Armed Forces Retirement Home

[ Submitted by Sheila R. Abarr, Public Affairs Office, AFRH ]


For more than a century and a half the U.S. Naval Home in Gulfport, Miss., and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, in Washington, D.C., have provided the finest retirement and medical care for our nation's veterans. Both facilities, now under the unified management of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, are considered model retirement centers, complete with on-site assisted living and long-term health care facilities to meet the future needs of each resident.

Residency is open to veterans from all of the Armed Services whose active-duty military service was at least 50 percent enlisted or warrant officer, received an honorable discharge and who are one of the following:

  • Retirees with 20 or more years of active-duty service, and who are at least 60 years old
  • Veterans who are unable to earn a livelihood due to a service-connected disability
  • Veterans who served in a war theater or received hostile fire pay, and are unable to earn a livelihood due to injuries, diseases or disability.
  • Female veterans who served prior to 1948
Despite their names, veterans from any service are welcomed at either Home.

Both Homes offer each resident a private room, three meals a day, some on-site medical care, plenty of recreational activities, and access to medical treatment at nearby VA or military treatment facilities. In addition to fine living accommodations and recreational activities, residents enjoy spending their time among people with whom they share a special bond ? the bond of military service, and service to this nation.

More information is available through our website ( or by calling the toll-free numbers for each Home. 

The U.S. Naval Home can be reached at 800-332-3527 and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home can be reached at 800-422-9988

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