Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Department of Defense Mapping Agency Announces Six Possible Sites For New Facility http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/department-defense-mapping-agency-announces-six-possible-sites-new-facility <p><iframe height="420" seamless="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/stlpr-prod/dailygraphics/graphics/20140708-nga-sites/child.html" width="580"></iframe></p><p>The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency <a href="http://www.stlpartnership.com/06-19-14-helix-center-celebrates-first-graduate-aerovalve.html" target="_blank">has released the location</a> of six sites under consideration for its new facility in the St. Louis region.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:02:44 +0000 Maria Altman 37877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Department of Defense Mapping Agency Announces Six Possible Sites For New Facility Two Generals Step Up As New Leaders At Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-generals-step-new-leaders-scott-air-force-base <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Change of Command ceremonies commemorated new leadership at <a href="http://www.scott.af.mil/">Scott Air Force Base</a> on Monday.</span></p><p>Gen. Paul Selva now leads U.S. Transportation Command&nbsp;at Scott&nbsp;after Gen. William Fraser’s retirement. Gen. Darren McDew replaces Selva as head of Air Mobility Command.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:45:03 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 35873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Generals Step Up As New Leaders At Scott Air Force Base Illinois Senators Continue Push To Showcase Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senators-continue-push-showcase-scott-air-force-base <p>The Air Force's top civilian official spent Tuesday morning at Scott Air Force Base with Illinois' political leaders.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Senators Continue Push To Showcase Scott Air Force Base Illinois Political Leaders Put Up United Front For Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-political-leaders-put-united-front-scott-air-force-base <p>With big defense cuts on the horizon, Illinois’ federal and state leaders are putting up a united front to protect Scott Air Force Base.&nbsp;</p><p>Both U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk were part of a federal and state delegation meeting with U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh. Their meeting at Scott Air Force Base comes as <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/pentagon-asks-congress-for-permission-to-close-military-bases-20140225" target="_blank">Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asked Congress to re-start a base closing commission – or BRAC.</a></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:34:25 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34640 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Political Leaders Put Up United Front For Scott Air Force Base Columnist, Military Wife Hopes Her New Book Gives Civilians Insight On Military Life http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/columnist-military-wife-hopes-her-new-book-gives-civilians-insight-military-life <p>Author and columnist Terri Barnes now calls O’Fallon, Ill. home. But that is a recent designation determined by her husband’s transfer to Scott Air Force Base last August. First the daughter and now the wife of a career military man, she estimates O’Fallon is her family's seventeenth hometown.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:09:52 +0000 Camille Phillips & Amanda Honigfort 34156 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Columnist, Military Wife Hopes Her New Book Gives Civilians Insight On Military Life Scott AFB To Shrink With Pentagon Budget Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scott-afb-shrink-pentagon-budget-cuts <p>Scott Air Force Base was not caught off guard by the smaller defense budget proposed earlier this week. On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hegel gave Congress his $496 billion dollar budget, which calls for cutting the military's size, reducing benefits for troops and scaling back spending on military equipment.</p><p>For the Air Force, the new budget means an 8 percent reduction in personnel across the board, a move Scott Air Force Base anticipated.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:43:28 +0000 Maria Altman 34210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scott AFB To Shrink With Pentagon Budget Cuts Business Rundown: Our Military Economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/business-rundown-our-military-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We just kicked off a year-long celebration of St. Louis’ 250th anniversary.&nbsp; As an editor, I had the pleasure of working with <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/happy-250th-birthday-st-louis-lets-take-walk-down-memory-lane-and-quiz" target="_blank">Maria Altman on her audio Valentine to the city</a>. If you haven’t heard the piece yet, you should definitely take a listen; it’s very fun and uplifting.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:04:46 +0000 Shula Neuman 33774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Business Rundown: Our Military Economy Task Force Seeks To Position Scott Air Force Base To Thrive Even After Defense Budget Cuts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/task-force-seeks-position-scott-air-force-base-thrive-even-after-defense-budget-cuts <p>Although <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-senate-approves-budget-deal-sends-it-white-house" target="_blank">sequestration could soon be at an end </a>if President Obama signs the compromise budget into law as expected, the Department of Defense is still facing budget cuts. And another round of Base Realignments and Closings (BRAC) is expected in a few years. That puts Scott Air Force Base in a potentially precarious position.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:49:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 32411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Task Force Seeks To Position Scott Air Force Base To Thrive Even After Defense Budget Cuts Furloughed Civilian Workers Return To Work At Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/furloughed-civilian-workers-return-work-scott-air-force-base <p>Civilian workers returned to Scott Air Force Base today after almost a week on furlough because of the government shutdown.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their return was a result of a Department of Defense </span><a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=120905" style="line-height: 1.5;">ruling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that civilian workers whose mission contributes to </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members&rdquo; could return to the job with pay.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:07:41 +0000 Kate Essig 30469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Furloughed Civilian Workers Return To Work At Scott Air Force Base Joint Center At Scott AFB Helps Protect Against Persistent Cyberattacks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joint-center-scott-afb-helps-protect-against-persistent-cyberattacks <p>Cybersecurity is especially vital to the nation's military. Last year U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base formed the Joint Cyber Center <a href="http://www.transcom.mil/news/read.cfm?id=8933">"in recognition of cyberspace as a warfighting domain. "</a></p><p>Colonel Tom Clancy is Chief of the Joint Cyber Center at Scott Air Force Base. He said that during routine sweeps in 2011, more than 44,000 "attempted accesses to systems" at U.S. Transportation Command were discovered. That number quadrupled in 2012. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:00:03 +0000 Camille Phillips 28322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joint Center At Scott AFB Helps Protect Against Persistent Cyberattacks