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Welcome to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, home of the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Air Mobility Command's "Showcase Wing!" The 375th AMW enables Team Scott mission execution, provides mission-ready Airmen and capabilities,
develops and cares for Airmen and their families, and fosters base and community partnerships.

Your assignment here offers you an opportunity to serve in a dynamic environment. As a new member of Team Scott, you're encouraged to make the most of the opportunities you'll be presented here.

The base is located approximately 20 miles east of St. Louis near historic Belleville and O'Fallon, Ill. The surrounding communities offer the best
of Midwestern living with the excitement of a large metropolitan area just across the mighty Mississippi River.

Scott is home to 30 tenant units including: U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, 18th Air Force, the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, 932nd Airlift Wing (Reserve), 126th Air Refueling Wing (Air National Guard), the Air Force Network Integration Center, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, and the 635th SCOW.

Everyone here serves an important role in the defense of America and its global interests. We're glad you've joined our team, and hope that you'll enjoy your stay here.
tabBefore arriving at Scott 
When considering what to bring in your carryon luggage, include all items necessary for duty. Also, include all paperwork and important records required for in-processing. Your unaccompanied baggage will usually arrive 30 days after being shipped. If you have dependents, hand-carry some necessary basic living items with you.

For an advance postal address, forward one copy of your orders to and request a temporary post office address. This often prevents a delay in mail reaching you.

Temporary living quarters can be reserved by calling the lodging office at 256-1844/2045. You can also email your request to or fax your request to 256-6638. Contact your sponsor for assistance in reserving quarters.

If you experience an emergency while en route to Scott, the Air Force Aid Society is available to assist you at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. If a situation arises between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 256-8668; after duty hours, call 256-5891. Keep records of all expenses incurred during your move. Your current outbound assignments unit should provide you with a checklist of tax tips for your PCS move.
tabUpon Arrival 
The 24-hour arrival point at Scott is the lodging office, Building 1510, located at the corner of Scott Drive and Beech Street and marked "Scott Inn." There is a courtesy phone located near the front desk which you can use to call your sponsor, unit, or for other information.

Once you arrive on base, report to your unit the next duty day. Unit personnel will give you specific information for in-processing with the Military Personnel Section and Accounting and Finance. Group mass-inprocessing briefings are held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday (excluding holidays and wing Family Days) at 10:00 a.m in building P-10. At in-processing all members will receive an informational sheet with instructions. When reporting to the Customer Support office, bring personnel records and two copies of your orders and amendments, supervisor information, and new duty phone number (if known).

The DEERS office is also located in the MPS office. This is where you can start your family member dental coverage, get identification cards and enroll family members into DEERS. It isn't necessary to in-process prior to visiting the DEERS office. Be sure to bring your marriage certificate, birth certificate, adoption papers and other legal documents on your first visit just in case they're needed. You should also have your family members' Social Security cards with you.

Base newcomers' orientation will be scheduled for all personnel during in-processing. Spouses are invited to attend. The orientation is approximately four hours long and begins at  7:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Following the orientation, an optional bus tour of the local area is offered from noon to 4 p.m. For tour details, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 256-8668.

Tenant Unit reporting instructions
All personnel assigned to units not in-processed via the 375th MPS should report to their unit orderly room, Commander's Support Staff, J1 (USTRANSCOM personnel), or administrative personnel section on their first duty day after arrival for in-processing procedures and checklists.

All newly arrived military members will be scheduled by their personnel section to attend the required Team Scott Newcomers Orientation at the AFRC. Inbound members should contact their respective units for additional information and/or reporting instructions. Phone numbers provided are commercial numbers; civilian area code is 618. DSN conversions are as follows: 256 = 576; 229 = 779; 220 = 770; 222-760.

USTRANSCOM: AF Personnel: 220-7750; Army Personnel: 220-7751; Navy/Marine Corps Personnel: 220-7752; Civilian Personnel: 220-7500
HQ AMC: 229-4250
18 AF (coordinate with 618 AOC for in-processing): 229-3021
618 Air Operations Center (AOC, formerly TACC): 229-3021
SDDC: 220-5487/6223
932 AW: 229-7528
126 ARW: 222-5708
tabBase Access 
The Shiloh and Belleville Gates are the main installation entry points. A current, valid military identification card is required. During normal operations, visitors accessing the installation with a sponsor who possess a DoD-approved credential do not require an AF Form 75, Visitor/Vehicle Pass. If the visit will last longer than 72 hours, an AF Form 75 is required. Should a Visitor's Pass be required, the visitor must have a valid photo ID and an authorized
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There are many public and private schools in the local area serving federally connected children of Scott personnel. Children of sponsors who live on base attend Mascoutah District 19 schools. Both on and off base, your child's school will be determined by where you live.

There are many unique issues for federally connected students transitioning to new schools. To make an informed decision, choose a home within
the boundaries of a school district that will support your child's academic and psychosocial emotional needs. Once you have secured a place to live, visit the home page of your school to find out starting dates, events, vacations and more. Be aware of two military-specific school code allowances:

1. If you live in temporary quarters and have proof that you will live in a particular school district within 60 days, your child may attend school in that school district without having to pay out-of-district tuition;

2. If you live off base and must move on base due to military orders, your child may continue to go to school in your original school district for the duration of those orders. For more information, contact the Scott School Liaison Officer, Cynthia Doil, at 256-9595.

For a list of local schools, including private and public elementary and highschools, CLICK HERE
tabTraveling to Scott 
People who fly commercially to Scott will arrive at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, approximately 38 miles from the base. From the airport, the quickest and most efficient way to get to the base is by MetroLink. MetroLink has two airport stops located near baggage claims; ask an airport employee for location assistance. You will need cash for a ticket; it is recommended to carry at least $5 in dollar bills per traveler.

When boarding the MetroLink, head toward the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. The one-way trip takes approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Once at the Shiloh-Scott Station, you should have your military identification and current orders ready for the security forces member. If security forces are not at the location, pick up the direct telephone line and follow the instructions for access. It is best to have your sponsor meet you at the station. MetroLink schedules are posted at the Scott Inn and the AMC passenger terminal. Updated fare and schedule information is available at

If driving to Scott, there are several routes you can take to get to the base. The primary highway is Interstate 64. Take I-64 to Exit 19A (Scott AFB/ Route 158). Continue straight until you reach the second stoplight (Seibert Road) and turn left, continuing straight to the Shiloh Gate. When you arrive at the gate, have your military identification ready to show the security forces member.
tabMass Transportation Benefit Program 
Scott Air Force Base military and civilian employees looking for ways to save money are eligible to take advantage of the Department of Defense's Mass Transportation Benefit Program, which helps to offset transportation costs to and from work.

The program is open to active duty servicemembers; National Guardsmen and Reservists on active duty orders, and DoD federal civilians. Qualifying modes of transportation include commuter bus, train, subway/light rail, ferries, and vanpools. For Scott AFB, this includes MetroLink and MetroBus, Madison County Transit RideFinders Program and Enterprise's RideShare Program. The Mass Transportation Benefit Program only covers transportation to and from work; other personal transportation needs are not eligible.

Eligible participants must submit a one-time application to the Finance Office who will send it to the Department of Transportation for review and processing. The Finance Office forwards the applications to the DOT on a quarterly basis and, as such, the speed in which the applicant receives benefits is dependent on the quarter his application was sent.

Upon receipt of the DOT's approval of the application, the Finance Office will issue the applicant a transportation subsidy voucher. The 2013 maximum amount of benefit is $255. Participants are responsible for transportation costs above the maximum allowable benefit.

For more information about the Mass Transportation Benefit Program and eligibility, contact the Finance Office at 256-1851. Part one of the application can be found here. Part two can be found here.

For more information about mass transportation service providers, go to: St. Clair County Transit District:  
Madison County Transit Ridefinders Program:  
Enterprise Rideshare Program:
Citizens for Modern Transit:  

Note: DoD, the U.S. Air Force, and Scott Air Force Base do imply endorsement or endorse the specific companies referenced above; the information is provided merely as an indication of commercial companies available within the local area.

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Air Force Housing Information
4570 George Washington Dr
Scott AFB, IL 62225
618-744-9880 or

Scott Inn
1510 Beech Street
Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 62225

Airman and Family Readiness Center

Scott AFB Installation Voting Office
618-256-VOTE (8683)
101 Heritage Drive, Room 128
Scott AFB IL 62225  

Education and Training Office
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BASE GUIDE ONLINE: click here.
BASE OPERATOR:  (618) 256-1110. 
Hardcopy guides/telephone books are available at Public Affairs, Bldg. 700 (next to DAPs and the Lemon Lot).
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Temporary Lodging Facilities
Temporary Lodging Facilities provide modern, convenient, low-cost temporary living units for incoming and outgoing military personnel and their families. Each of the 85 units is designed to accommodate a family of up to six family members. A limited number of units are designated as pet friendly. A color television, stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer, silverware, dishes, cookware and other items needed to set up a temporary home are found in each of the units.

Personnel who are in permanent change of station status, or house hunters on permissive temporary duty assignment, may make reservation requests with the lodging office as soon as an arrival date is known by calling 256-2045. Reservation requests are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis without regard to rank. Personnel who will PCS here or their sponsors may make the request for reservations. Military members must attempt to check into military lodging first. If rooms are unavaliable lodging will then issue a non-avaliability letter and reserve lodging off-base.

A copy of PCS orders must be provided to the lodging office before or at the time of registration. House hunters must provide a copy of their permissive TDY orders or leave authorization as well as a copy of the PCS, retirement or
separation orders at the time of registration. Reservation requests accepted by the lodging office cannot be confirmed until space is available.

The number of days personnel will be allowed to stay in a TLF is 30 days for incoming PCS personnel, seven days for outgoing PCS personnel and 10 days for house-hunting personnel, if space is available.

Transient Quarters
Reservations for duty transient quarters are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made as soon as the requirement is known. There are 305 visiting quarter's bed spaces and 47 distinguished visitor suites.

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