Altus AFB in Photos
By A1C Breanna Klemm, 97 AMW Public Affairs
/ Published July 08, 2019
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --
The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted the Israeli air force Air Attaché to the United States of America during a site visit to the home of the KC-46A Pegasus Formal Training Unit, July 1-2, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The immersion was a chance for representatives of the IAF to explore options in replacing their current tanker fleet with a more modern air frame, including a look at the KC-46A, the U.S. Air Force’s newest addition to their tanker fleet and the future of refueling.
During the visit, the IAF delegation received a Formal Training Unit status briefing on training and construction, along with a KC-46A capability brief following time in a flight simulator. The trip concluded with a familiarization flight onboard a KC-46A.
This was an opportunity to strengthen the U.S.-Israeli bilateral relationship while showcasing the home of the U.S. Air Force’s newest and most advanced tanker aircraft.
The KC-46A team at Altus AFB is made up of Airmen with a variety of backgrounds, both active duty and civilian who bring different aspects of expertise to the multifaceted new tanker. Highlighting the innovation and bold advantages in air refueling, Altus is leading the way in the next generation of tanker warfighters.