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!" In turn, AFSVA was asked to establish an activity-rich program that would empower Squadron/Unit with options to facilitate cohesion.

The Unite program provides Commanders with funding to initiate programs that will benefit all Airmen in their unit including assigned Active Duty and APF/NAF Civilians. Family members are welcome to participate in the program but must pay their expenses. Program funding was allocated based on unit end strength as of 30 September 2018. Regular Air Force units at Wing-level and below are eligible for funding in the 2019 Phase I of the program. ARC, units below Wing-level, Air Force HQs, and centers above Wing-level will be funded in Phases II and III over fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

Eligibility

Assigned Active Duty, Reserve, and APF/NAF Civilians. Family members may participate after paying any applicable fees.

Why Unite?

Our program goals are to support SQ leaders, maximize use of FSS facilities, measure impact, and provide maximum flexibility to SQ commanders. You an use this program for any of the following reasons:

  • 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

Know Before You Call

Updates every fiscal year

Tentative Phasing

Unite will be phased in over 3 years due to funding requirements and the need to effectively build the program

Phase 1 (On going)
Regular Air Force Units at Wing-level and Below

42 Aerospace Medicine Squadron
42 Civil Engineer Squadron
42 Communications Squadron
42 Contracting Squadron
42 Force Support Squadron
42 Logistics Readiness Squadron
42 Medical Support Squadron
42 Mission Support Group
42 Operations Support Squadron

Phase 2 (Beginning January 2020)
Plus Air Reserve Component Units at Wing-level and Below

25 Aerial Port Squadron
26 Network Ops Squadron
42 Air Base Wing
42 Comptroller Squadron
42 Medical Group
42 Medical Operations Squadron
42 Security Forced Squadron
357 Airlift Squadron
689 Network Operations Squadron
908 Aeromed Evac Squadron
908 Aeromed STG Squadron
908 Aircraft Maint Squadron
908 Airlift Wing
908 Civil Engineer Squadron
908 Force Support Squadron
908 Logistics Readiness Squadron
908 Maintenance Group
908 Maintenance Squadron
908 Mission Support Group
908 Operations Group
908 Operations Support Group
908 Security Forced Squadron

Phase 3 (Beginning January 2021)
Plus Air Force HQs and Centers Above Wing-level

AF Audit Agency - FOA (OD 6D)
AF Civil Engr Center - FOA (OL CEEB)
AF Dist of Wash - DRU (OL A3C)
AF Hist Research Agency - FOA
AF Legal Op Agency - FOA (OL CCAJ)
AF Legal Op Agency - FOA (OL D2A)
AF Legal Op Agency - FOA (OL LB2)
AF Legal Op Agency - FOA (OL T2A)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (DET 500)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (OL LF)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (OL NO)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (OL PZC)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (OL PZM)
AF Life Cycle Mgt Center (OL SD)
AF Prof of Arm Coe Center (OL A)
AF Research Lab (OL MW)
AFOSI Proc Fraud Office (OL 5E)
AFR East Recruit Squadron (OL Y)
AFROTC Southeast Region (OL SE00)
AIR CMD-Staff College
Air Combat Command (OL 2SE)
AIR Educ and Trng Command (OL D)
Air Force ROTC Corp
Air University
Air War College
ANG Readiness - DRU (OL ALMA)
ANG Readiness - FOA (DET 12)
ANG Readiness - FOA (OL A)
Barnes Center ENL ED
Barnes Center ENL ED (OL K)
CAP USAF Air Patrol
COMMUN COL AF
Eaker Center Prof Devl
Education Support Squadron
HOLM OFF ACSN-CTZN Center
HQ AF Reserve Command (OL D)
International Officer School
Lemay Doctrine - Ed Center
MUIR S F RES Info Center
Officer Training School
SCH-ADV AIR SPA ST School
Senior NCO Academy School
Squadron Officer School
U S Air Force Headquarters (OL HC11)
USAF Academy - DRU (OL B)
4 Field Investigations Region (DET 405)
21 Studen Squadron
22 Training Support Squadron
24 Training Squadron
30 Student Squadron
31 Student Squadron
32 Student Squadron
33 Student Squadron
38 Student Squadron
45 Test Squadron (OL A)
330 USAF Recruiting Squadron (OL G0)
331 USAF Recruiting Squadron
331 USAF Recruiting Squadron (OL 31XZ)
771 Enterprise Sourcing Squadron (OL AA)

The Exceptions

Considerations

  • Family members are welcome to participate, but they must pay any associated fees.
  • Funds cannot be used to augment holiday parties on or off the installation.
  • Meals must be used in conjunction with an approved Unite event.
  • One beverage limit per meal.
  • Funds cannot be used for alcohol or prizes.
  • Unite funds cannot be combined with unit enhancement funds or SM&W funds.
  • Private org funds may be used to supplement funding.
  • Unit driven events require Commander's signature and approval from the AF Services Activity (may take up to 30 days).
  • Unutilized funds will be returned to AFSVA mid-Sep 2019.
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Community Cohesion
Coordinators or "C3s"

Timothy Cline is acting as the C3 in the Force Support Squadron staff to serve as the focal point for planning, development, and execution of the Unite Program.

He can confirm unit funding allocation, make payments on your behalf, and assist Squadron Unite points of contact to develop program events, based on a menu of innovative program options.

Tim will assist and advise squadron Unite points of contact (POC) to develop programs for their squadrons, but will not be responsible for the direct execution of the squadron's event. The squadron POC will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the unit cohesion activity/event.

Event Categories

Ready to Execute

Pre-approved and easy to implement. FSS related events keep funds on the installation and should be considered first.

Unit Developed Events (UDE)

Squadron leaders are given the discretion to create UDPs that capitalize on opportunities available in the local area. UDPs require prior approval through the Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) and may take up to 30 days.

Volunteer

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.

Beginning Your Plans

Payments

Your installation C3 will make Unite payments on your behalf via a purchasing card, though you must ensure budget limits are maintained at all times.

Final attendance count is due at least 72 hours prior to your ON-BASE event and will be used to invoice meals planned at FSS facilities. If the actual number is greater than what was planned, you'll be invoiced for the greater number. Off-base attendance requirements may differ.

Allocations

NAF Dollars
$5/Person
Food & Beverage - Must be used with a Unite event.
One beverage limit per meal. No alcohol.

APF (MOA) Dollars
$17.50/Person
Equipment Rentals, program supplies, decorations,
and entertainment. No prizes

Unite funds CAN'T be used to augment holiday parties. Private Org funds may be used to cover expenses that exceed the allotted amount, but Unit Enhancement Funds and SM&W Funds CAN'T.


Spend Your NAF Dollars with the FSS!

Food Options

Rickenbacker's T&G

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Maxwell Club

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Two Putts Grill

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Bowling Centers

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Host your first Unite event in 5 easy steps!

  • Complete the POC Appointment Letter
    Squadron Commanders will appoint a squadron Unite POC, in writing, to the FSS Unite lead Coordinator.

  • Event Proposal
    Meet with your installation C3 to discuss your objectives, event ideas, and to complete the "Event Proposal Form." AFSVA event approval may take up to 30 days.

  • Collect DOD ID#'s
    DOD numbers are required to track funding and attendance. They will also be used by the RAND Corporation to evaluate the program's success through a 90 second survey that will be emailed to participants after the event.

  • Have Fun at Your Event!

  • Submit After Action Information
    The installation C3 will not attend all Unite events, so we are relying on you to provide detailed after action information to improve the program.

Our Top Ten Picks

Montgomery, AL

Escape Rooms

escape-room

Can you escape?

Try out different themed rooms and see if you can figure out the puzzles and clues. Be careful; you'll have to do it before time runs out! Teamwork is a requirement to succeed.

Montgomery, AL

Axe Throwing

axe-throwing

How's your aim?

Whether you have skills or if you just like throwing axes, let's see how high you can score. This is just like darts, but more extreme. Not only will you have to aim for targets, but you'll also have to make sure the axe stays in the wood!

Montgomery, AL

Baseball Games

local-baseball

Like sports?

Part of being a good team player is showing that you can support another person or team. Sign up to watch an engaging sport and cheer them to victory as they face off against rival teams from nearby states.

Wetumpka, AL

Kayaking

kayaking

Got a thing for boats?

Alabama has rivers that are just waiting for you to explore them with difficulties ranges from beginner to experienced. With paddle in hand, travel across the surface of the water and decide for yourself to take on rapids or go a more easy-going route.

Birmingham, AL

Go-Karting

go-kart-racing

Have a need for speed?

We may not have an autobahn like some foreign countries, but we have the next closest thing. Weave through a track up to 50mph and race your team in one of the few places you won't get a ticket.

Montgomery, AL

Theatre Performances

theatre-theater-performance

How dramatic are you?

It's one thing to see an actor on screen after they've had 50 takes to get the scene right, but it's a whole other thing to see it performed live. Get a good seat to watch actors and actresses in their natural element as they preform on the spot for their audiences.

Various Locations

Flight Museums

museums-on-flight

What's your favorite flying metal bird?

Learn the history of many different planes and see how they've progressed through the times. They've been in and out of war and they've been a major part of American transportation.

Various Locations

Nature Centers

nature-centers

Want to go outside?

Once you leave those four walls and get into the outdoors, you'll find a whole other world. Find your new zen at nature centers where you'll learn about plants, animals, and go through a few team-building exercises.

Even more options are available by contacting the base C3

Volunteer Opportunities

On and Off-Base

Teaching Youth

Children are always active and need good leadership examples. Assist local scouts or even the Youth Centers on base with teaching kids proper values and life lessons.
Local Hospitals

Helping People

Whether you're in the hospital for a day or a week, it's always nice to see a cheerful face. Assist local nurses or hospitals to bring a smile to someone who needs a little extra help.
Various Locations

Building Teamwork

As weather, time, or unforeseen accidents wear down buildings, there is always a need to construct them. Help the community by giving an extra hand to build someone's next home or local store.
Mobile, AL

Learning Loyalty

Man's best friend is there for us in a lot of ways, and you can help them be there for someone else. Assist in the training process for service dogs and get them ready for their new career.

Contact

Phone

(334) 303-2026

Hours

Mon – Fri
10:00am - 4:30pm

Holidays: Closed

Address

206 West Selfridge St
Montgomery
AL 36112, Bldg. 851

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