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  • AETC deputy commander delivers AAFB's newest KC-46

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal delivered the 97th Air Mobility Wing's 7th KC-46 Pegasus to Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 6, 2021.
  • First in AETC: KC-46s refuel F-16 fighters

    In a first for Air Education and Training Command and the 56th Air Refueling Squadron, two KC-46 Pegasus aircraft from the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, along with 10 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 49th Wing at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, teamed up in the skies over New Mexico to train and practice air refueling operations.
  • New 97 AMW resident advocate targets housing questions, concerns

    Arriving at an installation and acquiring housing can be a challenge for any member of the military, and the hassles usually don’t end with getting the keys. To aid in housing challenges Airmen face, Air Force leaders created a new service-wide position called the privatized housing resident advocate.
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  • Altus Airmen support ‘ACE Reaper’ exercise

    Airmen from the 58th Airlift Squadron supported exercise “Agile Combat Employment (ACE) Reaper” Sept. 9-10, 2021, by providing airlift capabilities for MQ-9 Reaper assets travelling from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
  • Remembering 9/11: 20 years later

    A feeling of sorrow and the echo of slow, steady footsteps filled Wings of Freedom Park as two 97th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters and two 97th Security Forces Squadron defenders posted the colors. Shortly after, hundreds of Airmen, civilians, family members, and others somberly hung their heads and closed their eyes during the recitation of the Police Officer’s, Paramedic’s and Firefighter’s Prayers. For some, the self-sacrificial tenor of these prayers hit close to home, while others simply listened on with reflective empathy.
  • SLPM guides AAFB families, leaders through education decisions

    Judy Mott, 97th Force Support Squadron, is the School Liaison Program Manager for military families at Altus Air Force Base. Her primary responsibility is to help incoming and outgoing students from kindergarten through 12th grade to ensure they have a balanced educational environment.
  • 97th AMW recognizes women's equality day

    August 26th is nationally recognized as Women's Equality Day to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which allows women the right to vote. On this day, the ratification of women's suffrage in the U.S. is celebrated, as well as the heroes who worked endlessly for the movement. This year's theme
  • 89th AW visits AAFB with opportunities for Airmen

    Pilots and crew members from the 89th Airlift Wing based out of Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to educate, recruit, and showcase their mission to 97th Air Mobility Wing Airmen, Aug. 13, 2021.
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