• Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Zachary Horton

    Staff Sgt. Zachary Horton, 97th Security Forces Squadron unit training manager, originally from Mount Pleasant, Texas, started his Air Force career in January 2015, but knew from a young age he wanted to serve his country.

  • Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Douglas Gerrity

    Staff Sgt. Douglas Gerrity, 58th Airlift Squadron loadmaster instructor, chose to reenlist for another four years to continue his education in health science and achieve his dream of commissioning as a physical therapist.

  • 97 AMW partners with Ft. Sill, Ft. Smith for joint airlift capabilities

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron and 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron teamed up with Soldiers from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for a joint-exercise training exhibiting M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems Rapid Infiltration capabilities at Fort Smith, Arkansas, June 13-14, 2023.

  • Airman serves alongside father at AAFB

    The roar of jet engines fills the air as the Mighty 97th’s fleet soars through the clear blue sky. Amidst the chaos, a bond stronger than steel is forged on the ground below. Staff Sgt. Bryson Fry, a ground transporter from the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and his father, Branden Fry, a

  • Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Steffen Hillestad

    Staff Sgt. Steffen Hillestad, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron deployment plans and programs section chief, chose to re-enlist in the U.S. Air Force this past year and plans to serve for at least 20 years.

  • 97 CS networks with WOSC IT department

    Airmen from the 97th Communications Squadron welcomed their honorary commander, Chrystal Overton, vice president of academic affairs at Western Oklahoma State College, and the WOSC information technology department for a tour of the squadron’s information technology facilities at Altus Air Force

  • Commentary - Why I Stay Blue: Staff Sgt. Benjamin Mantonya

    I am Staff Sgt. Benjamin Mantonya, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation training validation operations examiner, and I am from Mountain Grove, Missouri and this is why I decided to reenlist in the Air Force after getting out.