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  • Fallen Airman’s sister befriends survivor of fatal crash, together they grieve loss

    On Oct. 15, 2015, a helicopter crash in Afghanistan claimed the lives of five passengers. Among the deceased were two British troops, a French contractor, and two Airmen: Master Sgt. Gregory Kuhse, assigned to the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, and Maj. Phyllis Pelky, United States Air Force Academy assistant professor
  • Retirees share part of their history at annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Col. John Howard, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander welcomed retirees to Scott Air Force Base’s 32nd Annual Retiree Appreciation Day.Retirees had the opportunity to take advantage of information booths from organizations such as the American Legion, Red Cross, Air Force Sergeants Association, Veteran’s Affairs, and
  • Fallen Airman’s sister receives Scott’s first Gold Star Family Card

    Cathy Berlin-Obregon walks up to the Scott Air Force Base Visitor’s Center wearing a navy blue Air Force Academy shirt. Dog tags hang from a chain around her neck, and she is surrounded by a crew of friends who’ve come to support her. She is moments from receiving Scott Air Force Base’s first Gold Star Family Card.The Gold Star Family Program is an
  • Hoff retires after 35 years

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- It’s been 35 years—35 years of hard work and dedication—and all anyone else of the 375th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Scott Air Force Base is asking for is just one more year.That is, except Alice Hoff.At long last, however, Hoff is retiring after a highly successful career. She will certainly be missed, as she made
  • Remembering Iyana during Sickle Cell Awareness Month

    Wrapped around Tech Sgt. Shonda Blanks’ wrist is a purple bracelet labelled with a name: Iyana. It’s bordered by two hearts and is followed by the words, “Missing you until we meet again.” “One of (Iyana’s) best friends had it made for her, my kids, and me,” said Blanks, looking down at the band, later adding that purple was one of Iyana’s favorite colors. It’s just one of the ways Blanks hopes to continue the memory of her daughter, who was only 15 years old when Sickle Cell Disease unexpectedly took Iyana’s life in 2017.
  • Scott Event Center welcomes new head chef

    East St. Louis native Armondo Lamar Sanders Sr., who once worked as a chef in the Army, returns to service for Scott Air Force Base—this time as the new head chef at the Scott Event Center.
  • Scott becomes hub for C-17, AE relief efforts after Hurricane Irma tears through Fla., Caribbean islands

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --Scott Air Force Base became a safe-haven for 12 Charleston, S.C.,-based C-17s and then turned into a hub for staging both air supply and aeromedical evacuation missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Team Scott had quickly ramped up to support more than 250 maintenance and aircrew members, along with 50 evacuees and
  • 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron joins the response to hurricane disaster

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base joined humanitarian relief efforts by mobilizing the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron on Aug. 30 in the wake of catastrophic Hurricane Harvey, which has caused historical and life-threatening flooding in the states of Texas and Louisiana.375th AES personnel will be staged at Little Rock Air
  • Criminal justice intern leaves her mark at Scott

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill -- When Ginger Stockett was granted an internship practicum serving with the 375th Security Forces Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, the Lindenwood Belleville criminal justice student knew that she’d never forget the experience.What Stockett didn’t know when she started her 150 hours of service in July was that she would
  • Scott Chapel hosts monthly ‘Dorm Dinner’

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.On Aug. 8, the Scott Air Force Base First Sergeant’s Group cooked and served dinner to the Airmen currently residing in Scott’s on-base dormitories.While the First Sergeants are always synonymous with the Air Force’s No. 1 resource—its people—this particular event was actually a joint venture generated by another group of