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.

NOV. 28


The Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 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.

NOV. 30


Hey parents, want a night out? Bring the kids to the Youth Center for Club YiPee from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 30. Included will be fun games, plus a scavenger hunt; Open to ages 5-8. Fee—members, $10; non-members, $15. For more details, call 256-5139.


The Youth Center is hosting a free course on college prep at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. High school students can explore and learn more about what to expect from college and equip them with important tasks to complete when planning for college. Other topics discussed include choosing a college, deciding a major, applying for college, and financial aid. For more details, call 256-5139.


Join Outdoor Recreation on a Christmas spectacular in Tennessee for an ICE experience—ICE featuring Dr. Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”—and PJ Party with the Penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium on Dec. 8-9. ICE is an indoor winter wonderland where people walk through a holiday attraction kept at 9 degrees Fahrenheit that includes two million pounds of colorful ice sculptures of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas and four two-story tall ice slides.

After a walk-through of ICE, the adventure will continue to Ripley’s Aquarium for an overnight adventure with PJ Party with the Penguins. Bring penguin pajamas and find out what these birds do at night while spending the evening at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Penguin Playhouse. The night will include a dive show, scavenger hunt and late night activity. Spots are limited so register soon. Registration deadline is Nov. 30.

▪ 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 the same price while spots are available;

▪ RecOn rate: $65. Non RecOn rate: $165;

▪ Time: 6 a.m. Dec. 8 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9

Open to ages 9+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. For more details, call 256-2067.

DEC. 3


90’s kids unite with Outdoor Recreation against the forces of the “Wet Bandits.” People can join Outdoor Rec from 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 5 to channel their inner Kevin McCallister as they dodge the robbers in their house to reach the phones and call for help. Rate is $28. Contact ODR for SAI rate/eligibility. Registration deadline is Dec. 3. Open to ages 8+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.

DEC. 6


The Scott Air Force Base Library Children's Holiday Party will be from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Library Auditorium. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5-7 p.m., make a craft at the craft station, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and get some free snacks compliments of the USO. The Children's Holiday Party is sponsored in part by Schaefer Auto Body, Scott Credit Union, MedExpress Urgent Care and USAA. No federal endorsement of sponsors intended. For more information, call 256-5100.

DEC. 7


Enjoy a morning full of fun activities, crafts, games and a hot breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause on Dec. 8. Santa will hand-out goodies to all the girls and boys joining him for breakfast. Open to all ages. This will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Youth Center. Admission: $6 ages (7+), $3 (6 and under). Registration required by Dec. 7. Call 256-5139. Sponsored in part by American Red Cross, KMOV Channel 4, First Command Financial Services, Eckert’s, Fun Spot Skating Center, Schaefer Auto Body, Freddy’s, Olive Garden, Chick-Fil-A, The Edge, Sugar Fire, Sam’s Club and Drury. No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.

DEC. 8


Join the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center for their Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. This tournament is only $20 per twosome and includes three games of bowing and winners will receive 375th Force Support Squadron gift cards (payouts will be based on a 1 in 4 ratio). Call 256-4054 for more information and to register.

DEC. 14


Christmas is coming early at Zeppelins Food & Drinks, as they’ll host First Friday festivities beginning at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. First Friday is taking place the second Friday of the month due to this special event. They will give away several prizes, including a bike, Keurig, FitBit, and gift card. All attendees will have a chance to win these awesome prizes. Party includes free food. 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.



It’s Football Fanatics time at Zeppelins (Scott Event Center). Follow all season long with NFL Sunday Ticket at Zeppelins. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. each Sunday. More than $3,000 in prizes will be awarded throughout the season. Prizes include a Smart TV, LaZBoy Recliner and more. Plus take advantage of food and drink deals. Football Fanatics is sponsored in part by Grey Eagle Distributing, Scott Credit Union, LaZBoy and MetroPCS. No federal endorsement of sponsors intended. For complete details and prize rules, call the Scott Event Center at 256-5501.


The 2018 Air Force Art Contest will run through Nov. 30 and feature, highlight and celebrate art created by Air Force members and their families. Both adult and youth artists can submit up to two images of their two-dimensional painting or drawing on any subject. Contestants could win up to $400 in Amazon gift cards. For complete rules, categories and age divisions, visit or call the Arts & Crafts Center, 256-4230.


Registration for the 2018 Annual Holiday Greeting Card Competition has commenced. The top winners will receive 375th Force Support Squadron gift cards with values of $150, $100, $75, or $50. Only the first 16 groups to register will receive free plywood. Organizations can still enter after the free plywood is gone, however, the organization would need to provide their own supplies. Finished cards must be completed and delivered to Outdoor Recreation by 4 p.m. Nov. 30.

All entries will be displayed on the base for public viewing. Photos of the cards will be placed on the FSS website, The top three winners will be selected by judges. The People’s Choice Award will be selected by the Scott AFB Community via online voting, which will take place Dec. 5-14. The People’s Choice winner will receive $50 in the form of FSS gift cards. Note: In order to control the number of repeated votes, all SAFB personnel must vote from off-base computers (no LAN SAFB computers can be used). Vote once a day, as many days during the voting time frame. All votes identified as on-base votes will be automatically disqualified. For complete rules, contact Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067 or visit Event sponsored by Scott Credit Union.


DEC. 3-7


Due to the Wing exercise, Dec. 3-7, the Warmer Fitness Center and James Sports Center will have adjusted hours of operation. The Fitness Center will be unmanned; 24-hour access is available for authorized registered users. Please visit the Warmer Fitness Center during their regular duty hours (5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday) to register for 24-hour access. The James Sports Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. For more information, contact 256-4524.


With the holiday season approaching, now is the time to book a holiday party at the Scott Event Center. Don’t wait ... days and times do fill up fast. Call the Scott Event Center Caterer at (618) 744-1333 to schedule. Want something a little different? The Stars & Strikes Bowling Center and Cardinal Creek Golf Course are also ideal place for a holiday party. Call them today: Stars & Strikes Bowling Center, 256-4054; Cardinal Creek Golf Course, 256-2385.


Join a new Annual Bowling Fee Program at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center. This program is a special 12-month program that saves the avid bowler money and allows anyone to bowl as much as they want, whenever they want. For a one-time fee, play and practice any time, get discounts on tournaments and Pro Shop, with no set calendar. Save $100, pay in full or make monthly installments. Cost is $450 per year or $45.83 per month ($550). Early termination may be approved by proof of PCS travel orders, retirements or recommendations by the unit commander. ABF excludes league bowling. To sign up or for further details, call Stars & Strikes at 256-4054.