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  • SFS teaches Airmen to 'defend the force' with weapons training

    When sent to defend the country abroad, all Airmen must be capable and willing to use their weapon to “defend the force.” So how are those skills acquired? CATM is a course set aside for yearly qualification on the M4 carbine and M9 pistol for all Security Forces Airmen, as well as a host of other Air Force specialties including civil engineers and pilots. For other Airmen, the qualification may not happen until preparing for a deployment.
  • 375th MDSS team repairs life-saving equipment across 13 states

    Deep in the basement of the 375th Medical Group, behind a series of doors and out of the way of most hospital traffic, is a long, narrow room that looks like an old high-school “shop class.” Bits and pieces of broken defibrillators and other medical gear sit on workbenches, waiting to be fixed by 11 technicians who call the workshop home. The technicians who work here belong to the 375th Medical Support Squadron’s Medical Equipment Repair Center—commonly referred to as MERC. It is one of only a few centers scattered throughout the Air Force qualified to repair and maintain life-saving medical equipment.
  • The voice of history, from airships in Illinois to air strikes in Syria

    The 1920s and ‘30s are known for their flapper-era glamour followed by years of Depression hardship, but, for Scott Field and its surrounding small towns, they were also a time when football field-size airships roamed the skies overhead. Mark Wilderman’s grandmother, Marguerite C. Haas, used to tell him her childhood stories of seeing the airships as she walked to school in Belleville, Illinois. Now, as the 375th Air Mobility Wing historian, Wilderman is tasked with sharing the story of Scott AFB’s airships with today’s Airmen.
  • This Month in Scott AFB History: 24 November 1923-U.S. Air Service Airship TA-1 Maiden Flight at Scott Field

    On 24 November 1923, the new U.S. Army Air Service training airship, TA-1, made its maiden flight at Scott Field.
  • Keeping Scott cool: A look into Scott’s HVAC shop

    The HVAC section is not only responsible for maintaining servers and equipment, but also for keeping about 210 buildings on base at a comfortable, safe temperature. “You look at one big, important building and then you also turn around and look at the individual we’re trying to maintain,” said Benjamin Brown, HVAC section supervisor, explaining how his section helps care for everyone from a child at the Child Development Center to an Airman living in the dorms.
  • 15th OWS’s top priority: To protect

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the 15th Operational Weather Squadron closely monitors more than 11 million square miles of territory that stretches from the American Northeast, through Canada, to Greenland and the ocean in between.Their forecasting helps protect more than 418,000 personnel and $226 billion in assets, as senior leaders
  • 17 September 1935 – The Maiden Flight of the Final and Most Modern Army Airship was Conducted at Scott Field

    Before the final demise of U.S. Army Air Corps lighter-than-air (LTA) operations, the LTA Airmen of Scott Field had the distinction of assembling the largest non-rigid airship ever constructed in the United States.
  • Scott service members serve as volunteer firefighters for local community

    Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dunlap is in the middle of CPR training with the O’Fallon Fire Department when the station’s alarms begin to blare. Within minutes, the room clears out, and Dunlap finds himself in full bunker gear, winding through traffic on a speeding fire engine.
  • Man's Best Wingman (video)

    The 375th Security Forces Squadron enlists the help of Military Working Dogs to keep the base safe. There is a lot of work that goes into these four-legged heroes. A significant portion of which goes into establishing bond between K-9 and handler. Check out the story of Staff Sgt. Christopher O'Brien and his K-9, Irk, to see why these guardians are man's best wingman.
  • IDRC ensures success of warfighting, humanitarian missions around globe

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Deploying service members often face feelings of anxiety and worry, but Airmen at the Installation Deployment Readiness Center work to relieve some of this stress by guiding them through the deployment process.As deployment managers for all units on Scott Air Force Base, the IDRC processes hundreds of deploying service
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