• Concerns about base pool hours addressed

    Major renovation problems at the North pool resulted in its closure for the summer. Unfortunately this resulted in changes to the normal Altus AFB pool services patrons were accustomed to. In our haste to adapt, we failed to identify these changes to our community and this resulted in numerous questions. We apologize for the lack of publicity,
  • Men's softball team undefeated

    The 2006 Patriots, Altus Air Force Base's men's varsity softball team, won every game in round robin play held at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Saturday and Sunday. While seeded second, the team won third place (3 games won - 2 lost) in the Air Education and Training Command Championship Tournament. Three players made the "All Tournament Team":
  • AADD teams up with local cab company

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving has teamed up with Altus Cab Company to provide 24x7 service to all personnel assigned to Altus AFB! This includes Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Civilian, and TDY personnel, to include family members (anyone who holds a valid DoD Identification Card). The addition of this service augments the current AADD service that is
  • Some civilians to convert to NSPS in January

    In a letter to all civil service employees involved, Col. Michael Mendonca, 97th Air Mobility Wing vice commander, explained the Air Force's plan to convert over all non-bargaining unit employees at Altus to the National Security Personnel System on Jan. 21, 2007. NSPS consists of new policies implementing reform of civilian service personnel rules
  • Police arrest civilian contractors on narcotics charges

    Three men were arrested at Altus Air Force Base Monday by the Altus Police Department for possession of narcotics and have been subsequently barred from base. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 422, Altus AFB, received information last week that contractors were bringing narcotics onto the base and possibly using narcotics on
  • Professional Development Community of Practice opens

    The Altus AFB Civilian Personnel Professional Development Community of Practice opened Aug. 9 with a kick-off presentation in the Freedom Community Center to 300 civilian employees with Col. Carlton D. Everhart II, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, as the key speaker. "A few Air Force bases are adopting civilian employee computer-based orientation
  • Altus senior NCO wins Tuskegee Airman Award

    Tuskegee Airman, Incorporated recognized Senior Master Sgt. Nathan J. Peachey, 55th Air Refueling Squadron first sergeant, as a 2006 recipient of the Chief Master Sergeant Fred Archer Award. This award goes to a noncommissioned officer or airman that exhibits outstanding performance in both professional and community service. Sergeant Peachey was
  • Altus junior selected as youth of the year

    Tyler Hill, son of Deborah Hill, 54th Air Refueling Squadron commander's secretary, is the Altus Air Force Base Boys and Girls Club Youth of The Year. Tyler, age 14, is now a 9th grader at Altus High School. He was selected on the basis of volunteer service, academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular activities. He was on the Jr. High
  • 'Altus Express' free shuttle service starts Sept. 1

    Local business owners have worked out a series of pick-up and stop locations for anyone wanting to ride a free shuttle Friday and Saturday nights, beginning Sept. 1. The Southwest Transit shuttle will begin the hourly loop 8 p.m. at Altus Air Force Base and make seven other stops. The last run will end at 2:10 a.m. at the base. According to backers
  • 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


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