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Enjoy the freedom to live your life your way at Bob Hope Village
Freedom to live your life your way at Bob Hope Village

Bob Hope Village offers hassle-free, independent living with the camaraderie of military life.

Bob Hope Village is a 55+, active, independent living community designed for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Air Force personnel, located in Shalimar, Florida, near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field.  The community is shaped by six villages of one and two bedroom apartments, a community center, swimming pools, and more. 

Warm welcome a Bob Hope Village

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Wish you were here at Bob Hope Village
Wish you were here at Bob Hope Village
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About Bob Hope Village

Bob Hope Village residents enjoy the camaraderie of military life while on-site conveniences provide worry-free living. These conveniences include transportation, household maintenance, wellness workshops, prescription pick up service, hair and nail salon, chapel, café, convenience store, activities programs, social events, libraries, fitness room and classes designed for aging adults, walking trails, and gardening plots.

Bob Hope Village is also home to the Bob Gates Welcome Center, the Garden of Hope, the Dolores Hope All Faiths Chapel, Air Force Enlisted Village headquarters, and Hawthorn House, an assisted living and memory support residence.

At Bob Hope Village, residents share memories of military life and build lasting friendships in a friendly retirement community for active, 55+ adults.


The Mom Rule

In 2000, former President and CEO, CMSAF #9 James C. Binnicker, instituted a philosophy known as “The Mom Rule” to ensure that all residents are treated with respect and dignity.​ “The Mom Rule” guides all Air Force Enlisted Village employees to ask themselves these three questions when working with residents or making decisions about a resident’s care.

  1. Would I do this to my mom?

  2. Would I do this for my mom?

  3. Would my mom approve?

The success of our commitment is in our Mom Rule
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