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Corvias housing team alleviates stress of moving

Members of Team McConnell and Corvias Military Living cut a ceremonial ribbon, Dec. 11, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The event recognized the completion of four new homes in the Corvias Military Living new base-housing project. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

Members of Team McConnell and Corvias Military Living cut a ceremonial ribbon, Dec. 11, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The event recognized the completion of four new homes in the Corvias Military Living new base-housing project. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Moving is one of the top stressors people can experience during their lives, and military members experience this stressor more than the rest of the population because of constant relocations and permanent change of stations.

The base housing redevelopment will improve the quality of life for many McConnell Airmen and their families. Corvias Military Living is helping Airmen during these potentially stressful times due to this new housing project. 

"We understand the development process can cause inconveniences for the service members and their families," said Brandy VanVickle, Corvias community management director. "We try to do everything we can to communicate with them and alleviate as much stress as possible."

Airmen moving to the new improved housing can choose to move their belongings through a Do-It-Yourself move or through a typical PCS move since the government is paying for it.

Families who have service members currently deployed can use the Honey-Do program by calling Corvias.

According to VanVickle, the Honey-Do program offers an hour of non-routine maintenance. Examples include picture hanging, moving furniture, changing lightbulbs, hanging curtains and assistance with bulk trash removal.

The Corvias team notifies Airmen about their scheduled moves and tries to help them in any way available to them.

"In order to help the families plan, we try to give them as much notification as possible," said VanVickle. "This generally starts about six months before their move date. The Corvias team is available to answer questions about the move and set the proper expectations. We also work with the first sergeants and wing leadership to communicate the schedule and moving process."

Corvias partnered with McConnell on a 50-year project in September 2013 to improve the base housing and amenities that Airmen and their families deserve through a total development budget of $453 million.