• 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

  • 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