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Pet Appreciation Event
Resident Appreciation Event – Breakfast on the Go
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Yard of the Month Program Delayed
Back to School Bullying: Not Just Sticks and Stones
Heart to Heart: Tips for Single Parent Service Members
Vehicle Repairs in Housing
Understanding the Base Pet Policy
Check out the Tanana Valley State Fair
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June and July was a challenging time for Eielson AFB residents. Record-breaking summer rains soaked our base neighborhoods and homes.
We would like to thank our residents for their patience and the maintenance teams from the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron and Corvias Military Living for the long hours they spent protecting our homes and neighborhoods. The cooperation from residents and workers kept this incident from being much worse. Overall the damage from the flood was limited to a relatively small number of homes.
During the crisis, Corvias team members pumped tens of thousands of gallons of water from base homes. Corvias purchased and distributed 20 dehumidifiers and 60 box fans to residents. Corvias also relocated household goods from dozens of homes to dry, safe locations. Civil Engineering kept our neighborhoods safe as it pumped more than 60 million gallons of water from Moose Lake (more than the original volume of the lake). When the rain finally stopped, our teams went into action assessing, cleaning and repairing homes.
All these efforts were required to combat the record amount of rainfall that hit the installation. The average rainfall for Eielson AFB in the month of July is typically around 2.40 inches. According to the National Weather Service, the Alaska Interior experienced the wettest 15-day period on record. Eielson received 7.56 inches of rainfall during that time and an amazing 2.81 inches on July 1!
We will do our best to restore your homes to normal and as always, we thank you for choosing to make Eielson AFB your home. 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.
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Keeping your pets healthy and happy can be a challenge and we’re here to help. Corvias Military Living is hosting a Pet Appreciation Event on August 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will include demonstrations, food and treats for your furry friends. The event will be held at the Polaris Street Park in the Century Park North neighborhood. Parking will be limited and we encourage residents to walk with their pets to the event. The event is open to all Corvias residents.
The Corvias Military Living team would like to thank our residents for making Eielson AFB such a great place to live and work. Wake up hungry and join us Thursday, August 21 from 7 to 9 a.m. at two locations; the corner of Broadway Street and Artic Avenue or the corner of French Creek Drive and Artic Avenue. You can enjoy a free continental breakfast to go. The Resident Appreciation Event is open to all base housing residents. For more information contact the Community Office at 907-372-2300.
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The Eielson AFB Yard of the Month program has been temporarily delayed. Corvias Military Living is currently reviewing the program. We apologize for the confusion.
With summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year right around the corner, parents are preparing their children for a variety of changes. This year while tackling your normal routine of back to school shopping, we encourage you to discuss school bullying with your children.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all children report having been bullied in school. Bullying is defined as unwanted, aggressive or covert behaviors. Bullying can occur in the form of verbal, social or physical harassment.
Research today shows bullying has significant short and long term effects that impact the education, health and safety of our children. As a parent, it is important to understand the dynamics of bullying, and the warning signs bullied children may exhibit.
Warning signs of bullying:
- Loss of interest in school
- Suddenly prefers adult company
- Sudden behavior changes
- Sleep problems
- Depression or self-harm
- Suicidal ideation
Tips for Parents:
Parents play a vital role in preventing bullying and recognizing the signs of bullying.
- Talk to your kids about bullying
- Keep open lines of communication
- Establish responsible use of technology and social media
- Model kindness and respect in the home
If you would like more information on bullying check out the following resources:
If you’re a single parent and a service member, you know how difficult it can be to balance your military and parenting commitments. Check out these tips that can ease the many stresses you may face:
1) Register with Youth Programs and Child Development Center. They can provide all service members with a list of Family Child Care (FCC) certified providers. This is a great resource to have in the event that you unexpectedly need someone to watch your children.
2) Utilize your resources. No matter where you are based, be sure to check out the support that is available to service members who are single parents. Start by being open with your unit about being a single parent. Be sure to reach out to Military OneSource, which will connect you with childcare providers, support groups, professional counseling, and financial assistance specific to your needs, free of charge. Look to your friends as a support system and as your extended family. If you need a break for a few hours to run to the store or your child is sick, ask your friends if they can help you.
3) Don’t assume being a single parent puts your children at a disadvantage. Many successful and historic figures were raised by single parents, including President Barack Obama, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, and John Lennon. Every parent has their own unique strengths, so don’t compare your family to others. Instead, focus on your family’s strengths of independence and teamwork. The more confidence you have in yourself as a parent, the more responsive your children will be to your parenting. Check out this blog on the Army Wife Network about how competitive parenting can be harmful to your kids.
4) Laughter goes a long way! As a single parent, your time is limited and you have the added hurdle of having to be both the nurturer and disciplinarian. Look for creative ways to build strong relationships and to maximize quality time with your kids. Laundry is a must-do in every family, but folding clothes together with no TV or other distractions allows time for talking. Fix dinner together. Your children will learn a valuable skill, and you will create memories they will long remember. Pick a favorite family activity to do regularly. It can be a nightly walk after dinner, playing board games every Tuesday night, or a family round of “guitar hero” or “American idol”. Take your children to the park and on play dates. Whatever it is that your family enjoys, do it together and consistently spend quality time with each other.
5) Take time for you. Children tend to mirror the temperament of their parents. When you make time to relax away from work, nurture your hobbies, and foster relationships in your life, you enhance your overall well-being. In turn, you not only boost the well-being of your child, but you also strengthen your bond with them. Click here for ways your positive behavior can be beneficial to your children.
There is no doubt that being a single parent service member has its challenges. When you feel like you’re in a jam, take a deep breath and remember these tips. Seek help, when necessary. Do not feel like you need to do everything on your own. The happier you are, the happier your children will be as well.
Vehicle repairs can be dirty, noisy, create safety hazards, damage driveways or streets and are not allowed in base housing. Luckily, Eielson Air Force Base offers a top notch auto skills center for all of your car maintenance needs! The center is open in the summer months from Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is located just minutes from Eielson housing in Building 2611 at the corner of Artic Avenue and Broadway Street.
Corvias has always been pet-friendly, but balancing the needs of residents and pets can be tough at times. The Air Force and Corvias Military Living have created the following pet policies to maximize the health and safety of both our residents and their pets.
Limit on the Number of Pets:
Residents are limited to a maximum of two pets per household. Caged animals like fish, birds or approved rodents do not count toward this limit. Approved rodents include hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs.
Unusual pets such as domesticated animals, insects, reptiles, monkeys, pot-bellied pigs, hedgehogs, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, ferrets, mice and rats are restricted from base housing. Residents also cannot keep pets for the purpose of breeding.
The following breeds of dogs have been deemed too aggressive to be in base housing: Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweilers, Chow Chows, Doberman Pinschers and wolf hybrids. The only exceptions to this policy are certified military working dogs that reside in base housing.
Pets that chase people, run along fence lines, bite or demonstrate unprovoked barking, growling or snarling may also be considered too aggressive and may potentially be removed from base housing.
We ask all residents to pick up their pet’s waste to ensure the safety and beauty of their yard. If left in the yard, pet feces can cause lawn burn or dead patches. Picking up pet waste before your scheduled lawn care service ensures the safety of landscapers, residents and your pet.
Any exceptions to the pet policy have to be approved by the Installation Commander. Anyone found in violation of these policies may be subject to housing termination under the Resident Occupation Agreement. Please contact your Community Office with any questions or concerns about your pet.
Come see the pageantry of the 90th Annual Tanana Valley State Fair. The fair will run August 1 to 9 and will be open Monday to Thursday from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from noon to 11:00 p.m. The fair will include exhibits, arts and crafts, a demolition derby, rodeo, live entertainment and food. The fairgrounds are located at 1800 College Road in Fairbanks. For more information you can go to www.tananavalleystatefair.com.
Corvias Military Living is dedicated to making our residents’ lives easier. One way to streamline your life is to stay informed. You can access information about Eielson AFB family housing events, services, and announcements through one of our several communication channels.
Receive the latest information directly from Corvias through our email update system. A valid email address is all you need. If you are not receiving these emails and would like to, go to http://corviasmilitaryliving.com/updateinfo, email Eielson.Leasing@Corvias.com, contact us at 907-372-2300, or visit our office at Amber Hall in Suite 215.
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Upcoming events and important dates
Pet Appreciation Event – Aug 7
Resident Appreciation Breakfast on the Go – Aug 21