Monday – Friday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Rushmore Center
1000 Ellsworth Street
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706


Mallory Baldwin
(605) 385-4157


The UNITE program is here to provide squadron leaders with the maximum flexibility to deliver programs that build cohesion for personnel within their unit. This includes assigned Active Duty, Civilians and Reservists.

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 and contractors are welcome to participate in the program but must pay their own expenses.

Who is eligible?

Assigned Active Duty, Reserve, and APF/NAF Civilians.

Team Cohesion Programming Ideas

Below is a list of events that other squadrons have participated in.

  • Axe It Out
    – They can be brought out to your squadron!
  • Black Hills Escape Room
  • Bowling at Bandit Lanes
  • Boating at Sheridan Lake
  • Customized Art Class hosted by Arts & Crafts
  • Disc Golf
  • Downtown scavenger hunt, hiking, or kayaking
  • Dozer’s Gaming Truck
    – They can be brought out to your Squadron!
  • Flags & Wheels
  • Game on RC
  • Golfing at Prairie Ridge Golf Course
  • Jewel Cave
  • Kayaking at local lakes
    – Rentals available at Outdoor Recreation
  • Paintball
  • Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
  • Press Start
  • Prouty Pottery
  • Putz-N-Glo Indoor Miniature Golf
  • Rapid Skillz
  • Rented off-road vehicles in the Black Hills
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures
  • Smoking Gun
  • Trap & Skeet
    – Available through Outdoor Recreation
Funds Available

Includes Military and APF/NAF Civilians

  1. Team Cohesion Programming
    – $13.50 per person
  2. Food and Beverage
    – $5 per person

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