START SMART BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS
The Scott Youth Center is registering children ages 3 and 4 for a fun program called START SMART. We will have downsized basketballs and hoops for little children to learn basic skills and to have fun. Classes will meet for six sessions on Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. in January and February at the Youth Center gym. Cost is $55. Register in person at the Youth Center. For more information, call 256-5139. Limited to the first 25 to register.
MOBILE DMV – NEXT DMV VISIT WILL BE MARCH 20
Need to renew your license plate stickers, but can’t make it to the DMV? Catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit at the Scott Event Center on March 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The DMV Mobile Unit offers basic vehicle services, such as driver license renewals (including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration, and is available for the SAFB community every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
**The mobile DMV accepts all major credit/debit cards, check and money orders. Cash is not an accepted form of payment. For more details, call 256-5501.
NEW HOURS AT THE FITNESS CENTER AND JAMES SPORTS CENTER
Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the Warmer Fitness Center will be open Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons can use the facility 24/7 if they are registered for after-hours access. It’s easy to get registered, just stop by during normal hours and fill out a few forms. The new hours of operation at the James Sports Center will be Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT CARDINAL CREEK GOLF COURSE
Cardinal Creek has some great Christmas Gifts available for purchase at great prices! Special package deals offer substantial discounts. Stop by the newly renovated Pro-Shop and check out what they have to offer. That golfer in your life will be happy you shopped at Cardinal Creek.
KIDS CRAFT TIME
Join the Arts & Crafts Center staff for a variety of crafts just for kids. Craft dates are as follows:
Craft time is open to kids 2+. The Preschool group (ages 2-5) will meet 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids ages 6 and above will meet 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes all supplies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 256-4230 or stop by the center to sign up.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
The Scott Legal Office is in need of volunteers to assist with witnessing wills. If you are interested in volunteering and sharing your expertise and invaluable experience, please contact the Scott Legal Office at 618-256-3542. .
HEALTH AND FITNESS
REACT FOOD ALLERGY SUPPORT GROUP
The Exceptional Family Member Program offers a ReACT Food Allergy Support Group. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Children are always welcome. For more information, call A&FRC at 256-8668.
BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
The Exceptional Family Member Program’s Breast Cancer Support Group is open to anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis regardless of what stage you are in your journey. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center.
PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT) BACK CLASS - ACTIVE DUTY ONLY
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, the Physical Therapy clinic will be teaching "Back Class" from 11 a.m. to noon in the PT clinic. The class consists of 30 minutes of back education and 30 minutes of hands-on core strengthening. Class size is limited to 10 patients per class. Please call the PT clinic to schedule or for more information at 618-256-6280.
FITNESS CENTER 24-HOUR ACCESS UPDATE
The Fitness Center is now entirely 24-hour access to registered DoD ID cardholders on Saturdays and Sundays. Please visit the Fitness Center during their regular duty hours (Monday-Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) in order to ensure you are registered for after-hours/24-hour access. For more information, call 256-1218.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT (WILD)
WILD is a Lean In group that meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the 375th Medical Group. The group is open to anyone who wants to support and/or mentor women in professional growth or anyone who works with women and could use some professional guidance from women. Please feel free to join us in the clinic lobby, just inside the front revolving door, near the coffee bar. Bring your lunch! You can find us online at https://leanincircles.org/circle/women-in-leadership--development.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR
The Professional Development calendar allows Scott Air Force base members the opportunity to register for a professional development course outside of their immediate organization. Register at: https://eim.amc.af.mil/org/375amw/ProDev/Lists/Courses/Calendar.aspx
SCOTT CHIEF’S GROUP
Scott Chief's Group Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at the Scott event center. All current and retired Chiefs are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Senior Master Sgt. Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOTT TOP 3 ASSOCIATION
Scott Top 3 meetings are held the third Friday of every month at 3 p.m. at the Scott event center. All E7s – E9s are invited to attend and participate. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Hawkins at email@example.com.
SCOTT 5/6 GENERAL MEETINGS
The meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the Scott Event Center. Meetings are open to all services in the NCO tier respective to their service. For detailed information about this month's meeting, please visit and join our Facebook page: Scott 5/6
Come out and join Dorm Council every third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Belleville day room. This gives you a chance to meet new people and give input on what we can do to make your dorm experience a great one! For more information contact Michael Huber at (618) 641-7783.
AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION MEETINGS
The Air Force Sergeants Association is in need of volunteers for Meals on Wheels/POC is Tech Sgt. Hale: 409-1507. The 2017 AFSA General Membership Meeting date is Dec. 12 at the PAX terminal at 11:30 a.m. For more Information about AFSA, please contact Chapter 872 President Tech Sgt. Ben Weavers at 256-8189, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOTT AIRMEN CIRCLE
The Circle is a group of people from diverse backgrounds who meet regularly to explore the challenges, constraints, and opportunities that women face today. We gather to lean and grow personally and professionally. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month, 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Scott Event Center. Learn more at www.facebook.com/groups/ScottAirmenLeanIn. Or, call or write Diana Roach, 220-1724, email@example.com.
DEFENSE ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is an independent, 501(c)(3) registered, not-for-profit group of emerging defense and national security leaders (military, veteran, and civilian) who strive to solve national security problems from the bottom-up by exposing Defense professionals to the techniques and experiences of civilian innovators and social entrepreneurs. Our local chapter, DEF Mid-America, meets monthly to advance the innovation culture around Scott AFB. To learn more, or to attend our next meeting, contact the DEF Mid-America Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit https://defenseentrepreneurs.org/
Please come out and visit the SAFB Toastmasters each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Scott Education Center (next to the main office). Friends and guests are welcome and you can bring a lunch. It is a good fun filled hour with great conversation, creative topics of discussion for career progression and personal speech development to enhance anyone's communications skills. For more information, please contact MSgt Latresia Pugh at email@example.com.
AMC COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING (CST)
CST is focused on listening, non-verbal communication, and effective confrontation and is designed to improve interpersonal, face-to-face communication. This is not the typical Air Force professional development course...it improves communication and relationships across all aspects of life. The course is NOT about writing or public speaking. To sign up please visit http://ourcommunitylistens.org/apply-for-a-class and complete the on-line application Under Desired Session, please select Scott AFB Invitation only-IL- and the class dates you wish to attend. Under Alternate Session, again select Scott AFB Invitation only-IL- and the alternate dates you wish to attend. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPANY GRADE OFFICER COUNCIL (CGOC)
Please join us every 3rd Friday for our general body meeting! For more information on getting connected, contact our CGOC President, Capt. Dustin Gooden or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Scott.CGOC/
CYBERFIX – FREE COMPUTER REPAIR
Is your computer running slow? Does your kindle need some work? Is your laptop on the fritz? Cyberfix can help with your computer problems every Wednesday night beginning at 5 p.m. at the Library. Volunteers from the 375th Communications Support Group are ready to serve. For complete details, please call 256-5100.
SNAP CIRCUIT WORKSHOPS
Join the Library staff the first Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. to learn about electronics and circuitry by creating with Snap Circuit sets. This workshop is open to ages 8 and up. There are only 10 openings in each workshop, so call 256-5100 to reserve your spot and for more information.
COMMUNICATION FOCAL POINT CALL CENTER
The Communications Focal Point's call center (256-2666) hours are 7:30-11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For all unclassified or NIPRNet-related issues, users are highly encouraged to use the "Help Desk" application located in the desktop toolbar (blue & white icon located at the bottom of the screen) or email the CFP at email@example.com. For all SIPRNet-related issues, please email the CFP's SIPRNet org box at USAF.Scott.375-CG.mbx.Scott-Comm-Focal-Point@mail.smil.mil. All critical issues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. can be communicated via email or via our secure phone (302-576-2666), and after-hours calls will continue to be served by the emergency standby technicians at 256-2666.
VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE SERVICE DESK
Virtual Enterprise Service Desk (vESD) is the first line of defense for all computer and information technology (IT)-related issues on Scott AFB. By double-clicking on the blue "Help Desk" icon on the desktop toolbar (bottom of the screen), users can perform minor troubleshooting, such as resolving network connection and email issues, recovering data, resolving CAC reader and issues, resolving issues with accessing software and other specialized applications, and much more. vESD is proven to self-guide users and resolve up to one-third of all computer and IT-related issues without ever contacting or waiting on a technician for assistance. Finally, vESD allows users to open and track trouble tickets which are automatically sent to the Communications Focal Point (CFP), greatly minimizing wait time on the phone and/or responses via e-mail.
ANNUAL SPECIALIZED PRIVACY ACT TRAINING
A wide number of Air Force offices at Scott handle personal information; therefore, it is imperative that all personnel understand what constitutes Personally Identifying Information (PII) and the proper handling of this sensitive information. Per AFI 33-332 Specialized Privacy training is required for all personnel who handle personal information or PII on a daily or routine basis. This is accomplished by reviewing the Specialized Training Slides annually and pressing the easy button to document your completion of the training: https://eim.amc.af.mil/org/comm/375CS/SCO/SCOK/SCOKR/Documents/Privacy%20Act.aspx. For Questions call the Base Privacy officer, Patti Feist at 256- 3210/5004.
CHAPEL SUPPORT/RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL
CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Catholic RE, also known as CCD, is on Sundays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
All classes are free. Please contact Miss Robin Bandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chapel at 618-256-4060 if you would like to enroll your child in Pre-K -High School classes.
CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY
The Catholic Youth Ministry meets weekly for 9th-12th graders on RE Sundays at 11:15 a.m.
Monthly assemblies for 7th-12th graders are held on every 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
For more information please contact Mrs. Desiree Rollyson, Catholic Youth Coordinator, at 256-4060 or email@example.com
MILITARY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (MCCW) MEETINGS
Catholic women of the community are meeting Mondays at 10 a.m. We have started using the "faith-filled Catholic Women's Bible" to read and be inspired by stories of faith-filled Catholic women. All women are invited to join us at the Chapel in Room 114.
PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC)
PWOC invite you to join them for bibles studies and fellowship on Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. A children’s ministry is available.
PROTESTANT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (SUNDAY ON WEDNESDAY)
Protestant Community's comprehensive, Bible-based, Religious Education program is available for all ages. The program starts with a fellowship meal on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and then separate into age specific children's classes from 6 months through high school, and topical adult classes for adults and women. For more information, please contact Mrs. Quan Lawton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-4060.
DORM RESIDENT MEAL
The Chapel is looking for units or professional organizations to cook dinners for the weekly dorm dinners; we have between 50-70 dorm residents who weekly attend at the Mascoutah Dorm on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. The Chapel provides the funding and the unit/pro org provides the labor of love. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Chapel Team at 256-4060 or 375.AMW.HC@us.af.mil.
Have a child age eight and up interested in Special Olympics? Please contact Brenda Reed at the A&FRC at 256-8668 for details.
PICK UP ICE HOCKEY GAMES - EVERY FRIDAY
A group of DoD/first responder ice hockey enthusiasts are meeting every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for drop-in games at the McKendree Rec Plex in O'Fallon. Interested DoD personnel and First Responders should meet there or call Maj Chris Dewitt at 256-3576 or Dan Smith at 229-4808. Government ID/CaC or badge required and DoD/first responders pay only $5 for two hours of ice time.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 5 MEETING
Having a Cub Scout crossing-over soon, or a boy 5th grade or higher? Come check out Boy Scout Troop 5. We now meet on Monday evenings from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at 502 Ward Drive, Building 1930, located on the corner of W. Martin and Ward Drive near the library and bowling alley. Enter the door between the library and Building 1930. Come out and have some fun. Contact Bob Hughs at email@example.com or 816-390-2648. For more information or check us out at http://www.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=19211
With fun and discovery at every turn, Cub Scouting makes the most of right now. Providing boys a foundation they can stand on to embrace opportunity, overcome obstacles, and make new discoveries. Build an adventure today with Cub Scout Pack 21, chartered by VFW Post 4183. We meet every Monday night at Chapel 1; for boys entering grades 1st through 5th. Contact David Zimmerman at Pack21Chair@gmail.com Or visit http://beascout.org/ .
BSA MEETS TUESDAYS AT CHAPEL 1
Boy Scout Troop 6 is inviting all boys 5th grade - 18 years old interested in fun, adventure, and learning to join us on Tuesdays, 7 PM, in the chapel 1 annex. Contact John Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-858-3337
SECURITY AND SAFETY
As a reminder, every member of Scott Air Force Base and its neighbors can contribute to safeguarding the installation's mission, people and families. Security can only be possible if we all remain vigilant for potential threats. The Eagle Eyes program is an anti-terrorism initiative that enlists the eyes and ears of Air Force members and citizens in local community. If you observe any suspicious activity, anytime during the day or night, Scott AFB members can call in a tip at 256-6000 3322, text tip to 274637(CRIMES) or visit www.tipsubmit.com. For more information on the Eagle Eyes program visit http://1.usa.gov/1Rl7qsc.
Taking leave or going on vacation overseas and you are looking for information on your travel destination, please visit the U.S Department of State web site and click on "Find International Travel Information" https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html. Before your trip you can also sign up and receive updates to the area you will be visiting by signing up and enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Porogram (STEP) https://step.state.gov/step/. This will allow the U.S. Embassy or nearest Consulate to contact you in an emergency whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
375TH SFS ANONYMOUS CRIME STOP HOTLINE
Did you know 375 SFS has an Anonymous Crime Stop Hotline? It is 256-1160 and this line can be used to report crimes, suspicious activity or tips to Security Forces. For additional information, please contact Staff Sgt. Justin Heitzmann, the 375 SFS Crime Prevention Program Manager, at 256-3674 or email@example.com.
ARMED FORCES AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING
AFADD is an Air Force wide program that operates 24/7 with the sole support of dedicated volunteers to provide a free, sober, and confidential ride home for DoD ID card holders. To volunteer (become a member), or for more info, visit http://www.scottafb-afadd.com/FAQ.aspx. VIEW FAQs LINK BEFORE SIGN UP. To submit a special event request, please become a member first so that you can check status via the AFADD website. For any questions, or to donate to AFADD please email Armed.Forces.Against.Drunk.Driving@us.af.mil.
SAFE HELPLINE BUILDING HOPE AND RESILIENCY ADDRESSING THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
Safe Helpline Building Hope and Resiliency Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault is a self-guided, online, educational program that seeks to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault. Recognizing the impact that trauma can have on an individual, this program is part of a comprehensive effort to enhance individual and collective resilience and improve readiness across the Total Force. To access the program on a computer a user can visit the Building Hope page on the Safe Helpline website https://www.safehelpline.org/building-hope-and-resiliency. To learn how to download the Safe Helpline app to your mobile device visit https://www.safehelpline.org/about-mobile.
IMPORTANT NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
WIDOW/WIDOWER’S SUPPORT GROUP
The Scott AFB Widow/Widower’s Support Group meets from 12:30-3 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the A&FRC. The group shares resources, talks about experiences and advocates for Widows/Widowers. For more information call Barbara Wilson at 618-337-3646 or Rose Wilson at 618-234-7685.
AIR NATIONAL GUARD AWARENESS BRIEFINGS
The Air National Guard In-Service Recruiter, whose Awareness briefings were normally held every First Wednesday have changed only for the months of December and January. Briefings will be the second Wednesday for both months. Any active duty member interested in getting more information about opportunities in the Air National Guard for themselves, coworkers or troops are invited to come. Briefings will be held in Building P10 large conference room (C100). Starting at 1 to 2 p.m. For more information contact Master Sgt. Charles Law at DSN 256-0509 or email at Charles.Law.firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIR FORCE RESERVE TRANSITION BRIEFINGS
Air Force Reserve Transition Briefings are held every third Thursday of the month at the MPF in room C101 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30. The Palace Chase and Palace Front briefings are now combined. Palace Front is for those who want to go straight into the Reserve after their date of separation and Palace Chase is for those wanting to separate from the Air Force early. For more information contact MSgt. Jeffrey R. Madden 256-8205
SCOTT AFB TESTING OFFICE HOURS
The Scott Air Force Base Testing Office offers EPME testing on Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 1 p.m., and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. To schedule, please call 256-5290/3327/3328, email email@example.com or request a test date via AFVEC at https://afvec.langley.af.mil/afvec/Home.aspx
The 375th LRS Passenger Travel Section would like to make all members stationed at Scott AFB aware that destinations serviced by the Patriot Express from Baltimore, Norfolk and Seattle are loaded three months in advance. PCS orders are NOT required up front to secure reservations—to include the limited pet spaces they offer. Please contact our office when you are first made aware of your pending PCS. Contact us at 256-5785 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are located in BLDG P-8 and our Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit at the Scott Event Center every third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This DMV mobile unit offers basic vehicle services, such as driver license renewals (including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration. Call 256-5501 for more information.