- A new beginning!
- Come take your last lap
- Tell us how we are doing
- Seasonal lawn care services
- Suicide awareness: Recognize the signs and know the resources
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Corvias Military Living celebrated a milestone on August 18 as the Romo family was preparing to move out of their Artillery Village home. The Romo family was the last family to move out of the Artillery Village neighborhood, kicking-off the demolition process that is slated to be completed by the end of 2015.
Artillery Village was built in 1960 by the United Stated Army as part of military housing for Fort Sill families. Artillery Village was comprised of 92 homes, 18 of which were previously taken down by Corvias in 2010. Although, this is good-bye for the remaining 74 Artillery Village homes, it is an exciting time for the Fort Sill Corvias family as we have begun delivering the 78, 3 and 4 bedroom townhomes in Buffalo Soldier Acres for junior enlisted families.
Corvias has also broken ground on another amenity that will open to residents this year. Construction efforts are currently underway to build Fort Sill’s third and final community center located in the Buffalo Soldier Acres Community. The center will offer Wi-Fi connectivity; a fitness room; business center equipped with computers, Common Access Card (CAC) readers for Department of Defense (DoD) network access, and a printer/scanner/fax machine; an outdoor entertainment area and a splash pad in lieu of a pool for Fort Sill residents.
Come enjoy the pool for the last few days this summer! Labor Day will be the end of pool season for all Corvias community pools. The pools will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labor Day, September 7 – weather permitting.
Towards the middle of September, 25 percent of Corvias Military Living residents will receive an electronic housing survey in their email boxes! This is a prime opportunity for you and your family to tell us how well we are doing in meeting your on-post housing needs.
The electronic survey will only take a few minutes, and by completing it, you are eligible for a drawing to win one of four $100 Visa gift cards from Corvias Military Living.
Congratulations to the winners from the July survey drawing: the Davis family, the Presser family, the Rutherford family, and the Quinteros family.
At Corvias Military Living, we do our best to improve your quality of life and overall housing experience. To us, this means making your life easier and taking chores off your plate when we can. As part of this, Corvias Military Living provides commercial lawn mowing services at no additional charge. These seasonal services are provided by Munie Greencare, an established leader in the commercial lawn mowing business. During the growth season, mowing in your community will be completed bi-weekly to weekly as grass growth rates require.
Check your resident calendar online for your scheduled lawn care. Please keep in mind, however, that inclement weather may require adjustments to your regular lawn mowing schedule. If you have questions about your lawn mowing services, please contact your Community Office.
How to Prepare Your Yard for Mowing:
- Remove toys, trash, patio furniture, grills and trampolines from all grassy areas on your lawn mowing day or the day before. Unprepared lawns will not be mowed.
- Remove pet waste from your yard. Crews will not mow lawns that contain pet waste.
- Remove decorative items such as solar lights, on your lawn mowing day. Crews will not trim around items that may be easily damaged.
- Place pets indoors on your lawn mowing day, to ensure their safety.
- Ensure that your backyard fence is unlocked to allow crews to access your yard. After lawn mowing has been completed, make sure your fence is closed before allowing your pet to re-enter your yard.
No mow option
We understand you may prefer to maintain your own lawn. If you do, please contact your Community Office, so we can provide your home with a special marker to display, and our lawn mowing crews will know to skip your lawn. If you choose to place your home on the no-mow list, you will be expected to cut and trim your lawn as often as—and at least to the standard of—our commercial lawn mowing service.
Service Members and their families are strong and face many adventures throughout their military career. Military life can also be stressful at times and some may start to feel isolated, overwhelmed, or angry when dealing with challenging situations. These reactions can be common responses to life events. However, these feelings may be signs of more serious conditions. People coping with challenges may feel like there is no escape from their symptoms, leading them to have thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) – press ‘1’ for the Military Crisis Line or send a text to 838255. You can also visit www.militarycrisisline.net.
The Fort Sill Military Community also has several local resources to help Service Members and their families to include the Chaplains at (580) 442-3302 during normal business hours or at (580) 442-3240/3241 after duty hours.
If you or someone you know is talking about suicide get them assistance immediately with these three steps – Ask, Care, Escort. Ask your loved one if they are thinking of killing themselves. Care for your loved one – actively listen to show understanding, remove any means that could be used for self-injury. Escort your loved one – never leave them alone! Escort them to their chain of command, a chaplain, a behavioral health professional, or primary care provider.
Keep your refrigerator and freezer at the right temperature. The refrigerator should be between 38° F and 42° F and the freezer between 0° F and 5° F.
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.
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Important dates and events
- Sept.7- Happy Labor Day! Community Offices are open from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Sept. 11- Pop Over to See Us- Popcorn Friday. Enjoy free popcorn all day at your Community Office
- Sept.12- Fort Sill Devil Dog Run; 8-10 a.m.; Fort Sill New Post Chapel
- Sept. 13- National Grandparents Day
- Sept. 28- Story Hour; 4-5 p.m.; Southern Plains Commmunity Center