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  • 97 AMW participates in 21st Valentines for Vets

    Approximately 25 members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered Valentine's Day cards made by children from local elementary schools thanking veterans from local neighborhoods for their service as part of the "Valentine's for Vets" program, Feb. 14, 2019."Valentine’s for Vets" is a program that Altus AFB hosts annually to honor local veterans.
  • PACE visits 97 AMW Airmen

    Members of the PACE team came down for three days to teach several courses to further the development of the 97th Air Mobility Wing members, Feb. 12-14, 2019, teaching members about a variety of different Air Force professional development topics.Members of the PACE team came down for three days to teach several courses to further the development of the 97th Air Mobility Wing members, Feb. 12-14, 2019, teaching members about a variety of different Air Force professional development topics.
  • The recipe for excellence

    Combine one part teamwork with equal parts of professionalism, quality and skill. This is the recipe for excellence, which Hangar 97 Dining Facility members follow daily and is why they are nominated for the 2019 John L. Hennessy Trophy.
  • KC-46 arrives at 97 AMW

    Photos from the KC-46 arrival ceremony
  • 97 AMW celebrates arrival of KC-46 Pegasus

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its first KC-46A Pegasus Feb. 8, 2019. The “Spirit of the Mighty 97th” was the first KC-46 to be delivered to the formal training unit at Altus Air Force Base.
  • Pegasus Wings its Way to 97 AMW

    Today, the 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its newest weapon system, the KC-46A Pegasus to the official training unit of the Air Force’s state-of-the-art tanker aircraft, Feb. 8, 2019.
  • 56th ARS Flies Their First KC-46 Home

    Since the announcement in 2014 that the KC-46a Pegasus was going to find its home with the 97th Air Mobility Wing, the base has been eagerly awaiting its arrival. No group has been more excited than the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, the KC-46 formal training unit assigned to Altus Air Force Base.
  • African American/Black History Month at 97 AMW

    Each year, during the month of February, we take time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to our nation. The theme of 2019 is "Black Migration," as provided by the Association for the study of African American Life and History. This year’s theme emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations. Its intention, while including earlier centuries, is to focus especially on the 20th century through today. *As was provided by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).
  • 97 AMW boom operators prepare for future KC-46 students

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has been training the past few months to ensure they are ready for the arrival of the KC-46 Pegasus. While simulators are useful, scheduling and usage can create delays that slow the process of training. That is where part-task trainers, or PTTs come into play.
  • Global airpower starts with practice

    Scenarios like these are what the Air Force trains for. With the training capabilities of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, scenarios like this are prepared for every day. The coordinated effort for training allows it to surpass standards and allows training to reach for the skies.
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