SCOTT AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome

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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.

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About Scott

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Location

Scott is located in southwestern Illinois and is 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. read more

Scott Field

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A History of Showcase Achievements

Achievements

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.

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375th Air Mobility Unit

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Command and Control

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. read more

375th Operations Group

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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.

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375th Mission Support Group

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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.

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375th Communications Group

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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.

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375th Medical Group

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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.

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Team Scott Partners

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U.S. Transportation Command

The U.S. Transportation Command is responsible for creating and implementing world-class global logistics solutions in support of the president, secretary of defense and combatant commander assigned missions. USTRANSCOM, one of 10 combatant commands, provides common user and commercial air, land and sea transportation; terminal management; and aerial refueling to support the global deployment, employment, sustainment and redeployment of U.S. forces.

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Base Services & Facilities

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Air Passenger Travel

The air passenger terminal provides all information for space-available travel. Customers may obtain recorded flight information by calling

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Checking In

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Before You Arrive

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. read more

Law Enforcement

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Emergency (911)

Emergency (911)

Locally, the entire 911 system is governed by the Illinois Commerce Commission and is fully integrated with the St. Clair County Emergency 911 system. The 911 system can be dialed from any base, commercial or public pay telephone and is answered at the law enforcement desk. At Scott, the system has been upgraded to the “Enhanced 911” system. This new system automatically displays the originating caller’s identity, home address and telephone number to the dispatcher. If the caller cannot speak, the dispatcher will immediately dispatch a patrol to investigate the call. Once connected, the first statement a caller should make is: “THIS IS A (medical, police, fire) EMERGENCY.” The 911 dispatcher has the ability to transfer appropriate calls to the Fire Department. After connecting to the dispatcher, NEVER hang up until directed to do so by the dispatcher or the responding on-scene patrol. Use of the 911 system is authorized when a potential threat to life, limb, eyesight, or property occurs and requires an immediate response from one or more public safety agencies. Misuse of the 911 service is a punishable offense under Illinois law. It is also prohibited to pre-program “911” into any type of speed dial home or business telephone options.

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Where to Live

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The Housing Office

The Housing Office acts as the focal point for housing relocation and referral assistance. Emphasis is placed on locating adequate, affordable temporary and permanent housing. All Department of Defense installations have deployed the Automated Housing Referral Network which is a nationwide, joint service, DoD-sponsored website that offers a 24/7 single source of available housing to incoming military members and their families. The website is accessible at www.ahrn.com and connects service members with local property managers, often facilitating a door-to-door move that saves time, expense and headaches. read more

Surrounding Communities

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St. Louis

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 kicks off to mark the 50th year of the Arch itself.

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