• Mighty 97th uses cutting-edge robot to exterminate germs

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing acquired a LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot, March 27, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base. According to studies, Germ-Zapping Robots have been proven to quickly destroy infectious germs and bacteria using intense pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • AFE puts service before self, creates face masks for base members

    The members of the 97th Operations Support Squadron, Air Crew Flight Equipment flight and other base volunteers have been working to assemble face masks for individuals who work in areas that make it difficult to maintain proper social distancing to prevent the spread of disease. The Secretary of Defense issued a statement requiring the wearing of cloth face coverings when individuals are unable to maintain proper social distancing and is an enhanced mitigation protocol for combating the spread of COVID-19.
  • Airmen, volunteers of AAFB unite to create masks to fight COVID-19

    After Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released new guidance on the use of cloth face coverings on April 5, 2020, more than 45 Airmen and dependents from the Mighty 97th volunteered to quickly create and distribute face masks throughout the wing, April 6, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base.
  • Altus AFB continues mission ops under COVID-19 mitigation efforts

    Throughout the month of March, the 97th Air Mobility Wing has undergone many changes to help keep Airmen and their families safe while utilizing Altus AFB facilities.
  • Flying mission continues to soar at the Mighty 97th

    The mission of Altus AFB is to train the next generation of mobility Airmen for the KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster III airframes. The base has implemented various COVID-19 mitigation procedures while ensuring essential flying operations continue. The Airmen of the Mighty 97th continue to adapt to global changes and keep the training mission soaring here at Altus AFB.
  • Innovative app improves training for KC-46 pilots

    With new aircraft and systems comes the task of setting up programs to train aviators. Members of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron updated the training process by releasing a mobile application for their Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).
  • Op Blue Hero: 97th AMW transports BMT grads to Keesler for technical training

    A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus AFB supported the transport of  the Air Force’s newest Basic Military Training graduates from JBSA-Lackland, Texas, to their technical training school at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 20, 2020.
  • A week at Altus AFB with COVID-19 precautions

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health safety procedures in an effort to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 throughout the month of March.
  • 97 AMW initiates base-wide health precautions towards COVID-19

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health safety procedures in an effort to reduce the exposure to COVID-19; Although changes have been implemented, the mission of training mobility Airmen remains the same. Under current conditions it is still safe and essential to the Air Force to complete the mission essential task of training the next-generation Mobility Aircrew.
  • 97 FSS fosters excellence with 3 AETC awards

    Airmen from the 97th Force Support Squadron, at Altus Air Force Base brought home three awards, recently as part of the 2019 A1 Awards Program for Air Education and Training Command.