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- Corvias Foundation Awards Scholarship to Seymour Johnson Student
- PCSing? What exactly does surface clean mean?
- Resident spotlight award
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care reminders
- Hurricane season begins June 1 – are you ready?
- Yard of the month returns in June
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Father's Day is a holiday celebrated annually on the third Sunday of June. It is a day that commemorates fatherhood and appreciates all fathers and father-figures as well as their contribution to society. This year we celebrate Father’s Day on June 19th.
My father turned 80 years old this past year. I am so very grateful for the many sacrifices he has made for me through the years and I realize how fortunate I am to have a strong, supportive father in my life. While I intend on celebrating Father’s Day with him this month, I know that I should celebrate his life each and every day.
Thank you to all the great fathers here at Seymour Johnson AFB. We appreciate your dedication, your many sacrifices and your love for your family. Happy Father’s Day!
Sharon K. Shores
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June 1 – Fun in the Sun Bingo at 5PM at Eagles Landing
June 11 – Kayak the Neuse with Outdoor Rec from 7-11AM
June 17 – Free Friday Night at the Movies at 6PM at the Base Theater
June 18 – Yard Sale from 8AM-Noon at Heritage Hall
June 19 – Father’s Day
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, including from one Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Fiona Pedrick of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will graduate from Eastern Wayne High School and runs cross country as well as track and field. She has been involved in Drama, Debate, and Forensics (DDF), National Honor Society and is the president of her school's charter Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society chapter. Fiona will attend Occidental College to study diplomacy and world affairs. Her parents are Maj. Gabriel Pedrick of the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and Mrs. Kathliene Pedrick.
Surface clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep or vacuum at move-out to deliver the appropriate condition. Your Resident Responsibility Guide provides detailed guidelines for surface clean condition. Here are a few to get you started:
- All personal items must be completely removed from the home, storage areas and garage.
- Any items requiring disposal must be disposed of in an appropriate, proper and approved manner.
- Any equipment or feature delivered as part of the home (including appliances, appliance parts, fixtures, hardware, etc.) is returned intact and in proper working order.
- Wall color is not altered or changed, unless previously approved by the Neighborhood Office.
- Carpeted surfaces are vacuumed and free of excess spots or stains.
- All windows are closed and locked with window covering left in the closed position.
- Garbage cans cleaned and placed in garage or storage area.
- All kitchen work surfaces are wiped down and free of excessive grease build-up.
- Refrigerator is wiped down inside and out, empty and free of mold/mildew.
- Range hood, stovetop, oven, drip pans and under burners are wiped down and free of burned-on food and excessive grease.
- Dishwasher exterior is clean.
- Floor is swept and clean.
- All bathroom surfaces are wiped down. All surfaces are free of soap scum, mold, mildew, and dirt build-up.
- Tub/shower is free of mold/mildew and soap scum buildup with the shower curtain removed.
- Toilet cleaned inside and out.
- Vanity, sink and tiled surfaces are wiped down and free of mold/mildew.
BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM
- Flooring surfaces are swept or vacuumed as appropriate to the surface.
- Floors should be free of debris.
Contact your community office if there are any questions.
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 TSgt Ryan Meyer and family! Thanks for being an outstanding resident and taking such great care of your home! You were submitted for this award by one of our Maintenance Technician’s for demonstrating pride in your home. We are happy to have you and your family living with us at Seymour Johnson!
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: 309-431 Etchberger, 401-427 Geiger, 501-508 Gilbert.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled mowing days. Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Also, all toys and other items need to be stored properly in the back yard. As always, yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices.
Hurricane season is here! Be sure to review this list of Emergency Preparedness Kit Essentials recommended by the National Hurricane Center. These items will be helpful in the event of a hurricane, but they are also valuable resources to have in the event of any emergency:
- Flashlight with backup batteries
- Bottled water
- First-aid kit, medicines, prescription drugs
- Toiletries, hygiene items, and wet wipes
- Telephones – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional non-cordless telephone set
- Food – non-perishable packaged or canned foods
- Non-electric can opener
- Cooking tools, fuel for an outdoor grill
- Paper plates
- Toys, books and games
- Important documents – in a re-sealable plastic bag
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items and food
- Emergency contact numbers
- Contact information for insurance providers
Break out the gardening gloves! Yard of the month has returned. As we did last year, Corvias Military Living will recognize the contest in June, July, and August.
The yard of the month program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home while remaining in compliance with housing and post regulations. ¬These regulations include Seymour Johnson’s lawn watering guidelines as well as the regulations outlined in Corvias Military Living’s Resident Responsibility Guide. Please contact your Community Office for a copy of this guide.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted by the 10th of the month.
- To be eligible to participate, yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Corvias Military Living Resident Responsibility Guide.
- June winners will be notified the first week of July. July winners will be notified the first week of August. August winners will be notified the first week of September. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.