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Flying mission continues to soar at the Mighty 97th

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Aircrew members walk back to the base operations building after a flight, March 31, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base Okla. The mission of training the next generation of mobility Airmen continues at Altus AFB amid COVID-19 mitigation efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Norman)

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Two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft approach the runway, March 31, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base Okla. The C-17 is one of the three types of aircraft used for training the next generation of mobility Airmen at Altus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Norman)

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A C-17 Globemaster III flies a training route, March 31, 2020 near Altus Air Force Base Okla. Instructor and student aircrew members continue to accomplish flying operations while also maintaining proper sanitation procedures as part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Norman)

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A C-17 Globemaster III flies overhead, March 31, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base Okla. Altus AFB trains more than 1,400 mobility Airmen annually and continues to accomplish this task while also mitigating the risk of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Norman)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla --

The mission of Altus AFB is to train the next generation of mobility Airmen for the KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster III airframes. The base has implemented various COVID-19 mitigation procedures while ensuring essential flying operations continue. The Airmen of the Mighty 97th continue to adapt to global changes and keep the training mission soaring here at Altus AFB.

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