• 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
  • Mobility’s Hometown holds second community workshop

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Jackson County Health Department hosted a workshop for base and city of Altus community members, known as U-Night, Feb. 25, 2021, at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.
  • AAFB reflects on Black History Month

    The Air Force’s history is filled with bold African American Airmen who have challenged the status quo and dared to fly, fight and win. African American service members have continued to break barriers and make history since the Air Force became its own branch of service in 1947.
  • Altus Airmen combat record setting weather

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing received over five and a half inches of snow and freezing temperatures Feb. 14-17, 2021 resulting in a base wide effort to take care of Airmen and families, recover operations, and preserve the installation.
  • AMC command team visits Mobility’s Hometown

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing showcased their training mission to the Air Mobility Command leadership team during a visit here Feb. 8, 2021. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, AMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, AMC command chief, toured the installation to witness the capabilities of the 97th Operations Group and to meet with Airmen.
  • If these walls could talk - SMSgt Janice Presha recounts humble beginnings

    Each year in February we celebrate Black History month. It is a time to share stories, reflect and never forget where our journey began. Imagine a little girl growing up in a small two-bedroom home with her parents and seven siblings. The setting is Point Blank, Texas a little town an hour north of Houston. She is the daughter of Donald and Measie Phipps and they live on Phipps Road, a street named after her family.


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