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- Upcoming Events
- Business Director Message – you could win big!
- Spring into Fun
- Facing a deployment, dependent restricted tour, or another separation?
- AAFES is coming to Linden Oaks
- Yard of the month returns in June
- How BAH works
- Safety tips to keep your little ones safe at home
- Child Supervision reminders
- Spouse Scholarship applications due May 4
- Driving safety reminders
- Flower beds and lawn debris
- Pool season starts in May
- Pool safety at your home
- Green corner
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April 27-May 14 – Fort Bragg Fair at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds
May 4 – Check your email for your link to the Annual Army Survey
May 11 – 5th Annual Spouse Wellness Conference at the Family Readiness Group Center
May 12 – Spring into Fun at Linden Oaks on May 12 at the Clubhouse at Linden Oaks from 3-6PM (rain make up date is May 19)
May 14 – Mother’s Day Brunch at Iron Mike Conference Center
May 14 – Happy Mother’s Day
May 29 – Corvias Offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day
It is time for our annual Army Survey and we want to hear from you. We are honored to be able to serve you and your family and want to continue to do the best job that we can. We can’t grow and improve your housing experience unless we hear from you – here is your opportunity! Tell us how we’re doing and you could win big!
Keep an eye out on May 4th for an e-mail from ARMYHousingSurvey@celassociates.com containing a link to your 2017 Army Survey. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to your homes and services. The survey results are confidential, so please share your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win some great prizes!
Thank you again for allowing us to take care of your family, it is an honor for us.
Our carnival at Nijmegen was fantastic with lots of smiles and laughs from families. We look forward to hosting our 2017 Spring into Fun – Oh The Places You Will Grow – at Linden Oaks. Join us Friday, May 12 (inclement weather date of Friday, May 19), from 3-6 pm at The Clubhouse at Linden Oaks located at 2 Duplin Street. We will have FREE food, music, games, the Military Police, Fire Department, large inflatable slides and much more! We look forward to seeing you there!
We would like to hear from you - what can we do during a deployment, dependent restricted tour, or extended TDY to assist service members and/or their families that remain on post? Please fill out the 6 question survey & be entered to win $100!!!
The survey is available until 8 May by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/deploy2017 or you can cut and past the URL into your browser address field.
You heard right! AAFES is opening a Linden Oaks location next to the Lodge at Linden Oaks. Corvias and AAFES are excited to announce that the anticipated opening date is May 23rd and will operate Mon – Sat 0800 – 1900.
Anyone with questions regarding the operations can contact Tony Pares, General Manager for AAFES at firstname.lastname@example.org
AAFES will have an information booth / table at the Linde Oaks “Spring into Fun” event on May 12th – stop by and see them. Keep an eye out for the formal “Grand Opening” event!
Break out the gardening gloves! Yard of the month has returned. As we did last year, the Fort Bragg Garrison will recognize the contest in June and July (summer yard of the month), October (fall yard of the month), and December (winter yard of the month). Holiday decorations will be considered, though not mandatory, when judging in October and December.
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 Fort Bragg’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.
In consideration of varying community sizes and home types, two to four summer yard of the month winners will be selected in each community for June and July. Of the June and July yard of the month winners, one Yard of Excellence winner will be selected as the best of Fort Bragg. One winner will be named per community in October and December. Regardless of the month, each yard of the month winner will receive a recognition letter from the Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, a yard of the month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and gift certificates.
Judging and Rules:
- Judging will be conducted by the 10th of the month. The Directorate of Public Works (DPW) will perform the judging and select winners. No Corvias employees will take part in judging.
- 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. October winners will be notified by the 18th of month. December winners will be notified by the 18th of the month. A resident may win only once during the 2017 Yard of the Month program.
Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is the stipend the Department of Defense allocates to pay for the majority of rent and utilities. When you live on post, BAH includes rent, average utilities, fire and police services, municipal services, as well as services like lawn care, trash removal, pest control, home maintenance, community amenities, project costs and future improvements. Click here to learn more about how Corvias uses BAH.
Your home is a haven for togetherness, a comforting place where memories are made. Unfortunately, however, it can also be ripe with safety hazards that put your children at risk. While there are the big safety factors to consider, like keeping kids away from the oven or making sure energetic toddlers can’t climb out of their cribs, there are many less obvious risks that are just as dangerous. That’s why it’s important to spend the time to go through your house and conduct a thorough safety check, making sure you stop to consider factors that are easily overlooked.
Check out these tips to help you create the safest home for your family.
As a parent or guardian, you want to do everything you can to protect your child and isolate them from danger. During all seasons especially the spring and summer months we must remember the importance of making sure that our children play in safe areas. Children should always play in proper designated locations such as the park(s), neighborhood community center play areas, and their family yard with the supervision of an adult at all times.
Please also remember the Fort Bragg Child Supervision Policy when children are playing outside and/or are being left home alone. Children under the age of 5 years of age, require direct supervision at all times. For a complete guideline of the installation child supervision policy, click here.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 4. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Another brief reminder is to please be courteous when driving in general and especially in residential areas. Make sure to wear your seatbelts, connect Bluetooth headsets or hands free mobile device, and obey the speed limit at all times. Following these simple steps can keep everyone safe and happy while giving us the liberty to enjoy our families and the beautiful outdoors.
Spring has sprung and so have those pesky weeds! Designated flowerbeds are the resident’s responsibility to maintain as a grass and weed free area. As you are cleaning the flowerbeds out, planting new flowers and beautifying your yard, remember that Brightview will pick up your yard debris if placed at curbside in clear plastic bags. We look forward to seeing all of your hard work in bloom!
All Corvias family housing pools will open on Friday, May 26.
All Corvias pools are free of charge for on-post residents to use. Don’t forget your pool pass and military ID! Replacement pool passes are available at your Community Center. Each household is welcome to bring a maximum of four guests.
Young children may wear Coast Guard-approved life vests. Please note that the following are not permitted in Corvias pools:
- Inflatable rafts
- Water wings
As the warmer weather is approaching and we start preparing our families for fun activities in the sun, many of us may decide to purchase a pool for the kids to play in their backyard. Please remember if you are purchasing a pool that:
- Only small, well-maintained wading pools are permitted. Wading pools must be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10-feet wide.
- Wading pools must be positioned in the backyard on grassy areas
- Wading pools must be emptied daily and removed when not in use.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your Community Center.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.