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  • Ground transporters: iron in the veins

    As waves of moderate and light precipitation pitter patter on a training course, Airmen gather with the look of determination, concentration and joy as the 3rd Annual Ground Transportation Rodeo takes place at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, May 11, 2019.
  • Fit to fight: Clinic improves run times, speed

    For those who have participated in the run clinic here, you know it’s a killer workout—all designed to help Airmen improve their speed on physical fitness tests. What you may not know is that it’s also open to anyone who wants to improve their overall fitness as well. The eight-week clinic is conducted by Heather Braundmeier, a retired chief master sergeant and the health promotions flight chief for the 375th Aerospace Medicine Squadron.
  • K9 Jack: A doggone good Defender

    “Jack may look a little different than other retirees I’ve officiated for in the past, but he’s still an extraordinary Airman.” That’s how Lt. Col. Yon Dugger, 375th Security Forces Squadron commander, began the official retirement ceremony for military working dog Jack on May 13, after nine years of service for the U.S. Air Force.
  • Heartbeat of Hawaii

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For the Polynesian culture, the hula dance is a form of communication that dates back ages, and is kept alive today through a group of dedicated performers excited to share it with others.One such performer is Senior Airman Tiffany Ellison, a 436th Supply Chain Operations Squadron stock control technician, who recently
  • In the arms of love: volunteer baby cuddler helps preemie infants thrive

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- A quiet and still corridor is safely tucked away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. A tender-hearted man scrubs his hands with soapy water before entering one of the dimly lit hideaways.His bright blue eyes light up when he sees a tiny inhabitant of a clear crib sleeping peacefully, and a sense of tranquility washes over
  • Canadian officer trains with U.S. aeromedical evacuation team

    For as long as there have been planes landing at Scott AFB, there have been aeromedical evacuation missions.
  • Month of the Military Child: My 1st hike

    Outdoor Recreation’s “My First Hike” event helped encourage healthy habits and hobbies as part of its salute to military children.
  • Soccer promotes healthy living for U.S. defenders

    No matter their duty title, a U.S. Airman is a defender first and foremost. They need to be ready at a moment’s notice to protect the freedoms every American is able to enjoy, and this requires a good support system as well as physical training. For some, playing a sport on base can be the perfect way to fulfill both necessities at the same time.
  • Music in our Schools

    The Band of Mid-America’s rock band, Starlifter, arrived with music in their hearts, in mid-March when they took to Detroit as part of their “Music in our Schools” initiative in hopes of inspiring a future generation of Airmen.
  • Airman shares faith, spreads hope at local prisons

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Tech. Sgt. Sydney Sullivan, 375th Communications Squadron NCO in charge of the Mission Defense Team, is known around Scott AFB for being a dedicated, caring mentor to young Airmen. It came as no surprise, then, when he was inspired to channel his mentorship efforts to bring hope and faith to people behind bars.“All
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“I’ve done Boy Scouts of America since I was in fifth grade, and I made Eagle Scout my senior year. It was cool to not only get to hang out with friends, but it was also the first step to developing yourself outside of school. It was kind of cool getting to be your own leader for your own troop and to take them through things you’ve learned in the past. To become an Eagle Scout, you have to lead a volunteer project that benefits the community, and I made a garden at a retirement home. I gave part of the food to them, and then most of it I gave to a local food bank. I had to get all the supplies to run it, maintain it over the season, and then get all of it to those places. There was a big group of us that I was put in charge of to get this project done, so that was the first steps to me becoming a leader. If it taught me anything, it was to be kind to others. At the retirement home, we’d get the food, cut it up, and serve it to them. They were just really grateful that people were out there spending time with them and giving back to them because they don’t get to see a lot of their families. It puts you in a good mood to put them in a good mood, and they always had amazing stories.” -SSgt John Breon, 15th Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman #HumansOfScottAFB 📸: SrA Tara Stetler
Congratulations to Evan Gill for being named the 2019 State Military Youth of the Year! Team Scott is wishing you luck as you go on to compete at the regional level 😄 #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild
“I have seen so many sunsets. You get to see the entire world. I’ve seen so many countries, seen their sunrises, seen their sunsets... It’s a beautiful world out there.” 🌎✈️ Our pilots share what motivates them to fly each day! What motivates you in your job?
Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event is April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the softball field parking lot off Hangar Road. Tube TVs and monitors will have a $10 to $30 fee each depending on the size. Residents can bring up to 10 large items per household, but no more than two televisions. There will be two large paper shredders available to handle personal shredding. For organizational shredding, call 256-9441 or 256-2092. NOTE: Government ADPE and usable office supplies may not be turned in for disposal. For more information, call Mark McCoy at 256-9441.
Mark your calendars for Wingman Day Diversity Festival, May 3, from 3-7 p.m. at the Parade Field! Fun for the whole family while celebrating connectedness! Open to all Team Scott members & families. Tethered balloon rides from 6-7 p.m., weather dependent, for $10 as a fundraiser for the Air Force Ball.
Congrats, Master Sgt. Wick! 🎉🎉
#ThisDayInHistory in 1970, the Apollo 13 crew returned home safely. Four days earlier, their spacecraft had suffered an oxygen tank explosion, which prompted mission commander James Lovell to report back to mission control the iconic line, "Houston, we've had a problem." Lovell was a Navy veteran, while his crewmates John Swigert Jr. and Fred Haise both served in the Air Force. 🚀🇺🇸
Airman 1st Class Jacob Jubin with the 375th Communications Squadron used to play semi-professional soccer before enlisting. Read his story about how the base soccer team, Scott Football Club, helped spark his childhood love of the game! bit.ly/2PeVihg (Article by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)
Some #MondayMotivation from Chief Wright!
“The band has the unique opportunity to go out into the community and tell them what the Air Force is doing here and around the world every day to protect their freedom.” - TSgt Mike Correa, NCO in charge of the Starlifter band USAF Band of Mid-America's rock band Starlifter just travelled to Detroit, where they got to spend time with over 1,000 elementary school students! Not only did the kids learn about the Air Force's mission, but they also got the chance to get up and moving during the school day as they sang and danced along to the performances. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Daniel Garcia) Air Mobility Command Thirkell Elementary School Wayne County Community College
This week's volunteer victim advocate for Sexual Assault Prevention and Respnse Month is Staff Sgt. Brittany Heck with the 375th Medical Support Squadron! “Advocacy is something I knew I wanted to do as soon as I heard about the SAPR program. I started off as a squadron unit representative to get familiar with the SAPR program. Mental health is a passion of mine though, so knowing that I can be there to support victims in a time when they need support is something that I find most fulfilling. I’m happy to be a part of a program that can offer the services necessary to take care of victims who need help.”
We have some exciting news for Team Scott on this beautiful Friday 😄 Save the date! The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be coming to Scott next year for an air show May 30-31, 2020! ✈️ See our website for more information about the 2020 Air Show! www.scott.af.mil/airshow2017/ We'll be posting more updates as they come! Who's excited??
“I do Muay Thai three times a week, and I do Jiu-Jitsu twice a week. I’ve been doing it since August 2018, so not too long. Going there is definitely a release. Just last week, we had a patient who wasn’t so happy with us, and the negativity of that person came onto us. Then I got to go to the gym, and it’s definitely a mind-clearing exercise. You don’t have to actually go and hurt a person; you can go and kick a pad. It’s taught me to not underestimate people from what you see. We have smaller people who can take you down with no problem, and you wouldn’t be able to tell from just looking at them. I feel like more people should do it and not look at it as a brainless activity. People think, ‘Oh, you only do it to hurt people.’ A lot of people either do it for exercise or to keep themselves from being hurt if that situation happens. So that’s one of the biggest things I feel people should do, is to not look at it as a weapon but as something to help you find peace within yourself.” -Senior Airman Darrion Glasco, 375th Medical Support Squadron radiology technician #HumansOfScottAFB 📸: SrA Tara Stetler
Congratulations, Mary James! 🎉🎉
The Easter Bunny 🐰💐 is taking a break from his Easter preparations to visit the Base Exchange April 13 and 14 for pictures with your little ones! Photos are $10 and proceeds go toward the 2019 Scott AFB Air Force Ball!!!
Happy #NationalSiblingsDay to our sister branches! Let's see your favorite sibling photos in the comments 😄 (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
Did you make it to the Scott AFB Outdoor Recreation open house last weekend? The USO, Scott AFB 375th Medical Group, and Missouri State Park Service were out letting Airman know about the programs and activities around the area 🎣🚵‍♂️ If you missed it, head over to Outdoor Rec to find your next outdoor adventure!🌳☀️ (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Gonzalez)
What a great game! Thank you to the St. Louis Cardinals for recognizing our service members with your annual Military Appreciation Game. And congrats on the win!
RT @375AMWCC: Brandy balances everything—our family, teaching in a local school, and advising various agencies around the installation. I c…
Thumbs up for these Airmen performing the mission in #MOPP gear! https://t.co/RDd5rj4kAn
Wow, look at that view! Thanks for sharing, @corey_miller5! https://t.co/8crFUKQ4fD
RT @TimRunsHisMouth: Best layover ever: While waiting on my flight in St. Louis, an Honor Flight with Veterans from WW2 and Korea pulled in…
RT @AFCareers: AF releases updated uniform guidance for OCPs and Two-piece Flight Duty Uniform https://t.co/EDW5kTlYjO https://t.co/Z89W6Li…
RT @usairforce: The #USAF knows it's a family affair, and says thank you to all #MilKids for being our junior heroes. #MonthoftheMilitaryCh
RT @MoHumanities: Our Veterans Storytelling Workshop is on April 28th at @SoldiersStLouis @ 11AM in @downtownstlouis! Every veteran has a s…
RT @375AMWCC: I want our Gold Star spouses and families to know that they will always be part of our military community and family. You are…
RT @375AMWCC: Today Chief Calloway and I got a chance to meet with commanders from military installations across Illinois, including @IL_Na
RT @DEASTLOUISDiv: Thank you @ScottAFB for hosting the @DEASTLOUISDiv 2019 @maltzchallenge honoring @GoldStarFamReg Gold Star families of M…
RT @375AMWCC: Grateful to have worked with community partners like @HLCSWIL, @OFallonIL, @Belleville_ILL and many others on our new storm w…
The Showcase Wing working on readiness ops during a recent mobility exercise! #showcasepride https://t.co/DJj8XK9Xmt
Thank you to Brian McKinley with the @stlBlackRep for a great performance of "Character Building" today! This one-m… https://t.co/cx3nhL4Coq
Congratulations to our Class 19-B Airman Leadership School graduates! https://t.co/APsYR9CMc7
Jackson will be remembered for his bravery that saved the lives of three men in 1968. Rest in peace, colonel. https://t.co/cLGTtT5StE
Members of our 375th Civil Engineer Squadron recently deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base to help with the Task Forc… https://t.co/3j6PefzEY8
RT @375AMWCC: Congratulations to SMSgt Sherod Thompson and SMSgt Patrick Murphy for being selected to promote to chief master sergeant! Chi…
Our base-wide mobility exercise kicked off yesterday, and squadrons around base have been busy ensuring its success… https://t.co/znbeW3c1EG
Here at Scott AFB, we're housing several families displaced by #HurricaneMichael. Wondering how you can help them?… https://t.co/pwDko6icBh
RT @375AMWCC: It was great having our retirees out at @ScottAFB today for our 33rd Annual Retiree Appreciation Day! Special thanks to our k…