• Retired Master Investigator Educates 97 SFS, Helping Agencies, on Violence Prevention

    Rachael Frost, retired Master Investigator from Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept., Cali., visited the Mighty 97th on Sept. 25, 2019, to help educate Airmen about violence prevention awareness at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 CES Concludes Fire Prevention Week with Parade

    For Fire Prevention Week this year, the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron ended its festivities with a parade through base housing and an open house at the Fire Station, Sept. 28, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Group CC, superintendents compete in confined space trainer

    The Group Commander and Superintendents Challenge had members go through a timed two level obstacle scenario to rescue an unconscious victim in the Confined Space Trainer, Sept. 27, 2019, at Altus AFB, Okla.
  • Commanders, 1st Sgt. Compete in firefighter challenge

    Participants competed in four timed challenges that simulated the work that firefighters endure on a regular basis as part of Fire Prevention Week.
  • Sparky Helps Promote Fire Prevention to Military Children

    This week is Fire Prevention Week and the Altus Air Force Base fire department is turning up the heat by spreading awareness to military members and their families. On Sept. 24, 2019, the Altus AFB fire department took a special trip to the Child Development Center and offered children the opportunity to meet first responders while learning about the importance of fire safety.
  • Altus' Women Warriors Inspire Aviators to "Fly Like a Girl"

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command welcomed rated officers and career enlisted aviators to come together during the Women’s Fly-In event, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 18-21, 2019. For the first time, Mobility’s Hometown sent an all-women aircrew to support and inspire others to “Fly Like a Girl.”
  • 97 AMW in photos: 24hr POW/MIA remembrance run

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing held a 24-hour POW/MIA remembrance run, Sept. 19 – 20, 2019. During the run, the POW/MIA flag was in constant motion for 24 hours in remembrance of those who are missing or imprisoned.
  • Mitigate Risk Today, Ensure Mission Accomplishment Tomorrow

    Every mission the 97th Air Mobility Wing executes, from flying operations to deploying ready Airmen across the globe, contains elements of risk. However, as a Wing charged with a training mission, we approach risk differently than an operational unit. At Altus Air Force base, three formal training units teach baseline and upgrade courses to operate C-17, KC-135, and KC-46 mobility aircraft across a spectrum of contested operations. So, yes, there is inherently more risk when someone is flying an aircraft for the first time. This necessary risk is mitigated with experienced top-tier instructors and conservative training procedures. We do this because the Joint Force has an insatiable demand for combat aviators. Whether we are forging combat capacity or preparing to deploy, we must remember that, in training, we can always fly the mission tomorrow and we must mitigate risk today.
  • 97th Hosts Texoma IG Professional Development Seminar

    The 97th IG Office hosted a joint Professional Development seminar, Sept. 5, 2019, at the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford. The seminar invited several offices from around the area to discuss IG matters, network processes and member information, while offering a location to appreciate the transformation of airpower throughout the years.
  • 97 SFS Retires Military Working Dog

    After nine years of service, explosive detection Military Working Dog, Yyoda/P195, honorably retires from the military, September 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.