Private Organizations

Private Organizations

POs (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. POs are not Federal entities and are not to be treated as such.  They operate on Air Force installations with the written consent of the installation commander. Information concerning establishing and operating a PO, the annual oversight requirements, fundraising limitations and more can be found in AFI 34-223 and the Private Organization Guide.

Unofficial Activities
Unofficial activities are small groups of individuals who are not required to be formally established as a PO because their current monthly assets do not exceed a monthly average of $1,000.00 over a 3 month period.

Lajes Field AB Private Organizations
If you are interested in becoming a member of a Private Organization here on Lajes Field AB, contact the Private Organization Monitor at 535-2351 for a list of current POs.

The information has been prepared for you as an aid while operating as a Private Organization. If questions arise, contact the Lajes Field AB Private Organization Monitor or the legal office.

·          AFI 34-223 Private Organizations

·          AFI 36-3101 Fundraising

·          Private Organizations Guide July 2019

·          List of Do’s and Don’ts


*Please note that a Form 1 is required for all fundraising activities on Lajes Field AB as well as events where food will be served.
Be prepared; the Form 1 process requires 10 business days for approval.

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