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  • 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.

  • Be Prepared

    National Preparedness Month might be coming to an end, but Airmen should always be ready for a disaster. A natural disaster can happen without warning so Airmen should take preemptive measures to help themselves and their families.

  • Structural Collapse

     Imagine a building collapsing. The walls and the ceiling, once sturdy and strong are now rubble on the ground. Its cold, its dark, its heavy. The air is thin inside and dust is more visible than the old walls of the building. That’s when it happens. A light surges through the darkened haze and