• Brothers by blood and service

    It is common in the military for service member to refer to each other as family members, but for two Altus Airmen, they are family by blood and service.

  • Air Safety Community Training

    Civilian pilots from the Altus and surrounding area visited Altus Air Force Base on March 10, 2018 to experience two aircraft static displays, simulators and a safety briefing.

  • What we do; The Mighty 97th

    Activated as a multi-engine flight training school in 1943, Altus Air Force Base has been the cornerstone of Southwestern Oklahoma for 75 years. Over the past seven and a half decades, the base has evolved to become the premier air mobility training location in the United States Air Force.Currently,

  • Forging our mobility forces

    Starting out as a competition, the Air Mobility Rodeo has turned into a large-scale training exercise, now called Exercise Mobility Guardian 2017. Consisting of several different U.S. and international bases and branches, mobility crews faced serval situations they are likely to encounter in the

  • Trained to control

    Air traffic controllers have the job of navigating and managing the airspace to ensure that aircraft are safe from takeoff to landing, including tracking their flights. With all that responsibility, air traffic controllers have to know their job inside and out. While technical school provides Airmen

  • SARM: the heartbeat of the squadron

    For aircrew, proper scheduling and accurate documentation of lifelong aerial and ground training is crucial. Ensuring these important tasks are completed are the men and women of the Squadron Aviation Resource Management Office assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron.“Our office is specific to the

  • A Fighter and a Pilot

    Maddy Hunt is just like any other 12-year-old girl. She has a sunny disposition, an abundance of energy and a roll-with-the-flow attitude. Just looking at her, it would be impossible to know that at just 4 years old, Maddy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.“It was the Thursday and

  • Joining together to save time, money, efficiency

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 578th Forward Support Company at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, participated in a joint-training operation with loadmaster instructors from the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus Air Force Base, March 23, 2017.

  • Father and son train together

    Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, 2017, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the

  • Altus aircrews participate in 2017 Naval Air Facility El Centro Airshow

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft and U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker air refueling aircraft assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing left for Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA on March 10, to participate in the 2017 NAF El Centro Airshow.The aircrews consisted of members from the