Altus AFB conducts quarterly exercise

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jordan Novotny, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron briefs fellow aircrew members before the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Jordan Novotny, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron briefs fellow aircrew members before the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 Globemaster III enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron and Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, perform pre-flight checks in a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron and Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, perform pre-flight checks in a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 Stratotanker permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron and Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, prepare to land a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron and Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, prepare to land a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron, lands a C-17 Globemaster III on a runway in Colorado during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Eric Miller, an instructor pilot with the 97th Training Squadron, lands a C-17 Globemaster III on a runway in Colorado during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, prepares for an air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Chris Black, an instructor pilot with the 58th Airlift Squadron, prepares for an air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 Globemaster III enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

An A-Team member with the 97th Maintenance Group exits a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

An A-Team member with the 97th Maintenance Group exits a C-17 Globemaster III during the Altus Quarterly Exercise (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- U.S. Air Force members assigned to Altus AFB conducted an exercise as part of the Altus Quarterly Exercise Program (ALTEX), Nov. 16, 2017. The ALTEX program was established to broaden instructor enrichment opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios. This program creates opportunities for C-17 enrichment training for permanent party instructors, C-17 Faculty Training Course training requirements, KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 USAF Weapons School preparation, and combat formation training for KC-135 permanent party instructors. The exercise demonstrated combat entry into a semi-permissive environment.