In August 2016 a letter to the Airmen titled, “The Beating Heart of the Air Force…Squadrons!” was established as an activity-rich program that would equip empowered Squadron/Unit commanders with options to facilitate unit cohesion. Unite provides Commanders with funding to initiate programs that will benefit all Airmen in their unit. This includes assigned Active Duty and APF/NAF Civilians.
RECREATION FUNDS (APF)
May be used on equipment rentals, program supplies, decorations*, and entertainment.
*Cannot exceed 10% of event cost.
FOOD & BEVERAGE FUNDS (NAF)
Must be used in conjunction with a Unite event.
One beverage limit per meal. No alcohol.
End of year events
Balls or banquets
Dining in/Dining outs
Squadron trainings or meetings
Base wide special events
Movies, concerts, mystery theater, or amusement parks
Lodging or transportation
Equipment (rentals allowed)
Prizes, giveaways or promo items
Porta-Johns, trash services, damages, or cleaning fees
Your C3 will make payments on your behalf. Do not prepay yourself.
Contact the Unite Program Manager prior to contacting an off-base vendor.
Unite funds cannot be used for holiday parties, transportation, prizes or alcohol. Funds cannot be combined with SM&W funds but private org funds may be used. Squadrons are responsible for expenses that exceed the allocated amount.
Activity and food funds are based on a calendar year and will expire on or about December 15.
Mobile Team Challenge
Fun, team-building activities will test your problem-solving abilities, adaptability, and communication skills!
Get blasted with color, chased by zombies, or attacked by villains in a themed 5k this summer!
**More RTE programs are available through your C3**
1. Ready to Execute (RTE):
RTE programs are pre-approved and easy to implement. They keep funds on the installation and should be considered first. Options below.
2. Unit Driven:
You have the freedom to design an event unique to your squadron on or off of the installation. Unit driven events require your Commander’s signature and approval from the AF Services Activity which may take up to 30 days.
3. Volunteer Events:
Free & volunteer events are automatically approved.
1. Complete the POC Appointment Letter:
Squadron Commanders, please complete the APPOINTMENT LETTER and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Event Proposal:
Come up with an event, gather price info and fill out an event proposal form. Send it to your C3 for review. Please submit 2 weeks prior to event date.
Your C3 will submit your event plan to the AFSVC agency.
Enjoy Your Event! Take lots of pictures, enjoy the comradery!
4. Submit After Action Report:
After the event, your C3 will send you an after action report. Fill it out and send your C3 the great pictures you took.