- Old Cavalry Post Community Center now open!
- Video Contest Winner Announced
- Tell us how we did
- Trailers Policy
- ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident …’
- Fireworks NOT Permitted at Fort Sill
- Fighting mosquitoes this summer
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
- Upcoming events and important dates
Fort Sill residents and Corvias Military Living team members celebrated a milestone occasion June 4. The Old Cavalry Post Community Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting by members of the Army and Corvias. The center is the second of three to open on post and the 30th in the Corvias Group portfolio. The Old Cavalry Post Community Center, located at 1433 Fort Sill Boulevard, dedicates more than 6,800 square feet of space to first-class amenities such as a resort style swimming pool, multi-purpose room, clubroom and fitness center.
Guests enjoyed a reception and open house of the state-of-the art facility immediately after the ceremony. Corvias will open the third Community Center next year. Thank you for joining us!
Why is your Corvias Community the best place to live? Discover what the winners of the video contest have to say.
Corvias Military Living asked residents from all Corvias Military Living communities to share a one minute video explaining why your Corvias Community is the best place to live. We would like to thank our residents for their video submissions. There were so many amazing entries, it was difficult to select a winner. The grand prize winner received a $2,000 travel voucher and an ipad mini. Five other winners were selected and each received an ipad mini. We are pleased to announce the winners!
- Bland Family, from Fort Bragg, NC are the grand prize winners. To see the video click here.
- Amber Lewis, from Fort Meade, MD. To see the video click here.
- Melling Family, from Fort Sill, OK. To see the video click here.
- Ishmael Family, from Fort Rucker, AL. To see the video click here.
- Savannah Hiatt, from Fort Riley, KS. To see the video click here.
- Page Family, from Fort Polk, LA. To see the video click here.
Your feedback is very important to us. Through your suggestions we find ways to improve our service for all residents. That’s why we’ve implemented a convenient way for residents to provide us with feedback!
Within seven days of a completed service request, you should receive a link to an online survey from firstname.lastname@example.org . While participation is voluntary, we hope that you will take just a few minutes to answer 10 questions about our performance. The survey is designed to help improve our customer service to you and your family.
We appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
When preparing for vacation, read the following policies regarding recreational vehicles and equipment, which can be found in your Resident Responsibility Guide, section 4-8. Recreational vehicles may be parked in garages, only as long as no part of the vehicle or trailer extends beyond the support structure of doorways. They cannot be parked under carports or in front of your home.
The following types of vehicles and equipment may only be stored inside the garage with the door closed and may not be permanently parked, left overnight or visible in any housing area:
- Travel trailers
- Motor coaches
- Camper bodies or trailer
- Commercial vehicles
- Tractor trailers
- Boats and trailers
- Horse trailers
- All-terrain vehicles
Please contact 580-581-2100 to register for space in Corvias’s free RV Lot.
On July 4, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, although Congress formally declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, and the Declaration wasn’t signed by all 56 members until August.
Some other facts about the founding document of the United States that you may not know:
- There’s a message on the back. No, it’s not an invisible treasure map (as in the Nicholas Cage movie National Treasure). The words “Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776” appear on the reverse side of the document on display in the National Rotunda, at the bottom and upside down.
- About 200 copies of the Declaration were immediately produced by printer John Dunlap for distribution through the 13 colonies. Of these original “Dunlap broadsides,” 26 still exist.
- The original document wasn’t printed on paper, but “engrossed” on parchment. Engrossing is a process for preparing an official document in large, clear handwriting.
- At the bottom left corner of the Declaration is an unidentified handprint. Historians speculate that it’s the result of the document’s being rolled up for transport and handled by various people for extensive exhibition in the early years of its existence.
- The two youngest signers of the Declaration were Thomas Lynch Jr. and Edward Rutledge, both of South Carolina, both 26 years old at the time. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, 70. Nine of the original signers died before the American Revolution ended in 1783.
Fireworks typically play a major part in Fourth of July celebrations. We would like to remind all residents that the sale, manufacturing and discharging of fireworks anywhere on Fort Sill is prohibited.
Fireworks are not allowed to be discharged anywhere within the city limits of Lawton. Fireworks can be discharged near Lake Lawtonka on designated days in certain areas. Stay tuned to your local media for more information.
We wish everyone a fun and safe Fourth of July!
Fighting mosquitoes this summer
Summer rain brings some relief from the heat, but it can also provide mosquitoes a place to live and reproduce. Standing water in your yard is the ideal place for these pesky insects to develop. Please be aware of any items in your yard that can hold water (e.g. wading pools, buckets, watering cans.) Reducing standing water can help reduce the mosquito population and make your summer more enjoyable.
Taking care of your furry family members
Having a pet is fun, but pet ownership also comes with many responsibilities. If you already have a family pet, or are thinking about getting one, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Care for your pet
Caring for your animal is the greatest responsibility of pet ownership. Your pet depends on you for basic needs such food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated and gets annual check-ups.
Pets require your time and attention. Whether your pet requires a lot of care or is low maintenance, find time to spend with your pet. Brushing your pet is a great way to spend some time together and can reduce pet hair around the house.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house benefits both you and your pet.
Dealing with pet waste is one of those topics that every pet owner must deal with but no one likes to talk about. The fact is that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the inappropriate handling of pet waste. In addition, pet waste is the greatest source of potential health risk for your pet and your family. Scoop litter boxes daily and clean them regularly. If your pet spends time outside your house, clean up waste from the yard.
For your pet’s wellbeing make sure you always follow the Pet Policy outlined in the Resident Responsibility Guide. For more information on pet ownership visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website.
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your unit.
Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
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.
July 3 – Fort Sill training holiday
July 4 – All Corvias offices closed
July 5 – Little Big Town concert, Polo Field, 6 p.m.
July 7 – Lawton Public Schools central enrollment open for new students
July 12 – Military Appreciation Family Dun Day, LETRA, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 12 – Movie Nights on the Beach, LETRA
July 13 – Book Club for Adults, Nye Library, 2 p.m.
July 19 – Movie Nights on the Beach, LETRA
July 26 – Special Summer playgroup, Fort Sill Youth Center, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.