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  • 56 ARS brings KC-46 enterprise training to Mobility’s Hometown

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has begun assisting units across the United States with their initial stand-up of KC-46 Pegasus aircrew by instructing the KC-46 Phase Three Flight Line training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. The 56th ARS is training members from seven units hailing from McConnell, Pease, Seymour Johnson AFB, and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The first training course started in late August 2021 with four additional classes scheduled for pilots, boom operators, and aircraft commanders.
  • 97 AMXS establishes service-wide foundation for KC-46 maintenance

    Enlisted maintainers from the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J, received on-the-job training alongside experienced KC-46 Pegasus maintainers of the 97th Air Mobility Wing. This was part of the 714th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 605th AMXS’s effort to prepare themselves to receive their initial KC-46 aircraft.
  • The female mechanics behind global mobility readiness

    Long, wrench turning days, greasy, sweat-stained uniforms, and a passion for aircraft are just a few qualities maintainers from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have in common.
  • Aircraft attendants preserve readiness through cleanliness

    Training exceptional mobility Airmen is a team effort and no one performs their role more cleanly than aircraft attendants from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
  • Mighty 97th conducts large formation exercise

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a large formation exercise, May 21, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 97 AMW ensures emergency readiness with severe weather exercise

    Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a severe weather exercise on May 21, 2020 to practice emergency response procedures. Many residents in the Southern Midwest of the United States have grown up practicing procedures for tornadoes. At the 97th AMW, Airmen also need to practice aircraft evacuation in the event of a severe weather threat. An exercise of this scale requires a multitude of individuals and coordination of units across the wing.
  • Altus, Vance Airmen ‘salute’ Oklahomans fighting COVID-19

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing here and the 71st Fighter Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base conducted a flyover of various medical facilities, May 1, 2020, as part of the America Strong collaborative salute initiative.
  • Altus AFB honors USAFA Class of 2020 with ‘Pegasus’ flyover

    The hats of graduates were not the only things in the air above the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) during graduation week. Two KC-46 Pegasus aircraft assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and their aircrews supported the USAFA class of 2020 by executing a flyover of the Academy April 17, 2020.
  • 97 AMW celebrates arrival of KC-46 Pegasus

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its first KC-46A Pegasus Feb. 8, 2019. The “Spirit of the Mighty 97th” was the first KC-46 to be delivered to the formal training unit at Altus Air Force Base.
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