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  • Breaking Routines: 97 AMW members walk kids to school

    Students from L. Mendel Rivers Elementary School walked with 97 AMW Company Grade Officers, teachers and parents for a nation-wide Walk to School Day event, October 24, 2018, at Altus AFB, Okla.
  • Honoring Tradition: 97 AMW Welcomes Newest Blue Knights

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing held an Honor Guard graduation ceremony on Oct. 22, 2018 to welcome the newest members of the Blue Knights. Honor Guard’s primary mission is to professionally represent the U.S. Air Force at all public ceremonies both state-side and abroad.
  • 97 AMW Members Learn Community Heritage

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing receive the opportunity to tour local farms every year during Farm City Week. This year it was held from Oct. 2, 2018, through Oct. 5, 2018. This event provided members of the base with the chance to strengthen community relations while learning about the agricultural landscape surrounding the base.
  • Doing More With More: 97 AMW Squadron Superintendents Course

    At the head of every unit, there is a triad of leadership: it is the commander, first sergeant and superintendent who are charged with leading, training and disciplining their Airmen who complete the mission. Commanders and first sergeants undergo formal training on handling their units, but superintendents never went through any formal training…until now.
  • 97 AMW “Grows” Ties with Local Farmers

    In the City of Altus, there is a close relationship between the community and the 97th Air Mobility Wing.
  • 20th Annual Altus Air Force Base Cattle Drive

    Cattle running through an Air Force Base might seem unusual, but in Altus this is a tradition that has been happening for 20 years.
  • National Eye Exam Month; What Optometry can do for you

    If you can’t see them, you can’t shoot them; a simple concept and the mission statement of the 97th Medical Operations Squadron Optometry Flight. The truth is, the Air Force is affected by Airmen’s eye health.
  • Kids receive free school supplies at deployment line

    The Airman and Family Readiness Center assisted military families and their children by providing school supplies during a Kids Deployment Line event, August 2, 2018, at Altus AFB. With the start of school right around the corner, the base held an event to help military families prepare.
  • 7 Tips to Improve your Eye Heath: August is National Eye Exam Month

    Since August is Eye Health Month, here are a few tips to help you stay healthy:
  • Air Ops: Always Out Front

    Altus AFB Airmen take pride in their squadron and show their support by yelling out squadron-specific chants to support their Airmen and boost morale. Most often, the cheers can be heard during promotion and award ceremonies or when an Airman from that squadron is recognized for a job well done. For the Aerial Operations (Air Ops) flight, the chant is “Always out front!” What does it mean to be “out front?” For members from the 97th Aerial Operations Flight, “out front” means setup, teardown and reconstructing the cargo pallets that make the mission at Altus AFB happen.
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