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  • Scott History: 1960s

    As the remaining radio schools were phased out and relocated during the late 1950s, responsibility moved from the Air Training Command to the Military Air Transport Service, and Scott Air Force Base assumed a new role in the 1960s. During the early 60s, Scott primarily supported other units on base and also held the unique distinction of hosting
  • Scott History: 1950s

    Not all the Airmen who contributed directly to Scott missions were on the base in the 1950s. The buildings that made up the Belleville Air Force Station, informally called “Turkey Hill” were positioned in the rolling outskirts of Belleville. The location of the 798th Radar Squadron was chosen in 1949 for its high elevation in the region. The Airmen
  • Scott History: 1940s

    Radio operator-mechanics training was the primary mission of Scott Field during World War II. The Radio School began classes in October 1940 in Hangar 1 before moving to another area. With a slogan of, “The best damned radio operators in the world!” the 77,370 graduates were referred to as the WWII “eyes and ears of the Army Air Forces.” The Airmen
  • Scott History: 1930s

    Complete, non-stop mail service across the continent was first attempted by 2d Lt. John Fowler (unless he was Army the correct abbrev is 2d). A 40-pound sack of mail that was fastened to his airship was lowered by rope to a designated location, where it was placed on a second plane and transferred again. The entire operation lasted 15 minutes and
  • Scott History: 1917-1930

    During World War I, Secretary of War, Newton Baker, encouraged an expanded role for aviation. Business and political leaders on both sides of the Mississippi River wanted the Midwest to be the location of a new flying field. Aerial expert Albert Bond Lambert joined with the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and the directors of the Greater Belleville
  • Team Scott member 1 of 3 Algerian-born triplets serving today’s Air Force

    For one Algerian family, 6,600 miles was the distance between a life of struggle and a life of promise and opportunity. Their journey has carried them over thousands of miles, from a barren region in Africa to California’s Simi Valley where eventually the Harchaoui triplets—Myriam, Rabah and Warda—would join the U.S. Air Force. Scott Air Force Base
  • Public Health Cmdr. Chodacki helps with mental, emotional wellness during crisis, disasters

    After the Northeast was torn apart by wind and slammed by violent waters during Superstorm Sandy in 2014, Cmdr. Julie Chodacki, along with 400 other United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps members, deployed to assist those affected with getting their lives back on track.This was just one of six deployments in the past 10 years to
  • Scott AFB honored for its long partnership with local community

    Scott Air Force Base has been a shining beacon of the metro-east for 100 years.And the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce has recognized the base’s profound contributions to the community, selecting Scott for the Spirit of the Chamber Award. The Chamber will present SAFB the award at the 41st annual Salute to Business Awards on April 19 at the
  • Calvin achieves 55 years of volunteer service

    Francoise Calvin, a volunteer at the Satellite Pharmacy at Scott, achieved the milestone of 55 years of volunteer service for the Red Cross this year.Calvin started her volunteer efforts in 1962 as a nurse’s aid when her husband, retired Air Force Master Sgt. Walter Calvin, was stationed in the Philippines and she has volunteered at every base
  • Distracted driving can have consequences

    With ever increasing demands on people’s personal and professional time in today’s busy society, learning to juggle multiple tasks at once is something everyone faces daily. As a result, a new traffic safety epidemic has emerged on America’s roadways that demands immediate attention: distracted driving.In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000
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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 @US_TRANSCOM: @ScottAFB aeromedical Airmen use skills to respond to emergency on a commercial flight https://t.co/O1WMaMrmua
RT @BvilleILChamber: Welcome to our 19 newest Leadership Belleville members! This morning was our Kick-off Breakfast for our 21st class. Th…
RT @AFW2: #DYK: The 375th AMW at @ScottAFB maintains responsibility for the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron at Wright Patte…
RT @cmsaf18: Every leader of Airmen, supervisor, command team, friend and family member are looking for ways to keep our teammates from tak…
RT @375AMWCC: From the age of 3, I have always wanted to fly, and to accomplish that dream took persistence and dedication. I love flying a…
Thank you Belle Scott Committee and Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert who treated dorm residents to pizza and cookies, t… https://t.co/JRRt39hpDE
Congratulations to Col. J. Scot Heathman, new 375th Air Mobility Wing Commander! A warm welcome to Mary and Josh as… https://t.co/oGL3RGENaQ
Happy Birthday to our sister branch! https://t.co/77TZVPkShw
RT @DeptofDefense: Today is #FlagDay, a day proclaimed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag. 🇺🇸…
ICYMI: Our dining facility—once opened to only our junior enlisted members—is now open to all DOD ID card holders a… https://t.co/pqw8q7BgvS
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…