• Celebrating Women’s History Month

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at Altus Air Force Base, March 16, 2017. This event honored and recognized women in the work force, past and present.Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and U.S. Air Force Maj. Brenda Franklin, 97th Security Forces Squadron commander, spoke

  • Firefighters respond to local wild fire

    A large wildfire broke out five miles west of Altus at approximately 11a.m., March 1, 2017. Nine emergency response agencies including the Altus Air Force Base Fire Department arrived on scene to battle the fire. The fire lasted for approximately seven hours and the smoke could be seen for miles.

  • Funding the Mission

    Money has a big effect on the mission and the 97th Comptroller Squadron makes sure the base has the funds to keep planes in the air and keep money in the pockets of our Airmen.

  • Skydiving into spirituality

    Airmen from Altus Air Force Base soared through the air, even though they still had a roof above their head. The base Chapel hosted an indoor skydiving trip, Feb. 10, 2017, in Edmond, Oklahoma. The goal of the outreach event was to give the opportunity to reignite the faith of single Airmen while

  • 10 Minutes

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, dedicated to raise awareness to the subject and try to bring hope and enlightenment to people at risk. In a crisis, time is critical. According to the 97th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Clinic, 10 minutes can make a difference between life and

  • Forging the 46

    U.S. Air Force leaders and Oklahoma community partners were in attendance for the historical reactivation of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and the dedication of the KC-46A Pegasus formal training center, Aug. 30, 2016, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 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