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  • Altus NCOA graduates excel in new virtual format

    Two non-commissioned officers from the 97th Air Mobility Wing recently completed their NCO Academy coursework all from the comfort of their homes. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Seth Roese with the 97th Operation Support Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Corey Targos with the 97th Training Squadron are members of only the second class to have undergone this new virtual format.
  • Aircraft attendants preserve readiness through cleanliness

    Training exceptional mobility Airmen is a team effort and no one performs their role more cleanly than aircraft attendants from the 97th Maintenance Squadron.
  • 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 of Vernon, Texas, from 2018 to 2020.
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  • Spouses of 97 AMW leaders learn base welfare, morale capabilities during tour

    The spouses of base leaders toured multiple facilities across the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma as part of an annual leadership spouse tour, November 19, 2020. The tour provided an opportunity for the spouses to learn about wing resources available to Airmen and their families, as well as share their own stories and experiences.
  • 97 OSS Intelligence, Tactics Flight train for future threats

    From analyzing the most recent information across the globe to educating members of the 97th Air Mobility Wing on current data and worldwide threats, Airmen from the 97th Operations Support Squadron Intelligence and Tactics Flight perform a variety of tasks to enable mission success, both locally and internationally.
  • 97th AMW aircrew showcases mobility airpower to 14th FTW community

    Leaders from the 97th Air Mobility Wing visited the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, to help inspire, educate and congratulate the next generation of mobility pilots Nov. 12 to 13, 2020.
  • 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.
  • One Force, Many Origins: A1C Blanquisco reflects on cultural differences

    Grass on a front lawn, light poles on a street, snow in the winter and water from a drinking fountain; these are all common things found in the United States. For individuals from different countries, these things can be a complete culture shock. This was the case for Airman 1st Class Xander Broe Blanquisco, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron air freight specialist, when he first arrived in the country. He was born in Muntinlupa City, Philippines, and lived in Manila and Bicol, Philippines, until he was about 11 years old. When Blanquisco came to the USA, he moved to Kentucky with his mom and aunts to live with his grandma before moving to Utah six months after to live with his aunt. Six years later they moved to Ohio, where at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force.
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