• 1,000 Days of Patient Safety: 97th MDG Achieves Healthcare Excellence

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Medical Group celebrated 1,000 days without operational errors. In the medical world, this is a significant accomplishment, as it can mean the difference between life and death. 1,000 days with an incident is 1,000 days with a serious safety event.

  • One Team, One Fight...Prepping for the KC-46 Arrival

    Altus AFB is slated to receive its first KC-46A Pegasus in November 2018. The new, well-equipped tanker aircraft increases in-flight refueling capabilities. The KC-46 can both receive and deliver fuel, allowing it to train with the other two aircraft assigned to Altus AFB: the KC-135 Stratotanker

  • Smoke, fire and an AFSA Pitsenbarger Award

    Neighborly is defined as a characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly or kind. The actions of Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Carroll on March 23, 2017, while stationed in San Antonio, Texas, cannot be defined as anything less than neighborly and resulted in Carroll being recognized as

  • Why I chose Altus

    It’s no secret to Airmen that Altus AFB is one of the more remote stateside duty stations in the Air Force. There is a stigma that seems to stick to remote duty locations such as Altus, which is Airmen will have a lousy experience during their assignment. The good news is, an assignment at Altus AFB

  • Altus participates in Wreaths Across America

    Volunteers from the local community place wreaths on veterans' graves during a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Altus Cemetery, Okla., Dec. 16, 2017. On National Wreaths Across America Day each December, volunteers place wreaths on individual veterans' graves in over 1,200 locations throughout

  • 97th AMXS members dominate Aircraft Maintenance Competition

    Four members of the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) recently found success competing against 10 opposing teams in an Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), garnering first place and breaking two national records in the process. “The safety wire record was broken by Josh Ellison,” said

  • Making it fast to run easy; Changing your fitness perspective

    “I’ll get an excellent when they pay me extra for it.” “75.1% is trying too hard.” “If they wanted the minimum to be 80%, they would have made the minimum 80%.” “I’m just not built for running.” Have you ever heard (or used) these excuses for not doing so hot on the run in the physical fitness test?

  • Boots on the Ground for Honorary Commanders at Altus

    Civic leaders from the Jackson County community got a rare glimpse into the lives of the U.S. Airmen at Altus Air Force Base, May 31, 2017, as the mighty 97th welcomed its newest honorary commanders to a day in the life of the Air Force – from reveille to retreat. The ten-hour immersion was designed