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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.

  • Judge Advocate: Just Ask

    The world of law can be difficult to understand, interpret, or simply remember. For Airmen, family members, and retirees, the Altus Air Force Base legal office, also known as the judge advocate, is a great resource when legal questions come up regarding official business or personal legal issues.

  • 97 AMW command team ‘Debriefs’ with new podcast

    Today consumers take in their information in many forms including television, articles, and online videos. The up and coming trend in podcasts, however, has made it easier to listen on the go.At the beginning of 2022, the 97th Air Mobility Wing command team at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, hopped

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Slow Breathing Techniques

    Don’t you hate it when you can’t seem to formulate the words you really wanted to say due to anger, stress, or anxiety? Did you know there are techniques, if practiced, which can help you improve your ability to think and speak more clearly when faced with moments of increased stress and/or anger?

  • 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