• Bull Watkins: local rancher serves Airmen, community

    It’s 1957, a beautiful summer night in Altus, Oklahoma, and the lights on Commerce Street are shining bright. Five-year-old Gary Watkins sits with his father in his living room. Outside, airplanes from Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma whiz overhead, streaking through the night sky like shooting stars.

  • Altus AFB’s 21st Annual Cattle Drive

    Every year, Altus AFB and its surrounding community get together to hold an event unlike any other. The 21st annual Cattle Drive is an event unique to Altus which welcomes local farmers and ranchers to herd their longhorn cattle around base.

  • From Humvees to Horses: the LRS Airman Behind the Cattle Drive

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Black, the Vehicle Maintenance NCO in charge assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has experienced country living his entire life. For the past 15 years, TSgt Black has committed himself to this lifestyle by helping kick-off one of Altus AFB’s most