- Want to know what is happening in your community?
- Your opinion could be worth $1,500
- Taking care of your furry family members
- Join us for Breakfast on the Terrace
- Pools open Saturday, May 23
- Summer maintenance reminders/child supervision
- A message from Bayou Mosquito
- Corvias Foundation military spouse educational grant
- Green corner
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
- May 1-2: Mayfest, Downtown Leesville, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
- May 2: Louisiana Dragon Boat Races, 8 a.m., Downtown Amphitheater, Alexandria
- May 7- June 7: Department of the Army Resident Satisfaction Survey
- May 7: Grant applications due
- May 8: Spouse Appreciation Day, WCAC
- May 10: Happy Mother's Day
- May 13: Resident Appreciation: Breakfast on the Terrace, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Corvias community centers
- May 21: Last day of school
- May 23: Corvias pool season begins!
- May 25: Memorial Day- Community offices will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) will be conducting their Resident Satisfaction Survey via e-mail from May 7th – June 7th at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. Please click here to read the attached memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of $1,500!
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 as food, water and shelter. To keep your animal healthy make sure your pet is registered with the post veterinarian, vaccinated, micro chipped and receives 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. Pets are social creatures and thrive on social stimulation.
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 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 and common areas daily.
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.
Join Corvias Military Living for our Resident Appreciation Celebration event, Breakfast on the Terrace, Wednesday, May 13 from 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. We will host the free event for all Corvias on-post housing residents at each community center: Dogwood Terrace, Camellia Terrace, Palmetto Terrace and Maple Terrace.
Families will enjoy a free breakfast to include pancakes, sausage, cereal, fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, water and coffee. Plus we will have all the toppings you could imagine for your pancakes. If you are short on time, no need to worry. We will also provide to-go boxes. Be sure to stop by your community center so we can express our appreciation. Hope to see you then!
American Pool Service will be managing the Corvias Military Living community pools again this season. The pools will be open from May 23 through September 1. Pools are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Each pool will be closed one day a week for scheduled maintenance. American Pool Service reserves the right to close the pool for inclement weather or pool maintenance. Below are the days each pool is closed for scheduled maintenance:
- Palmetto- Monday
- Dogwood- Wednesday
- Maple- Thursday
- Camellia- Tuesday
Residents will need to show their pool pass and military I.D. before entering the pool area. Community pools are for Corvias resident use only and one pass is issued per family.
To make a day at the pool enjoyable for all, here are some rules we ask residents to follow:
- No glass or pottery-type containers allowed in the pool area.
- All patrons must wear swimsuits that are appropriate for public appearance.
- Inflatable rafts, water wings/floaties and toys are not permitted in the pool (Guidance from CDC).
- Young children may wear Coast Guard approved life vests in the pool.
- Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers while in the pool.
- All children under the age of 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
- No pets are allowed in the pool area.
- Wet bathing suits are not allowed in the Community Center.
A complete list of rules is available online and posted at each facility.
May 21 is the last scheduled day of school. This means summer is just around the corner! Before you know it neighborhood children are going to be sleeping in, playing with friends and enjoying summer time activities. However, for some families summer break also means additional stress on parent(s) to find a child care provider/babysitter. Here are a few tips, reminders and helpful information for you and your family this summer:
Please be mindful that Corvias maintenance technicians are unable to enter the home with unsupervised children under the age of 18 to make any repairs. Corvias is pleased to make repairs when an adult is home, or when no unsupervised children are present.
Additionally, Corvias would like to remind our residents of Garrison's policy for child supervision:
- Children 0 – 9: may never be left unattended. Children in this age group should be supervised at all times
- Children 10-11: may be left for an hour, but should not be left to supervise younger children
- Children 12-17: may be left unsupervised, except for overnight
- A child of 12 can supervise younger children, but no greater than 3 in a group, and recommended they be over the age of 5, and should not exceed 3 hours.
If you have any further questions regarding child supervision on post, please refer to Garrison's policy.
Please contact the Family Advocacy Program at (337) 531-1938 for any questions on the policy.
Any child 12 and over interested in becoming a Certified Babysitter on post can sign up for the next Certification Course hosted by Child, Youth and School Services. The class will be held Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 from 8 am – 4pm at Building 4996. For any questions on how to register for the course, please contact the Parent Central Services at (337) 531-1955.
Parents who are interested in finding Certified Babysitters will need to go to Building 400 in person to obtain a list.
With all the rain we have received, mosquitoes will start hatching. Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? The males do not have the ability to bite. We will start monitoring mosquito populations along with testing for any diseases they may carry. In the upcoming weeks, we will begin to mosquito fog in the evenings with equipment attached to our trucks. You will notice us using a light mist that floats into the air and kills adult mosquitoes on contact. We will also use a larvicide in water areas where mosquitoes breed.
The mosquito fogging is a method of ultra-low volume (ULV) liquid applied by truck as a floating fine mist in the air which resembles fog. The application is followed by strict guidelines of the Army's Environmental program and the product label. It is recommended not to follow the truck while fogging occurs. It is also recommended to go indoors while the truck is in the neighborhood and to give about twenty minutes for everything to dry before going back outside.
Some helpful tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home are:
- Make sure you remove any standing water around your home.
- Turn over pots or toys that may collect water.
- If you are out after dark, use a mosquito repellant spray.
- Use yellow, incandescent light bulbs outside.
- Do not leave doors or windows open. Minimize the amount of times you go inside & outside of your home to keep the mosquitoes from coming in when the door opens.
Don't forget! Applications for the Corvias Foundation $5,000 educational grant for spouses of active-duty service members are due Thursday, May 7. The application is available online at corviasfoundation.org.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.