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Welcome to Scott AFB!

Located in southern Illinois in the greater St. Louis area, Scott AFB is home to the 18th Air Force (AF), the operational component of Air Mobility Command (AMC). It is AMC's only Numbered Air Force (NAF) and the Air Force's largest NAF. 18th AF executes air mobility missions worldwide. Active-duty units reporting to the 18 AF include units in MD, SC, DE, TX, FL, Southwest Asia, and more. 


Scott Air Force Base is also home to AMC’s "Showcase Wing,” the 375th Air Mobility Wing. The wing's operational mission is to provide air mobility operations through its fleet of C-21 aircraft and its partnerships with the Guard and Reserve in flying KC-135 and C-40 aircraft. 



Image via Scott AFB Facebook


The wing owns 14 C-21As that operate at Scott Air Force Base and provides maintainers and aircrews for the KC-135 and C-40 missions who work alongside Guard and Reserve personnel. The wing also has responsibility for the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Training Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, which is responsible for all AES qualification training in the Air Force.


The 375th Air Mobility Wing hosts mission partners including U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Cyberspace Capabilities Center, 635th Supply Chain Operations Wing, a Reserve airlift wing (932nd Airlift Wing), an Air National Guard refueling wing (126th Air Refueling Wing), the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, 15th Operational Weather Squadron, the USAF Band of Mid-America, and others.



Image via Scott AFB Facebook


Combining the amenities of a big city nearby with midwestern charm, Scott AFB is surrounded by the cities of Belleville, Shiloh, and Mascoutah in St. Clair County. Historic Belleville, Illinois, approximately 20 miles east of St. Louis,  is the largest city near the base. The area has a moderate cost of living.



The iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, Missouri.



Frequently Asked Questions About Scott AFB


1) Where should I live near Scott AFB? 


Popular neighborhoods near Scott AFB include those in Belleville, Shiloh, and O'Fallon, IL.


2) What is Scott AFB known for? 


Once the site for all C-9 training, Scott is now the home of the 18th AF and the 375th Air Mobility Wing, which provides aeromedical evacuation for patients and operational support airlift for high priority passengers and cargo with a fleet of 14 C-21 aircraft, along with assistance from its Associate Partner, the 932nd Airlift Wing (Reserve). The 375th Air Mobility Wing and the Illinois Air National Guard’s 126th Air Refueling Wing are Associate Partners in executing the rapid global mobility mission with eight KC-135 refueling aircraft.



Scott Field Heritage Air Park image via Scott AFB Facebook


3) What cities are near Scott AFB?


St. Louis, Missouri, which sits along the Mississippi River, is about 20 miles northwest of Scott AFB. Other cities nearby include Shiloh, O’Fallon, Mascoutah, Swansea, Fairview Heights, and New Baden, IL.


4) How many gates does Scott AFB have?


Scott AFB has five gates, including: 


  • Shiloh Gate is the Scott AFB main gate on Seibert Road and location of the Visitor Control Center. The Shiloh Gate is the only 24-hour access point for Scott AFB.
  • Belleville Gate is on the south side of the base connecting with IL 161. Belleville Gate is closed nightly from 10:00 p.m to 4:30 a.m.
  • Mascoutah Gate is open to commercial vehicles only.
  • Cardinal Creek Gate (north side of the base) is only open during morning/evening commute hours. 
  • Patriot's Landing Gate is normally closed to all traffic.?

5) What is the zip code for Scott AFB?


The zip code for Scott AFB is 62225. Other nearby zip codes include 62221, 62226, 62269, and 62258.    


6) What is the BAH for Scott AFB? 

The BAH for Scott AFB ranges from $1,383 for E-1 to $2,154 for E-9 with dependents, and from $1,449 for O-1 to $2,826 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.


Scott AFB in autumn

Scott AFB in autumn image via Scott AFB Facebook

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Base Location and Information

Official Site: Scott Air Force Base

Scott Air Force Base is located approximately 20 miles east of St. Louis near Belleville, Illinois in southern Illinois, and is part of the “Metro-East” portion of the greater St. Louis area.  An assignment here offers you the opportunity to serve in a Joint Total Force environment. 



Scott AFB map via shopmyexchange

Area military installations: 






St. Louis Statue in Forest Park 


Whether you prefer to embrace the amenities offered in a large metro area like St. Louis or choose to head further out to the countryside, you’ll find it all here! And you’ll enjoy all four seasons here at Scott AFB, too. You certainly won’t run out of things to do! Visit the Scott Field Heritage Air Park, head to the Skyview Drive-In, or spend time at one of the many area museums and theatres. Further into St. Louis, catch a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium and take a traditional Mississippi paddleboat tour past the iconic Gateway Arch. (There’s even a Mississippi riverboat cruise that goes all the way from St. Louis to New Orleans.)



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The Scott AFB community has a total workforce of 15K personnel, including active duty, civilians, contractors, Air National Guard, and Reserves. Scott Air Force Base is the largest employer in southwest Illinois, injecting billions of dollars into the local economy.



Mississippi Riverboat image via Canva


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Arrival Lodging

The Scott Inn provides temporary lodging facilities, consisting of 85 fully furnished, three-bedroom homes. Each unit contains the items needed to set up a temporary home. A limited number of pet-friendly TLF units are available for an additional nightly fee. Lodging also maintains a list of kennels in the local area. TLF reservations can be made up to three months in advance. 



Scott AFB lodging



Scott AFB Lodging location and contact info: 


Scott Inn Lodging Website


460 West Winter Street

Scott AFB, IL 62225

618-256-1844 or DSN 312-576-1844

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Scott AFB Housing

Military housing at Scott AFB is managed by Hunt Military Communities - Scott Family Housing and includes six communities with 1,595 traditional, duplex, and quadraplex homes.



Image via Scott Family Housing

Housing contact info

Scott Family Housing

4570 George Washington Drive

Scott AFB, IL 62225


Office: (618) 746-4911

Office Fax: (618) 746-4910

Leasing Phone: (877) 837-9710

Scott AFB Housing Management Office: (618) 744-9880/9882


Property Contact Email:


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Scott AFB Off-Base Housing

Homes for sale and houses for rent near Scott AFB - Scott AFB Homes

The cost of living in the Scott AFB area is 5.8 % lower than the national average. The median home price as of 2020 was $119,000 with the average rent rate sitting right around $810/month (via and rentcafe, respectively.) 

You can visit inmyarea to estimate the costs of utilities where you’re headed.



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Scott AFB BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Scott AFB is near St. Louis, MO with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Scott AFB BAH rates for zip code 62225: 


  • E-1 with dependents: $1,383
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,053
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,154
  • E-9 without dependents: $1,638
  • O-1 with dependents: $1,449
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,377
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,826
  • O-7 without dependents: $2,121

Area Weather & Climate

Scott AFB weather

Image via Scott AFB Facebook

Pack both your bathing suits and winter gear, as you’ll definitely experience all four seasons while stationed at Scott AFB. With hot and muggy summers and cold and windy winters, the forecast is ‘partly cloudy’ all year round. Throughout all seasons, the temperature runs between  25°F to 89°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 96°F. (per Weather Spark)


Tourism increases and and warm-weather activities prevail from late May to late September.  

Depending on the circumstances of winter weather, the installation commander may authorize the following: early release, delayed reporting, or mission-essential reporting only. Follow Scott AFB’s winter weather page for the latest updates.


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Scott AFB Area Schools



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If you live on Scott AFB, your children will attend schools in Mascoutah Community Unit School District 19. Elementary students will attend Scott Elementary School, and middle school and high school students living in base housing attend Mascoutah Middle and High Schools. 


Other nearby school districts include Belleville, Cahokia, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, and more. Click here for a complete listing of public and private schools in the Scott AFB area.  


For those looking for a private school education in the Scott AFB area, take a look at Private School Review for ratings and reviews of specific schools. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Illinois State Board of Education homeschool regulations.


Have questions about educating your children while stationed at Scott AFB? Connect with the Scott AFB School Liaison Office. 


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Support for Military and Families



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Military spouses will be glad to know that the area’s employment rate closely mirrors national averages. Area industries are strong in the fields of aviation, research, transportation, biotechnology, utilities, food and beverage manufacturing, along with fields such as engineering, computer systems analysis, and hospitality. 

Connect with the Scott AFRC to learn about area employment opportunities, as well as find resume assistance. The Scott AFRC also has information about local volunteer opportunities.


There are two Child Development Centers (CDC) on the base, providing care for newborns through kindergarten. The base also provides a new parent support program, child and youth services, deployment support, financial assistance and much more. See a list of programs offered at Scott AFB. 


Some helpful links: 



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Things to Do Near Scott AFB



The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis via


The Scott AFB FSS(Force Support Squadron) offers a robust calendar of events all year round. You’ll find info there about outdoor rec, entertainment, food, and sports.  Here are a few more ideas for activities near Scott AFB!


Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis: One of 69 churches designated as basilicas in the U.S., the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is the home of unique artwork, featuring more than a dozen architects' and artisans' work. Visit for a guided tour or a walk through the museum. 


Grant's Farm: Since 1954, Grant’s Farm has remained a popular St. Louis destination. The property is the ancestral home of the Busch family and was named for Ulysses S. Grant who originally worked on the land.

It’s been ranked a top attraction nationwide, and combines history, heritage, and wildlife!


St. Louis Zoo: One of the last free zoos in the country, the St. Louis Zoo is home to over 13,000 animals. Explore exhibits virtually, learn about conservation, and find out more about the zoo’s programs. 


Busch Stadium: Since its opening in 2006, Busch Stadium has been home to the Major League Baseball team St. Louis Cardinals.  Check with Scott AFB Information, Ticket, and Tours (ITT) for special pricing. 

Gateway Arch: Just a 30-minute drive from Scott AFB is the iconic Gateway Arch. Take a tram to the top of the largest man-made structure in the U.S., visit the museum, or catch a riverboat cruise.


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Base Address:

404 W. Martin Drive
Scott AFB , 62225-5359