Scott Air Force Base News

New, upcoming renovations help keep Scott Airmen balanced

The new Visitor’s Quarters being built at Scott Air Force base is scheduled to be open in January.
The new Visitor’s Quarters being built at Scott Air Force base is scheduled to be open in January.

As the year comes to a close on Scott Air Force Base, the 375th Force Support Squadron continues with the quality of life improvements.

Scott AFB customers can now enjoy all the completed major improvement projects in many locations.


After 12 months of renovation, the Stars and Strikes Bowling Center is ready for the fall and winter leagues. The facility recently added the Qubica BES X interactive scoring system, the most innovative bowler entertainment system.

It’s maximizes every aspect of what makes bowling appealing to customers by delivering more fun, more ways to socialize and more competitive excitement—all while making it easier, more comfortable and more relaxing for people of all ages. Additionally, a new sound and lighting system, lane furniture, ball racks, dining tables/chairs, snack bar and upgraded pinsetters were added.


Cardinal Creek Golf Course has recently upgraded many areas in the last few months. All new furnishings were added to the Café area plus the Halfway House restrooms are now ready for golfers and runners alike. In addition, four bridges were rebuilt.

On the horizon, the cart path will be resurfaced to further enhance golfers’ experience at the course.


The swim season is now over, however, the renovation projects are still apparent. The base pool received many new items this past summer. Patrons enjoyed a 12 ft. climbing wall in addition to the dual slide and a kiddie pool duck slide. Not seen by most, but the entire pool liner was replaced as well as the lap ropes, pumps and chlorine delivery system.


The Common Grounds facility was completely renovated, with a grand opening taking place in August. Customers can now enjoy a new look with new counters, flooring, lighting and more. In addition, cappuccino, smoothies, pastries, salads, wraps, etc., are now offered. The facility is open from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. All base personnel, family members, contractors, retirees (anyone on Scott AFB) are welcome.

FSS is not done with all the improvements. They are currently renovating the Nightingale Inn Dining Facility, Library, Lodging and the Arts & Crafts Center.


The Dining Facility project started in March and is slated to be complete this month, followed by additional changes to serving and seating areas. Renovations include new carpeting, cooking hoods, a sprinkler system and an Emergency Notification System. These renovations are all in preparation for when Scott becomes part of the Food 2.0 initiative, bringing new food options to the dining facility.


Renovations have started at the library, making it look like a “modern bookstore.” Customers can look forward to upgrades that include new furnishings, shelving, signage and more. Renovations are slated to be complete in the spring of 2018.


Visitors to Scott AFB will enjoy their stay in new lodging accommodations. It’s a new six-story, 284-room, 17-suite lodging facility featuring two conference rooms, an exercise room and Rickenbacker’s Coffee Shop. It is scheduled to open in early 2018.


The Arts & Crafts Center is getting a make-over. The renovations are focused on a more customer friendly experience and a gallery-style facility. Customers can better view all the possible options the Arts & Crafts Center has to offer.

The new customer service area is being installed with new counters, flooring, ceiling and more. The estimated completion date for this project is this month.

The 375th Force Support Squadron has the customer in mind ... building destinations all around the base to enhance quality of life for Scott AFB. Improvements will continue, keep watching for more updates.