Scott Air Force Base is located just a few minutes east of Belleville in Southwestern Illinois. The Shiloh Gate, Scott’s primary vehicle entrance point, is only 1.5 miles southeast of Interstate 64 (Exit 19A) at Rt 158.
Belleville is proud to have Scott AFB as a neighbor. The positive influence it has on all of the surrounding communities is reflected in our region’s excellent educational institutions, our churches, our health care facilities, public safety systems and transportation networks, our businesses, and our parks and neighborhoods where individuals and families from Scott AFB live, work, play and shop.
The Southwestern Illinois area was presented the coveted Abilene Trophy for the second time in a three year period on April 17, 2015. The award recognized the extensive support demonstrated by Belleville, and other surrounding communities, during 2014 for Scott Air Force Base military members and their families.
The Belle-Scott Committee
Belleville has a long history of supporting Scott Air Force Base. Evidence of this support is the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Belle-Scott Committee which was established in 1949. It is the oldest continuing military/civilian partnership in the nation. The committee meets monthly alternating between SAFB and Belleville locations.
The highlight of the committee’s partnership is the Annual Enlisted Dinner which brings 150 local service men and women from SAFB together with Belleville residents and business owners to recognize and celebrate the sacrifice and contributions the enlisted personnel make to the residents of Belleville and our country.
My Base Guide Mobile App
The MyBaseGuide mobile application delivers useful information to relocating service members and is a convenient way for families, retirees and contractors to keep up-to-date with current events at Scott AFB. Information is updated in real-time.
Search for MyBaseGuide in iTunes or Android Market to download the application to your smartphone or scan the QR code shown to the right.
Scott Patriot Community
The City of Belleville is a proud to be a Scott Patriot Community. By participating in the Scott Patriot Program, we provide support to our friends and their families at Scott Air Force Base by being military friendly.