Air Force Enlisted Village Recognized by Air Force Association with Lifetime Achievement Award at An
Shalimar, Florida (October 8, 2018) – The Air Force Association (AFA) recently recognized the Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the Air, Space & Cyber Conference on September 19, 2018 during the Air Force Birthday Dinner in Arlington, Virginia. AFEV was one of five recipients of the award.
AFA recognized AFEV for a fifty-year mission of providing a home for and financial assistance to widows of retired enlisted Air Force members. AFA's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made contributions to the advancement of aerospace power throughout their lifetimes. AFA ensures that great accomplishments of the past continue to inspire our airmen now and in the future.
AFEV President and CEO Brooke McLean thanked the 100 AFEV employees, the AFA and U.S. Air Force for taking care of a special mission.
“Fifty years have passed but we haven’t waivered. We haven’t changed our dedication and devotion to taking care of airmen for life. We are on the right-hand side of the “airmen for life” curve,” McLean said. “It’s incredibly honorable the work we get to do there at the Air Force Enlisted Village, and it’s certainly not slowing down.”
“We have an incredible amount of work to do in front of us,” McLean continued. “AFEV is going to be there as 65 plus population continues to grow. We are going to take care of those individuals, and we’re going to stand on the legacy and the support of strong organizations like the U.S. Air Force and the Air Force Association for the incredible work that we all do together.”
About the Air Force Enlisted Village
The Air Force Enlisted Village is a 4-Star Charity Navigator rated 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted Air Force members at Bob Hope Village (active, independent living) and Hawthorn House (assisted living and memory support) in Shalimar, FL near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House residents enjoy worry free living and camaraderie while sharing memories of military life. To learn more about the Air Force Enlisted Village, please visit www.afev.us.
Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) President and CEO Brooke McLean is congratulated by Air Force Association Chairman of the Board the honorable F. Whitten Peters upon the announcement of AFEV as a recipient of the AFA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Air, Space & Cyber Conference on September 19, 2018 during the Air Force Birthday Dinner in Arlington, Virginia.
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