- Resident referrals
- Winter weather reminder
- Monthly reminder
- How to turn a picky eater into a healthy one
- Resident spotlight
- Green corner
- Give us your feedback for a chance to win!
- Stay in the know
- Going green
- Proper trash receptacles and recycling
- Army Wife Network connects with spouses
- Health council presents Ty Howard
- Spring forward:Daylight saving time to begin
- Want to know what's happening in your neighborhood?
Corvias Military Living at Aberdeen Proving Ground is currently running a resident referral special.
Current residents who refer a qualified applicant to post housing become eligible for $300. Once the applicant moves on post the check will be awarded. The referral program is open to military personnel of any rank. For more information contact the community office at 410-305-1076.
Winter is not over until March 19, so if Aberdeen Proving Ground experiences any winter weather Corvias Military Livings asks residents to use off street parking (carport, garage and driveway). This helps keep the roads clear and protects your vehicle from other drivers.
When using a check, money order or cashier check to pay your monthly rent, please remember to make it payable to APG HOUSING, LLC. It is important to have the proper name on the check in order to avoid any problems with your payment. We appreciate your cooperation!
Do you have a picky eater in your family? As part of National Nutrition Month in March, don’t miss these tips for how you can successfully convince your favorite picky eater to try new, healthy foods:
- Don't make a big deal about trying the new food. Instead, simply set the plate in front of your picky eater and let them explore the food for themselves.
- Make it fun. Draw smiley-faces on the healthy foods, or serve them in exciting cookie-cutter shapes. Offer peanut butter or yogurt as dip for fruit, and pair ranch dressing with steamed vegetables.
- Make it familiar. Mix the healthy food with other food they already like. For instance, add vegetables to pizza. Bake muffins with fruit or vegetables.
- Explain why healthy foods are important, but in a way the picky eater will understand and appreciate. A doughnut will not give them enough energy to climb the jungle gym or keep up with their friends in the pool.
- Eat the healthy food with the picky eater. If you show that eating a big salad or fish can be enjoyable, they may be more inclined to try it.
Who doesn’t like to be recognized for doing the right thing? Corvias Military Living recently began a program to do just that! The Resident Spotlight program is a fun way for us to give residents kudos for taking care of and contributing to their community.
Our team is on the lookout for residents who take pride in their home and community. There are many ways to be an exemplary resident such as, consistently demonstrating care and cleanliness of your home, picking up after your pet regularly, taking time to beautify your yard and regularly returning your trash can to your home, just to name a few.
Thank you cards are awarded in four categories: care of home, yard, pets and community. If you are spotted being an outstanding citizen of Aberdeen you will be entered into a drawing to potentially win a $25 gift card. There will be one winner from each community on Aberdeen.
Congratulations to the lucky winners of January’s drawing, and thanks to all of our residents who were acknowledged for doing the right thing.
Congratulations to our RCI quarterly housing survey winners! The Smith family and the Vannier family were chosen at random to receive $100 for completing and returning their RCI housing survey. Every family living in on-post housing will receive a housing satisfaction survey from RCI this year. The survey is sent to 25 percent of residents each quarter and includes questions such as “How satisfied are you with the accessibility of your maintenance staff?” and “How satisfied are you with the overall services you receive?”
The feedback you provide helps RCI and Corvias understand how we’re doing in meeting resident needs and helps shape future plans in your community. The next survey will be sent out later this month, so remember to check your mailbox for your opportunity to provide feedback and for a chance to win cash!
How can you clean vegetables and save water? It’s easy! Instead of letting the faucet run while you clean your vegetables, just rinse them in a plugged sink or in a pan of clean water.
If you would like a hard copy of the latest edition APG Corvias Community News it is available at the Neighborhood Office. Digital copies are always available on the website.
Family housing at Aberdeen Proving Ground is transitioning into the Live Army Green program in March with the metering of electricity and gas consumption through mock billing.
The mock billing cycle starts March 20 and will run through April 20. The statement delivered the first week of May. Mock billing will occur for three months before live billing commences June 20.
Action is not required during the mock billing period. This time allows residents to see their electricity and gas use and to make adjustments before actual statements are sent out by MINOL, a third party billing monitoring service facilitating the LAG program at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The LAG program is mandated by the Department of Defense with the goal to reduce the overall energy consumption at military installations.
Over the next three months Corvias Military Living will be working to inform residents about the program. Be sure to check out the Corvias video outlining the program.
Please join us for a resident information session at 5:30 p.m. on March 19th at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center. Representatives from Corvias Military Living and Minol will be in attendance to review the program and answer questions. Please check the community calendar for more information on this event.
Trash and recycling pick up are one of the services provided by Corvias Military Living. Residents are asked to use the proper bins, the ones provided by Corvias, during pick-up each Tuesday.
Please make sure that all yard debris is placed in a plastic bag instead of plastic garbage cans. Garbage cans should be used for garbage only. The lid of the recycling receptacle specifies what items may be recycled.
Items placed curbside for bulk trash will be removed. Please make sure your bulk trash items are distinguishable from other items in your yard such as basketball goals, bicycles and other trash receptacles. There should be no household garbage, i.e., food products, within bulk trash.
If you have any questions about bins or the trash and recycling services please contact the community office at 410-305-1076.
Improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families is the shared focus of Corvias Military Living and The Army Wife Network (AWN) and has led to an exciting partnership around the theme of “Heart Your Home”. Through this year-long partnership, Corvias is supporting AWN’s mission of empowering and informing spouses by sharing first-hand information about the posts Corvias serves, as well as advice on moving, relationships and ways to “Heart Your Home.”
AWN is a powerful resource for peer-to-peer sharing of experiences and information between Army spouses. Whether you’ve been married to a Solider for a month or 20 years AWN is the place to learn and share your experiences with those who understand it best.
AWN connects with Army spouses through a weekly podcast, blogs and a variety of military-lifestyle columns. Additionally, AWN is actively keeping their audience connected on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This mix of sites allows followers the flexibility to connect when and how they want.
Army Wife Talk Radio is an hour-long, weekly webcast program. The show has been in production since 2005 and has an archive of almost 500 episodes. Recent topics have included deployments, relationships and finding personal fulfillment. Produced in a live format, listeners may call-in or tweet and actively join the conversation. To participate in a live show, visit AWTR Live! at 8 p.m. (EST) on Mondays.
Loving a Solider, the official blog of AWN, offers a wider, more casual atmosphere for spouses to post and share information. Written by members of the AWN community, this blog is where AWN began its mission of spouse empowerment. The site also connects readers with niche blogs in the military spouse community, including special needs, crafts and Army husbands. The AWN blogroll includes Army spouses’ blogs, blogs from relevant organizations and topical blogs with topics like money, careers, and travel and leisure.
The AWN organizes columns by topic and includes tips and suggestions from fitness experts to financial advisors. The Relocation/PCS Column will also feature articles supporting the Corvias “Heart Your Home” campaign. Look for the first Corvias contribution which posted February 24. Other columns include military benefits, parenting and relationships.
Corvias is proud to bring the AWN Field Exercise™ program to three installations in 2014. This energetic, four-hour seminar series is designed to empower and rejuvenate military spouses by providing them a time to connect, share support, obtain resources and enjoy camaraderie. Spouses attending the events experience networking opportunities, dinner and interactive discussions related to challenges and opportunities faced by military spouses. Corvias and AWN will host events at Fort Bragg in April, Fort Meade in September and Fort Sill in November.
Being married to a Soldier has always presented challenges, from moves to deployments and everything in between. Corvias Military Living and AWN are working to bring spouses together, online and in person, and create a community of support and empowerment.
Join the Aberdeen Proving Ground Community Health Promotion Council in the Myer Auditorium, Building 6000, for a preventative course with guest speaker Ty Howard March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Howard is the national bestselling author of “Untie the Knots® That Tie Up Your Life.” This presentation will focus on “Tying Into a Better You: Spending Time with The Person You Want to Become; Improving Work and Personal Relationships; Alleviating Stress in 13 areas of life; Stretching Y-O-U-R-S-E-L-F for Better Health, Balance, Outcomes, and Happiness.”
For more information contact the Community Health Promotion Council at (410) 278-1153.
Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on March 9. Set all clocks forward one hour. It is also a good time to test smoke detectors. If the alarm does not sound, contact your Community Office immediately.
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.