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  • 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 communicated the training mission in a hands-on manner and provided a unique experience to their families.
  • 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, Altus AFB trains C-17 Globemaster III pilots and
  • 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 operational field.Altus Air Force Base sent two
  • 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 a baseline, controllers are required to receive certifications at each duty location.
  • 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 58th AS, we do all the C-17 Globemaster III [cargo
  • 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 Friday before Thanksgiving of 2009. She had been
  • 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.
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