• 97th CES bolsters deployment capabilities

    Airmen from the 97th CES held a Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force exercise to bolster downrange readiness, May 25 to 26, 2021. The exercise tests the base engineer emergency force on their ability to stand up operations in any location. In the deployed environment, it is a civil engineer’s duty to build, maintain and, if needed, defend or repair base infrastructure. The goal for this exercise was to build five huts and defense barriers to practice performing their primary duties in a deployed environment.
  • 97 AMW NCOs mentor junior enlisted

    The junior enlisted and noncommissioned officers of the 97th Air Mobility Wing came together for a mentorship session, May 26, 2021, at the Base Exchange multipurpose room. The session focused on career progression, work-life balance, and the importance of finding a mentor. Approximately 20 base members attended the event, which allowed former junior enlisted members to pass down guidance to attendees. Airmen also had the opportunity to ask questions to the panel on any topic of their choice including writing packages, volunteering, and how to recover from mistakes.
  • 97 AMW Airmen experience the Taste of Asia

    More than 70 people attended the Taste of Asia event hosted by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage group held at the Freedom Community Center at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 27, 2021. The event was held to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage by providing their cultures’ signature dishes and showcasing historical items.
  • AAFB showcases karate demo in honor of AAPI

    Members of Mobility's Hometown celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month during the month of May. Throughout the month, various activities gave AAPI Airmen the opportunity to share their traditions and culture with the community. One of these activities was a live karate demonstration led by Sensei Krista Camarillo of the SIMS Martial Arts Academy in Altus, Oklahoma.
  • 97 AMW command team receives highest honor

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing command team was inducted into the Order of the Flaming Spear during a ceremony held on May 21, 2021. This award was a way to show the 97th AMW command team how much its members appreciate their hard work and leadership for the past two years in Mobility’s Hometown. Col. Matthew Leard, 97th AMW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kay II, 97th AMW command chief, were the 15th and 16th members of the wing to be inducted into the order.
  • AAFB talks suicide intervention with first responders

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed Amy Morgan, founder and CEO of Academy Hour, to educate first responders on the realities of suicide and how to intervene, May 4, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 97 AMW aircrew honor Air Force Academy graduates

    A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, flew to the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, to perform a flyover for graduation week, May 20, 2021. In its 66 years of service, the Air Force Academy has commissioned 52,000 Second Lieutenants through its rigorous four year program.
  • CCAF awards degrees to 17 “Mobility’s Hometown” graduates

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing presented Community College of the Air Force degrees to 17 graduates during a graduation ceremony, May 13, 2021, at the base theater on Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • Mobility’s Hometown teams up with Fort Sill for joint exercise “Burning Spear”

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing partnered with U.S. Army Soldiers from Fort Sill, Oklahoma to load cargo, vehicles and passengers onto two C-17 Globemaster IIIs at Altus Air Force Base, as part of joint exercise “Burning Spear”, May 6, 2021.
  • Altus Combat Arms instructor strengthen deployment readiness

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chance Dority, 97th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms assistant NCO in charge, plays a large role in training exceptional mobility Airmen at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, by enhancing deployment readiness and ensuring the safety of the base for law enforcers.


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