• Another ‘step’ in maintaining the mission

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, aircrew are trained daily on the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and the KC-135 Stratotanker. While training occurs, the 97th Maintenance Group continuously works to keep the mission moving forward. When the 97th MXG discovers a need for a unique item, the fabrication flight can provide in-house creation. In this case, the flight constructed a three step staircase used to support the C-17 Engine Maintenance Stands.
  • 97 SFS builds better bonds through kennel renovations

    The 97th Security Forces Squadron MWD team partnered with the 97th Mission Support Group to renovate the MWD kennel facility to provide handlers and their dogs a comfortable work and living environment at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

    The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for the job are requirements to exceed and achieve this mission. The 97th CES was recognized for going above and beyond Air Force standards and received multiple awards in 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • AETC command team visits Mobility’s Hometown

    Mobility’s Hometown showcased the Mighty 97th’s mission, Airmen and community to the command team of Air Education and Training Command during their visit here on Jan. 8, 2020.
  • Airmen deliver holiday cheer to local children’s home

    Members of the 97th Operations Group at Altus, AFB, Okla. embraced the spirit of the season by donating and celebrating their annual children’s Christmas party on Dec. 14, 2019. Over 220 children attended the event and as part of the festivities, they gathered 63 gifts fulfilling the wish lists of 35 children at the Tipton Children’s Home, Tipton, Okla.
  • 97 AMW Airmen invest in work center, recreational improvements

    Airmen from the 97th Mission Support Group, 97th Contracting Flight and 97th Comptroller Squadron at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. combined efforts to boost quality of life for everyone by purchasing base-wide improvements to be installed throughout the New Year.
  • 97 AMW Airmen honor veterans through wreath laying tradition

    Altus Air Force Base Airmen continue to remember through the Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors those who have served, at the Altus City Cemetery, Dec. 14, 2019, Altus, Okla.
  • 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.
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