Air Force Village I is one of two Air Force Village retirement communities founded by the Air Force Village Foundation in 1964. The community was the first retirement community in the nation that offered care and services for retired military officers and their dependents. In 1987, Air Force Village I became the first military-related retirement community to be accredited by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. It was the first health care facility in San Antonio to embrace the Eden Principles of health care operations to create home-like environments in skilled nursing care centers. Air Force Village I and II operates through contributions from Officers Wives/Spouses Clubs, The Air Force Assistance Fund, individuals, corporations and foundations.