- National Wear Red Day
- Valentine’s Day 5 Fun Facts
- Military Saves Week
- Resident Reminders: Work Orders
- Scholarship Applications due this month!
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- Help prevent storm water pollution
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National Wear Red Day is a holiday dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is currently the number one killer of women in America, claiming the lives of approximately 500,000 American women annually.
National Wear Red Day was established by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in 2003. The day is celebrated annually by wearing the color red to represent the fight against heart disease and stroke to generate awareness and initiate change. By the 13th anniversary of the National Wear Red Day, the campaign had achieved many positive goals including these statistics: more than 33% of women in America have lost weight, and more than 50% of American women are more physically active. National Wear Red Day is celebrated on the first Friday of February annually.
Valentine’s Day comes once a year and is often associated with being a “Hallmark” holiday. However, Valentine’s Day is way more than that.
1. It has some pretty dark roots.
Historians believe Valentine's Day began in Ancient Rome as a pagan fertility festival call Lupercalia.
2. In the 1300s, it officially became a holiday associated with love and romance.
The holiday was modernized — no more animal sacrifices! — and was celebrated in mid-February because many believed that birds started their mating season on February 14, which is why doves are often associated with love.
3. Saint Valentine wasn't just one person.
In fact, he might have been two or three. But the most common "founder" of Valentine's Day was the Saint Valentine, who defied Emperor Claudius II.
4. The first valentines were sent in the 15th century.
But not until the 17th century did people start exchanging cards and letters. And Valentine's Day cards weren't mass-produced until the 1840s.
5. Today, it's pretty big business.
More than 62% of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day and spend an estimated $20 billion a year.
Military Saves Week begins February 27! Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure your family’s financial preparedness. Take this week to review your saving plans. Set your goals, even small ones, and start saving now. For more information, please visit www.militarysaves.org to review savings tips, tools, resources, and strategies.
It is important to recognize that, despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, the Air Force Aid Society can help. The Society can assist with living expenses, emergency travel, vehicle expenses, funeral expenses, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit www.afas.org.
Corvias provides 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in a home needs immediate attention, the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies. Call 580-581-2142 for Southern Plains, 580-581-2147 for Buffalo Soldiers, or 580-581-2140 for Old Calvary Post for any maintenance issues. If it is after normal business hours, please follow prompts for further assistance. Also, work orders may be submitted on the website.
Work order classification
Emergency – Response time in one hour or less with repairs completed in 24 hours. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather-related emergency would be the loss of heat during the winter months.
Urgent – Response time in 24-hours or less with repairs completed within five days. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door, a broken garbage disposal or a cracked window.
Routine – Response time in three business days with repairs completed within 15 days. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
Please contact the Community Office if there are questions concerning any maintenance issues.
Don’t forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $50,000 Scholarships for children of active-duty service members are due Thursday, February 9. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org. $5,000 Scholarships for spouses are due May 4.
Water Conservation: When washing your hands, turn the water off while lathering. See more tips here!
Let’s keep our Garbage Disposals happy!
- Drop a few ice cubes into the disposal and switch it on to clean the walls of the disposal.
- Run the disposal often to keep it from locking up.
- Place a few orange peels into the disposal and switch it on to deodorize (or freeze vinegar into ice cubes and kill two birds with one stone)
- Put too many potato skins or pasta in the disposal the starch will gum up the blades and could clog the drain.
- Pour grease, oil, fat into the drain. This will accumulate over time and will cause a clog in the pipes and disposal that will be tough to clear.
Storm water pollution is a challenging water quality problem. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, storm water pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater runoff from streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. These pollutants can cloud the water and make it difficult or impossible for aquatic plants to grow and could potentially destroy aquatic habitats.
Storm water runoff is our most common cause of water pollution. For more information on how you can help, please visit www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater.
To report any storm water issues in the residential areas, please contact your Community Office. If the storm water incident is occurring anywhere else on post, please contact the Fort Sill Environmental Quality Division at (580) 442-3266.
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February 2nd – Groundhog Day
February 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 20th – President’s Day – All Community Offices open.
February 27th – March 4th – Military Saves Week!