• KC-46A Pegasus

    MissionThe KC-46A is intended to replace the U.S. Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers which has been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical

  • 97th Contracting Squadron

    History of the 97th Contracting Squadron prior to 1991 is not available; however, there has been a procurement function at Altus Air Force Base since the reopening of the base in 1953 under the Tactical Air Command. The squadron and the base later became a part of the Strategic Air Command; in July

  • 97th Healthcare Operations Squadron

     The Healthcare Operations Squadron has oversight over Resource Management, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Medical Information Systems, Medical Logistics, Medical Readiness, Pharmacy, Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging.Resource Management plans, programs, allocates and accounts for

  • 97th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron

    The Operational Medical Readiness Squadron consists of seven flights: Primary Care, Aerospace and Operational Medicine, Optometry, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Mental Health and Dental.The Primary Care Flight is responsible for the majority of primary care in the medical group. The

  • 97th Maintenance Group, Maintenance Operations

    The 97th Maintenance Group, Maintenance Operations provides overall fleet management for the wing’s C-17, KC-135 and KC-46 aircraft, as well as provides a diverse set of planning and maintenance support functions. The organization formulates all flying and maintenance schedules, coordinates and

  • 97th AMW Maintenance Group

    Today’s 97th Maintenance Group began its modern organizational history when Military Airlift Command’s 443rd Military Airlift Wing and Strategic Air Command’s 340th Air Refueling Wing combined on October 1, 1992, to create the 97th Air Mobility Wing under Air Mobility Command.  On July 1, 1993, the

  • 97th Maintenance Squadron

    The 97th Maintenance Squadron provides on and off-equipment aircraft and component maintenance to ensure safe, reliable aircraft for the Air Force’s mobility aircrew formal training mission. The squadron is comprised of five flights: Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory, Fabrication,

  • 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    The 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides safe, reliable aircraft for the Air Force’s mobility aircrew formal training mission, generating over 5,000 sorties and 23,000 flying hours annually. The Squadron is comprised of four flights, the KC-135, C-17 and KC-46 Aircraft Maintenance Units, and

  • Wing/Air Division Commanders at Altus Air Force Base

    Altus Army Air Field Advanced Flying SchoolColonel John M. Price 2 December 1942Base Closed 13 December 45 to 15 December 52Altus Air Force BaseTactical Air Command63d Troop Carrier Wing (later Airlift)Colonel Glenn M. Jones 7 January 1953Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Johnson 20 June 1953Strategic