• 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,

  • 97 AMW Command Chief retires a ‘hometown hero’

    There is a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator who may be known to some as the man who clocked 5,715 hours of flight time. To others, he may be known as the Airman who began and finished his career at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. There may even be others who simply know him as the Oklahoma native

  • 97 TRS students design solution for pilots

    Students assigned to the 97th Training Squadron successfully tested a new part for the KC-135 Stratotanker, July 21, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, after designing and creating it in the 97th Air Mobility Wing Spark Cell.

  • New boom platform improves quality of life for KC-135 Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet on Nov. 4, 2019, at Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 40th Boom Symposium welcomes new era of air refueling

    Boom operators from across the world met at Altus for the 40th Annual Boom Symposium April 26 – 27, 2019. The event included professional development briefings, a retreat ceremony at the Boom Operator Memorial and a heritage banquet dinner.

  • From finance to flightline; Both sides of the mission

    At Altus Air Force Base, students are constantly undergoing training with the U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker. The students hail from all around the world to train here, but some don’t have to go that far.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sharon Miller, 93rd Air Refueling

  • Making it fast to run easy; Changing your fitness perspective

    “I’ll get an excellent when they pay me extra for it.” “75.1% is trying too hard.” “If they wanted the minimum to be 80%, they would have made the minimum 80%.” “I’m just not built for running.” Have you ever heard (or used) these excuses for not doing so hot on the run in the physical fitness test?