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A Patriotic Retirement for Military Families

Military families understand the life of service. You dress sharp, you report on time, and you stay ready to deploy on a moment’s notice—all for the country you love and the people that you care about. When retirement comes, you and your family have earned the chance to pass the torch, kick back and enjoy the lifestyle of retirement along the beautiful Florida coast. As a not-for-profit retirement community, Air Force Enlisted Village offers a proud and patriotic retirement lifestyle for veterans and surviving spouses.

Air Force Enlisted Village

Welcome Home
Where friends are like family,
and you feel right at home.

Nestled along the beautiful Emerald Coast of northwest Florida in Shalimar, we are an active, friendly, fun-filled retirement community, giving you a worry-free lifestyle in a fantastic location within earshot of Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. From independent living apartments to assisted living and memory support, we give military families the easy-breezy retirement you’ve earned.

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Enjoy the freedom to live your life your way in our 55+ active adult community, complete with the camaraderie of military life.


Discover the finest in assisted living and memory support. Experience all the comforts of home, plus around-the-clock care from our loving team.

At first, I didn’t think I was ready for a retirement community. I’ve made great friends here. We walk and bike ride, and I love going to all of the holiday parties. I love my life here at Bob Hope Village.
Retire with Ease

When you arrive, the laid-back flip-flop Florida lifestyle will melt away your worries and inspire you to embark on your next great adventure. The sandy beaches, the stunning sunset, and the sounds of the bugles drifting in from nearby bases will win your heart. But it’s the people in our tight-knit, friendly neighborhoods that truly make our retirement one in a million. Our fun-filled campus lets friends new and old come together like family, and our loving staff is here with anything you need. With Assisted Living and Memory Care right on campus, you can rest easy knowing you can thrive, with the support you need.

Our Mission

The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) is a 501c3 nonprofit retirement community founded to provide a safe, secure home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen. Today, our community serves all veterans and their surviving spouses, offering the same spirit of military community you first experienced upon enlistment—the camaraderie, the sense of mission, the love of country. With close proximity to military bases, a Veterans Affairs outpatient care facility, and a likeminded community all around, AFEV feels like coming home.