• 97 MDG SNCO’s Ukrainian heritage supports coalition talks

    As a teenager starting a new life in the United States, Yuriy Papayanki never imagined that, as a Ukrainian immigrant, he’d one day be a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Nor did he imagine that those two worlds would one day come together.

  • AAFB Airmen host 42nd annual boom operator symposium

    Airmen from the Altus Boom Association hosted the 42nd Annual Boom Operator Symposium at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, April 29-30, 2022. Boom operators from around the world celebrated in the time-honored tradition.

  • AAFB Wraps Up Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

    From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2021, the Altus Air Force Base Hispanic heritage special observance group treated airmen and family members of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma to a month-long celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Live Free … Buy Hard: Newly redesignated 97 CONS

    When it comes to maintaining a military installation, there are thousands of crucial services and tasks that have to be accomplished to keep the mission going. Making purchases with a Government Purchase Card and repairing structures, such as a water tower or dining facility, are just a couple

  • Oklahoma EPLO makes annual visit to Altus community

    Col. Michael Morrisett, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to Oklahoma, visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma for his annual visit with Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Aug. 18 to 19, 2021.

  • 97 LRS improves total force capability for ANG unit

    Airmen from the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron trained members of the 190th LRS from Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Kansas on the Tunner 60K Aircraft Cargo Loader/Transporter, July 26-30, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

  • National Nurses Week: a healthy dose of appreciation

    Every year, May 6-12 is recognized as National Nurses Week, a weeklong celebration ending on International Nurses Day, May 12th. For nurses of Mobility’s Hometown, National Nurses Week was filled with appreciation, gifts and food. The 97th Medical Group members showed their appreciation to the