Private Organizations are self-sustaining, special interest groups set up by people acting exclusively outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees or agents of the federal government. They operate on Air Force installations with the written consent of the installation Commander. (AFI 34-223 Section A.1.)
Private Organizations are not Federal entities and are not to be treated as such. Accordingly, they are not NAF instrumentalities (NAFIs) as defined in AFI 34-201, nor are they entitled to the sovereign immunities and privileges given to NAFIs or the Air Force. (AFI 34-223 Section A.1. 1.1)
4420 Grissom Ave Suite 207, Bldg. 11
Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 3 PM
702-652-8190 | 702-652-2662
PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS F.A.Q
PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS F.A.Q
In order to become a PO at Nellis you must have a Constitution and By-Laws, Insurance Policy or Insurance Waiver and List of Officers (see PO Requirements). Submit the private org package to 99 FSS/FSR (located in Bldg 11/Room 207) or you may email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. 99 FSS/FSR will accomplish a letter and hand-carry to USAFWC/JA for review. After USAFWC/JA reviews, if there are changes the Private Org POC is contacted. If there are no changes, the package is forwarded to 99 FSS/CC and 99 MSG/CC for approval. Once approved, the Private Org POC is contacted and provided approval documentation. Make sure your constitution and Bylaws meet all requirements on the PO Checklist.
The following items are due annually for private organizations: Financial statement and budget are due annually. The constitution and by-laws are due every two years or whenever there are amendments. List of officers are due yearly or whenever there are newly elected officers, whichever comes first.
To obtain approval for fundraising activities on- or off-base, submit the official request form to your private organization monitor. All requests need to be submitted one month prior to the event taking place. Please also be aware all raffle requests must go to legal for approval prior to being routed for final approval. If your fundraising involves food handling, please contact public health office to obtain the food handler’s briefing. Only established PO’s are authorized to fundraise on Nellis and Creech.
Private Organizations and Unofficial Activities fulfill a need for people living and working in today’s highly charged environment. We appreciate the role your organization plays in supporting the Air Force community. For assistance please call 702-652-8194 or 702-652-8197.
Do not include rank for members of your organization, on any PO documents. AFI 34-223 para 10.1.2.3.
POs must prominently display the following disclaimer on all print and electronic media mentioning the PO’s name confirming that the PO is not part of the DoD: THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT A PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS.