- This year, resolve to do something different
- Holiday decorations, and discarding your Christmas tree
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Leaf collection update
- Don’t be a victim of holiday crime
- Green corner
- A few Corvias reminders to start your year off right
- Pursue your dreams of a higher education
- Have you heard about Randolph Pointe?
- Is your home prepared for winter?
- Keeping resolutions on track
- How to help keep your stormwater clean
- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar!
- January special office hours
It’s nearly 2014. Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Forget the routine promises. Try to be more creative with these resolutions:
• Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes every day or so writing down your thoughts—not your daily schedule or your upcoming appointments. Let your mind wander.
• Read more. Vary your reading habits and explore different topics.
• Learn something new. Take a class in something unrelated to your job or your usual hobbies. Mastering new skills can refresh your outlook on life.
• Meet new people. Make a positive effort to make new friends this year (or professional contacts). Look for gatherings of people whose interests match yours.
• Create something. Paint a picture, or write a poem. You’ll find satisfaction in achieving personal goals and motivation to keep trying new things.
• Volunteer. Find a cause you support, and offer your time and service. You’ll meet new people and enjoy the feeling of helping out with an important cause.
Thank you for placing your Christmas tree on the corner on your bulk trash day. You may do so any time until January 17. Don’t forget to remove all tinsel, lights, and other decorations before discarding your tree. Once we pick up your tree, we will ensure that your Christmas tree is recycled in an environmentally friendly way!
Finally, we understand that the military lifestyle can be busy, but we appreciate your taking down your holiday decorations in a timely manner.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey began in December and will continue into January. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact your Community Office for more information.
Brickman, Corvias Military Living's lawn care contractor, has updated their leaf collection schedule for some communities due to inclement weather this month.
If you are a resident of Biazza Ridge, Corregidor Courts/Bougainville, Hammond Hills, Normandy/Bastogne Gables, or Pope communities, be sure to check your community's calendar for your home's new leaf collection dates, and how to prepare your home for this service.
The holidays, including Christmas and New Year’s Day, are the peak season for crime nationwide. Using good judgment can help keep your family safe.
• Lock your car doors, roll up windows, and secure your valuables each time you exit your car. Do not store your keys in your car.
• Store valuable items out of view in your car and remove any suction cup marks from your windshield. Store holiday packages in your trunk and keep receipts with you. Fort Bragg regulations forbid these items from being stored in plain sight within cars.
• Close your garage door and secure all exterior doors and windows before leaving home.
• When traveling out of town, ask a friend or neighbor to check your mail and pick up newspapers from your yard. Install timers to turn lights on and off during evening hours.
• Fill out a Home Security Check Form and submit it to the Fort Bragg Military Police. Forms are available at your Community Office.
How can you stay warm and save energy this winter? Dress for the season! If your home feels chilly, try putting on another layer of clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, before turning up the thermostat.
We want 2014 to be a great year for you and your on-post housing experience. Below are a few Corvias policy reminders. Thank you for your cooperation!
- Once your trash and recycling is collected, we ask that you please bring your carts back to your home at the end of pick-up day.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your pet. Not only do we appreciate it, but so does the rest of the community!
- In an effort to keep up the community’s curb appeal, please ensure that the exterior of your home is free of clutter, including but not limited to underneath your carport, if you have one.
- You may have noticed the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) installed “No parking” signs throughout the communities. These signs have been installed for your safety, so that emergency vehicles can reach their destination as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency. Thank you for your cooperation.
- For the safety of our children and families, please do not park in other residents’ driveways or block access to/from driveways when parking. This is especially important to keep in mind during a high-traffic period, like when dropping off or picking up children from school. We encourage you to walk to your destination when possible as part of the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative.
Are you the parent of a high school senior and/or the spouse of an active-duty service member? Are you considering college for you and/or your child next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation may be able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards $50,000 scholarships and $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more and to access the Foundation’s online applications.
Randolph Pointe is Fort Bragg’s only on-post apartment community for single and unaccompanied Senior NCOs and Officers. It is located near the North Post Commissary and PX on the corner of Randolph and Souter Streets at 2850 Compass Court. If you’ve ever wished your single friends could enjoy the many benefits of living on post, now they can!
Be sure to tell your friends and colleagues about this innovative community that’s right around the corner from everything. For more information or to schedule a tour for your single or unaccompanied service members, visit www.RandolphPointe.com or call (910) 764-5008.
Winter is officially here! Don’t miss these quick tips that could save you time and energy.
- Changing your air filter once each month is important no matter the season. A clean air filter will ensure that your heating system is operating in the most energy-efficient way. Complimentary air filters are available at your Community Office.
- To prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, please disconnect garden hoses from outdoor spigots during winter months. Outdoor faucets should also be turned off completely. If you need assistance, contact your Community Office. We’re here to help!
- If you have any questions regarding the balance on your Conservice statement, please contact your Corvias Community Office. We would be happy to set up an appointment with you, and come to your home to complete a complimentary energy audit.
Setting a New Year’s resolution on 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 2014.
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.
Military One Source also offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available in-person, online, or by phone. 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, visit www.militaryonesource.mil or call (800) 342-9647.
Did you know stormwater pollution is the number one source of water pollution in North Carolina? When it rains, storm drains carry untreated water and whatever the water picks up directly into creeks, lakes, and rivers. You can help keep our stormwater clean by picking up after your pets and not littering. For more information, contact Fort Bragg Water Management Branch at (910) 396-2301 or visit www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/dpw/envdiv/WMB/Pages/default.aspx .
Want to know what is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
- January 1 – New Year’s Day – All Corvias Offices Closed
- January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – All Corvias Offices Closed