Washington Armed Forces Retirement Home

Washington, DC - Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Independent Living, CCRC

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The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) is an independent Agency in the Executive branch of the US Government. The AFRH provides residences and related services for certain retired and former members of the US Armed Forces (24 US Code 10, Subchapter 411). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the head of the Agency and its communities and is subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense.

The origins of the AFRH go back to the 19th century. The US Navy first established the US Naval Asylum in 1831, and then the US Army established the US Soldiers’ Home in 1851. Ever since, thousands of former US military service members have enjoyed a safe and secure retirement here. In 1991, the two distinct Homes merged as one: the AFRH.

Together we have evolved into the premier retirement community for America’s military veterans. We offer modern facilities, dynamic activities, healthy meals, wellness programs, advanced care, and much more. The AFRH currently has two communities in Gulfport, MS (AFRH-G) and Washington, DC (AFRH-W).

Residency Restrictions:  Military veterans only

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Title: Take a tour of the Armed Forces Retirement Home
Time: 3 min 5 sec

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Located in Washington, DC, and Gulfport, Mississippi, AFRH offers the best of assisted care living for our retired military veterans. Produced by MC2 Glenn Slaughter for DoD News

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