Scott AFB is a global mobility and transportation hub for the DoD. 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 joint environment that brings together all branches and all service members, alike!
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 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.
The base is located in southwestern Illinois. It is approximately 20 miles east of St. Louis near historic Belleville, Ill. The surrounding communities offer the best of Midwestern living with the excitement of a large metropolitan area just across the mighty Mississippi River.
The history of Scott Air Force Base dates back to World War I, when 624 acres of land became a new airfield near Belleville, Illinois. Scott Air Force Base is the only Air Force base in the United States named after an enlisted airman. After Corporal Frank S. Scott’s death in 1917, the government announced the base would be named after Corporal Scott.
Scott AFB to carry out the proper execution, provide mission ready Airmen and capabilities, develop and care for Airmen and their families, while fostering base and community partnerships. Be the Air Force’s premier mission execution and support platform. Streamline operations, integrate with mission and community partners, and modernize capabilities and infrastructure; achieving success by training and developing Airmen with the highest professional standards grounded in a culture of integrity, service and excellence.
The Scott community has a total population of 41,204
· Active Duty military – 5,533
· Civilians – 5,085
· Air Force Reserve – 1,519
· Air National Guard – 865
· Family Members (Dependants): 9,870
· Retired Military – 18,332
Personnel, who are in PCS status or house-hunters on permissive temporary duty assignment, may make reservation requests with the lodging office as soon as an arrival date is known by calling 256-2045. Reservation requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis without regard to rank. Personnel who will PCS here or their sponsors may make the request for reservations. Each of the 85 unites is designed to accommodate a family of up to six family members.
Note: All phone numbers are listed as commericial — (618) XXX-XXXX.
DSN numbers where available — 576-XXXX.
Airmen & Family Readiness Center
Arts and Crafts Center
Base Honor Guard
Billeting Office (Scott Inn)
Bowling Center (Stars and Strikes)
Child Development Center
Clinic Appointment (St Elizabeth)
Clothing Sales (Military)
Customer Service (Military Personnel)
Desk Sergeant (Security Police)
Dining Facility (Nightingale Inn)
Family Practice (St Elizabeth)
Golf Course (Cardinal Creek)
Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT)
Pass and Registration
Red Cross Office
Scott AFB Telephone Operator
Scott Inn (Lodging)
Scott Clinic Information (Staffed by volunteers)
Space A Travel Signup
TMO (Passenger Section)
Vehicle Registration (Scott AFB)
Visitor Control Center (Shiloh Gate)