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  • Charlie’s Lounge: A treasure in mobility’s hometown

    Many have traversed Mobility's Hometown to train, fly, or take part in what local leaders say is the foundation of Air Force rapid global mobility. Several of these Airmen, if asked, are quick to mention one name in particular when asked what gives Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, its hometown feel. That name is "Charlie" of Charlie's Lounge, who has been a staple of the base community for more than 39 years.
  • AAFB reflects on Black History Month

    The Air Force’s history is filled with bold African American Airmen who have challenged the status quo and dared to fly, fight and win. African American service members have continued to break barriers and make history since the Air Force became its own branch of service in 1947.
  • The “Triangle Y” behind Mobility’s Hometown

    On January 28, 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force established the 97th Bombardment Group. Its original mission: conduct antisubmarine patrols using the largest bomber aircraft of the time, the B-17 Flying Fortress. As time passed, the unit became one of the few heavy bombing groups to bomb Nazi territory during World War II.
  • Freedom to choose – A tribute to Juneteenth

    “You can be anything that you want to be, as long as you set your mind to it,” is a saying I always grew up hearing from my mom, teachers, and mentors. As I was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I did not get a chance to see much of the world.
  • Women’s History Month through the Eyes of an MTI

    “When you talk about Women’s History Month, you get to look at the path that’s been paved for us as women,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Martin, the superintendent of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Staff Agency. “But it also gives us a chance to look at each other and ask ourselves what we’re doing to set the path for the future to set change in motion for those who will come after us.”
  • A Community Committed to Airmen: 97 AMW and the Committee of 100

    The Altus Committee of 100 held a quarterly dinner for Airmen who are new to Altus AFB or have recently returned from deployment, Oct. 15, in Altus, Okla.
  • How Altus got its wings

    Altus AFB is slated to become the home of the new KC-46 Pegasus. While the base looks forward to the new arrival, it brings up thoughts of how we acquired our two current aircraft: the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III.
  • Women's History Month

    Throughout history, women have filled vital roles in society, politics and the military, specifically the United States Air Force beginning in World War II.
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