• Mobility aviators inspire youth at Aviation Day

    According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are about 600,000 active pilots throughout the United States, but that number has been gradually declining throughout the past decade. To work towards an interest in aviation careers, commercial, private and military aviation professionals

  • Dedication, passion drove 97 CES to 3 AETC awards

    The mission of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Force Civil Engineer Squadron is to support the men and women of Mobility’s Hometown through its infrastructure. Constant dedication and passion for the job are requirements to exceed and achieve this mission. The 97th CES was recognized for going above and

  • New boom platform improves quality of life for KC-135 Airmen

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted an implementation ceremony for the new KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator instructor platform, revealing the new design that will be used throughout the KC-135 fleet on Nov. 4, 2019, at Air Force Base, Okla.

  • 97th LRS SMSgt wins MAJCOM award

    A member of the 97th Air Mobility Wing was named the 2019 Air Education and Training Command (AETC) General Lew Allen Jr. Trophy award winner. Allen was the 10th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, whose legacy was attention to detail and technical expertise and he credits the accomplishments of

  • Altus' Women Warriors Inspire Aviators to "Fly Like a Girl"

    The U.S. Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command welcomed rated officers and career enlisted aviators to come together during the Women’s Fly-In event, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 18-21, 2019. For the first time, Mobility’s Hometown sent an all-women aircrew to support and inspire others

  • From Humvees to Horses: the LRS Airman Behind the Cattle Drive

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Black, the Vehicle Maintenance NCO in charge assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, has experienced country living his entire life. For the past 15 years, TSgt Black has committed himself to this lifestyle by helping kick-off one of Altus AFB’s most

  • Forging Future Combat Mobility Airmen

    On April 20, 2019, members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing visited Provo, Utah and met with Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to showcase the U.S. Air Force in action. ROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States to prepare young adults to

  • David O. Cooke Award Won by 97 MDG Civilian

    Tiffany Gibbs, a service contract monitor assigned to the 97th Medical Support Squadron, is the recipient of the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award for Air Education and Training Command.