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  • Heartlink Spouse Orientation: Empowers spouses through integration

    Whether it is a military member’s first, next or last duty station, traveling to a new location is almost inevitable in a military career. Having to start over is difficult for the whole family, requiring them to learn about a new base’s mission, location and people. In order to ease the process of base familiarization, Altus AFB hosts a Heartlink Spouse Orientation program.
  • Breaking Routines: 97 AMW members walk kids to school

    Students from L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School walked with 97 AMW Company Grade Officers, teachers and parents for a nation-wide Walk to School Day event, October 24, 2018, at Altus AFB, Okla.
  • National Eye Exam Month; What Optometry can do for you

    If you can’t see them, you can’t shoot them; a simple concept and the mission statement of the 97th Medical Operations Squadron Optometry Flight. The truth is, the Air Force is affected by Airmen’s eye health.
  • Kids receive free school supplies at deployment line

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center assisted military families and their children by providing school supplies during a Kids Deployment Line event, August 2, 2018, at Altus AFB. With the start of school right around the corner, the base held an event to help military families prepare.
  • Christmas in… June? Altus AFB hosts a free pool party for deployed families

    Every year, U.S. military service members deploy around the world to aid in operations designed to keep our country safe. It takes courage, sacrifice and dedication to serve in the Armed Services. Perhaps no one understands that more than their families. Families stay back to keep the household running smoothly so their service member can focus on the mission. Early childhood years, holidays and special events are often missed so it makes the time spent together precious and the memories made upon return more special.
  • Brothers by blood and service

    It is common in the military for service member to refer to each other as family members, but for two Altus Airmen, they are family by blood and service.
  • Honorably Commanding: A series on Altus AFB Honorary Commanders

    Who is an honorary commander and what do they do? In order to understand what being an honorary commander means and what their role is on Altus AFB and in the community, it is helpful to look to remarkable past and present individuals who have served in the program.
  • 6 out of 10

    This is the first of a personality feature series. Being in the military can be tough for families. Through deployments, changes in duty location and long hours it’s easy to see where things can start to get complicated. However, every once in a while an Airman receives the opportunity to stay close to family and keep them together for a little while longer.
  • Young Airman, there’s no need to feel down; Armed Services YMCA

    Young Airman, there’s no need to feel down. I said, young Airman, pick yourself off the ground. I said, young Airman, because you’re at a new base there’s no need to be unhappy.The Armed Service YMCA of Altus Air Force Base is a standalone non-profit organization that works with several facilities on base. Their main focus is to provide programs
  • Altus AFB pharmacy offers over-the-counter medication

    The Altus Air Force Base pharmacy is offering cold medication packs to help Airmen and medical staff all year long.
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