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Altus Air Force Base - Altus, OK

 

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Summarized as the flight that provides and maintains the cargo loading equipment that students at Altus use for training, Air Ops is essential to the Air Force mission.

Read about what it means to be "Out Front."

http://www.altus.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1576898/air-ops-always-out-front/

As Public Affairs, we do a lot more than just take pictures! We are divided into three sections, each working hard to showcase the mission of Altus AFB. Check out this fun video to see a few other duties we handle!

Do you or someone you know, or perhaps your squadron have a story to tell? We love showcasing our Airmen and sharing their stories. Give us a call at 580-481-7749 or e-mail us at 97amw.pa@us.af.mil to set up a time for us to come meet with you!

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Never be afraid to report suspicious activity, no matter how seemingly small. You might save a life. We are counting on YOU!

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The Jasmine Gate will close for good at 2200 tonight, Tuesday July 17 and the Main Gate will reopen at 0600 tomorrow, Wednesday July 18.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

#DYK Altus AFB is expected to receive the new KC-46A Pegasus in November of this year? Check out this throwback from when our wing commander, Colonel Carney and other Airmen from Altus AFB visited Seattle to see the aircraft being built. #KnowYourMil #FlyFightWin #KC46 #AimHigh

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Hard work and dedicated Airmen are necessary components to preparing a base for a new aircraft arrival. Read to find out how Altus has been preparing for the KC-46 and when we expect the Pegasus to land here.

The Boeing Company Air Education and Training Command #AimHigh #FlyFightWin #KC46

http://www.altus.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1576143/one-team-one-fightprepping-for-the-kc-46-arrival/

75th Anniversary Trivia: A lot of aircraft have moved through Altus since the early 50's. Here is a quick re-cap of what aircraft have been at Altus AFB over the years.

--AT-6 Texan arrived during the initial construction of the base in 1942
--AT-9 Jeep landed in late December 1942 and served as the primary multi-engine trainer until 1945
--C-47 Skytrain and C-45 Expeditor activated June 20, 1953.
--KC-97 Stratofreighter is assigned to Altus on February 21, 1954.
--B-47 Stratojet "City of Altus" was delivered on April 19, 1955.
--B-52 Stratofortress "The Lady of Altus" arrived on January 21, 1958.
--KC-135A Stratotanker "Spirit of Altus" arrived on June 6, 1958 and started the history of air refueling at the operational level. Aerial refueling training did not begin until 1994.
--C-141A Starlifter "City of Altus" is received on April 19, 1969.
--C-5A Galaxy arrived on December 17, 1969 with a Christmas wreath painted on the side.
--C-141 "stretched" arrived on December 21, 1979 and christened the "Spirit of Altus".
--C-17 Globemaster III "City of Altus" was delivered on March 23, 1996.
--KC-46 is expected to land in Altus in 2018.

*Information provided by Altus AFB Historian's office

The Jasmine Gate is now open for traffic 16-17 July 2018 from 0600 local until 2200 local.

Several new commanders have taken command at the 97th Air Mobility Wing.
These photos and many more can be found on the base Flickr page. Bookmark it and keep checking back.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97amw/albums

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Wing! Aim high!

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July blood drive is coming up! If you donate blood, youll get a free t-shirt and 2 tickets to the Oklahoma Science Musuem.

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The Airmen at Altus AFB are what make the Mighty 97th so mighty indeed!

It is Airmen like A1C Desiree Terry who are worth recognizing for their over-and-beyond contributions to the Wing. She recently won the May Airman of the Month and was recognized by the Wing Commander Colonel Carney and Command Chief MSgt Kay. *pictured below

A1C Terry is a CSS Technician assigned to the 97 Operations Support Squadron.

During the month of April, she showed great initiative by stepping up to fill many empty additional duties within her squadron. Terry has worked as a cyber security liason, unit deployment manager and a unit training manager in addition to doing her regular job. To do one of these tasks is one thing, to do them all is outstanding.

Congratulations A1C Terry! Thank you for your contribution to the Wing and all the Airman who rely on your hard work and dedication.

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July 19 and 20: Gas station on base gas lanes may be closed at certain times due to canopy work. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Important dates for you to save if you have children in Altus public schools.

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(13 July-17 July) Road Construction

Beginning Friday 13 July, at approximately 0900, ALL base inbound and outbound traffic will be diverted to the South Gate due to road construction occurring around the Main Gate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to improve roads on base.

The photo's from the 97th CPTS Change of Command can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/97amw/albums/72157693076434720

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ATTN ALL NEW STUDENTS to ANY Altus Public School:

If this is your child's first year at an Altus Public School, be sure to SAVE this DATE!

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Check out these photos of the Altus trained KC-135 from the 121st Air Refueling Wing! Proud to see our aircraft in action and fulfilling missions all over the world. #AimHigh

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Operating hours for the upcoming holiday 🇺🇸

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Altus Express will close at 1900 on Sunday 8 July 2018.

Honoring one of Altus AFB's previous instructors and Airman who passed away on Friday. His contribution to the mission here at Altus and the greater Air Force is much appreciated and won't soon be forgotten. Rest in Peace Mr. Gardner.

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Check out the 97th Medical Group Facebook page for tips, good-to-know information and seminars like this one!

July 10th is the Healthy Weigh Life Balance Seminar that is open to those with base access.

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Independence is right around the corner so make sure you are celebrating it safely. Altus AFB wishes everyone a great Independence Day.

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Air Force Photojournalists and Broadcast Journalists capture the events, emotions and stories that an untrained eye often misses. #NationalCameraDay

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