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  • Humans of Scott: Chona Retiro Jones helping others

    With such a diverse team, you don’t have to look far to find someone in Team Scott with an inspiring story. Chona Retiro Jone's roots are deeply embedded in the humble town of Bayog, Philippines, where her family dedicated themselves to the cultivation and production of rice.For the past 22 years,

  • Stephanie Cox: There Was a Young Mother

    In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day & Mothers Day: A photo illustration of Stephanie Cox and her children based off the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe,” but changed to “There Was a Young Mother Who Lived in Boot.” As a military spouse and mother to eight

  • Women's History Month: Amanda McCarty gives back

    Whether it’s working alongside service members, making a major impact on the Team Scott community, or being a reliable mentor to other spouses and families, Mrs. Amanda McCarty will be there helping military families. Scott Air Force Base’s recent Annual Key Spouse award winner, McCarty has worked

  • The WACs of Scott: Women’s Army Corps in World War II

    As stated in previous parts of this series, the women of the World War II-era were not free to serve in the same capacity as men but had the same desire to do so.  In earlier installments, we discussed civilian women supporting the Scott Field mission and the members of the Army Nurse Corps. 

  • Women's History Month; Katie Thaxton Lends a Helping Hand

    All Airmen need someone to rely on when they are in need, whether it be helping a wingman get resources when in a time of struggle, or having someone to talk to when they feel unsafe.Scott Air Force Bases Violence Prevention Integrator Katie Thaxton ensures all of these resources are available to

  • U.S. Army Nurses of Scott Field in World War II

    While the previous installment of this series focused on the work of civilian women at Scott Field during the 1940s, women were not completely barred from the military. There were many obstacles in place restricting the capacity of their service but thousands of women found a way to aid their

  • Humans of Scott: 30 year art teacher reframes creativity at Scott

    Keyona Fisher, a creative at heart, passes on her knowledge of art to others and leaves an impact in their lives in a way they won't forget.For over 30 years, she was a high school art teacher. She now works as a picture framer at the Scott Arts and Crafts Center and has been a part of Team Scott

  • Civilian Women’s Contributions to Scott in World War II

    While today’s military has long acknowledged the impact of gender diversity in its ranks, there was a significant period where that was not the case. The Army Air Corps, the Army Air Forces, and the Air Force had various obstacles in place preventing women from truly serving alongside men.

  • Airman survives refugee camp, sets goal as immigration lawyer

    Until the age of 11, Airman 1st Class Salat Ali awoke each day believing he wouldn’t live to be 18.His family had fled the civil war in Somalia in the 1990s, and he was born and raised in a Kenyan refugee camp, along with another 250,000 people–all clinging to the hope that they would be resettled