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  • Airman’s invention for safer hitch bar could affect entire trucking industry

    There’s an innovative idea from a Scott Air Force Base Airman that could affect the entire trucking industry.The “Meyer’s Bar,” nicknamed after its inventor, Staff Sgt. Joshua Meyer, is a 5-foot reinforced steel bar that has been constructed to support a lowboy trailer’s hydraulic gooseneck hitch to prevent it from bending. Before Meyer’s
  • Scott’s history has family connections

    Editor’s note: Below is an excerpt from the Jan. 6 Centennial Kickoff program.By Lt. Col. Matthew GettyMaster of Ceremony for the Centennial KickoffScott Air Force Base has an incredible story of innovation, communication and excellence. It started as a pilot training base during World War I, transitioning to a lighter-than-air station and then as
  • Military, community leaders send congratulatory messages

    Gen. Dave GoldfeinAir Force Chief of Staff“Scott Airmen, Community Partners, Families and Friends: 229 years ago, our founding fathers signed their names to the United States Constitution. And for the past century, Scott Airmen signed their names to history—supporting and defending our Nation’s most fundamental principles.Today, you serve in the
  • This is the season to reach out to others

    We are in a season of preparation as we approach the end of year holidays. Units are having holiday parties, families are hanging lights, individuals are decorating their offices, and everyone is making a list. In the midst of all the busyness, joy abounds. Anticipation is brewing. Children are fixated on their countdowns and asking “Mommy and
  • AFRC/AMC Partnership: Two commands have a long history of successful associations

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on the close working relationship Air Force Reserve Command and Air Mobility Command have enjoyed since 1968. Future stories will focus on current successful AFRC/AMC partnerships and how the commands are planning to maintain and expand their relationship into the future. On April 6, 1968,
  • Scott’s Guardians: 835th COS

    It’s been one year since the activation of the 835th Cyberspace Operations Squadron on Scott AFB. It has been a busy year for these Airmen standing up a new unit, so much so that referring to them as newbies, junior varsity, or rookies would be selling short this team of all stars.The Guardians, as they are known in the cyber community, maintain
  • The goal collector: Thomas triumphs one mile at a time

    For 25-year-old 1st Lt. Lauryn Thomas, running is more than just a hobby. She has trained very hard, and with the help and support of a running group at Scott Air Force Base, “The Road Warriors,” she ran the 2015 Chicago Marathon in 3:28, qualifying her for the Boston Marathon—a life-long goal.She will travel to Boston next April to compete in the
  • Fitness specialist overcomes bullying, health crisis to become an elite racer

    At the time Nicole Wilcox tightened her shoelaces for her 13th marathon of the year, she had already run the distance of the West Coast and qualified for the Boston Marathon twice. Each step added to 1,400 miles of pavement she ran in 2016, but it also took her deeper into a life-long journey to find the unconditional self-acceptance that she’d
  • Love knows no distance, love has no bounds

    Not only is Staff Sgt. Alicia Drummond an Airman but she is also a mother to her 2-year-old daughter Raelynn Durham.Military families face the challenge of preparing for the unknown. Due to deployments, Raelynn has spent her first two years of life loving her father, Staff Sgt. Deron Durham, through Skype.Following the deployment, Durham completed
  • A family who travels together and serves together stays together

    Ret. Air Force Master Sgt. Almont Shortsleeves, who currently works at the 618th Air Operations Center, is the father of Master Sgt. Michael Shortsleeves, Cyberspace Support Squadron.Together, they have experienced one of the greatest benefits to the military life: traveling. “It’s enabled my family and I to learn about other countries’ cultures
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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: While our Airmen are rubbing shoulders with @usairforce top leaders at #AFA, we also are taking a moment to raise a glass to…
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