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  • 97 AMW ensures emergency readiness with severe weather exercise

    Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing conducted a severe weather exercise on May 21, 2020 to practice emergency response procedures. Many residents in the Southern Midwest of the United States have grown up practicing procedures for tornadoes. At the 97th AMW, Airmen also need to practice aircraft evacuation in the event of a severe weather threat. An exercise of this scale requires a multitude of individuals and coordination of units across the wing.
  • Altus, Vance Airmen ‘salute’ Oklahomans fighting COVID-19

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus AFB and the 71st Fighter Training Wing at Vance AFB conducted a flyover of various Oklahoma medical facilities, May 1, 2020, as part of the America Strong collaborative salute initiative.
  • Altus maintenance leads first KC-46 landing gear strut removal

    The 97th AMW Maintenance Group KC-46 ATeam accomplished a milestone task for the KC-46 program Oct. 8, 2019, when removing a KC-46 landing gear strut for the first time at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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  • Altus maintenance leads first KC-46 landing gear strut removal

    The 97th AMW Maintenance Group KC-46 ATeam accomplished a milestone task for the KC-46 program Oct. 8, 2019, when removing a KC-46 landing gear strut for the first time at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Altus' Women Warriors Inspire Aviators to "Fly Like a Girl"

    For the first time, the Mighty 97th sent an all-female aircrew to support and inspire aviators to “Fly Like a Girl” at the Women’s Fly-In event hosted by Air Education and Training Command in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 18-21, 2019.
  • 97 SFS Retires Military Working Dog

    After nine years of service, explosive detection Military Working Dog, Yyoda/P195, honorably retires from the military, September 11, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Mighty 97th Honors 9/11 by Hosting Memorial Ceremony

    The Altus Air Force Base Fire Department and members of the Mighty 97th honor those who perished during the attacks of September 11, 2001 by hosting a 9/11 memorial ceremony, September 11, 2019, at the Altus AFB Fire Station, Okla.
  • 97 AMW Leaders Learn to Sort Cattle

    Every year, the Great Plains Stampede Rodeo Association comes to town and the 97th Air Mobility Wing is involved in many unique ways. In particular, the cattle sorting competition invites wing leadership to the Watkins Ranch in Altus, Okla., to participate in a friendly, yet difficult, competition.
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