• 97th CES bolsters deployment capabilities

    Airmen from the 97th CES held a Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force exercise to bolster downrange readiness, May 25 to 26, 2021. The exercise tests the base engineer emergency force on their ability to stand up operations in any location.In the deployed environment, it is a civil engineer’s duty to

  • Altus AFB celebrates America Recycles Day

    On November 16, 2020, Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight celebrated America Recycles Day with a day of outreach at Rivers Elementary School and at the 97th Air Mobility Wing Recycling Center on Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

  • Altus Environmental Team use microbes to filter ground water

    Locally, the City of Altus obtains its drinking water from the Tom Steed Reservoir where it is filtered before ready to drink. The 97th Air Mobility Wing additionally maintains its own water filtration system on base specifically designed for ground water, or rather, water not intended for

  • Sparky Helps Promote Fire Prevention to Military Children

    This week is Fire Prevention Week and the Altus Air Force Base fire department is turning up the heat by spreading awareness to military members and their families. On Sept. 24, 2019, the Altus AFB fire department took a special trip to the Child Development Center and offered children the

  • Pumping Innovation into the 97 AMW Fire Department

    The 97 AMW Fire Department is using modern and innovative technology to to train firefighters on proper firehose tactics in a variety of scenarios, including simulators and virtual reality equipment.