Scott AFB


Base Name: Scott AFB, IL

Base City: Shiloh, Belleville, Mascoutah, IL

Base Operator Phone Number: (618)256-1110

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address: 404 W. Martin Street, Bld 1650, Scott AFB, IL 62225

-          Phone Number: (618) 256-8668

-          Website:


Cost of Living:

-          BAH: Starting at $855 for E-1 without dependents or $1140 with dependents



-          Housing Office

o   Amount of on base houses available: 1,600

o   Phone Number: (618) 746-4911

o   Address: 4570 George Washington Dr, Scott AFB, IL

o   Website:

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:

-          Lodging: Scott Inn

o   Address: 1510 Beech Street Bldg. 1510

o   Phone Number: 618-256-1844

o   Website:


-          Child Development Center

o   Address: Bldg 1807  

o   Phone Number: 618-256-2669

-          Child Development Center Mazie V. Gilland

o   Address: Bldg 1805  

o   Phone Number: 618-256-2375

o   Website:

Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: 618-256-8047


-          Elementary: Scott Elementary

o   Address: 4732 Patriots Dr, Scott AFB, IL

o   Phone Number: (618) 746-4738

o   Website:

-          Mascoutah Elementary

o   Address: 533 N 6th St., Mascoutah, IL 62258

o   Phone Number: 618-566-2152

o   Website:

-          Middle: Mascoutah Middle School

o   Address: 846 N 6th St, Mascoutah, IL 62258

o   Phone Number: 618-566-2305

o   Website:

-          High School: Mascoutah High School

o   Address:  1313 West Main St., Mascoutah, IL

o   Phone Number: 618-566-8523

o   Website:


Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): North

-          Address: Scott Medical Clinic, 310 W. Losey Street
Scott AFB, IL 62225

-          Phone Number: 256-WELL (9355)

o   Apt Line: 1-866-MTF-APPT

o   Info: 256-WELL (9355) 

o   Tricare: (618)256-7521

-          Website:

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): Base Clinic and Satellite Clinic off base

Belleville Family medicine clinic (satellite location)
180 South 3rd Street, Belleville, IL, 62220. 
Appts 256-WELL (9355)

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks:  Fitness Center Pool

o   Address: 301 W. Winters Street, Bldg 1987

o   Phone: 256-2067

o   Website:

-          Gym/Fitness Center: Physical Fitness Center

§  Address: Bldg. P-6  

§  Phone: 618-256-1218

§  Website:

o   James Sports Center

§  Address: Bldg. 1987  

§  Phone: 618-256-4524

§  Website:

-          Base Vet Clinic: Address: 852 South Dr #856, Scott AFB, IL.

o   Phone: (618) 746-2168

o   Website:

-          Outdoor Rec: Address: East Drive

o   Phone: 618-256-2067/3204

o   Website:

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR


-          On-base bowling alley: Stars and Strikes Bowling Center

o   Address: 311 Martin St  Bldg. 1934

o   Phone: 618-256-4054/618-744-1277   

o   Website:

-          Movies: off base only at Wehrenberg Theaters or Skyview Drive In

-          Library: Scott Base Library

o   Address: 510 Ward Drive  Bldg. 1940  

o   Phone: 618-256-5100/3028

o   Website:

-          Golf Course: Cardinal Creek Golf Course

o   Address: 1192 Golf Course Rd, Bldg. 1192 

o   Phone: 744-1400/256-2505

o   Website:

-          Hobby Shop: Arts & Crafts Center

o   Address: 701 Ward Ave Scott AFB, IL 62225, Bldg. 1989 

o   Phone: 618-256-4230

o   Website:

-          Auto shop: Address: 701 Ward Ave Scott AFB, IL 62225, Bldg. 1989

o   Phone:   618-256-4565  

o   Website:


-          Local Attractions:

o   Six Flags St. Louis,

o   Anheuser Busch Brewery,  

o   St. Louis Gateway Arch,

o   St. Louis Zoo,

o   City Museum,

o   Magic House Children’s Museum,

o   Art Museum,

o   Raging Rivers Water Park,

o   St. Louis Science Center,

o   Grants Farm,

o   Sporting Events for Cardinals Baseball, Rams NFL Football, Blues NHL Hockey

For more visit:


-          ITT office information: Information, Tickets & Tours

o   Address: 404 Martin St, Bldg. 1650

o   Phone Number: 618-256-5919 (DSN 576-5919)

o   Website:

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Scott AFB is a wonderful base and it’s an awesome area for families. I grew up in the area and lived there twice as a military brat and spouse and would move back in a heart beat! There is so much to do with the kiddos like parks museums a great zoo historical landmarks river boats water parks theme parks sporting events etc. There’s plenty for adults to do as well with tons of shopping on both sides of the river as Scott AFB is 30mins away from St. Louis which has a lively bar scene as well as the Anheuser Busch Brewery you can tour.

The area also isn’t particularly expensive so it is a good place to lay down some roots and buy a house or a few acres (as my family plans to do). The base usually has quite a few job openings for spouses and teens the NAF and Government (USAjobs) pay the best on base. There is a medium size BX and Commissary on base both are alright. No movie theater anymore plenty food places on and off base great outdoor activities like camping hunting boating off-roading etc.

Housing on base is newer construction with tons of amenities in each neighborhood and gated as some housing areas aren’t actually connected to the base. Schools are great in the Mascoutah District the Belleville School District could use some improvement especially the high schools but if you choose to live in that district Belleville East is the better school as West tends to get the delinquents who get kicked out from the other schools because they offer an alternative night school. O’Fallon District is another common area people move too although that area is growing rapidly and can’t always keep up with the growth school and town wise.  Colleges in the area include McKendree Southwestern Illinois College Park University (on base satellite). St. Louis also has many colleges/universities including UMSL SLU Washington U etc.

Great Areas to live if you choose to move off base Mascoutah Shiloh New Baden Lebanon New Athens Waterloo Millstadt Red bud Nashville Troy Trenton Aviston Albers Germantown Highland Edwardsville Mt. Vernon and Sparta some parts of Belleville (although you really need to research first as crime is becoming more prevalent here) some parts of Swansea and O’Fallon to name a few.

Crime areas tend to be Belleville Fairview Heights Collinsville Caseyville Wood River Cahokia Washington Park Centreville Fairmont City Granite City East St. Louis (the areas closer to St. Louis).

Medical Care for the base is split with a limited clinic on Scott AFB and then the satellite clinic in Belleville attached to St. Elizabeth’s. There is no ER on base but there are two off base at St. Elizabeth’s or Memorial Hospital as well as many Urgent Care clinics in the surrounding area. Memorial Hospital has great care and in my opinion a better ER as St. E’s is much older and they tend to push their religious agenda on you especially if you give birth there. Great Docs in the area are Dr. Philip Chu Internal Medicine Dr. Bradley Tissier OBGYN Dr. Kimberly Carter OBGYN Dr. Joseph Silhavy Pediatrician Dr. Deryl Drum Pediatric Dentist.

Climate: You get all the seasons here including hot humid summers and snowy winters. I love Spring and Fall in this area as it becomes even more picturesque and the temps are much more comfortable.

Great websites for the area: (local newspaper) (stl newspaper St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Great Taxi Service that can take you from Lambert Airport to the base and anywhere else: Mid America Cab Co 618-277-1515
(located in Belleville) public transit rail goes from STL to just outside Scott AFB

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