• The female mechanics behind global mobility readiness

    Long, wrench turning days, greasy, sweat-stained uniforms, and a passion for aircraft are just a few qualities maintainers from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have in common.
  • 97 AMW honors Women's History Month

    In honor of Women's History Month, Altus Air Force base (AFB) takes time to honor the women who have served in the United States Air Force, both past and present. Each Year throughout the month of March, Altus AFB celebrates Women's History Month and remembers our female Airmen who have lead by example throughout the years. (U.S. Air Force graphic
  • 97 SFS receives female body armor

    Female Airmen of the 97th Security Forces Squadron received the first batch of newly created and issued Female Body Armor, in early March 2021. The FBA features increased mobility, load carriage support, and comfort while still maintaining coverage of vital organs. The new armor is one of the Air Force Chief of Staff’s initiatives and was created by the Female Fitment Program Office. Their mission is to identify problems and quickly find solutions for gear and uniform items to better equip female Airmen.
  • Leaders discuss empowerment, evolvement of women in Air Force

    Female leaders from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing shared empowering messages of sisterhood and the continuing benefits of “breaking the glass ceiling” during an in person and virtual panel discussion March 11-12, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • Altus Air Force Base kicks-off 2021 AFAF campaign

    Altus Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign officially kicked-off with a breakfast on March 8, 2021 and is scheduled to last until April 16. The AFAF is the official nonprofit charitable organization of the Air Force. The organization raises money for four charities that benefit active-duty, reserve, guard, and retired Airmen and Guardians as well as their families.
  • AAFB community enhances employment potential through ‘SUPER Skills’ workshop

    Military members from the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, attended a “SUPER Skills Employment Certification” workshop at the Freedom Community Center, March 3-5, 2021. The workshop was part of the Military Spouse Employment State initiative – a Department of Defense program focused on helping service members and their families find employment after a move or separation from the military.
  • Local Maintenance program bolsters 97 AMW Readiness

    A unique aspect of the 97th Air Mobility Wing comes from one of its four groups; the 97th Maintenance Group. This group is responsible for the generation, maintenance, and readiness of the three airframes assigned to the wing. This group is unique because it is comprised entirely of Department of Defense civilian employees. A majority of these employees are former military service members or residents of the community who went through local vocation technical training. As a way to assist future DoD employees, members of the 97th MXG meet regularly with the local vocation technical training members who represent the “Grow Your Own Mechanic Program.”
  • Warming Hearts: AAFB supports Valentines for Veterans

    When inclement weather arrived in Altus during Valentine’s Day, the traditionally warm and fuzzy holiday became a freezing cold and snowy one. Since this occurred, Altus’ annual Valentines for Vets program was delayed.
  • AAFB youth learn to build healthy relationship skills

    Members of the 97th Operational Medical Squadron Family Advocacy Program and the 97th AMW Violence Prevention Integrator developed a training initiative which helps military youth focus on relationship development. This team started the initiative by having teens and preteens from the youth center meet as part of Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month.
  • 97th FSS wins 2020 Major General Eugene L. Eubank Award at AETC-level

    The 97th Force Support Squadron won the 2020 Major General Eugene L. Eubank Award at the AETC-level this year. This prestigious award is named in honor of Major General L. Eubank, who recognized the importance of morale and welfare for America's fighting forces to further the overall Air Force mission. In 1917, he became a flying cadet in the


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