- Pest Control
- Water Conservation
- Corvias Foundation Awards Scholarship to Three Fort Sill Students
- Corvias is on Facebook!
- Summer Pet Care
- Green Corner
- Resident Responsibility Guide Updated
- Get to Know Your Neighbors
- Fourth of July festivities
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Nothing can ruin your summer fun like a pest problem! Let us help you keep pesky insects away from your picnics and activities.
Contact the community office to schedule a Work Order. Routine work orders are scheduled 4 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Also, note that a perimeter spray is completed around each home 3 times per year. Please see your community calendar for an updated spray schedule.
We adhere to the following work order response times for Pest Control:
- Emergency 1— (Response time 1 hour) — Example: Multiple “venomous” pests inside the home such as bees, hornets, and spiders.
- Emergency 1 — (Response time 1 hour) — Example: Nuisance wildlife inside the home such as snakes, raccoons, skunks, etc.
- Emergency 2— (Response time 4 hours) —Example: Nuisance wildlife and venomous pests in your yard.
- Emergency 2 — (Response time 4 hours) - Example: A dead animal inside the home.
- Urgent — (Assessed and completed within 3 days) Example: A dead animal outside of the home.
- Routine Work Orders are assessed within 3 days and completed within 10 days. All other pest control work orders will fall under this category.
Mice are covered under a routine work order. Residents can choose to have glue traps delivered by the Maintenance team or can schedule a Pest Control Work Order to have bait traps set on the perimeter of the home. Residents calling in regarding stray domestic animals such as dogs and cats should contact 581-3272 or 581-3271 or the Military police desk for non-emergencies. Residents should call 911 for emergencies such as injured animals, dog bites or violent animals. In the case of a coyote sighting please contact your community office.
With July approaching, water piped for residential use often goes toward the care of lawns and gardens. As more water is used outdoors, more water is wasted. Yet it is possible to conserve water and still maintain a healthy lawn and have fun.
Here are some water conservation tips from the Department of Environmental Quality.
*Check for leaks in outdoor faucets, pipes and hoses. Even slight drips can add up to many gallons of wasted water.
*Water your lawn only when it needs it. A good way to see if your lawn needs watering is to step on the grass. If it springs back up when you move, it doesn’t need water. If it stays flat, it needs water.
*Avoid watering on windy days. Wind will carry water away from its intended area.
*Water during the coolest part of the day, generally early morning, to avoid excess evaporation and to help prevent the growth of fungus.
*It is better to water once every 5-7 days wetting the soil to a depth of 6 to 10 inches. This takes 1/2 to 1 inch of water.
*Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Mulch will slow the evaporation of moisture and discourage weed growth.
*Do not permit children to play with the hose or sprinkler.
*Do not use a constant stream of water when washing the car. Wash from a bucket of soapy water, using the hose only to rinse. Wash less frequently during dry, hot weather.
*Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways and sidewalk
For more information regarding water conservation see the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
Fort Sill, Okla. (June 5, 2017) – Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 11th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to three outstanding students from Fort Sill, as part of the 12th class of scholarship recipients.
Tisa Berry from Eisenhower High School has been active in Key Club, Partner’s Club for Special Olympics, volunteering at the library and church, and Fine Arts. Tisa plans to study psychiatry at Baylor University.
Kenny Ramos from Lawton High School has been active in Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and soccer. Kenny plans to study sports exercise science at Oklahoma Central University.
Sean Tolbert from Lawton High School has participated in Key Club, Student Council, and the Freshman Buddy Initiative. Sean plans to study business at Oklahoma State University.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“This scholarship has transformed my vision of my college life. Before receiving this scholarship I thought I would be working a part time job, taking out student loans, and stressing about the financial strains of being a college student,” said 2017 scholarship recipient, Sean Tolbert. “However now I know that I will be able to focus on my studies, and I will have the time to get really involved on campus, which is the most exciting part by far. I'm so grateful to Corvias Foundation for allowing me this freedom.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 364 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring engineers, philanthropists, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.
The Foundation awarded 12 scholarships up to $50,000 to children of active-duty service members stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Polk in Louisiana, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: http://www.corvias.com.
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With the summer heat upon us, it is important to think about the safety of your pets. Follow these tips to keep your pets cool and hydrated.
Provide ample shade and water: Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.
Limit exercise on hot days: Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets who, because of their short noses, typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible.
Source: The Humane Society of the United States
How do you get rid of “energy vampires?” Unplug appliances that are not in use. Do not leave them in standby mode.
Corvias has recently updated your Resident Responsibility Guide, which includes changes to our pet policy. You are able to review the updated guide. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your community office.
Summer time typically means moving time in the military. This is the perfect time to get to know your neighbors. Whether you are new to the community, or have been around to see moving trucks and neighbors come and go, summer is the perfect time to forge new relationships. Knowing your neighbors, helps build a strong support network, builds a sense of community, provides a safer community, and you might just meet a life-long friend.
If you aren’t sure where to start, here are some simple tips to get to know your neighbors:
Say Hello – The neighborhood welcoming committee may no longer know on doors with a fresh a fresh dessert to make a formal introduction. However, it doesn’t need to be formal – wave hello or smiling is a good way to start.
Spend time outdoors – You are more likely to see and meet your neighbors, by just hanging outside of your home. This is a good way to spark up a conversation and make small talk.
Get Involved – Learn about volunteer opportunities, support groups, classes and community events and make a point to attend. Contact ACS or check out the Corvias and installation Facebook pages. You are guaranteed to run into a neighbor or meet someone new.
Drop by your community center and attend resident events – Enjoy the amenities available at the community center. Hanging out by the pool, working out in the fitness center, or using the computer lab are just a few ways to meet people. Also, stay tuned for upcoming resident events.
Host a Welcome Party or Block Party – Invite neighbors over to your home or backyard for food, fun and to mingle. This is a great way to include children and get everyone together and begin to build relationships. If you don’t have time to plan the party yourself, try to get everyone involved in the planning process. Consider planning activities and games for neighbors of all ages. If you need a larger location, consider reserving a community center.
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!
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Community Offices Closed July 4th
Fort Sill Summer Concert July 4th Polo Field
Pool Safety Classes July 10th – 20th (Mon-Thurs) OCP pool
Popsicle Friday July 14th
Community Offices Closed until 10AM July 19th