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97th AMW initiates base-wide health precautions towards COVID-19

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Amber Ecorcia, A KC-46 Pegasus crew chief assigned to the 97th Maintenance Squadron, directs a KC-46 to taxi out on March 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health and safety procedures in efforts to reduce the exposure to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaleigh Blythe, a medical logistics technician assigned to the 97th Health Care Operations Squadron, sits at the front entrance of the 97th Medical Group, March 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. To ensure patients with flu like symptoms are treated properly, they have a member monitoring a single point entrance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

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Airmen assigned to the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron practice firefighting drills on the flight line on March 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Since COVID-19 changes have been made at Altus AFB, the mission of training exceptional mobility Airmen remains the same and will continue normal operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley Bastman, a response force member assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron, scans the ID of a member entering the installation, March 19, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. As a way to increase hygiene practices, members entering the base have been asked to hold up their ID’s it minimize contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Dowell)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health safety procedures in an effort to reduce the exposure to COVID-19; Although changes have been implemented, the mission of training mobility Airmen remains the same. Under current conditions it is still safe and essential to the Air Force to complete the mission essential task of training the next-generation Mobility Aircrew.

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