- Resident Appreciation Celebration
- Army Survey
- Base Wide Yard Sale
- Pool Season
- Yard of the Month
- Season Reminders
- Corvias Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships to 11 Military Children at Five Installations
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We love and appreciate our APG residents! To show our appreciation, we invite you to come out to our Resident Appreciation Carnival Celebration on Friday, June 10th from 4-7pm at the Bayside Community Center. Enjoy games, face painting, pony rides, funnel cake and other fun foods at our carnival themed family event. We hope to see you there!
On May 5th we kicked off our Army RCI Housing Survey. Check your email for the survey link which runs until June 6th. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey is administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts. All residents who complete the survey have the opportunity to be entered to win one weekly prize of $250 and one grand prize of $500! Congratulation to our Week 1 winner Mrs. Artenze Hall, she is the proud recipient of a $250 gift card for completing the survey.
Make a few extra dollars by selling items you no longer use at the APG Base Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 4th from 8am-12pm. Residents can set up their own yard sale or shop other great deals at this base wide yard sale. There is just one simple rule: residents may advertise with one sign in front of their home only. Other signs indicating location or direction of sale are prohibited. Happy selling and shopping!
The Community Center pool will open on Saturday, May 28 at 11am for Memorial Day weekend. The pool is open to all Corvias residents. Residents will need to provide a pool pass to access the pool. Residents are permitted to bring 4 guests. Residents who do not have a pool pass should pick one up at the Community Office.
For more information on pool passes or openings, please contact the Community Office. We look forward to a summer of fun in the sun at the pools!
- Please see below for the hours of operation for the summer:
- Monday-Thursday: 11am-7pm
- Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 11am-8pm
- The pool hours while school is in session are 4-8pm on weekdays
Congratulations to our May Yard of the Month winners! To view the photos of nominated yards and winners please visit our Facebook page. Corvias will celebrate Yard of the Month through October. The yard of the month program will reward those who make a special effort to improve their yard and beautify their home. Each yard of the month winner will receive a yard of the month sign to be displayed in front of the home, and a $25 gift card.
Judging and Rules:
Judging will be conducted by the 15th of the month. Photos of the top 3 yards for each community will be posted on our Facebook page.
The yard with the most “likes” will win. If you would like to nominate a yard, you can do so by emailing a photo to the Community Office. A resident may win only once during the 2016 Yard of the Month program.
In preparation of warmer temperatures and more outdoor activity, here are a few seasonal reminders:
Air Conditioners: We have had unseasonably cool spring temperatures. If you haven’t already, please turn on your air conditioner to check that it is properly cooling your home. If you need to submit a work order, please contact the Community Office.
Mosquitos: Reports about the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, can be alarming. Although there have been a few of the virus in Maryland, preventing bites is the best way to protect yourself. One way you can do this is by limiting the mosquito population around your home. Check for and eliminate areas of standing water which can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Pets: Please remember, when walking your dog around the community, dogs are required to be kept on a leash at all times. Carry a plastic bag with you on your walks and clean up after your pet. Pet feces can make other pets and young children sick, so please be mindful of others!
Grills: All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet away from your home, and grills should not be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
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, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
From Fort Bragg, Meghan Bryant will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Lt. Col. David Bryant of the United States Army Forces Command and Mrs. Melissa Bryant. Gustavo Capo will attend Emory University to pursue his interests in the medical field. His parents are Lt. Col. José Capo-Aponte of the United States Army, B Co Womack Army Medical Center and Mrs. Denise Capo. Lahela Daniels will attend the University of Oregon to study political science. Her parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Rosalie Cayobit. Avyion Fisher will pursue his interests in business and athletics at The College of Idaho. His parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Sonya Fisher.
Also representing Fort Bragg, Aliyah Jordan will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiologist. Her parents are Command Sgt. Maj. David Jordan of the United States Army, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Ms. Silvia Jordan. Samantha Kearney will attend The Ohio State University with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietician. Her parents are Sgt. Tabatha Kearney of the United States Army, Tech Section, HHC, 20th EN BDE, and Mr. Robert Kearney. Elizabeth Vetter plans to attend The University of Tennessee to study forensic anthropology. Her parents are Sgt. Patrick Goswick of the United States Army, 112th Signal Battalion Special Operations Unit, and Mrs. Lisa Goswick.
Jacob Wheeler of Edwards Air Force Base will attend Penn State-Harrisburg where he will pursue a degree in psychology. His parents are Col. Christopher Wheeler of the United States Air Force Test Center and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.
Julia Moreno of Eglin Air Force Base will attend the University of Florida to pursue her interests in business management. Her parents are Maj. Jesse Moreno of the United States Air Force, Air Armament; Air Force Material Command, and Mrs. Jennifer Moreno.
Ally Vahalik of Eielson Air Force Base will attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue her interests in writing and journalism. Her father is Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV of the United States Air Force, 354th Force Squadron.
Fiona Pedrick of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will attend Occidental College to study diplomacy and world affairs. Her parents are Maj. Gabriel Pedrick of the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and Mrs. Kathliene Pedrick.
Corvias Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary for the remainder of 2016 and invites everyone to visit their website (http://corviasfoundation.org/) to see the giving back movement in action.
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- June 4: APG Base Wide Yard Sale; 8am-12pm
- June 6: Army Survey deadline! Ensure you take your survey for a chance to win $500!
- June 10: Resident Appreciation Celebration; Bayside Community Center 4-7pm
- June 14: Army Birthday
- June 19: Happy Father’s Day