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  • 56 ARS brings KC-46 enterprise training to Mobility’s Hometown

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron has begun assisting units across the United States with their initial stand-up of KC-46 Pegasus aircrew by instructing the KC-46 Phase Three Flight Line training at the 97th Air Mobility Wing. The 56th ARS is training members from seven units hailing from McConnell, Pease, Seymour Johnson AFB, and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The first training course started in late August 2021 with four additional classes scheduled for pilots, boom operators, and aircraft commanders.
  • USAF, USSF Surgeon General visits ‘small but mighty’ 97th AMW

    The ranking U.S. Air Force medical officer and members of his leadership team visited Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 4, 2021.
  • 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.
  • A-Team rolls out mobility airpower tire-by-tire

    Aircraft workers from the 97th Maintenance Squadron Configurations Flight prepare tires for aircraft at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 20, 2021.
  • Strengthening U.S.-Japan alliance through pilot training at Altus Air Force Base

    On April 28, 1952, the San Francisco Peace Treaty went into effect, signifying the beginning of the United States-Japan alliance. Since then, the U.S. and Japan have worked to strengthen their allied relationship through combined international training and operations. Known locally as “Mobility’s Hometown,” over 2,000 air mobility students train here annually, to include students from 16 different foreign nations. Training conducted at Altus ensures global air superiority for the nation and its allies.
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