Tag: Altus AFB
  • Christmas in… June? Altus AFB hosts a free pool party for deployed families

    Every year, U.S. military service members deploy around the world to aid in operations designed to keep our country safe. It takes courage, sacrifice and dedication to serve in the Armed Services. Perhaps no one understands that more than their families. Families stay back to keep the household running smoothly so their service member can focus on the mission. Early childhood years, holidays and special events are often missed so it makes the time spent together precious and the memories made upon return more special.
  • Red ALERRT at Altus AFB

    When an active shooter incident occurs, first responders are the first to take action against the adversary. With adversaries being unpredictable and constantly changing their tools and tactics, first responders must keep their skills and precision up-to-date in order to effectively respond to these threats.
  • Altus AFB Children Fall Down the Rabbit Hole

    For over 20 years, the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) has toured throughout military bases to boost morale and bring military children grades one through twelve together. This year’s production is titled, Alice in Wonderland. The play will be performed on Saturday, June 16 at 3pm and 530pm at the Freedom Community Center (FCC) on Altus AFB.
  • Environmentally Aware; Altus earns Platinum Star

    The Oklahoma Star Incentive Program recognizes facilities that maintain and go beyond regulations to protect the environment and promote employee safety. The program is voluntary and the base entered it back in 2008 and has won two consecutive times, making this the 3rd time that Altus has received this award.
  • Guiding a path: Career assistance advisor

    Every Airman has to eventually make the choose whether to continue their military career or to finish up the enlistment. There are several paths that an Airman can take with their career and a Career Assistance Advisor’s (CAA) sole purpose is to aid with their choice.
  • PSA about Mental Health Awareness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month which dates back to 1949. Mental Health America created this observance to fight stigma, raise awareness and advocate for policy to support access to mental health services. Each year a theme is adopted that encapsulates current trends or important topics in the field. This year is “Fitness #4Mind4Body,” emphasizing the vital link between mental and physical health.
  • Operations Group Bring Your Child to Work Day

    The 97th Operations Group gathered for a "Bring Your Child to Work Day" allowing parents to show their children what they do at work, April 26, 2018 at Altus AFB. The children toured a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker, and training simulators for both aircraft. Altus AFB Airmen communicated the training mission in a hands-on manner and provided a unique experience to their families.
  • Putting out fires and promoting community

    Wild fires have run rampant through southwest Oklahoma for almost a week and current weather conditions in Altus make the area a hot-spot for more fires. High temperatures, low humidity, dry fuels and gusty winds have local firefighters preparing for historic fire danger levels.
  • 97th FSS goes above and beyond to keep the mission soaring

    During recent turmoil in the Oklahoma education system, the 97th Force Support Squadron has stepped up to help provide a place for the school-age children of Altus AFB employees.
  • 29th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    During World War II, United States and Filipino soldiers were forced to march more than 60 miles through the scorching jungles of the Philippines. 75 years later we continue to honor them with the annual Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, N.M.