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  • National American Indian Heritage Month spotlight: Rosemary Cook

    History, heritage and culture are recognized every November during National American Indian Heritage Month - an event celebrated by Americans whose lineage falls from Native American, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian lines.
  • Altus AFB celebrates America Recycles Day

    On November 16, 2020, Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight celebrated America Recycles Day with a day of outreach at Rivers Elementary School and at the 97th Air Mobility Wing Recycling Center on Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • Spouses of 97 AMW leaders learn base welfare, morale capabilities during tour

    The spouses of base leaders toured multiple facilities across the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma as part of an annual leadership spouse tour, November 19, 2020. The tour provided an opportunity for the spouses to learn about wing resources available to Airmen and their families, as well as share their own stories and experiences.
  • 97 OSS Intelligence, Tactics Flight train for future threats

    From analyzing the most recent information across the globe to educating members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on current data and worldwide threats, Airmen from the 97th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence and Tactics Flight perform a variety of tasks to enable mission success, both locally and internationally.
  • 97 AMW aircrew showcases mobility airpower to 14 FTW community

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing visited the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, to help inspire, educate and congratulate the next generation of mobility pilots Nov. 12 to 13, 2020.
  • U-Night(ing) the community through education

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Jackson County Health Department personnel held a united workshop for base members and the community called U-Night, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Blanquisco reflects on cultural differences

    Grass on a front lawn, light poles on a street, snow in the winter and water from a drinking fountain; these are all common things found in the United States. For individuals from different countries, these things can be a complete culture shock. This was the case for Airman 1st Class Xander Broe Blanquisco, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron air freight specialist, when he first arrived in the country. He was born in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, and lived in Manila and Bicol, Philippines, until he was about 11 years old. When Blanquisco came to the USA, he moved to Kentucky with his mom and aunts to live with his grandma before moving to Utah six months after to live with his aunt. Six years later they moved to Ohio, where at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force.
  • 97 AMW, VFW, local community celebrate Veterans Day

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4876 members and the local community gathered to honor veterans during a ceremony Nov. 11, 2020 at the Jackson County War Memorial in Altus, Oklahoma.
  • A Veterans Day salute: Ret Maj. Jerry Zimmerman

    When one considers the similarities between the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Maj. (Ret) Jerry Zimmerman, it is no surprise that both ended up in the same place. While the modern version of the 97th Air Mobility Wing is busy training “Exceptional Mobility Airmen” for the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17 Globemaster III and KC-46 Pegasus aircraft, both the wing and Zimmerman have bomber legacies.
  • Altus AFB hosts DSD fair, educates Airmen

    Representatives from 10 different Air Force Developmental Special Duties gathered to educate Airmen interested in taking special duty positions Nov. 6, 2020 at the Freedom Community Center at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The DSD Job Fair gave 23 representatives the opportunity to inform more than 50 Altus AFB Airmen on ways broaden their military careers.
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