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  • 97 AMW vice commander, mobility students remember 9/11

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Pavelshack, the 97th Air Mobility Wing vice commander, spoke to mobility students from the 97th Training Squadron during their final formation September 11, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

  • Altus NCOA graduates excel in new virtual format

    Two NCOs from the 97th Air Mobility Wing recently completed their NCO Academy coursework all from the comfort of their homes. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Roese with the 97th Operation Support Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Corey Targos with the 97th Training Squadron are members of only the second class

  • From mission to mayor; citizen Airman serves community in, out of uniform

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Douglas Jeffrey, the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron commander at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has always aimed to leave things better than he found it. Jeffrey has carried this philosophy not only throughout his Air Force career, but also while serving as the Mayor

  • Protocol: masters of tradition

    To ensure proper alignment with tradition, 97th Air Mobility Wing protocol office experts assist in the execution of military official ceremonies to honor the heritage they are founded on.

  • KC-46 completes its first aeromedical evacuation mission

    Over the course of six flights and 17 hours, the mission, which originated at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, transited five patients and two attendees to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; and Travis AFB, California. The mission was evaluated by the Air Force Testing

  • The “Triangle Y” behind Mobility’s Hometown

    On January 28, 1942, the U.S. Army Air Force established the 97th Bombardment Group. Its original mission: conduct antisubmarine patrols using the largest bomber aircraft of the time, the B-17 Flying Fortress. As time passed, the unit became one of the few heavy bombing groups to bomb Nazi territory