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  • Airman finds home in Mobility’s Hometown

    Many Airmen have passed through Mobility's Hometown since its activation as a multi-engine flight training school in 1943, the majority of whom regard Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma as a temporary stop for a small time in their careers. For some, however, Altus becomes much more than a short-term landing place.
  • Growing a healthy future; 97 AMW opens Community Garden

    Airmen and families from the 97th Air Mobility Wing gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Community Garden at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 20, 2021.
  • Arming local teachers, police against PSB

    It’s a topic no one wants to talk about, but that doesn’t make the discussion any less necessary. It’s PSB, or Problematic Sexual Behavior, and educators face it quite often in their jobs. Problematic sexual behavior in youth is defined as behavior that involves using sexual or private body parts in an inappropriate or harmful way to the individual or individuals impacted by the behavior.
  • OK Governor experiences rapid global mobility firsthand

    Oklahoma Gov. J. Kevin Stitt got a close look at the rapid global mobility and training capabilities of Altus Air Force Base, Okla. during a visit July 22, 2021.
  • Altus community leaders speak at U-Night on overcoming obstacles

    Altus Air Force Base and Jackson County Memorial Hospital (JCMH) hosted the third U-Night workshop titled “Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles” on June 3, 2021, at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.
  • Local students experience AF STEM in Mobility’s Hometown

    Members of the Altus AFB Airmen Leadership Group hosted several science, technology, engineering, and math activities also known as STEM for a group of third through eighth-grade students from Snyder Public Schools, April 29, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base. The Wing Innovation Advancement Center partnered with the base library to build and supply materials for the children to use during their STEM activities. The WIAC is a location where Airmen can learn new skills to upgrade or improve practices and processes to make tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter.
  • Local students enjoy “Mobility’s Hometown” culture during base visit

    Fifth-grade students from Altus Intermediate School, Navajo Elementary School and Altus Christian Academy visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 29, 2020.
  • Charlie’s Lounge: A treasure in mobility’s hometown

    Many have traversed Mobility's Hometown to train, fly, or take part in what local leaders say is the foundation of Air Force rapid global mobility. Several of these Airmen, if asked, are quick to mention one name in particular when asked what gives Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, its hometown feel. That name is "Charlie" of Charlie's Lounge, who has been a staple of the base community for more than 39 years.
  • 2 civic leaders honored for their service to Mobility’s Hometown

    Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, inducted two new Friends of Altus during a ceremony at Club Altus on April 9 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Since the activation of Mobility’s Hometown as a multi-engine flight training school in 1943, one priority has been the community. A unique aspect of the wing is that community members are honored for their contributions to the base and named Friends of Altus.
  • Local Maintenance program bolsters 97 AMW Readiness

    A unique aspect of the 97th Air Mobility Wing comes from one of its four groups; the 97th Maintenance Group. This group is responsible for the generation, maintenance, and readiness of the three airframes assigned to the wing. This group is unique because it is comprised entirely of Department of Defense civilian employees. A majority of these employees are former military service members or residents of the community who went through local vocation technical training. As a way to assist future DoD employees, members of the 97th MXG meet regularly with the local vocation technical training members who represent the “Grow Your Own Mechanic Program.”
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