- Tis the Season Holiday Party
- Holiday Decorating Contest
- Holiday Visitors
- Garbage Disposal Tips
- Dumping Garbage
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- Fire safety tips for the holidays
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Join us for our Annual Tis’ the Season holiday celebration event on Friday, December 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Potomac Place Community Center. Come out and enjoy food, games, crafts and our wonderful candy room. Of course Santa Claus will be there so don’t forget your cameras to capture great photos. We hope to see you there!
Corvias Military Housing invites all residents to participate in the annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Winners from each neighborhood will receive a gift card and will be chosen based on creativity and the overall impression of their yard. Here is how the contest works:
- Email your photo submission directly to your Community Office or inbox a photo to our Facebook page between December 12th – 18th.
- All submissions will be posted to our Facebook page on December 19th.
- The photo with the most likes in each community will receive a gift card and recognition. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page on December 22nd.
The holidays are fast approaching. If you are expecting visitors at your home during the holiday season, please take these steps so that they will have access to the post.
If you are and your visitors do not already have pass from the VCC. You can start the process for them now.
Steps to take:
- Fill out the FGGM 191-001-R-E. It can be found online at www.ftmeade.army.mil. Click on the post access icon, next click on printable VCC forms lastly click on the FGGM Form 191-001-R-E. If you are unable to get the form online you can come in to the VCC for some hard copies.
- Bring the completed form along with your DOD ID or Permanent Automated Installation Entry (AIE) badge to the VCC. Authorized sponsors that can submit 191's are as follows: Military members, their spouses and their dependents over the age of 18. Government employees with a DOD CAC card. Permanent AIE badge holders.
One of the greatest allies in the kitchen is the garbage disposal. With a great garbage disposal, your counters will go from full of food and dirty dishes to spotless in no time at all.
However, there are certain products that can really make a mess of a garbage disposal. To keep your machine running smoothly, avoid putting these foods into it: rice, pasta, veggies, egg shells, oil and grease. To read more check out our blog post.
DPW Environmental has reported that they have discovered some random dumping on post of items including household goods, children's outdoor toys. Please utilize garbage and bulk pickup in your community to dispose of trash and large items. For your convenience, residents may dispose of items in our open dumpsters 27/7 at Building 3000 Ernie Pyle Street.
Are you the spouse or child of an active-duty service member with plans to go to college? Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about available scholarships from Corvias Foundation. Applications available online.
The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration estimate holiday decorations cause almost 400 home fires each year, resulting in many losses of life as well as millions in property damage. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
- Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
- Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini light sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of LED strands to connect.
- Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
- Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
- Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
- If you do no cook often, check your oven and stove before cooking a large holiday meal.
- Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
- Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
- Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
- Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
- Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding.
- And remember to blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
As we are all aware, fires can start any time of year. There is an increased risk during the holiday season. Please be safe and have a wonderful holiday season.
Turn off holiday decorations when no one is home and at night before you go to bed. Timers are a great way to ensure the lights are only on at certain times.
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December 2nd – Breakfast with a Cop; 0700-1000 at the Dunking Donuts on Mapes Rd.
December 7th - USAFB Jazz Ambassadors Sound the Bells Holiday Concert; Meade High School at 7pm.
December 8th – Radio City Music Hall trip; call 301-677-7354 for more information.
December 9th – Corvias Resident Tis’ the Season Holiday Celebration; 5-7pm at Potomac Place
December 9th – Installation Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Chapel at 5pm
December 10th – 5K Reindeer Run; 8am at McGill
December 23rd-December 26th; All Corvias offices will be closed. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th.
December 25th – Merry Christmas
December 31st – New Year’s Eve; All Corvias Offices will close at 3pm