- Cooking demo and recipe sharing
- Your opinion matters
- Troops to Teachers
- Test your air conditioning now
- Looking for somewhere to work on your vehicle?
- Interested in fishing?
- Corvias Military Living pools
- Refer a friend and earn $200
- Friendly Community Reminders
- Green corner
- Do you know your CFLs?
- Corvias Foundation military spouse scholarship
- Army Emergency Relief educational scholarships
- Want to know what is happening in your neighborhood?
Come out and enjoy a delicious lunch while getting to know your new neighbors! Randolph Pointe will host a cooking demo (non-baked, non-cook) and recipe sharing lunch on Wednesday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. As always this is a free event and we look forward to seeing you there.
Late last year, families living on-post received a housing survey from SatisFacts to determine resident satisfaction. The data collected from this survey, as well as the quarterly RCI surveys, helps Corvias improve your experience living on-post.
Out of a possible 5.00 score, Corvias Military Living residents gave the company a 4.29 in the 2014 survey. Corvias earned the Superior Service distinction at 32 of the military communities the company manages throughout the country with a score of 4.0 to 4.49. Eight communities earned the highest honors, Exceptional Service achievement, with a score of 4.5 or above. This award marks the seventh year in a row that Corvias has ranked first nationally in the SatisFacts Annual Resident Survey, and the eighth consecutive year it has achieved the Superior Company Score award.
"We are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life for the service members and their families living on all of Corvias' installations," said Chuck Parker, Division President of Corvias Military Living. "This award speaks volumes about how passionate Corvias employees are nationwide about their jobs and those they serve. Achieving the highest rating from our residents is a tremendous honor and we are humbled by their recognition of our efforts."
To find out more information and see the complete list of winners click here.
Thinking about pursuing a teaching career after you leave the military? The Fort Bragg Education Center is hosting a several Troops to Teachers seminars to help bridge military personnel to teaching careers.
Leadership, public service, adaptability, and being a role-model are all in a day’s work for teachers and military members alike. Because the two careers require similar values, the transition from military to teacher can be a natural one for those who want to continue to serve in new ways. Eligible military personnel interested in transitioning into a career as a public school teacher can begin the journey with the support of Troops to Teachers (TTT).
Participants in Troops to Teachers work with a representative to learn about the teaching profession, to determine the best route to teaching licensure, and to identify employment leads. Additionally, participants who are becoming first-time teachers may be eligible for financial assistance as they complete requirement for licensure.
Upcoming Troops to Teachers seminars will be held on May 20, July 15, September 16, and November 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Bragg Training and Education Center, F Wing Auditorium. For more information contact the Bragg Training and Education Center Counseling Services (BTEC) at 910-396-6721.
Spring is officially here, and summer is just a few months away! Test your air conditioning now before the temperatures really heat up. If your air conditioning is not functioning properly, please submit a service order in person at your Community Office, by phone, or on our website. We will be happy to take care of that for you. Don’t forget to keep your air conditioning system working at its best to change your air filters in your home at least once a month. Air filters are free to residents via their community office – just stop by and we will be happy to provide you with them.
Did you know that Fort Bragg is home to two Auto Skills Centers? The East Bragg Auto Skills Center is located at Bldg. F-4334, B St (910-396-8665) and the Rec Plex Auto Skills Center is located at 794 Armistead Street (910-394-2293). The centers offer “do-it-yourself” mechanics a place to work on their automobiles with the guidance of experienced mechanics and reference manuals. The centers have state-of-the-art equipment for automobile maintenance. Bays and tools are rented at a minimal price. Between the two shops, there is an auto skills center open every day of the week to assist the mechanics of our community.
The auto skills centers can also complete NC State Inspections for POVs and offer wheel alignments.
Looking to sell or purchase a new to you vehicle? The auto skills center also manages the resale lot. Check out their website to view their inventory or details on how to list your POV – they have everything from motorcycles to RVs.
Due to safety, Randolph Pointe residents are unable to complete vehicle maintenance / repairs in the parking areas located in the community and/or the garage areas.
Fort Bragg MWR will host four fishing trips – May 9, May 23, June 20, and June 27. The trip includes the cost of the equipment and the transportation to the fishing location. For more information, check out MWR Outdoor Recreation Excursions or call 910-643-4569 or 910-366-3803.
For more information about fishing or hunting licenses or to find local places to fish and hunt, visit North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
The Randolph Pointe pool will open on Friday, May 22. Please visit your community’s website for the pools’ hours and rules.
The pool is free of charge for Randolph Pointe residents to use. Don’t forget your pool pass and military ID! Replacement pool passes are available at your Community Center. Each resident is welcome to bring a maximum of four guests.
For residents who may have children visiting them during the summer, please remember that young children may wear Coast Guard-approved life vests. Please note that the following are not permitted in Corvias pools:
- Inflatable rafts
- Water wings
Earning $200 has never been easier with the Randolph Pointe referral program. If you refer someone who moves into Randolph Pointe, $200 is yours! If you know someone who is looking to move into Randolph Pointe, encourage them to apply now! The sooner the referral moves into the community, the sooner you will receive your reward.
Here is how it works:
- When you refer someone to Randolph Pointe, give the Community Office a heads-up.
- When your referral applies to live at Randolph Pointe, be sure they note your name as their referral on their housing application.
- Once your referral moves into Randolph Pointe, $200 will be provided to you as a thank you!
It’s that easy.
- When parking in the community, remember to lock your car doors and store valuable items out of sight. Please do not leave your car running and unattended.
- Courteous parking makes for happy neighbors. Remember if you have assigned parking to respect your neighbor’s parking space. Overflow and/or street parking do not have assigned spaces. Please remember to not block other residents in, park on lawns or grass areas (or non-paved areas), double park, block dumpster, park in handicap spots if you are not authorized, or block fire hydrants.
- Let’s all do our part to maintain our community - While it may not be your trash, if the wind blows trash into the community, please pick it up to help keep our community looking great.
- As the weather heats up and dries up, it is important to remember to discard of cigarettes properly. Do not throw cigarette butts in the flower beds or anywhere on the community grounds as it can cause brush fires.
- Remember that our neighbors are sometimes the closest people to us when our families are not, so let’s treat each other with kindness in small ways.
80 to 90 percent of energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. To save energy, consider washing your clothes in cold water.
Did you know that Compact Florescent Lights or CLF help your family save money, reduce the amount of energy used in your home as they use about 70% less energy, and also significantly reduce the frequency in which light bulb changes are needed.
Have a burnt out CFL and want to recycle it?
- Bring it to a local home improvement store. Lowe’s and Home Depot offer free recycling of all CFL bulbs! (Lowe’s – 3 Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Locations ; Home Depot – 1 Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Location)
Want to learn more about CFL bulbs?
- Visit energystar.gov or epa.gov to learn more about CFL bulbs to include full guidelines regarding proper clean-up and disposal of CFLs.
Resident’s Light Bulb Responsibility:
- Corvias Military Living provides specialty bulbs (e.g. - appliance bulbs such as the dryer, microwave, stove, recess bulbs over the desks, and fridge). If a provided light bulb burns out, call your community center, and our maintenance staff will change the bulb for you! All other light bulbs in your home are considered “traditional” bulbs and are the responsibility of the resident. If you purchase “traditional” light bulbs and need assistance changing the bulb, call your community staff, a work order can be placed to have a member of maintenance install the bulbs for you!
Are you a military spouse with dreams of completing your college degree? The application period for grants is now open. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 7, 2015. Visit corviasfoundation.org for more information and to apply for a $5,000 Educational Grant.
Army Emergency Relief also maintains two scholarships that provide financial assistance to eligible dependents pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The Spouse Education Assistance Program is designed to support spouses while the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program supports dependent children. Scholarship applications are accepted from January 2 to May 1 each year for assistance for the following academic year. Applicants can access the applications at www.aerhq.org.
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
- April 9 – Single & Dating 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- April 15 – Taxes due. Don’t forget the Fort Bragg tax center is open and free!
- April 18 and 25 – Canoe Trip from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/canoe-trip/ for more information and to register.
- April 22 – Randolph Pointe cooking demo and recipe exchange 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Randolph Pointe community center
- April 22 – MWR Beer Tasting Dinner at the Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center
- April 25 – MWR Monthly 5K Walk/Run
- April 25-26 – Dogwood Festival at Fayetteville Festival Park