UNITE Program

In August 2016, Air Force Chief of Staff (CSAF) General David Goldfein released his letter to Airmen titled “The Beating Heart of the Air Force… Squadrons!” The UNITE Program was developed to provide squadron leaders with the maximum flexibility to deliver programs that build cohesion for personnel within their unit. This includes assigned Active Duty and both APF and NAF Civilians.

Ashley DeHoff

Community Cohesion Coordinator

Funding

Please contact the C3 for eligible units

The installation C3 can confirm your allocation and will make payments on your behalf.

Final attendance count is due 72 hours prior to your on-base event and will be used to invoice meals planned at FSS facilities. Off-base attendance requirements may differ.

CY23 Allocations
  • $14/person APF: Activity expenses (equipment rentals, program supplies, decorations & entertainment)
  • $5/person NAF: Food and beverage expenses
  • Funds CAN’T be used to augment holiday parties on or off the installation
  • Meals must be used in conjunction with an approved UNITE event
  • Funds CAN’T be used for alcohol or prizes
  • UNITE funds CAN’T be combined with unit funds or SM&W funds
  • Private org funds may be used to supplement funding

Hosting your First UNITE Event

  1. Complete the POC Appointment Letter
    Squadron Commanders, please complete the Appointment Letter and email it to: ashley.dehoff.1@us.af.mil.
  2. Fill out the Event Proposal Form
    Meet with your installation C3 to discuss your objectives, event ideas, and to complete the Event Proposal Form.
  3. Have Fun!
  4. Submit After Action Report
    We are relying on you to provide detailed after action information to improve the program.

Types of Events

Ready to Execute (RTE)
RTE programs are pre-approved and easy to implement. They keep funds on the installation and should be considered first.

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.

Volunteer Events
Free & volunteer events are automatically approved. There is no limit to how many volunteer events a unit can host.

Spend your lunch money at FSS Facilities!

  • Cardinal Creek Café
  • Common Grounds
  • DFAC (Nightingale Inn)
  • Stars & Strikes Snack Bar
  • Zeppelins Food & Drinks

Fun Runs

Get blasted with color, chased by zombies or attacked by villains during a themed 5K run!

Bike Trails

Tackle local trails with ODR bike rentals. Check out MetroLink Bike Trail in Belleville.

Alpha Warrior

Test your strength and mental fortitude on the Alpha Warrior rig located at James Sports Ctr.

Water Works

Discover area lakes and rivers with ODR’s kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

Mobile Team Challenge

Team-building activities will test problem solving, adaptability, & communication skills.

Cardinal Creek Golf Course

Play 9-holes of golf with a cart rental or hit a few balls on the driving range.

Pool Party

Add the sport of lumberjacks (a.k.a log rolling) to test your agility and endurance!

Stars & Strikes

Bowling with shoe rentals and BES X–a fun, engaging, and intuitive video interface

Live Stage Events

Provide your unit with VIP seats and refreshments at the next AF Entertainment Live Stage Event.

Inflatables

Rent the wrecking ball, joust, or obstacle course in conjunction with your next squadron picnic!

Equipment Rentals

Enhance your event by renting equipment from ODR like canopies, dunk tanks, & more!

Fishing

Plan a great day on the water with boat rentals and fishing gear from Outdoor Recreation.