- Video Contest Winner Announced
- What to know about in-home childcare
- Annual water report released
- Scouts recognized for Meade project
- Tell Us how we did
- Taking care of your furry family members
- ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident …’
- 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…
We asked residents from all Corvias communities to share a one minute video explaining why their 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, and it was difficult to select a winner. The Bland family from Fort Bragg received a $2,000 grand prize 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 is the grand prize winner. 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.
Are you providing child care in your home on Fort Meade for children other than your own?
Are you certified through the Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Family Child Care (FCC)?
If you answered yes to the first question and no to the second question you could be in violation of guidance for doing child care on an Army installation.
Anyone who provides child care in their home on- post for more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must be certified through Child, Youth & School Services Family Child Care.
The CYSS FCC office is responsible for certification and monitoring of all family members on the installation who wish to provide child care in their homes. Care provided by family members without certification through the FCC office is considered unauthorized if it exceeds 10 hours per week.
Anyone wishing to become certified may attend a pre-orientation briefing the first Wednesday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. The briefing is held at Building 1900 on Reece Road in the conference room. During this briefing the certification process will be explained and the application packet distributed. Dates for the next scheduled training week will be given to those attending the pre-orientation briefing. Anyone may sign up for the briefing by calling the FCC Office at 301-677-1160.
Certified homes can be recognized by a sign displayed in the front or side window. If this sign is not displayed in a window that can be seen from the street or parking area and children are being dropped off regularly, it is possible the resident is providing unauthorized care. Providing unauthorized care can jeopardize eligibility for housing as well as the military career of the sponsor.
American Water Fort Meade released this year’s Annual Water Quality Report. This report can be accessed by clicking here, and is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Included are details about from where your water comes, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.
If you have questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact American Water Fort Meade at 301-289-7039.
Girl Scouts from Troop 1916 undertook a beautification project in a Corvias Military Living community. The scouts spent one Saturday in June spreading safety mulch and regular mulch as well as planting flowers around a playground in Midway Common.
June 20 the troop was recognized with a Bronze Award, the highest award given at the junior level, at a Court of Honor ceremony held at the playground. During a Court of Honor scouts bridge to the next level. At the ceremony for eight scouts from Troop 1916 crossed a bridge at the playground symbolizing their advancement to the next level.
Corvias Military Living would like to thank Troop 1916 for work on making Fort Meade a better place to live, work and play.
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.
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 on the reverse side of the document on display in the National Rotunda, at the bottom and upside down.
- 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, 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.
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 – All offices closed