• Altus Spark Cell encourages Airmen to innovate

    Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing attended a demonstration of the software and equipment utilized by the Wing Innovation Advancement Center, Feb. 10, 2020. The center was established as a venue for members of the 97th AMW to think creatively and explore software, equipment and models.
  • Altus AFB spouses can find employment through new program

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center created the Spouse Employment Program to help military spouses who may face these difficulties find a job in Altus, Dec. 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Oklahoma military leaders converge for annual summit at Altus AFB

    Military leaders from across the state gathered at the 97th Air Mobility Wing for the Oklahoma Commanders Summit, Feb. 3-4, 2020, at Altus AFB. The summit is held annually at a different military installation and aims to build cooperation and efficiency among the service branches.
  • Altus Environmental Team use microbes to filter ground water

    Locally, the City of Altus obtains its drinking water from the Tom Steed Reservoir where it is filtered before ready to drink. The 97th Air Mobility Wing additionally maintains its own water filtration system on base specifically designed for ground water, or rather, water not intended for consumption. Located more than 30 feet underground, these large water filters, known as bio walls, use naturally found microbes to purify manmade chemicals from the ground water at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Mobility aviators inspire youth at Aviation Day

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are about 600,000 active pilots throughout the United States, but that number has been gradually declining throughout the past decade. To work towards an interest in aviation careers, commercial, private and military aviation professionals teamed up to host the third annual Aerospace and Aviation Day, Jan. 25, 2020, at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Fla.
  • 97 AMW Wellness Expo 2020 empowers Airmen to make healthier choices

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing held a Wellness Expo, a multi-organization health event, on Jan. 22, 2020, at the Freedom Community Center. The Wellness Expo 2020 provided the community with information on health services available, both on and off the base. This event was open to all ages and was held to assist individuals with personal health and wellness goals
  • Another ‘step’ in maintaining the mission

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, aircrew are trained daily on the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and the KC-135 Stratotanker. While training occurs, the 97th Maintenance Group continuously works to keep the mission moving forward. When the 97th MXG discovers a need for a unique item, the fabrication flight can provide in-house creation. In this case, the flight constructed a three step staircase used to support the C-17 Engine Maintenance Stands.
  • 97 SFS builds better bonds through kennel renovations

    The 97th Security Forces Squadron MWD team partnered with the 97th Mission Support Group to renovate the MWD kennel facility to provide handlers and their dogs a comfortable work and living environment at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

    The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for the job are requirements to exceed and achieve this mission. The 97th CES was recognized for going above and beyond Air Force standards and received multiple awards in 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • AETC command team visits Mobility’s Hometown

    Mobility’s Hometown showcased the Mighty 97th’s mission, Airmen and community to the command team of Air Education and Training Command during their visit here on Jan. 8, 2020.