Fall has arrived! In order to get everyone into the spirit, Corvias invites you to join us for our annual Fallapalooza event at Southern Plains Community Center on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Stop by the Corvias Haunted Mansion for spooky, carnival style fun. There will be bounce houses, games, a children’s train ride and much more. We hope you’ll stick around until 6:00 p.m. for the costume contest. The contest will include three age groups: 0-3 years old, 4-8 year olds, and 9-14 year olds. We will offer prizes to the winners in each age group. Complimentary drinks, popcorn, hotdogs and other snacks will be offered. The event is free and open to all Corvias residents. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.
Trick or Treat hours on post will be from 6-8pm on Tuesday, October 31. While you and your kids are out enjoying the festivities please remember these safety tips to keep all of our little ghosts, super heroes, and princesses safe:
- Only Trick or Treat at homes that have their front porch light on (homes without their lights on are not participating)
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone! Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes or bags or hold a flashlight to help drivers see you.
- Examine all candy for tampering before eating them.
- Don’t eat homemade items from strangers.
- Look both ways before crossing the street! Use the sidewalks!
- Never enter homes and never accept rides from strangers!
Before you bring that new puppy or pet home, please ensure you stop by your Community Office to register your new family member. Registering a pet with your Community Office is easy; all you need is the following information to fill out a Corvias Pet Addendum; photo of pet, breed, color, weight, age, current inoculation/rabies record and whether or not the pet is housebroken. Contact or stop by your Community Office with additional details.
At the end of PCS season it is not uncommon for the post to see an increase in the stray pet population. If you see pets, such as dogs or cats, please call the Fort Sill Military Police desk at 580 442-2101.
Residents should notify the Military Police concerning loose or stray animals or any animal which, by its conduct or temperament, reasonably constitutes a physical threat to people or other animals. All animal bites or scratch incidents to humans should be reported to the nearest medical facility.
Military families can call 911 for emergencies, such as an injured animal, dog bites or violent animals and the E-911 center will dispatch an officer day or night.
For non-emergencies call 581-3272 or 581-3271 or the Military police desk. Residents who think a missing pet may be at the shelter should go to the facility located at 2104 SW 6th in Lawton.
Report all rodents and any dead animal, pets or wild, found in the neighborhood areas to your Community Office. Burial of animals in housing is prohibited.
More and more people each year are getting in to the Halloween spirit by placing spooky decorations in and around their home. Corvias encourages families to join in the fun, but asks all residents to please follow the rules associated with decorating for the holiday. Here are a few friendly reminders that we ask you keep in mind before you begin decorating.
Please make sure all decorations placed on the home are done so in a safe manner. Take every precaution to ensure none of the decorations pose a fire threat to you or your neighbor’s home. This also includes ensuring all emergency personnel and vehicles have access to your home should there be an emergency. All decorations placed in or around the home must have the Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approval.
No decoration should be placed on the roof of your home. Many times the nails, along with the extra weight of the decorations, can cause damage to the roof resulting in leaks. If you are hanging outdoor lights, please use approved plastic clips to attach the lights to the roof line.
Due to the warm climate in Oklahoma, our lawn care provider will continue mowing throughout most of October. Please make sure any holiday yard decorations are removed on your designated lawn care day. The decorations can be placed back in the yard once your yard has been mowed.
Finally, all decorations should be removed from the exterior of the homes within two weeks after the holiday. This provides everyone ample time to take down their decorations and store them.
If you have any questions regarding the policy on decorations please refer your Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG).
The Foundation has awarded over $7 million to military families since 2006
East Greenwich, R.I. (September 19, 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. Helping military spouses overcome economic hurdles by allowing them to equip themselves with the tools and accreditation to join the workforce has always been a key focus of the organization. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $100,000, each up to $5,000, to spouses of active-duty service members across the country.
“With active duty military families moving 2.4 times as often as civilians, or about every two to three years, we’re acutely aware of the barriers facing military spouses in their pursuit for employment opportunities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We are humbled by the perseverance and drive exhibited by every single one of these spouses and it’s a tremendous honor for all of us to play a role in their educational and professional journey.”
While each spouse comes from a unique background and they all have their own individual goals, there is a strong common thread of aspiring to help those who need a champion. For example, several of the recipients will further their studies to pursue work that helps and supports military families, a perfect encapsulation of the Foundation’s ripple-effect of giving. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring psychologists, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 385 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Following are our 2017 scholarship recipients:
Edwards Air Force Base, California
Nicoletta Pollice is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Advertisement/Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Pennsylvania State University. Her husband is TSgt Jason William Hoffman of the U.S. Air Force.
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Cheryl Clanahan is a junior pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Her husband is Maj Keric Clanahan of the U.S. Air Force.
Rendi Kunz is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Radiography at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is SPC Kyle Kunz of the U.S. Army.
Logan Posey is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism and Applied Behavior from Ball State University. Her husband is SSG Daniel Posey of the U.S. Army.
Tatum Price is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Medicine Science from Methodist University. Her husband is SFC William Albert Price Jr. of the U.S. Army.
Anna Weightman is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her husband is SPC Juan Perez of the U.S. Army.
Kaitlin Wonder is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Children & Families and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her husband is SSG Lance Wonder of the U.S. Army.
Fort Meade, Maryland
Ana Mulio Alvarez is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Washington University. Her husband is SPC David Newkirk of the U.S. Army.
Nancy Flores is a freshman pursuing an Associate’s degree in Nursing at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Charles Flores of the U.S. Army.
Jennifer Szarek is a freshman pursuing Physician's Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Daniel Szarek of the U.S. Army.
Fort Riley, Kansas
Caroline Brankley is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with minors in Business Administration and French at Kansas State University. Her husband is SPC Johnathan Brankley of the U.S. Army.
Jordan Hansel is a freshman pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education at Kansas State University. Her husband is PV2 Jacob L. Hansel of the U.S. Army.
Angela Porritt is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Teaching from Kansas State University. Her husband is CW2 Timothy James Porritt of the U.S. Army.
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Callie Beasley is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University. Her husband is 2LT Scott Beasley of the U.S. Army.
Melody Smith is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University. Her husband is CW2 Reginal Smith of the U.S. Army.
McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
Hannah Huff is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. Her husband is SSgt Andrew Huff of the U.S. Air Force.
Angela Saunders is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Bethel College. Her husband is TSgt Tyrone Saunders of the U.S. Air Force.
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: www.corvias.com.
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Oct. 4th - Community Offices will open at 10 am
Oct. 9th – Columbus Day! Community Offices are closed
Oct. 18- Community Offices open at 10 am
Oct. 19th – Story Hour – Southern Plains Community Center 10 am
Oct. 19th - Fort Sill Living Expo 3 – 8 pm Historic Patriot Club - 500 Upton Road Fort Sill 73503
Oct. 20th- Fallapalooza; Near Old Cavalry Post Community Center; 4:30-7:00 pm
Oct. 25th- Community Offices Close at 1:30 pm
Oct. 28th - Halloween Costume Contest - Twin Oaks Bowling Center - 935 Macomb Road Fort Sill 7-10pm
Oct 31st – Halloween – Trick or Treating hours are 6-8pm