- Message from the Business Director
- Carbon Monoxide in Your Home
- Holiday Lights
- Prepared for Winter Breakup
- Apply Now!
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Meet Maggie, the New Business Director!
I am originally from Shallotte, NC. I moved to Fairbanks, AK in December 2008 with my 2 daughters. I have made Alaska my home and plan to stay here for the long term. Alaska’s beauty and the amazing people stole my heart from day one.
Both of my daughters are married to wonderful men. My oldest plans on staying in Alaska and my youngest is in the process of moving to Fort Bragg to join her husband, who is active military. I also have a wonderful 4 year old grandson, who affectionately refers to me as YaYa.
I have 2 fur babies, Floki and Atigun, who keep me busy when I am not at work. Floki is a 2 year old Lab/Norwegian Elkhound mix and Atigun is a 9 month old Great Pyradane, who thinks he is a lap dog. We love to go hiking and for walks.
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, we take time to recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resiliency. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. You can do this by wearing the color purple on April 15th. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue.
Corvias Military Living would like to salute our military children and show appreciation for all that they do!
What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)?
Carbon Monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is hard to detect and can cause serious harm to people and animals.
Where is CO found?
Carbon Monoxide is found in the fumes emitted from vehicles, grills, furnaces, gas ranges, small engines or gas stoves.
What are the dangers of CO?
If CO builds up indoors it can cause significant damage/death. Symptoms of CO poisoning include: headache, weakness, upset stomach, dizziness, vomiting, chest pain or confusion. Breathing in a lot of CO and can cause you to pass out and you could be unaware of these symptoms. Infants, elderly or people with breathing problems, anemia or heart disease are at higher risk of getting sick from CO.
How to avoid CO exposure and protect your home:
- Do not leave a vehicle/ATV/Snow machine/small gas appliances running in the garage with the door shut
- Have your vehicle checked by a mechanic to ensure your exhaust system is not leaking, small leaks can cause CO to build up inside of your car
- Before turning your car on, ensure the garage door is open all the way
- Before shutting your garage door, ensure the vehicle is turned off
- Do not use grills (charcoal or gas) or portable flameless chemical heaters indoors
- Do not use portable gas camping gas stove indoors (even for a small amount of time
In accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG), all outdoor Holiday lights and décor need to be removed no later than April 30th.
The Alaskan break-up season is here. For our newer residents, break-up is when all the ice and snow built up after the long winter begins to melt. The abundant water usually transforms the landscape into a sloppy soup of mud, slush and standing water.
Although break-up signals the beginning of spring, it can be a dirty and sometimes dangerous time of the year.
Eielson Air Force Base is prepared for break-up, but slush, mud and puddles can still cause problems. The following is a series of suggestions to keep you and your family safe, dry and comfortable during the Alaskan melt.
Driving – The melting ice and snow could create large puddles along roadways, damage road surfaces or make roads dangerous. Drive according to road conditions and avoid large bodies of water. A puddle may look shallow, but it could be deep enough to stall a car! Even though daytime temperatures are warmer, icy surfaces could still exist in shaded areas or on road surfaces at night.
Thin ice – Ice over rivers, ponds and lakes can melt quickly and sporadically during break-up, creating soft spots and openings. Avoid travel over or near surface ice during break-up. It is not the time to get in some last minute ice fishing or take a shortcut across a body of water.
Hidden treasures – Many things will be hiding under the ice and snow after a long winter. Trash, tools, winter gear and other hidden surprises could have accumulated over the winter. Please clean up yards and areas around your home. Corvias will start lawn care services in the warmer months and the yards need to be tidy for the landscape team.
Proper Clothing – Staying dry and warm through break-up can be a challenge. Dress in layers with a water-proof exterior; wear rain boots and moisture wicking material. Staying dry and warm can make the break-up season less stressful.
Maintenance – Contact Corvias for maintenance issues related to the break-up, such as, water entering the home, drainage issues or large puddles that pose a hazard in your neighborhood. We ask residents not to disturb pumps or equipment used to drain structures or roadways of water. Please keep children and animals away from work sites. Corvias will make every effort to clean up the neighborhoods, assess damage and make repairs from this year’s winter.
Luckily break-up season, like fall, is one of Alaska’s shorter seasons.
Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Educational Grants for college. Applications are due May 5 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year.
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April 1 – April Fool's Day
April 2 – SAPR Poker Night
April 8 – National Day of Screening @ Baker Field House 0800-1600
April 15 – SAPR Amazing Race
April 15 – Purple Up! Wear purple in support of Military Children!
April 22 – Earth Day
April 30 – Decoration Removal - Please have all holiday decorations taken down by April 30