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  • Base fishing pond supports new wildlife, open for families

    The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to create a catch and release fishing pond, which opened June 25, 2020 at Altus AFB.
  • The “Triangle Y” behind Mobility’s Hometown

    On January 28, 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force established the 97th Bombardment Group. Its original mission: conduct antisubmarine patrols using the largest bomber aircraft of the time, the B-17 Flying Fortress. As time passed, the unit became one of the few heavy bombing groups to bomb Nazi territory during World War II.
  • 58th AS unveils new facility renovations

    The 58th Airlift Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the unveiling of their building renovations, June 19, 2020. During the renovations the 58th AS accomplished student training and utilized other facilitates until the complete overhaul was accomplished.
  • 97 AMW honors CCAF graduates

    Twenty-eight members from the 97th Air Mobility Wing received Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degrees during a graduation ceremony, June 18, 2020. This ceremony celebrated the graduates of the fall 2019 and spring 2020 classes.
  • 97 TRS gains first student-leader teal rope, newest SAPR liaison

    The 97th Training Squadron gained its first student-lead teal rope, or Sexual Assault and Prevention Response liaison, June 16, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 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.
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