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  • The WACs of Scott: Women’s Army Corps in World War II

    As stated in previous parts of this series, the women of the World War II-era were not free to serve in the same capacity as men but had the same desire to do so.  In earlier installments, we discussed civilian women supporting the Scott Field mission and the members of the Army Nurse Corps. 

  • Women's History Month; Katie Thaxton Lends a Helping Hand

    All Airmen need someone to rely on when they are in need, whether it be helping a wingman get resources when in a time of struggle, or having someone to talk to when they feel unsafe.Scott Air Force Bases Violence Prevention Integrator Katie Thaxton ensures all of these resources are available to

  • U.S. Army Nurses of Scott Field in World War II

    While the previous installment of this series focused on the work of civilian women at Scott Field during the 1940s, women were not completely barred from the military. There were many obstacles in place restricting the capacity of their service but thousands of women found a way to aid their

  • Humans of Scott: 30 year art teacher reframes creativity at Scott

    Keyona Fisher, a creative at heart, passes on her knowledge of art to others and leaves an impact in their lives in a way they won't forget.For over 30 years, she was a high school art teacher. She now works as a picture framer at the Scott Arts and Crafts Center and has been a part of Team Scott

  • Civilian Women’s Contributions to Scott in World War II

    While today’s military has long acknowledged the impact of gender diversity in its ranks, there was a significant period where that was not the case. The Army Air Corps, the Army Air Forces, and the Air Force had various obstacles in place preventing women from truly serving alongside men.

  • Airman survives refugee camp, sets goal as immigration lawyer

    Until the age of 11, Airman 1st Class Salat Ali awoke each day believing he wouldn’t live to be 18.His family had fled the civil war in Somalia in the 1990s, and he was born and raised in a Kenyan refugee camp, along with another 250,000 people–all clinging to the hope that they would be resettled

  • Brothers for life: 2 Airmen grew up in same orphanage

    Senior Airman Sharrdan Long, 375th Medical Support Squadron MRI technologist would have never imagined finding one of his “brothers” during a typical day in the office. Little did he know that a routine medical appointment was just about to blossom into a lifelong friendship with Fernando Calvarese,

  • Breaking racial barriers, one generation at a time

    Master Sgt. Keith Green, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal unit flight chief, comes from a long line of service members. His great-uncle, Marlon Dewitt Green, is most famously known for breaking the airline industry color barrier—and his journey started in the Air Force.

  • Scott Field Radio School trained Tuskegee Airmen

    The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) and support Airmen who fought in World War II. They formed the 332d Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group (Medium) of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The term “Tuskegee Airmen” also

  • Stepping stones to success - Airman defies cultural norms

    Around the world, the United States is often referred to as a place of opportunity and freedom. For Senior Airman Elsie Anaglate, 435th Supply Chain Operations Squadron funds manager, moving to the U.S. and joining the Air Force allowed her to defy cultural norms towards women and pursue her her