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  • Local Maintenance program bolsters 97 AMW Readiness

    A unique aspect of the 97th Air Mobility Wing comes from one of its four groups; the 97th Maintenance Group. This group is responsible for the generation, maintenance, and readiness of the three airframes assigned to the wing. This group is unique because it is comprised entirely of Department of

  • MDG commander, spouse share culinary skills with Airmen

    Airmen gather in a kitchen exchanging knowledge on cooking skills. Homemade chicken soup was boiling on the stovetop as they shared a sense of community and family. This is how Col. Judy Rattan, the 97th Medical Group commander at Altus Air Force Base, and her husband Chris Rattan, enjoy spending

  • Community wins $4M grant for Laughlin

    Val Verde County government was awarded two grants on Laughlin Air Force Base’s behalf Monday morning. The grant will fund $2,465,447 for new airfield lighting, making the airfield safer. The T-1 fleet will get a dozen new sunshades, creating a better work environment for maintainers, and protecting

  • 97 AMW Leaders deliver cookies to Airmen

    On Dec. 11, 2020, leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing delivered bags of cookies to Airmen living in the dorms. This was part of the base’s annual Operation Cookie Drop, which is held to improve morale during the holidays.

  • U-Night(ing) the community through education

    Airmen from the 97th Air Mobility Wing and Jackson County Health Department personnel held a united workshop for base members and the community called U-Night, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus.

  • From mission to mayor; citizen Airman serves community in, out of uniform

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Douglas Jeffrey, the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron commander at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has always aimed to leave things better than he found it. Jeffrey has carried this philosophy not only throughout his Air Force career, but also while serving as the Mayor

  • Local civic group virtually immerses in MWD handler training at JBSA

    Cadre members of the 341st Training Squadron’s K-9 Handlers course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland showcased the training military members undergo to become military working dog handlers during a virtual demonstration for members of the San Antonio Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch Texas, June 3,