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  • I moved here after my husband passed away I moved here after my husband passed away I came home to a military lifestyle I’ve always known and now share a bond with other military widows.
  • Air Force Enlisted Village Air Force Enlisted Village Home to enlisted Air Force widows since 1975, residents enjoy the camaraderie that exists only here.
  • We love living here We love living here We found worry-free living at AFEV. No yard work, no maintenance work…we can live life our way.
  • I have peace of mind I have peace of mind My wife will have a safe home and will be cared for at the Air Force Enlisted Village.
  • Hawthorn House is a wonderful place to live Hawthorn House is a wonderful place to live I can continue to live on my own but it’s comforting to know that the staff is always there for me.
  • I care about my Air Force family I care about my Air Force family I enjoy volunteering at AFEV but most of all I enjoy visiting with the residents who live here.


Welcome to the Air Force Enlisted Village

The Air Force Enlisted Village is comprised of two independent living communities—Bob Hope Village in Shalimar, FL and Teresa Village in Fort Walton Beach, FL, and an assisted living and memory care community, Hawthorn House, located on the Bob Hope Village campus.

Founded in 1967 to provide a safe, secure and dignified place for indigent surviving spouses of retired Air Force personnel. The Village’s primary goal and focus is to “Provide a Home,” and financial assistance to these women. The surviving spouse with the greatest need is cared for first and none are refused assistance due to financial status. Low pay and frequent military moves leave some spouses without careers, home equities, retirement plans or any significant assets. Surviving spouses requiring financial assistance live here among peers sharing memories of Air Force life without the stigma normally associated with subsidized housing facilities.

Air Force Enlisted Village provides a home to…

  • Retired Enlisted Air Force Widows
  • Moms of Active Duty or Retired Airmen
  • Retired Air Force Enlisted Couples
  • Surviving Spouses of Airmen who have died while on Active Duty
  • Widows and Retired Couples of other Military Services

If you have questions concerning eligibility, click here, or give us a call for more information at 1-800-258-1413.