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  • Altus AFB families gather, celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing invited Airmen and their families to attend and celebrate the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Dec. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
  • Altus Airmen, AAFES partner to enhance local BX

    Airmen from across the 97th Air Mobility Wing “rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty”, volunteered time and hard work to the update the Base Exchange and Shoppette at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Airmen from the 97th Civil Engineer Squadron, 97th Force Support Squadron, 97th Contracting Squadron and 97th Security Forces Squadron teamed up with local Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) management to renovate the Altus BX in order to provide Airmen and their families with enhanced product and service selections chosen in a 2018 survey.
  • Mobility’s Hometown hosts 19 AF command team

    Mobility’s Hometown welcomed distinguished guests, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, the 19th Air Force commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, the 19th Air Force command chief, to the 97th Air Mobility Wing for a tour on Nov. 4 through Nov. 6, 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.
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  • Altus AFB hosts honorary commanders "bootcamp"

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base hosted the 2019 Honorary Commanders Boot Camp - an opportunity for civic leaders to learn more about the installation and mission.
  • Altus civilian named AETC David O. Cooke Award winner

    Tiffany Gibbs, a service contract monitor assigned to the 97th Medical Support Squadron, is the recipient of the David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award for Air Education and Training Command.
  • Altus partners with FBI to host training aimed at readiness

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing hosted the FBI master bomb technician training at Altus Air Force Base, March 29, 2019. Law enforcement officers from across Oklahoma traveled to Altus AFB for the opportunity.
  • San Angelo community earns AETC award for support to Goodfellow Airmen

    Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presented the AETC Community Support Award and the Altus Trophy to the city of San Angelo, March 20,2019.
  • 97 AMW First KC-46 Air Refueling

    The 56th Air Refueling Squadron conducted the first air refueling from a KC-46 Pegasus to a C-17 Globemaster III for the 97th Air Mobility Wing, March 18, 2019 over Texas. The KC-46 Pegasus is a wide body, multi-role tanker that will be able to refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. This aircraft is equipped with a Fly-By-Wire Refueling Boom and Centerline Drogue System, and is capable of being equipped with Wing Air Refueling Pods. The KC-46 is capable of carrying a fuel capacity of 212,000 pounds. The aircraft will be able to refuel any fixed-wing receiver capable aircraft during any mission. Everything the boom operator needs to perform aerial refueling is located at the Aerial Refueling Operator Station AROS. The 97th Air Mobility Wing is projected to receive several more KC-46 aircraft as training continues.
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