Tag: Altus AFB
  • Altus AFB honors USAFA Class of 2020 with ‘Pegasus’ flyover

    The hats of graduates were not the only things in the air above the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) during graduation week. Two KC-46 Pegasus aircraft assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and their aircrews supported the USAFA class of 2020 by executing a flyover of the Academy April 17, 2020.
  • 97 AMW CGO named best in AETC

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Gooden, 97th Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight commander, recently won the Air Education and Training Command’s Company Grade Officer of the Year award for 2019.
  • 97 TRS implements distance friendly training for students

    To assist with the COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the 97th Training Squadron has begun the process of transferring Computer Based Training (CBT) onto laptops and tablets for new students to study from home.
  • Altus AFB hosts Easter Safety Patrol for base residents

    Base families lined the streets on April 11, 2020, to watch squadrons assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing participate in the Easter Safety Patrol at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 LRS continues to support sole C-17 airdrop training mission

    A typical day for an air transportation specialist assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron includes precisely packaging 64 feet of parachute, securing two tons of material onto a handmade pallet while safely executing its transportation aboard the world’s most flexible cargo aircraft, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. 
  • Mighty 97th uses cutting-edge robot to exterminate germs

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing acquired a LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot, March 27, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base. According to studies, Germ-Zapping Robots have been proven to quickly destroy infectious germs and bacteria using intense pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light.
  • Airmen, volunteers of AAFB unite to create masks to fight COVID-19

    After Secretary of Defense Mark Esper released new guidance on the use of cloth face coverings on April 5, 2020, more than 45 Airmen and dependents from the Mighty 97th volunteered to quickly create and distribute face masks throughout the wing, April 6, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base.
  • Altus AFB continues mission ops under COVID-19 mitigation efforts

    Throughout the month of March, the 97th Air Mobility Wing has undergone many changes to help keep Airmen and their families safe while utilizing Altus AFB facilities.
  • A week at Altus AFB with COVID-19 precautions

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health safety procedures in an effort to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 throughout the month of March.
  • AAFB Women of the Wing reflect on heritage, experience

    For the month of March, women warriors from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., shared and reflected on the importance of the heritage behind Women’s History Month.