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    • Resources for on-post residents

      On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:


      • The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open ...

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      Resources for on-post residents

      On-post housing residents should contact these resources about housing concerns:



      • The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities Management Office, 220 Hancock Ave., is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (913) 682-6300.



      • The FLFHC Maintenance Office and Self-Help Store, 800 W. Warehouse Road, phone number is (913) 651-3838. Residents can also submit routine maintenance requests via e-mail at fhcmaint@tmo.com.



      • Garrison Housing Oversight Office, call 684-5684 or e-mail usarmy.leavenworth.imcom-central.mbx.hso@mail.mil.



      • The resident’s military chain of command.



      • Garrison Commander’s Office, call 684-2993 or the newly established Commander’s Housing Concern Hotline at 684-3858.



      In addition to these resources, residents can attend the monthly community mayors’ forum; attend the quarterly installation stakeholder meetings, a forum for the chain of command to share information and pass on community concerns; or participate in the quarterly Facebook town hall meetings.



      The next Facebook town hall is at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 on the "Fort Leavenworth" page.

  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Vampire electrical loads — or phantom loads — waste energy. These silent thieves, also known as standby power, refer to devices that continue to draw power when supposedly “off.”
    Some electronics, such as entertainment center equipment, use electricity when they are off to support features including “instant-on,” remembering channel settings, recognizing the remote control, and telling time. To stop these electricity leaks, the equipment must be unplugged.
    Putting electronic devices on a power strip with an “on/off” button and turning the devices off when not in use will save valuable energy.
    Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. These vampire loads occur with electronics such as video players, televisions, stereos and computers.
    Many vampire electronics are easy to identify, such as electric devices that require charging, have a light glowing when other lights are off in the home, have a digital read-out or clock display, such as microwave and coffee makers, or have a large “block” along the electric cord, such as laptop cords or phone chargers. Charging cords can continue to draw electricity even when the device is not connected.
    Office closures
    The Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities offices and the Self-Help Store will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume Sept. 3. To report a maintenance emergency or submit a work order when the offices are closed, call the 24-hour maintenance line at (913) 651-3838.
    Resident appreciation
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities will celebrate Resident Appreciation Week Sept. 16-20.
    There will be several drawings for gift cards throughout the week, as well as other special events. Residents can enter the drawings starting Sept. 3 at the FLFHC Community Center at 220 Hancock Ave. The week will culminate with a resident barbecue from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Community Center.
    Birthday drawing
    Have a child with a birthday in September? Come by the Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enter him or her into the monthly birthday drawing. All submissions must be received in the FLFHC office by Sept. 20.
    Coloring contest
    Children’s coloring contest sheets will be available starting Sept. 3 at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com and at the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. Entries must be received by Sept. 20. Contest winners will receive a prize and have their artwork published in the FLFHC newsletter.
    Yard of the Month
    The Yard of the Month program recognizes residents who spruce up and decorate their yards. Each month through October, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities representatives patrol villages on post to select three yards to be “Yard of the Month.”
    Page 2 of 2 - Winners receive a $25 gift card, a Yard of the Month certificate, and recognition in the FLFHC Newsletter.
    Utilities tip
    One of the best energy-saving tips may be one of the simplest to do — replace furnace filters monthly. Allowing time each month for this simple chore will dramatically reduce the amount of dust and particles in the air and improve the efficiency of the unit.
    Watch for more announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
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