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  • Housing privatization, another step forward

    Privatized military family housing is coming to Altus AFB. Several issues have arisen over the past six months that have delayed the real estate transaction closing, but we are now moving again to the closing date. Representatives from Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, HQ Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence, and the
  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Sept. 22

    Civilian and military workers' yearly chance to examine and to donate to thousands of local, regional and global charities begins Sept 22 with a Burger Burn fund raiser. Unit fund raisers will be announced throughout the campaign. During the Combined Federal Campaign, CFC representatives will distribute donation forms and a thick pamphlet filled
  • Summer camp helps shape Altus AFB Boy Scout troop

    Have you ever imagined camping in the Colorado foot hills, learning to sail or canoeing rivers and lakes? These outings and much more are available to those who join Altus Air Force Base Boy Scout Troop 212. Recently members from Troop 212 attended summer camp on the high plains of Colorado at Camp Cortland Dietler. The young men of Troop 212
  • Base offers weight loss program

    Do you want to lose weight the healthy way? Do you desire clothing that not only fits well, but looks great too? The Health and Wellness Center and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office are coming together to form a free support group called the "Lifestyle Makeover Challenge" that focuses on every level of health and wellness. The Lifestyle
  • Family Advocacy sheds light on domestic abuse

    Oct. 1 marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and team Altus is joining forces with the local community to battle family violence. Throughout October, events are planned on base and in the Altus area to heighten awareness of all forms of domestic violence and offer a variety of prevention resources. "The goal of these events is
  • Altus NSPS program manager answers questions

    Q:  What events led to implementation of National Security Personnel System? A:  Development and implementation of the NSPS is a direct result of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's vision to be able to "Get the Right Person at the Right Time to the Right Place." He viewed the current personnel system as being too inflexible, bureaucratic and
  • Wing commander to fly C-17 at AF Memorial dedication

    The dedication of the nation's newest memorial, the U.S. Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., will begin the service's 60th Anniversary Commemoration, "From Heritage to Horizons - Commemorating 60 Years of Air & Space Power," on Saturday. The dedication ceremony will include an aerial review consisting of a C-17 Globemaster III piloted by Col.
  • Medical Group expands services

    With the addition of a new member to the 97th Medical Group staff, the base medical clinic is once again able to provide women's health care for military members and other beneficiaries. Gina Atkinson, a board certified family nurse practitioner, arrived at Altus Air Force Base in June. As a family nurse practitioner, Ms. Atkinson is able to
  • Maintenance gets new chief

    Terrell O. Hilley assumed directorship of the 97th Maintenance Directorate, Altus Air Force Base, Oct. 1. As director of maintenance, he oversees four divisions: 97th Tanker Aircraft Division, 97th Airlift Aircraft Division, 97th Maintenance Division, and the 97th Maintenance Operations Division. His A-Team divisions support and maintain all
  • Changes on the homefront

    Housing privatization will come to Altus Air Force Base, effective Dec. 1. GMH Military Housing will assume responsibility for Altus military housing through a 50-year contact with the Air Force and the Department of Defense. Housing privatization is a real estate transaction where a contractor leases and maintains military housing at no cost to
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