Scott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located near Belleville, Illinois, in the southwestern part of the state. Here are some key points about Scott Air Force Base:

  1. Location: Scott AFB is situated approximately 25 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Its proximity to a major metropolitan area provides strategic access to transportation hubs, including Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and major interstate highways.

  2. History: Established in 1917, Scott Field (as it was originally known) was named after Corporal Frank S. Scott, the first enlisted service member to lose his life in an aviation accident. Over the years, it has evolved into a key installation for the United States Air Force, serving various roles including logistics, mobility, and communications.

  3. Mission: Scott AFB serves as the headquarters for several major commands within the U.S. Air Force, including the Air Mobility Command (AMC), the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), and the 18th Air Force. Its primary mission focuses on global airlift, aerial refueling, and logistics support.

  4. Units: The base hosts a variety of units and organizations, including the 375th Air Mobility Wing, responsible for providing rapid global mobility and sustainment operations. Additionally, it is home to the 618th Air Operations Center, which plans and executes airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation missions worldwide.

  5. Significance: Scott AFB plays a critical role in supporting U.S. military operations and humanitarian efforts around the globe. Its strategic location and capabilities make it a vital asset for maintaining air superiority, projecting power, and providing logistical support to deployed forces.

  6. Community: The base has a sizable military and civilian population, with various amenities and support services available to personnel and their families. These include housing, medical facilities, schools, recreational activities, and support programs aimed at enhancing the well-being of service members and their dependents.

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