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  • Altus, Luke AFB aircrews team up for air refueling training

    Task force AGILE JESTER from the 54th Air Refueling Squadron teamed up with Airmen from the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and the Arizona Air National Guard to complete an air refueling training exercise, Nov. 15-19, 2021.
  • 56 ARS brings KC-46 enterprise training to Mobility’s Hometown

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has begun assisting units across the United States with their initial stand-up of KC-46 Pegasus aircrew by instructing the KC-46 Phase Three Flight Line training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. The 56th ARS is training members from seven units hailing from McConnell, Pease, Seymour Johnson AFB, and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The first training course started in late August 2021 with four additional classes scheduled for pilots, boom operators, and aircraft commanders.
  • USAF, USSF Surgeon General visits ‘small but mighty’ 97th AMW

    The ranking U.S. Air Force medical officer and members of his leadership team visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 4, 2021.
  • AMC moves forward with second KC-46 ICR milestone

    Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a second Interim Capability Release mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus on August 5, 2021.
  • A-Team rolls out mobility airpower tire-by-tire

    Aircraft workers from the 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight prepare tires for aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021.
  • 97 AMXS establishes service-wide foundation for KC-46 maintenance

    Enlisted maintainers from the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J, received on-the-job training alongside experienced KC-46 Pegasus maintainers of the 97th Air Mobility Wing. This was part of the 714th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 605th AMXS’s effort to prepare themselves to receive their initial KC-46 aircraft.
  • Strengthening U.S.-Japan alliance through pilot training at Altus Air Force Base

    On April 28, 1952, the San Francisco Peace Treaty went into effect, signifying the beginning of the United States-Japan alliance. Since then, the U.S. and Japan have worked to strengthen their allied relationship through combined international training and operations. Known locally as “Mobility’s Hometown,” over 2,000 air mobility students train here annually, to include students from 16 different foreign nations. Training conducted at Altus ensures global air superiority for the nation and its allies.
  • 97 AMW aircrew showcases mobility airpower to 14 FTW community

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing visited the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, to help inspire, educate and congratulate the next generation of mobility pilots Nov. 12 to 13, 2020.
  • 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 mission of training the next generation of exceptional mobility Airmen.
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