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  • Freedom to choose – A tribute to Juneteenth

    “You can be anything that you want to be, as long as you set your mind to it,” is a saying I always grew up hearing from my mom, teachers, and mentors. As I was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I did not get a chance to see much of the world.
  • Altus innovation team design shared across service

    Due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid response actions were required to mitigate the spread of the virus, to ensure safe mission contribute. AFWERX, a community of Air Force innovators who strive to connect Airmen to solutions, requested Spark Cell centers across the Air Force to assist in virus mitigation efforts with personal protective equipment innovations.
  • Mighty 97th conducts large formation exercise

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a large formation exercise, May 21, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 97 FSS continues WAPS testing ahead of schedule

    The 97th Force Support Squadron, Education and Training Testing Center recently resumed the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing May 11, 2020, after having to put testing on hold due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts since March 23, 2020.
  • 97 SFS Defenders honor fallen throughout National Police Week

    In honor of National Police Week, defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron hosted and participated in events from May 11 through May 15, 2020 to salute fallen law enforcement officers.
  • 97 SFS honors ‘thin blue line’ during Police Week

    From May 10 - 16, 2020, 97th Security Forces Squadron defenders will celebrate Police Week with a ruck march and a retreat ceremony here.
  • Altus weather flight keep eyes on the sky

    Whether there are stormy skies or cloudless conditions, the 97th Operations Support Squadron weather operations flight at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., makes it their mission to provide mobility aircrew accurate and up-to-date information on possible weather conditions and hazards.
  • 97 AMW Childcare providers step up to support parents

    Behind every military child is a service member who cares for them at home. When away from home, these parents play an important role in the nation’s defense and rely on others to care for their children. As many parents know, childcare is essential in enabling them to focus on their responsibilities at work.
  • 97 AMW concludes Month of Military Child with base parade

    Military families gathered along the streets to watch teachers from Rivers Elementary School and Airmen from the base Youth Center, 97th Security Forces Squadron and the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department participate in a Month of the Military Child parade on April 28, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 3rd-time local Youth of the Year winner

    Hannah Bradley, a local military child, recently earned the Boys and Girls Club of America’s “Youth of the Year” title for her participation in Altus Air Force Base youth programs, academic achievements, and volunteer work.
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