A One-of-a-Kind Community, a Kind and Caring Mission

 

The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to provide a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen. Located along the beautiful Emerald Coast of northwest Florida in Shalimar near Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, apartments are available at Bob Hope Village, our independent living community, and at Hawthorn House, our assisted living and memory support residence located on the Bob Hope Village campus.

Residents of Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House must be 55 years of age or older. When space is available, the following are eligible for residency at Bob Hope Village or Hawthorn House:

  • Surviving spouses of retired enlisted members of all U.S. military branches
  • Married couples with one or both being a retired enlisted U.S. airman
  • Married couples with one or both being a retired enlisted U.S. military member
  • Mothers of active duty and retired enlisted U.S. airmen
  • In the event of the death of the active duty enlisted U.S. Air Force sponsor, surviving spouses under the age of 55 may be admitted for a maximum of one year to meet emergency needs

Although the Air Force Enlisted Village has expanded to provide a home for members of our military family, surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen continue to be the focus of our nonprofit mission. The retired enlisted U.S. Air Force surviving spouse with the greatest need is given priority to move to Bob Hope Village or Hawthorn House.

Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or significant assets. Air Force surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live at Bob Hope Village or Hawthorn House among peers sharing memories of military life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing. At Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House, all staff treat our beloved residents with the respect they would reserve for their own moms.

The Air Force Enlisted Village is one of four official charities of the U.S. Air Force that benefits from the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign. The campaign takes place each year at all U.S. Air Force installations. The Air Force Enlisted Village is also recognized by the Air Force Sergeants Association as a worth charity.

To learn more about the Air Force Enlisted Village or for questions regarding eligibility for residency at Bob Hope Village or Hawthorn House, kindly call us toll free at 800-258-1413.

 

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Air Force Enlisted Village Sets Up Hurricane Michael Emergency Relief Center at Gates Welcome Building in Shalimar

Shalimar, Florida (October 18, 2018) – The Air Force Enlisted Village’s Bob Gates Welcome Center located at 92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar, is serving as a drop off point for supplies to be transported to Tyndall AFB/Panama City area for victims of Hurricane Michael. Drop off Center Location, Dates, Times, Items being Collected The Bob Gates […]

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Hurricane Michael Updates

10-11-2018  9:25 AM CST Everyone is safe, and we are operating as normal. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and thoughts during Hurricane Michael. Thank you again to all of the volunteers who helped with storm prep and to those who are here today to take window coverings down. Our thoughts and prayers […]

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Website Maintenance Sept. 28 – Oct. 6

The Air Force Enlisted Village website (www.afev.us) will undergo maintenance from September 28, 2018 through October 6, 2018. We appreciate your patience during this time while we integrate a new user experience for you. If you experience any difficulties with making a donation, purchasing an engraved brick paver, or subscribing to our online community, please […]

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AAFES Hosts Give and Get Back to Support Military Relief Funds Aug 1

It’s Time to Give & Get Back Again! Exchange Shoppers Can Support Military Relief Funds Beginning Aug. 1   Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can help support Soldiers, Airmen and military families in need and receive coupons for future Exchange purchases with their donation. From Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, the Exchange is […]

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