Inprocessing and Checklists


  1. KC46 Temp FTU at MOB Students only - If you are completing academics and sims at another location and coming to Altus for only the flightline portion of the course follow these instructions. You can skip steps 2-8, they are included within these instructions. (click here)
  2. Set up TrackVia access: As soon as possible, preferably about a month prior to your start date, please send an email to from an account you can easily access while in training at AAFB (normally a personal email). Title your email with your full name, course and class start date (example: Capt John P. Smith, C17PIQ, 4 Nov 2020) Once we activate your TrackVia account, you will receive an activation email with instructions on setting it up. Once you receive this email, you will have 72 hours to activate your account. Failure to activate your account will slow your in-processing and could result in you arriving unprepared or being sent home for not meeting course prerequisites.
  3. Complete both prerequisite checklists: You will need to complete the Altus Common Checklist and the Course Specific Checklist. Both checklists must be signed by your Sq/CC or authorized representative (DO, training shop, etc.)
  4. Upload documents to your TrackVia account: NLT 2 weeks prior to your class start date, please upload your completed/signed checklists and all supporting documentation requested on the checklists. We will provide notes in TrackVia and/or send you an email for anything you are missing. If your complete package is not ready 2 weeks prior, go ahead and submit what you do have.
  5. Sign up for Mattermost: Be sure to add the 97 TRS team and student channels. Mattermost Setup Instructions: Click Here
  6. Read the Reporting Instruction, Student Handbook, and all memos/policies posted on this website.
  7. Please notify our office if you are rescheduled or removed from this course. Be advised if your class is rescheduled, you must re-upload your documents to the new TLN in your TrackVia account. TrackVia automatically deletes previously loaded documents upon cancellation.
  8. Flight Physicals and Medical Waivers: Flight physicals and medical waivers must be current at least 30 days past your Altus grad date. These items must be completed before arriving at Altus AFB. AAFB Flight Med is not staffed to complete student physicals and waivers.


ALTUS AFB Standard Reporting Instructions: Click here
Student Handbook: Click Here
COVID-19 Info and Policies: Click Here
AMTC Student AMR Policy: Click Here
AMTC Testing Policy: Click Here
97 TRS Leave and Pass Policy:  Click Here




For questions, please contact 97 TRS Student Administration at 866-7446 or 580-481-7446.


Fitness and Uniforms

Students must arrive at AAFB with a current passing fitness test IAW DAFMAN 36-2905, para 3.15.1“Airmen must have a current fitness assessment prior to departure to an extended TDY location.” and para 3.1 “Members must achieve a minimum score in each component as well as an overall composite score of 75 to remain current.” Students will not be given fitness assessments while training at Altus AFB.

Billeting and Meals

Lodging: All students are required to stay in on-base lodging (Red River Inn). Single lodging rooms are automatically reserved for students if there is availability at the Red River Inn. Do not book lodging through DTS! Prior to arrival, students will call the Red River Inn at (580-481-7356) to confirm their reservation or to receive a Certificate of Non-Availability. Only Non-A slips received through or in coordination with the Red River Inn will be honored. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case by case basis and must be approved by the 97 OG/CC (via 97 TRS/CC) Those students with special circumstances requesting an exception to policy must coordinate with 97 TRS Student Administration ( at least 7 days prior to arrival. Failure to follow this policy could result in removal from training.
Hangar 97 Dining Facility is available for meals.


KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 Stratotanker

The KC-135 Stratotanker provides the core aerial refueling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 60 years. This unique asset enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary mission of global reach. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is also capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients using patient support pallets during aeromedical evacuations.

Read more about the KC-135 Stratotanker.

C-17 Globemaster III

C-17 Globemaster III

The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The aircraft can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. The inherent flexibility and performance of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.

Read more about the C-17 Globemaster III.

KC-46A Pegasus

The 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 evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps as well as allied nation coalition force aircraft.

Read more about the KC-46A Pegasus.