• Local students experience AF STEM in Mobility’s Hometown

    Members of the Altus AFB Airmen Leadership Group hosted several science, technology, engineering, and math activities also known as STEM for a group of third through eighth-grade students from Snyder Public Schools, April 29, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base. The Wing Innovation Advancement Center partnered with the base library to build and supply materials for the children to use during their STEM activities. The WIAC is a location where Airmen can learn new skills to upgrade or improve practices and processes to make tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.
  • AAFB Spark Cell connects 'A Galaxy Far, Far Away' with 'Mobility's Hometown'

    Senior Airman Aaron Yohannan, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facilities operator, and Airman 1st Class Aidan Clark, 97th Training Squadron boom operator student, dedicate their free time to creating Star Wars lightsabers, helmets, and other replicas at the Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma Spark Cell.
  • Local students enjoy “Mobility’s Hometown” culture during base visit

    Fifth-grade students from Altus Intermediate School, Navajo Elementary School and Altus Christian Academy visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 29, 2020.
  • Airmen share financial freedom advice with elementary students

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing read youth financial education books to 3rd graders at L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School during Military Financial Freedom Month, April 26 – 30, 2021. This was part of an initiative by the Airmen and Family Readiness Center to teach the importance of saving and spread financial literacy to local youths. Each day, new volunteers from the base came and read to the children about different financial topics including: working, saving, giving, spending, integrity and debt.
  • 97th AMW Fire Department “houses” new fire truck

    Airmen “house” a new fire truck, April 26, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The “housing” tradition stems from the 1830s when fire companies used horse-drawn fire carts that could not be backed into the fire house, causing firemen and local community members to manually push the fire cart into the fire house. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
  • Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 Fall class

    Active duty Air Force officers and enlisted personnel interested in becoming rated officers have until May 25, 2021 to apply for the Fall 2021 Rated Preparatory Program that is scheduled to be held Sept. 11-25, 2021.
  • Month of the Military Child Parade salutes local children

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing joined together to give a final salute to military children with a vehicle patrol parade around the base housing, April 24, 2021. April is the Month of the Military Child - a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide, particularly the children of military members serving at home and overseas.
  • 97 AMW Honorary Commanders receive sky-high immersion

    Honorary Commanders with the 97th Air Mobility Wing flew on a C-17 Globemaster III and a KC-135 Stratotanker during the 97th Operations Group HCC immersion day, April 19, 2021.
  • Charlie’s Lounge: A treasure in mobility’s hometown

    Many have traversed Mobility's Hometown to train, fly, or take part in what local leaders say is the foundation of Air Force rapid global mobility. Several of these Airmen, if asked, are quick to mention one name in particular when asked what gives Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, its hometown feel. That name is "Charlie" of Charlie's Lounge, who has been a staple of the base community for more than 39 years.
  • Breaking the ‘cycle’: SAPR office hosts bike-a-thon

    Airmen from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosted a bike-a-thon to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Altus Air Force Base, April 17, 2021.


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Altus AFB Flickr Albums