Scott Chapel hosts monthly ‘Dorm Dinner’

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.On Aug. 8, the Scott Air Force Base First Sergeant’s Group cooked and served dinner to the Airmen currently residing in Scott’s on-base dormitories.

While the First Sergeants are always synonymous with the Air Force’s No. 1 resource—its people—this particular event was actually a joint venture generated by another group of Air Force members just as well known for their focus and involvement with the men, women, and family members of the Air Force: The religious leaders of the Scott AFB Chapel.

Each month, the Scott Chapel provides funding and equipment to support a “Dorm Dinner.” Any unit or group of people at Scott can volunteer to handle the dinner and spend a few hours not only feeding dorm residents, but also engaging them in conversation.

What makes this monthly event so unique from an organizational and unit standpoint is how easy it is to both plan and execute.

In the case of the Shirt’s dinner, Taco Tuesday made for a great theme with easy planning, food preparation and execution. It only took two people to shop for supplies and the Chapel representative was there to pay for the meal.

Furthermore, in Air Mobility Command’s Showcase Wing, where something is always happening, taking advantage of easy-to-execute but high value-added morale events like these is important.

If people have a group or unit they would like to volunteer and take on one of the Chapel’s Dorm Dinners, please contact the Scott AFB Chapel at 256-4060.