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- Corvias Foundation Awards Scholarship to Eielson Student
- Meet the Maintenance Manager, Doug!
- Wading pool safety
- 7 summer safety tips
- Base Wide Yard Sale
- RRG Reminder
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I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their efforts in Spring Clean-up. The communities are looking great. Your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Summer is right around the corner and I want to remind everyone to continue your efforts in keeping your community looking great and inviting. I also want to encourage you to get out and enjoy Alaska. There is so much to do and while we have almost 24 hours of daylight, still not enough time to do it all. Check out alaskatravel.com for tons of great ideas and information.
Keep it sunny!
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, including one from Eielson Air Force Base, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
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 in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“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 Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
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.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
Ally Vahalik of Eielson Air Force Base plans to pursue her interests in writing and journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In high school, Ally was actively involved in student government. Her father is Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV of the United States Air Force, 354th Force Squadron.
Doug recently came on board as our Maintenance Manager at Eielson AFB! Doug is originally from Nebraska but has made Alaska his home for over 30 years and can’t imagine being anywhere else! He loves the outdoors and the spirit of adventure in Alaska, the people aren’t bad either he says. He recommends Geraldo’s as a good place to eat if you’re new to the area and looking for something.
Growing up Doug had always wanted to move to Alaska and build new homes. He is fortunate to have followed his dream of going to Alaska. Even at the age of 13 he planned to move here once he was out of College. Doug started his housing maintenance career here at Eielson AFB back in December of 1988, and guess what? His current office was the night persons sleep room back then! He chose to work at Corvias because he drank the Corvias Kool-Aid and sees it’s the best place to work! His favorite part of his job is the fast pace and the many successes every day that are accomplished.
Doug has a talent for whistling and kazoo players and his favorite move is Little Big Man featuring Dustin Hoffman.
Splashing around in a pool on a hot summer day is great entertainment for small children. Please remember only small, well-maintained wading pools are approved. Wading pools should be 12 inches or less in height and no more than 10 feet wide and must be emptied and stored when not in use. The resident assumes all liability for the set-up and operation of the pool and an adult must supervise filled wading pools and activity at all times.
This policy is in place to ensure the safety of our residents and maintain the curb appeal of the Communities. If you have any questions, please call or stop by your Community Office.
Corvias Military Living takes the safety of our residents seriously. In conjunction with National Safety Month, we would like to offer seven helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
Looking to get rid of some of your belongings? Base Wide Yard Sales will be every last Saturday of the month during the Summer! To sign up for one of them contact the Community Office at 907-372-2300.
- May 28th
- June 25th
- July 30th
Please ensure you are following the proper guidelines which can be found in our Resident Responsibility Guide:
- No soliciting or special advertising is allowed through off-installations media outlets
- Only one sign may be posted, and only on the property where the sale is taking place. No other signs may posted anywhere on the Installation or in the housing areas
- Any community sale or yard sale may be held solely for the purpose of disposing of personal household items. The resale of new items (as in a business) is not permitted.
In accordance with the Resident Responsibility Guide, any type of campers, trailers or boats are only allowed to be in housing for loading and unloading period of 48 hours.
Outdoor Recreation has an RV Storage Lot which is designated as the appropriate storage location for all such vehicles and equipment. They can be reached at 907-377-1232.
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.
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June 11th – Free flowers @ the Self Help Building
June 11th – Container Gardening Class with Master Gardener Abbie West @ Maintenance Shop, time TBD
June 19th – Father’s Day
June 25th – Base Wide Yard Sale – call 907-372-2300 to sign up