• The Key Spouse Program; unlocking family resiliency

    Deployments and temporary assignments do not only affect military members. Spouses get left behind and can often feel isolated and lost. Having to deal with the daily grind of everyday life alone can become a daunting task. That is where the 97th Air Mobility Wing’s Key Spouse Program comes in. The role of the Key Spouse Program is to assist the spouses of military members through communicating, relaying information, and providing referrals to necessary support agencies. Currently, there are approximately 52 key spouses assigned to commanders across the wing. These key spouse teams are entirely made up of volunteers that report to their respective unit commanders for their vision of their squadron’s program.
  • 97 MXS welding team fuses together mobility airpower

    The aircraft, engines and equipment used to train the next generation of mobility Airmen all have one thing in common: metal.
  • Congressman Lamborn visits Altus AFB

    On Oct. 30, 2020, 97th Air Mobility Wing leaders hosted Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Comngressman, for a tour of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 97 CS educates Olustee Public Schools on cybersecurity

    To help educate the local community on the importance of cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 97th Communications Squadron at Altus Air Force Base visited the Olustee Public School in Olustee, Oklahoma, on October 29, 2020.
  • 97th AMW provides fundraising initiatives

    This year's Combined Federal Campaign is well underway and it's time to start thinking about the organization(s) that you want to donate to. This year's Altus Air Force Base campaign is currently selected to run through November 13, 2020.
  • From ground to air: Altus’ MDT protects Air Force cyberspace

    The 97th Communications Squadron is tasked with protecting Altus Air Force Base’s cybersecurity year-round, whether it’s from aircraft in the sky or network client systems on the ground. The 97th CS Airmen ensure all forms of communications are operational and secure in order to aid in the wing’s mission of training the next generation of exceptional mobility Airmen.
  • 97 AMW hosts 1st Honorary Commander Immersion Day

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted its first Honorary Commander Immersion Day, Oct. 14, 2020. The tour was built to immerse the honorary commanders in the various mission sets around the wing. For this immersion day, they focused solely on the 97th Mission Support Group. The group provides support for C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, and KC-46 Pegasus aircraft and base-wide infrastructure, including communications, civil engineering, law enforcement, fire protection, contracting, disaster response, environmental, and several more.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Delos Santos develops AF connections

    Nationwide recruitment is the lifeblood of the United States military; it allows members from across the nation to be trained for and assigned to military missions around the world. For some service members, this process is reversed, where they come from countries outside the U.S. and then join the military. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Antonette Joanne Delos Santos, an air freight specialist assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She spent the first 21 years of her life there and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering before moving with her family to the U.S. in 2018.
  • Oklahoma ACES team experiences Altus’ mobility airpower firsthand

    The Oklahoma Department of Commerce Aerospace and Defense, and Aerospace Commerce and Economic Services representatives toured Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, on October 7, 2020.
  • Altus AFB tests water quality: ensures safe drinking water

    The 97th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight takes monthly water samples to help manage safe drinking water at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.


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