- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Your opinion could be worth $1,500
- You asked and we listened
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Join us for our annual resident appreciation celebration
- Pools open Saturday, May 23!
- Fort Sill under stage 3 water restrictions
- Why is storm water runoff a problem?
- Military spouse educational grant
- Green corner
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.
Upcoming events and important dates
- May 2- Post Wide Garage Sale. 8am-12pm.
- May 7- Corvias Foundation Grant applications are due
- May 9- Pop over to see us. Free popcorn all day at both community centers.
- May 10- Happy Mother’s Day
- May 14- Resident Appreciation Celebration 4:30-7:00pm
- May 19- Chore Charts and Family Life Skills; Southern Plains Community Center 11:45 am-12:45 pm.
- May 20- ACS Spouse’s Welcome Social. Old Cavalry Post Community Center 10 am- 12 pm
- May 21- ACS PCS Workshop for Spouse’s. Southern Plains Community Center 10-11:30 (stateside) 1-2:30 pm (overseas)
- May 23- Community pools open!
- May 27- Story Hour; Southern Plains Community Center 4-5 pm
The HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) will be conducting their Resident Satisfaction Survey via e-mail from May 7th – June 7th at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. Please click here to read the attached memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. 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 our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of $1,500!
Corvias Military Living is pleased to announce the addition of an automated voicemail system through a third-party company, One Call Now. Using this system will allow us to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving these important messages via text messaging. Simply text the word, “ALERT” to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts. If you have a text message plan, these messages will be included in your plan. Otherwise, standard text message charges apply. At Corvias we are committed to keeping you informed and we believe the use of this automated system, in addition to our current methods of communication, will ensure you receive these important messages quickly. Please contact your community office if you have any questions!
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 as food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated, micro chipped and receives 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. Pets are social creatures and thrive on social stimulation.
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 the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from 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 and common areas daily.
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.
Join Corvias Military Living for our Resident Appreciation Celebration event. The family carnival-style event will be Thursday, May 14 from 4: 30 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will host the free event for all on post housing residents near the playground area south of Geronimo Road and Perez Road.
Families will enjoy free hot dogs, chicken nuggets, drinks and an assortment of snacks. The carnival area will be filled with games and activities for all ages including a balloon toss, watermelon eating contests, obstacle courses and much more. Parking for the family carnival will be available near Geronimo Road and Wolfe Road. Please contact your community office for additional information.
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.
The significant lack of rain in the area has forced the post to follow declared stage three water emergency by the city of Lawton. That means a mandatory restriction on outside watering, limiting water usage to only Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Fort Sill family housing residents are only permitted to water outside during the hours of 12:00 am (midnight) and 9:00 am (morning) on Wednesday and Saturday.
Polluted storm water 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.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 Educational Grants for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 7. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
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.