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.

 

Cook with Brooke – Episode 1

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 Recipes from Rotisserie Chicken

Chef Carrie Knife, Knife’s Edge Private Chef and Catering, who runs the delicious lunch cafe at Bob Hope Village, invites you to learn how to create four recipes from one store bought rotisserie chicken at home. Take a look at the recipes below, gather your ingredients, and cook along side Carrie while watching her class […]

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Messages from Inside Hawthorn House

Our assisted living facility, Hawthorn House, must adhere to strict guidelines put in place by the state of Florida. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has enacted strict rules to keep residents safe because assisted living facilities are densely populated communities. Visitors are currently not permitted at Hawthorn House. However, that doesn’t […]

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National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today We Honor the Silent Heroes – They Too Serve Our Country Through Their Commitment and Support in Helping to Keep America Safe   When you think of “sacrifice” and the military, you might think of war and the ultimate price being paid by a brave service member for our freedom. But we cannot forget […]

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Local Businesses Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow with Gifts to AFEV

Advanced Fire Protection Services and Eglin Federal Credit Union Present Donations to Air Force Enlisted Village for #GivingTuesdayNow   Advanced Fire Protection Services and Eglin Federal Credit Union presented the Air Force Enlisted Village with $5000 each on Tuesday, May 5, for the global day of giving and unity called Giving Tuesday Now. Not to […]

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