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  • 97 OSS Intelligence, Tactics Flight train for future threats

    From analyzing the most recent information across the globe to educating members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on current data and worldwide threats, Airmen from the 97th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence and Tactics Flight perform a variety of tasks to enable mission success, both locally and internationally.
  • 97 AMW aircrew showcases mobility airpower to 14 FTW community

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing visited the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, to help inspire, educate and congratulate the next generation of mobility pilots Nov. 12 to 13, 2020.
  • U-Night(ing) the community through education

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Jackson County Health Department personnel held a united workshop for base members and the community called U-Night, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Blanquisco reflects on cultural differences

    Grass on a front lawn, light poles on a street, snow in the winter and water from a drinking fountain; these are all common things found in the United States. For individuals from different countries, these things can be a complete culture shock. This was the case for Airman 1st Class Xander Broe Blanquisco, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron air freight specialist, when he first arrived in the country. He was born in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, and lived in Manila and Bicol, Philippines, until he was about 11 years old. When Blanquisco came to the USA, he moved to Kentucky with his mom and aunts to live with his grandma before moving to Utah six months after to live with his aunt. Six years later they moved to Ohio, where at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force.
  • 97 AMW, VFW, local community celebrate Veterans Day

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4876 members and the local community gathered to honor veterans during a ceremony Nov. 11, 2020 at the Jackson County War Memorial in Altus, Oklahoma.
  • A Veterans Day salute: Ret Maj. Jerry Zimmerman

    When one considers the similarities between the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Maj. (Ret) Jerry Zimmerman, it is no surprise that both ended up in the same place. While the modern version of the 97th Air Mobility Wing is busy training “Exceptional Mobility Airmen” for the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46 Pegasus aircraft, both the wing and Zimmerman have bomber legacies.
  • Altus AFB hosts DSD fair, educates Airmen

    Representatives from 10 different Air Force Developmental Special Duties gathered to educate Airmen interested in taking special duty positions Nov. 6, 2020 at the Freedom Community Center at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The DSD Job Fair gave 23 representatives the opportunity to inform more than 50 Altus AFB Airmen on ways broaden their military careers.
  • Mobility Airmen showcase talent to base community

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Chaplain Corps and the 97th AMW Airman Leader Group hosted the Altus Talent Showcase on November 6, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • The Key Spouse Program; unlocking family resiliency

    Deployments and temporary assignments do not only affect military members. Spouses get left behind and can often feel isolated and lost. Having to deal with the daily grind of everyday life alone can become a daunting task. That is where the 97th Air Mobility Wing’s Key Spouse Program comes in. The role of the Key Spouse Program is to assist the spouses of military members through communicating, relaying information, and providing referrals to necessary support agencies. Currently, there are approximately 52 key spouses assigned to commanders across the wing. These key spouse teams are entirely made up of volunteers that report to their respective unit commanders for their vision of their squadron’s program.
  • 97 MXS welding team fuses together mobility airpower

    The aircraft, engines and equipment used to train the next generation of mobility Airmen all have one thing in common: metal.
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