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  • Airman provides opportunities for and inspires peers

    Many Airmen are told before arriving to their first duty station that, "You get out of it what you put in," meaning if that Airman wants to have a good time at that duty station, he or she will have to put in the energy to make it a good assignment.One of our Airmen put his energy into making his first duty station an enjoyable assignment for
  • Five things you need to know about Independence Day

    The Fourth of July is the celebration of America's independence since Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence document in 1776. Here are five things you need to know about Independence Day.#1 - In July 1776, the estimated population of America was 2.5 million. According to the U.S. and World Population Clock, the nation's
  • 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley: Hero of the 97th

    Leaders are not always determined by the rank of an individual but by the heart of one. June 23rd, marks the anniversary of the valiant actions of Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. David R. Kingsley, 97th Bombardment Group bombardier. Over 70 years later, Kingsley's example of self-sacrifice and service before self are reflected
  • 10 things you may not know about Altus AFB's history and heritage

     Many service members and their families have been stationed at Altus AFB and many others have worked civilian or contractor jobs for the base, but it is unlikely that anyone knows all of the following facts about this installation.#1 - Construction of the original infrastructure of the Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School, now Altus AFB, began
  • Five things you need to know about Flag Day

    Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Here are five things you need to know about Flag Day.#1 -The stripes represent the 13 original colonies, and the stars represent the 50 states.#2 - The colors of the U.S. flag have
  • A morning at the Solar Inn Dining Facility

    The sun slowly peaks up on the horizon as Airmen from across the base are swiping blindly at their alarm clocks trying to stop the high pitched rings that fill their dark rooms.At the same time, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Everett Brown and other cooks are also hearing the high pitched rings and buzzing from stoves and cooking timers, signaling that
  • Vehicle management

    Providing the 97th Air Mobility Wing with the vehicles necessary to execute its training mission and maintenance support to all government vehicles and equipment is the mission of the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight.They provide and maintain vehicles that assist with base maintenance, security and aircraft."Our vehicles
  • Technicians fuel wing, critical to mission

    If the heart and soul of the 97th Air Mobility Wing are the U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and the U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, then the 827,000 gallons of fuel maintained by the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialists are the lifeblood of the wing. However, fuels specialists aren't solely aircraft gas pumpers. "Generally,
  • Five things you need to know about the Equal Opportunity office

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Equal Opportunity office has found new life in the team of U.S. Air Force Capt. Shonta Smith and Tech. Sgt. Jeannette Warr.The EO office had been vacant since November 2013, and previous EO complaints were directed to Sheppard AFB, Texas. Smith and Warr arrived recently, and the Altus AFB EO office is reopen for business.
  • Five things you need to know about Senior Airman Andrew Bean

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Bean was recently named the Air Force Olson-Wegner Aerospace Medical Technician of the Year. Here are five things you need to know about Senior Airman Andrew Bean in addition to his recent award:#1 - The 26-year-old Airman was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and joined the Air Force July 12, 2011. He serves as
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