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  • 89th AW visits AAFB with opportunities for Airmen

    Pilots and crew members from the 89th Airlift Wing based out of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to educate, recruit, and showcase their mission to 97th Air Mobility Wing Airmen, Aug. 13, 2021.

  • 97 AMW honors Women's History Month

    In honor of Women's History Month, Altus Air Force base (AFB) takes time to honor the women who have served in the United States Air Force, both past and present. Each Year throughout the month of March, Altus AFB celebrates Women's History Month and remembers our female Airmen who have lead by

  • Altus Air Force Base kicks-off 2021 AFAF campaign

    Altus Air Force Base’s Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign officially kicked-off with a breakfast on March 8, 2021 and is scheduled to last until April 16. The AFAF is the official nonprofit charitable organization of the Air Force. The organization raises money for four charities that benefit

  • 97 AMW in Photos: assembling mobility aircrew training

    The 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen play a crucial role in the primary training mission at Mobility’s Hometown. One such task is training qualified C-17 Globemaster III loadmasters to be certified in airdrop training.

  • 97 AMW Members Learn Community Heritage

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing receive the opportunity to tour local farms every year during Farm City Week. This year it was held from Oct. 2, 2018, through Oct. 5, 2018. This event provided members of the base with the chance to strengthen community relations while learning about the

  • Doing More With More: 97 AMW Squadron Superintendents Course

    At the head of every unit, there is a triad of leadership: it is the commander, first sergeant and superintendent who are charged with leading, training and disciplining their Airmen who complete the mission. Commanders and first sergeants undergo formal training on handling their units, but

  • How Altus got its wings

    Altus AFB is slated to become the home of the new KC-46 Pegasus. While the base looks forward to the new arrival, it brings up thoughts of how we acquired our two current aircraft: the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III.

  • What we do; The Mighty 97th

    Activated as a multi-engine flight training school in 1943, Altus Air Force Base has been the cornerstone of Southwestern Oklahoma for 75 years. Over the past seven and a half decades, the base has evolved to become the premier air mobility training location in the United States Air Force.Currently,

  • Thor’s Legion Forecast Challenge

    The 97th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight participated in the first Thor’s Legion Forecast Challenge initiated by the Pentagon’s Air Force director of weather. During this competition, 49 Air Force weather flights tested their capabilities by forecasting several locations from Oct. 10-20,