- Join Corvias for our annual Spring Into Fun!
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Purple Up!
- Your opinion matters
- Help keep your community clean!
- Need to get rid of some unused household items?
- Yard of the month
- Want a rewarding summer job?
- Applications for the Corvias Foundation Educational Grant for Military Spouses are Due May 7!
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Fort Sill Family and MWR and Corvias Military Living invite you to attend the annual Fort Sill Easter Egg Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 4 at Butner/Cowan Field. Festivities take place from 11 am - 2 pm. Enjoy carnival style games, prizes, face painting, pictures with the Easter bunny, food and beverage concessions and more. The Egg Hunt will begin at 12 pm for all age groups. The field will be divided into 4 groups: 18 mos-3 years,4-5 years, 6-8 years, and 9-11 years. There will be a separate area set up for EFMP Families.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- Apr.3- Car seat check event at the child development centers on Fort Sill; 10:00 am-1:00 pm
- Apr.4- Corvias community offices are closed
- Apr.4- Easter Egg Extravaganza/ Spring Into Fun resident event; Butner Field; 11 am-2 pm;
- Apr.10- Pop Over to See Us (Popcorn Friday). Enjoy free popcorn at your community center!
- Apr. 15- ACS Spouse’s Welcome Social; Old Cavalry Post Community Center; 10 am-12 pm
- Apr. 16- ACS Spouse‘s PCS Brief; Southern Plains Community Center; 10-11:30 am
- Apr.17&18- Lawton’s Largest Garage Sale; Great Plains Coliseum;(F)8am-6pm; (S) 8am-3pm
- Apr.23- Couponing 101 with Family Advocacy Program; Old Cavalry Post Community Center; 4-5pm
- Apr.27- Story Hour; Southern Plains Community Center; 3:30-4:30pm
- Apr.27- Thank You Card Program drawing at the community centers
- Apr.27- Car seat check event at Graham Resiliency Training Center (Bldg2934); 10:30 am-1:00 pm
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, we take time to recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resiliency. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. You can do this by wearing the color purple on April 15th. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue.
Corvias Military Living would like to salute our military children and show appreciation for all that they do! Please join us at Spring into Fun on April 4 and stop by the welcome table to pick up a small token of our gratitude.
For more information on other Month of the Military Child events visit the Fort Sill Family and MWR website.
Late last year, families living on-post received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-post.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
Corvias offers convenient, curbside trash and recycling 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 6:30 a.m. the day of your scheduled pickup. Containers must be promptly returned to storage locations the same day. Household and bulk trash pickups are every Tuesday and recycling is collected every Thursday.
Additionally, when a resident moves out of their home, we ask that you do not leave excess trash or rubbish. Please notify the community 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.
Do you have unique, one-of-a-kind treasures to sell? Maybe you have more stuff than house. During the next several months there will be several opportunities to participate in garage/yard sales. Lawton will be hosting “Lawton’s Largest Garage, Antiques & Collectables Sale” April 17 and 18 at the Great Plains Coliseum and the post wide garage sale will be held Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, October 3.
Please ensure you refer to your Resident Responsibility Guide when having a yard sale at your residence. It is not permitted for residents to sell weapons, prescription or over the counter medication or the resale of new items (as a business) at your yard sales.
If you have any questions or would like more information on the yard sale expectations while residing with Corvias, please contact your community office.
Corvias Military Living is proud to launch the Yard of the Month program for 2015 next month. The program is designed to recognize on-post residents who make a special effort to improve the landscaping of their homes. It’s a monthly competition that runs from May through July.
Judging for Yard of the Month will take place on the first Friday of each month during the three months of the program. Judges will select one Community Yard of the Month for each on-post housing Community. Yards in Buffalo Soldier Acres will be judged with Southern Plains.
Judging for next month will take place on May 1. On that day, judges will ride through their designated neighborhood and select the home that best meets the following criteria:
- Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
- Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
- Driveway free of grease and oil
- Free of trash and debris
The Community Yard of the Month will receive a yard sign, a $25 gift card.
In addition to Community Yard of the Month, there will also be one Installation Yard of the Month. Judges will assess the two on-post Yard of the Month winners and award the overall champion. The winner will have the Installation Yard of the Month sign displayed in front of their home, a picture in the monthly newsletter and will also receive a $50.00 gift card.
So let the gardening begin!
American Pool Service is now hiring lifeguards and head guards for the summer of 2015, at the Corvias community pools on Fort Sill. American Pool Service is hosting two upcoming hiring events on April 4th 10:00am - 2:00pm and April 25th 10:00am - 2:00pm, at the Southern Plains Community Center. Lifeguarding is the perfect job for high school students, college students and adults with a flexible summer schedule. To be a lifeguard, you must be a minimum of 15 years old, and have or obtain your Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. American Pool Service is searching for responsible adults and teenagers, so please RSVP if you plan to attend the upcoming hiring events. Contact Rachael Marco at firstname.lastname@example.org, 580-351-8281 or visit the locations tab at www.guardforlife.com.
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Educational Grants for college. Applications are due May 7 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
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