Phone (210) 671-2516/3964
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4 PM
Private Organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups, set up by people acting outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the Federal Government. They operate on Air Force installations with written consent of the installation commander, when he/she determines it will have a positive impact on base quality of life.
Private organizations are not Federal entities and are not treated as such, they are not NAF instrumentalities (NAFIs) as defined in AFI 34-201, Use of Nonappropriated Funds, nor are they entitled to the sovereign immunities and privileges given to NAFIs or the Air Force. Small unofficial activities (like coffee funds, flower funds, sunshine funds, etc.) are generally not considered private organizations.
Installation commanders provide limited supervision over private organizations. Their control lies in the power to authorize and withdraw authorization for these organizations to operate on the installation. They ensure compliance with the requirements of AFI 34-223, Private Organization (PO) Program, but do not control or dictate internal activities or structure of private organizations. The commander may withdraw the authorization if the private organization prejudices or discredits the United States Government, conflicts with Government activities, or for any other reason or just cause.
As always, on-base fundraising events must be approved by 802D FSS. This is required per AFI 34-223 and events are limited to two per calendar quarter. This includes Security Hill, Port San Antonio, and all other tenant units. Any time an organization collects money from its members, or individuals outside the membership for any type of service or product is
considered to be fundraising. Your organization may request events using the attached form following the instructions on page one of the document.