Unite Program

Hours of Operation

Initiating programs that benefit all.

The Unite program at Sheppard AFB provides Commanders with the maximum flexibility to have morale programs that build unit cohesion for all Airmen in their unit including assigned Active Duty and APF/NAF Civilians. The Community Cohesion Coordinator (C3) provides assistance in planning the squadron events. The C3 has the funding and is ready to help unit commanders promote their squadron's morale programs!

Call or email to see how we can help!

Funding Allocations

Per Person

$13.50 (APF)
Participation Costs
Activity, supplies, equipment rentals, decorations, etc.

$5.00 (NAF)
Food Allowance
Food and non alcoholic beverages.

The C3 will make all payments for your squadron's approved events.

Why Unite?

“It is time to revitalize the squadron as the warfighting core of our Air Force. Our vision demands that squadrons be highly capable, expeditionary teams who can successfully defend our Nation's interests in both today's and tomorrow's complex operating environments. We will succeed only when our squadrons are the cohesive, ready, and agile fighting forces that the Air Force, Combatant Commanders, and the Nation requires.” - DAVE GOLDFEIN General, USAF Chief of Staff

  • Develop a new skill 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
  • Work on team-building exercise

How to host your Unite Event in 5 easy steps!

  1. Complete the POC Appointment Letter
    Squadron Commanders will complete the Unite POC appointment letter and return to the C3. The POC Appointment Letter is available upon request. Contact Beth Clements.
  2. Event Proposal (45 Days Prior to Event)
    Squadron POC submits the Event Planning Worksheet to the C3 for review as well as discuss the event objectives.
  3. Submit Request Form (35 Days Prior to Event)
    Squadron POC submits the Event Request form signed by squadron commander to the C3. Note: The Squadron commander’s signature acknowledges that he/she is aware of the event and how the allocations are being spent.
  4. Purchases
    Once the event is approved from AFSVC the C3 will coordinate with squadron POC to schedule purchases and pay for event expenses.
  5. Have Fun at Your Event (5 Days After Event Completion)
    Squadron POC will provide an overview of the success of the event and/or lessons learned.

Things to Consider

Know Before You Call

  • Family members are welcome to participate; however, must pay any associated fees.
  • Funds are not authorized for prizes, holiday parties, retirements, or change of commands.
  • Unite funds cannot be combined with unit enhancement funds or SM&W funds.

Event Categories

Unite events are classified into three different categories:

Ready to Execute (RTE):
Programs provided by 82 FSS facilities. FSS related events should be considered first as they are pre-approved, easy to implement, and keep funds on the installation. 

Unit Developed Events (UDE):
Squadron leaders are given the discretion to create UDPs that capitalize on opportunities available in the local area.

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. These events will still require coordination from the C3.

Download our brochure to see our available program options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Unite funding include AiT's?No, funding is only for Active Duty, Permanent Party, Reserve, Civilians (APF & NAF)

Can a unit use both APF and NAF funds together for an event?Yes! APF dollars are used for the program and NAF dollars are used for the purchase of food and beverage.

Can Unite just cover food?No. The NAF dollars must be used in conjunction with the APF dollars.

Can families be included?Yes, however, funding does not cover families.

Can we use the money to pay for retirements or change of commands?No. This money is only to be used to build unit cohesion and squadron morale. Not authorized for ceremonies or other official functions. Contact Resource Management about SM&W funds.

Who all can use the Unite Funds?Active Duty, Civilians (APF & NAF), and Reserve Units.

Does Funding change as squadron numbers increase/decrease?No. Funding is set from the squadron’s end strength from the previous fiscal year.

How do I find out how much money a squadron has?Squadron POC and/or CC can contact the C3 for available funds.

Is this UEFs?No. Please contact Resource Management at 82fss.fsrbl@us.af.mil