• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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