Scott Air Force Base News

Scott Air Force Base events

Note: Scott events are targeted for DoD ID card holders. Please direct questions about any event to the POC listed.

SEPT. 9

Patriot Day Reveille

All SAFB members are invited to attend a short ceremony Sept. 9 in order to honor the individuals who lost their lives on 9/11. The 375th AMW will host a Patriot Day Reveille at the flag pole in front of the Wing Headquarters Building (Bldg. P-3). The ceremony will start at 7:30 a.m. with the raising of the American flag and will close with some inspiring words from Col. Laura Lenderman.

Run for Our Troops 5K Run/Walk

Join the Fitness/James Sports Centers on Sept. 9 for their Run for Our Troops 5K Run/Walk. The run will begin immediately after reveille which begins at 7:30 a.m.  Squadrons/Units can make it a PT morning and enter the run. Awards will be given to 1st place male/female finishers plus all participants will be entered into a prize drawing. This free event is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, Retirees, Dependents and DOD Civilians. Stop by the Fitness Center or James Sports Center to register. For complete details, call 256-1218/4524.

Fall Running Clinic registration open

The Fall Running Clinic registration is open. The clinic will meet at 7:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Sept. 9-Oct. 27. Open to all Active Duty, Air National Guard & Reservists. This hands-on, seven week clinic is designed to help improve 1.5 mile run time. Average improvement is 1:15 off aerobic component of fitness assessment. Please call Health Promotion at 256-7139/7007 to enroll or with any questions. POC: Heather Braundmeier

Free movie at the Library Auditorium

People are invited to come to the Library Auditorium and watch “Independence Day: Resurgence” (PG-13) at 7 p.m. Sept. 9. People can bring their own snacks and enjoy a good movie! For more information, call 256-5100/3028.

R4R: Friday night twosome golf classes

Learning to play golf is more fun with a partner. People should grab their significant other, a friend, a family member, or neighbor and join the Cardinal Creek Golf Course for their two-day Friday Night Twosome Golf Class at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. The PGA professional staff at Cardinal Creek Golf Course will instruct golfers on various aspects of the golf game. After the lesson, take those newly acquired golf skills out on the course for a little twilight golf. Class fee is only $5 per person which covers both sessions (a $50 Value). Space is limited to the first 18 twosomes. For complete details, call (618) 744-1400.

First Friday

Come enjoy First Friday beginning at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Scott Event Center, complete with camaraderie, drink specials, and entertainment. Enjoy free apps and snacks. First Friday’s are free and open to all. Festivities are held within Zeppelins Lounge, with apps/snacks being served from 4-6 p.m. in Zeppelins. Organizations wanting to have their own Friday party should call (618) 744-1333. Event sponsored in part by First Command Financial Services. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

SEPT. 11

New Protestant religious service opportunity

Beginning Sept. 11, the Chapel Protestant Community is offering a “Family Community Worship Service” at 6 p.m. Sundays. The service will begin with a fellowship meal. Children’s church provided for kids 6 months to kindergarten. First grade and up are invited to participate in the worship service. For more information contact the Chapel at 375.amw.hc@us.af.mil or 256-4060.

SEPT. 14

New Protestant religious education program

Registration is now open for the Chapel Protestant Community’s comprehensive, Bible-based, religious education program for all ages. The program will begin with a fellowship meal, and then separate into age specific children’s classes from 6 months through high school, and topical adult classes for men, women, and couples. Classes begin Sept. 14. For more information, or to register for classes, contact the Chapel at 375.amw.hc@us.af.mil or 256-4060.

NOTES

Boy Scout Troop 5 meeting information

Recently PCS’d and looking for a troop or have a boy in the sixth grade or higher? Check out Boy Scout Troop 5. Celebrating their 96th year and chartered to the TACC Booster Club, the troop meets from weekly from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Campouts, canoeing, and hiking. Come out and have some fun! Contact Bob Hughs at bobhughs@yahoo.com or (816) 390-2648 for more weekly meeting location/more information.

Vanpool subsidy

The monthly vanpool subsidy has been increased to $255. With the subsidy, Scott AFB employees can enjoy a free, relaxing ride to work in a vanpool. There are three vanpools to Scott AFB that leave from St. Charles County and North St. Louis County available for employees to join, or employees can start a new vanpool. For more information on joining or starting a vanpool, please contact RideFinders at (800) 847-7433 or visit www.ridefinders.org.

Scott AFB VA work study employment opportunity

The Scott AFB Education Office is currently accepting applications for VA Work Study. Interested applicants must be using VA benefits—Chapter’s 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606 or 1607—and must be enrolled as fulltime or 3/4 time students. Position support a variety of education needs of authorized military members, retirees and their families. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday. VA Work Study students and are paid directly by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Learn more about the program at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/workstudy.asp. For more info about SAFB positions contact Roland Smith at roland.smith.1@us.af.mil.

Steps to a healthier you

Using the Group Lifestyle Balance Program, join a team of lifestyle coaches for a 12 week nutrition and physical activity program aimed at weight-loss and reducing risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Program is free to all military families, retirees, veterans age 18+ with a Body Mass Index of 25 or more AND one or more of the following: pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. For more information, please call Cathy Takacs, RD, LDN at 256-7869 or e-mail cathy.takacs.ctr@us.af.mil.

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