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Scott All Bulletin - Aug. 18 edition

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375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

8/18/2011 - Scott Air Force Base, Ill. -- 
OFFICIAL

WINGATE TRAVEL PHONE REPAIRS
Wingate Passenger travels phone system is experiencing complications. Most phones on base are able to call in (256-5397) and receive the automated answering/sorting service. However; some phones across the base call in and do not receive the automated answering/sorting service. In order to solve the issue the contractor is installing a new phone system. We expect this new system to take approximately a week to install.

In the meantime travelers have several options:
- Visit Wingate Passenger Travel in Bldg. P-10
- Send an email one of the following organizational boxes (both of which are checked several times a day):

Org box: scott@winggatetravel.com
Travel request box: travel.request@winggatetravel.com

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding and we will do everything we can to mitigate the impacts of this issue.

ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO EXERCISE - 25 AUG
The 375 AMW will be conducting an Emergency Management Exercise on 25 Aug for a portion of the day. The area of Golf Course Road and Vosler Dr. will be closed except for emergency response vehicles and personnel. Facilities and organizations off of Golf Course Road can still be accessed using South Drive. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

HQ AMC TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE - 25 AUG
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center mobile donation bus will be at the HQ AMC (Bldg 1600) on Thursday, 25 August 2011 at 402 Scott Drive. Blood units collected will benefit local hospitals. To make an appointment, call 618-659-0542 or log on to www.bloodcenterimpact.org, sponsor code 10089. Appointments preferred to reduce wait times, walk-ins welcome! For questions, call MSgt Quintana at 229-3803.

ARMED FORCE CLASSIFICATION TEST (ASAVAB Equivalent) - 30 AUG AND 15 SEP
Due to additional demand as a result of AF Special Duty Screening Team Visit and other AF retraining initiatives, the Base Testing Office has added two additional AFCT testing dates. All AFCT exams begin sharply at 0800. Call Base Testing at 256-5290/6364 for more info.

CAIB MEETING - 31 AUG
The 375 AMW/CC invites leaders from across Scott AFB (tenant units are very much welcomed) to attend the Community Action Information Board, CAIB, meeting 31 Aug, 1315hrs, 375 AMW Conference Room. The CAIB is a cross-functional forum addressing quality of life, personal readiness, and community issues. If your organization cares about building a culture of resilience, be represented at this meeting! Email questions to LCDR Julie Chodacki

AIR FORCE BALL - SIGN UP DEADLINE 7 SEP
The Commander, 375th Air Mobility Wing, cordially invites you to cocktails and dinner in honor of the 64th Birthday of the USAF. The 2011 Air Force Ball is on 17 Sep at 6 p.m., at the Scott Club. Please visit the following link for details and to register your attendance. https://einvitations.afit.edu/2011AirForceBall/anim.cfm.

AIRMEN ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM - 7-9 SEP
A 3-day course targeting Airmen with at least 6 months since FTAC who have not yet attended ALS. It offers mentorship, resources for career development, an opportunity to network and proven self improvement strategies. We are excited to announce that the new Comprehensive Airman Fitness Resilience curriculum will be incorporated into this program. This program is designed to help our Airman at Scott OUTSHINE, OUTSERVE and OUTPERFORM! Register online at https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/TeamScott-EPEC by selecting the Airman Enhancement Program.

9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - 11 SEP
Team Scott will participate in a 5K run and ceremony as part of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 with "A Run to Remember" where a piece of the World Trade Center will complete its journey to Scott AFB. Each military service branch will participate along with first responders to place the artifact in front of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters building. As part of the ceremony, the Team Scott 9/11 Observation Ceremony Committee is looking for stories and experiences members had on Sept. 11. If you would like to contribute your experience, contact Airman 1st Class Jacob Beeman at jacob.beeman@us.af.mil.

NCO INDUCTION CEREMONY - 15 SEP
The NCO Induction Ceremony will be held at the Scott Club 15 Sept. Ceremony starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call TSgt Linda Thacker at 256-3842. To RSVP please click on the following link:

https://einvitations.afit.edu/NCOInductionceremony751/anim.cfm

NCO INDUCTION CEREMONY - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The NCO Induction Ceremony committee is still in need of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please call TSgt Linda Thacker at 256-3842 or email: ermelinda.thacker@us.af.mil.

NCO PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT SEMINAR SEP 26-30
The NCO Professional Enhancement course targets SSgt/TSgts and is designed to bridge the gap between Professional Military Education (ALS/NCO Academy). This program offers mentorship, resources for career development, networking and self improvement opportunities. Register online at https://afkm.wpafb.af.mil/TeamScott-EPEC by selecting the NCO Professional Enhancement Seminar.

ENERGY CONVERSATIONS
Heating and cooling account for about 56% of the energy use in the typical home. The date/time of the energy conversations with the wing commander is being adjusted. Stay tuned for more details.

JAMES GYM TRACK RE-OPENS 1 OCT
The James Gym track re-surfacing project has been extended and is scheduled to re-open 1 Oct. Please do not run on the track as the contractors work on it. The cardio component of the fitness assessment test will continue to take place on the running trail (along Golf Course Rd) behind the Honor Guard Bldg. 386. All testers should continue to report to the James Sports Center Conference Room during this time. Please contact the Fitness Center with any questions, 256-1218.

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UNOFFICIAL

SCOTT AFB GOLFERS OPINIONS SOUGHT
HQ Air Force Services has launched its second annual golfer survey at 71 courses worldwide. This survey, designed by the National Golf Foundation, gives Scott AFB golfers the chance to provide valuable feedback on the base course. The survey, named "Have a Nice Play," will run 15 Aug through 15 Sept. Visit http://ngfsurvey.com/cgi/start.asp?sc=cardinalcreek or the Force Support Squadron, www.375fss.com for a link to the survey. For more information, call 744-1400.

CUI BREAKFAST BUFFET SPECIAL - NOW-31 AUG
For a limited time, 15-31 Aug, the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center is offering $1 off their Breakfast Buffet (regular price is $6.95). The breakfast buffet is available Monday-Friday from 0630-1030, hot and ready to go...eat in or carry out, with no waiting! For more information, call 256-4054.

SAFB BIKE TO WORK DAY - 19 AUG
Visit Outdoor Recreation at the Huyser House, located on the corner of Winters and Beech Street, on 19 Aug for SAFB Bike to Work Day. Anyone who bikes to work that morning will enjoy free snacks and drinks from 0630 to 0900. Are your biking trails physically limited to indoor biking? Then, bring a pass from the Base Fitness Center that you completed your goals that morning, and join in the festivities! Also, stop by and speak with our mechanic for ODR's New Bike Repair Shop, Squeaky Wheels, bring your bike by for him to check it and get free estimates for repairs. Receive information on upcoming bike trips and workshops. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067.

KING ARTHUR'S QUEST PERFORMANCE - 19 AUG
The Missoula Children's Theatre production of "King Arthur's Quest" will be presented on Friday, 19 Aug at 1900, Base Theatre. Admission is free and doors open at 1845. Come enjoy this entertaining show complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. Many SAFB children auditioned and will be cast in the show. For more information, call Karen Jalbert at 744-9862.

DEPLOYED FAMILY CENTERFIELD HEARTS APART - 19 AUG
Enjoy a night of mini golf, go carts, bumper boats, and more. The Airman and Family Readiness Center will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and deserts. This event is only for families who are geographically separated from their military member. Registration is required. 1800-2100

BASE-WIDE YARD SALE - 20 AUG
Sign up to sell items at the next Base Wide Yard Sale on 20 Aug, 0800 to noon, held at the ALS Pavilion Area. The cost is $15 which includes one table, two chairs, set-up/break-down of display area... all profits yours. Deadline for sign ups is at noon 19 Aug. Reservations can be made online at www.375fss.com, over the phone or in person. Full refunds are given with a 48 hour cancellation notification or if the staff cancels the sale. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067.

SPOUSE REINTEGRATION BRIEFING - 20 AUG
Learn ways to reconnect with your spouse after the military member's deployment. Tips to help children and recognize any problematic issues. 1100-1300

SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION - 24 AUG
Looking for employment? The Airman & Family Readiness Center can help with employment preparation for military spouses. Representatives from Civilian Personnel, Non-Appropriated Funds, and tips for resume writing, effective job search, networking, interview skill building, and much more. Airman & Family Readiness Center. 1230-1430.

COUNTRY WESTERN BACK 2 SCHOOL POOL PARTY - 26 AUG
Join Outdoor Recreation for a Country Western Back 2 School Pool Party with family and friends on Friday, 26 Aug from 1900 to 2100 at the Fitness Center Pool. Cost for this end of summer blast is $5/person. All swimming pool guidelines apply. Event is limited to the first 150 people who sign-up. Register online at www.375fss.com or call 256-2067.

PLA GOLF TOURNEY - 26 AUG
Professional Loadmaster Association (PLA), Gateway Chapter Annual Golf Classic (4-person scramble) - 26 Aug at Cardinal Creek Golf Course. 0800 sign-up/0900 Shotgun start. Long drive, closest to the pin, $5000 putt contest, $12,500 Harley Davidson hole-in-one prize. All proceeds from this tournament will be applied to PLA scholarship fund. $55 Non-members, $30 Members, $15 Eagle (youth players). To sign-up contact: Chris Hennion at (609)668-5921 christopher.hennion@us.af.mil or chennion@charter.net, or Nate Simanton at (501)920-8626 nathan.simanton@us.af.mil.

MOPS OPEN HOUSE - 26 AUG
Scott AFB Military MOPS 2011-2012 is kicking off with an open house on August 26 at Chapel 1! We are excited to be entering our 3rd year here at the Scott AFB chapel! Our meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays starting Sept 9 from 9:00-11:30 am at Chapel 1. A children's ministry is provided for children ages 6 months-5 years of age, while the Mom's get to fellowship with other MOPS Mom's! Our theme for this year is MOMSENSE: Bold-Loving-Sensible! If interested in joining Military MOPS please email us at scottafbmops@gmail.com or call the chapel at 256-3935. We are also looking for volunteers to come teach in our children's ministry. If you have a love of children and want to share the message of Christ with them, please contact us!

SKY DIVING ADVENTURE - 27 AUG
Have you ever wanted to jump out of a plane? Ever wanted the wind rushing past your face at speeds of over 100mph? Then join Outdoor Recreation for an opportunity to do a Static Line Sky Dive on Saturday, 27 Aug. A Static Line Jump is a solo jump, where the parachute is deployed by a line attached to the aircraft. Cost for this extreme adventure is $196/person, which includes transportation, training, equipment, debrief, certificate and logbook for steps toward earning a USPA license. Patrons must be 18 yrs. old to participate and some weight restrictions apply. Deadline to sign up is 23 Aug. Space is limited so sign-up now at www.375fss.com or call 256-2067.

OSC MEETING - 31 AUG
Our annual Special Activities sign-up coffee is coming up 31 Aug, and now is the time to volunteer to be the POC for a great activity. If you have a fabulous idea for a fun sport or activity you'd like to introduce other OSC members to (walking group, tennis, gourmet club, wine tasting, and needle-work -- anything at all) just contact our Special Activities POC, Jahnine Spaulding at 707-592-4658 or spuds141@earthlink.net.

BOWL-A-THON FUNDRAISER FOR 9/11 - 31 AUG
The AFNIC Top 3, Scott Top 3 and the 9/11 Committee will be hosting a 9/11 Observation Ceremony bowl-A-Thon to raise funds for the Team Scott 9/11 Memorial. All funds will be donated to the 9/11 committee to aide them in this venture. The attached flyer has specifics on the event. Everyone is welcome. This event will not be considered an alternate duty location for civilian employees. Liberal leave/leave will need be utilized to attend the event. Sign up by 30 Aug. To Sign-up Contact: MSgt John Howe (18/AF 229-0479), MSgt Michael Sisneros (AFNIC 229-5814), MSgt Erik Weaver (AFNIC 229-5040).

SEMPER FI GOLF TOURNEY - 16 SEP
The Scott Air Force Base Marines invite you to attend the 9th Annual Semper Fi Society Devil Dog Invitational Golf Tournament on Sept. 16 at the Cardinal Creek Golf Course. Fees are $70/person or $280/team and help support Wounded Warriors and local charities. Lunch, beverages and prizes are included. Contact Maj. Matt Dreier at 229-2859 or matthew.dreier@ustranscom.mil or visit www.mysignup.com/devildog for more information and to sign up.

2011 AF ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINATION PACKETS - DUE 26 Sep
The Air Force annually recognizes an AF Male and Female Athlete of the Year. To ensure all deserving athletes are considered for this prestigious award, nominations are being sought from Scott AFB. Nomination packets and information can be obtained from Ms. Gailyn Gonzalez at the Fitness Center and or by calling 256-1218. Completed packets are due back to the Fitness Center NLT 26 Sept 2011.

SCOTT ART & CRAFT SHOW - GET YOUR ENTRIES READY
The 2011 Scott Art & Craft Show will be held 17-21 Oct. The deadline for entries is 7 Oct. Entry forms are now available and can be obtained on-line by visiting www.375fss.com/artscrafts.htm. They will also be available at the Arts & Crafts Center, Base Library and the Youth Center. For more information, either visit the website or contact the Arts & Crafts Center at 256-6033.

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GET YOUR INFO IN THE SCOTT-ALL BULLETIN: Please e-mail all Scott-All requests to Public Affairs, 375amw.pa@scott.af.mil NLT noon Wed (for Thursday publication). Entries must be 75 words or less, formatted as you see above. A simple e-mail should suffice (no need to put on letterhead or attach as a separate document). Content should include items of base-wide importance and is not designed for routine events. For questions or to give feedback, call 256-4241 and speak to MSgt Foster or Karen Petitt.

NO ENDORSEMENT OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS/SERVICES IMPLIED.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Scott AFB Public Website
Scott AFB Facebook
375th FSS 
Scott AFB Clinic

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