ALTUS AFB

97th FSS goes above and beyond to keep the mission soaring

Story by SSgt Kenneth Norman on 04/06/2018 During recent turmoil in the Oklahoma education system, the 97th Force Support Squadron has stepped up to help provide a place for the school-age children of Altus AFB employees. "When we found out that the teacher strike was a possibility, base leadership a
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Coming soon to a base near you: KC-46A Pegasus

Story by SrA Cody Dowell on 03/27/2018 The KC-46 will broaden the Air Force's global reach by increasing in-flight refueling capabilities. The new aircraft will enhance overall war-fighting capabilities through secondary missions and maximizing it's advanced systems to ensure mission success for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied
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Smoke, fire and an AFSA Pitsenbarger Award

Story by SSgt Kenneth Norman on 03/27/2018 ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. Neighborly is defined as a characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly or kind. The actions of Tech. Sgt. Kristopher Carroll on March 23, 2017, while stationed in San Antonio, Texas, cannot be defined as anything le
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USDA WV Master Bird Bander translocate red-tail hawks

Story by SSgt Jodie Witmer on 03/06/2018 West Virginia's only master bird bander translocated a red-tail hawk from the 167th Airlift Wing to a wildlife management area in Hardy County, W.Va., Feb. 21. USDA wildlife airport biologist, Chad Neil removed the bird from the airfield to reduce a potential threat
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Be careful of what you post on post

Story by SrA Kirby Turbak on 02/27/2018 "Don't post anything you wouldn't show the commander," said U.S. Air Force Airman Jeremy Wentworth, Public Affairs social media manager assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing. "Chances are if you do, it will end up on their desk." Many people earn a
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Red Flag provides refined boom, instructor training

Story by 2nd Lt. Daniel de La Fe on 02/23/2018 McConnell air crews use the exercise as a development opportunity for young boom operators before they head to the Central Flight Instructor Course at Altus AFB, Oklahoma, an aerial refueling instructor training course. "We're here to practice and train our
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Why I chose Altus

Story by SSgt Kenneth Norman on 02/09/2018 The good news is, an assignment at Altus AFB doesn't have to be a negative experience. In fact some members of the base are here by choice. "I have been stationed here for 13 years. August 4th will be 14 years," said Tech.
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AFSVA announces art contest winners

Story by Carole Chiles Fuller on 02/05/2018 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas When 2017 Air Force Art Contest results were announced recently, two artists from the same installation celebrated repeat victories. Josh Pugeau, a civilian missile inspector with the 709th Maintenance Support Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, wo
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Not our first ATSO Rodeo; 97th Civil Engineer Squadron trains Altus Airmen

Story by SrA Kirby Turbak on 02/05/2018 Members of the armed forces must be able to don all of their protective gear in eight minutes in case of a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) attack. More than 100 members of Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma trained to do exactly
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Boom operator reaches 5,000 flying hours

Story by A1C Alan Ricker on 12/19/2017 Constant conversation continued over the radio, but an hour and 42 minutes into the flight, everything went quiet. "At that exact point, it was silent," said Tech. Sgt. Daniel McCrillis, 350th Air Refueling Squadron operations superintendent and boom operator. "I had about a
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22nd SFS Airmen train for deployment, save money

Story by A1C Erin McClellan on 12/13/2017 MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. Six 22nd Security Forces Airmen traveled to Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 to receive heavy-weapons training required for a deployment and save Air Force money through innovative processes. "We have a team going
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