Air Force Enlisted Village mission: Provide home

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). The charitable affiliate organizations provide support in an emergency, with educational needs or a secure retirement home for widows or widowers of our Air Force members in need of financial assistance. Hill’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign runs through April 10. Contact your unit representative to donate.

The Air Force Enlisted Village mission is simple: To Provide a Home.

No one should be homeless or living in less than desirable conditions, yet it sometimes happens to our enlisted Air Force widows. When the surviving spouses of retired enlisted Air Force members come to us in need, we offer the hand of kindness and the gift of a home. 

Through your generous support, we give over $1.1 million annually in aid to these widows to live in a safe, dignified and caring community. AFEV provides support not just once, but for the lifetime of our residents. 

Spouses are our priority, but we serve the entire Air Force family. AFEV offers a home to moms of active duty and retired military members, and provides temporary housing to surviving spouses of enlisted members who die while on active duty or to active-duty members when tragedy strikes. One hundred percent of your gift will help our Air Force family members in times of need or for the rest of their lives.

Since 1975, AFEV has provided a safe, comfortable home to thousands of military widows. Housing is available at Bob Hope Village, our independent living community, or at Hawthorn House, our assisted living and memory care residence. Here they renew friendships, share memories of military life, and live as a community with their pride and independence intact. Amenities and conveniences such as transportation, prescription pick up service, fitness activities, social events and more are available to ensure the health and well-being of all residents.