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  • 1. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS 375TH AIR MOBILITY WING (AMC)Dear New Team Scott Member, Welcome to Scott Air Force Base, the surrounding communities of Belleville, Shiloh,O’Fallon, Mascoutah, and the entire St. Louis Metro-East area. Supported by the 375th AirMobility Wing (AMC), Scott AFB is home to U.S. Transportation Command, Military SurfaceDeployment and Distribution Command, 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command, Air ForceNetwork Integration Center (AFNIC), 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing, 126th Air RefuelingWing (IL ANG), 932d Airlift Wing (AF Reserve), and 31 other associate and tenant units. We’reglad that you are joining Team Scott and look forward to you becoming part of our total forcecommunity. We enjoy an excellent relationship with our local area neighbors. Base personnel havealways been actively involved in the local community, representing themselves and their branchof service with pride. There is a great deal to do and see in the local area and we hope you takeadvantage of everything the St. Louis area has to offer.Below is a list of useful links to help in your relocation to Scott AFB. Scott AFB Public Website (click on “Moving to Scott”): http://www.scott.af.mil/ 375th Air Mobility Wing Facilities and Services: http://www.375fss.com/ DOD Military Installations Database: http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/ DOD Automated Housing Referral Network: http://www.ahrn.com/ Air Force Housing: http://www.housing.af.mil DOD Moving Information Portal: http://www.move.mil Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.com TRICARE (Scott zip code is 62225): http://www.tricare.mil/ Military Child Education Coalition: http://www.militarychild.org/ Special Education Law Resources: http://wrightslaw.com/info/dod.index.htm St. Louis area information: http://www.explorestlouis.com Belleville area information: http://www.belleville.net Shiloh area information: http://www.shilohil.org O’Fallon area information: http://www.ofallon.org/Public_Documents/index Mascoutah area information: http://mascoutah.com/ In addition to these websites Scott AFB has created an “app” entitled MyMC2 for your smartphone to keep you connected to events, programs, and services available at Scott AFB. This app utilizes Facebook entries from various base agencies to create a one-stop information hub. We invite you to download this app prior to arrival by visiting your carrier’s app store. We invite you to stop in upon your arrival and see the variety of local information, services and programs available through the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC). Newly arrived members will be registered by the Military Personnel Flight (Air Force members), or their unit administrative office to attend our weekly newcomers’ orientation program offered every Tuesday. Base agencies are on hand to provide required briefings and answer questions. A spouses’ orientation, “Team Scott Spouse Link” is available bi-monthly and is specifically designed to meet the needs of new Team Scott spouses of all branches as well as spouses of civilian personnel. For upcoming dates, spouses may call or email the A&FRC. ENABLING COMBAT POWER
  • 2. The A&FRC also has loaner household items for use while awaiting the delivery ofyour household goods. Air Force members are authorized 20 hours of free child care, per childthrough the Child Care for PCS program paid for by the Air Force Aid Society. This child careprogram is also available to members of other branches of service stationed at Scott AFB and ispaid for by the “Friends of Military Families” private organization. For AF members, anadditional 20 hours per child may also be available at your current base. To obtain a voucherand a list of approved Family Child Care (FCC) providers, stop by the A&FRC with a copy ofyour PCS orders. For families moving with school-aged children, the School Liaison Officer located atthe Airman & Family Readiness Center is available to answer questions about schools in thelocal area as well as provide information on home-schooling and private schools. The SchoolLiaison may be reached by phone at Comm: (618) 256-9595 or DSN: 312-576-9595. TheSchool Liaison also works closely with the Exceptional Family Member Program FamilySupport (EFMP-FS) Coordinator within the A&FRC to meet the needs of relocating families.Families relocating with a member with special needs (adult or child) are encouraged to contactthe EFMP-FS Coordinator at Comm: (618)256-8668/2273 or DSN: 312-576-8668/2273 to learnabout base and local area support networks, activities, and special seminars addressing theirneeds. The EFMP Enrollment Program within the 375th Medical Group may be reached atComm: (618) 256-7014 or DSN: 312-576-7014 for questions regarding available medicalsupport, treatments, therapies, and services available in the vicinity of Scott AFB. When arriving at Scott AFB, the 24-hour arrival point is the Scott Inn, located inBuilding 1510 at the corner of Scott Drive and Beech Street, just as you enter the base throughthe main Shiloh gate. They may be reached by phone at Comm: (618) 256-1844 or by DSN:312-576-1844. More information is also available on the 375 FSS website listed above. We hope that this informational letter is useful to you as you prepare to relocate toScott AFB. In addition to your sponsor, please consider us a relocation resource as you prepareto depart. Should you require additional information on our services or the local area inpreparation for your move, please contact us at Comm: (618) 256-8668/2245, DSN: 312-576-8668, by email: aafrc@us.af.mil, on our website: www.scottafrc.com, or on Facebook: ScottAFB: Airman & Family Readiness Center. You may also visit us in building 1650, next toBurger King and behind the Base Theater. We look forward to meeting you upon arrival andwelcoming you as new members of “Team Scott”! Good luck with your move!Sincerely,Ruth A. NationsChief, Airman & Family Readiness Center

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