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  • Air Force Enlisted Village Air Force Enlisted Village Home to enlisted Air Force widows since 1975, residents enjoy the camaraderie that exists only here.
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  • Our Mission Our Mission Povide a safe, secure and dignified place for spouses of retired Air Force personnel.
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The Air Force Enlisted Village

The Air Force Enlisted Village provides a safe, secure and dignified home 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.

The Air Force Enlisted Village (formerly the Air Force Enlisted Widows Home Foundation), was founded in 1967 after the Air Force Sergeant's Association conducted a survey and found that over 50,000 widows of enlisted men were living in poverty. A group of active duty and retired Air Force noncommissioned officers with the assistance of former Air Force Chief of Staff General and Mrs. John D. Ryan set about to correct this deficiency. Their goal was to provide a home for surviving spouses of enlisted Air Force members. The Foundation was incorporated in Washington, D. C. in 1968 and granted federal tax-exempt status as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) corporation in 1971. AFEV was recognized as an official Air Force charity in 1973. Support through the Air Force Assistance Fund was granted that same year and those donations are earmarked specifically for widows in need.