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  • 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

  • Honorary Commanders Stand Up at Altus

    Altus Air Force Base welcomed 27 Southwest Oklahoma community members into the honorary commander program during an induction ceremony at Altus Air Force Base, March 24, 2017. After a formal introduction and dinner at the Freedom Community Center on the installation, more than two dozen civic

  • Celebrating Black History Month the Altus AFB way

    “Black History Month is relevant to Altus AFB because it’s a part of American history and as the Air Force we are a big family who’s really diverse,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alison Ablog, 97th Medical Group health care administrator. “This month is special to me because black history is a

  • Altus community gives back with Mitten Tree event

    With colder weather in the forecast, some community members are doing all they can to make sure local children keep warm this winter. But it is not just a onetime event. Every year Altus Air Force Base and the National Bank of Commerce host the annual Mitten Tree event, Nov. 29.The Mitten Tree event

  • IPR, Deploying Airmen and Keeping Accountability

    Roughly 200 Airmen deploy from Altus Air Force base each year. Deploying isn’t just part of the mission at Altus AFB, it’s a reality and the Individual Personnel Readiness office helps process deployers through the system to get them on their way downrange.

  • Military Affairs Committee shows appreciation to Altus First Sergeants

    More than four dozen Altus Air Force Base First Sergeants, spouses and unit commanders were honored at a dinner hosted by the Altus Military Affairs Committee this October. This annual event was established in 2000, with the intent of showing appreciation to the diligent work of the First Sergeants

  • Training for Decontamination

    Altus Air Force Base and Sheppard Air Force Base Airmen receive training for In-Place Patient Decontamination.

  • 18th annual Cattle Drive makes its way through Altus AFB

    Members of Altus Air Force Base and the local community drove approximately 20 Longhorn cattle throughout the base during the 18th annual Cattle Drive, Aug. 25, 2016. The cattle drive started at the main gate and made its way past the flightline, the 97th Training Center, through base housing and

  • Getting funds to get the job done

    People say money makes the world go round and the 97th Contracting Flight would agree.From construction jobs to large equipment purchases the 97th Contracting Flight is a key element to getting a project started.“Without contracting the Civil Engineer Squadron is unable to fund any construction

  • Altus AFB strengthens capabilities in multi-base exercise

    Members from the 97th Air Mobility Wing took part in a two-day flying operations training exercise from March 3-4, 2016.The training exercise is part of the Altus Air Force Base Quarterly Exercise Program (ALTEX) which was established to enhance aircrew instructor opportunities and provide exposure