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  • Father, son duo reunite at Scott AFB

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Being separated from family is a sacrifice that many service members know all too well. One military family, however, was brought together through their service at Scott Air Force Base.Maj. Stanley Grodrian, the flight commander at the Scott Family Health Clinic, and his son, Senior Airman Nathaniel Grodrian, a
  • 375th AES from Scott takes part in Exercise Mobility Guardian

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- More than 3,000 U.S. service members and international partners took part in Exercise Mobility Guardian, which concluded Aug. 12.Two of the participating units were the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and the 156th AES from Charlotte Air National Guard Base in Charlotte,
  • Meet the Howards: Service, duty, balance, humor shape character, leadership styles

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- For Col. John Howard and his wife, Dana, the adventure of coming to Scott AFB to lead the 375th Air Mobility Wing will be met with how they tackle all things in their life: together, with balance, and with a sense of humor.Since taking command of the wing on July 24, personnel have already begun to see the colonel’s
  • 15th OWS tornado predictions alerted Offutt AFB to take action

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- An EF-1 tornado tore through Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., on June 16, leaving a path of destruction in its wake that included downed trees and power lines, and several damaged aircraft.Just to the south, another tornado assessed as an EF-2 caused significant damage to several housing areas near the base.The tornadoes
  • Officer’s 40-year career includes AF, Navy service

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE -- After almost 40 years of dedicated service to his country in both the Air Force and the Navy, Lt. Col. Ray Bowen, Air Mobility Command technology advancement branch chief, is set to retire later this year.During his time serving, Bowen has been an aircraft weapons systems trainer instructor, commander of Concord Naval
  • 906th Air Refueling Squadron embraces ‘Spartan Spirit’ for AMC’s global mobility mission

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 906th Air Refueling Squadron at Scott wears many hats.For one, the 906th is an Active Association squadron with the Illinois National Guard’s 126th Air Refueling Wing.In addition, the unit provides global aerial refueling, airlift and aeromedical evacuation capabilities to combatant commanders at a moment’s notice
  • Air Traffic Controllers keep skies safe for aircraft

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Force air traffic controllers have the critical mission of managing and controlling all aircraft operations while maintaining the highest level of safety possible and securing the appropriate separation prescribed by regulations implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration.Because of this mission, ATC is a
  • Scott AFB ‘Crash Crew’ keeps flight line safe

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- While all aspects of firefighting are important, protecting military aircraft and the flight line are key priorities.That is where Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting or “Crash Crews” come in.Crash crews are trained to arrive on scene, fight fires, and provide a rescue path and recover/rescue personnel as the scene
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! performance honors heroes, keeping their legacy, sacrifice alive

    Anticipation builds as the narrator asks the audience to close their eyes. Drawing steadily closer, the faint sound of aircraft engines grows louder as eight World War II planes speed by overhead, their passing followed by several loud explosions. Sirens begin to wail as black smoke lingers in the air. “The date is December 7, 1941 and you are
  • Awesome crowds, stellar weather highlight ‘showcase’ event

    After almost two years of preparation and a century in the making, Scott Air Force Base celebrated its 100 years of service with the 2017 Centennial Airshow and Open House June 10-11.“I think the air show was not only an exciting way to commemorate 100 years of service at Scott AFB, but also a great opportunity to give something back to the