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- Upcoming Events
- Spring Into Fun Event
- Lawn care to begin
- On-Post housing now available to single/unaccompanied service members
- 2016 Fort Riley-KSU Wildcat Trap & Skeet Match
- Salute to the Red Cross event
- FROG Youth Trap & Skeet Camps
- Calling all Lifeguards!
- Car Seat safety checks
- Power outages on post
- Youth Hiring & Education Fair
- $5,000 Educational Grant
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11 March: Salute to the Red Cross event
13 March: Daylight Savings Time Begins
17 March: St. Patrick’s Day
25 March: Spring Into Fun Event
27 March: Easter
The Easter Bunny will be hopping by Corvias Military Living’s Spring into Fun event on Friday, March 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rally Point Field.
Planned activities include egg hunts by age group, hair spray, crafts, tattoos, games, prizes, and more!!!
Egg hunts will be held at the following times:
0-1 year olds: 2:00-3:00 pm
2-3 year olds: 2:15 pm
4-5 year olds: 2:25 pm
6-8 year olds: 2:35 pm
9-12 year olds: 2:45 pm
One parent per child during the egg hunts for children in the 0-1 year and 2-3 years age groups.
The Spring Into Fun event is free for all Corvias Military Living residents. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny and your Easter basket for the egg hunts! No pets, please.
March 14 marks the beginning of our seasonal lawn care program at Fort Riley. For your convenience, we provide commercial lawn mowing services at no additional charge. On mowing days, please:
Pick up toys, lawn furniture, garden tools, hoses and any debris or litter in your yard the day before mowing to be ready for the lawn crew.
- If you have a gate, please make sure it is unlocked.
- Clean up pet waste. It is a public health issue to mow over pet waste.
- If you have landscape lighting or decorative items in your yard, remove them from obvious mowing and trimming areas in order to prevent damage.
Grass in our area is of the fescue variety and the ideal mowing height is 3 to 3.5 inches. This is taller than a number of varieties but provides the best conditions for this type of grass. Fertilizations are scheduled three or four times a year. Below is the mow schedule:
Warner/Peterson (Minus Fleetwood Court, Tobie Court and Knight Loop)
Historic Main Post- Rimrock, Riley Place, Carpenter, 505 & 507
McClellan Loop, Burnside Loop, Meade Loop, Fleetwood Court, Tobie Court, Knight Loop, North and South Ellis Heights
Historic Main Post- Lowe Place, Schofield Circle, Pershing
Forsyth (North of Rifle Range Road) Jenny Camp, Dakota, Potomac (West of Seitz School),
All of new McClellan
Historic Main Post- Brick Row, Stone Court, Scott Place, Marshall Field, 630
Forsyth (South of Rifle Range Road)
Historic Main Post- Barry Ave, Forsyth Ave, Sheridan Ave, Sheridan Place
Friday - Weather Make-up
On February 15, 2016 Fort Riley housing opened to active-duty unaccompanied service members receiving BAH. Unaccompanied service members will be eligible for homes in some areas of Colyer Manor, Warner Peterson and Historic Main Post. On the waitlist, families will continue to have priority over unaccompanied service members. This change is being made with the full support of Fort Riley’s installation leadership to help ensure success of the program. As one of our valued residents, we realize you may have some questions about how this may affect you. We are working closely with the Fort Riley Garrison to ensure this endeavor is successful. If you have any questions about this change, please contact your community team. Our staff members look forward to answering your questions. Thank you for your understanding as we make this change to better serve all military members and work to responsibly sustain and improve quality of life on Fort Riley for many years to come.
Event will be held Saturday, March 14th at 10am at the Fort Riley Trap and Shoot Range. Please sign up at the range or by calling Ollie Hunter at (785) 239-2032.
The Red Cross will be hosting a community wide event on March 11th from 3-6pm in the Colyer Forsyth Community Center to celebrate 135 years of the American Red Cross! This event will include interactive activities to provide families with resources and education on services the American Red Cross provides. Such as: CPR/First-Aid demonstrations, Home Fire Campaign toolkits, and Service to the Armed Forces resources. Other supporting Fort Riley and community agencies will be attending to highlight their respective services available to Soldiers and their families.
Fort Riley outdoorsmen group will conduct its 2016 youth trap and skeet camp in six small group sessions. Please click here for more details and how to register.
American Pool will be managing the Corvias community pools for the summer of 2016. They are now hiring for lifeguards and head guards and will be holding an Open House on Saturday, March 5th along with the Fort Riley Youth Hiring Fair from 10am -1pm at the Ft. Riley Teen Center, 5800 Thomas Drive, Ft. Riley, KS 66442. American Pool will be available to help you fill out an application, interview and ask any questions you might have about working as a lifeguard. We recommend that a parent be present and that you bring two forms of official identification. If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please contact the staffing department at 1-877-709-7665.
Fort Riley Emergency Services provides free car seat safety inspections. To set up an inspection contact Mr. May at 240-3713 or Mr. Watson at 240-6241. Walk-in inspections are conducted provided staff is available at building 1020, Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.
Corvias Military Living will always inform residents of scheduled power outages. These notices generally include the day the outage is scheduled and how long you should expect the power to be off so you can plan accordingly. If an unplanned power outage occurs, please be patient. The Directorate of Public Works (utility provider) has crews responding to an outage almost as soon as one occurs. To report an outage, please contact your Community Office. In the event a shelter is set up, Corvias will send an email notification to residents. If you have a mobile device you can access the Fort Riley Garrison Facebook page for updates during an outage. Here are safety tips for power outages:
Spring weather can be violent in Kansas. Be prepared for power outages and downed trees and power lines. From a fire safety standpoint there are many safety considerations you want to be prepared for.
- Before the storm, unplug appliances and other electrical items like computers if they are not being used. Power surges from lightning strikes can be a source for starting fires in the home.
- Avoid using candles for emergency lighting. Battery operated or hand cranked flashlights and lanterns are the safer and preferred method for lighting your home in a power outage. Always keep spare batteries to power those devices in case the power is out for many hours. These items should be a part of your Ready Army emergency kit. Most power outages lasts a few hours but can last days depending on the severity of the storm.
- Be aware of downed power lines. Downed power lines can be hidden in downed trees. Always treat downed power lines as if they are live. Avoid metal fences around downed power lines and trees. There may be a hidden power line in contact with the fence.
- When using a generator use in a well ventilated area outdoors away from doors, windows and other sources that could bring in carbon monoxide into the home. Never use in an attached garage even if the door is left open. Always turn off generators and allow them to cool before re-fueling. Store fuel outside the living areas of the home. Carbon Monoxide deaths have spiked in recent years as generator sales have risen.
Attention all youth ages 14-21: Come visit with employers, volunteer organizations and education institutes on Saturday, March 5th from 10 – 1pm at the Fort Riley Teen Center. For more information regarding employment readiness contact (785)239-9435 and for education related questions please call (785)239-6481.
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Take advantage of spring weather! While the temperatures outside are comfortable, use a window or ceiling fan instead of the air conditioner. A fan only requires a tenth of the energy needed to run an air conditioner.