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  • 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
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! performance honors heroes, keeping their legacy, sacrifice alive

    Anticipation builds as the narrator asks the audience to close their eyes. Drawing steadily closer, the faint sound of aircraft engines grows louder as eight World War II planes speed by overhead, their passing followed by several loud explosions. Sirens begin to wail as black smoke lingers in the air. “The date is December 7, 1941 and you are
  • Awesome crowds, stellar weather highlight ‘showcase’ event

    After almost two years of preparation and a century in the making, Scott Air Force Base celebrated its 100 years of service with the 2017 Centennial Airshow and Open House June 10-11.“I think the air show was not only an exciting way to commemorate 100 years of service at Scott AFB, but also a great opportunity to give something back to the
  • Scott History: 2010 & Beyond

    Scott Air Force Base added and renovated multiple buildings to help improve work conditions and the Quality of Life on base, starting in 2010. In 2016 alone, Scott significantly renovated the Fitness Center, which included new equipment, new flooring, new paint, roof repair, and installed of free WiFi. The James Sports Center installed three
  • Scott History: 2000s

    Through the U.S. Transportation Command and the Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB became a vital part of the Global War on Terrorism. In response to the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, Scott AFB deployed 12 flight crews assigned to six C-9 Nightingale aircraft to Andrews AFB, Va., along with 25 physicians, intensive care nurses and CPR
  • Scott History: 1990s

    The 90s saw multiple organizational movements and realignments that impacted Scott Air Force Base’s purpose and mission. Starting in the early 90s, the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing and the United States Air Force Medical Center Scott were realigned under the 22nd Air Force while the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing was re-designated as the 375th
  • Scott History: 1980s

    During the 1980s Scott renovated many older structures and built new ones. A new precision Measurement Equipment Lab was completed in March 1981. To provide Military Airlift Command with dedicated communications to ensure rapid response during crises, Air Force Communications Command activated the Airlift Communications Division at Scott on June 1,
  • Scott History: 1970s

    From 1967-70, a total of 75,000 battlefield casualties were brought to the United States. Throughout that same period, the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing’s domestic aeromedical evacuation system moved an average of 60,600 patients a year. During the 1970s, Scott Air Force Base and the 375th AAW continued their involvement in aeromedical airlift. In
  • Scott History: 1960s

    As the remaining radio schools were phased out and relocated during the late 1950s, responsibility moved from the Air Training Command to the Military Air Transport Service, and Scott Air Force Base assumed a new role in the 1960s. During the early 60s, Scott primarily supported other units on base and also held the unique distinction of hosting
  • Scott History: 1950s

    Not all the Airmen who contributed directly to Scott missions were on the base in the 1950s. The buildings that made up the Belleville Air Force Station, informally called “Turkey Hill” were positioned in the rolling outskirts of Belleville. The location of the 798th Radar Squadron was chosen in 1949 for its high elevation in the region. The Airmen