SCOTT AFB
Scott AFB, IL 62225, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Welcome

Welcome to Scott Air Force Base, home of the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Air Mobility Command’s “Showcase Wing!” The 375th AMW enables Team Scott mission execution, provides mission-ready Airmen and capabilities, develops and cares for Airmen and their families, and fosters base and community partnerships.

About Scott

LOCATION

Scott is in southwestern Illinois, surrounded by the cities of Belleville, Shiloh, O’Fallon and Mascoutah. The Shiloh Gate, our primary vehicle entrance point, is 1.5 miles southeast of Interstate 64 (Exit 19A) at Route 158.

WEATHER

Located in the Central Time Zone, Scott experiences four definite seasons. Temperatures range from the low 90s in the summer to winter nights when temperatures drop into the mid-teens. The wettest months, May and June, average 4 inches of rainfall each. The average annual precipitation is 38inches.

BASE SIZE

Scott is spread over 2,900 acres with 59 miles of roadways.

POPULATION

The Scott community has a workforce of more than 13,000 personnel — including active duty, civilians, Air National Guard and Reserves. If you include the more than 9,700 family members and the total number of military retirees and their families, Scott serves nearly 40,000 people.

THE MISSION

Scott Air Force Base is a global mobility and transportation hub for the Department of Defense. The base is home to several command and control elements that represent logistics for the United States military in air, over land and across the sea in a true joint environment that brings together the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard members — active duty, Guard and Reserve. Team Scott partners are collectively responsible not only for managing the global mobility missions around the world but also aeromedical evacuation, senior leader airlift and aerial refueling capabilities for the Air Force and DOD. Scott AFB is home to some of the nation’s most important organizations — including U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) and the Air Force Network Integration Center, which are just a few of the 30 tenant units stationed here. It’s also one of four bases in the Air Force to host both a Reserve unit, the 932nd Airlift Wing, and an Air National Guard unit, the 126th Air Refueling Wing.

Scott Field

During World War I, Secretary of War Newton Baker advocated an expanded role for aviation. Business and political leaders on both sides of the Mississippi River wanted the Midwest to be chosen as a site for one of the new “flying fields.” Aerial expert Albert Bond Lambert joined the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and directors of the Greater Belleville Board of Trade to negotiate a lease agreement for nearly 624 acres of land.

375th Air Mobility Wing

The Scott Command Post serves as the nerve center from which the 375th AMW commander monitors and manages the readiness and response of the wing, coordinates the use of personnel and resources, and controls wing operations. The Command Post is co-located and consolidated with 932nd Airlift Wing (Reserve) personnel, operating 24 hours daily. It is an extension of the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center) and is the centralized command and control agency through which the 618th AOC (TACC) manages Air Mobility Command missions transiting Scott AFB. The Scott Command Post is a wing staff agency and is the wing commander’s representative responsible for emergency actions, operational reporting and mission monitoring. It is also responsible for reports to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff assessing the wing’s mission readiness.

375th Operations Group

The 375th Operations Group is comprised of an Aeromedical Evacuation, Operational Support, Air Refueling and three Airlift Squadrons; in addition to one Combat Flight Inspection Unit. The 375th Operations Group operates Aeromedical Evacuation systems using seven air mobility platforms for worldwide patient movement, conducts combat flight inspection of civilian and military airspace jointly with the Federal Aviation Administration, Senior Leader/Distinguished Visitor airlift missions utilizing two NC-21s, 17 C-21As and four Air Force Reserve C-40Cs aircraft, and Air Refueling missions utilizing nine Illinois Air National Guard KC-135R aircraft. Also, the 375th Operations Group is home to the only C-21A formal training unit in the United States Air Force in conjunction with deploying combat-ready Airmen worldwide.

375th Mission Support Group

The 375th Mission Support Group provides base-level support to all organizations assigned to Scott. The units that belong to the group provide a variety of services to the base community. The group is composed of five squadrons.

375th Communications Group

The 375th Communications Group enables combat power for the 375th Air Mobility Wing in its global reach mission by providing command, control, communications and computer support to the 375th AMW and its 31 tenant units. The group consists of two squadrons and a direct-reporting flight with more than 600 military and civilian personnel who help direct, control and enhance the command and control capabilities for Scott AFB. The two squadrons are 375th Communications Squadron and 375th Communications Support Squadron and the Plans and Resources Flight is a direct reporting flight.

375th Medical Group

The 375th Medical Group enables Team Scott mission execution by providing mission-ready medics and capabilities, and develops healthy Airmen and families while fostering base and community partnerships. The 375th MDG provides health services for more than 24,000 and sustains the readiness skills of more than 450 active-duty and Air Reserve Component personnel. The staff is responsible for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry, a unique military-civilian combined Family Medicine Residency, and two enlisted training programs in Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Ultrasound. The organization is designated as a pilot unit for the expeditionary patient aeromedical staging system (E-PASS), enabling the mission of Air Mobility Command’s surgeon general. Finally, the unit’s Medical Equipment Repair Center sustains 38 DOD sites over a 12-state region in addition to Air Mobility Command’s $11.6 million Patient Movement Item program. The 375th MDG is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, American Dental Association, and College of American Pathologists and has affiliations with the American Hospital Association and American Medical Association.

Team Scott Mission Partners

The 375th Air Mobility Wing hosts some of the nation’s most important organizations — including four headquarters, a Numbered Air Force, a Reserve airlift wing and an Air National Guard air refueling wing.

Base Services & Facilities

The air passenger terminal provides all information for space-available travel. Customers may obtain recorded flight information by calling 256-1854. For questions about space-available travel, call 256-3017. Hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. WingGate Travel provides customer information and tickets for government official travel only. Customer service hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and ticketing hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed all federal government holidays. WingGate Travel can be reached at 618-256-5397 or scott@winggatetravel.com.

Checking In

When considering what to bring in your carry-on luggage, include all items necessary for duty. Also, include all paperwork and important records required for in-processing. Your unaccompanied baggage will usually arrive 30 days after being shipped. If you have dependents, hand-carry some necessary basic living items with you. For an advance postal address, forward one copy of your orders to your sponsor, orderly room or the post office and request a temporary post office address. This often prevents a delay in mail reaching you. Temporary living quarters can be reserved by calling the lodging office at 256-1844/2045. You can also email your request to scottinn@scott.af.mil or fax your request to 256-6638. Contact your sponsor for assistance in reserving quarters. If you experience an emergency while en route to Scott, the Air Force Aid Society is available to assist you at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. If a situation arises between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 256-8668; after duty hours, call 256-5891. Keep records of all expenses incurred during your move. Your current outbound assignments unit should provide you with a checklist of tax tips for your PCS move.

Law Enforcement

The Shiloh and Belleville Gates are the main installation entry points. A current, valid military identification card is required. During normal operations, visitors accessing the installation with a sponsor who possess a DOD-approved credential do not require an AF Form 75, Visitor/Vehicle Pass. If the visit will last longer than 72 hours, an AF Form 75 is required. Phone is 618-256-4884.

Where to Live

Scott on-base housing is privatized, offering 1,593 family homes which are comprised of 325 homes for officers and 1,268 homes for enlisted personnel. Personnel with permanent change of station orders for Scott should contact their Housing Office before departure and complete a DD Form 1746, Application for Assignment to Housing. Upon receipt of your orders, housing will forward a rental referral to the privatized housing property manager.

Surrounding Communities

St. Louis, one of the largest cities in Missouri, is on the bank of the Mississippi River just below its junction with the Missouri River, and its downtown is less than 20 miles from Scott AFB. The metropolitan area encompasses 12 counties — seven in Missouri and five in Illinois. In 2013, the population of the city was approximately 318,000, with about a million people in surrounding St. Louis County. Because of its historic role in the nation’s westward expansion, St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West,” and the 630-foot stainless steel Gateway Arch, the nation’s loftiest man-made monument, commemorates this role. The 50th anniversary of the Gateway Arch riverboats, the Tom Sawyer and the Becky Thatcher, was in 2014, and in 2015, a yearlong celebration kicked off to mark the 50th year of the Arch itself.

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