Unite Program

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COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING
5136 EAGLE DRIVE
USAF ACADEMY
80840

Email:
10FSS.FSWU.UNITE@us.af.mil

UNITE POC:  719-333-4037

HOURS:
Mon–Fri  8 am – 4:30 pm

Located in Outdoor Recreation Center

 

ABOUT The Unite Program

Facilitating Team building activities

Unite Coordinator will work with individual units for scheduling and online credit card payment.

The UNITE Program provides Commanders with funding to initiate programs that will benefit all Airmen in their unit. This includes assigned active duty, Reserve, and APF/NAF Civilians. Call or email the UNITE POC with any questions.

Hosting an event

  • Unit Commander designates a UNITE POC.
  • Event Request: Ask your UNITE POC to complete the event request and submit it to the USAFA C3 org box email (above by address). Please send requests at least a week prior to the event.
  • Reach out to your event venue of choice for tax exempt pricing & availability. Provide a quote/pricing and venue POC information to your C3.
  • HAVE FUN AT YOUR EVENT!!!
  • Submit an after-action report.

Required Event Forms

Funding

Contact your C3 to confirm your budget and to make payments for activities and food on your behalf.

  • Recreation Funds - $13.50/person
  • Food & Beverage Funds - $5/person
  • The unit is responsible for any event related costs outside of the approved event budget.

Funding Guidelines

  • Unite is NOT a food & beverage program
  • Events must be recreational and cohesive to utilize funding
  • Unite funds CANNOT be combined with other NAFs or APFs
  • Funds from non-federal entities such as Booster Clubs may be used

NEW!

  • Movies, Amusement parks and waterparks are now approvable events!
  • Family members can participate in the activity with Unite Funds
    (Commander's discretion-no additional funding will be allocated for family
    members).
  • Events must be designated for the Squadron. The event cannot be solely for spouses/family members.

AUTHORIZED PURCHASES

  • Outdoor Recreation rentals
  • Facility rental like park or pavilions, Club room rental etc.
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Kayaks & Paddleboards
  • Disposable food prep and service items (paper plates, napkins, cups,
    plastic utensils, charcoal, foil, foil pans etc.
  • Murder Mystery Kits
  • Cardboard and Tape
  • Crafting Kits & Supplies
  • One time use only items
  • Bowling lane and shoe rentals
  • Arts & Crafts guided activities
  • Outdoor Recreation Center trips, tours, and workshops
  • Golf green fees and driving range fees
  • ITT trips & tours
  • Off base instructional classes that accept the government purchase
    card.
  • All food facilities on-base
  • DIY Commissary grocery shopping
  • Food operations from other bases
  • Food Trucks/Catering Restaurants off base

UNAUTHORIZED PURCHASES

  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Lodging or transportation
  • Equipment (rentals are allowed)
  • Prizes, giveaways or promo items
  • Portable bathrooms, trash services, damages or cleaning fees
  • Cookouts or any food & beverage event NOT connected to an
    approved Unite event. Meals must be in addition to a resiliency event. (Corn
    hole tournaments, games, etc.)
  • Other activity resiliency funds (chapel, wing etc)

EXCEPTIONS:

  • PrivateOrg/Booster funds are OKAY highly encouraged if/when
    available.
  • Out-of-pocket purchases okay

UNAUTHORIZED EVENTS

  • Holiday parties
  • End-of-year events
  • Balls or banquets
  • Dining in/dining outs
  • Squadron trainings or meetings
  • Base-wide special events
  • Commander's Calls
  • Hail & Farewells
  • Promotions
  • Retirements
  • Off-Sites