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.

 

Air Force Enlisted Village to Break Ground on Bob Hope Village 6

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 […]

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Bob Hope Village to Host Candlelight Vigil Dec 6 to Remember Residents and Loved Ones

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 […]

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New Wellness Program Delivers HOPE (Health Optimization Program for Everyone)

Dolores usually walks three times a week, but the HOPE wellness program has encouraged her to try different exercises and to move more. Through the wellness program, she has started bike riding. Thank you for providing the support to provide residents with health, wellness, and fitness programs Bob Hope Village residents have been asking for […]

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Exchange Shoppers Have a Final Chance to ‘Give & Get Back’ in 2018

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Longtime Bob Hope Village Resident Thrives in New Life at Hawthorn House

Thank you for making assisted living and memory support possible so residents can transition easily. Moving from independent living to assisted living can be frightening, but it’s usually a better experience when it’s of your own choice. Former Bob Hope Village resident June made the decision last year to move to assisted living. “I talked […]

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