• New boom platform improves quality of life for KC-135 Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet on Nov. 4, 2019, at Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Safety Mission Showcase: 97th Civil Engineering Squadron “Dirt Boyz”

    When you think of proactive safety, you may not think about a sidewalk, curb, or runway patch. Recently, the Wing Safety office interviewed two members of the 97th Civil Engineering Squadron’s Horizontal Maintenance Shop, SrA Kendrick Brown and SrA Jose Ramirez putting safe operating techniques to work every day. These Airmen detailed the hazards associated with concrete, and if you’ve ever poured concrete, you know. It’s no easy task.
  • Mobility’s Hometown partners with McChord, sends meals to Honduras

    Nearly 42 tons of rice and soy meals were gathered, packaged and flown to Honduras as part of the Department of Defense’s mission in support of humanitarian efforts, where they collaborate to donate and ship meals to countries in need through the Denton Program. The Mighty 97th was responsible for the safety and packaging of the meals onto a C-17 Globemaster III scheduled to deliver the food to Honduras, Oct. 24, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • STARBASE students learn about STEM at 97AMW

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted a career day for the students of the STARBASE Oklahoma class on Oct. 24, 2019, on base. They learned about multiple jobs in the Air Force involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and received a tour of the base’s three aircraft: the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46 Pegasus. A total of approximately 120 kids and faculty members from five schools across the state learned about the focused career opportunities the Air Force has to offer.
  • 97 CES receives, welcomes new fire truck

    The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron received its newest addition to the fire truck fleet, a hazardous material rescue engine (Rescue 9), on Oct. 23, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Mighty 97th kicks-off CFC fundraiser

    Every year, the Mighty 97th participates in one of the largest and most successful employee fundraising campaigns in the world, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), and this year’s fundraiser will be kicking-off on Oct. 21, 2019, ending on Dec. 6, 2019.
  • Mighty 97th tours Altus-Lugert Dam

    Each year, Airmen from the Mighty 97th have the opportunity to tour local farms and essential pieces of the Altus community during Farm City Week. One of the events from this year’s festivities was touring the Altus-Lugert Dam, located in Quartz Mountain State Park, Okla., on Oct. 11, 2019.
  • 97th AMW partners with NORAD for training exercise

    For the first time, the 97th Air Mobility Wing supported a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air defense exercise, Oct. 9, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97th LRS SMSgt wins MAJCOM award

    A member of the 97th Air Mobility Wing was named the 2019 Air Education and Training Command (AETC) General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy award winner. Allen was the 10th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, whose legacy was attention to detail and technical expertise and he credits the accomplishments of base-level officers and senior NCOs in their performance with the mission.
  • 97th LRS Honors BC3 Warriors with Heritage Rock

    The 97th Logistic Readiness Squadron presented a historical rock in front of LRS headquarters to honor fallen and warrior Airmen alumni of the Basic Combat Convoy Course (BC3), October 4, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.