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Halloween may be one of the scariest holidays of the year, but people seem to take delight in being scared in every season. What’s the appeal of ghost stories, horror movies, frightening novels, and things that go bump in the night? Experts have a few theories:
- We like the adrenaline. Fear has the same adrenaline-producing effect as excitement. It feels good. Scary movies, stories, and books are methods of releasing adrenaline in a controlled environment.
- Shared fear helps us bond. The “creeps” create social bonding. Activities like telling ghost stories around a campfire or watching a scary movie together allow us to form ties with strangers as well as family and friends.
- Horror helps us deal with real-life terrors. We can deal with the very real horrors of modern times by transforming them into fictional movies and stories in which the monsters and bad guys are always caught and punished.
When celebrating Halloween this year, be smart! Here are a few tips to keep you safe and sane this Halloween.
- Be Alert and Aware: Trust your instincts. Leave any situation that makes you feel uncomfortable. Report suspicious behavior to authorities.
- Driving: Pay close attention when driving. Look out for trick-or-treaters. Drive slowly in residential areas. Be sure to lock your car doors and don’t leave anything valuable inside.
- Decorations: Dried flowers, cornstalks, haystacks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters. It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern.
- Costumes: Purchase costumes that are made of flame retardant material. For the safety of yourself and others, don’t wear a costume that includes anything that could be confused with a real weapon. If you are wearing a mask, make sure that it is comfortable, has adequate eye holes and proper ventilation.
- Drinking: Never leave your drink unattended, and never accept a drink from someone you don’t know. Don’t drink to excess. Plan a safe and sober way home.
- Have and safe and enjoyable Halloween!
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and Family – stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through BOSS, USO or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Army Community Service and Soldier Family Assistance Center - 301-677-5590
- Fleet and Family Support Center – 301-677-9014
- Employee Assistance Programs 301-677-7121
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources contact your Resident Relations Manager.
You spoke, we listened! Based on your feedback regarding our grounds, we have invested on enhancing the living experience at Reece Crossings by completing additional landscaping measures around each building. We are anticipating the work will take approximately one week per building. We ask that you and your pets are careful while traveling in areas under construction. Please feel free to contact the Community Center with any questions or concerns. As always, thank you for choosing to live at Reece Crossings.
We would like to thank those residents that are contributing to the overall appearance of our community by picking up and disposing of their pets waste in an appropriate manner. One of the biggest transmitters of canine disease is feces. Picking up after pets ensures that you are not contributing to this problem. Don’t forget to take a bag with you when walking your pet. Please be sure to dispose of the waste in an appropriate trash bin. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and cooperation.
It is important to keep the breezeways free and clear of any personal items such as shoes, trash, bicycles and decorations. The breezeways are passage areas and cannot be used as storage. Any items left in the breezeways are considered safety hazards and must be removed. As a reminder, Recycling is picked up picked up twice a week on Tuesday and Friday and the Trash dumpster is picked up on Fridays. Please call the Community Office if you have any Bulk Items that need to be disposed of.
As part of our effort to continually enhance the living experience at Reece Crossings, we will be completing additional landscaping measures around each building. We are anticipating the work will take approximately one week per building. We ask that you and your pets are careful while traveling in areas under construction. Please feel free to contact the Community Center with any questions or concerns.
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 alone, Corvias Foundation has awarded 20 educational grants totaling $100,000 to the spouses of active-duty service members.
“Each of these women should be commended for their determination to better prepare themselves to achieve their professional goals,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We’re so glad to be able to offer them financial assistance and, more importantly, a support network to be there for them on this journey.”
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members.
“Corvias’ commitment to improving the quality of life for service members and their families extends well beyond housing,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Education is one of the best ways anyone can improve his or her life and we’re honored to help these 20 spouses pursue these dreams without the burden of debt.”
This year’s recipients are stationed at seven Army and Air Force installations across the United States.
Nine of the spouses represented Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Dalya Alagele is pursuing a master’s degree in science education at Fayetteville State University, as she works toward becoming a dentist. Kaleena Cook, a junior attending Ashford University, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Sherryl Esplana, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. LaVida Frieson, a freshman, is earning a certificate in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell. Bobbe Garcia is studying art education as a junior at Fayetteville State University. Amanda Hunnicutt and Kierin Johnson are both working on their associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Fayetteville Technical Community College. Malori Mayor is a sophomore at Fayetteville State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Linda Persaud is pursuing a certificate of office management from Allied American University.
Katlynn Dillon of Fort Polk in Louisiana is a junior pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Carolette Wright, also of Fort Polk, is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University.
From Fort Riley in Kansas, Sina Carwell and Queenter Ochanda are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing at Washburn University. Cardwell is currently a senior while Ochanda is a junior.Alyssa Jackson is pursuing a master’s degree in international affairs from Kansas State University. Shametra Stoxstill is a sophomore pursing an associate’s degree in liberal studies at Barton County Community College.
Heather Palmer, from Fort Rucker in Alabama, is a freshman at George C. Wallace Community College pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing.
Destiny Leggett from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Northwest Florida State College.
Diana Jusino of Hurlburt Field in Florida is a freshman pursing an associate’s degree in aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Lastly, two spouses at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas have also received grants. Rose Caceres and Katherine Jensen are both pursing bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Wichita State University and are currently seniors
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.
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Upcoming events and important dates
- October 7, 14: Fort Meade Farmers Market- Enjoy the final days of the Farmers Market. 10-2pm at the Pavilion - www.ftmeademwr.com for more information.
- October 12: Columbus Day; Community Office hours 9am-1pm
- October 24: Ghost, Ghouls and Goblins 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk- Get dressed up and join us for our Ghost, Ghouls and Goblins 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on October 24, 8:00 a.m. beginning at the Meade Pavilion on Fort Meade. Bring your pet to run with you, and enter them into the Pet Costume Contest following the run! This is the only run where pets are permitted! Pricing and registration information can be found at www.ftmeademwr.com.
- October 29: Right Arm Night from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free event! Win great prizes! Open to all ranks and all services, military or civilian. Reserve your table today by calling 301-677-6969.
- October 31: Happy Halloween