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  • Contracting specialists crucial to mobility, warfighting efforts

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – On his first day of technical training, Airman 1st Class Sean Leigh learned the importance of his job when his instructor told a story of how a simple contract helped protect the lives of Airmen on the front lines.   His instructor said that Security Forces personnel had been using concrete to fill in the holes made by
  • Transition Assistance Program prepares service members for life after military

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- Transitioning from military life to civilian status can be a daunting process for many people, but, with the help of Scott’s Airman and Family Readiness Center, it can be a smooth one with the help of the Transition Assistance Program.“I came into the military when I was 18 years old; this is my first job,” said TAP
  • Keep exploring, improving morale with Outdoor Recreation activities

    No matter what the season, Outdoor Recreation aid Jess Petot is there planning and then driving a bus to take Scott Airmen and their families to an adventure.Having grown up in Southern Illinois, Petot said she likes to use the trips to show people that “it’s not flat and boring out here.”She said people tend to think there’s nothing to do out
  • Scott Airman recognized with Air Force-level award

    Each year since 1956, the Air Force Association has recognized the branch’s top enlisted personnel with the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year awards.Nominees are judged on leadership ability, job performance, community involvement, and self-improvement efforts. This year, a Scott Airman was among the 12 chosen.Senior Airman Brittany Fuentes, Air
  • BOMA vocalist shares stories of band’s impact across globe

    Senior Airman Anneke Bentley, vocalist with the Band of Mid-America, has shared her voice with countless audience members around the world.From a Veterans Affairs hospital in Chicago to an art institute in Djibouti, Bentley’s experiences highlight the band’s unique ability to connect people across all backgrounds. Bentley’s supervisor and fellow
  • 375th OSS CC reflects on heritage, learning leadership from late war chief grandfather

    Lt. Col. Maureen Trujillo-Andree, the 375th Operations Support Squadron commander, is Native American and has learned to balance military life with traditional customs and values.She grew up on the Cochiti Pueblo reservation in New Mexico until the seventh grade when she left to pursue an education at a nearby boarding school. Her ambitious spirit
  • Aeromedical evacuation teams provide assistance in St. Croix after hurricane

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- When aeromedical evacuation teams from Scott Air Force Base landed in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 28 to assist with recovery efforts, they saw a “mangled mess.”Tropical trees were ripped from their roots spread across the island.Power lines laid destroyed in the middle of the streets, and roads were left
  • Native American Airman shares rich culture with Team Scott

    The observance of Native American Heritage Month gives the DoD an opportunity to honor the 21,000 American Indian and Alaska Native service members and civilians, such as Staff Sgt. Marceline Williams, a member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.
  • Scott flight attendant nominated for A/TA award after saving missions, lives

    Each year, the Airlift/Tanker Association recognizes airmanship excellence in aircrew members with the Gen. Robert “Dutch” Huyser Award. Air Mobility Command is among the nine commands eligible to nominate one exceptional Airman, and a Scott Air Force Base flight attendant was selected as their 2016 nominee.Master Sgt. Shawn Hartel, 54th Airlift
  • 375th Air Mobility Wing welcomes Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Hickey

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- The 375th Air Mobility Wing officially welcomed its new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Hickey, and her family here Oct. 4, after arriving from Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.She and her husband, retired Chief Master Sgt. Tony Hickey, bring with them their blended family: his daughter, Amber, 24, who lives in
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