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  • 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.
  • Global airpower starts with practice

    Scenarios like these are what the Air Force trains for. With the training capabilities of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, scenarios like this are prepared for every day. The coordinated effort for training allows it to surpass standards and allows training to reach for the skies.
  • 100% mission-capable KC-135 fleet

    The KC-135 Sortie Generation Flight assigned to the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron managed to achieve a rare accomplishment: all KC-135 Stratotankers at Altus AFB were 100 percent fully mission-capable on April 24, 2018.
  • Operations Group Bring Your Child to Work Day

    The 97th Operations Group gathered for a "Bring Your Child to Work Day" allowing parents to show their children what they do at work, April 26, 2018 at Altus AFB. The children toured a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker, and training simulators for both aircraft. Altus AFB Airmen communicated the training mission in a hands-on manner and provided a unique experience to their families.
  • Air Safety Community Training

    Civilian pilots from the Altus and surrounding area visited Altus Air Force Base on March 10, 2018 to experience two aircraft static displays, simulators and a safety briefing.
  • What we do; The Mighty 97th

    Activated as a multi-engine flight training school in 1943, Altus Air Force Base has been the cornerstone of Southwestern Oklahoma for 75 years. Over the past seven and a half decades, the base has evolved to become the premier air mobility training location in the United States Air Force.Currently, Altus AFB trains C-17 Globemaster III pilots and
  • 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 Squadron inflight refueler, trained at Altus AFB for a
  • 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 operational field.Altus Air Force Base sent two
  • 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 baseline, controllers are required to receive certifications at each duty location.
  • 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 Friday before Thanksgiving of 2009. She had been
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