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Default Air Force Logo Altus community gives back with Mitten Tree event
With colder weather in the forecast, some community members are doing all they can to make sure local children keep warm this winter. But it is not just a onetime event. Every year Altus Air Force Base and the National Bank of Commerce host the annual Mitten Tree event, Nov. 29.The Mitten Tree event started in the early 1970’s to provide children
0 12/02
2016
Only about eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions successfully complete their goals. By planning ahead, setting realistic timelines and preparing for the stress of change, people have a better chance of meeting their resolution. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Clark/Released) Jump-starting New Year’s resolutions
As the holiday season rolls around you may want to start thinking of your New Year’s resolution. Only eight percent of people that set New Year’s goals reach them, not due to being unrealistic, but from failing to plan for these changes. Health, finances and education are a few of the biggest categories for New Year’s resolutions and Altus Air
0 11/30
2016
97th Maintenance Directorate aircraft maintainers, unhinge a landing gear cover, Sep. 28, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. For the past 20 years the 97th MX has been a heavily comprised civilian work force that is responsible for maintaining Altus AFB’s aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Dowell/Released) 20 years with Civilian maintenance
The 97th Maintenance Directorate has been hiring civilian maintainers for 20 years at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Known as the Altus Team Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance, the 97th MX is a mainly civilian work force that is responsible for maintaining Altus AFB’s aircraft.The majority of civilians who work there are retirees or veterans of the
0 11/25
2016
Airmen practice dawning mission oriented protective posture gear during a pre-deployment course, Nov. 14, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Before each Airman deploys out of Altus, they must first complete a pre-deployment class which teaches them to be proficient and confident in handling weapons and combat applicable skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Clark/Released) Preparing for deployment; exceeding the standard
Throughout the year, Altus Air Force Base deploys more than 300 Airmen to various locations across the globe, but before they can leave, they must qualify with their weapons and learn applicable combat skills.A five-day, pre-deployment class teaches Airmen to confidently handle weapons, apply first aid, and protect themselves against chemical
0 11/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo IPR, Deploying Airmen and Keeping Accountability
Roughly 200 Airmen deploy from Altus Air Force base each year. Deploying isn’t just part of the mission at Altus AFB, it’s a reality and the Individual Personnel Readiness office helps process deployers through the system to get them on their way downrange.
0 11/21
2016
Students from local elementary schools explore the inside of a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft, 97th Air Mobility Wing, during the science, technology, engineering and math fair, Nov. 17, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The STEM fair brought together 5th grade students and teachers, showcasing STEM to local students and how those subjects can relate to different Air Force careers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody Dowell/Released) STEM, real life application
The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted a science, technology, engineering and math fair, Nov. 17, for more than 130 students and 20 teachers from local schools.The fair gave 5th grade students and teachers the opportunity to connect with Airmen from different careers fields allowing them to learn how STEM applies throughout the Air Force.“In the local
0 11/18
2016
America Recycles Day, is Nov. 15, is about fortifying the significance of recycling and is about taking actions to be more environment friendly. Altus Air Force Base has a few programs to help to educate the base populace day. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Cody Dowell/Released)   Recycle on base, reduce waste
There is a day dedicated to educating and motivating everyone to recycle and getting involved is easy.America Recycles Day, is Nov. 15, which is about raising awareness and taking actions to recycle. Altus Air Force Base has a few programs to help to educate the base populace about recycling.“We inform the base wide populace about the value that
0 11/10
2016
Air show attendees, wait in line to see the flight deck of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing, during the 2016 Stuart Air Show, Nov. 5, 2016 at Stuart, Florida. The C-17 was set up as a static display during the air show to help educate attendees about its capabilities and the 97th AMW training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Franklin R. Ramos/Released) A C-17 from Altus AFB was spotted at Stuart air show
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft crew assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing participated in 2016 Stuart Air Show, Stuart Florida from Nov. 4 – 6 2016.The aircrew consisted of both C-17 pilot and loadmaster instructors from the 97th AMW.“Team Altus is here with a static display supporting the Stuart airshow,” said U.S. Air Force
0 11/08
2016
U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Hohn, Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Dr. Joe Leverett, Chairman of the Altus Military Affairs Committee, and first sergeants from the Mighty 97th pose for a group photo at the 16th annual First Sergeants Dinner, Oct. 6, 2016. The event, sponsored by the local Military Affairs committee, honors first sergeants for the work they perform for the Airmen at Altus Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force Photo by  Kenneth Scarle / Released) Military Affairs Committee shows appreciation to Altus First Sergeants
More than four dozen Altus Air Force Base First Sergeants, spouses and unit commanders were honored at a dinner hosted by the Altus Military Affairs Committee this October. This annual event was established in 2000, with the intent of showing appreciation to the diligent work of the First Sergeants of the Mighty 97th. The dinner included a catered meal along with the opportunity for commanders to introduce their First Sergeants and explain how vital they are to the mission.
0 11/07
2016
U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Alexander Bugerenko, 97th Air Mobility Wing Military Justice paralegal, simulates working on an Article 15 checklist, Nov.1, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The Base Legal Office helps base members with legal matters and services as well as advising commanders on legal proceedings. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Jackson Haddon/ Released) Lawfully in Step; Altus AFB Legal Office
The Altus Air Force Base Legal Office does more than most might know. From notarizing important documents to giving the wing commander advice on legal proceedings, the office is responsible for a handful of daily tasks. Because legal takes care of a wide range of topics their office is split into three sections to help cover the base and its day-to-day activities.
0 11/04
2016
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