- Maintenance process to change at Fort Polk
- Your opinion matters
- Army Wife Network to host free spouse events at Fort Polk April 23-24
- Road repairs - Coming soon to a road near you!
- Green corner
- Dumpster days and spring clean ups
- Month of the Military Child
- Make the most of your education with Corvias!
- Pest control update from Bayou Mosquito
- Want a rewarding summer job?
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
In an effort to serve our residents more efficiently, Corvias will be moving to a new maintenance process beginning March 30th. Each neighborhood has already begun assisting residents in becoming familiar with the new process.
Beginning March 30th, for routine and emergency work orders in the home, the new number to call will be (337) 537-5050. From there, technicians will be dispatched out to address all work orders. Residents can call the new maintenance number 24 hours a day for all maintenance needs.
This change is company-wide, and other Corvias installations have already begun using this process. The new process will allow technicians to obtain and address work orders more quickly, and neighborhood office staff to be able to assist and address other issues within the neighborhoods; ultimately providing a more convenient, enjoyable lifestyle on post for current and future residents.
Late last year, families living on-post received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-post.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
An event filled with friendship, laughter, prizes, advice and self-discovery is coming April 23-24 to Fort Polk. Corvias Military Living is proud to partner with Army Wife Network, a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring the Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies to Fort Polk’s military spouses.
The Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies is a networking and military appreciation event for spouses. Army Wife Network’s Tara Crooks, Janet MacIntosh and Paula Swanson will host two, free sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 24. Both sessions of the Field ExerciseTM are free and focus on creating a personal support network to help navigate Army life.
“Our Field ExerciseTM will have a room full of talking and laughing spouses engaged with each other and recharging their spirits by putting themselves first,” said Crooks, co-founder of Army Wife Network and 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year. “This will be the second time the Army Wife Network team has visited Fort Polk, and we could not be more excited to bring the Field ExerciseTM back to the spouses at Fort Polk.”
The two four-hour sessions are identical and will feature a full lunch or dinner, door prizes and giveaways. A limited number of free childcare spots will be available through CYSS courtesy of Corvias Military Living. To register for this childcare, please call Corvias at (337) 537- 5000 and ask for Mike Montgomery.
Registration for these events will open April 6 at www.armywifenetwork.com under the events section. Space is limited and a ticket will be required for event entry. Remember, only register for one of the two sessions and watch for more details and information from Corvias and Army Wife Network as the registration date approaches.
In the near future, road repairs will take place within our neighborhoods. The project will include several phases of road repair such as minor and major road patches or complete resurfacing on some portions of road.
Corvias Military Living will notify residents about scheduled repairs. Work times will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting and as other conditions allow.
While road repairs are conducted, some delays are expected. Portions of the road may be reduced to one lane or briefly closed. Please drive with caution, follow flagmen directions and allow for extra drive time or take alternate routes.
If you have any questions regarding road repairs, please stop by or call your Community Office.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
April is a great time to spring clean your home and your neighborhood! Between April 18 and 26, each community will have dumpsters set up at the neighborhood centers. This is a great time clean up and clear out! Residents are invited to dispose of bulk trash items in the dumpsters. Please remember items such as tires, batteries, and oils are not accepted as trash, and should be disposed of properly.
Corvias will also be showing their pride throughout the community as well. Each neighborhood will have staff out picking up in the community; wood lines, parks, and bus stops will all be getting a face lift for spring and upcoming outdoor activities.
If you or your family would like to help clean up around the community, we would love to see you out and about. Please check the resident calendar to see when your designated neighborhood clean up day will be.
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!
Apply now! Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Educational Grants for college. Applications are due May 7 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
Bayou Mosquito & Pest Management, LLC is in the process of implementing a new preventative pest management plan for all of family housing. This consists of rotating inside & outside services on a quarterly basis. We have already begun outside treatments on each building in all neighborhoods. The inside services are scheduled to begin in April.
The inside treatment will focus on common areas such as entry points and plumbing areas. If you are having problems in other areas, you can inform the technician while he is servicing your home and they will be glad to take care of it.
April is a month when everything comes to life. It is also a month where pest activity increases as well. Spring typically is when large numbers of winged termites, known as "swarmers," emerge inside homes. In nature, termites swarm to disperse and start new colonies. Triggered by warmer temperatures and rainfall, the winged termites emerge from the colony and fly into the air. They are completely harmless to humans but not structures. If you see them inside your home, please contact your Community Office and we will respond to inspect the home. A quick fix would be to treat the swarmers with hair spray or hand washing soap mixed with water. This will dry the insects out and they will perish quickly.
American Pool is now hiring lifeguards, and head guards for the Summer of 2015 at the Corvias community pools at Fort Polk. Our upcoming hiring event will be our Open House on April 18th from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Palmetto Terrace Community Center. Everyone is welcome to come, fill out an application and interview for a summer position. We are looking for responsible adults and teenagers, you must be a minimum of 15 years old, so please RSVP if you plan to come to the event. Contact Jessi Doyle at by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 318-308-6018 or visit our locations tab on our website www.guardforlife.com.
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
- Apr. 1-6: No School, Spring Break
- Apr. 3: Commanding General’s Golf Scramble, Warrior Hills Golf Course, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Apr. 4: Toledo Bend Rec. Site Easter Egg Hunt, Beach area at the Toledo Bend Rec. Site, 11 a.m., for more information, call 318-565-4484
- Apr. 9: Birthday Club, 4 to 5 p.m. Contact your Community Office for details
- Apr. 17-18: Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival, for more information visit them here.
- Apr. 23: Army Wife Network Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies, Warrior Community Activity Center, 5 to 9 p.m.
- Apr. 24: Army Wife Network Field ExerciseTM: Battle Buddies, Warrior Community Activity Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- May 1-2: Mayfest, Downtown Leesville, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday