- Your community calendar
- You scream, I scream, come get some ice cream!
- Thank you Ella and Krystal
- 4 ways you can have a fun and safe summer
- Corvias Foundation awards $500,000 in scholarships
- Free hazardous waste collection events
- Green Corner
- Tips for a less stressful move
- Surface clean explained
- Child supervision required
- Vehicle repair or maintenance needs?
- Corvias Military Living earns top score in national resident satisfaction
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
- June 2 – USD 475 Middle and High School registration begin.Fertilizer and weed control application begins – Colyer Forsyth
- June 7 – Victory Celebration
- June 9 - Fertilizer and weed control application begins – McClellan Place & Warner Peterson
- June 10 – USO No Dough Dinner sponsored by Corvias Military Living
- June 16 – Resident Appreciation Ice Cream SocialFertilizer and weed control application begins – Ellis Heights
- June 16- Meade Loop street repairs begin
The Corvias Military Living team would like to thank our residents for making Fort Riley such a great place to live and work. We are thankful to be able to serve your housing needs and that you have chosen to live on Fort Riley.
To show our appreciation, we are hosting an Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each Community Office. Bring the entire family and enjoy a summer treat on us! This is a small token of our appreciation for allowing us to serve you, our nation’s heroes and their families. The ice cream social is free and open to all residents of Corvias Military Living.
In April, actions by two McClellan Place residents helped make their community a better place to call home.
Ella, age 8, organized a block clean-up of the common areas surrounding her home. Ella created and distributed invitations to her neighbors asking them to join in the project. A group of approximately 20 neighbors worked for an hour and collected three truckloads of trash from the area! Thanks Ella for taking pride in your community.
Krystal was in the McClellan Place community office when two children rushed in and alerted a Corvias team member that a trash can was on fire at the nearby pavilion. While our team member called the fire department, Krystal used the office fire extinguisher to put out the fire. Thanks to her quick response a very serious situation was eluded.
If you know of other residents doing good deeds, please let email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a long winter season, we are all ready to welcome warmer weather. Before running outdoors to greet the sunshine, consider these four reminders to help you have a fun and safe summer:
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
Corvias Foundation, the private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded 11 college scholarships of up to $50,000 to outstanding high school students, marking the ninth class of Our Future scholarship recipients. Since its founding in 2006 by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to the families of active-duty service members.
Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring publishers, scientists, doctors, and those with social justice aspirations and business dreams. The eleven graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina, Fort Meade in Maryland, and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
From Fort Bragg, Jeanmary Aray Freites plans to attend St. Lawrence University, NY in the fall to work toward medical school; Megan Conroy will attend Duke University to study science; Cherrel Manley plans to study pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Katelyn Mann will attend Green Mountain College to pursue her interest in environmental and sustainability studies; and Zia Matti plans to attend St. Cloud State University to pursue a degree in chemistry, to eventually become a pharmacist.
Carla Aviles-Jimenez of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will pursue her interests in publishing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Kamrie Risku will pursue a degree in psychiatry at North Carolina State University.
Chris Buckley and Sara Russell, both of Fort Meade, will attend the University of Maryland and University of Texas at Austin to study mechanical engineering and environmental science, respectively.
From Fort Sill, Samantha Ciaramitaro plans to pursue her interests in advertising and broadcasting at the University of Texas at El Paso, and Oluwasegun Paul Emenogu Ntia will begin his studies at The Ohio State University to pursue being a neurosurgeon.
Prepare aluminum cans for recycling by either crushing the cans to save space or leaving them uncrushed. Cans that are rinsed out will have little or no odor and are less likely to attract bugs.
The Directorate of Public Works will be holding numerous hazardous household waste collection days in June. Residents are encouraged to turn in hazardous household waste free of charge for proper disposal. Items such as cleaners, batteries, paints, pesticides and CFL light bulbs are classified as hazardous household waste. The collection times will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the date for your neighborhood is listed on the calendar available at riley.corviasmilitaryliving.com/residents/calendar. For additional information please contact DPW at 785-239-6929.
Military families move throughout the year, but summer is typically known as peak PCS season. We’re here to help you!
1) Please provide written notice and a copy of your PCS orders to your Community Office at least 30 days prior to your desired move-out date.
2) If you are preparing to move, you may request a pre-inspection of your home at any time. During this pre-inspection, we will walk through your home, and let you know if there are any potential charges that you may receive upon move-out. Addressing these issues prior to move-out will help you avoid paying these charges.
3) Please leave your home in a surface clean condition upon move-out. This policy is designed to ease the moving process for our military families. If you regularly clean your home, a simple wipe down and sweep/vacuum prior to move-out would meet the surface-clean policy.
4) Be sure to check out the Corvias Military website prior to your PCS – we manage housing at seven Army bases and six Air Force installations. If you are Fort Rucker-bound, be sure to check out this column on the Army Wife Network website for more information. Headed to Fort Polk? Click here for more information about all of the fun things you can do around the area. No matter where you go, if you are PCSing, be sure to read about your next duty station. The more you know, the more you’ll enjoy your next home!
If a PCS is in your future we want to let you know more about our “surface clean” requirement for homes at the time of move out. The surface-clean requirement is designed to ease the “check-out” process for military families and eliminate “white glove” inspections. It is no longer necessary to hire a cleaning team to achieve the level of cleanliness considered acceptable for move out. If you would like to hire a cleaner or cleaning team please feel free to do so, but it is not necessary.
Surface-clean condition implies that a home is left clean throughout. When a home is cleaned regularly, it should only require a wipe down and sweep/vacuum at move-out to deliver surface-clean condition. In detail, this means that the appliances, cabinets (inside and out), counter tops and windowsills should be wiped down with a cleaning solution and then with clear water. In addition, the floors should be cleaned with the appropriate solution to remove dirt and grime. Carpeted floors should be vacuumed. All personal items and trash need to be removed from the house. If you have specific questions or concerns, your Community Office team can walk you through the process.
Fort Riley’s Automotive Skills Center is the place for do-it-yourself vehicle repairs. The facility features:
- Open bays with complete tool sets and roll-around benches
- 15-suspension lift bays
- 12,000lb lift bay to support the tires
- Complete tool room
- Auto parts store
- Paint booth
- State of the art engine rebuild and machine shopInline fuel filter removal bay
- Mitchell on Demand reference library on DVD
- Body Shop
- Trained mechanics available for assistance and advice
As a reminder, vehicle repairs are not authorized in family housing areas.
School’s out for the summer and children will be able to spend more time exploring and playing. While adventures are part of growing up, parents need to be aware of where and how your children are spending their time.
For the safety and comfort of all Fort Riley residents, families should adhere to Fort Riley Regulation 190-19 when supervising minors:
- Children under the age of 10 years may not be left unsupervised in Fort Riley housing without direct supervision.
- An adult or certified babysitter over the age of 12 must supervise any children under the age of 10 in the home at all times.
- Children between the ages of 10 and 11 can be left alone in the home for a maximum of 2 hours.
- Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can be left alone for a maximum of 4 hours.
- Children under the age of 10 years will not be left alone in a motor vehicle.
- Children must have an adult or designated childcare provider with them all times while outside.
- Children are not permitted to play in streets or traffic ways.
If you witness unattended children, please contact the MP desk at 785-239-6767.
In recent months, you may have received an email asking for you to complete the SatisFacts national resident satisfaction e-mail survey. As a result of the feedback collected from current on-post residents, Corvias Military Living once again received the highest score in resident satisfaction for properties with at least 10,000 homes. SatisFacts also awarded Corvias with the 2013 SatisFacts Superior Resident Satisfaction Company Award. The SatisFacts survey is for all types of residential management companies. Corvias Military Living has earned a superior rating from SatisFacts the past seven years and has also achieved the highest score for companies with at least 10,000 homes six times.