Your help is needed. Air Force Enlisted Village is doing everything possible to protect our residents who are most vulnerable to coronavirus/COVID-19. This unexpected and unprecedented situation has created a financial strain due to unbudgeted expenses for the Air Force Enlisted Village. We’ve increased cleaning and disinfecting processes, and hired extra staff to screen people entering the campus and shop for groceries for residents.
Fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed and will create a negative impact on critical funds that the Air Force Enlisted Village, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, counts on. Your gift of any amount will help to keep residents protected. Click HERE to help today.
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.
- 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 March 2-April 10, 2020 at all U.S. Air Force installations. The gifts AFEV receives through this campaign are used to fund our Benevolence Program to support Air Force widows in need of financial assistance while residing at Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House. Active duty Airmen, retirees, and civilians are invited to give HERE.
The Air Force Enlisted Village is also recognized by the Air Force Sergeants Association as a worth charity.
Purchase Your “Keep Calm and Flatten the Curve” T-Shirt Today As a senior living community, Air Force Enlisted Village is doing everything possible to protect residents who are senior citizens (most are military widows) and most vulnerable to coronavirus/COVID-19. This unexpected and unprecedented situation has created a financial strain due to unbudgeted expenses at Air Force […]
March 17, 2020 AFEV Residents and family, Effective 18 March 2020 at 0700 we are restricting travel from and visitors to the Air Force Enlisted Village. We are limiting any visitors or departures unless deemed essential. This will limit our exposure to the potential COVID-19 virus. This limitation will be in effect […]
March 11, 2020 Dear Neighbors, 1. This letter is to inform you about ongoing measures the Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) is taking to keep residents, the campus, and our neighborhood/community safe from the new Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). 2. As you know, because of the demographic we serve, our residents are […]
Information and Updates Regarding the Coronavirus March 9, 2010 The health and well-being of our Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House residents is our top priority. We are concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus. The people we serve are typically more vulnerable to the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. We are […]
A Big, Warm Hug for Josie “Ever since my husband died, it’s been hard to think of the future,” Josie said. “Some days it’s really hard to carry on. But I have my friends here, and the staff who are so good to us.” It’s been more than three years since her spouse passed, but […]