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  • Congressman Lamborn visits Altus AFB

    On Oct. 30, 2020, 97th Air Mobility Wing leaders hosted Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Colorado Comngressman, for a tour of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

  • From ground to air: Altus’ MDT protects Air Force cyberspace

    The 97th Communications Squadron is tasked with protecting Altus Air Force Base’s cybersecurity year-round, whether it’s from aircraft in the sky or network client systems on the ground. The 97th CS Airmen ensure all forms of communications are operational and secure in order to aid in the wing’s

  • Altus AFB honors USAFA Class of 2020 with ‘Pegasus’ flyover

    The hats of graduates were not the only things in the air above the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) during graduation week. Two KC-46 Pegasus aircraft assigned to the 56th Air Refueling Squadron and their aircrews supported the USAFA class of 2020 by executing a flyover of the Academy April 17, 2020.

  • Pegasus Wings its Way to 97 AMW

    Today, the 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed its newest weapon system, the KC-46A Pegasus to the official training unit of the Air Force’s state-of-the-art tanker aircraft, Feb. 8, 2019.

  • Coming soon to a base near you: KC-46A Pegasus

    Altus Air Force Base’s priority is to train C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker aircrew to extend global mobility reach for the U.S. Air Force. In the near future, aircrew for the soon-to be implemented KC-46A Pegasus will be training here.The KC-46 will broaden the Air Force’s global reach

  • KC-46 completes required flight tests

    The KC-46 Pegasus program completed all flight tests required for the Milestone C production decision July 15 by offloading 1,500 pounds of fuel to an A-10 Thunderbolt II.The successful A-10 mission was the last of six in-flight refueling demonstrations required before the tanker program can request