- Message from the Business Director
- Want to know what is happening in your community
- Upcoming Events
- If you don’t want to miss a thing…update!
- Annual Survey gift card winner!
- Deadlines for scholarship applications
- Holiday decorations reminders
- Christmas tree disposal
- Cold weather tips – let the faucet drip
- Keeping resolutions on track
- Preventative maintenance
- Lawn care updates
- Green corner
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you that recently completed the online resident survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, as it lets us know what we are doing well and what we need to improve upon. The entire Corvias Military Living Team thanks you for your participation and your support.
We are very excited about the New Year ahead of us at Seymour Johnson AFB. In 2017 we will finish construction of the new Community Center. This facility will include a swimming pool, fitness center, club room, gym, playgrounds and much more.
Our team is so very grateful for the personal sacrifice you and your families make each day to preserve our way of life. Thank you for all you do and Happy New Year!
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Dec 26 through Jan 213 – Tree recycling will occur on your normal trash day
Dec 31 – Jan 2 - All Corvias Military Living Offices will be CLOSED.
Jan 3 – All Corvias Military Living Offices return to normal operating hours.
Jan 16 – All Corvias Military Living Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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 would like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the annual survey. We would like to send a big “Congratulations” to Tsgt Ruby Oville! Ruby won a $500 Visa Gift Card for filling out the annual survey! Thank you again to everyone as your feedback helps us improve your housing experience with Corvias Military Living.
Spread the word! Deadlines for the Corvias Foundation scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are coming up soon. Applications for high school seniors are due February 9 and applications for spouses are due May 4. Applications are available online at corviasfoundation.org.
We loved seeing all of the great decorations that residents used to help spread holiday joy. We would like to remind residents that we would ask that your holiday decorations be taken down by January 16, 2017.
Christmas trees will be collected on your normal bulk trash day from December 26 through January 13. Please remove all decorations; including lights, ornaments and tinsel from the discarded trees. This will help protect the tree grinding equipment. On the day of your bulk trash pickup, place the tree on the curb a few feet away from your other trash.
The extremely low temperatures are back! When water freezes, it expands. The expanding ice can cause pipes to break and later flood water into your home. We ask that you take the following steps to help prepare your home for the colder weather and help prevent any cold weather damages such as busted pipes:
Remove all hoses
When you don’t detach your hoses from the exterior spigot when cold temperatures arrive, it allows ice to form, thereby increasing the physical pressure on the water pipes. You can avoid this simply by removing your exterior hoses before the cold weather sets in and placing them in storage.
Keep your heat on
Aim to keep your thermostat between 60 and 65 degrees when you are away from home for an extended period of time. This temperature will help keep warm air circulating in the home and around pipes to help prevent them from freezing.
Open cabinet doors
If temperatures dip into the single or negative numbers, opening the cabinet doors – assuming they’re in the vicinity of where the plumbing is – allows warm air to circulate, provide the atmosphere it needs to avoid seizing up.
Drip water before going to bed
“Drip the faucet so a trickle dribbles out to prevent freezing when temperature plummet.”
A slow trickle of water prevents freezing. Before going to bed, open the faucet knobs so that water drips out. As long as water is moving through the pipes, it can’t freeze. To help recycle the water, you can catch it in a container that you can then use to water house plants.
Close the garage doors
If your garage is attached to your house, be sure to keep the doors closed as much as possible when it’s cold out. This helps keep the heat inside so that there’s more air to work with, thereby lowering the risk of pipes freezing up. When the doors are opened, all that warm air escapes, with cold taking its place.
The American Red Cross also offers tips on how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing.
If you do experience frozen pipes, immediately contact the community office for emergency maintenance service.
Setting a New Year’s resolution January 1 is easy, but sticking with it for the next 364 days can be tough. Service members and their families have a resource to help keep those resolutions going in 2017.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in any aspect of life. The most popular areas include work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and relationship improvement.
In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in person, online or by telephone. Counselors address everyday stressors, relationship concerns, deployment and reintegration, financial management and many other issues.
To learn more about the services offered by Military One Source go to: www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
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 100-119 Allen, 200-219 Allen, 300-323 Beck.
Leaf removal will continue through the month of January. ! Please keep in mind that all animal waste needs to be cleaned up for the landscapers. Yards will continue to receive weed treatment around tree rims and in cracks and crevices. A second round of bush and shrub trimming will continue as well.
Please check the calendar for your scheduled clean up days.
Still using plastic grocery bags at the Commissary? Consider bringing your own reusable bags. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.