Tag: mighty 97th
  • 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.
  • 97 AMW implements local DTS help desk

    Travel in the military happens sporadically throughout an individual’s career. Ranging from days to months anywhere across the globe, travel is almost inevitable. When Airmen are traveling, they must keep track of their travel costs while performing their duties. That is accomplished through the Defense Travel System. Anyone who has used DTS knows the struggle using the system because of general updates and information required for filing a voucher. As a result to save Airmen time, the 97th Comptroller Squadron has set up a new local DTS Help Desk program, which started Oct. 30, 2018, at Altus AFB. The program allows walk-ins and will be available every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the 97th CPTS conference room in building 52.
  • 97 AMW Member Wins Air Force Food Service Excellence Award

    A member of the 97th Air Mobility Wing has taken home an award, not only for skills in her job, but her ability to share her knowledge with others. Managed by the Air Force Services Activity and named after one of the most influential members of the services career field, the Arthur J. Myers Food Service Excellence Award honors junior enlisted Airmen for their excellence and achievements in food service. The region two winner is none other than a member of Altus AFB, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michelle Vi Torculas, a food services specialist assigned to the 97th Force Support Squadron.
  • 97 AMW Members Learn Community Heritage

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing receive the opportunity to tour local farms every year during Farm City Week. This year it was held from Oct. 2, 2018, through Oct. 5, 2018. This event provided members of the base with the chance to strengthen community relations while learning about the agricultural landscape surrounding the base.
  • Doing More With More: 97 AMW Squadron Superintendents Course

    At the head of every unit, there is a triad of leadership: it is the commander, first sergeant and superintendent who are charged with leading, training and disciplining their Airmen who complete the mission. Commanders and first sergeants undergo formal training on handling their units, but superintendents never went through any formal training…until now.
  • Red ALERRT at Altus AFB

    When an active shooter incident occurs, first responders are the first to take action against the adversary. With adversaries being unpredictable and constantly changing their tools and tactics, first responders must keep their skills and precision up-to-date in order to effectively respond to these threats.
  • Altus AFB Children Fall Down the Rabbit Hole

    For over 20 years, the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) has toured throughout military bases to boost morale and bring military children grades one through twelve together. This year’s production is titled, Alice in Wonderland. The play will be performed on Saturday, June 16 at 3pm and 530pm at the Freedom Community Center (FCC) on Altus AFB.
  • 100% mission-capable KC-135 fleet

    The KC-135 Sortie Generation Flight assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron managed to achieve a rare accomplishment: all KC-135 Stratotankers at Altus AFB were 100 percent fully mission-capable on April 24, 2018.
  • Innovation and determination;AETC award winner

    A member of the mighty 97th earned the Air Education and Training Command Category One 2017 Civilian Supervisor of the Year award.
  • 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    During World War II, United States and Filipino soldiers were forced to march more than 60 miles through the scorching jungles of the Philippines. 75 years later we continue to honor them with the annual Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, N.M.
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