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May 2013 Spouse Newsletter

  1. 1. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 1Med Group Monthly Matters375thMedical Group ∙ Scott AFB, IL ∙ Vol 4, Issue 5 ∙ May 2013Have Info to Submit? Contact us at: Medical Group Key Spouse RosterDo you know your Key Spouse? We’re here for YOU! Squadron Key Spouse Phone # Email375 DS Aileen Boone (618)726-7245 375thkeyspouseDS@gmail.com375 MDSS Stephanie Wu (502)773-5014 375spouse@gmail.com375 AMDS Miranda Cornett (618)795-5358 keyspouse_375AMDS@yahoo.com375 MDOSRebecca Ehrenfried (843)991-5395375keyspouseMDOS@gmail.comConnie Schroth (618)795-9854Scott AFBAirman & Family ReadinessCenter (A&FRC)404 W. Martin St., Building #1650Office Hours: Mon–Fri, 7:30am–4:30pm(618)256-8668 / DSN 576-6766Website TwitterFacebook BlogEmail LinkedIn*Registration is required for ALLA&FRC workshops & eventsIt’s clear that Spring has arrived at Scott AFBwith new sights of robins, bluebirds, tulips anddaffodils! Have you begun to open all thewindows in your house for the fresh air?
  2. 2. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 2 Spouse Clubs to Combine! Come to the “Happy Trails” event on May 8thto view the first ever Scott Spouses’ Club (SSC)! The event will be held atthe Cardinal Creek Golf Course at Scott AFB at 6:30pm. Tex-Mex buffet, vendors, and more! Reservations arerequired and can be obtained by contacting Shelly at Event Flier: Officers’ Spouse Club (OSC) EventsWebsite Facebook Newsletter (sign up for OSC newsletter here: OSC May events: 1stEvent: Scholarship and Scholastic event at the Essex House at 7:00pm.May 8thEvent: “Happy Trails” event to combine the 2 spouses’ clubs at Scott AFB. History in the making! RSVP here:May 10th: First annual 5k walk/run to celebrate military spouses. Open to ALL military spouses! Begins at 9:30am.May 22nd: The OSC is taking meals to the airmen dorms! We’d love to have you donate a meal with us!May Board of Governors’ Meeting: March 1stat 9:30am-12:00pm. Held at the Scott Club.Mini Clubs: Lots of weekly social opportunities. Find one that suits you!*= to attend the socials, OSC membership is required, but your 1stvisit is FREE! To apply for membership, visitScott OSC Membership. We’d love to have you!Scott Enlisted Spouse Club (ESC) EventsWebsite FacebookLunch Bunch: This is a great casual way to make new friends! As always children are welcome. Please invite a friend!Our next Lunch Bunch will be at: Joes Crab Shack, 51 Ludwig Dr, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. POC:Melanie Davis, Scott ESC Social Chair, 321-745-5528. See the Facebook invite: Place Membership with the ESC: Visit the ESC Website membership page.
  3. 3. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 3May Events1The new Scott Spouses’ Club (SSC) needs a new logo! Calling all artists! This is short notice, but there is a logocontest for the Scott Spouses Club. The deadline is May 1. Read the fine print here: INFORMATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: This is an opportunity for EFMP families to share information andresources. 1100-1300 at the A&FRC.3SPOUSE LINK: Spouses new to the military or Scott AFB are invited to this interactive seminar which includes amini information fair, and briefing from wing leadership on the mission at Scott. Attendees will be provided afree lunch and base tour; reimbursement for child care is available. 0800-1400 at the A&FRC.FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP: Learn how to apply and navigate the federal employment systems. Thisworkshop covers 10 Steps to a Federal Job, to include networking, navigating USAJOBS, tips on the applicationprocess, writing federal resumes, and much more. 0900-1200 at the A&FRC.First Friday with the Well Hungarians & 93.23 WIL Derrick Keiths Dereoke!: Due to scheduling conflicts, Josh Gracinwill not be able to perform at the upcoming First Friday event on May 3 at the Club. However, enjoy local band,theWell Hungarians, plus kids are invited to compete in the Kideoke Contest with 92.3 WIL’s Derrick Keith. Event isFREE and OPEN TO ALL! The fun begins at 3 p.m. For complete details, call the Scott Club at 744-1333.42ndAnnual Bataan Death March Memorial Ruck Challenge - May 4: Scott AFB is hosting a 13 mile Ruck MarchChallenge on May 4 from 0600-1200 at the SAFB Parade Field. This event honors & commemorates veteranswho served and/or paid the ultimate sacrifice during this tragic WWII event. All monetary proceeds will benefitthe Wounded Warrior Project and canned goods carried in ruck (optional) will benefit the St Louis FisherHouse. Pre-registration deadline is 30 April and cost is $20 per person, which includes an event t-shirt. Participants may sign-up as individuals or as part of a four-person team. Eligible divisions are: Heavy (40lbs), Medium (25 lbs) and Light (15 lbs). Gold and Silver medals will be Presented To the top 2 individuals andteams in each division. Contact the POCs for specific rules. POCs: SMSgt Jerry Ventura at 229-7470 or MSgtJohn Sanders at 229-0656.Outdoor Recreation’s Open House: FREE! FREE! FREE! Don’t miss Outdoor Recreation’s Open House on Saturday,May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., held at Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 3176. Bring the family and enjoy our Cinco de MayoCelebration filled with LIVE music provided by “HOT BRASS” from our own Mid-America Air Force Band. Plus Freefood, giveaways, displays, informational booths and more! Giveaways include an Overnight Stay at Drury Inn,Gateway Grizzlies Tickets, St Louis Cardinals Tickets, 2 Round Trip Tickets from Amtrak, Theme Park Tickets and muchmore! We will also be providing 50% Off All Rentals paid for at the Open House! Also, enjoy our bouncy slides, giantgames and the Fire Departments Interactive Smokehouse and bouncy castle, as well as the Security ForcesFingerprinting ID for kids and display. This event is sponsored in part by LifeSpine, Sprint, Pepsi, Auffenberg DealerGroup, Golden Corral, Drury Hotels, Scott Credit Union, Gateway Grizzlies, USAA, Qdoba, USO of Missouri, St LouisCardinals, Amtrak, Alpine Shop, Chick-Fil-A, Camp Bow Wow, Six Flags and Armed Forces Benefits Group. NoFederal Endorsement Intended. For more details, visit,, or call 256-1527/2067.
  4. 4. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 45Grants Farm Bike Trip, May 5: Calling all bikers! Join Outdoor Recreation for a Bike Adventure on the Ulysses S GrantBike Trails of Missouri (Grants Trail) on Sunday, May 5. We will start the trip with a mini-bike clinic before departure,then travel by bus to our designated location to begin our scenic 7-mile bike trail (each way) that features stops atboth Grants Farm and the Historical Grants’ House. Adventure cost is $38/person, which includes transportation, Fujimountain bike/helmet, on-hand mechanic, mini-bike clinic and experienced guide. Bring snacks and water. At theend of the trip we will stop at a local eatery for lunch (your cost). Buses will depart from Outdoor Recreation Bldg1650 (ITT office) at 9 a.m., returning around 3 p.m. This is a paved flat terrain (level 2) and is open to all levels ofbikers 16 years of age and up (anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult or bring a permission slipsigned/dated by a legal guardian). To register or for more details, visit,,, or call 256-1527/2067.6Overview Of Starting Your Own Business: Learn whats involved, and assess your readiness for starting a smallbusiness or purchasing a franchise. (Find out if you are ready for the next Boots to Business workshop!) 1400-1530 at the A&FRC."Marketing Yourself for a Second Career" is a professional lecture for officers and senior enlisted who plan toleave the service in the next one to five years. CAPT Patricia Cole, USN Retired, is bringing this presentation toScott AFB. Participants will learn about resumes, networking, salary negotiations, perceptions of civilianemployers, and much more! This free event will be held at the Base Theater on 6 May from 0830-1100.Registration not required.Kids Klub with Special Guest FREDBIRD®: Parents bring your kids to the Scott Club on Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. toenjoy Baseball Night at Kids Klub. Meet the St. Louis Cardinals mascot,FREDBIRD®, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., while hesigns autographs and poses for pictures. Wear your favorite St. Louis Cardinal gear or other baseball teamapparel! Enjoy a great meal and fun at our baseball night party. Parents sit back and relax while the kids play games,color, and dance to the music. Members pay $6.95 and kids 12 & under are free. Non-members pay $8.95, non-member children ages 6-12 are $5.95 and ages 5 & under are $2.95. No Endorsement Intended. For moreinformation, contact Missi at the club at 744-1333.2013 Base Championship: Make plans to sign up for the 2013 Base Championship at the Stars & Strikes BowlingCenter. Entry fee for all divisions is $35. The championship will run May 6 through May 9 with a social mixer andpractice May 6 from 6-8 p.m., qualifying rounds (bowl 5 games each day) May 7-8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. andchampionship finals May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Divisions include men’s scratch, men’s handicap, ladies scratch, ladieshandicap, senior handicap (age 50 and over) plus youth scratch and handicap. Individuals will declare what divisionthey will bowl in at time of registration. First place in each division is $200. Minimum of six bowlers per divisionrequired for guaranteed prize fund to be paid out. All youth prize funds will be placed in the bowler’s SMARTScholarship fund. Handicap for all divisions is 90% of 235. For more information, call 256-4054.7EFMP Play Group: Play Group meets every Tuesday from 1300-1400 at the Shiloh West Community Center.Children participate in a variety of sensory activities while parents have an opportunity to meet other parents.Registration is not required; no commitment to attend every week.Sky Diving 101, May 7: So you think you want to sky dive? Sign-up for Outdoor Recreation’s Sky Diving 101 seminaron May 7. The class will be held in the Airman Family Readiness Center’s class room, Bldg 1650, from 5:30 to 7p.m. Come see how a parachute works and feels with certified jumper and pilot, Colonel Chris Sullivan. Col Sullivan,stationed here at Scott AFB, has years of sky diving experience, plus loves to educate and recruit future skydivers.Participate in this hands-on demonstration of equipment, complete with slide shows and Q&A sessions. Registrationis required. The next sky diving trip is May 25, sign-up now. For more details,,, or call 256-1527/2067.8Scott Club New Member Appreciation Dinner: Any new Scott Club member, who joined the club from February 2013thru April 2013, is invited to enjoy a FREE 3 Course Member Appreciation Dinner on May 8. Let us say Thank You forbecoming a member, and come enjoy a great benefit of club membership. New members are free, and memberguests are welcome for $19.95/person. Cocktails begin at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m., which includes salad,steak and shrimp main course and dessert. Reservations are required, beginning April 25 thru noon on May 7.Reservations limited to the first 100 to register. For complete details, call the Scott Club at 744-1333.9 
  5. 5. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 510Military Spouse Appreciation: The Airman & Family Readiness Center will be showing appreciation to spousesof military members with small gifts on Friday, 10 May, from 1100-1300 at the Base Exchange entrance.HQ AMC/A3 Scramble Golf Tournament – May 10: HQ AMC/A3 Booster Club will host a Golf Tournament(Fundraiser) May 10 at 12 p.m. at Cardinal Creek Golf Course. Teams will consist of four people at $60 perperson or $45 per annual fee player. Registration will begin at 1030, lunch is provided from 1030-1130, andfree driving range from 1100-1200. A $10 Golf Galaxy coupon and a 15% off coupon for TGW will be given tothe first 140 people who show up on the day of the tournament, as well as other great golf items donated bymany sponsors will be given away. Pre-register by 7 May. For more information contact MSgt Shane Haney at229-3651, or MSgt James Cooper at 229-3653 or email Health Fair: Join the Fitness/James Sports Centers for their Fitness & Health Fair on Friday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 1p.m., at the James Sports Center. Take advantage of this free event while stopping by the many informationalbooths to include our very own 375th Med Group! Free blood pressure and glucose checks plus more. Event opento all…active duty, civilians, retirees, contractors and family members. For more details, call the Fitness Center, 256-1218 or James Sports Center, 256-4524.11Armed Forces Appreciation Day Tournament: Come out to the Cardinal Creek Golf Course and participate in theirArmed Forces Appreciation Day Tournament scheduled May 11 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. This tournament isa “one person scramble”, flighted by service branch. Tournament fee is $35 and includes greens fees, cart, closest tothe pin and flighted place prizes. Number of prizes in each flight is dependent on total participation. Lunch will beprovided at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 744-1400.The "Give Parents a Break" (GPAB) program is designed to provide relief for military parents who areexperiencing temporary stress in their lives. All spouses of deployed members are eligible and encouraged toreceive 4 hours of free child care from the Child Development Center (6 weeks to 5 years old) and/or YouthCenter (5–12 years old) each month your spouse is deployed. The next GPAB opportunity is Saturday, 11 May,0800-1200. Please stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center (near Burger King/next to the post Office)with a copy of your spouses orders, and fill out paperwork to receive a voucher. You will then receiveinstructions on how to register your child and other rules of the program.Special Military Family Day this May 11th: Families of deployed service members are encouraged to attend andmeet other families who have been there, or are going through the same experience. You will be guests ofJefferson County Military Families Support Network. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, non-alcoholic beveragesand sun screen. Dress appropriately for the activities in which your family might participate. Free picnic lunchprovided. Please see the attached flier for details. RSVP by mail or at 636-797-5363 between 8:30 a.m. and4:00 p.m., or reply to See the flier here: Enlisted Dining Out – May 11: You are cordially invited to attend this years Air Force SergeantsAssociations (AFSA) Enlisted Dining Out. It will be held at Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, IL on 11May 2013. See attached flyer for more information. This dining out is for every active duty, guard, reserve, andretired enlisted personnel from any branch. The cost is only $25 per person and spouses are encouraged toattend. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by using the below link. To pay for tickets and/or if you haveany questions, please contact your unit POC or your FirstSergeant. Ball Tournament: The James Sports Center is hosting a Wiffle Ball tournament May 11. The event isfree. Teams consist of five players to a team (note: 6 teams are needed to hold this event). Sign up NLT May6. Start time will be noon. The event is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, Retirees, Dod Civilians &Dependents (age 16 & older – ID card holder only). For more information, call the James Sports Center at 256-4524.Horseback Riding Trip, May 11: Hit the trails at the Riding Center with Outdoor Recreation on May 11 for aHorseback Ride. Join us for a relaxing ride on horseback through their peaceful paradise. Bring a cooler, blanketand pack a picnic lunch to enjoy after the ride at the ranch. Cost is $58/person, which includes transportation, basictraining, horse, guide and safety equipment. Open to ages 6 & up (anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an
  6. 6. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 6adult, anyone under 18 must have a waiver pre-signed by a legal guardian). Seating is limited, reservationsrequired. Buses will depart Outdoor Recreation Bldg 1650 (ITT office) at 9 a.m., returning around 2:30 p.m. Formore details, visit,,, orcall 256-1527/2067.Outdoor Recreation Mother’s Day Winery Tour, May 11: Give mom a very special gift this year, with a day-long minivacation to the Augusta, MO wine region with Outdoor Recreation on May 11. The Augusta wine region is nestled incharming rolling Ozark hill country and the vineyards will be in bloom for mom’s special day. Enjoy a cellar tour andprivate tasting at Noboleis Vineyards, tastings at Sugar Creek and Mt. Pleasant wineries, and have lunch (your cost)high atop Osage Ridge on their beautiful forested deck with majestic sweeping views. Seating is limited. Reservationsare required. Trip cost is $30/person. Buses will depart Outdoor Recreation Bldg 3176 at 9 a.m., returning around 5p.m. Trip strenuous level: 2 out of 5 (some walking required). For more details,visit,, or call 256-2067/1527Texas Hold’em – Register early & get more chips! Go all in on Saturday, May 11 in the Scott Club’s Enlisted Loungefor our Texas Hold’em Tournament! Come enjoy our pre-game social from 5:30-6:30 p.m. featuring food (assortedhors d’oeuvres) and drink specials, followed by tournament play at 7 p.m. (Registered players must be signed in by6:30 p.m.). Interested players must register at the Scott Club Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Register early andget an extra 500 chips. Anyone who brings a guest player will get an extra 100 chips and that guest will get an extra50 chips. Tournament seating limited to first 100 players and is a first come, first served basis. Members are $7,Non-members are $12. Prizes are awarded to winners based on their finishing place. Sponsored in part by Pepsi,Scott Credit Union, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, DRS Technologies Inc., Coors Light and Miller Lite. No federalendorsement of sponsors intended. For more details, call 744-1333.12Happy Mother’s Day!Mother’s Day Brunch: Give mom the day off! Take her to the Scott Club’s Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May12 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feast on a fantastic variety of our delicious Breakfast and Lunch items, such as, CarvingStation, Seafood Station, Waffle Station, Omelet Station, and Special Dessert Station with gluten free and low carbdesserts. Plus enjoy our Champagne Brunch Cocktails with Mimosa’s, Screwdrivers, and Bloody Mary’s. ClubMembers pricing: $21.95 (A), $11 (10-12), $4.95 (5-9) and Free ages 4 & under. Non-members Pricing: $24.95 (A),$12.50 (10-12), $6.25 (5-9) and $4 (4 & under). Pre-paid reservations are required by 4 p.m. on May 8 or untilbooked. Any cancellations must be called-in 48 hours prior to event for a refund. Call the Scott Club at 744-1333for more details.13Baby & Me: Join the Scott Library for their Baby & Me event on May 13 beginning at 6 p.m. This program will showyou how to introduce books to your baby, introduce basic sign language for infants, simple knowledge on braindevelopment for babies under 2 years of age. Handouts will be provided from Scholastic and Early LiteracyInitiative. Registration is required. For complete details, call the Library at 256-5100.Upcoming Bowling Leagues/Specials: Make plans now to join the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center for one or all oftheir upcoming “summer” leagues. The Sport Eliminator League is scheduled to begin May 13. The Junior SportShot Camp begins May 15. The Wednesday Sport Shot League begins May 15. Thursdays, beginning May 16,families can join in the fun with the Family Fun Bowling Night “league”. Also, take advantage of the Saturday BowlingSpecial and also the 101 Critical Bowling Days of Summer. For complete details on the upcoming leagues orspecials, call or stop by today!14Joint Force Education and Support Program, May 14: Outdoor Recreation will be participating in the Joint ForceEducation and Support Program held May 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Base Education Office. Stop by our tableand pick-up information on our programs, rentals and events. Bring your bike by for our Squeaky Wheel’s BikeExpert, Pat Thompson, to give you a free basic bike check-up and inform you of all the bike shop services. Come outand enjoy food, music and prizes as you learn valuable information on VA benefits, financial aid, educational andrecreational support FSS can provide. For more details, call Outdoor Recreation at 256-1527/2067.15 16 
  7. 7. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 717Base-Wide Yard Sale: Sign-up to sell items at the next Base Wide Yard Sale on May 18, 8 a.m. to noon, held outsideat the ALS Picnic Pavilion. The cost is $15, which includes one display table, two chairs, set-up/break down of displayarea… all profits yours. Deadline to sign-up is noon May 17. Reservations can be made onlineat, over the phone or in person. Full refunds are given with a 48 hour cancellationnotification or if the staff cancels the sale. For more details, call Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067/1527.Unit Fitness Challenge: Trash Talk! You hear it all the time on and around Scott AFB...Between Units...Is that all yougot? We can run circles around you with our eyes shut and not even break a sweat! The Fitness Center ischallenging all base units to put their facts where their mouth is and sign up for the Scott AFB Unit Fitness Challengeheld Friday, May 17 beginning at 7 a.m. This Fitness Challenge incorporates all four pillars of Comprehensive AirmanFitness, Mental, Spiritual, Social and Physical. Think your squadron is the best of the best? Prove it! Each squadronmay enter a team of 10 personnel to compete in a 10K/5K run, Hummvee push, tire flip and frozen push-ups. Signup NLT May 10. Cash prizes of $1000, $750, $550, $350, and $250 will be given to the top 5 teams. Attendanceprizes will be drawn throughout the event. Tickets will be issued and you must be present to win. Exercise your“Bragging Rights”…sign up today! Sponsored in part by Golden Corral and the USO of Missouri. No federalendorsement intended. Contact the Fitness Center at 256-1218 or James Sports Center at 256-4524 for moreinformation.Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Night at the Scott Club: The Scott Club is hosting an Asian/Pacific IslanderHeritage Month Night on May 17 at 3 p.m. in the Enlisted Lounge. Enjoy our FREE Asian/Pacific Islander HeritageMonth theme night, complete with food and games (food available from 3 to 6 p.m.). Asian/Pacific beer will also beavailable for purchase. For more details, call the Scott Club at 744-1333.18Outdoor Adventure Program – Giant City and High Ropes Course, May 18 Visit Giant City State Park and hike the 1mile Giant City Nature Trail with the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program on May 18. Afterwards have lunch atthe historic Giant City Lodge (your cost). Then, test your mettle with OAP and a Touch of Nature on their excitinghigh ropes course. Climb, practice your balance, build confidence and team work in a completely safe and secureenvironment. Adventure is open to ages 10 and up (anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Trip islimited to 14 participants, and reservations are required. Cost is $50/person. Bus departs Outdoor Recreation Bldg3176 at 7 a.m., returning around 6:30 p.m. Trip strenuous level: 4 out of 5 (hiking, climbing required). For moredetails, visit,,, or call 256-2067/1527932 3RDAnnual 5/10K Fun Run - May 18: The 932d First Sergeant council is hosting a 5/10k fun run May 18 @1530 Walk/Run/Be Dragged . it ALL counts! $18 - EVERYONE signed up before 1 May will be guaranteed a t-shirt and a medal. We will also accept payment at the starting line (shirts not guaranteed). Start: @ pavilionnext to softball Fields. POC: / l Register Note: the link may not work from GOV computer. Proceeds benefit the932d Benevolent FundITT Six Flags Carpool Trip: Fun for the whole family! The Scott AFB Information Tickets & Travel office is offering acarpool trip to Six Flags St. Louis on May 18! Carpooling fee is $20. Buses will depart the ITT office at 9:30 a.m.,returning around 6:30 p.m. *Seating is limited. *A minimum of 10 people must be signed up in order for trip togo. Anyone 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Trip is open to all ID card holders. Deadline to sign-upis COB May 15. Call ITT at 256-5919 for more details.Try Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Trip, May 18: Sign-up for Outdoor Recreation’s Try Scuba Diving and SnorkelingTrip on May 18 at Mermet Springs. Receive approximately 20 minutes of under-water diving with one-on-oneinstruction from a dive instructor. View underwater treasures, including the Boeing 727 that was filmed in the movie“U.S. Marshals”. Plus enjoy snorkeling or diving in the open quarry. Adventure cost is $78/person, which includestransportation, equipment, gear, mini-clinic, one-on-one guide. Bring a lunch or a burger stand is on location. Afterdiving we will stop at a local eatery for dinner (your cost). Buses will depart Outdoor Recreation Bldg 1650 (ITToffice) at 6:30 a.m., returning around 8:30 p.m. Open to ages 10 and up (anyone under 18 must be accompanied byan adult). Registration deadline is May 10. Anyone who is a certified diver can join in the fun too! For more details,visit,,, or call 256-1527/2067.
  8. 8. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 819 20 21DMV at the Scott Club – Special Tuesday Date in May: Need to renew your license plate stickers, but can’t make itto the DMV? Catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit at the Scott Club every 3rd Wednesday ofthe month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This DMV mobile unit offers basic vehicle services, such as driver license renewals(including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration. The next date the mobile unit is scheduled to appear is May21. Stop by or call the Scott Club for more details, 744-1333.22 23Sr. Series #1 Golf Tournament : Cardinal Creek Golf Course will be hosting its first of three Sr. Series Events on May23 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Each of the three tournaments will be a separate event, if a two some plays in allthree events they are eligible for the grand prize at the conclusion of the Sr. Series #3 Tournament. The format forthis tournament is a two man scramble for golfers ages 55 and older. Fee is $35 per player and includes: greensfees, cart, closest to the pin and flighted place prizes. Lunch will be offered after the tournament. For moreinformation, call Jim Earle at 744-1400.
  9. 9. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 9Railroad Crossing Closures at Superior St & South Dr. (6-10 May): Team Scott, Norfolk Southern RR will be on base 6-10 May torepair the railroad crossings located at Superior St and South Dr (Tab). This is a change from the original 23-25 Apr dates duesto last Thursdays rain. Repairs will require a two-day closure of both crossings. CES has constructed a temporary gravel road toallow commercial traffic to detour through the LRS compound from the Mascoutah Gate during the closure. Detour signs will beposed and Norfolk Southern will manage any additional traffic control other than barricades & detour signs. There will be noaccess between the east and west sides of the base from South Dr / Illinois St during the closure. If you have any questions,please contact CE Customer Service at 256-2202. See the Map here: Check out Military OneSource “Plan My Move”: Take charge of your PCS move. Plan My Move provides you with accessto information about your entitlements and benefits, to points of contact, checklists, planning tools, and information on educationand employment. Fill in the following information about your move, click "Get Moving" and we will get started. If your newassignment cannot be found, select a nearby installation.How to Make Sure You Have a Smooth Move: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season is fast approaching, and most militaryfamilies start doing research on housing, schools and installation amenities as soon as they get orders in hand. Perhaps the bestway to prepare for a move, however, is by having an emergency fund in place. Moves are expensive, and although many of thecosts may (eventually) be reimbursed, there are plenty of unexpected pitfalls that may be encountered. These difficulties canderail the best of budgets and plunge military families into debt. Read more: How to Make Sure You Have a Smooth MoveStretch Your BAH With These 6 Simple Steps: If theres one skill you should have in your money-saving arsenal, it would beknowing how to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to your BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing). When yourestateside, you receive all of your BAH regardless of the amount of your rent, which means that if you spend less than your BAH,you pocket the rest. If that isnt motivation to live moderately, I dont know what is! Read more: Stretch Your BAH With These 6Simple Steps4 Mistakes the PERFECT PCSer Made on Her Latest Move: Here is a hysterical PCS piece to start off your day! “So, now, as I sithere on my folding chair with my computer propped up on the other folding chair, staring at the receipts for the $1.45 Hanestank tops I bought because I was running dangerously out of clothes and well, I don’t want to spend a million dollars on a newwardrobe to alert the general public about our ‘lavish lifestyle,’ I want to share with you what I did wrong on my PCS. Thesethings I didn’t pack? Maybe you should."Fisher House “Hero Miles”: People can donate their frequent flier miles for families to travel to be with their loved ones in thehospital. Fisher House Foundation uses frequent flyer miles that have been donated by passengers of our airline partners toprovide free airline tickets to support wounded, injured and ill service members and their families who are undergoing treatmentat a military or VA medical center or who are attending authorized events. Warning & Alert App by American Red Cross: & Severe Weather Resources: and
  10. 10. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 10Chick-fil-A at Fairview Heights Military Appreciation Nights! On the Last Monday of Every Month we will be honoring those whoserve or have served and their families. Dine in 5pm-8pm on the last Monday of the month and your Meal will be on us! THANKYOU ALL!! Source: Sittercity Military Membership: The Sittercity Military Program is funded by the Department of Defense. The DoD offers freeSittercity memberships to Army, Marine, Navy, and Air Force families (including active duty, reserve and guard). Families haveaccess to over one million caregiver profiles: babysitters, nannies, senior care providers, dog walkers and more. Included in yourmembership is the ability to instantly run background checks on caregivers to provide added security for you and your family.Sittercity is Americas largest and most trusted website for connecting families with quality local in-home caregivers. To activateyour DoD paid membership click here: Continue for Spouse Professional License Portability: “Just finding and securing a job presents its own set of challenges inany military family move, Beauregard said, noting that the tempo and frequency of moves is disruptive. A spouse may be at aduty station for two to four years, he added, and in that time must establish a home, get children in school and look foremployment.” Read full U.S. Department of Defense article here: AFB Thrift Shop: The Scott AFB Thrift Shop is a great way to turn a profit on gently-used clothing and household goods or agreat place to shop for new items at super low prices! Consigning is limited to active duty, reservists, retirees and theirdependents, and Civil Service members of Scott. Bldg #700 on Perimeter Road (Just past the Vet Clinic & across from the ResaleLot ). Phone: (618)744-9441 | Email: | Find out more at Scott AFB Thrift ShopNational Bike Month: May is National Bike Month! In recognition of this growing national trend that directly supports the Air ForceComprehensive Airman Fitness Initiative (CAF), of physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness; Outdoor Recreation will be offering 10%Off all Bike Rentals for the month of May. Also, participate in any bike related program, rental or products that Outdoor Recreationoffers and receive 10% Off that item and your name will be added to a drawing for a Free Bike Trip for Two. Bring your bike into ourSqueaky Wheels Bike Shop (Bldg 3176) to be tuned up or fixed, and check out the variety of high end bikes, domestic bikes andequipment we can order. Register online for our email list and follow us on and to receive updated information on upcoming bike programs. For more details, call Outdoor Recreationat 256-1527/2067.Outdoor Recreation May “Adventures”: Make plans to join Outdoor Rec for one or all of their scheduled trips/events/programs in May… Grants Farm Bike Trip, May 5 Sky Diving 101, May 7 Horseback Riding Trip, May 11 Outdoor Recreation Mother’s Day Winery Tour, May 11 Base Bike Rides Begin, May 13 Try Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Trip, May 18 Base-wide Yard Sale, ALS Pavilion Area, May 18 Outdoor Adventure Program – Giant City & High RopesCourse, May 18 Sky Diving Adventure, May 25 Outdoor Adventure Program – Rock Climbing at JacksonFalls, May 25For more details, visit, www.facebook/ScottODR or call 256-2067/1527.Car Wash/Detail Station OPEN! Now is the perfect time to use the base car wash. Use the newly replaced wand equipment and detailstation or use the automatic wash with the under carriage option. Either way, your vehicle will love you for it. Open 24 hours a day/7days a week, the car wash is located behind the Arts & Crafts Center at 701 Ward Drive.National Bike Month: May is National Bike Month! In recognition of this growing national trend that directly supports the Air ForceComprehensive Airman Fitness Initiative (CAF), of physical, social, spiritual and mental fitness; Outdoor Recreation will be offering 10%Off all Bike Rentals for the month of May. Also, participate in any bike related program, rental or products that Outdoor Recreationoffers and receive 10% Off that item and your name will be added to a drawing for a Free Bike Trip for Two. Bring your bike into ourSqueaky Wheels Bike Shop (Bldg 3176) to be tuned up or fixed, and check out the variety of high end bikes, domestic bikes andequipment we can order. Register online for our email list and follow us on to receive updated info on upcoming bike programs. For more details, call Outdoor Rec at 256-1527/2067.THE MOBILITY FORUM NOW ONLINE: The Air Mobility Command magazine, The Mobility Forum, is now available online. Visit AMCPublic Affairs webpage or go to: to access the magazine. Articles are also featured on AMCs Facebook page andTwitter account.
  11. 11. M e d G r o u p M o n t h l y M a t t e r s P a g e | 112013 Base Championship: Make plans to sign up for the 2013 Base Championship at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center. Entry fee for alldivisions is $35. The championship will run May 6 through May 9 with a social mixer and practice May 6 from 6-8 p.m., qualifyingrounds (bowl 5 games each day) May 7-8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. and championship finals May 9 at 5:30 p.m. Divisions include men’sscratch, men’s handicap, ladies scratch, ladies handicap, senior handicap (age 50 and over) plus youth scratch and handicap. Individualswill declare what division they will bowl in at time of registration. First place in each division is $200. Minimum of six bowlers perdivision required for guaranteed prize fund to be paid out. All youth prize funds will be placed in the bowler’s SMART Scholarshipfund. Handicap for all divisions is 90% of 235. For more information, call 256-4054.Upcoming Bowling Leagues/Specials: Make plans now to join the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center for one or all of their upcoming“summer” leagues. The Sport Eliminator League is scheduled to begin May 13. The Junior Sport Shot Camp begins May 15. TheWednesday Sport Shot League begins May 15. Thursdays, beginning May 16, families can join in the fun with the Family Fun BowlingNight “league”. Also, take advantage of the Saturday Bowling Special and also the 101 Critical Bowling Days of Summer. For completedetails on the upcoming leagues or specials, call or stop by today!National Bike To Work Week – Base Bike Rides Begin May 13: Kick off the National Bike to Work Week with Outdoor Recreation on May13 at 5:30 p.m. with their Monday night group/family bike outing. From May 13 through Sept. 9, Outdoor Recreation will conduct bi-weekly Monday night rides (2nd and 4th Monday/each month). All rides will begin at 5:30 p.m., and start/stop at the OutdoorRecreation/ITT Office, Bldg 1650. The route will be around the perimeter of Scott AFB, with the option to ride 6, 12 or 18 miles. PleaseNO children’s bikes with 20” wheels or smaller, and no training wheels. Bike Rentals are available! Event is FREE, however, registration isrequired. National Bike to Work Day is May 17, look for more info. For more details, visit,,, or call 256-1527/2067.Mark Your Calendar…Base Summer Picnic & Diversity Day…THURSDAY, JUNE 20. Mark your calendar…the Base Summer Picnic &Diversity Day is set for Thursday, June 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the ALS Pavilions. All affiliated with the base and their family membersare invited to attend. Don’t miss out on this free event!Communications Service Transition To The Work Order Management System: On 1 Jun, the 375 CG will transition to the Work OrderManagement System (WOMS). WOMS, which is a component of the Cyberspace Infrastructure Planning System (CIPS), will become theentry point for new communications and information requirements. New communications and information requirements will consist ofnew infrastructure capabilities, telephone adds/moves/changes, pre-approved hardware/software purchases, CATV/IPTV, personalwireless communication devices, EMSEC/physical inspections, transmission systems, servers, and storage area etworks. WOMS will offermore flexibility for users and work centers alike. Users will have more capability to monitor submitted work orders; work centers cancreate/modify/update work order tasks and track technicians man hours; and work orders can be created directly from CIPSrequirements. Training for all CIPS users will be provided. POCs for this effort are Mr. Gordon Bell, 256-2888, Mr. Micheal Hart, 256-4654 and Mr. Ted Stites 256-4375.Helpful Financial Websites: Below are the top 10 viewed Answer FAQs in the Financial Services Knowledge Base for March 2013. TheKnowledge Base is keyword-searchable a database of nearly 1,000 FAQs and Answers for Military Pay and Travel. Members can oftenfind answers to their questions in the Knowledge Base, and skip the trip to Finance.1. Do I have to take leave if I am outside of my local areaon a non-duty day?2. What are my PCS travel allowances?3. How much is my retirement pay?4. What are the benefits of taking leave versus selling leavein conjunction with separation or retirement?5. How do I request/obtain a military W-2, PPM (formerlyDITY) W-2, civilian PCS W-2, and/or Health ProfessionalScholarship Program (HPSP) W-2?6. How much is involuntary separation pay?7. How many days of leave can I carry over from fiscal yearto fiscal year?8. When will my Dislocation Allowance (DLA) be paid?9. Can I get my Dislocation Allowance (DLA) in advance?10. What are my travel allowances upon separation orretirement?All of the wing’s financial customers are encouraged to visit virtual Finance. It is a great resource for pay and travel information, andincludes links to most of the official sites for pay and travel. You can easily jump-off to myPay, LeaveWeb, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP),Defense Travel System (DTS), the Financial Services Knowledge Base, eFinance, and PIPS for PCS travel, to name but a few. Our newestfeature is an area called Finance Newsflash, which can be found on the virtual Finance landing page under Featured Items. FinanceNewsflash consolidates the latest Military Pay and Travel news/changes in a single area of virtual Finance, and is frequently updated.
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