Tag: Altus AFB
  • Just a phone call away - Employee Assistance Program

    Many are familiar with Military OneSource for active duty members; for Air Force civilians there is the Federal Occupational Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is available for federal employee use to include AF civilians, AF affiliated contractors and their household members, including students away at college.
  • Altus AFB’s 21st Annual Cattle Drive

    Every year, Altus AFB and its surrounding community get together to hold an event unlike any other. The 21st annual Cattle Drive is an event unique to Altus which welcomes local farmers and ranchers to herd their longhorn cattle around base.
  • 97 AMW Leaders Learn to Sort Cattle

    Every year, the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Association comes to town and the 97th Air Mobility Wing is involved in many unique ways. In particular, the cattle sorting competition invites wing leadership to the Watkins Ranch in Altus, Okla., to participate in a friendly, yet difficult, competition.
  • From Humvees to Horses: the LRS Airman Behind the Cattle Drive

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Black, the Vehicle Maintenance NCO in charge assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has experienced country living his entire life. For the past 15 years, TSgt Black has committed himself to this lifestyle by helping kick-off one of Altus AFB’s most distinctive events, the Cattle Drive.
  • Hangar 97 Chops It Like It’s Hot

    The 97th Force Support Squadron held their quarterly Chopped Challenge competition at the Altus Air Force Base Dinning Facility, Hangar 97, August 8, 2019, at Altus AFB, Okla.
  • 97 AMW Hosts Kids Deployment Line

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted a Kids Deployment Line welcoming children on base to experience a ‘kid-friendly’ deployment simulation, August 1, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Line Number Three Tech. Sergeant Promotes at Altus AFB

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sergeant Amanda Harrison, the Aerospace Medicine flight chief assigned the 97th Medical Group, promoted to Tech. Sgt. with a line number of three, July 18, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Harrison has been on a long 12-year journey of battling testing anxiety and studying for Tech. Sgt. Following is Harrison’s journey throughout her career, explaining her struggles and how she overcame them.
  • USDA Creates Program to Protect Predatory Birds and Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) program, expanded itself with an addition of the Predatory Bird Relocation Program in order to continue the mission at Altus AFB of training mobility aircrew.
  • 97 AMW Graduates Six-Year-Old Pilot

    On July 19th, a six-year-old cancer survivor from Tulsa, Okla. became one of youngest pilots to train at the 97th Air Mobility Wing as part of the Pilot for a Day program. This program helps kids like Bradey Hyle take their minds off of medical treatments and have a memorable day. After accepting the rank of colonel, Bradey was off to train to be the next great pilot at Altus.
  • Altus Maintenance Makes History, Removes First KC-46 Engine

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing maintenance team made history by removing a KC-46A Pegasus engine for the first time, June 26, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.