Information to Request a Speaker (Speaker's Bureau) The Scott Air Force Base Speakers Bureau provides its service members an opportunity to connect with the local community.Likewise, it gives community members a chance to learn more about the military and, more specifically, the base's missions. Members of the Speakers Bureau are available to speak on a variety of topics such as Air Force career opportunities, aviation history, and leadership skills. To request a speaker, please submit a Request Military Support (DD Form 2536) to the 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office (at fax 618-256-8837 or e-mail) no later than three weeks prior to the date of the event.
Wing Fact Sheet
Freedom of Information Act Requests
What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? Public Law 5 U.S.C. 552 enacted the Freedom of Information Act. It established statutory rights of access to government information. It generally provides that any person has a right, enforceable in court, of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions thereof) are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions or one of three special law enforcement record exclusions. See DoD Regulation 5400.7/Air Force Supplement, DoD Freedom on Information Act Program, the prescribing directive for more information.
Who can submit a FOIA? Members of the public, including foreign citizens, military and civilian personnel acting as private citizens, organizations and businesses, and individual members of Congress for themselves or constituents, may request records in writing under the Freedom of Information Act. Government employees submitting requests should not use government equipment, supplies, stationery, postage, telephones, or official mail channels to make FOIA requests.
What are the fees for processing a FOIA request?
Fees are assessed depending on which group the request falls into:
Category 1: Commercial. Requesters pay all search, review, and duplication. Category 2: Educational or Noncommercial Scientific Institution or News Media. Requesters get the first 100 copies free and pay for additional copies. Category 3: Others. Requesters get the first two hours of search and the first 100 copies free.
Where are FOIA requests submitted?
FOIA requests for the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott AFB, must be submitted in writing or by e-mail and include a title or reasonable description of the desired records and a statement on willingness to pay fees for search, review, and reproduction. If you wish to e-mail your FOIA request log onto: firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your request via US Mail, fax, or in person to the following address:
375 CS/SCOKR (FOIA)
411 POW-MIA Drive
Scott AFB IL 62225
(618)256-3210 or 5004/DSN 576-3210 or 5004 Fax: (618)256-5875/DSN 576-5875
Inside Scott AFB
The Air Force has completed an updated Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study, or AICUZ, for 2009. This updated study was initiated because of changes in aircraft operations, modifications to the software modeling program, and the implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure actions. It is a re-evaluation of aircraft noise related to Air Force aircraft operations.
This report is designed to aid in the development of local planning mechanisms that will protect public safety and health, and preserve the operational capabilities of Scott AFB. The report contains a summary description of the affected areas around the installation and outlines the locations of military runway Clear Zones, aircraft Accident Potential Zones, civilian Runway Protection Zones, and noise zones; and identifies compatible land use for areas in the vicinity of the installation.
The basic objective of the AICUZ Program is to achieve compatible uses of public and private lands in the vicinity of military airfields by controlling incompatible development through local actions. This report provides the information necessary to maximize beneficial use of the land adjoining Scott AFB/MidAmerica Airport while minimizing the potential for reduction in the health and safety of the affected public.
Scott AFB greatly values the positive relationships with the surrounding communities. As a partner in the process, the base has attempted to minimize noise disturbances through such actions as avoiding flights over heavily populated areas.
For more information about the 2009 AICUZ Study or the AICUZ program, contact 375th Public Affairs at (618) 256-4241.