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  • Father and son train together

    Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, 2017, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the chance to refuel a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster
  • Altus aircrews participate in 2017 Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft and U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling aircraft assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing left for Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA on March 10, to participate in the 2017 NAF El Centro Airshow.The aircrews consisted of members from the 58th Airlift Squadron, 54th Air Refueling
  • Fans and Plans; Hangar renovations

    The 97th Maintenance Directorate has been implementing hangar improvements for the past year at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. These improvements were enacted to improve the working conditions for maintainers so the mission at Altus AFB can continue without interruptions. “Over the past year, we have added several things to the hangars around
  • Take off, Landing, Opening Aircraft; Pneudraulics maintains Planes

    With aircraft flying year-round, components can get worn out from fatigue or weather; the pneudraulics shop helps repair the pieces and get aircraft back in flying condition.
  • Timelessness of the KC-135

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the KC-135 Stratotanker’s first flight. Former boom operators took off into the skies over southwestern Oklahoma Aug. 31, 2016 , to celebrate this important Air Force milestone .The flight was meant to bring the mission of the Air Force home for former military air re-fuelers. Thus
  • Altus AFB strengthens capabilities in multi-base exercise

    Members from the 97th Air Mobility Wing took part in a two-day flying operations training exercise from March 3-4, 2016.The training exercise is part of the Altus Air Force Base Quarterly Exercise Program (ALTEX) which was established to enhance aircrew instructor opportunities and provide exposure to realistic and emerging tactical scenarios.For
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