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  • Instructor, student pilots experience NVG training through new lenses

    The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training system to instructor pilots and loadmasters, Dec. 9, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 AMW families gather, celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing invited Airmen and their families to attend and celebrate the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • AAFB leaders present flight simulators to aspiring Airmen

    Altus High School Junior ROTC Flight OK-941 received three X-Plane 11 Simulator/Trainer Units during an unveiling celebration at AHS on Nov. 21, 2019. The simulators were funded by the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program through the 97th Air Mobility Wing, and are programed to help educate cadets and students on the possibilities of an aviation career with a unique hands on learning experience.
  • 97 AMW, AAFES partner to enhance local BX

    Airmen from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing “rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty”, volunteered time and hard work to the update the Base Exchange and Shoppette at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, 97th Force Support Squadron, 97th Contracting Squadron and 97th Security Forces Squadron teamed up with local Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) management to renovate the Altus BX in order to provide Airmen and their families with enhanced product and service selections chosen in a 2018 survey.
  • Altus Maintenance leads first KC-46 landing gear strut removal

    The KC-46A Pegasus will take off and land approximately 1,250 times a year during mobility training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. In turn, this creates strain and wear on the aircraft parts, something the Altus maintenance team constantly keeps close eyes on. The 97th AMW Maintenance Group KC-46 ATeam accomplished a milestone task for the KC-46 program Oct. 8, 2019, when removing a KC-46 landing gear strut for the first time at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 89th AW talks mission, career opportunities with Airmen

    Pilots and flight attendants from the 89th Airlift Wing made a special visit to Mobility’s Hometown on Nov. 7 to educate, recruit and showcase their mission to Mobility Airmen of the Mighty 97th.
  • Mobility’s Hometown hosts 19 AF command team

    Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, to the 97th Air Mobility Wing for a tour on Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • New boom platform improves quality of life for KC-135 Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet on Nov. 4, 2019, at Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Safety Mission Showcase: 97th Civil Engineering Squadron “Dirt Boyz”

    When you think of proactive safety, you may not think about a sidewalk, curb, or runway patch. Recently, the Wing Safety office interviewed two members of the 97th Civil Engineering Squadron’s Horizontal Maintenance Shop, SrA Kendrick Brown and SrA Jose Ramirez putting safe operating techniques to work every day. These Airmen detailed the hazards associated with concrete, and if you’ve ever poured concrete, you know. It’s no easy task.
  • Mobility’s Hometown partners with McChord, sends meals to Honduras

    Nearly 42 tons of rice and soy meals were gathered, packaged and flown to Honduras as part of the Department of Defense’s mission in support of humanitarian efforts, where they collaborate to donate and ship meals to countries in need through the Denton Program. The Mighty 97th was responsible for the safety and packaging of the meals onto a C-17 Globemaster III scheduled to deliver the food to Honduras, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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