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ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: PRYOR DRIVE CLOSURE – APRIL 22 TO AUG. 31   
Starting on April 22, we will begin construction on Pryor Drive to make improvements to the existing road. The existing Pryor Dr. from Air Guard Way intersection to the gate will be closed until Aug. 31, weather permitting. All south and north bound traffic will be directed to crossover onto the new addition of Pryor Dr. Please see map for additional details and alternate routes. Thank you for your patience as we make improvements to our infrastructure.

SCOTT TOP 3 GENERAL MEETING 

The Scott Top 3 Council will be hosting their next monthly general membership meeting on April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Scott Event Center Heritage Room. Yomi Nicholas-MFLC will be joining us in our SNCO discussion. .  The meetings are held every third Thursday of the month Please contact your Top-3 EC at scotttop3.council@us.af.mil with any comments, concerns, or ideas. 

FREE BOWLING FOR KIDS – TODAY THROUGH APRIL 22
Celebrate Spring Break at Stars & Strikes Bowling Center!  Kids can bowl two free games each day April 18-22!  Open to ages 3-17.  Shoe rental fee not included.  For more information call 256-4054.

LENT SPECIAL AT ZEPPELINS – TODAY, APRIL 19
This is the last week to try Zeppelins Food & Drinks Lent Special!  The special for April 18 & 19 is a Beer Battered Cod Sandwich and choice of a side for only $7.95.  Zeppelins is open Thursdays & Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The full menu is also available. Zeppelins is located within Scott Event Center and open to all who have access to the base.  For more details, call 256-5501.

FREE COOKING CLASS – APRIL 19

Join us for a FREE Cooking Class April 19 at 12:30 p.m. Open to ALL DoD Beneficiaries and Scott Air Force Base employees! To register, go to www.scottafrc.com  and click on the Appointment Plus link. If you have any questions, please call the Health Promotion Clinic at 256-7139.

START SMART BASEBALL AT THE SCOTT YOUTH CENTER – SIGN UP BY APRIL 19

Special program for 3-4 year old children to learn basic skills, improve coordination and to have fun.   Six sessions will meet on Saturdays from 9- 10 a.m. at the Youth Center.  All equipment will be provided.  Cost is $55.  Limited to first 25 to register.  Must register at the Youth Center Monday - Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Deadline is April 19. 

FSS EGG-STRAVAGANZA – APRIL 20

Join us “rain or shine” for the 375th Force Support Squadron’s Annual Egg-Stravaganza-Hunt!  Be there Saturday, April 20 at the Scott Event Center for this free fun event for kiddos of all ages!    What to expect… Egg Hunt -- Face Painting -- Balloon Animals -- Bounce Houses -- Sack Races – Snacks by USO -- Prizes & more!  Fun begins at 10 a.m.!  Egg Hunt divisions & times; ages 2-4 (10:30 am), ages 5-6 (10:50 am), ages 7-9 (11:10 am), ages 10-12 (11:30 am).  Little ones under age 2 can play in the special “Bunny Hop Zone” area – special prizes & treats.  

GOLF DEMO DAY – APRIL 20

Join Cardinal Creek Golf Course on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their Golf Demo Day.  Test and preview the newest equipment from golf's top vendors such as Titleist, Callaway, Ping, Wilson, Taylor Made, Cleveland Golf, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey and more.  Take advantage of special Demo Day sale prices for both in stock and special order goods!  For more information, call 618-744-1400.  

 

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING AND PAPER SHREDDING EVENT – APRIL 24
The 375th CES will be hosting the annual Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event on April 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the softball field parking lot off Hangar Road. Tube TVs and monitors will have a $10 to $30 fee each depending on the size. Residents can bring up to 10 large items per household, but no more than two televisions. There will be two large paper shredders available to handle personal shredding. For organizational shredding, call 256-9441 or 256-2092. 

DECORATION WRITING COURSE – APRIL 24 

Scott AFB Chiefs Group is hosting a decoration writing course which provides basic fundamentals of USAF decoration writing and an application exercise.  Course will be held April 24 at 1:30 – 3 p.m. at the new Scott AFB Professional Development Center (formerly Rockwell Hall). Seating is limited to 40 seats.   Sign-up at:  link here

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC- APRIL 25

Parenting with Love and Logic is an interactive, video-based parenting program that provides practical tools, tips, and techniques in addressing the challenges in raising children, ages 2-12.  This dynamic program will be offered in the Education and Training Center on April 25 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. All participants will receive a FREE workbook.  For more information and to register, visit: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/4b6q1jqe/

PSS INAUGURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT SUPPORTING ST. LOUIS FISHER HOUSE - APRIL 26

Join PSS and the St. Louis Fisher House as we celebrate our inaugural golf tournament on Scott AFB/Cardinal Creek Golf Course.  Tournament will include longest drive, closest to pin, and the now famous 'Golf Ball Launcher' along with skins and mulligans.  Tournament is open to the public and all base personnel.  $60 entry fee.  Pre-register on line @ https://www.eventregisterpro.com/event/pssinauguralgolftournament.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – JOHN C. MAXWELL 360 LEADER – APRIL 26 

Join us as we dive into John C. Maxwell’s, The 360-Degree Leader course as he explains the principles leaders can use to bring value and influence to and from anywhere in the organization, enabling them to lead up, lead across, and lead down. For questions, contact SMSgt Joaquin Chacon at (618) 229-4463 or Joaquin.chacon@us.af.mil.  Please register for this event here

THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN TRAINING – APRIL 25 & 26
The Greater St Louis Federal Executive Board is sponsoring Thrift Savings Plan training on April 25-26 between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day at the Scott AFB Library Auditorium.  The April 25 session, “TSP A to Z,” is open to anyone who currently invests or is considering investing in the TSP.  The April 26 session, “TSP Pre-retirement Planning,” is targeted to anyone within 5 years of retirement although others may attend.  The training provided at no cost to the attendees.  

INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE MUSTER – APRIL 27

Scott AFB will be hosting the FY19 Individual Ready Reserve Muster on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. at the Library Auditorium.  The IRR Muster is one of three continuous Pre-trained Individual Manpower screening programs mandated by law.  During the muster, a number of briefings will be provided from the following agencies:  Veteran Affairs, Recruiting and member responsibilities are presented by ARPC, along with a medical consult to inform IRR members whose health and medical conditions may preclude worldwide deployment if mobilized.

AIR FORCE ASSISTANCE FUND CAMPAIGN – NOW THROUGH APRIL 26
The 2019 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is underway.  Scott currently ranks FIRST among AMC bases supporting the four charities that are specifically “For Airmen, By Airmen.”  For more information, visit www.afassistancefund.org  We need your support to reach our goal of $97,041!  Reach out to your unit POCs for more information on how to get involved.  Please direct questions to installation co-chairs Capt Cheryl Blake (cheryl.blake.2@us.af.mil) and MSgt Matthew Such (matthew.such@us.af.mil). 

SCOTT AFB SOCCER NIGHT WITH SAINT LOUIS FC –APRIL 27

STLFC and Scott Air Force Base Futbol Club  have teamed up for a special group night on Saturday, April 27 as STLFC takes on the Swope Park Rangers at 7:30 pm at World Wide Technology Soccer Park (1 Soccer Park Rd, Fenton, MO).  Come out at 6 pm prior and support your Scott FC as they play against Fort Leonard Wood United prior to the Saint Louis FC semi-professional Soccer team on Saturday April 27. 

STEM CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS – DEADLINE MAY 1
The Illinois Math and Science Academy Metro East Field Office is offering a number of summer camps for students currently in grades 2-7.  Scholarships have been provided courtesy of the Scott AFB STEM Advisory Group.  May 1 is the deadline for scholarship applications and all supporting documentation.  Camp and scholarship information is available https://www.imsa.edu/site_section/summerimsa/ 

WINGMAN DAY DIVERSITY FESTIVAL – MAY 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 for Wingman Day Festivities and Celebrate Diversity with co-workers, family, and friends. The event kicks off at 3 p.m. on the Parade Field and will conclude at 7 p.m. Plan for entertainment, food trucks, and fun for all ages! There will be tethered hot air balloon rides for $10 as a fundraiser for the Air Force Ball from 6-7 p.m., weather permitting.