• 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

  • Fans and Plans; Hangar renovations

    The 97th Maintenance Directorate has been implementing hangar improvements for the past year at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. These improvements were enacted to improve the working conditions for maintainers so the mission at Altus AFB can continue without interruptions. “Over the past year, we

  • A C-17 from Altus AFB was spotted at Stuart air show

    A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft crew assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing participated in 2016 Stuart Air Show, Stuart Florida from Nov. 4 – 6 2016.The aircrew consisted of both C-17 pilot and loadmaster instructors from the 97th AMW.“Team Altus is here with a static display

  • Bro-pilots

    Capt. Kyle Kellett, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, and Capt. Justin Kellett, C-5 galaxy pilot attended college together, went through Reserve Officers' Training Corps together and then both became pilots. Less than one percent of the population serves in the armed forces, and serving with your

  • Altus AFB strengthens capabilities in multi-base exercise

    Members from the 97th Air Mobility Wing took part in a two-day flying operations training exercise from March 3-4, 2016.The training exercise is part of the Altus Air Force Base Quarterly Exercise Program (ALTEX) which was established to enhance aircrew instructor opportunities and provide exposure