· Message from the Program Manager
· Yard of the Month
· Big Winners at the 1-68 ARW Family Day
· Corvias Video Contest Winners
· Love your Dog - Leash your Dog
· Taking Care of Your Furry Family Members
· Freeze Pop Friday
· Scheduled Home Checkups
· Tell us how we did
· Chill Before you Grill
· A Firework Free 4th of July
· Getting Ready to PCS with a Yard Sale
· Water Conservation Tips for Home
· Green Corner
· Eielson AFB Family Housing Facebook Page
· Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
Our family housing neighborhoods have hundreds of acres of grass, trees and bushes to tend. We need your help to ensure our landscaping crews can reach every yard.
A few simple steps make the difference. Prepare your lawn; remove toys, lawn furniture, tools, & hoses. Pick up pet waste, unlock your backyard gate and keep your pet indoor on the day of service. This will ensure that your lawn gets cut. Our landscape team will not be able to cut the lawn if these steps are not taken.
The Eielson AFB landscaping schedule is as follows:
- Monday – Century Park North
- Tuesday – Century Park South & Broadway
- Wednesday – Galaxy Heights & Ravens Wood
- Thursday – Moose Lake
- Friday – French Creek
This is not the only landscaping news for our Eielson community. You may have seen Corvias team members in your neighborhood painting curbs/sidewalks or putting reflective devices on backyard gates. This is part of the Corvias No Mow program. Residents can opt out of the free landscaping service and take care of their own yard. The painted “IN” and reflectors will help landscapers identify and avoid homes enrolled in the No Mow program.
Corvias respects the wishes of our residents to tend and beautify your yard. This is one more step to ensure that desire becomes reality. Those who decline lawn care service must maintain a well-groomed yard in accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns we are here for you. You can call us at 907-372-2300 or stop by the Community Office. We would love to see you.
Corvias Military Living
Corvias Military Living is launching the Yard of the Month program for 2014. The program is designed to recognize residents who make a special effort to improve their home’s landscaping. This year’s competition runs monthly from July through September.
Judging for Yard of the Month will take place the third Friday of each month during the competition. Judges will select one Eielson Air Force Base home as the winner.
The first month will be judged on July 18. On that day, judges will ride through their community and select the home that best meets the following criteria:
· Overall appearance (landscaping, lawn ornaments, etc.)
· Flowerbeds free of weeds and grass
· Driveway free of grease and oil
· Free of trash, debris and pet waste
The winner will have the Yard of the Month sign displayed in front of their home, their picture in Corvias Community Newsletter and will also receive a $50 gift card.
Corvias Military Living was privileged to attend the 168th Air Fueling Wing (ARW) Family Day at the Chena Lake Recreation Area on 7 June. More than 1,000 Air National Guard members and their families attended the event. Some of them were lucky enough to walk away with $1,000 in prizes from Corvias.
Tyler Skaggs, a 7-year-old, won a prize for his father, Tech. Sgt. Jeff Skaggs, a member of the 168th Maintenance Squadron Fuel Shop. The prize included an infrared grille, propane, and a barbecue tool kit, which the family used that night to grill up steaks. Tyler gave the prize to his dad for Father’s Day.
The second prize went to another member of the 168th ARW. The prize included two fishing rods, dip nets, one large cooler, four camp chairs, a tackle box, bug spray, and a filet knife and glove.
Why is your Corvias Community the best place to live? Discover what the winners of the video contest have to say.
Corvias Military Living asked residents from all Corvias Military Living communities to share a one-minute video explaining why your Corvias Community is the best place to live. We would like to thank our residents for their video submissions. There were so many amazing entries, it was difficult to select a winner. The grand prize winner received a $2,000 travel voucher and an iPad mini. Five other winners were selected and each received an iPad mini. We are pleased to announce the winners!
- Bland Family, from Fort Bragg, NC are the grand prize winners. To see the video click here.
- Amber Lewis, from Fort Meade, MD. To see the video click here.
- Melling Family, from Fort Sill, OK. To see the video click here.
- Ishmael Family, from Fort Rucker, AL. To see the video click here.
- Savannah Hiatt, from Fort Riley, KS. To see the video click here.
- Page Family, from Fort Polk, LA. To see the video click here.
According to Air Force Instruction 32-6001, Family Housing Management and the Resident Responsibility Guide your pet must be on a leash and under positive control any time it is outside of your fenced yard. Pets should also never be left tied up.
Military working dogs and Security Forces routinely patrol Eielson's neighborhoods to provide security and keep the peace. These dogs are bred and trained to enforce the law and may not interact well with other dogs. Keep yourself, your pet and our security forces safe by leashing your pet.
There have been a number of incidents lately where unleashed pets have put themselves, their owners and their neighbors in danger. We value the safety of our residents and their furry friends.
Keeping your pet on a leash is required and will keep all of us at Eielson AFB safe.
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 food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy, make sure your pet is registered with the Eielson veterinarian, vaccinated and gets 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.
Regularly exercise your pet to keep them happy and healthy. Going for a walk or playing around the house or the Edward’s Bark Park 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 that the majority of community and neighborhood pet problems result from the 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.
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.
Beat the summer heat with a free popsicle! Join us for Freeze Pop Friday, July 11 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Corvias team members will be handing out popsicles at two locations; the corner of Broadway Street and Artic Avenue and the corner of French Creek Drive and Artic Avenue. The event is open to all Eielson AFB housing residents and is first come, first serve.
The Corvias maintenance team is conducting annual preventative maintenance inspections throughout family housing.
The inspection is a multiple-point checkup. The technicians will inspect HVAC systems, check water heaters, test smoke detectors, as well as look for leaks, slow running drains, and other maintenance issues.
These inspections are designed to keep your home running in tip-top performance. The entire process should take no longer than 30 minutes. If we do not hear from you prior to the anticipated date noted below, we will plan to access your home in your absence. Please secure your pets for safety reasons.
Your feedback is very important to us. Through your suggestions we find ways to improve our service for all residents. That’s why we’ve implemented a convenient way for residents to provide us with feedback!
Within seven days of a completed service request, you should receive a link to an online survey from firstname.lastname@example.org. While participation is voluntary, we hope that you will take just a few minutes to answer 10 questions about our performance. The survey is designed to help improve our customer service to you and your family.
We appreciate your feedback! Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value to you. With your advice, Corvias Military Living can work to improve your experience.
Nothing says summer like a flame broiled hotdog or hamburger. But before you break out the grill, here are a couple of suggestions to keep your outdoor barbecue safe and satisfying. Propane and charcoal grills should only to be used outdoors and be placed at least 15 feet away from any structure. Never cook under an overhang or store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages. A grill should never be left unattended and should only be lit by a responsible adult. Follow these simple rules and you’re guaranteed a delicious and fulfilling summer.
Nothing celebrates America like the 4th of July, but using fireworks, firecrackers, or other pyrotechnics is prohibited on Eielson AFB. Only the installation commander can approve the use of fireworks on the base. If you want to celebrate the 4th of July at Eielson, you can attend the 4th of July Bash at Birch Lake. The event is July 4 from noon to 5 p.m. and includes free food, lots of beach fun and free watercraft and equipment rentals. The event will be located at Outdoor Recreation at Birch Lake. This free event is open to the Eielson AFB community.
PCSing from Alaska can be an expensive and long process. Before you leave, you can lighten your load with an on-base yard sale. Contact the Corvias Community Manager for permission and follow these simple rules.
- One yard sale per household, per quarter
- 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday
- Only one sign posted on the property where the sale is occurring
- Only dispose of personal household items, no business-related activities
Contact the community manager at 907-372-2300 or visit us in Amber Hall to schedule your yard sale.
Here are 10 tips for conserving water in your home.
- Take shorter showers, a 20-minute shower uses approximately 100 to 200 gallons of water.
- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge. Running tap water to cool it off is wasteful.
- Use your dishwasher and clothes washer for only full loads.
- Minimize the use of kitchen garbage disposal units. Dispose of sink waste in the trash can, not down the drain.
- Rinse your razor in a few inches of sink water. Rinsing your razor with running water can waste up to three gallons of water.
- Don’t run the hose when washing your car. Clean the car with a pail of soapy water. This simple practice can save up to 150 gallons.
- Use a broom, not a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
- Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets and couplings. A small drip from a faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day.
- Check your toilets for leaks. Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak.
- Water your lawn only when it needs it. Most lawns only need about one inch of water each week.
By using these water-saving efforts you can reduce your in-home water use by 15 percent, or almost 2,000 gallons per year.
How can you beat the heat this summer? Avoid using heat generating appliances during the hottest part of the day! Things such as your clothes dryer, oven and dish washer can all generate a lot of heat, which can make it harder to cool your home.
Get the latest events, news, and updates on Corvias Military Living’s Eielson AFB Family Housing Page at https://www.facebook.com/CorviasMilitaryLivingEielson.
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
All offices closed – July 4
Freeze Pop Friday – July 11