- Fallapalooza open house
- Show your creative side
- Strengthening families and communities
- Corvias Foundation awards $100,000 in educational grants to 20 Military Spouses
- Green Corner
- Keeping your community clean
- Halloween safety
- Stay connected
- Want to know what is happening in your community?
Get in the Halloween spirit! Stop by your community center on Thursday, October 29th between 2-5pm to enjoy refreshments, treats, and receive a take home holiday craft.
Corvias Military Living invites all residents in family housing to participate in a Halloween Decorating Contest. To be considered for the contest, please have your home decorated by Monday, October 19th. Preliminary judging will take place on October 20th and 21st. Final judging will take place on Monday, October 26th between 5-6:30pm. Winners will receive a gift card based on the creativity and overall impression of their yard. Don’t forget to on the lights and plug in decorations. Good Luck!
There are a few friendly reminders that we ask you keep in mind before you begin decorating:
- Please make sure all decorations placed on the home are done so in a safe manner. Take every precaution to ensure none of the decorations pose a fire threat to you or your neighbor’s home. This also includes ensuring all emergency personal and vehicles have access to your home should there be an emergency. All decorations placed in or around the home must have the Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approval.
- No decoration should be placed on the roof of your home. Many times the nails, along with the extra weight of the decorations, can cause damage to the roof resulting in leaks. If you are hanging outdoor lights, please use approved plastic clips to attach the lights to the roof line.
- Due to the climate in Maryland, our lawn care provider will continue services throughout most of October. Please make sure any holiday yard decorations are removed on your designated lawn care day. The decorations can be placed back in the yard once your yard has been mowed.
- Finally, all decorations should be removed from the exterior of the homes within two weeks after the holiday. This provides everyone ample time to take down their decorations and store them.
If you have any questions regarding the policy on decorations please refer to your Resident Responsibility Guide (RRG).
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and Family – stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through BOSS, USO or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Army Community Service and Soldier Family Assistance Center - 301-677-5590
- Fleet and Family Support Center - 301-677-9014
- Employee Assistance Programs - 301-677-7121
- MFLC (Military Family Life Consultants) - 410-916-7354
- If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources contact your Resident Relations Manager.
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Nine of the spouses represented Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. LaVida Frieson, a freshman, is earning a certificate in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Amanda Hunnicutt and Kierin Johnson are both working on their associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University.
Katlynn Dillon of Fort Polk in Louisiana is a junior pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Carolette Wright, also of Fort Polk, is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University.
From Fort Riley in Kansas, Sina Carwell and Queenter Ochanda are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing at Washburn University. Cardwell is currently a senior while Ochanda is a junior. Alyssa Jackson is pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs from Kansas State University. Shametra Stoxstill is a sophomore pursing an associate’s degree in liberal studies at Barton County Community College.
Heather Palmer, from Fort Rucker in Alabama, is a freshman at George C. Wallace Community College pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.
Destiny Leggett from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northwest Florida State College.
Diana Jusino of Hurlburt Field in Florida is a freshman pursing an associate’s degree in aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lastly, two spouses at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas have also received grants. Rose Caceres and Katherine Jensen are both pursing bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University and are currently seniors.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
Switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights! LED holiday lights use about 90 percent less energy than traditional mini lights.
We would like to thank those residents that are contributing to the overall appearance of our community by picking up and disposing of their pets waste in an appropriate manner. One of the biggest transmitters of canine disease is feces. Picking up after pets ensures that you are not contributing to this problem. For your convenience, pet stations with bags are available throughout the community. Please be sure to take your sealed bag with you and dispose of the waste in an appropriate trash bin. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and cooperation.
Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be vigilant for safety hazards. Some tips to make Halloween safe include:
- Costumes should be short enough so they don't cause your child to trip and fall
- Add some reflective tape to the costume or bag your child is using to carry candy, or choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark
- Masks should fit securely and allow your child to see well
- Children should be well supervised by an adult when trick-or-treating
- Carry a flashlight
- Follow rules of the road; stick to the sidewalk.
- You should prepare your home for trick-or-treaters by removing obstacles
- Provide treats that are individually wrapped
- Artificial lights and candles are a safer alternative to real candles with a flame that can pose a fire hazard when lighting a Jack-O-Lantern
There are several ways to stay connected and in the know of what is happening:
- Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CorviasMilitaryLivingMeade
- Receive text message updates – Register for One Call Now, to inform you of emergencies, notifications and other important messages that are related to your home. We also encourage you to opt in to begin receiving messages via text messaging. Simply text the word “Alert”, “A-L-E-R-T”, to 22300 in order to opt in or visit www.OneCallNow.com/TextAlerts.
- Contact Us: As always, your community office would be happy to assist you with any work orders, questions or concerns.
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:
- October 7, 14: Fort Meade Farmers Market- Enjoy the final days of the Farmers Market. 10-2pm at the Pavilion - www.ftmeademwr.com for more information.
- October 12: Columbus Day; Community Office hours 9am-1pm
- October 17: Father Daughter Ball, 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Club Meade. It will be a special night filled with food, a magic show, crafts, photos and dancing! www.ftmeademwr.com
- October 24: Ghost, Ghouls and Goblins 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk- Get dressed up and join us for our Ghost, Ghouls and Goblins 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on October 24, 8:00 a.m. beginning at the Meade Pavilion on Fort Meade. Bring your pet to run with you, and enter them into the Pet Costume Contest following the run! This is the only run where pets are permitted! Pricing and registration information can be found at www.ftmeademwr.com.
- October 29: Right Arm Night from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free event! Win great prizes! Open to all ranks and all services, military or civilian. Reserve your table today by calling 301-677-6969.
- October 31: Happy Halloween