Unite Program

Why Unite?

To support Squadron CC/CL’s in creating recreational, team building and unit cohesive events, maximize the use of FSS facilities, measure impact and provide maximum flexibility. This program can be used to:

  • Develop a new skill or competency
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Increase esprit de corps, comradery, or moral
  • Promote interaction between unit members
  • Provide an opportunity for fun or relaxation
  • Reinforce peer, squadron, or AF corps values
  • Work on team-building exercise

Types of Events

Unite events are classified into three different categories:

Ready To Éxecute (RTE)

FSS related events should be considered first as they are pre-approved, easy to implement and keep funds on the installation.

Unit Developed Program (UDP)

Squadron leaders are given the discretion to create UDPs that capitalize on opportunities available in the local area. UDPs require prior approval and may take up to 30 days if the event takes place off-base.


Charitable work provides a cost-effective team-building activity that allows co-workers to see each other in a new light and can make a significant impact in your community. Free events do not need approval, but we still need to capture the information.


CY24 Allocation per person

NAF Dollars

NAF (Non appropriated) dollars are used to pay or offset cost of food and beverages. Funds for food must be paired with a team building/recreational/unit cohesive event.

APF Dollars

APF (Appropriated) dollars are designated to pay or offset participation cost. Unite programs must have BOTH a recreational aspect and a unit-cohesive aspect.

UNITE funds CAN’T be used to augment holiday parties, non unit-cohesion events, squadron trainings and meetings, equipment purchases, or prizes.
Unite funds can’t be combined with other federal funds such as unit enhancement or SM&W funds.

Host your first Unite event!

5 Easy Steps

Find Your Squadron or Unit Official Unite POC

Commanders will appoint a squadron/unit Unite POC, in writing, to the installation C3.

  • Coordinate your idea with the POC of your squadron or unit.
  • Don’t have a POC? Contact the C3 for an Appointment Letter.

Event Proposal

  • Complete the Event Proposal Form at least 10 days prior to the event and email to C3.
  • All events must be recreational and unit-cohesive to utilize Unite funds. C3 will submit the request to AFSVC for approval.

Event Proposal Form

Event Prep

  • Once the event is approved, confirm the date and time with the venue and coordinate the payments with your C3.
  • All payments must be paid tax-exempt by the C3 via NAF PCard or TBCC (FSS Activities).
  • Requesting units will not be reimbursed for any purchases made via personal credit cards, checks, or cash

Have Fun at the Event!

  • Be sure to take pictures!
  • Tag your pictures with #eielsonunites

Submit After Action Information

  • The installation C3 won’t be attending your Unite event so we are relying on you to provide feedback to improve the Unite program.
  • Complete the AAR form and submit at least 5 photos to C3 within 2 business days.

After Action Form


The Unite program is designed to support all Air Force and Space Force Active Duty, Reservist, Guard Members, and Civilians (GS and NAF) assigned to their unit. Unite funds can be used to support recreation/unit cohesion through squadron wide events and through flight or shop level events.

Spouses and Dependents are eligible to use Unite funding with written approval from Squadron/Unit Commander.