• Maintenance Group continues excellence

    A base older than the Air Force itself, Altus Air Force Base has been the premiere training base for the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft since their inception. However Altus AFB is unique for another reason; our maintenance team.

  • 97th AMXS members dominate Aircraft Maintenance Competition

    Four members of the 97th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) recently found success competing against 10 opposing teams in an Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), garnering first place and breaking two national records in the process. “The safety wire record was broken by Josh Ellison,” said

  • Altus AFB has new U.S. Air Force Reserves recruiter

    Being active duty in the military provides a person the opportunity to give back to their community and better themselves. It is a 24/7 job that involves a lot of attention and time, so what happens when someone can no longer sacrifice that time but still wants to serve their country?For U.S. Air

  • Seeking help early;Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, highlighting the significance of suicide prevention for the rest of the year .This month is a reminder to civilian and military members to be a wingman to their fellow Airmen, co-workers and family members. This is critical because all it

  • Forging our mobility forces

    Starting out as a competition, the Air Mobility Rodeo has turned into a large-scale training exercise, now called Exercise Mobility Guardian 2017. Consisting of several different U.S. and international bases and branches, mobility crews faced serval situations they are likely to encounter in the

  • Eyes of the squadron

    At 97th Air Mobility Wing, seven first sergeants are responsible for the well-being of all personnel across the base. They are tasked with monitoring Airmen’s readiness, health, morale and discipline. First sergeants must undergo a 115 hour training course to serve as advisors to commanders about

  • See something, say something

    Deterring and detecting illegal or terrorist activity is a daily responsibility for the Anti-Terrorism Office of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.The ATO handles anything relating to terrorism and security vulnerabilities and aims to stop terrorist related activity before it is able to be planned and

  • Carney takes command of the Mighty 97th

    U.S. Air Force Major General Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, presided over the 97th AMW Change of Command ceremony where, U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Hohn relinquished command to Carney.

  • SARM: the heartbeat of the squadron

    For aircrew, proper scheduling and accurate documentation of lifelong aerial and ground training is crucial. Ensuring these important tasks are completed are the men and women of the Squadron Aviation Resource Management Office assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron.“Our office is specific to the

  • Father and son train together

    Altus Air Force Base trains new aircrew members every day, but on March 17, 2017, a father and son were reunited during a training mission together, 21,000 feet in the air.U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Peters, 940th Air Refueling Wing commander, piloted a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and had the