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  • Everyone counts in the 2020 Census

    97th Air Mobility Wing Airmen, along with the rest of the nation, will be required to participate in the 2020 Census, April 1, 2020. Military members and their families stationed or TDY to Altus Air Force Base, Okla., are responsible for participating in this count. Altus AFB is expected to have every member counted no later than May 15.
  • Altus AFB spouses can find employment through new program

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Airman and Family Readiness Center created the Spouse Employment Program to help military spouses who may face these difficulties find a job in Altus, Dec. 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Altus Environmental Team use microbes to filter ground water

    Locally, the City of Altus obtains its drinking water from the Tom Steed Reservoir where it is filtered before ready to drink. The 97th Air Mobility Wing additionally maintains its own water filtration system on base specifically designed for ground water, or rather, water not intended for consumption. Located more than 30 feet underground, these large water filters, known as bio walls, use naturally found microbes to purify manmade chemicals from the ground water at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 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 teamed up to host the third annual Aerospace and Aviation Day, Jan. 25, 2020, at Orlando Sanford International Airport, Fla.
  • 97 SFS builds better bonds through kennel renovations

    The 97th Security Forces Squadron MWD team partnered with the 97th Mission Support Group to renovate the MWD kennel facility to provide handlers and their dogs a comfortable work and living environment at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

    The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for the job are requirements to exceed and achieve this mission. The 97th CES was recognized for going above and beyond Air Force standards and received multiple awards in 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 AMW Airmen honor veterans through wreath laying tradition

    Altus Air Force Base Airmen continue to remember through the Wreaths Across America ceremony, which honors those who have served, at the Altus City Cemetery, Dec. 14, 2019, Altus, Okla.
  • Instructor, student pilots experience NVG training through new lenses

    The 58th Airlift Squadron and the 97th Training Squadron recently combined their efforts to present a new virtual, high-resolution, night vision goggle training system to instructor pilots and loadmasters, Dec. 9, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 97 AMW families gather, celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing invited Airmen and their families to attend and celebrate the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • AAFB leaders present flight simulators to aspiring Airmen

    Altus High School Junior ROTC Flight OK-941 received three X-Plane 11 Simulator/Trainer Units during an unveiling celebration at AHS on Nov. 21, 2019. The simulators were funded by the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program through the 97th Air Mobility Wing, and are programed to help educate cadets and students on the possibilities of an aviation career with a unique hands on learning experience.
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