• Altus AFB opens Civilian Professional Development Center

    Altus Air Force Base formally opened a Civilian Professional Development Center, Feb. 6, with a ribbon cutting by Col. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, 97th Air Mobility Wing. In attendance were Col. Keith Moncrief, commander 97th Mission Support Group, and Johnette Howard, 97th MSG deputy

  • Medical Group restructures, patient care not affected

    The 97th Medical Group, Altus Air Force Base, will inactivate the 97th Medical Operations Squadron and the 97th Medical Support Squadron during a formal ceremony, Feb. 12. The two squadrons were activated on Sept . 30, 1994 in support of the then new Objective Medical Group Initiative which aligned

  • Base scoutmaster recognized, troop preps for camp

    Altus Air Force Base Boy Scout Troop 212 Scoutmaster, Maj. Rich Weaver, is the 2006 Boy Scout Leader of the Year for the Kickingbird District of the Last Frontier Council, Oklahoma. He was presented the award at the annual district banquet. During the year, Major Weaver attended summer camp in

  • Altus Air Force Base civilian employee dies

    Paul Hammond Jr., an Altus Air Force Base aircraft maintenance civil service employee, died Jan. 16, while working on a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Oklahoma state medical examiner's office ruled that the death was caused by a head injury suffered from a fall. Mr. Hammond was a member of the

  • Base Legal Office Offers Tax Help

    The base legal office is offering tax assistance for military members (including guard and reserve) and their dependents. Tax support for retirees and federal civilian employees is on a space available basis. Volunteers will accept appointments for Jan. 29 and later. Eligible individuals may contact

  • Show and tell: Children from local boys’ home

    "Wow!" was the most repeated word Saturday as 15 boys from the Westview Boys' Home in Hollis, Okla., crawled in and under KC-135, C-5, and C-17 static displays Dec. 15. The 97th Services Squadron hosts an annual Christmas party for the home, and this year the boys were able to get an up-close look

  • SFS senior NCO declared best in command

    A master sergeant from the 97th Security Forces Squadron was recently named the Air Education and Training Command Security Forces Outstanding Senior Noncommissioned Officer for 2006 (Support Staff). He will now represent AETC for the award at the Air Force level. Master Sgt. Keith Hewgley was

  • Altus CAP celebrates 65th anniversary

    The Altus, Okla. Civil Air Patrol auxiliary traces its heritage back to the formation of the Civil Air Patrol on Dec. 1, 1941, less than a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor plunged the country into World War II. During World War II, a time of tight coastal security and rationing, the CAP