• 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,

  • 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

  • Providing fuel for the body

    The American Dietetic Association has established March as National Nutrition Month. Research shows that many  Americans need assistance to make good food choices and establish a healthy eating environment. Increasing gas prices have been on everyone's mind recently, because it is more expensive to

  • Student receives unlikely award

    It's not everyday pipeline technical school students earn Air Force Achievement Medals, but Airman 1st Class Adam K. Harrison recently earned his first Air Force Achievement Medal after distinguishing himself as an outstanding C-5 loadmaster student while at the 97th Training Squadron. According to

  • Why do I have to go to Public Health?

    "Why do I have to go to Public Health ... I don't have a sexually transmitted disease?" Because this statement has been heard so often since the new AFI 48-123 came out this year, four of the 97th Medical Group Public Health Section's airmen jumped at the opportunity to share who they are and what

  • CSAF awards Purple Heart to Altus AFB OSI agent in Afghanistan

    Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff, presented OSI Special Agent Brent Howell, AFOSI Detachment 422, Altus AFB, Okla., with the Purple Heart during a ceremony, Feb. 2, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Special Agent Howell sustained injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack during

  • 97th AMW loadmaster grads ready to conquer world

    From having lunch on the Rhine River to watching penguins play in Antarctica, loadmasters travel the four corners of the world and then some to support the 24/7 Air Force mission. The 97th Training Squadron's Basic Loadmaster Course is where Airmen take their first steps and learn just what it takes

  • Spouses take flight

    Two dozen spouses of Airmen here took to the skies Feb. 23 to see first hand what it is their husbands do day in and day out. The Spouse orientation flight allowed participants to fly on one of the three airframes flown at Altus Air Force Base during a training mission. The spouses were broken into

  • Beyond the call of duty: Airman's bone marrow saves baby

    Military members know that they may be called on to do the right thing and to save lives, but Airmen are seldom called upon to take the steps that an Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Technical Sergeant recently took. Technical Sgt. Jason Soule, a basic loadmaster instructor for the 97th Training