- Happy New Year!
- Thank you for joining us for Tis the Season!
- Tell us how we are doing!
- Christmas tree disposal
- Holiday trash disposal
- Green Corner
- Garbage disposal
- Why is stormwater runoff a problem?
- Upcoming events
- Pursue your dreams of a higher educations
- Military One Source
Greeting from Corvias Military Living’s Fort Sill team and happy New Year! We are all very excited about what is in store for 2014. Please be sure to keep an eye on your monthly e-newsletter on the last Thursday of every month and The Cannoneer for information on all of the fun resident events we have planned for the upcoming year. We look forward to spending time and getting to know our families in future Resident Appreciation activities.
While we are thrilled to start a new year, we had many accomplishments throughout 2013. Our construction team delivered 198 new homes in Buffalo Soldier Acres, brining our total to date to 432. Construction finished the Southern Plains Community Center and began vertical construction on the Old Calvary Post Community Center. The centers offer offices and meeting spaces, workout facilities, an outdoor pool with locker rooms, and a club room. The Old Calvary Post Community Center is scheduled to open May 2014.
Additionally, in the fall of 2013, the Army approved extra funds to build more junior enlisted homes. Beginning this month, you may notice the start of site work for 78 new JNCO townhomes, which will be located in Buffalo Soldier Acres.
As always, thank you for your continued feedback throughout the year and responding to the surveys. The Corvias Military Living team would like to extend our sincerest wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!
The lawn of McNair Hall rang of Christmas cheer last month as people from around Lawton Fort Sill gathered to celebrate the holidays. Corvias’s Tis the Season kicked off after the post’s annual Holiday Tree Light Ceremony. The crowd was serenaded with holiday tunes by the 77th United States Army Band, saw the Corvias staff dance, and watched with excitement as Santa rode in on his sleigh.
After the tree was lit, residents and guests enjoyed refreshments and hot cocoa in the Corvias tent plus received a small token from the photobooth. Santa visited and children climbed up on his lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas - picturesque moments for parents to capture as keepsakes. New this year, kids rode train rides on the Okie Dokie Express around the Academic Heights neighborhood to view the lights displayed on the homes. Thank you again for starting your holiday season with us!
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. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Feedback is necessary to improve your experience. Contact your community office for more information.
- Please remove all tinsel, lights and ornaments from your tree.
- Place your tree curbside on your scheduled bulk trash day. The tree should be placed a few feet away from your regular household trash.
- Your discarded tree will be picked up by our bulk trash crews on your scheduled bulk trash day from December 31 through January 7.
After the holidays, residents are often left with a lot of bulk trash and boxes. We ask that you please break down all boxes and place them in front of your home to be picked up on the date of your scheduled bulk trash pickup. Fold your boxes inside out - DON'T advertise your new goodies!
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.
The holidays are the number one season for clogged sinks and sewer backups. To keep your pipes clear, dispose of grease, oils and fats with your regular trash. If poured down the sink, these fatty materials can harden along pipelines causing sewer backups.
To keep your garbage disposal working properly, do not use it to dispose of large quantities of food waste. Egg shells, potato skins, pasta, rice and other vegetables and meats can cause your garbage disposal to clog and jam. Large food scraps like these should be disposed of in your regular trash. Your garbage disposal should be used only to help wash down very small amounts of food that remain in your sink after washing dishes.
Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse effects on plants, fish, animals, and people.
- Sediment can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow.
- Sediment also can destroy aquatic habitats.
- Bacteria and other pathogens can wash into swimming areas and create health hazards, often making beach closures necessary.
- Debris—plastic bags, six-pack rings, bottles, and cigarette butts—washed into waterbodies can choke, suffocate, or disable aquatic life like ducks, fish, turtles, and birds.
- Household hazardous wastes like insecticides, pesticides, paint, solvents, used motor oil, and other auto fluids can poison aquatic life. Land animals and people can become sick or die from eating diseased fish and shellfish or ingesting polluted water.
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 6 – LETRA BCS Championship Party, 5:30 – 9 p.m., LETRA
- January 11 – Polar Bear Plunge 5K Run, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., LETRA
- January 17 – Family & Friends Dinner, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Fort Sill Patriot Club
- January 18 – Fishing Tournament, registration at 6:00 a.m. and fishing begins at 6:30 a.m., LETRA
- January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day - All Corvias Offices Closed
Are you a high school senior or the spouse of an active-duty Service Member considering college next year, but worried how you will pay for it? Look no further - Corvias Foundation maybe able to help! Each year, the Foundation awards 10, $50,000 scholarships and 20, $5,000 grants. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about the available scholarships and educational grants from Corvias Foundation. Applications are available on-line.
As you start 2014, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to fresh beginnings in the New Year. At the start of each year people make resolutions to start or stop doing something. Some of the most common are: having a better work-life balance, a healthier lifestyle and strengthening relationships.
Resolutions are not always easy to keep, but service members and their families have a resource available to help achieve their goal.
Military One Source, a one stop shop of information, resources and tools, provides assistance to help the military and family members in every aspect of life. In addition to the information available Military One Source offers free and confidential non-medical counseling. For your convenience, counseling is available face to face, 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.