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  • O'Fallon Dorms named Olympic champions

    The temperature at noon was 92 degrees Aug. 1. While most Airmen at Scott were returning from lunch to go back to the office, dorm residents returned home. The residents changed out of their uniforms and registered for the 2008 Dorm Olympics, hosted by the Dorm Council. The Dorm Olympics began with Col. Al Hunt, 375th Airlift Wing commander,
  • Ready, set, dive!

    One of the many programs Scott offers during the summer is a swimming class. The swimming class runs June through Aug. from 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the class holds practices and Tuesdays and Thursdays the class attends competitions against other local teams. The team is primarily run by Sharon Wilda, the swim team head coach.
  • Air refueling wing from Scott plays vital role worldwide

    (Editor's note: This is part two of a two part series on the 126th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135 Stratotanker mission.)The sun had only been up a couple of hours when the flight crew arrived to start their day at Scott Air Force Base. Their mission for that day was to travel high above Whiteman Air Force Base near Kansas City, Mo., and refuel A-10
  • Air National Guard key to missions around the world

    Many people refer to National Guard members as 'weekend warriors', but that simply isn't the case. Hundreds of Guard units operate missions and perform the same duties as any other active duty wing or squadron in the Air Force on a daily basis. One such unit is the 126th Air Refueling Wing at Scott Air Force Base, which performs daily refueling
  • Base pools behind the scenes

    Come on in, the water's fine...thanks to a lot of hard work. When you visit one of the three base swimming pools for a day of fun in the sun, you may not realize just how much work goes in to getting the facilities ready. Doug Hartung, 375th Services Squadron, Outdoor Recreation, explained operating the pools on a daily basis is a labor-intensive
  • “Nature Heals”

    Americans have demonstrated an altruistic streak when it comes to their military servicemembers. Many have donated money or time to charitable organizations dedicated to helping disabled veterans recover from wounds, both internal and external. Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, grassroots volunteer-based groups have cropped up across the country
  • Scott Airmen deliver

    A small, seldom noticed team of Scott Airmen stands as the first-line of defense against terrorist threats while performing a function vital to Defense Department missions world-wide. The 375th Communications Squadron Official Mail Center is responsible for processing and delivering letters and packages to more than 80 distribution offices,
  • 375th Airlift Wing Watching their P's and Q's

    If you attend any event at Scott Air Force Base that involves the wing commander, there is a small group that keeps things running smoothly, and most likely you will never even know they are there. The four members of the 375th Airlift Wing protocol office are responsible for planning and executing about 95 events each year for the wing and the
  • A real straight shooter

    A locally grown Airman has found a unique niche to highlight his already fulfilling Air Force life. About 18 months ago, Tech Sgt. Scott Hadley, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air patrol party, joined the Air Force shooting and has found a true passion. "I've been able to do a lot of cool stuff during my 15-year career," Sergeant
  • "It doesn't roll without POL"

    About 100,000 gallons of jet fuel are delivered to Scott Air Force Base each week, and there are 34 Airmen that get it where it needs to go. Members of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Fuels Management Flight work round the clock to keep aircraft flying, trucks working and cars rolling. "If it needs gas, we deliver it," said Airman 1st Class