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  • Giving right down to the bone

    In 2001, a senior airman broadcaster stationed at Osan Air Base, Korea, was covering a story about the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program drive when he was asked if he wanted to register. Not thinking much of it, the Airman registered with a fast blood sample, not knowing that one day he would save someone's
  • Blind patriots keeping Scott connected to the world

    Each day, 375th Communications Squadron phone operators answer about 1,800 incoming calls connecting callers to offices on base and deployed servicemembers with their families. It is a daunting task. It would be tough for anyone to navigate the 14,000 phone lines and more than 20,000 phone numbers on base. Now, imagine doing it all with your eyes
  • 'Relay for life', A family affair

    While stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo., then Airman Christopher Kaelin, volunteered to participate in Relay For Life just to get out of the dorms. Now, a technical sergeant at the 375th Communications Support Squadron Application Development supervisor, is O'Fallon Relay For Life event chair. Dr. Gordy Klatt, a
  • Retied chief relates football with life, name one of eight coaches in Illinois

    An Air Mobility Command headquarters Security Forces deployment manager was recognized as one of eight youth football coaches in Illinois throughout the 2008 National Football League season. O'Fallon Little Panthers coach, Dave Mathis, was recognized by Casey's General Store and the St. Louis Rams Foundation for his commitment to youth football and
  • Staying on target: 375th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms

    Last year more than 2,600 Team Scott personnel were trained to be straight shooters, all thanks to the Combat Arms instructors at Scott. "They usually come in 90 days prior to deploying," said Tech. Sgt. Mark Sanchez, 375th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms instructor. "We also do in-garrison training that is specific to duty like augmentees."
  • Help from Above: More than a slogan on a patch

    A warfighter has just been wounded on the battlefield. As seconds seem like hours they hear the whirl of a helicopter in the distance. The next thing they know, there is a medic treating your wounds and taking them to safety and treatment. Tech. Sgt. David Denton, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, senior flight medic repeated this scenario
  • Scott Recycling Center-A second chance at life for paper, plastic and glass

    With all the projects in the works to use resources wiser, many may forget the easiest way to be "green" - recycling. The Scott Recycling Collection Area, which is manned by four contractors from Challenge Unlimited, accepts many recyclables. "By law, each base is required to divert solid waste by 40 percent," said Carla Daggitt, 375th Civil
  • The Keymaster

    There are hundreds of buildings on Scott. Inside those buildings are hundreds of locks and one man holds the key. Staff Sgt. Norman Fabregat-LeBlanc, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, is responsible for all of the locks on every door on the entire base. "Locksmithing is just another part of our career field," Sergeant LeBlanc
  • The pipes, the pipes are calling…

    Imagine the Scottish moors in the cool early morning hours. As the fog rolls in off the Loch the faint sound of bagpipes can be heard in the distance. Although the trip to Scotland may not be a reality, hearing bagpipes on Scott Air Force Base is very real thanks to Tech. Sgt. John Cooper, 561st Network Operations Squadron Detachment 5, NCOIC
  • When you wish upon a star...One lucky girl gets the wish of a lifetime granted

    Pink letters on a purple t-shirt read "I stayed at St. Louis Children's Hospital and all I got was a silly new liver". The t-shirt is the favorite wardrobe item of 9-year-old Rachael Sansoucie, who just received a new liver after waiting a lifetime. Rachael is the stepdaughter of Darren Parks, 561st Network Operating Systems Detachment 3 system