Unite Program

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Building 415 / 537

321-494-8063

Hours of Operation

Alison.mabins.2@spaceforce.mil

Community Programs & Unit Cohesion Coordinator (C-3)



WHAT IS UNITE? Revitalizing Squadrons "...The Beating Heart of the Air Force"

The UNITE initiative provides Squadron/Unit commanders with funding to facilitate unit cohesion and initiate programs that benefit their members.  Eligibility – This program will benefit all Airmen in a unit — Active AF/SF, Reserve and Civilian (appropriated and non-appropriated employees) directly assigned to the squadron. Spouses and dependents are now eligible to participate in a squadron UNITE event, with the Commander’s approval. Contractors are highly encouraged to participate, however are non-reimbursable.   

Types of Funding

Activity Funds (up to $15 per member) are designed to offset the cost of cohesive recreational programs and services.

Food Funds (up to $5 per member) can be requested in support of an approved UNITE (activity-based) event. Events centered on eating are NOT authorized.

Funding Timeline

Sep 23 - Program and submit your events through Dec 30 to your squadron POC.

Dec 30 - Last day to execute a UNITE event.

Types of Events

Ready to Execute (RTE)

The UNITE program brochure has a variety of easy to execute programs both on and off the installation.

UNIT Developed Activities (UDA)

Squadrons have the flexibility of creating their own unit specific activity. UDA events may require additional coordination. Please work with your squadron UNITE POC to ensure timely and accurate information on program guidelines, processes, and approvals.

Wing or Group Events require written approval from all participating Commanders.

What We Cannot Support

UNITE FUNDS CANNOT BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Types of Events

  • Squadron training/meetings
  • Change of Commands
  • Promotion/retirements
  • December holiday parties
  • End of year events balls, banquets, combat dining in/out
  • Events cannot be separated based by rank, paygrade, gender, religion...
  • Eating Events w/Ice Breakers (Example: Burger Burn and Two Truths & a Lie)

Equipment:

    • UNITE Funds are not authorized to purchase equipment. Exception: Ceramic kits, mystery room kits, paint by numbers kit…Kits are an expendable item, therefore not considered as equipment.

* Access to Outdoor Recreation's Squadron Loan Program requests will not be permitted when the requesting squadron has suf´Čücient UNITE funds available for the desired equipment and facility use. 

Supplies:

  • Cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, gloves, masks (PPE)
  • Volunteer event supplies (gloves, tools, paint)
  • Prizes, gift cards, giveaways, or promotional items
  • Decorations: No more than 10% of the event's total cost

Services/Fees:

  • Portable toilets, trash services, cleaning fees, cleaning supplies or cleaning companies, lodging, or transportation, movie screens, damages, late fees, insurance, or entertainment.

    Gambling or gambling products

    Alcohol

    pumpkin chuckin

    What You Get with UNITE Programs

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

      How to Host an Event in 4 Easy Steps:

      • Contact your Squadron UNITE POC(s) to submit an Event Request form.  To find out who your squadron POCs are, contact the installation’s C-3. To view our Ready-to-execute UNITE programs.
      • Upon final approval, C-3 will pay for event expenses, (Allow up to 7 days for approval process).
      • Execute event…Take pics, HAVE Fun!
      • Complete the UNITE After Action form and send form with event pics to your Squadron UNITE POC, no more than 48 hours after your event date.

      After Action Form

      • Check out our UNITE Grab-N-Go Menu. Pick-ups are available at select FSS food facilities - easy and convenient!

        


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