• A-TEAM makes ‘first of its kind’ repair to jet engine

    97th Air Mobility Wing Maintenance Directorate A-Team maintainers recently made its first-ever repair to a KC-135 TF 108-100 engine savings the Air Force more than $1.5 million. The civilian maintainers discovered damage to the engine during a recent inspection. The engine abraidable cartridge

  • 97th AMW Command Post tops Air Force

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Command Post recently won the Air Force Large Unit Command Post of the Year award. The 97th CP is the first command post in Air Education and Training Command to win the Air Force Large Unit Command Post of the Year award. "The 97th CP can be thought of as the eyes and

  • Operation Deploying Family keeps families ready for deployment

    The 97th Airman and Family Readiness Flight hosted 'Operation Deploying Family' May 18 at the Freedom Community Center. The family-oriented exercise is designed to better prepare and educate family members on the deployment process. This year, families were able to walk an actual deployment line,

  • Altus AFB conducts Easter sunrise service in C-5

    Two hundred early risers attended the Altus Air Force Base Easter Sunrise Service, April 8, in a C-5A Galaxy with the open ramp turned toward the rising sun. The participants braved 35-degree morning temperature to participate in the annual event. This is the last year for the event in a Galaxy, as

  • 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