Mighty 97th at Altus AFB conducts large formation exercise Published June 4, 2020 By Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm & Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Norman 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a large formation exercise, May 21, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The exercise was conducted to simulate a mass evacuation of aircraft in the case of an emergency such as severe weather. During the exercise, a total of ten KC-135 Stratotankers, ten C-17 Globemaster IIIs and four KC-46 Pegasus aircraft took off from the base. The execution of this exercise took coordination from many units around the base and required a full team effort.