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  • Growing a healthy future; 97 AMW opens Community Garden

    Airmen and families from the 97th Air Mobility Wing gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Community Garden at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 20, 2021.
  • Mobility Airmen host Juneteenth celebration

    June 19, or Juneteenth, is recognized as the day commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This year, and for the first time in history, Juneteenth was recognized as an official federal holiday across the United States.
  • Charlie’s Lounge: A treasure in mobility’s hometown

    Many have traversed Mobility's Hometown to train, fly, or take part in what local leaders say is the foundation of Air Force rapid global mobility. Several of these Airmen, if asked, are quick to mention one name in particular when asked what gives Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, its hometown feel. That name is "Charlie" of Charlie's Lounge, who has been a staple of the base community for more than 39 years.
  • Mission, culture at heart of CMSAF visit to AAFB

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing welcomed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass during a visit to Altus Air Force Base March 2, 2021.
  • 97 AMW honors Women's History Month

    In honor of Women's History Month, Altus Air Force base (AFB) takes time to honor the women who have served in the United States Air Force, both past and present. Each Year throughout the month of March, Altus AFB celebrates Women's History Month and remembers our female Airmen who have lead by example throughout the years. (U.S. Air Force graphic
  • Leaders discuss empowerment, evolvement of women in Air Force

    Female leaders from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing shared empowering messages of sisterhood and the continuing benefits of “breaking the glass ceiling” during an in person and virtual panel discussion March 11-12, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • AAFB reflects on Black History Month

    The Air Force’s history is filled with bold African American Airmen who have challenged the status quo and dared to fly, fight and win. African American service members have continued to break barriers and make history since the Air Force became its own branch of service in 1947.
  • 97 AMW Airmen compete in first Lip Sync Battle

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing competed in the base’s first-ever Lip Sync Battle, Jan. 29, 2021, at Club Altus.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Blanquisco reflects on cultural differences

    Grass on a front lawn, light poles on a street, snow in the winter and water from a drinking fountain; these are all common things found in the United States. For individuals from different countries, these things can be a complete culture shock. This was the case for Airman 1st Class Xander Broe Blanquisco, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron air freight specialist, when he first arrived in the country. He was born in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, and lived in Manila and Bicol, Philippines, until he was about 11 years old. When Blanquisco came to the USA, he moved to Kentucky with his mom and aunts to live with his grandma before moving to Utah six months after to live with his aunt. Six years later they moved to Ohio, where at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Delos Santos develops AF connections

    Nationwide recruitment is the lifeblood of the United States military; it allows members from across the nation to be trained for and assigned to military missions around the world. For some service members, this process is reversed, where they come from countries outside the U.S. and then join the military. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Antonette Joanne Delos Santos, an air freight specialist assigned to the 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron, was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She spent the first 21 years of her life there and earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering before moving with her family to the U.S. in 2018.
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