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Air Education and Training Command News

  • Flying mission continues to soar at the Mighty 97th

    The mission of Altus AFB is to train the next generation of mobility Airmen for the KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Globemaster III airframes. The base has implemented various COVID-19 mitigation procedures while ensuring essential flying operations continue. The Airmen of the Mighty

  • Innovative app improves training for KC-46 pilots

    With new aircraft and systems comes the task of setting up programs to train aviators. Members of the 56th Air Refueling Squadron updated the training process by releasing a mobile application for their Electronic Flight Bag (EFB).

  • 97th AMW initiates base-wide health precautions towards COVID-19

    The 97th Air Mobility Wing has implemented base-wide health safety procedures in an effort to reduce the exposure to COVID-19; Although changes have been implemented, the mission of training mobility Airmen remains the same. Under current conditions it is still safe and essential to the Air Force to

  • “There is no shame in getting help, I did.”

    Heisman Trophy winner and former running back, Herschel Walker, talked about his experience with mental health when visiting the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Feb. 12, 2020. While here, he was able to host two talking sessions highlighting mental health through the Patriot Support Program.

  • Another ‘step’ in maintaining the mission

    At the 97th Air Mobility Wing, aircrew are trained daily on the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-46 Pegasus and the KC-135 Stratotanker. While training occurs, the 97th Maintenance Group continuously works to keep the mission moving forward. When the 97th MXG discovers a need for a unique item, the

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