Scott AFB: Then and Now
Scott Field began as an aviation-training field for World War I pilots in August 1917 when the 11th and 21st Aero Squadrons from Kelly Field, Texas arrived. The first flight from Scott Field occurred on Sept. 2, 1917. Scott Air Force Base, home to the Air Mobility Command, is also the headquarters of the U.S. Transportation Command and coordinates transportation across all military services.
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