Altus AFB to host 20th annual Cattle Drive

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Altus Air Force Base is scheduled to host the 20th annual Cattle Drive Aug. 23, 2018 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 41st annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 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 will be 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. Military personnel will also compete in a ten-person-team tug-o-war tournament and a calf scramble.

For more information or to cover the event contact the Altus AFB Public Affairs Office at 580-481-7700.