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AFEV Celebrates 50th Anniversary throughout 2018

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Over fifty years ago, a survey by military organizations found that over 50,000 widows of retired military members were living in poverty. US Air Force members found this news to be a travesty and decided to do something about it. On January 17, 1968, the Airmen’s Widows and Dependents Home Foundation (now Air Force Enlisted Village) was incorporated with the mission to provide safe and secure senior housing to widows of retired enlisted U.S. Air Force members.

Fast forward to 2018, and the mission continues today. The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) is planning a yearlong celebration for this golden milestone. The first celebratory event will be a black tie optional/semi-formal ball held at Hurlburt Field with CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright as the guest speaker and entertainment by the Air National Guard Band of the East, High Altitude.

AFEV has also launched a video talk show series that features AFEV President and CEO Brooke McLean talking with residents, donors, supporters, volunteers, and employees who will share their AFEV stories. The video series can be viewed on AFEV’s YouTube channel.

We look forward to sharing this special milestone with you.


Feeling inspired by AFEV’s 50th Anniversary? Make a gift today to provide a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Air Force members.

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