Scott Air Force Base
404 W. Martin Street Scott AFB, IL 62225
Scott Air Force Base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing and is also home to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 932d Airlift Wing and the Illinois Air National Guard’s 126th Air Refueling Wing, the latter two units being operationally gained by AMC.
The primary mission of Scott Air Force Base is global mobility. The base commands and controls all logistics of United States military in air, over land and across the sea. Team Scott sets policies and executes all air mobility operations. The installation is responsible for providing United States aeromedical evacuation capabilities, fly operational support airlift in the C-21, and air refueling missions in the KC-135. Scott Air Force Base supplies forces to theater combatant commanders.
It was announced in June 2014 that two new cyber security squadrons will be added to the three currently on base. Its airfield is also used by civilian aircraft, with civilian operations at the base referring to the facility as MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. MidAmerica has operated as a Joint Use Airport since beginning operations in November 1997.
Directions from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: Get on I-70 E Continue on I-70 E. Take I-64 E to IL-158 W/Air Mobility Dr in O’Fallon Take exit 19A from I-64 E Continue on IL-158 W/Air Mobility Dr to your destination in Scott Air Force Base
The 24-hour arrival point at Scott is the lodging office. Lodging is located at 1812 Winters Street (across from the Dining Facility, Child Development Centers and Metro Link Station). Visitors to Scott AFB can enjoy their stay in the new VQ! It features a new 6 story, 284 room, 17 suite lodging facility with 2 conference rooms, an exercise room and Rickenbacker’s Coffee Shop.
Base Newcomers’ Orientation is hosted at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (building 1650) and is held every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 am. Newcomers’ Orientation is mandatory for all newly arrived personnel at Scott AFB. Spouses are encouraged to attend either the Newcomers’ Orientation with the member or attend the Team Scott Heart Link, an orientation to the military and Scott AFB, held quarterly. Spouses may contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center at (618) 256-8668 for more information on the Heart Link program.
Air Force personnel serviced by host wing Military Personnel Section (all 375th units, 635th units, AFNIC, and 15 OWS).
On your first duty day after arriving on base, report to the MPS (Military Personnel Section) Customer Support Office located in Building P-10. The MPS is closed on the 2nd Thursday of each month for wing training day and by appointment only on Wednesday of each month. Upon in-processing all members will receive an information sheet regarding reporting instructions. When reporting to the Customer Support Office, bring personnel records and two copies of your orders and amendments, supervisor info, and new duty phone number (if known). The Scott AFB First Term Airmen Center (FTAC) program and Newcomers’ Orientation is mandatory for all newly arrived enlisted first term Airmen, first duty station, assigned to Scott.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in an Illinois school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
St. Clair Children & Family Services Department (618) 277-1657
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Illinois Department of Human Services (309) 794-9530
St. Clair County Animal Services (618) 235-0585
St. Clair County Sheriff Office (618) 277-3505
Base Operator (618) 256-2341
Civilian Personnel Office (618) 256-3914
Dental Headquarters (618) 256-6667
ID/CAC Card Processing (618) 256-8897
Information and Referral (800) 555-8355
Legal Services and JAG (618) 256-3542
Medical Appointments (618) 256-9355
NAF Human Resources Officer (618) 256-3831
Privatized housing, Scott Family Housing, is managed by Hunt Companies.
Privatized housing is not only comparable to housing in the local area, but offers some amenities not always found in other communities and neighborhoods. Scott privatized housing residents enjoy two large community centers with indoor swimming pools, meeting rooms and recreation areas for their exclusive use. Scott Family Housing also offers parks, playgrounds and walking trails enhancing family quality of live.
Prospective residents should begin their application process with the Military Housing Referral Office, co-located with the Scott Family Housing leasing office, located at 4570 George Washington Drive in the Patriot’s Landing housing area. The Military Housing Referral Office may be reached at (618) 744-9882/9880. The Scott Family Housing leasing office may be reached at (618) 746-4911.
5.1 miles from base
Great location and close to everything you need. Large lots and decent HOA. Rush hour traffic can sometimes be difficult.
6.2 miles from base
Very well kept neighborhood. Easily walk to the parks, bike trail and metro. Family friendly are close to shopping.
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In Shiloh, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 89°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 26 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 29 to February 28, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F.
Residents in Shiloh, IL enjoy a cost of living index of 102. This index is 3% higher than the Illinois average, and 2% higher than the national average.
Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Shiloh, IL, the average cost of goods and services is 10% lower than it is in Illinois, and it is 9% lower than the national average.
St. Louis supports internationally recognized institutions and organizations, and cultural and informational opportunities abound. Residents and visitors young and old enjoy the zoo, science center, opera, theater, art museum, symphony and more, and five-star restaurants and corner bistros offer fine dining and casual dinners alike. St. Louis has great fairs and festivals with themes that reflect the area’s cultural heritage and traditions: A sampling would include Fair St. Louis, St. Louis Strassenfest, the Blues Festival, Taste of St. Louis, the Greek Festival and the Great Forest Park Balloon Race and Festival.
Downtown you will find the popular Scottrade Center (formerly the Savvis Center) as well as 1995’s opening of the Edward Jones Dome (at America Center), now a major city institution. Riverfront gaming complements other downtown attractions, including Busch Stadium, Laclede’s Landing and the Arch Grounds. Union Station, a redeveloped train station, and the St. Louis Center have the convenience of shopping malls, while the historical Soulard Market is alive with the bustle of outdoor vendors. St. Louis ranks high for medical institutions, universities and quality of life and is a hub for industrial and corporate headquarters.
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