Welcome to Scott AFB

Scott Air Force Base is located near Belleville, Illinois, and home to the headquarters of many major military organizations including the Eighteenth Air Force, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the Air Mobility Command (AMC), the United States Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center (AFGLSC), and the 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing and others.

The base is operated by the 375th Air Mobility Wing and is also home to the Air Force Reserve’s 932nd Airlift Wing and the Air National Guard’s 126th Air Refueling Wing. Scott’s airfield is also used by civilian aircraft with civilian operations run by the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

The base was established in 1917, as a leased facility, when the training of airplane pilots began for the Air Service. The base was named after Corporal Frank S. Scott who was the first enlisted person to be killed in an aviation crash. Scott AFB is one of very few military bases ever named for an enlisted person.

Scott Air Force Base became the new home of the general headquarters of the Air Force for the entire United States Army in June of 1938. In preparation for that assignment, the base was completely redesigned, and new Colonial style administration buildings, barracks, and family quarters were built. The transfer of command never happened; the outbreak of World War II forced the Army to focus its efforts elsewhere.

Weather in the Scott Air Force Base area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and higher and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 30s and lower. Annual rainfall in the area is 38 inches with the wettest month being November.

Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Belleville, O’Fallon, Lebanon, and St. Louis. Rents around this area run $400-$600 a month. A house near here sells for an average of about $112,000.
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