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(Courtesy Photos by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Powell) Police Week; the story of MWD Rockino
As Altus AFB celebrates police week, humans get a lot of credit for their work in law enforcement. However, humans aren’t the only hard workers in the police force.
0 5/17
2018
Julio Cedillo, a Vehicle Maintenance and control assistant assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, stands in the vehicle maintenance shop, April 17, 2018, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Altus Airman wins AETC Award for innovating, mentoring and volunteering
A member of the Mighty 97th earned the Air Education and Training Command Category One 2017 Civilian Non-Supervisor of the Year award.
0 5/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo Altus AFB supplies USAF with mission ready loadmasters
On March 23, 1996, the 97th Air Mobility Wing received its first U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft, and by the end of the year, the wing had four. Altus AFB is the only base in the U.S. Air Force that uses the C-17 aircraft to conduct initial loadmaster qualification training, airdrop qualification training and instructor
0 11/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Airman provides opportunities for and inspires peers
Many Airmen are told before arriving to their first duty station that, "You get out of it what you put in," meaning if that Airman wants to have a good time at that duty station, he or she will have to put in the energy to make it a good assignment.One of our Airmen put his energy into making his first duty station an enjoyable assignment for
0 10/28
2014
Default Air Force Logo Five things you need to know about Independence Day
The Fourth of July is the celebration of America's independence since Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence document in 1776. Here are five things you need to know about Independence Day.#1 - In July 1776, the estimated population of America was 2.5 million. According to the U.S. and World Population Clock, the nation's
0 7/03
2014
June 23rd, marks the anniversary of the valiant actions of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley, 97th Bombardment Group bombardier. Over 70 years later, Kingsley’s example of self-sacrifice and service before self are reflected in the Core Values of today’s Airman. 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley: Hero of the 97th
Leaders are not always determined by the rank of an individual but by the heart of one. June 23rd, marks the anniversary of the valiant actions of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley, 97th Bombardment Group bombardier. Over 70 years later, Kingsley's example of self-sacrifice and service before self are reflected
0 6/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo 10 things you may not know about Altus AFB's history and heritage
 Many service members and their families have been stationed at Altus AFB and many others have worked civilian or contractor jobs for the base, but it is unlikely that anyone knows all of the following facts about this installation.#1 - Construction of the original infrastructure of the Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School, now Altus AFB, began
0 6/18
2014
Default Air Force Logo Five things you need to know about Flag Day
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Here are five things you need to know about Flag Day.#1 -The stripes represent the 13 original colonies, and the stars represent the 50 states.#2 - The colors of the U.S. flag have
0 6/13
2014
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Erika Aburto, 97th Force Support Squadron food service technician, prepares a plate of food at the Solar Inn Dining Facility June 6, 2014. The dining facility is an essential part of the Altus AFB mission, replenishing Airmen with four meals a day to keep the mission going of forging combat mobility forces and deploying Airmen warriors.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Levin Boland/Released) A morning at the Solar Inn Dining Facility
The sun slowly peaks up on the horizon as Airmen from across the base are swiping blindly at their alarm clocks trying to stop the high pitched rings that fill their dark rooms.At the same time, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Everett Brown and other cooks are also hearing the high pitched rings and buzzing from stoves and cooking timers, signaling that
0 6/11
2014
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Kleynhans, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis journeyman, has served with the vehicle management flight since October 2012. He manages work orders, schedules maintenance, coordinates repairs for accidents that happen on base, and coordinates with the mechanics to make sure they work in unison. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Franklin R. Ramos/Released) Vehicle management
Providing the 97th Air Mobility Wing with the vehicles necessary to execute its training mission and maintenance support to all government vehicles and equipment is the mission of the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight.They provide and maintain vehicles that assist with base maintenance, security and aircraft."Our vehicles
0 6/10
2014
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