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The Department of Defense (DoD) has changed the calculation for BAH and with that, renter’s insurance is no longer part of BAH. As a result of this change, Corvias no longer offers renter’s insurance to incoming residents effective April 1, 2015. Residents who moved in on or after this date are responsible for securing their own renter’s insurance policy.
How Does this Affect Me?
Based on the criteria above you may no longer have the renter’s insurance policy that has been previously provided through Corvias Military Living which included $20,000 personal property and $100,000 liability per occurrence with $50,000 on fire legal liability. The deductible on personal property was $500 and the liability deductible is $0.
What Should I do?
We recommend all residents obtain renter's insurance immediately. The appropriate amount of renter’s insurance coverage is a personal decision that should be based on the value of your personal belongings.
Why Should I do it?
A renter’s insurance policy provides protection for personal property up to 20 types of loss that can create a financial burden for many families. Take a look at the example below of an actual loss which occurred as the result of a fire started by cooking on a stove.
**You could be liable for Fire Legal Liability of up to $50,000.**
As you can see, having a typical renter’s insurance policy purchased from USAA or another reputable insurance carrier can save thousands of dollars in what could be one of the most stressful times of your life. The following is a list of USAA representatives servicing the areas near you if you would like to call to discuss purchasing a policy.
- Aberdeen Proving Ground and Fort Meade, Md., Ronney Wright, 757-472-9105 or Ronney.email@example.com
- Fort Bragg, N.C., Dennis King, 803-445-434 or Dennis.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fort Polk, La., Craig (Russell) Howell, 228-238-4344 or Russell.Howell@usaa.com
- Fort Riley and McConnell AFB, Kan., Joe Romans, 785-213-6892 or Joe.Romans@usaa.com
- Fort Rucker, Ala., Chris Glennon, 850-624-8300 or Chris.Glennon@usaa.com
- Fort Sill, Okla., Gary Thompson, 405-315-1668 or Gary.Thompson1@usaa.com
- Edwards AFB, Calif., Eric Page, 951-318-2334 or Eric.Page@usaa.com
- Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field, Fla., Chris Glennon, 850-624-8300 or Chris.Glennon@usaa.com
- Eielson AFB, Alaska, Mike Sevy, 253-315-2449 or Michael.Sevy@usaa.com
- Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., Jim Lewis, 910-467-4540 or Jim.Lewis@usaa.com
We appreciate you cooperation and understanding as we go through this transition. For all questions and concerns, please call your Community Office.
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Feb 7 – Super Bowl Party at Eagles Landing.
Feb 9 & 10 – 2 day Higher Education Workshop from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Feb 9 – Cupids Bunco at Kitty Hawk Lounge from 6-8pm.
Feb 12 – Friday Night at the Movies present Pixels at the Base Theater at 6pm.
Feb 13-15 – Winterplace Ski Trips.
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb 15 – President’s Day – Corvias Military Living Offices will be open and operating on normal hours.
Feb 24 – Seymour Johnson Travel, Leisure & Entertainment Expo at Eagles Landing from 11am-2pm.
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships and $5,000 Educational Grants for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 11 and applications for spouses are due May 5. Applications are available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Each month, residents spotted doing the right thing or going above and beyond are recognized. If you find a Thank You note on your door from Corvias, you have been entered into a monthly drawing! This month, our Resident Spotlight Award goes to Senior Airman Devin Powner! Thanks for being an outstanding resident Devin! We are happy to have you and your family living with us at Seymour Johnson!
Carports should be used for their primary reason: parking of vehicles, not a living space or storage area. Bicycles, toys, tools, and lawn equipment, when not in use, must be stored in an approved storage space or moved to the back yard. However, such items must be picked up in order for lawn care to be performed.
Garage doors should not remain open for extended periods of time. If a resident stores a boat or trailer in their garage, the door should able to close.
Following these guidelines helps keep the community looking great year-round.
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. There will be two groups of home visited in February. The next group of homes to be visited will be: 100-219 Allen and 300-323 Beck between Feb 1st-Feb 5th. Later in the month, between Feb 22-26 we will visit 1-7 Biggs, 200-210 Biggs, and 102-308 Bolling.
A third and final round of leaf clean-up is underway. Check the resident calendar for an estimated date of leaf removal in your yard. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Also, Munie will be providing a pre-emergent weed control treatment and a broadleaf application. These treatments kill existing weeds and prevent weeds from germinating. 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. When the flags are removed, it’s safe to be on the grass. As always, yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled cleanup days.
Trash and recycling services are provided once a week. Please note that motor oil is not permitted to be placed in your trash bin. All motor oil should be placed in a sealed container and turned in only on days when we collect toxic chemicals. Other items that you should never throw in your trash bin are: batteries, CFL lightbulbs, paint and stains, fluorescent lamps and tubes and electronic devices. Large bulk items such as TV’s, washers, and furniture can’t be placed directly in front of you home. Bulk items may only be placed on the curb the same day as pick up (Wednesday).
Mold. It's a simple, four-letter word that can create anxiety and fear in someone suspecting they have mold in their home.
Mold is naturally occurring and is in the air we breathe every day. All molds are not alike and not all molds are "black mold," otherwise known as Stachybotrys. Mold becomes a problem when it is given an opportunity to grow. One way mold can grow is with moisture – and that typically means a lot of moisture that doesn't dry out. One example is with an undetected water leak.
What's the answer to preventing mold? You! Your immediate attention to spills, overflows and leaks – and allowing air flow in your home – are key steps to controlling moisture. And when you help control moisture, you can help prevent mold from growing.
Mold or mildew on non-porous surfaces, like tubs, counters, tiles, and vinyl flooring, should be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water, and then sprayed with a mold-killing cleaning product, like household bleach. Since mold and mildew are "living" the bleach helps kill the spores. After cleaning the area, we also recommend disposing of any item (sponges, cleaning cloth, etc.) used to clean these areas. A common place for this type of surface is in the bathroom. Allowing air to flow through an open window or using your bathroom vent fan, wiping down and cleaning these areas regularly is strongly recommended.
The appearance of mold on porous surfaces, such as walls, wood or ceilings, should be reported to the Community Office immediately. A member of our maintenance team will conduct an assessment to identify any service needs.
Rest assured there are ways you can protect your family and belongings while preventing mold from growing in your home. Here are five steps you can take to control moisture:
Let in some fresh air
Ventilation is key to minimizing the potential for mold development, so wherever damp conditions exist – like in the bathroom after a shower or in the dark areas of a basement – keep the air moving. Use the exhaust fans where available, or open windows when the weather allows. This also helps with moisture control. When it's too cold or too humid for open windows, a simple box fan enhances air flow.
Keep water where it belongs
"Quickly mop up wetness from rain or spills."
You don't even have to think about it; when it's raining, you close the windows. However, should you forget to close them or were out of pocket when it starts to rain, wipe up any wetness that exists thoroughly upon your return.
Likewise, if water spills or the kids have a splash fight in the bathtub, clean up the water immediately. And, don't forget to turn on the exhaust fan to help with the drying process.
Establish a clean routine
As the old saying goes, a clean home is a happy home. Regular cleaning, vacuuming and dusting routines help eliminate dirt and debris that attracts moisture.
Properly vent your dryer
Your clothes dryer is a moisture feeding ground, tasked with tumbling the wetness out of your socks, pants and shirts. It is essential to make sure your dryer is properly vented to the outside with a vent hose from your dryer to the wall. A loose dry vent connection allows moisture to escape from the vent piping into the home. Likewise, a clogged or bent pipe/hose restricts air flow adding to increased moisture in the home. If you need assistance with venting your dryer, please contact your Community Office.
Keep humidity outside
When weather conditions are humid (especially in the summer months), the risk of mold growth increases. Using a dehumidifier or fans assists in making the interior air drier. It is a good practice to keep windows and doors closed when the air conditioning is running as a way to decrease humidity inside the home.
The best defense is to report any water leaks or concerns about your home to the community office right away. Additional tips for controlling moisture in your home are available in the Corvias Military Living Resident Responsibility Guide.
See more helpful household tips at http://blog.corviasmilitaryliving.com/.
Military Saves Week is 22-27 February. Military Saves Week is an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for service members and their families to assess their own saving status.
Better Money Habits offers simple steps to help you get started building a reserve of cash — bringing with it greater financial security and peace of mind. You can also visit http://militarysaves.org/for-savers/make-a-plan-how-to-save for more financial tips.
The Seymour Johnson Personal Financial Readiness Program also offers a variety of services to help Service Members and their families become financially stronger. You can visit them at http://newpreview.afnews.af.mil/seymourjohnson/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=20438.
Open draperies and blinds to allow warm sunlight to enter in daylight hours. Close draperies and blinds at night to maintain heat.