details on this upcoming event!
Breakfast-On-The-Go! The Corvias crew will be out in the community hoping to catch you on your way to work! Look for us out and about October 16th from 630-830am!
We look forward to seeing you!
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- October 3 – Clayton Fear Farm Trip with the Youth Center. For ages 13-18yrs old
- October 5 – Halloween Cocktail Party and Craft Night at the Kitty Hawk Lounge
- October 6 – Seymour Johnson Job Fair at Heritage Hall
- October 9 – Friday Night at the Movies presents “Cinderella”. Free at 6PM at the Base Theater
- October 10 – Taste of Wayne in Downton Goldsboro – City Hall Block
- October 10 – Tops in Blue will perform at 916th Hanger, Bldg 4909. Event starts at 7PM
- October 12 – Columbus Day. Corvias Military Living will operate on holiday hours. The community office will be open from 9AM-1PM
- October 16 - Breakfast-On-The-Go! The Corvias crew will be out in the community hoping to catch you on your way to work! Look for us out and about October 16th from 630-830AM!
- October 24 – Corvias FREE Pumpkin-Palooza date has been set! Come out and join us from 2-5pm for free face painting, horse rides, games, food, pie walks, and more! Costumes are encouraged!
- October 30 - Zombie 5K at Kimpo Park
- October 30 – Halloween Block Party behind Planet Bowl and Eagles Landing
- October 31 – Happy Halloween
Trick or Treat hours on base will be from 6-8pm on Saturday, October 31. 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:
- 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!
Stay up-to-date on resident events, community information and emergency notifications. Please take a moment to update your contact information here, because we don’t want you to miss a thing that is going on in your community! By providing us with a working phone number and two current e-mail addresses, we will be able to contact you in a timely fashion for maintenance requests, event information, and more.
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 are 228- 243 Nellis, 400-415 Nelson, 301-607 Scriven, 300-404 Selfridge and 209-231 Squier during the week of October 19th.
With fall officially underway, your lawn will not grow as quickly as it does in the summer. As a result, the lawn schedule will be revised as our 2015 mow season comes to an end. The entire month of October, your yard will be serviced every other week. Please ensure you have picked up after your pet and have items pulled onto your porch or into your garage or carport for proper service.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled mow days.
Congratulations to SSgt Kevin Falvey and family at 307 March for winning Yard of the Month for July! You have gone above and beyond making your house a home!!
The Corvias Team also judged homes on September 18 and will announce the winner in the November newsletter. Yards are 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.
As we are preparing for the winter, here is something you should know: When your heat is not used for long periods of time, dust can collect on the heat exchange. When you turn on the heat for the first time, this dust will burn off and release an odor. This is normal and the smell should disappear in a few hours. If the problem persists, check your filters. If your filters are dusty, visit your local community center to pick up your free filters. If this is still happening after 24hrs, contact your local community center and a tech will be happy to come out and check your system. You can also turn your system on early to burn off the dust.
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, 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.
This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members. “Each of these spouses should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help military families develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and family – Stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups, or other organizations on post.
- Seymour Johnson AFB Force Support – 4th Force Support Squadron strives to improve Airmen’s’ and Family Member’s quality of life by providing the best programs in the Air Force. These programs include recreation, restaurants, children’s activities and family services. Visit http://www.sjfss.com/.
- Military OneSource– This is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Operation Homefront – Provides emergency financial and other assistance (such as food assistance) to Service Members, their families, and Wounded Warriors. For more information visit http://www.operationhomefront.net/.
- Airman and Family Readiness Center – The center provides individuals, families, and leadership with programs and services that strengthen our community and promote self-sufficiency, mission readiness and adaptation to the Air Force way of life. For more information, please call (919) 722-1123
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources, please contact the Community Office.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.