• Altus Maintenance leads first KC-46 landing gear strut removal

    The KC-46A Pegasus will take off and land approximately 1,250 times a year during mobility trainingat the 97th Air Mobility Wing. In turn, this creates strain and wear on the aircraft parts, something theAltus maintenance team constantly keeps close eyes on. The 97th AMW Maintenance Group KC-46

  • Workshop Empowers 97 AMW Spouses with Their Purpose

    Brittany Boccher, the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, has lived a busy life and somehow makes it look easy. Boccher is an entrepreneur, U.S. Air Force spouse, Wounded Warrior Caregiver, military family advocate and mother of two, all while authoring a workbook and lesson to

  • 97 AMW Leaders Learn to Sort Cattle

    Every year, the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Association comes to town and the 97th Air Mobility Wing is involved in many unique ways. In particular, the cattle sorting competition invites wing leadership to the Watkins Ranch in Altus, Okla., to participate in a friendly, yet difficult, competition.

  • From Humvees to Horses: the LRS Airman Behind the Cattle Drive

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Black, the Vehicle Maintenance NCO in charge assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has experienced country living his entire life. For the past 15 years, TSgt Black has committed himself to this lifestyle by helping kick-off one of Altus AFB’s most