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  • Keeping heritage alive

    At the age of 10, one young boy fell in love with the B-29 Superfortress, which shaped the course of his life, love for and career with aircraft.That boy was Donnie Obreiter, 97th Maintenance Directorate KC-46 flight chief. He enlisted in the Air Force for six years as a crew chief for the C-141

  • Fans and Plans; Hangar renovations

    The 97th Maintenance Directorate has been implementing hangar improvements for the past year at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. These improvements were enacted to improve the working conditions for maintainers so the mission at Altus AFB can continue without interruptions. “Over the past year, we

  • 20 years with Civilian maintenance

    The 97th Maintenance Directorate has been hiring civilian maintainers for 20 years at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Known as the Altus Team Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance, the 97th MX is a mainly civilian work force that is responsible for maintaining Altus AFB’s aircraft.The majority of civilians