• 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

  • 97 MXG designs safer engine trailer test

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker students are trained continuously to become operational Airmen. Concurrently, maintainers with the 97th Maintenance Squadron work to keep Airmen safe and move the mission of Mobility’s Hometown forward.

  • Flying mission continues to soar at the Mighty 97th

    The mission of Altus AFB is to train the next generation of mobility Airmen for the KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster III airframes. The base has implemented various COVID-19 mitigation procedures while ensuring essential flying operations continue. The Airmen of the Mighty

  • Another ‘step’ in maintaining the mission

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, aircrew are trained daily on the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and the KC-135 Stratotanker. While training occurs, the 97th Maintenance Group continuously works to keep the mission moving forward. When the 97th MXG discovers a need for a unique item, the

  • Global airpower starts with practice

    Scenarios like these are what the Air Force trains for. With the training capabilities of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, scenarios like this are prepared for every day. The coordinated effort for training allows it to surpass standards and allows training to reach for the skies.

  • Operations Group Bring Your Child to Work Day

    The 97th Operations Group gathered for a "Bring Your Child to Work Day" allowing parents to show their children what they do at work, April 26, 2018 at Altus AFB. The children toured a C-17 Globemaster III, a KC-135 Stratotanker, and training simulators for both aircraft. Altus AFB Airmen