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  • 730th AMTS integration helps develop cost-conscious culture

    An Air Force Reserve squadron recently re-activated and integrated into the 97th Air Mobility Wing. This integration embraces the total force concept and also makes the base more cost efficient."Total Force Integration was designed to be a cost efficiency initiative and an effort designed to show that we know there are some elements of the reserve,
  • Stay safe during severe weather

    Lightning, thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes and damaging winds are weather conditions to look out for in Oklahoma. The base emergency management flight shares information and tips about severe weather safety."We are in the middle of tornado alley," said Staff Sgt. Kelly Deppen, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management training
  • Kick off the summer with ODR and Youth Center

    Summer is here and everyone is ready for many outdoor activities. The base Outdoor Recreation office and the base Youth Center offer outdoor services for both children and adults.The base ODR office provides rental equipment for a variety of outdoor activities."We have equipment for camping, biking, hunting, fishing, picnics, and even gardening,"
  • A-Team plays key role in ALTEX/MAFEX success

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted an Altus Exercise known as ALTEX, May 23. This exercise would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the 97th Maintenance Directorate, also known as the A-Team.ALTEX is a local training exercise designed for C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker Formal Training Unit instructors,
  • Driving drunk incurs a hefty price - literally

    It's 2:15 a.m. and the bar just closed. An Airman and his wingmen stumble out to their vehicle. The designated driver tells the group he had a few beers, but he doesn't feel drunk. They all pile into the vehicle and begin driving toward the base. As the driver messes with the radio, he misses a stop sign. Next thing he knows there are flashing red
  • Exceptional Family Member Program: here to help not to hinder

    Military dependents with potentially life-threatening physical or mental conditions, and special educational needs require additional attention. With the help of the Exceptional Family Member Program, families are able to move from one base to another knowing there will be a specialist who will support and tend to their special needs."EFMP is a
  • Airfield Management: "my airfield, my domain"

    It is 7 a.m. and for the next 10 minutes an Airman will be updating the airfield status and taking accountability for any radios, books, maps, or other sources the pilots need to complete their flight plan. He does all of this to ensure that all flights and the airfield are safe.The 97th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management flight plays
  • Technical school student aces exams

    An Airman at Altus AFB is the only first-term Airman to go through the boom operator technical school scoring a 100% on every test.Airman 1st Class Nicholas Roney is a boom operator technical school student who arrived at Altus in September 2011. Boom operator students spend the first 40 days out of the four months of training in academic
  • Snakes are the order of the day at Committee of 100 event

    ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Every quarter, Airmen new to the Altus area, Airmen who have returned from a deployment, or students assigned to Altus AFB for training, are invited to a free dinner sponsored by the Committee of 100. The event March 12, was a free barbecue dinner with entertainment provided by the Fangmaster of the Mangum Rattlesnake
  • It's a small world: Connections bring solution to training needs

    ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - How many times in the Air Force have you heard the phrase, "It's a small world," seen an old coworker while TDY or reached out to a friend at another base for help with a current issue? Connections and professional networking like this led to a Total Force Integration moment in the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron.Last
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