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  • 97 AMW Childcare providers step up to support parents

    Behind every military child is a service member who cares for them at home. When away from home, these parents play an important role in the nation’s defense and rely on others to care for their children. As many parents know, childcare is essential in enabling them to focus on their responsibilities at work.
  • 97 AMW concludes Month of Military Child with base parade

    Military families gathered along the streets to watch teachers from Rivers Elementary School and Airmen from the base Youth Center, 97th Security Forces Squadron and the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department participate in a Month of the Military Child parade on April 28, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 3rd-time local Youth of the Year winner

    Hannah Bradley, a local military child, recently earned the Boys and Girls Club of America’s “Youth of the Year” title for her participation in Altus Air Force Base youth programs, academic achievements, and volunteer work.
  • Altus AFB honors USAFA Class of 2020 with ‘Pegasus’ flyover

    The hats of graduates were not the only things in the air above the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) during graduation week. Two KC-46 Pegasus aircraft assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and their aircrews supported the USAFA class of 2020 by executing a flyover of the Academy April 17, 2020.
  • 97 MXG designs safer engine trailer test

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker students are trained continuously to become operational Airmen. Concurrently, maintainers with the 97th Maintenance Squadron work to keep Airmen safe and move the mission of Mobility’s Hometown forward.
  • 97 AMW CGO named best in AETC

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Gooden, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight commander, recently won the Air Education and Training Command’s Company Grade Officer of the Year award for 2019.
  • 97 TRS implements distance friendly training for students

    To assist with the COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the 97th Training Squadron has begun the process of transferring Computer Based Training (CBT) onto laptops and tablets for new students to study from home.
  • Altus AFB hosts Easter Safety Patrol for base residents

    Base families lined the streets on April 11, 2020, to watch squadrons assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing participate in the Easter Safety Patrol at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 LRS continues to support sole C-17 airdrop training mission

    A typical day for an air transportation specialist assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron includes precisely packaging 64 feet of parachute, securing two tons of material onto a handmade pallet while safely executing its transportation aboard the world’s most flexible cargo aircraft, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. 
  • Importance of Mental Health Q&A's

    Between rising COVID-19 concerns and mandatory health precautions in effect nationwide, there are many factors that can affect a person's mental health. Maintaining a strong and positive state-of-mind during this time can be difficult, but there are many resources available that can help. The leadership team from the 97th Medical Group Mental Health Clinic took the time to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding the importance of mental health. The team includes: Maj. Kamy Jenkins, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic flight commander, Capt. Andrew Dimond, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic element chief, Master Sgt. Jessica Williams, the 97th MDG Mental Health Clinic flight chief, and Capt. Amanda Johnson, the 97th Air Mobility Wing Family Advocacy officer.
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