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News from Our Partners: MSgt Frank Lawrence, USAF (Ret.) on Living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC


The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) – which offers affordable independent living to eligible veterans in its Washington, DC, and Gulfport, MS locations, is now accepting applications for immediate residency.

Msgt Frank Lawrence, USAF (Ret.) moved to AFRH-Washington in 2014 – and loves it there.

“There is so much to do,” he says.  “We have a great gym, a therapeutic pool, a bowling alley, acres of land to walk around, a nine-hole golf course (free to residents), gardens and a pond. There are several trips a month to various restaurants, shopping centers, ball games, theater events and military commissaries. If I want, I can drive to these myself or even take a bus or metro.”

Another advantage: nearby world-class medical facilities.  “Along with our excellent wellness center here on campus, we offer daily shuttle service to the Washington, DC VA Medical Center and to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.  You can’t beat the care,” he says.

Frank’s never bored – he volunteers at the Home and takes part in multiple recreation activities each week. “It’s a new lifestyle here. I made some wonderful friends that I can sit with in our great dining facility and when my family comes to visit, I can book a room in our guest rooms. I wouldn’t change a thing!”

Learn more about the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC or Gulfport, MS! Contact AFRH at 800.422.9988 Ext. 1 or by email at

Page last updated on Sept 25, 2019