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  • 15th OWS’s top priority: To protect

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the 15th Operational Weather Squadron closely monitors more than 11 million square miles of territory that stretches from the American Northeast, through Canada, to Greenland and the ocean in between.Their forecasting helps protect more than 418,000 personnel and $226 billion in assets, as senior leaders
  • 17 September 1935 – The Maiden Flight of the Final and Most Modern Army Airship was Conducted at Scott Field

    Before the final demise of U.S. Army Air Corps lighter-than-air (LTA) operations, the LTA Airmen of Scott Field had the distinction of assembling the largest non-rigid airship ever constructed in the United States.
  • Scott service members serve as volunteer firefighters for local community

    Tech. Sgt. Thomas Dunlap is in the middle of CPR training with the O’Fallon Fire Department when the station’s alarms begin to blare. Within minutes, the room clears out, and Dunlap finds himself in full bunker gear, winding through traffic on a speeding fire engine.
  • Man's Best Wingman (video)

    The 375th Security Forces Squadron enlists the help of Military Working Dogs to keep the base safe. There is a lot of work that goes into these four-legged heroes. A significant portion of which goes into establishing bond between K-9 and handler. Check out the story of Staff Sgt. Christopher O'Brien and his K-9, Irk, to see why these guardians are man's best wingman.
  • IDRC ensures success of warfighting, humanitarian missions around globe

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Deploying service members often face feelings of anxiety and worry, but Airmen at the Installation Deployment Readiness Center work to relieve some of this stress by guiding them through the deployment process.As deployment managers for all units on Scott Air Force Base, the IDRC processes hundreds of deploying service
  • Scott Airmen hit all the right notes with Belleville Philharmonic

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Two Scott Airmen who perform as volunteer members of the Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra say that music not only fulfills personal goals, but also serves as a way for them to connect with the community.For Staff Sgt. Richard Ransom, a construction management technician with the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron, his
  • 345th Recruiting Squadron tasked with finding the best for growing Air Force

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- It takes a certain kind of person to be an Airman. Not just anyone can wear the uniform and lead Airmen into battle.The mission of Air Force recruiters is finding the ones who can.The 345th Recruiting Squadron directs and operates the recruiting activities of seven enlisted accession flights with approximately 84
  • A family of service members

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Family can mean many things and take on many forms. It is much more than genetics and history. For one family, it is about a shared commitment and an enduring legacy of service as more than 20 members associated with Senior Airman Andrea Aquino, 375th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, have served in the
  • Scott software app developers bring efficiencies to AMC

     SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Since 2003, software application developers at Scott Air Force Base have developed 18 applications that improved the speed of decision making for Air Mobility Command customers while transporting personnel and cargo to their destination more rapidly. “If there’s a problem someone is having, we can make a software
  • Military spouses connect to support commanders, families, each other

    Within minutes of receiving a phone call about her active duty wife’s deployment, Reyna Williams said she found support and comfort from the Scott Air Force Base spouse community.“I was honestly calling everyone saying, ‘O.K., I need you guys,’” she said. “Nobody understands that like a military spouse.”Because of the unique challenges that