• State tree planted to commemorate AAFB history

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing and local community planted an eastern redbud, the Oklahoma state tree, in the Wings of Freedom Park at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 2, 2022.

  • A Veterans Day salute: Ret Maj. Jerry Zimmerman

    When one considers the similarities between the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Maj. (Ret) Jerry Zimmerman, it is no surprise that both ended up in the same place. While the modern version of the 97th Air Mobility Wing is busy training “Exceptional Mobility Airmen” for the KC-135 Stratotanker, C-17

  • 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

  • 54th ARS Honors Their C-47 Roots

    The 54th Air Refueling Squadron hosted a heritage and squadron morale event to celebrate new and departing members, April 6, 2019, in Frederick, Okla.

  • Developing Exceptional Leadership: From Ukrainian Orphanage to AFMS Airman

    SrA Yana Ingram enjoys helping people. As a Pharmacy Technician for the 97th Medical Group at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, she spends her days filling prescriptions for active duty military service members, retirees, and their dependents, as well as filling orders for the hospital. By walking

  • 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

  • Celebrating Black History Month the Altus AFB way

    “Black History Month is relevant to Altus AFB because it’s a part of American history and as the Air Force we are a big family who’s really diverse,” said U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alison Ablog, 97th Medical Group health care administrator. “This month is special to me because black history is a