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  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    With mission readiness and effectiveness at the forefront of strengthening the Air Force, the eradication of sexual assault is a top priority. The Altus AFB Sexual Assault Prevention Response program is dedicated to eliminating sexual assault incidents through awareness and prevention training as well as education, victim advocacy, response, and
  • Communications Built Legacy for Airman

    With 23 years of service under her belt, Senior Master Sgt. Janet Dean-Gall, 97th Communications Squadron superintendent, prepares for the day.With a hot cup of coffee and a fresh breath of cold-morning air outside the 97th Communications Squadron building, she looks back on her career and story as an Airman in the Science, Technology, Engineering
  • Small town, small school; Big dreams

    She is from a small town where she went to a small school, but she had a big dream to become a pilot.Maj. Meghan Fridley, a Big Lake, Alaska native, expressed that with dedication and hard work, one's goals can be accomplished."As a little girl I decided I wanted to be a pilot, which is what drove my decision to go to the Air Force Academy where I
  • Cooking inspires Air Force career

    For Col. Sharon Hunter, 97th Medical Group commander, cooking and food sparked an interest in an Air Force career as a dietician.Hunter, a native of Blairsville, Ga., enjoyed school from the start."When I was in high school, I enjoyed math more [than other subjects]," Hunter said. "But school didn't offer too many math programs."While going to
  • Altus AFB, local community partner to grow their own mechanics

    Altus is known for its agricultural community and an Air Force base. Together they are not only growing crops, they are growing mechanics through the Grow Your Own Mechanic program.The GYOM program is an aircraft maintenance technician internship program. It was developed in 1999 under the Student Education Employment Plan in cooperation with the
  • 54th ARS fuels the training mission at Altus AFB

    The major aspect of the mission at Altus AFB is training. Altus operates the only heavy mobility and air refueling schoolhouse in the Air Force. One major component of the training mission here is pilot training provided by the 54th Air Refueling Squadron.The 54th ARS is the sole Air Education and Training Command KC-135 Stratotanker flying
  • What to keep in mind when purchasing a firearm

    As stated in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." As military members, the right to keep and bear arms remains.When purchasing a firearm, what kind of things should we keep in mind? Quality
  • Skating her Hart to the Olympics

    What started out as a means to pass time quickly turned into a passion when Erin Hart, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School, took on figure skating. Erin, who has mid-to-high functioning autism, started lessons approximately one year ago, and will be one of 11 athletes to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South
  • From love story to mystery to discovery, WWII widow remains devoted

    "Billie was married to me all of his life, and I choose to be married to him all of my life."Peggy S. Harris, a native of Vernon, Texas, was working at Altus AFB as an electrical instrument mechanic in 1942 when she first heard from 1st Lt. Billie D. Harris, a native of Altus, Okla."I worked with my husband's father at that time," Peggy said. "He
  • Through Airmen's Eyes: Ultimate wingman helps save friend's life

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)An Airman here who noticed the suicidal signs of a friend reported the problem and helped save his friend's life.Airman 1st Class Albert Chang, 375th Comptroller Squadron, not only got his friend and
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