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  • Toastmasters invites members to gain leadership skills

    Scott Air Force Base members have worked together to help make Toastmasters, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders, an officially distinguished club. The certified club is built on an education program that has existed since 1924. Through Toastmasters, members earn certifications
  • How to de-stress after the holidays

    The holiday season often brings unwelcomed stress and for some depression as well. But it's no wonder why, the holidays present an array of demands -- parties, crowds, shopping, cooking, cleaning, weight gain and debt, to name just a few, and can still be rough to deal with after the holidays.Master Sgt. Jennifer Mueller, 375th Mental Health flight
  • AMC helps spark interest in science, technology through robotics

    A state-champion robotics team called "Robo Raiders" showcased their winning style during a demonstration here Jan. 24 in an effort to spark interest in the science, technology, engineering and math fields--commonly referred to as STEM.The team was one of several invited here by a STEM advisory group within Air Mobility Command in an effort to
  • Public Health team bonds: 'I will never leave an Airman behind'

    Editor's note: The member diagnosed with Leukemia requested their name not be published. "I will never leave an Airman behind" is a phrase from the Airman's Creed and one that the Scott Clinic Public Health flight team embodied as they came to the aid of a fellow Wingman diagnosed with Leukemia. When the Airman, who requested not to be identified,
  • Sergeant continues family tradition with 'Sounds of Harmony'

    At the age of 10, he was asked by his father to be a part of something that would forever change his life.Blessed with a gift that had been genetically passed down to him from his father and grandfather before him, he accepted the invitation to join his father's barbershop quartet. Barbershop is acapella style music. All of the music is produced
  • Airman amasses huge comic book collection

    Super-speed, excessive strength, X-ray vision--realistically, no human can obtain these skills naturally, but comic books provide a way to vicariously live through the lives of fictional characters who do have these abilities. And for Airman 1st Class Jeremy Evans, 375th Communication Squadron, the excitement of a getting a new comic book shows
  • Scott Sergeant balances work and single motherhood

    According to Defense Department statistics, approximately 146,000 single military parents served in 2008,. This accounts for 6.6 percent of the total force and 5.3 percent of active-duty personnel. There are 15,000 single parents in the Air Force and female service members are twice as likely to be single parents.Tech. Sgt. Jeanette Wilinski, Air
  • Airman learns communication skills in resiliency class

    This article is part of a feature series on how military members and their families apply skills learned in base resilience course by Airman 1st Class Jacob Eckhardt.The divorce rate in America is about 50 percent and one main contributing factor that leads to divorce is the lack of communication, according to a study done by the U.S. Census
  • Band of Mid-America features local musician

    "It is an incredible feeling to be able to play music and represent the Air Force where I grew up," said St. Louis native, Airman 1st Class Chris Haughey, a bassist for Air Force's Band of Mid-America stationed at Scott Air Force Base since 2011. "I would be honored to represent the Air Force anywhere, but it does make it more special to be near
  • Airman helps friend using lessons from resiliency class

    This article is part of a feature series on how military members and their families apply skills learned in base resilience course by Airman 1st Class Jacob Eckhardt.Senior Airman Kayla Becker-Botero, 375th Force Support Squadron customer support technician, used her resiliency training skills to save her friend's life in March.Her friend was