• 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

  • Forging our mobility forces

    Starting out as a competition, the Air Mobility Rodeo has turned into a large-scale training exercise, now called Exercise Mobility Guardian 2017. Consisting of several different U.S. and international bases and branches, mobility crews faced serval situations they are likely to encounter in the

  • Trained to control

    Air traffic controllers have the job of navigating and managing the airspace to ensure that aircraft are safe from takeoff to landing, including tracking their flights. With all that responsibility, air traffic controllers have to know their job inside and out. While technical school provides Airmen

  • A Fighter and a Pilot

    Maddy Hunt is just like any other 12-year-old girl. She has a sunny disposition, an abundance of energy and a roll-with-the-flow attitude. Just looking at her, it would be impossible to know that at just 4 years old, Maddy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.“It was the Thursday and

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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