Blue Skies of Texas (formerly Air Force Village)
Every two years, Officers’ Spouses’ Clubs worldwide are invited to learn the Air Force Village story. While its mission remains the same, to provide quality retirement living with an emphasis on individual wellbeing, the story has changed somewhat, beginning with a name change. Air Force Village is now Blue Skies of Texas, a name designed to reflect a facility open to professionals from all walks of life. Today, both campuses of Blue Skies of Texas include Assisted Living, separate nursing facilities, fitness facilities, apartment houses and luxury homes. Freedom House for Memory Care is one of the premier facilities in the country for the care of Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
The Air Force Village was created by two Air Force spouses with $9. It was founded under CSAF General LeMay in 1964. OWC’s from 217 Air Force bases around the world sent soil to serve as part of the foundation for the original structures, built to serve those who so honorably served our nation. That commitment continues today. Our OSC donations help service men and women, their dependents, and other professionals, live in a safe and supportive community, many of whom wouldn’t be able to afford to otherwise. As spouses, we are inspired by the immense legacy of those spouses before us, and strive to carry on their philanthropic efforts.
The globe sculpture in the lobby of the Village (shown in the pictures above) states, “We Take Care of Our Own." That is certainly true, but as Blue Skies of Texas it is a noble mission that extends far beyond the ranks of the Air Force.