Plans and executes C-17, KC-135 formal school initial and advanced specialty training programs for up to 3000 students annually. Sustains C-17, KC-135 airland, airdrop and air refueling mobility forces providing global reach for combat and contingency operations. Provides air traffic control and weather forecasting for flying operations.
Ensures maximum wartime readiness and combat capability by promoting the health, safety and morale of active duty personnel. Staffs, trains, mobilizes and provides medical services in support of contingency operations worldwide. Develops and operates a prevention-oriented, cost-effective managed healthcare system for over 9.500 beneficiaries, increasing wellness in the local community.
97th Medical Group
The 97th Mission Support Group provides mission support for C-17, KC-135 and KC-46 aircraft and base wide infrastructure to include communications, civil engineering, law enforcement, force/fire protection, contracting, disaster response, environmental, lodging, transportation, recreation, supply, education, mobility, food service and family & personnel support.
The 97th Maintenance Group is responsible for all aircraft maintenance, sortie generation and maintenance support activities for the Air Force’s sole C-17, KC-135 and KC-46 formal aircrew training schools. The organization is comprised of 820 federal civilian employees assigned to two squadrons and two flights reporting directly to the group. The Maintenance Group provides quality maintenance, fleet management and support for 40 total aircraft valued at $6.5B and is responsible for the base transient aircraft support function.