• Free base shuttle service to continue

    Local business owners have worked out a series of pick-up and drop-off locations for anyone wanting to ride the "Altus Express" free shuttle Friday and Saturday nights from Altus Air Force Base to several local dinning establishments, taverns and hotels. The Southwest Transit shuttle will begin the

  • AETC rates Altus Food Services best of best

    Altus Air Force Base's food service division of the 97th Services Squadron is the recipient of the John L. Hennessy Award for being the single category winner in the Air Education and Training Command for 2007. Last year Altus was runner-up to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Food Service is

  • Altus deploys in 51-ship exercise

    Altus C-17s conducted a low altitude approach over the Sooner Drop Zone west of Altus, Okla., Tuesday. Six C-17As and six KC-135R aircraft from Altus Air Force Base launched within an hour window to participate in a Mobility Air Forces Exercise, part of a 51-airship tasking developed by U.S. Air

  • Support Group commander looks to future

    After serving little more than two months as the 97th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Keith Moncrief already has a huge appreciation for "...the level and depth of talent" in the 97th MSG and at Altus Air Force Base. After arriving from Yokota Air Base, Japan, where he was commander of the

  • Comptrollers bring home AETC award

    The 97th Comptroller Squadron recently took top honors receiving the Air Education and Training Com-mand's Special Acts and Services award for their part in supporting relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina. "It's an honor to get this award for the second straight year," said Lt. Col. Christine

  • Altus Airmen depart for AOR

    Thirty-six Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, departed by bus Saturday morning for Ft. Carson, Colo., and four weeks of advanced combat skills training before deploying to undisclosed locations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Families had been invited by Lt. Col. Karl Freerks, 97th CES

  • 97th LRS wins Gerrity award two year straight

    For the second year in a row, the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron was recently awarded Air Education and Training Command's Thomas P. Gerrity Logistics award. They received the award for their outstanding work during 2005. The squadron will now compete for the Gerrity award at the Air Force

  • Kites make annual appearance at Altus

    It's the time of year again when the Mississippi kites pay a visit to Altus Air Force Base. Perhaps a little misunderstood, these yearly visitors are only doing what every loving parent would do: protecting their young. Mississippi kite birds are very protective of their chicks and will become

  • A-Team members wins volunteer award

    Colonel Keith Moncrief, 97th Mission Support Group commander, presented Wayne Riddick the 2005 Volunteer Excellence Award in a ceremony Monday in the 97th MSG conference room. Mr. Riddick saluted the colonel as he received the same award Paula Riddick, his wife, had earned at Grand Forks Air Force