Maintaining the largest weapons system > Scott Air Force Base > News

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – In the hot deserts of Kuwait, it may seem hard to keep up with all the Aircraft taking off and touching down, but the Airmen of airfield management keep things running smoothly with a fierce set of eyes and a firm attention to detail across the flight line. Tech. […]

Lieutenant General Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada > Scott Air Force Base > News

Lt. Gen. Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada was a pioneer of aerial refueling, an architect of U.S. tactical air power, and was a key U.S. Army Air Forces leader during WWII in the European Theater of Operations. After WWII, he was the commander of Tactical Air Command and the first head of the Federal Aviation Administration. […]

Team Tether support Operation Allies Refuge > Scott Air Force Base > News

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Across the Air Force Airmen banded together to evacuate approximately 120,000 American citizens and Afghan evacuees during Operation Allies Refuge from the Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan. The operation itself, to date, is the largest noncombatant evacuation operation of its kind in Air Force history. When one thinks of […]

Maj. Manuel John “Pete” Fernandez, Jr. > Scott Air Force Base > News

Major Manuel John “Pete” Fernandez, Jr. (1925-1980) Maj. Manuel John “Pete” Fernandez, Jr. was the third highest scoring U.S. Air Force and American ace of the Korean War with 14.5 victories. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star for extraordinary heroism in Korea on March 21, 1953. Pete Fernandez was born in Key […]

Security Forces stop gate runners > Scott Air Force Base > News

Scott Air Force Base, Ill. — The 375th Security Forces Squadron has great pride in providing security and safety to Team Scott personnel, members and residents. Recently, there were two different incidents where individuals drove past the gate guard without rendering proper identification. The purpose of the gate guard is to positively identify and validate […]

family, balance, connection > Scott Air Force Base > News

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — The Showcase Wing welcomed its newest commander July 1, and Col. Chris Robinson, along with his wife, Stephanie, both said they are excited to be part of Team Scott once again, focusing on its Airmen, families and mission sets.   They’re both natives from Charlotte, North Carolina, with “Stephanie […]

375th Air Mobility Wing 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony > Scott Air Force Base > News

U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Robinson, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, addresses Airmen during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, September 10, 2021. Military members, first responders and friends and family of Team Scott gathered to pay their respects and remember the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on September 11, […]

Lessons in Risk Management > Scott Air Force Base > News

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill — If you are anything like me, when you hear the word ‘safety’, you likely have something that immediately comes to mind. When I was a child, being safe was following a ‘Walk, Don’t Run’ sign at the local pool. As I started driving, fastening my seat belt as I […]