• Scenario-based training prepares student pilots for real operations

    An audience of C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilots sits attentively as the briefer in the front of the room emphasizes the key points of their mission. The projection screen behind him depicts known locations of hostile troops, associated air defense artillery and radar range envelopes. The combined force commander's intent, he briefs, is
  • Tech. Sgt. Jessica Packard: Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment

     Tech. Sgt. Jessica Packard helps paint the portrait of the model female firefighter with how she has committed her life to selflessly helping others in her dangerous profession."I joined the Air Force in 2000 and have been serving for over 13 years," said Packard who is the fire station captain for the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron. "I came into
  • Today's women forge tomorrow's leaders

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Ashley Haney held nothing back as she forged her path to achieve her dream job. "Nov. 16, 2007 was the day I graduated pilot training. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work both in college and a year of pilot training," said Haney, who is a training flight commander at the 58th Airlift Squadron.Since then, she has been
  • Wing Enrichment Program: Sharing the mission

    A group of company grade officers at Altus AFB came together to design and execute a program that has proven itself to be an impactful leadership experience. The Wing Enrichment Program, which began in November 2013, is a fun, educational experience that exposes participants to different missions around base. The program asks a squadron to
  • Brandi Roblez: Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment

     Brandi Roblez has worked at Altus AFB for 13 years and has climbed the management ladder in a predominately male maintenance career field using her positive attitude and hard work ethic.Roblezs challenges and perseverance truly show her as a woman of character, courage and commitment."My role models growing up were my parents," said Roblez, 97th
  • First sergeants serve for all Airmen

    Being on call 24/7, always on the go, working late, receiving calls in the middle of the night and missing out on important family time are sacrifices first sergeants make to aid others."Being a first sergeant is about putting yourself last and the Airmen first... basically aspiring to personify servant leadership," said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.
  • Spreading the love

    Valentine's Day is a holiday used to celebrate love, and Airmen from Altus Air Force Base chose to spread the love by visiting and delivering cards to veterans at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Clinton Feb. 14, 2014.Airman visited with more than 200 veterans with hopes of brightening their day."I want to give back to the local community and to our
  • Bump, Set, Spike!

    There is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, and intramural sports are a way for everyone at Altus AFB to join with their respective squadrons and have healthy fun competing against each other.When it comes to intramurals, it does not matter the individual's skill level or experience in the sport. It all comes down to joining together
  • Fueling the base's mission

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing uses 827,000 gallons of fuel each week, but there is a lot of work that happens between the fuel arriving from the supplier and being put into the aircraft.The fuels laboratory here takes samples of all the Defense Logistics Agency Energy product fuels that are on the base and tests them against the regulations set by Air
  • Training Airmen today to be NCOs tomorrow

    Every Airman is a leader, whether they lead by example as a peer or in a formal duty position. This is taught to each one of us from the time we enter the Air Force and is engraved into our memory by the end of our careers. As junior-enlisted Airmen begin moving into the non-commissioned officer tier, they are expected to become more effective