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  • 97 AMW Command Chief retires a ‘hometown hero’

    There is a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator who may be known to some as the man who clocked 5,715 hours of flight time. To others, he may be known as the Airman who began and finished his career at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. There may even be others who simply know him as the Oklahoma native who became the 97th Air Mobility Wing command chief.
  • 97 AMW Honorary Commanders receive sky-high immersion

    Honorary Commanders with the 97th Air Mobility Wing flew on a C-17 Globemaster III and a KC-135 Stratotanker during the 97th Operations Group HCC immersion day, April 19, 2021.
  • The female mechanics behind global mobility readiness

    Long, wrench turning days, greasy, sweat-stained uniforms, and a passion for aircraft are just a few qualities maintainers from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron have in common.
  • Aircraft attendants preserve readiness through cleanliness

    Training exceptional mobility Airmen is a team effort and no one performs their role more cleanly than aircraft attendants from the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
  • 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 AMW ensures emergency readiness with severe weather exercise

    Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a severe weather exercise on May 21, 2020 to practice emergency response procedures. Many residents in the Southern Midwest of the United States have grown up practicing procedures for tornadoes. At the 97th AMW, Airmen also need to practice aircraft evacuation in the event of a severe weather threat. An exercise of this scale requires a multitude of individuals and coordination of units across the wing.
  • Altus, Vance Airmen ‘salute’ Oklahomans fighting COVID-19

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing here and the 71st Fighter Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base conducted a flyover of various medical facilities, May 1, 2020, as part of the America Strong collaborative salute initiative.
  • Timelessness of the KC-135

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the KC-135 Stratotanker’s first flight. Former boom operators took off into the skies over southwestern Oklahoma Aug. 31, 2016 , to celebrate this important Air Force milestone .The flight was meant to bring the mission of the Air Force home for former military air re-fuelers. Thus
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