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 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.
When her husband deployed a month ago, Shannon Zottneck thought the most of her worries would be helping her young son adjust and understand that they would be reunited again in a few months as a family. A recent tragedy united them sooner than planned. SSgt. Tim Zottneck, a Hurlburt Field hydraulic mechanic on the […]
16th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic Set for May 17 & 18 at Eglin Golf Course Proceeds Benefit the Air Force Enlisted Village The Air Force Enlisted Village’s major local fundraising event, the 16th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic, will be held May 17-18, 2019 at the Eglin Golf Course in […]
January 30, 2019 – Bob Hope Village 6 Phase 1 Update from Lord and Son Construction, Inc. Site clearing has been progressing with trees and debris being cleared out. Soil has been added to aid in compaction for the foundation. Layout and formwork will begin for the main buildings. Utilities and stormwater will be the […]
The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bob Hope Village 6 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. located near 30 Holly Avenue, Shalimar, Florida. Okaloosa County Commissioner and AFEV Board of Directors member Carolyn Ketchel will be the guest of honor and speaker for this event. A reception […]
The Air Force Enlisted Village will host its 15th annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 P.M. at our Garden of Hope located at Bob Hope Village, 92 Sunset Lane, Shalimar. The Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil remembers residents and loved ones who have passed on during the year. It […]