• Go Blue, Stay Blue: Winkfield reports for duty

    Before Jimmel Winkfield, 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron deputy director, came to Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to be an aircraft mechanic, he was Staff Sgt. Winkfield, an active-duty crew chief with six years of service to his country from 2009 until 2015.

  • 97 MXG receives 2023 DoD SOHMS Achievement Award

    In August 2023, the 97th Maintenance Group was announced as the installation level recipient of the Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health Management System (SOHMS) Achievement Award.

  • AAFB, SWTC: A partnership to last

    Commanders from across Altus Air Force Base joined leadership from Southwest Technology Center in Altus, Oklahoma for a luncheon and tour of the school on Jan. 11, 2023. The relationship between SWTC and AAFB is one that spans over two decades and has only grown in depth and scale since the doors of

  • Maintaining work mishaps; 97 MXG wins OSHA award

    Representatives from the 97th Maintenance Group at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, accepted the Star Among Stars Award at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region Six Voluntary Protection Program Association conference in San Antonio, Texas, May 25, 2022.

  • 97 MXS wins AETC competition with automated tool tracker

    Members of the 97th Maintenance Squadron participated in the Air Education and Training Command “iChallenge,” winning the $225,000 top prize to further develop software that helps aircraft maintainers keep track of tools found in toolboxes.

  • 927th MXG Superintendent shares insight with females in aircraft maintenance

    Female maintainers of the 97th Maintenance Group gathered together for a mentorship luncheon with U.S. Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Erin Willis, 927th MXG superintendent, May 6, 2021.This luncheon was an opportunity for members to gain insight and perspective from someone who has climbed the