• Altus and Laughlin AFB team up to demonstrate airpower capabilities

    Two C-17 Globemaster III crews and Airmen from the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, integrated with Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, to support the COPE THAW mission by providing airlift capabilities for approximately 70,000 pounds of equipment to be moved to

  • 97 AMW commander visits Laughlin AFB pilot students

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron and Col. Blaine Baker, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander, flew a C-17 Globemaster III to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 9-10, 2021, where Baker gave a speech at a pilot training graduation ceremony and allowed student pilots to tour an aircraft they could

  • Altus Airmen support ‘ACE Reaper’ exercise

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron supported exercise “Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Reaper” Sept. 9-10, 2021, by providing airlift capabilities for MQ-9 Reaper assets travelling from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • 58 AS aircrew drop 7th POG airborne soldiers

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron teamed up with soldiers from the 7th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, to complete airborne training qualifications, Texas, Aug 6, 2021.

  • Altus AFB Airmen exercise severe weather, rapid airpower response

    Approximately 29 aircraft could be seen over the skies of Southwest Oklahoma, April 2, 2021, as Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing exercised their ability to evacuate a large number of aircraft in a short amount of time. The planes were launched as part of a severe weather exercise, testing the

  • Dr. Rigsby visits Altus AFB during Black History Month

    Dr. Rick Rigsby, an internationally acclaimed public speaker, returned to Altus Air Force Base on February 4 and 5, 2021, to share stories with Airmen about Black History Month while emphasizing the different characteristics which make a leader memorable.

  • Training C-17 masters of the globe

    Before a C-17 Globemaster III student even steps foot in an aircraft, various steps of training are accomplished to ensure proficiency. For C-17 student training, the initial qualification curriculum consists of three different phases.

  • From ground to air: Altus’ MDT protects Air Force cyberspace

    The 97th Communications Squadron is tasked with protecting Altus Air Force Base’s cybersecurity year-round, whether it’s from aircraft in the sky or network client systems on the ground. The 97th CS Airmen ensure all forms of communications are operational and secure in order to aid in the wing’s