- Month of the Military Child
- No scheduling maintenance
- Your opinion matters
- Seasonal reminders
- Gone Fishing
- Corvias Foundation Spouse Education Grant
- Green Corner
- Earth Day
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
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.
Fort Meade Month of the Military Child event:
Come celebrate the month of the military child at the annual Family Fun Fair event on April 25, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Burba Lake Recreational Center. This free event is open to the public and will feature rides, giveaways and plenty of entertainment! Please call 301-677-1437 for more information.
Do you want maintenance done faster? Looking for a quicker response time? No appointment necessary!
Based on feedback received from our residents, Corvias Military Living work orders will no longer be scheduled. Instead, you can simply call your neighborhood office for routine work orders. A member from maintenance team will come to your home within three to seven days to address your request. As always, emergency maintenance will be addressed within 24 hours! Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We look forward to serving you better with this new maintenance system.
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.
Test your air conditioning now
Spring is officially here, and summer is just a few months away! Test your air conditioning now before the temperatures really heat up. If your air conditioning is not functioning properly, please contact your Community Office and we will be happy to take care of that for you.
Corvias Military Living we will be conducting annual preventative maintenance for your home beginning in April. During this inspection the following will be checked: inspecting fire extinguisher, replace HVAC filter, check all plumbing for leaks, replace batteries in fire safety equipment, inspect bathroom vent fans and service as needed, and check appliances. In order to complete the inspection, access to the HVAC system and thermostats will be needed. Please be sure the area around the HVAC and HVAC closet is accessible. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.
No matter how much you try to keep your trash cans from getting too gross, periodically it will need to be cleaned.
The best time for trash can cleaning is after you have taken out the trash, and before new trash needs to be placed into the can.
Therefore, it is easiest to do garbage can cleaning on trash day, after trash pickup.
Here are tips for cleaning and disinfecting trash cans inside and outside your home:
- Step 1: Empty your trash can.
- Step 2: Rinse out your trash can with water from a garden hose.
- Step 3: Use a disinfecting cleaner to wash out and disinfect the trash cans. Make sure that you allow the disinfecting cleaner to sit long enough to do its job, approximately five minutes.
- Step 4: Rinse the can thoroughly, and turn upside down to drip dry. Make sure that you let the trash can dry completely before adding new garbage.
Grab your hook, grab your line, grab the bait, grab the box and wait! It’s that time of year for everyone’s favorite past time, FISHING! Grab your rigs and your favorite rod and reel and get casting.
For information on obtaining a fishing license, check out the Department of Natural Resources. This site has all the information you need, from purchasing your fishing license to finding a charter boat.
Next, go to hookandbullet.com which will give you the best spots to go to get a nice catch. Don’t forget Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation has a lot of your fishing needs from fishing poles to canoes and boats.
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.
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.
Enlisted Spouses Club will be hosting the 7th Annual Clean Up! Fort Meade event on Saturday, April 11th from 8AM-11AM at Burba Lake. The main check in point will be directly near the Post Library parking lot. This event gathers various members of the Fort Meade community to come out and dedicate a few hours of their time to giving back and cleaning up our community. For more information click here.
Earth Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held Saturday, April 18th. The run begins at 8:00 a.m. at Burba Lake Recreation Area. For more information call 301-677-3318 or click here.
Fort Meade Earth Day Celebration– Come out to the Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10-2pm at the Pavilion. Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations to learn more about the environment, and what you can do to make a difference.
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
- April 4: Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 12-3pm at Youth Center
- April 5: Easter Brunch at Club Meade
- April 11: Enlisted Spouses Annual Clean Up! 8am-11am at Burba Lake
- April 14: Romp N Stomp Adventure Day from 9:30-11:30 am at Boundless Playground
- April 15: Purple Up! for military children
- April 15: Tax Day
- April 18: Earth Day 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk at 8am at Burba Lake
- April 22: Fort Meade Earth Day Celebration from 10-2pm at Pavillion
- April25: Family Fun Fair from 9-3pm at Burba Lake