A centennial kick-off, which is the start of a year-long celebration of Scott Air Force Base’s 100th anniversary, will be held Jan. 6 at Scott Event Center. The kickoff event is private.
Refreshments will be available and music will be provided by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Starlifter. A program will begin at 3:15 p.m. with comments from 37th Air Mobility Wing commander Col. Laura Lenderman. There will be a proclamation from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that will designate 2017 as the “Year of Scott Air Force Base.” A fireworks display will be lit from the end of the flightline ramp closest to the Shiloh Gate.
The kick-off event is one of several planned for the year. The largest public gathering is set for June 10-11 for an airshow and an open house that will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
For more information about the centennial celebration, visit the Scott Air Force Base website.