• Altus Airmen take on triathlon, AF marathon

    How long does it taketo run a 26.2-mile marathon? "Four months," said Master Sgt. Roque Urena, 97th Medical Support Squadron. "Four months of long, long training!" Sergeant Urena and Capt. Marie Han, Flight Surgeon, seem convinced that someone who has only run a couple of miles in the past can train to run a marathon in four months. They have
  • Base tries out new role as regional staging area for deployers

    "We've been up almost 24 hours now," said deploying 97th Security Forces Squadron member Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Joy early Tuesday morning. Another 24 hours of travel awaited the 26 other Airmen, all security personnel except for one communications officer, troop commander 1st Lt. Rowel Canda. "We are going to Kuwait. They have four types of duties:
  • You decide 2006: Register to vote before it's too late

    Time is growing short for military members and their families to register for absentee voting in the November elections. If you are an Airman or spouse of an Airman at Altus Air Force Base, but your legal residence isn't Oklahoma, you should seek out your unit voting representative to register to vote by an absentee ballot. Finding one's voting
  • 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.


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