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  • Legacy of 56th Airlift Squadron Lives on With Arrival of KC-46 to 97 AMW

    It is an exciting time for Altus Air Force Base and the greater Altus community with the arrival of the long-awaited KC-46A Pegasus. As a former squadron commander at the 97th Air Mobility Wing and now as the Director for Global Reach Programs for the Air Force, I have a unique connection to both the acquisition and fielding of the KC-46 as well as the legacy of the squadron that will train mobility Airmen to operate and employ this incredible aircraft.
  • A Community of Persistence: A Civic Leader Perspective on the KC-46

    Dr. Joe Leverett, Altus Military Affairs Chairman, Friend of Altus and member of the CSAF and AETC Commander's civic leader groups reflects on the efforts by the installation and the community in leading up to the arrival of the KC-46A Pegasus, the Air Force's newest addition to the tanker fleet.
  • CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONIES AT ALTUS

    There are a lot of new faces at Altus Air Force Base. That’s because it’s Permanent Change of Station, or PCS season. It’s the time of year where military members and their families inevitably make their moves to new duty stations around the world. This can happen several times in a service member’s career, including many of the commanders at the mighty 97th.
  • National Public Health Week

    During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) brings communities together to recognize the contributions of Public Health workers and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. The theme of this year is “Changing Our Future Together”. Your Altus Air Force Base Public Health team is joining this campaign and stands ready to prevent disease, disability, and premature death of our base beneficiaries. We want to help “Change the Future” of your health!
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse: A Core Responsibility of AFOSI

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) needs your help in identifying and reporting fraudulent activities.
  • Attributes to Leadership

    "Try your best, Every day, with a great Attitude, to Make it better than you found it."The saying above is my own personal mantra--it encapsulates five key attributes that I believe are important to leadership--excellence, persistence/resiliency, attitude, continuous improvement, and team building.First, "Try your best" speaks to approaching every
  • Hygiene tips for the flu season

    With the New Year upon us, there are new ambitions, new beginnings, and the cold and flu season.  Public Health's New Year's resolution is to keep the base population free and clear of illness, but to do so, we need your help.Germs can be spread in many ways, such as touching contaminated surfaces, consuming contaminated water and food, and through
  • Teamwork Leadership

    Effective leadership can be enhanced with positive teamwork. Whether from within the unit or across an installation, teamwork can make a leader successful in meeting or exceeding unit goals.Team members must know what the mission is and embrace the "all in" mentality.Leaders can influence the mood and willingness of unit members by approaching
  • And a car that flies

    Several years ago when my oldest niece started school, I used to tell her, "Have a great day! Learn a lot! Change the world.....and build me a car that flies."  I remember the first time I said this she gave me an odd look and said, "I can't change the world, I'm a kid."  When she considered the flying car request, I could tell from the look on her
  • It's time to dare and endure

    Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II, once said, "This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." The U.K. faced an existential threat during WWII, with the fate of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region hanging in the balance. While one can argue that current threats such as terrorism,
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