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  • Red Cross gives more than just blood

    The American Red Cross is a very active organization. Some of the volunteerism the Red Cross does includes hosting blood drives, taking care of people when disasters occur, promoting preparedness and taking care of servicemembers. Another opportunity the Red Cross provides is the YouthCorps. The YouthCorps has been around since 1917 when the Junior
  • Preparing for the unthinkable

    New parents often complain with love that their babies grow up too quickly. But at around seven months old, Elise Rochman's parents began to worry the opposite - that she wasn't growing up quickly enough. Elise still wasn't sitting up on her own, a task normally mastered between four and seven months. Not wanting to be an overanxious mother, and
  • Enlisted aides key to Air Force success

    As an enlisted aide to the commander of Air Mobility Command, Master Sgt. Thad Payne is among the few, select Airmen who directly serve a general officer each day. His duties as Gen. Arthur Lichte's aide place him among only six aides at Scott Air Force Base - one of only four in all of AMC. "This is the best job in the Air Force," Sergeant Payne
  • Work may begin soon on Heritage Airpark

    An idea 25 years in the making may soon be a reality. Tentative plans have been made to begin work on the Scott Heritage Airpark as early as next month. "Our plans call for three phases," retired Air Force Col. Larry Strube, Heritage Airpark Committee chairman, said. "We are trying to raise $1.5 million to cover those phases. We think that will be
  • JTF Scott Airman showcases talent at Arch Madness

    Almost 25,000 people were held captivated at the Scottrade Center on March 8 before the Missouri Valley Conference championship's Arch Madness kicked off. It wasn't waiting for their favorite teams to take the court that had attendees holding their breath though. It was Tech. Sgt. Kristine Keyser's renditions of the national anthem and God Bless
  • Scott ASF returns injured servicemembers home

    As one of three aeromedical evacuation distribution hubs in the nation, servicemembers from Scott Air Force Base's Aeromedical Staging Facility play a vital role in the Air Force's AE mission, which moves more than 12,000 patients yearly. "Our mission is two-fold," said Lt. Col. Terry Prizer, 375th ASF flight commander. "We transfer patients from
  • Joint Total Force Scott: Wings seamlessly integrated into operations

    One of the most unique aspects of Scott Air Force Base is the working conglomeration of joint services, as well as active-duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, which has come to be known as Joint Total Force Scott. "JTF Scott is truly one of a kind when it comes to being a joint total force base," said Col. Al Hunt, 375th Airlift Wing
  • Scott Veterinary Clinic is a valuable resource for pet owners

    Whether you prefer man's best friend, furry feline or maybe something more exotic, the Veterinary Clinic is here to serve pet owners of Scott Air Force Base. The mission of the Veterinary Clinic is to provide high quality medical support, low cost service, pet ownership tips and much more to small animal owners. "While we no longer do surgical
  • Command Post: The eyes and ears of Scott AFB

    It's 3:30 a.m., and most servicemembers at Scott Air Force Base are sleeping. In one room, however, there's a bustle of activity as preparations are made to recall personnel as for an exercise. "As a 24-hour operation, the 375th Airlift Wing Command Post assumes many responsibilities after hours," said Lt. Col. Mike Kayser, 375th AW/CP commander.
  • Joint Total Force Scott members create 'kingdom' in Swansea

    The Village of Swansea and Joint Total Force Scott worked hand in hand to improve the community when volunteers joined together to build the Swansea Kingdom Playground. Plans for the park, built completely by volunteers, started in May when John Dean, designer from Leather and Associates of Ithaca, New York, spent a day talking to local area
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