Air Force Unite program: You play, we pay!

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  • By Todd Cromar
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

As a way of supporting unit cohesion, team building and morale within the unit, Hill Air Force Base commanders and directors can tap into funding offered by the Air Force’s Unite program.

Created in 2019, the resiliency-based program assists leaders in providing opportunities for recreation and cohesive activities for their unit.

“I am currently taking applications for calendar year 2024,” said Johanne Bercher, community cohesion coordinator with 75th Force Support Squadron. “Last year, Team Hill spent over $247,000 in activities such as bowling, golfing, axe throwing, ice skating, movies, pumpkin carving, smash rooms, gingerbread house competitions, sledding and more."

Program funds are available to all assigned Air Force and Space Force active duty, reserve, guard and civilian (appropriated and non-appropriated) members.

Bercher said the Unite application process is simple and units can access the program by contacting her office complete the application and event request form, which must be approved through Air Force Services.

The program provides $13.50 per person for an activity and an additional $5 to supplement food purchases. After the funding is approved, units can take advantage of one of many on- or off-base activities.

The program requires the unit to take a group photo during its activity and fill out an exit questionnaire.

For more information, visit or contact Bercher at

(This article was originally published March 20, 2023, and updated April 8, 2024, with the most current program information.)