- Video Contest Winner Announced
- JRTC &Fort Polk Freedom Fest
- ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident …’
- Scoop the poop!
- Household trash or bulk trash, we will take care of it
- Tell us how we did
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Container gardening guidelines
- Green Corner
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
- Upcoming events and important dates
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.
Celebrate Independence Day by attending the annual Freedom Fest Friday that will be held on July 4 at 5 p.m. at Headquarters Field. The event includes fireworks and performances by Little Big Town and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. Arrive early for static displays, children’s inflatable fun zone, games and vendors. The event is free and open to the public. No glass, coolers, tents, weapons, pets, or video or professional cameras.
On July 4, Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, although Congress formally declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, and the Declaration wasn’t signed by all 56 members until August.
Some other facts about the founding document of the United States that you may not know:
- There’s a message on the back. No, it’s not an invisible treasure map (as in the Nicholas Cage movie National Treasure). The words “Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776” appear at the bottom and upside down on the reverse side of the document displayed in the National Rotunda.
- About 200 copies of the Declaration were immediately produced by printer John Dunlap for distribution through the 13 colonies. Of these original “Dunlap broadsides,” 26 still exist.
- The original document wasn’t printed on paper, but “engrossed” on parchment. Engrossing is a process for preparing an official document in large, clear handwriting.
- At the bottom left corner of the Declaration is an unidentified handprint. Historians speculate that it’s the result of the document’s being rolled up for transport and handled by various people for extensive exhibition in the early years of its existence.
- The two youngest signers of the Declaration were Thomas Lynch Jr. and Edward Rutledge, both of South Carolina and both 26 years old at the time. The oldest signer was Benjamin Franklin, 70. Nine of the original signers died before the American Revolution ended in 1783.
Let’s face it, dog poop is a nuisance. It smells. It gets on your shoes. It upsets your neighbors. It’s the unglamorous side of being a pet owner and yet, as a pet owner it is still your responsibility to pick up after your pet. Many people think that it’s ok to leave the poop and let nature take its course. The truth is, dog waste actually bio-degrades slowly on its own and in winter months if the poop freezes it’s next to impossible to remove, causing it to remain for weeks or even months!
Corvias offers convenient, curbside trash pick-up every week. In addition to curbside collection of household refuse, residents can also place bulk trash items at the curb on collection day. Please do not place your trash bin curbside until 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled pickup. Containers must be promptly returned to storage locations the same day. Check your community calendar for your household and bulk trash pickups day.
Corvias encourages residents to bag the trash inside the container. Corvias also asks if you see trash lying around your neighborhood to be a good steward and pick it up. We appreciate your attention in keeping your community beautiful.
Additionally, when resident moves out of their home, we ask that you do not leave excess trash or rubbish. Bulk trash may not be left curbside at any time except scheduled pickup days. Please notify the community office to arrange a pick-up time for bulk trash items. For more information about disposing of bulk trash items, please contact your Corvias Community Office.
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.
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 post 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 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.
Growing your own herbs and vegetables is fun, economical and healthy. Residents with a green thumb should follow these guidelines when planting seeds. Residential gardening is limited to containers such as pots or raised beds. Only use potting soil in your plants, do not use soil from your yard. Limit containers to the rear of your home. Make sure your containers and pots are removed from the yard on your scheduled mowing day. If you have a large container you may opt out of the mowing service, but you will be responsible for your lawn care.
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 unit.
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.
July 4 – Independence Day, all Corvias offices closed
July 4 – Freedom Fest, Headquarters Field, 5 p.m.
July 7 – Open registration for Vernon Parish Schools
July 11 – Commanding General’s Golf Scramble, Warrior Hills Golf Course, 11:30 a.m.
July 17 – Story Hour, Maple Terrace, 10 a.m.
July 19 – Garrison Commander’s Fishing Tournament, Toledo Bend, 4:30 a.m.
July 19 – Toledo Bend Beach Party
July 29 – Movie Night, Bayou Theater, 6 p.m.