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.

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 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.

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.

 

Cookin with Carrie Episode 4 – Father’s Day Cooking

Watch Cookin’ with Carrie to learn how to make this Father’s Day meal. Plus, AFEV President and CEO Brooke McLean cooks his favorite baked bean recipe with Carrie. Recipes follow.   Knife’s Edge Slow Roasted Ribs Preheat oven to 325 degrees   1 slab of pork ribs, St Louis Style or Baby Backs Yellow mustard […]

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Cook with Brooke – Episode 3

Find out what’s cookin’ at the Air Force Enlisted Village! Cook with Brooke airs weekly on the in-house resident television channel to provide information and some entertainment.

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Memorial Day Parade

A special Memorial Day Parade was held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 for Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House residents. Special thanks to CMSgt Joseph Markin, USAF, Ret. and to the following Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Public, Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, CH80, Kindred at Home, Classic Cars Of Navarre, Hurlburt Field, and Eglin Air Force Base.

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Cook with Brooke – Episode 2

Watch “Cook with Brooke” and find out what’s cookin’ at the Air Force Enlisted Village. (This program airs weekly on the Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House in-house television channel.)

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Cookin with Carrie – Thai Green Curry Meatballs and Zoodles

Cookin with Carrie airs on the in-house resident television channel. Chef Carrie and her staff offer healthy and delicious meals Monday through Friday at the Bob Hope Village ballroom.  Get your ingredients together and click on the video below to cook with Carrie.                     Thai Green […]

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