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. 14


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Sept. 14 at Zeppelins Food & Drinks First Friday Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Party starts at 3 p.m. All food is free. All attendees will have a chance to win free giveaways ... Razer Gaming Bundle, FitBit Alta and Wireless Headphones. First Fridays are free and open to all. Festivities are held within Zeppelins Lounge, with food being served from 4-6 p.m. in Zeppelins. For more details, call 256-5501. Event sponsored in part by First Command Financial Services. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.


A teen art/paint night will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 14 at Youth Programs. Class is free and open to teens ages 12-18. While enjoying snacks, all visual art activities focus on teaching the elements and principles of design, and encouraging the development of skills for a lifetime. For more details, follow Youth Programs on Facebook: @ScottAFBYouthPrograms, or call 256-5139.

SEPT. 15


PBA professionals will be on hand to help people with their bowling game and provide general tips Sept. 15 at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center during the Bowling Revolutions Clinic. The youth clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and the adult training will be from 2-5 p.m. From 1-2 p.m., the professionals will give a physical game presentation. Space is limited so register today. Cost for the youth clinic is only $5 and $10 for the adult clinic. To register, call 256-4054.


The Scott Event Center will host a Texas Hold’em Tournament Sept. 15. Enjoy a pregame social at 5 p.m. with assorted hors d’oeuvres and drink specials, followed by tournament play at 6 p.m. Free entry to the first 10 Airmen to register. Fees: Members, $9 (play and eat); non-members, $15 (play and eat). Play limited to first 60 players. Registration required. Prizes to be awarded. Interested players can call 256-5501. Event sponsored in part by First Command Financial Services, Drury, Geico and Grey Eagle Distributors. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

SEPT. 17


VFW Post 805 in O’Fallon will host the 27th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony Sept. 17 at 221 W. 1st St., O’Fallon. Each year, the Scott POW/MIA Council invites former prisoners-of-war and their family members living in the St. Louis metro and metro-east areas, along with leaders from both Scott Air Force Base and the local community, to honor those who were held as POWs as well as those who are still listed as missing. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately one hour. A complementary barbecue for guests begins at 11 a.m. Expected attendance at the event is approximately 300.

SEPT. 18


The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will present a hands-on, age-appropriate, workshop teaching kids and adults how to protect the outdoor places they love by enjoying them responsibly and ethically. Students will learn what to bring and what to know before they go outdoors, how to build a Leave No Trace campfire and put it out, plus so much more. Clinic will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 3176. Open to Adults and youth ages 7+. Register today, space is limited. For more details, call 256-2067.

SEPT. 19


Need to renew a license plate sticker, but can’t make it to the DMV? Catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Scott Event Center. The DMV Mobile Unit offers basic vehicle services, such as driver license renewals (including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration, and is available for the SAFB community every third Wednesday of the month. The mobile DMV accepts all major credit/debit cards, check and money orders ... cash is not an accepted payment. For more details, call 256-5501.

SEPT. 21


Celebrate the beginning of the school year at a free Preteen Carnival Dance from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Youth Center. Enjoy carnival style games, music and prizes. Open to ages 9-12. For more details, call 256-5139.

SEPT. 22


Join the Cardinal Creek Golf Course Sept. 22 for 9-holes of night golf on an illuminated golf course. The scramble will be lighted only by the moon, glow sticks and glow-in the-dark golf balls. Cost is $70 per person and includes 9-holes, golf cart, night golf balls, glow necklaces, hors d’oeuvres and cash beverage cart on the course. Shotgun start is approximately 8 p.m. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be available following the tournament. Space is limited to the first 18 teams so sign up early. To register, stop by the Cardincal Creek Pro Shop or call (618) 744-1400. For information about upcoming golf events and news, follow Cardinal Creek on Twitter@CardinalCGC or Facebook@Cardinalcreek.


Military Appreciation Day will take place Sept. 22 at Busch Stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the San Francisco Giants. Event is open to all military, retirees, civilians and their family members. Tickets are available at Information, Tickets & Tours ... Left Field Porch: $39/person or Section 332: $19/person. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Information Tickets & Tours at 256-5919.

SEPT. 24


Learn the basics of Clothing Layering Sept. 26 with Outdoor Recreation for fall and winter outdoor activities. This two-hour class teaches the difference in material type, when to wear what material, how to layer to perfect breathability and more. Class held at Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 3176. Registration deadline is Sept. 24.

▪ RecOn eligible: Open to AF active duty/Reservists and their dependents. SAFB must be duty station for non-AF service members. A person eligible for RecOn can bring one person for same price while spots available;

▪ RecOn rate: $5. Normal rate: $10; and

▪ Time: 6-8 p.m.

Open to ages 14+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.


Join Outdoor Recreation on a 10-mile overnight backpacking adventure at Meramec State Park Sept. 29-30. Load up the gear and hike five miles to camp, eat dinner at the campfire, and camp under the stars. Wake for breakfast and hike back. People need to bring their own gear or rent it from Outdoor Recreation. Registration deadline is Sept. 24.

▪ RecOn eligible: Open to AF active duty/Reservists and their dependents. SAFB must be duty station for non-AF service members. A person eligible for RecOn can bring one person for same price while spots available;

▪ RecOn rate: $10. Normal rate: $20;

▪ Time: 1 p.m. Sept. 29 to noon Sept. 30; and

▪ Mandatory pretrip meeting: 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

Open to ages 14+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.

SEPT. 28


The Fall Festival will take place from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Scott Event Center. Enjoy free food, games, carnival rides, petting zoo and a live concert by country music artist Lucas Hoge. This event is open to all ... active duty, civilians, retirees, contractors, and family members. For more information, call 256-4215.


Bike, scoot, and skateboard to the Fall Festival Sept. 28 and try out the pump track touring Air Force bases now. What is a pump track? This structure is designed to provide an active and fun place to ride bikes, skateboards and scooters, with fun little dips and turns. They are scalable in size and suitable for nearly all ages and abilities. Come try it out and the Fall Festival from 2-6 p.m. Helmets are required for all riders, so please bring one. For more details, call Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067.



The 375th Security Forces Squadron will be conducting a mass reset and registration of the Vascular Hand Scanner at the Metrolink and Lincoln Landing pedestrian gates. Here is the pertinent information:

▪ Metrolink: 6-8 a.m. Sept. 18 and 3-5 p.m. Sept. 20; and

▪ Lincoln Landing: 6-8 a.m. Sept. 25.

All access will be removed the day prior to the registration and personnel will be required to re-register during the appointed times to regain access. Personnel without 24/7 access will not be registered with the Vascular Scanner and will use the phone located at the gates to contact BDOC to be granted access. For questions, please contact Staff Sgt. Dustin Wiggins 256-1458 or Senior Airman Billie Jo Moore 256-1457.