Altus AFB to host 19th Annual Cattle Drive

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Altus AFB to host 19th annual Cattle Drive 


ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Altus Air Force Base is hosting the 19th annual Cattle Drive Aug. 24, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Altus AFB.

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Eric Carney, along with other base leadership and rodeo team members, will lead more than 30 longhorn cattle on a three-mile drive on the installation, a tradition that started Aug. 26, 1999.

    The Cattle Drive is held in conjunction with the 40th annual Great Plains Stampede Rodeo. The rodeo is set for 8:00 p.m. nightly, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, featuring events including bull riding, barrel racing, bareback and saddle bronco riding, tie-down calf roping and steer wrestling.

    Thursday is Military Appreciation Night at the rodeo, with a free barbecue dinner held at 6:00 p.m. at the arena for all military and dependent rodeo ticket holders.

     For more information or to cover the event contact the Altus AFB Public Affairs Office at 580-481-7700 by Monday, August 21st.




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