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Altus AFB continues mission ops under COVID-19 mitigation efforts

COVID-19 mitigation.

Airmen assigned to the 97th Training Squadron listen to a brief before their training while practicing social distancing, April 1, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. As health and safety mitigation efforts continue world-wide due to the spread of COVID-19, the 97th Air Mobility Wing continues to accomplish its mission of training exceptional mobility Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Sizelove)

COVID-19 mitigation.

Defenders assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron attend a guard mount meeting while practicing safe social distancing, April 1, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Units still operating around base practice social distancing and good hygiene to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to excel at their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dallin Wrye)

COVID-19 mitigation.

An Airman assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing runs around the base track, April 1, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Although the base gym has been closed due to COVID-19 mitigationefforts, the base track is still available for Airmen and their families to use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dallin Wrye)

COVID-19 mitigation.

Sharon Teachey, a Commissary Management trainee, checks Common Access Cards (CAC) before personnel enter the base Commissary as part of the base-wide COVID-19 precautionary procedures, March 31, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Upon entry, base patrons are required to show their CAC’s and clean their hands before beginning their shopping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

COVID-19 mitigation.

An Airman assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing does pull-ups outside the base gym, April 1, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Even though fitness facilities on base have been closed, Airmen and their families are encouraged to continue healthy lifestyle habits while practicing safe social distancing and are not restricted from the outdoors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dallin Wrye)

COVID-19 mitigation.

A sign and cleaning wipes are posted at the entrance of the base Commissary to help support base-wide precautionary measures against COVID-19, March 31, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Although some precautionary measures are in place, Altus AFB continues to fulfill the needs of Airmen and their families by keeping amenities on base operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

COVID-19 mitigation.

A social distancing sign is displayed on the floor at the Hangar 97 dining facility, April 1, 2020 atAltus Air Force Base, Okla. Social distancing is being practiced in order to ensure Mobility's Hometown remains safe and healthy and the mission can continue to be accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Sizelove)

COVID-19 mitigation.

Christian Maldonado, a cashier at the Galaxy Grill and Bowling Alley, hands an Airman his to-go order, as part of the base-wide precautionary measures towards COVID-19, March 31, 2020, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Although the bowling alley itself is not currently operational, the Galaxy Grill is delivering and serving carry-out meals only. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --

Throughout the month of March, the 97th Air Mobility Wing has undergone many changes to help keep Airmen and their families safe while utilizing Altus AFB facilities. As health and safety mitigation efforts continue world-wide due to the threat of COVID-19, the 97thAMW continues to accomplish its mission of training exceptional mobility Airmen. Base facilities such as the base Commissary and Bowling Alley have implemented health precautions such as mandatory Common Access Card (CAC) checks, hand sanitizing stations and carry-out only options at the dining facilities on base. Units still functioning around base practice social distancing and good hygiene to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to excel at their jobs. Various facilities on base have been closed, but Airmen and their families are encouraged to continue healthy lifestyle habits while practicing safe social distancing. In an effort toward keeping Mobility's Hometown safe and healthy, Airmen are adapting to atemporary lifestyle while also continuing to complete the mission.

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