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  • What is the Air Force Family

    We hear it all the time, especially from the chain of command: the Air Force is a family. But what does that actually mean? On Nov. 6, 2023, my life changed forever, and I discovered precisely what it means to call the Air Force my family.

  • Serving with pride; what Honor Guard means to me

    The Altus Air Force Base Blue Knights Honor Guard's mission is to provide military funeral honors for Airmen past and present of the United States Air Force. The we also provide Color Guard support throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas servicing a 37,000 square mile area of responsibility.

  • 97 CES ‘Dirt Boyz’ remember fallen wingman

    On April 4, 2022, the Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, community tragically lost Airman First Class Keith A. Francis, a 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Pavement and Equipment Flight apprentice, when he was involved in a vehicle accident while traveling to Vernon, Texas.

  • Commentary: Be aware of Mississippi Kite presence on AAFB

    With the return of spring, Mississippi Kites will soon return to the area. These birds use the central and southern Great Plains during the spring and summer months as breeding grounds, before returning to warmer climates for the fall and winter.

  • AAFB Airmen pave way for future engineers

    In support of that program and as part of the Altus AFB Science Technology Engineering and Math Council, Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron paid a visit to Frederick High School robotics students to share information on their engineering tracks and journeys. For more than an hour, 30 high

  • 97 AMW conducts annual tenant online survey

    The Air Force has contracted an independent, third-party survey firm to administer the DoD Annual Tenant Satisfaction Survey for all Air Force controlled privatized housing sites. The survey began on December 8, 2020. All housing residents in Air Force privatized housing projects will receive a link

  • Maintaining a spirit of excellence – A tribute to Black History Month

    What does Black History Month mean to me? Black History Month serves as a reminder of the struggles, challenges, and hardships which my family and others like me endured in America. This is a month to honor those who have paved the way for me and have triumphed during the darkest times in our