• AAFB aircrews test skills at Combat Raider 21

    Members of the 56th and 54th Air Refueling Squadron flew a KC-46 Pegasus and a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft to Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, to participate in exercise Combat Raider 21, July 19-23, 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

  • 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

  • 97 TRS students design solution for pilots

    Students assigned to the 97th Training Squadron successfully tested a new part for the KC-135 Stratotanker, July 21, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, after designing and creating it in the 97th Air Mobility Wing Spark Cell.

  • 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

  • Mobility aviators inspire youth at Aviation Day

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are about 600,000 active pilots throughout the United States, but that number has been gradually declining throughout the past decade. To work towards an interest in aviation careers, commercial, private and military aviation professionals

  • New boom platform improves quality of life for KC-135 Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet on Nov. 4, 2019, at Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 97 MDG hosts annual Network Provider Social Event

    The 97th Medical Group hosted their largest annual event, inviting civilian medical providers from surrounding cities to meet with 97th MDG leadership and medical professionals, April 12, 2019.