Retirement home opens to Reserve, National Guard members

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The Armed Forces Retirement Home is now welcoming retired enlisted Reserve and National Guard members for residency.

With locations Washington and Gulfport, Mississippi, residency is open to those who retired from military service with a majority of their duty time spent as an enlisted member or warrant officer.

Rooms are currently available at both locations with no waiting period, down payment or contract required.  The monthly rate for independent living is just 46.7% of the resident’s gross monthly income or $2,050.00, whichever is less.

All residents must be able to live independently upon moving to AFRH. The facilities also provide advanced levels of care to residents as they age in place.

Many veterans choose to live at AFRH for the superior medical, dental and vision care offered, said AFRH officials. Amenities include private rooms with a shower, three daily meals prepared by licensed nutritionists in a modern dining facility, a wellness program and deluxe fitness center, movie theater, bowling center, and numerous hobby shops, clubs, and social activities.

Services include recreational activities and resident day trips, a full-service library, barber shop, beauty salon, 24/7 security, computer center, mailboxes, ATM, campus Exchanges and transportation available to local hospitals and appointments. Residents also have access to additional services such as on-site physical and occupational therapy, in-room internet and cable TV, podiatry, and counseling.

In Washington, AFRH offers residents a wooded campus just minutes from downtown -- home to museums, monuments, and a host of local entertainment, sports and other cultural options. In Gulfport, AFRH offers residents a view of the Gulf of Mexico, with an outdoor swimming pool, walking path to the beach, reflecting pool, art studio and modern media room.

Veterans who are not retired may also be eligible to live at AFRH if they have a service-connected disability of 50% or greater, or if they served in a war theater (such as in Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan) and now have an injury, disease or disability.

Married couples are welcome to apply for residency at AFRH:

  • If both individuals meet all military and other eligibility requirements in their own right, or
  • If the eligible veteran is retired and married their current spouse prior to military retirement. 

Married couple fee discounts are available.

Veterans convicted of a felony or who are not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems are ineligible to become a resident.

For more information or to request an application, visit or contact the AFRH Public Affairs Office at or 1-800-422-9988.