• 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

  • Freedom to choose – A tribute to Juneteenth

    “You can be anything that you want to be, as long as you set your mind to it,” is a saying I always grew up hearing from my mom, teachers, and mentors. As I was born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I did not get a chance to see much of the world.

  • Altus AFB youth receives regional level photography award

    Molly Montier, a military child who attends the 97th Air Mobility Wing Youth Center, received first place at the southwest regional level for her photo submitted through the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) 2020 Fine Art and Photography Show at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 97 FSS continues WAPS testing ahead of schedule

    The 97th Force Support Squadron, Education and Training Testing Center recently resumed the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing May 11, 2020, after having to put testing on hold due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts since March 23, 2020.