What is happening, and about to happen to this ENLISTED LANDS & RETIREMENT HOMES should be a personal concern to all enlisted members and Wounded Warriors of today and the future. The owners and resident of the Armed Forces ENLISTED LANDS & RETIREMENT HOMES , give you, our Wounded Warriors, our solemn promise, to give all that we own and our remaining years to saving ENLISTED LANDS & RETIREMENT HOMES for your future!
Each of us that have served in the United States Armed Forces, has involuntarily contributed to the Armed Forces Retirement Homes. Now all enlisted members have a deduction of $.50 a month taken out of our pay.
Most of us never realize that the money was actually being deducted and there was obviously no big deal over the $.50. The money went into a trust fund that, to this day, is controlled by the executive branch of government i.e. the White House.
You can get further information on who contributes to the enlisted land by going to HTTP://www.AFRH.com
At the time the home was established there was no way for the enlisted members to get together and form an organization to run and control their own property. Therefore the Executive branch decided to ask the Defense Department to handle the overall running of the home.
There is a long history of the different people who ran the home up to 1975 in a book entitled AFRH, I believe it’s out of print. Because of this lack of our own organization we were mainly controlled by officers or retired officers of the Department of Defense. The two main reasons for this situation was one, there was no enlisted organization to step forward and help manage our property, secondly, most NCOs at that time did not have the education, training or experience to run a retirement home and handle the funds properly.
All this has changed dramatically within the last 50 years.
We have senior NCOs who now have Doctorates Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, and experience managing large organizations that affords them the education and background to operate our organization. We also have, with this website, the ability to call together all enlisted people past and present to be contributors of the organization called “EnlistedLand.org. With the organization formed we can go to the Congress and petition them to recognize us as legitimate co managers of the property and home from that date forward. There is a quasi organization that has been created here at the home called Resident Advisory Committee that should have influence in the decision making of our property. However for that reason we created a nonprofit Corporation called Armed Forces Enlisted Lands Association Inc.
With that said each of us as individuals and current veteran organizations with large enlisted memberships, should come together and form an Joint organization to manage our land. To each enlisted member and Wounded Warriors, by virtue of the fact that you have contributed to the enlisted land you are automatically a member of the organization with voting rights as the organization is formed.