- Old Cavalry Post Community Center opens soon!
- Fort Sill under Stage 2 water restrictions
- Pools open Friday, May 23
- Military spouses empowered, rejuvenated at Army Wife Network event
- Have you thanked a military spouse?
- Wading pool safety
- Resources available on Corvias website
- Green Corner
- Household trash or bulk pickup, we will take care of it
- Pest control
- Grant application deadline approaching
- Want to know what’s happening in your community?
The Corvias Military Living team will celebrate the opening of its second community center on Fort Sill at 11:oo a.m. Wednesday, June 4. Families living in on-post housing are welcome to enjoy the ribbon cutting ceremony co-hosted with the Fires Center of Excellence, a reception and a tour of the state-of-the-art facility given by your Corvias team members. The Old Cavalry Community Center is located at 1433 Fort Sill Blvd.
The Old Cavalry Post Community Center is the second of three community centers to open on Fort Sill. The facility boasts approximately 6,800 square feet of space dedicated to the families living on post. The center will feature many of the same amenities resident currently utilize in the Southern Plains Community Center to include a sparkling pool, multipurpose room, computer lab, clubroom and fitness center.
The pool will open just in time for Memorial Weekend on Friday, May 23. So don’t miss the festivities in June and a chance to explore your new community center! The dress is business casual or duty uniform for military personnel.
The lack of significant rain in the area has forced the post to follow the declared stage two water emergency by the city of Lawton. That means a mandatory restriction on outside watering, using the odd-even system. Fort Sill family housing residents can water every other day, but only between the hours of midnight and 9:00 a.m. The city's water policy triggers a stage two emergency when the combined water capacity of lakes Lawtonka, Ellsworth, and Waurika is at 60 percent, or less. The restrictions will stay in place until the lakes levels rise.
American Pool Service will be managing the Corvias Military Living community pools again this season. The pools will be open from May 23 through September 1. Pools are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. American Pool Service reserves the right to close the pool for inclement weather or pool maintenance.
Residents will need to show their pool pass and military I.D. before entering the pool area. Families who do not have a pool pass are encouraged to visit your Community Office. A pool use addendum will need to be signed to receive your pool pass. Community pools are for Corvias resident use only and one pass is issued per family.
To make a day at the pool enjoyable for all, here are some rules we ask residents to follow:
- No glass or pottery-type containers allowed in the pool area.
- All patrons must wear swimsuits that are appropriate for public appearance.
- Inflatable rafts, water wings/floaties and toys are not permitted in the pool (Guidance from CDC).
- Young children may wear Coast Guard approved life vests in the pool.
- Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers while in the pool.
- All children under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
- No pets are allowed in the pool area.
- Wet bathing suits are not allowed in the Community Center.
A complete list of rules is available online and posted at each facility.
Last month, we announced Corvias Military Living has partnered with Army Wife Network to bring the Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies program to three Corvias installations in 2014. Corvias and Army Wife Network held its first joint Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies networking and military spouse appreciation seminar on Fort Bragg on April 3 and 4.
Nearly 200 military spouses attended the four-hour event focused on fostering connections among spouses, sharing support, and enjoying camaraderie. Participants immediately began to experience this focus during the initial moments of the seminar, when spouses completed an ice-breaker activity that encouraged comparing and contrasting their military spouse experiences.
While challenges and opportunities associated with military life were at the forefront of the events’ discussions, food and door prizes were also provided, and attendees left the event feeling empowered and rejuvenated.
Kari Schaffer, who lives on post at Fort Bragg, was especially grateful to attend the event. “This has really taught me that you can have friends from all walks of life. It’s great how the event gets people together to talk.”
Corvias will also host and sponsor Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies seminars at Fort Meade and Fort Sill later this year.
For more information about the Army Wife Network and its partnership with Corvias, visit Army Wife Network’s multi-media resource website.
Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of military spouse contributions to the morale and readiness of our nation’s service members. In 1999, Congress designated the first Friday before Mother’s Day as National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This year on May 9, we continue to recognize and show appreciation to the silent force, behind the force, for their steadfast support and sacrifice.
As a nation, we salute spouses for their commitment, dedication and patriotism. Military spouses wear many hats while juggling family separations, employment uncertainties and frequent relocations. Yet, they still find time and strength to volunteer in our communities and manage the home front.
Corvias Military Living salutes our military spouses for your service and commitment! Thank you for the many selfless contributions and sacrifices in supporting our service members. Information on Military Spouse Appreciation events at Fort Sill is available on the MWR website.
Splashing around in a pool on a hot summer day is great entertainment for small children. Please remember only small, well-maintained wading pools are approved. Wading pools should be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide and must be emptied and stored when not in use. The resident assumes all liability for the set-up and operation of the pool and an adult must supervise filled wading pools and activity at all times.
This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our residents and maintain the curb appeal of the Communities. If you have any questions, please call or stop by your Community Office.
We encourage residents to visit our website at sill.corviasmilitaryliving.com. Important and helpful information is on the site including several features residents can utilize. Two options include viewing community resources and your monthly electronic newsletter.
Additionally, routine maintenance requests can be submitted here. Residents should fill out the form with as much detail as possible so your community team can identify and complete your request. If your work order is an emergency, please call your community office immediately instead of submitting the request electronically. The online form should not be used for any emergency situations, as they require a prompt response.
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.
Corvias offers convenient, curbside trash pick-up every week. In addition to curbside collection of household refuse, residents can also place bulk trash items at the curb on collection day. Please do not place your trash bin curbside until 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled pickup. Containers must be promptly returned to storage locations the same day. Household and bulk trash pickups are every Monday.
Additionally, when resident moves out of their home, we ask that you do not leave excess trash or rubbish. Bulk trash may not be left curbside at any time except for Mondays. Please notify the neighborhood office to arrange a pick-up time for bulk trash items. For more information about disposing of bulk trash items, please contact your Corvias Community Office.
As many of you have experienced, Southwest Oklahoma is known for its windy days. In order to prevent trash from flying out of the bins and dirtying up the streets, Corvias encourages residents to bag the trash inside the container. Corvias also asks if you see trash lying around your neighborhood to be a good steward and pick it up. We appreciate your attention in keeping your community beautiful.
Corvias Military Living offers quarterly, preventative pest control treatment around the exterior of each home. Please be advised to unlock any gates and bring pets indoors on the scheduled treatment day to ensure that your home is sprayed in its entirety.
All chemicals used are organic, odorless and will not stain. Please refrain from watering the grass and flower bed areas for one hour after application for maximum effectiveness.
Environmental Pest and Termite Control of Lawton will conduct the preventative treatment as scheduled below, weather permitting. Please contact your Corvias Community Office with any questions. Be sure to check out your resident calendar for the pest control schedule.
If you are the spouse of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college, Corvias Foundation may be able to help. Visit our website to learn more about available educational grants from Corvias Foundation and to apply online.
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.
- May 3 – LETRA Spring Carnival, 12–4 p.m., LETRA
- May 8- Grant applications due
- May 8 – Freedom’s Thunder Motorcycle Safety Rally, check-in time is at 8 a.m., Impact Zone
- May 9 – Spouse-A-Palooza, 6–8 p.m., Fort Sill Patriot Club
- May 10 – Post-wide Garage Sale, 8 a.m–1 p.m., 1-78th FA (BOLC) parking lot
- May 11 – Mother’s Day
- May 16 – Armed Forces Day Luncheon, 11:30 a.m–1 p.m., Fort Sill Patriot Club
- May 17 – Armed Forces Day Parade, 7-9 a.m., downtown city of Lawton
- May 17 – Resident Appreciation Event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- May 23- Pools open
- May 26 – Memorial Day