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Scott Air Force Base

Scott Air Force Base

In many ways a miniature city of its own, Scott Air Force Base was established on June 14, 1917, and is the only Air Force base named after an enlisted member, Corporal Frank Scott, a mechanic who died in an early aviation accident in the 1910s. As the largest employer in southwestern Illinois and the fourth-largest in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, Scott Air Force Base is home to approximately 13,000 military and civilian personnel, 9,800 family members and 18,000 military retirees. Scott is a joint base where all branches of service are represented with the assignment of U.S. Transportation Command, its land component the U.S. Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, its air component Air Mobility Command, and the Department of Defense's Defense Information Systems Agency-CONUS.

Air Force Reserve's 932d Airlift Wing

Scott is also a total force base with active, Guard and Reserve units to include the Illinois Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing and the Air Force Reserve's 932d Airlift Wing. Other major units located at Scott are a numbered Air Force, 18th Air Force, the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), Air Force Network Integration Center, the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, the 375th Air Mobility Wing and the 635th Supply Chain Wing. Scott's flying footprint consists of the C-21 (active duty), the C-40 (Reserve), and KC-135 (Guard) aircraft.

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