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  • National Eye Exam Month; What Optometry can do for you

    If you can’t see them, you can’t shoot them; a simple concept and the mission statement of the 97th Medical Operations Squadron Optometry Flight. The truth is, the Air Force is affected by Airmen’s eye health.
  • Kids receive free school supplies at deployment line

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center assisted military families and their children by providing school supplies during a Kids Deployment Line event, August 2, 2018, at Altus AFB. With the start of school right around the corner, the base held an event to help military families prepare.
  • 7 Tips to Improve your Eye Heath: August is National Eye Exam Month

    Since August is Eye Health Month, here are a few tips to help you stay healthy:
  • Airman and Family Readiness Center: Improving your quality of life at Altus AFB

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center at Altus Air Force Base provides resources, programs and workshops to everyone with base access. The services cover a wide range: from employment and transition assistance to voting information, deployment support, key spouse programs and personal/work life help. The A&FRC is a resource-abundant office that aims to leave Airmen more informed and well-connected thus improving their quality of life in Altus.
  • Romanian-born United States Air Force lieutenant serves in historical Romania mission

    When one says “winning the lottery,” it could be defined in various ways. For some, it means winning a monetary prize. Others use the phrase to describe being lucky. For Ioan Gaitan, winning the lottery meant receiving his ticket to America. Little did he know, he would later find himself traveling back to Romania to use both his English and Romanian language skills to bring both countries together.
  • Air Ops: Always Out Front

    Altus AFB Airmen take pride in their squadron and show their support by yelling out squadron-specific chants to support their Airmen and boost morale. Most often, the cheers can be heard during promotion and award ceremonies or when an Airman from that squadron is recognized for a job well done. For the Aerial Operations (Air Ops) flight, the chant is “Always out front!” What does it mean to be “out front?” For members from the 97th Aerial Operations Flight, “out front” means setup, teardown and reconstructing the cargo pallets that make the mission at Altus AFB happen.
  • One Team, One Fight...Prepping for the KC-46 Arrival

    Altus AFB is slated to receive its first KC-46A Pegasus in November 2018. The new, well-equipped tanker aircraft increases in-flight refueling capabilities. The KC-46 can both receive and deliver fuel, allowing it to train with the other two aircraft assigned to Altus AFB: the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globermaster III. However, extensive preparation and planning go into making a base ready for a new aircraft; it doesn’t happen overnight and it certainly doesn’t happen alone.
  • How Altus got its wings

    Altus AFB is slated to become the home of the new KC-46 Pegasus. While the base looks forward to the new arrival, it brings up thoughts of how we acquired our two current aircraft: the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III.
  • Pipeline to flight line

    On average, 2,200 students are trained annually at Altus AFB to expand the Air Force’s and foreign allies’ capability for global mobility reach. Those students include pilots, loadmasters and boom operators going through initial, retraining and requalification training. Of those trained, about 150 are pipeline students becoming loadmasters and boom operators for the Air Force. These students are brand new to the Air Force and haven’t even made it to their duty station yet.
  • Christmas in… June? Altus AFB hosts a free pool party for deployed families

    Every year, U.S. military service members deploy around the world to aid in operations designed to keep our country safe. It takes courage, sacrifice and dedication to serve in the Armed Services. Perhaps no one understands that more than their families. Families stay back to keep the household running smoothly so their service member can focus on the mission. Early childhood years, holidays and special events are often missed so it makes the time spent together precious and the memories made upon return more special.
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