• CDC unveils ‘Two kids on a bench’

    An original bronze work of art was unveiled in a ceremony June 19 at the entrance to the Altus Air Force Base Child Development Center. "Two Kids on a Bench" was designed by Southern California artist Max Turner who specializes in life-sized figures of children and animals. The bronze statue depicts two children sitting on a bench, focused on
  • Beware of counterfeit smoke alarms

    Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers that smoke alarms manufactured by AV Tech have not been evaluated for safety by UL and bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States. Units: Unknown. Manufacturer: AV Tech of Panama Date of Manufacture: Unknown Identification of Counterfeit UL Listing Mark: On the product: Marked with a
  • A custom fit mouthguard keeps you in the game

    Nearly five million teeth are "knocked out" each year resulting in roughly $500 million dollars annually to replace or repair them. Sports related injuries account for an estimated 15-40 percent of dental trauma, and cause three times as many injuries as traffic accidents or violence. A great number of these injuries could have been
  • Child becomes 'Pilot for a Day'

    The Pilot for a Day program helped another child earn his wings May 16. Altus native Lane Monday, 5-year-old son of Gena Monday and Dustin Monday, a mechanic with the 97th Maintenance Squadron, was treated to a tour of Life Support, a static C-17, the Air Traffic Control Tower and a flight in a C-17 simulator. The Pilot for a Day program is
  • A-TEAM makes ‘first of its kind’ repair to jet engine

    97th Air Mobility Wing Maintenance Directorate A-Team maintainers recently made its first-ever repair to a KC-135 TF 108-100 engine savings the Air Force more than $1.5 million. The civilian maintainers discovered damage to the engine during a recent inspection. The engine abraidable cartridge fiberglass support which holds the abraidable seal in
  • 97th AMW Command Post tops Air Force

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Command Post recently won the Air Force Large Unit Command Post of the Year award. The 97th CP is the first command post in Air Education and Training Command to win the Air Force Large Unit Command Post of the Year award. "The 97th CP can be thought of as the eyes and ears for senior leadership of everything happening
  • Operation Deploying Family keeps families ready for deployment

    The 97th Airman and Family Readiness Flight hosted 'Operation Deploying Family' May 18 at the Freedom Community Center. The family-oriented exercise is designed to better prepare and educate family members on the deployment process. This year, families were able to walk an actual deployment line, have their deployment questions answered by base
  • Altus AFB conducts Easter sunrise service in C-5

    Two hundred early risers attended the Altus Air Force Base Easter Sunrise Service, April 8, in a C-5A Galaxy with the open ramp turned toward the rising sun. The participants braved 35-degree morning temperature to participate in the annual event. This is the last year for the event in a Galaxy, as the C-5 aircrew training mission is moving to
  • C-5 flight engineer training finishes transition to Lackland AFB

    After more than 38 years of training flight engineers for the Air Force's largest airframe, Altus Air Force Base said goodbye April 6, as it graduated its last C-5 flight engineer class, passing the training torch to the 356th Airlift Squadron and 733rd Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. According to Bob Starchman, FlightSafety
  • Anthrax program becomes mandatory for some Airmen

    The Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, or AVIP, mandates Airmen assigned to high-threat areas receive the Anthrax vaccine, while also providing Airmen the choice to continue anthrax vaccines if they are not assigned to a designated high-threat area. Headquarters Air Force sent out an implementation message Feb. 16 to major commands, directing


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