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  • Base fishing pond supports new wildlife, open for families

    The 97th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to create a catch and release fishing pond, which opened June 25, 2020 at Altus AFB.
  • 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 during World War II.
  • 97 TRS gains first student-leader teal rope, newest SAPR liaison

    The 97th Training Squadron gained its first student-lead teal rope, or Sexual Assault and Prevention Response liaison, June 16, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • 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.
  • Altus innovation team design shared across service

    Due to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid response actions were required to mitigate the spread of the virus, to ensure safe mission contribute. AFWERX, a community of Air Force innovators who strive to connect Airmen to solutions, requested Spark Cell centers across the Air Force to assist in virus mitigation efforts with personal protective equipment innovations.
  • Mighty 97th conducts large formation exercise

    Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a large formation exercise, May 21, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • 97 AMW ensures emergency readiness with severe weather exercise

    Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a severe weather exercise on May 21, 2020 to practice emergency response procedures. Many residents in the Southern Midwest of the United States have grown up practicing procedures for tornadoes. At the 97th AMW, Airmen also need to practice aircraft evacuation in the event of a severe weather threat. An exercise of this scale requires a multitude of individuals and coordination of units across the wing.
  • 97 SFS honors ‘thin blue line’ during Police Week

    From May 10 - 16, 2020, 97th Security Forces Squadron defenders will celebrate Police Week with a ruck march and a retreat ceremony here.
  • Mobility’s Hometown recognizes nurses

    Since 1954, National Nurses Week has been recognized nation-wide from May 6 through May 12. It began as a celebration of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, widely known as the founder of modern nursing, and later grew to become a national event designed to recognize the contributions of the men and women serving as nurses and medical technicians since the American Revolution.
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